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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2013

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VOLUME 26

NO. 242

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Ghanaian President speaks on safer roads at FRSC lecture

HANAIAN G President, John Mahama, will be

guest speaker at the Federal Road Safety Commission’s 5th Annual Lecture Series, slated for December 11, 2013, at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Abuja. A statement signed by Corps Public Education Officer, Jonas Agwu, said Continues on Pg 6

MEETING…(L-r) Director Research National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Prof. Olu Obafemi; Guest Speaker/ Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and Director General NIPSS, Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, during the NIPSS, 2nd Eminent Persons and Expert Group Meeting in Kuru Jos, Plateau State on Thursday.

Truck kills 7 pupils in Aba 6

•15 others injured

Abuja runway closure: Passengers stranded in Lagos

ANTHONY OMOH with agency reports

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ANY passengers billed to fly from Lagos to Abuja yesterday were stranded at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMIA), Ikeja due

to flights cancellation. The cancellation resulted from a temporary closure of the Runway 04 of the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja by the Nigerian

Airspace Management Authority (NAMA). The closure was caused by a Saudi Air aircraft that landed on the runway on Wednesday night and Continues on Pg 6

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•Mahama

Lar’s body arrives Abuja AARON AMEH, Abuja

HE remains of Tnational the late pioneer chairman

of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Solomon Daushep Lar will be flown to the country today. Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United States (US), Professor Ade Adefuye, had Continues on Pg 6

Nigeria loses N50bn to fire disaster annually —Minister to fire disasters. He said this on T Thursday at the 5th

•Moro

HE Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro, has said the country loses an estimated N50 billion worth of properties annually

National Council on Fire held at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Continues on Pg 6

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