Pastor Chris Oyakhilome donates tuition free school, health centre to community

Fast becoming one of the most distinguished faith-based charitable organizations in Africa, the Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International (COFI) continues to expand its efforts has again donated a state-of-the-art tuition free school and a health centre in DEMSA community in Adamawa state, Northeastern part of Nigeria. The Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International believes that nurturing and providing for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of children enables them to grow into healthy, happy, well-rounded adults, hence the urgent need to provide many children living in impoverished areas lack basic nutritional provisions and…

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LASTMA announces partial closure of Lagos-Ibadan expressway until Nov 1

Some sections of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway will be closed from September 2 to October 31 for construction work, a traffic advisory released by the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has shown. According to the advisory released on Sunday, the road will be closed from Kara Bridge inward Berger and from Berger inward Kara Bridge. The alternative routes announced for road users are: Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway from/to Abeokuta connecting from/to Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. Sagamu-Ikorodu Road from/to Sagamu connecting via Sagamu Interchange from/to Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. Ijebu-Ode – Itoikin Road from/to Ijebu-Ode connecting from/to…

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BREAKING NEWS: Buhari approves licensing of online TV, Radio stations

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved wide-ranging reforms in the broadcasting industry, including the licensing of online radio and television stations. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, disclosed this in Abuja on Friday when he received members of the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) on a courtesy visit. Mohammed, while responding to a request made by BON for the review of the Broadcasting Code, stated that the President also approved a wide range of reforms in the industry. “I just want to use this opportunity to inform you that…

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Gov. Obiano Acquires Automated Pothole Patching Machines (Photos)

As Anambra Road Maintenance Agency continues patching of Potholes across the State, Governor Willie Obiano has acquired Automated Pothole Patching Machines to enhance their work. According to the Managing Director of Anambra Road Maintenance Agency, Engineer Emeka Okoye, the Machines will help immensely in the discharge of their duties. Engineer Okoye noted that Governor Obiano has mandated the agency to ensure zero Potholes across the roads in the three Senatorial Districts of Anambra State, and that the agency is determined to make all State’s roads Pothole free.

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Minimum wage: Oshiomhole expresses concern over nonchalant attitude of leaders

Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has called on organised labour to challenge political leaders to ensure that state resources meet the needs of workers and other Nigerians. Oshiomhole made the call in Abuja at a reception in honour of the Director General, International Labour Organisation (ILO), Mr Guy Ryder. Oshiomhole expressed concern over nonchalant attitude of leaders towards improving the lives of Nigerian workers, and said the organised labour must adopt aggressive engagements to change the status quo. “We have to do things differently…

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Man From Niger Republic Climbed Azman Aircraft At Lagos Airport – FAAN

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has revealed the identity of the man who climbed on the wings of an Azman Aircraft, waiting for clearance from Air Traffic Controllers at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos. The man said to be a Nigerian, was identified as Mr Usman Adamu and he reportedly lives in Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos State. Breifing journalists on Saturday in Kano, the Managing Director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Captain Rabiu Yadudu said the stowaway is currently in custody of the…

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We don’t need any foreign airline to establish a new national carrier – Onyema

Allen Onyema, the chairman of Air Peace, says Nigeria does not need the assistance of any foreign airline to establish a new national carrier. Onyema made this statement while speaking at the 23rd annual conference of the League of Airports and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) on Wednesday in Ikeja. He said the recent claim by Ethiopian Airlines that it was in talks with the federal government to establish an airline in Nigeria was an affront to the country. The federal government had suspended plans to launch a national carrier in 2018.…

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UK visa system ‘discriminating against Africans’

The All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPG) for Africa says the UK visit visa system is widely inaccessible to many Africans and widely perceived as discriminating.  In a statement released on Tuesday, APPG said a study it conducted showed that African applicants are more than twice as likely to be refused a UK visa than applicants from any other part of the world. “After six months of evidence gathering, a parliamentary report, published on 16th July by the All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPG) for Africa, for Malawi and for Diaspora, Development and Migration found…

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Buhari has invested N900bn on power since 2015 – Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the current administration has invested N900 billion in the power sector since it assumed office in 2015. Osinbajo spoke when he paid a courtesy visit on Chike Edozien, the Asagba of Asaba, on Friday. ”Since assumption of office, we have invested so far in terms of support N700 billion in the power sector. Earlier, we invested N200 billion,” he said. The vice president said the federal government was in the process of investing another N600 billion in the sector. On further steps to improve power supply…

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