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Video: Aviation Minister, Keyamo faults ‘suspicious’ deals with Ethiopian Airlines over Nigeria Air project

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In this video, Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, lamented “suspicious deals” the Nigerian government, under former minister Hadi Sirka, had with Ethiopian Airlines for a Nigerian national air carrier project— Nigeria Air.

The deal, which was first announced in July 2018, includes tax waivers for five years. This was faulted by Keyamo.

He said: “Now we have looked at all the issues, and it’s before Mr President. But let me just give you one or two snippets because Nigerians are quick to judge.

“In the agreement, you are giving tax waivers to Ethiopian Airlines coming into Nigeria; they ask for tax waivers for five years, and you grant them to come and compete with your local airlines who are paying those heavy taxes, how? You want to create a monopoly?”

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Video: Ghanian lawmaker Ablakwa wants national attention on language preservation

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In this video, Ghanaian parliamentarian, Sam Okudzeto Ablakwa, argues that issues around the preservation of language and local dialects must be treated as urgent national attention that must be escalated to the highest level by all arms of government and agencies.

“Language is so important, that is what represents our heritage, culture, and tradition. if the language goes extinct, the people are gone, their culture is gone, and their heritage is gone,” Ablakwa said.

The former Deputy Minister for Education and Information also decried the lack of personnel to impact linguistic knowledge at various levels of education.

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Video: Sports minister vows support for Nigeria’s Iwobi against cyberbullying

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As reactions continue to trail Nigeria’s loss in the final of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) to host country, Cote d’Ivoire, on Sunday, Nigerian sports minister, John Eno, has met Super Eagles midfielder, Alex Iwobi, to express solidarity after a series of online abuses targeted at the player.

Iwobi has been the subject of cyberbullying over perceived underperformance against the Ivorians on Sunday. He revealed in the video that he had to take himself off social media to get over the attacks.

“I am aware of something that is going on on social media. As a ministry, we are going to make a statement against this kind of bullying, not just about you but about all our sportsmen. We are very concerned about how our sportsmen are treated,” Eno said.

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