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  Vanguard - Politics : TRIBUTE: Murtala Muhammed in Nigeria’s political history
Eventually, General Murtala Muhammed, the civil war hero who became a myth for his daring military exploits, emerged as the new head of state.
The third milestone of Muhammed regime was the establishment of a Constitutional Drafting Committee (CDC) under the distinguished chairmanship of the doyen of Nigerian Bar, Chief F.R.A. Williams, to draw up a new constitution for Nigeria.
On the socio-economic fronts, General Muhammed was unrelenting in the fight for a new social order to eliminate bribery and corruption, curb inflation and cleanse the nation of parasites and dead woods in public service and the academia.
www.vanguardngr.com /articles/2002/politics/p217022005.html   (1143 words)

 Nigeriaworld Letters & Viewpoints (Remembering Ramat)
Maybe if Murtala Muhammed was not cut short in his prime, he could have lived to apologize to the people of Anioma and Ndiigbo in general for the gutless acts of his army against unarmed civilians caught in a senseless slaughter by supposedly sane soldiers.
Murtala Muhammed was a fruit of that labor.
Murtala Muhammed followed up on the twelve-state structure with four states carved out of the North, one from the East, two from the West, and none for Midwest.
nigeriaworld.com /feature/publication/ene/ramat.html   (3107 words)

 News -- Nigerians, Nujoma relive Murtala's virtues
Nigerians of diverse culture, religions and callings converged on Lagos on Monday to remember Murtala Muhammed, their "unmatched hero" of Nigerian unity and founder of the African Liberation Project.
Murtala became Head of State in July 1975 after he staged a coup d'etat against Yakubu Gowon who had ruled the country for nine years.
Murtala was on his way to a Jumat service that Friday afternoon.
odili.net /news/source/2006/feb/14/610.html   (562 words)

 Vanguard - Vanguard Comment : Remembering  Murtala
THIRTY years after General Murtala Ramat Muhammed was assassinated, the annual anniversary lecture organised by the Murtala Muhammed Foundation, MMF, turned into a forum where attain-ment of good governance and conduct of fair and free elections, apart from encomiums on the departed, dominated discourse.
General Muhammed’s anti-corruption policy was the first meaningful attempt to cleanse the country until now.
Governance has become a drain on public funds at all levels of government, with the corruption of most leaders obvious from their lifestyle, which is in sharp contrast with the crunchy poverty that the people face.
www.vanguardngr.com /articles/2002/editorial/ed16022006.html   (463 words)

It was subsequently alleged that Muhammed used his key position as Inspector of Signals to communicate messages to northern conspirators in other parts of the country urging action.
Murtala Mohammed from the position of C-in-C. The bad feelings generated by this power rivalry was to dog their relationship from then on.
General Murtala Muhammed was assassinated in the early morning hours of February 13, 1976.
www.gamji.com /nowa/nowa2.htm   (3966 words)

 Operation Aure
Murtala Muhammed in Yaba, Lagos with information that he was behind a planned counter-coup, leading to a mean-spirited (some say violent) exchange between them.
Muhammed gave the go ahead to Nathan and Nassarawa to mobilize northern troops at Ikeja and launch operations to pre-empt predictable efforts by the establishment to regain control.
Muhammed reportedly gave orders to stop the killing, and focus instead on securing the perimeter as well as approach roads and taking measures to ensure the eventual success of their activities.
www.gamji.com /nowa/nowa26.htm   (6463 words)

 Nigeriaworld Letters & Viewpoints (The northern counter-coup of 1966: The full story)
The de facto leader and co-coordinator of the north's revenge coup was the Inspector of Signals; Lt-Col Murtala Muhammed.
At the Ikeja airport in Lagos, northern troops commanded by Murtala Mohammed took over the airport and hijacked a British plane which they intended to use to ferry their families back to northern Nigeria after the northern region's secession.
However, Lt-Col Murtala Muhammed repeatedly sent signals for northern soldiers in Enugu to complete the coup in the Eastern region.
nigeriaworld.com /letters/2001/oct/212.html   (4530 words)

 The Dimka's Coup Attempt of 1976
Just prior to this broadcast, then Head of State, General Murtala Ramat Muhammed, along with his ADC (Lt. Akinsehinwa), Orderly and driver, had been assassinated on his way to work in a thin skinned fl Mercedes Benz car without escorts.
Muhammed's hard charging, occasionally impulsive style was replaced by a steadier and level headed but still dictatorial approach.
According to General James Oluleye who was then Finance Commissioner, quite apart from a state burial, naming monuments after him and fulfilling obligations for his pension and gratuity as a Four Star General, the government infused a large amount of cash directly into his estate to protect his family from future financial embarrassment.
www.dawodu.com /dimka.htm   (2660 words)

 Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport - Airport Guide
NOTE: pickpockets and confidence trickster, some posing as local immigration and other government officials, are common at Murtala Muhammed Airport.
Conference and business facilities for up to 350 delegates are available at the Sheraton Lagos Hotel and Tower, Airport Road, Ikeja, 4 km from the airport (tel: 01 497 8660; www.sheraton.com).
Hotels near Murtala Muhammed Airport include Lagos Airport Hotel, 111 Obafemi Awlowo Road (tel: 01 901 0005 or 01 901 04050) and the Sheraton Lagos Hotel and Tower, Airport Road, Ikeja (tel: 01 497 8660; www.sheraton.com).
worldairportguide.com /airport/airport_guide.ehtml?o=349&...   (356 words)

 Chellarams Plc.Serving Nigeria since 1923.The ultimate win win solution for business in Nigeria.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Airline Services's kitchen, situated in the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, is currently being expanded, to enable the company meet the increasing needs of flights out of Nigeria.
When British Airways opened its modern dedicated lounge at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos in 1998, Airlines Services was awarded the contract to manage the facility on its behalf.
In mid 1998, ASL took over the land side and air side bars at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.
www.chellaramsplc.com /airline.html   (369 words)

 The Resolution of Air Safety Problems iin Nigeria
EAS Airline overshot the runway at the Jos International Airport and barely 24 hours later, another plane belonging to Chanchangi also skidded off the runway at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos causing apprehension and holding up traffic for several hours.
Many airlines with that aircraft type dominating their fleet are yet to recover from that policy.
The incidents that happened on Saturday, June 11 and Sunday June 12 involving an EAS B737-200 aircraft at the Jos Airport and Chanchangi B727-200 airplane at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos respectively have indeed brought to the fore, the glaring flaws in the nation's aviation industry.
www.iasa.com.au /folders/Safety_Issues/RiskManagement/yuguda.html   (1864 words)

In 1974, Gowon broke his promise to return the nation to civilian rule, and in July of 1975, there was another military coup to overtake him (Gowon was not killed, for a change.
That also seemed to start a trend of non-bloody coups), and Murtala Muhammed took over rule, promising the continuation of a federal system of government, with constitutional law guaranteeing fundamental human rights, maximum participation, and orderly return to civilian rule.
At this time, plans were already being made to move the national capital from Lagos to Nigeria, but at the time, it was draining on the economy.
www.motherlandnigeria.com /govt_history.html   (2663 words)

Murtala’s death did not kill the plan, as his followers in the military and in civilian wings of the geo-ethno-military-clique, that is the northern leadership were aware of the plan and pushed it to the Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC).
It is part of the history of Shariazation of Nigeria that it was the Murtala’s plan for the Islamization of Nigeria, which formed the basis of the Sharia provision in the Draft Constitution.
The believers in Murtala’s Islamization Plan in the Supreme Military Council, Shehu Yar’Adua, Babangida and Buhari were not powerful enough to push the plan through.
nigerdeltacongress.com /warticles/whither_nigeria.htm   (2943 words)

 MILITARY REGIME   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
After General Gowon’s exit, Brigadier Murtala Ramat Muhammed (later General) became the president it was one of the best coups in Nigeria not only because it was a bloodless coup but because it was always saving the nation from economic waste.
The initiation of a dynamic foreign policy which immediately put Nigeria on a premier position.
However the regime of General Ramat Muhammed was short lived, on February 13, 1976 both himself and his ADC were killed by Lt. Col.
www.uiowa.edu /intlinet/unijos/nigonnet/ugo/murtala.htm   (145 words)

 Profiting from Import Reforms
The Murtala Muhammed Airport Command of the Nigeria Customs Service exceeds its revenue target, courtesy of recent customs reforms and hardwork
The customs boss said, the war against smuggling led to the seizure of 1,537 packages mainly textile materials with duty value of N875 million.
Idris who was addressing aviation reporters at the Murtala Mohammed airport, however, called on the government to increase its contribution to the command to enable the service purchase more equipment for efficient and effective service.
www.newswatchngr.com /editorial/allaccess/business/11122124423.htm   (258 words)

 A Bad Day for Bad Guys
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, recorded a major success in its war against drug trafficking in the country last month when the agency arrested 17 suspects.
Abdullahi Danburam, zonal commander of NDLEA at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, who paraded the suspects before journalists, March 24, said the drug couriers were arrested with a total of 29.485 kilogrammes of cocaine and heroin.
He said 10 of the suspects including three women were intercepted while attempting to export the hard drugs found in their possession to Europe and USA, while the remaining seven suspects were caught importing the drugs into Nigeria from Pakistan.
www.newswatchngr.com /editorial/allaccess/nigeria/10404132124.htm   (354 words)

 O R Tambo - 1997
We did not know then that a month later Murtala Muhammed`s heart would bleed for the last time, through fatal wounds opened by the hands of crazed assassins.
President, this World Conference for Action against Apartheid has therefore an obligation to honour the memory of this great hero, to honour him in a manner befitting a man of resolute and revolutionary action.
The historic statement made to this Conference yesterday by the Head of State of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Lt. General Olusegun Obasanjo, in the name of the people of Nigeria, was itself a lasting tribute to the life and memory of Murtala Muhammed and a further reassurance that in Obasanjo we have another Muhammed.
www.anc.org.za /ancdocs/history/or/or77-3.html   (3220 words)

 Lagos - Murtala Muhammed Airport
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 News -- Immigration service arrests 19 at Murtala Muhammed International Airport for travel offences
News -- Immigration service arrests 19 at Murtala Muhammed International Airport for travel offences
O fewer than 19 persons have been arrested by the Nigerian Immigration Service for offences bordering on human trafficking and falsification of travel documents.
The suspects were arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
odili.net /news/source/2005/jul/5/14.html   (290 words)

 ARINC to Install New Passenger and Baggage Systems at Lagos, Nigeria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Annapolis, Maryland, USA—ARINC Incorporated has been awarded a contract to design and install state-of-the-art passenger and baggage processing technology for Murtala Muhammed International Airport at Lagos, Nigeria.
ARINC began work in April, and the first phase of the project—consisting of 85 new common-use check-in stations—is scheduled for completion in June.
“We’re delighted and gratified to be chosen for this important project at Murtala Muhammed International,” stated Graham Lake, ARINC Vice President for Europe, Africa and Middle East.
www.arinc.com /news/2003/05-21-03.html   (403 words)

 ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE FEDERAL AIRPORTS AUTHORITY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
(a) Completed the access road/dual carriage road at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) at the cost of N109,743,958.52.
Some International companies are already being interviewed to provide Internet café, catering services at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.
(g) Refurbished the Terminal Building of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, and also the Toilets and Bathrooms of the Presidential Lounge of the Airport;
www.obasanjo-atiku-2003.com /aviation-achievements_of_the_airp.htm   (556 words)

 LOS: Lagos [Murtala Muhammed], NG (Great Circle Airport)
LOS: Lagos [Murtala Muhammed], NG (Great Circle Airport)
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 Massive participation in Nigerian general strike but union leaders preparing another rotten deal
The strike has begun to affect most airlines as well.
At the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos international arrivals were allowed to land, but due to lack of staff there were no departures; and those passengers who managed to land were subsequently blocked at the airport because there was no local transportation available.
The strike has also started to affect the Nigerian Ports Authority, which has been losing 200 million naira a day as a result of the closure of the ports.
www.marxist.com /nigeria-participation-strike040703.htm   (1908 words)

 UNICEF - At a glance: Nigeria - Nigeria’s polio immunisation campaign takes off
An airport immunisation team, wearing the same green apron as the other vaccination teams in Nigeria, inspects the departure hall at the international Murtala Muhammed airport in Lagos on Tuesday April 12, 2005.
LAGOS, Nigeria, 18 April 2005 — Nigeria has just completed the second round of its Polio National Immunisation Days (NIDs) for 2005.
For the first time ever, vaccination teams were dispatched to the Lagos Murtala Muhammed International and Domestic airports in an effort to immunise children under five against polio.
www.unicef.org /infobycountry/nigeria_26064.html   (483 words)

 UNICEF - En bref : Nigéria - Nigeria's polio immunization campaign takes off   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
An airport immunization team, wearing the same green apron as the other vaccination teams in Nigeria, inspects the departure hall at the international Murtala Muhammed airport in Lagos on Tuesday April 12, 2005.
LAGOS, Nigeria, 18 April 2005 - Nigeria has just completed the second round of its Polio National Immunisation Days (NIDs) for 2005.
For the first time ever, vaccination teams were dispatched to the Lagos Murtala Muhammed International and Domestic airports in an effort to immunize children under five against polio.
www.unicef.org /french/infobycountry/nigeria_26064.html   (482 words)

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