Nigeria has taken the center-stage in the world aviation sector with the election of Nigeria’s representative to the United Nation’s International Civil Aviation Organization, ICAO, Dr. Olumuyiwa Aliu as the organisation’s President.With the election, Nigeria has become the first African country to pilot the affairs of the United Nation’s agency that oversees the global aviation sector.
The federal government has been urged to reconsider the policy of granting multiple entries to foreign airlines operating in the country.Major stakeholders in the aviation sector, who made the call at a forum in Lagos, described the policy as selling the country's birthright to foreign airlines to the detriment of their domestic counterparts.
Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon has charged Nigerians to relate with one another as Nigerians and not on the basis of ethnic affiliation in the interest of the nation. General Gowon made the call in Lagos at the 2013 Reunion Dinner and Award ceremony organized by Warwick University, Nigeria Alumni Association.
The five Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governors who defected to All Progressives Party, APC have been speaking on why they took the decision. Speaking when he arrived Yola airport on return from Abuja, Governor Murtala Nyako insisted that the PDP and its leadership had disappointed Nigerians both at home and in the Diaspora by the high level of impunity and injustice in the party.
A member of staff of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, (FRCN), Solomon Adebayo is the Radio Reporter of the Year in the 2013 Diamond Award for Media Excellence (DAME). Kikelomo Ifekoya of Lagos Operations of FRCN clinched the second runner up in that radio category of the award.