Local Airlines under threat of extinction

Corruption, political interference, bad management decisions, cronyism, tough working environment  and so many other factors have made it almost impossible for local airlines to survive the turbulence that the local aviation industry have run into. Apart from the fact that many of them are struggling with low start up capital and therefore manages to just beat the minimal requirement for airline operational takeoff, so much epileptic services are traceable to the low boarding etiquette by ground handling staff. For example, Aerocontractors started as an airline servicing the rigs and were…

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IPOB Says Danjuma’s Call Belated, As FG Says The Call An Invitation To Anarchy

The Indigenous People of Biafra on Sunday said Danjuma’s call that Nigerians should defend themselves against killers was belated. IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, in a statement described Danjuma’s statement as “crying over spilt milk.”  It said what Danjuma said was what IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, had foreseen many years back. The group said if people like Danjuma, who vilified Kanu then, had supported the IPOB leader’s view, Nigeria would not have degenerated into a state where life meant little or nothing. The sttaemnet by IPOB titled, ‘Only if…

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Okagbare Breaks African Record

Blessing Okagbare at the weekend started her outdoor season with an impressive 22.04secs in her 200m race at the Wes Kittley Invitational Track and Field Meet at the Abilene Christian University, which erased the 22-year-old previous African record of 22.07secs set by Mary Onyali at a Meet in Switzerland in 1996. Cierra White followed in second place in 23.26secs while Natasha McDonald settled for third in 24.23secs. Apart from becoming the new African record, Okagbare’s winning time also becomes the new national record in the women’s 200m. Okagbare’s previous personal…

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1980 Green Eagles Squad: 38 Years After AFCON Success

The ‘Chief Justice’ of Nigerian football, distinguished legal luminary and Member of the Order of the Niger (MON), Chief Adokie Amiesimaka was the one who called me (Segun Odegbami) up and reminded me it was 38 years to the day on March 22 that a group of young Nigerian footballers won the African Cup of Nations for their country for the first time and created history. He told me he was celebrating the team in his own way, and was calling up all those he could reach to extend his…

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