British Prime Minister, Theresa May,Visits Lagos…

29 Aug

The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, on Wednesday afternoon arrived the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Ikeja, as part of her visit to Lagos State, where she is billed to spend time with victims of modern slavery during her brief stay in the nation’s commercial hub.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the UK prime minister arrived at exactly 4.18 p.m. at the Presidential Wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, aboard an aircraft of the Royal Air Force.

NAN reports that the prime minister’s visit to Lagos comes barely eight weeks after the French President, Emmanuel Macron, visited the African Shrine in Ikeja, Lagos.

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, accompanied by his deputy, among other state officials, had earlier arrived at the presidential lounge, MMA to receive the prime minister.

Also on ground at the airport were the top echelon of the Nigeria Police Force, the Federal Road Safety Corps, the Nigeria Customs Service and the Nigeria Immigration Service.

Mrs May had earlier arrived in the country and met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the New Banquet Hall of the State House in Abuja.

Nigeria and Britain also signed two agreements on Defence and Security partnership as well as Economic Development Forum before she headed to Lagos.

Mrs May’s visit to Nigeria is part of her tour of some Africa countries.

The Prime Minister on Thursday is expected in Nairobi, where she will meet President Uhuru Kenyatta and see British soldiers training troops from Kenya and other African countries in the techniques needed to identify and destroy improvised explosive devices before they go to fight Al-Shabaab in Somalia.

The prime minister is on a trade mission in an attempt to bolster Britain’s post-Brexit fortunes. This is her first visit to Africa since she became Prime Minister in 2016.

She is accompanied by a 30-man business delegation as part of her efforts to “deepen and strengthen partnerships around the world as the UK prepares to leave the European Union (EU) next year.

Former Prime Minister David Cameron had in 2013 visited Africa for Nelson Mandela’s memorial service. (NAN)

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Oyo State Government Demolishes Yinka Ayefele, House In Ibadan “Fresh Fm”

19 Aug

Lawmaker, governorship aspirant and other residents of Ibadan on Sunday lamented Sunday’s demolition of the Music House owned by popular musician, Yinka Ayefele.

The Oyo State Government demolished the multi-million naira edifice at around 4.30AM on Sunday.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the structure, located on the Challenge-Toll Gate dual carriageway in Ibadan, housed the popular Fresh FM radio station owned by the musician.

A NAN correspondent reports that hundreds of residents had thronged the scene wielding placards with various inscriptions criticising the state government over the exercise.

Some of the early callers at the scene of the demolished building were Mr. Seyi Makinde, a PDP governorship aspirant; and Dr. Wasiu Olatunbosun, the Secretary of Unity Forum, a splinter group in the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress.

Also present at the scene was Hon. Olusegun Olaleye representing Ibadan North State Constituency in the State House of Assembly.

Makinde, Olatunbosun and Olaleye, however, appealed to the irate residents at the scene of the demolished structure to remain calm, urging them not to resort to self-help.

Calls made to the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Toye Arulogun, were unsuccessful as his two cell phone lines were switched off.

NAN recalls that the state government had marked the structure for demolition, insisting that it contravened the state ’s planning laws.

But Ayefele had approached an Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan seeking to stop the planned demolition.

Ayefele’s counsel, Mr. Olayinka Bolanle, in an ex parte motion filed before the court, sought for an order of the court restraining the state government from demolishing the property pending the determination of the suit.

Bolanle also stated that due process was followed in the construction of the structure while relevant approvals were obtained from the state’s departments and agencies associated with land and housing.

Justice I. Yerima ordered the claimant to ensure service of the court process on the respondent and adjourned the case till Monday for the hearing of the exparte motion.

(NAN)

Nigeria unveils name of national carrier, logo.

18 Jul

Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika on Wednesday unveiled the name of Nigeria’s national carrier, as well as the logo at the Farnborough International Airshow in London.

Sirika said the national carrier is Nigeria Air

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During the unveiling, the minister said, “this will be a National Carrier that is Private sector-led and driven. It is a business, not a social service. Government will not be involved in running it or deciding who runs it. The investors will have full responsibility for this.”

“The Nigerian Government will not own more than 5% (maximum) of the new National Carrier. Government will not be involved in running it or deciding who runs it,” he said

He added that government is in talks with aircraft providers, “We’ve been talking to Airbus and Boeing (and they’re present at this event) regarding the aircraft for and we will be making announcements very soon. We are currently negotiating.”

See How A Man Was Electrocuted In His Shop, In Lagos.

2 Jul

A man was apparently electrocuted to death inside his shop at Amore street, Olodi-Apapa, Lagos on Monday afternoon.

Per Second News gathered that the man was electrocuted after a live wire fell on some parts of his boutique.

” Light went off since early morning yesterday. So this afternoon, as light came on, the high tension sparked, and sparks of electricity dropped on this extension of aluminium design used in this boutique, said Jules Omalicha, an eyewitness.

‘ The apprentice standing in his shop looking out for customer was electrocuted. He was rushed to the hospital but was declared Dead On Arrival, she said.

” The boy is lying right there on the floor of his shop while neighbours are still waiting for police to come and take away his corpse. ” ” What will his oga tell his parents now?, said Omalicha

Hallelujah Challenge Is Making Things Worse. Says, Daddy Freeze.

29 Jun

Daddy Freeze, the controversial OAP took to his Instagram page to share a lengthy post which will no doubt raise more controversy as among other things, he stated that Nigeria has only gotten ‘worse’ since the inception of Nathaniel Bassey’s Hallelujah Challenge. He claims to be the only real prophet around.

SARS Official Shoots Man, For Drinking Codeine.

28 Jun

SARS harassment and extortion keeps rising by the day, IG user Francis Tochi shared his sad encounter with the officials in Lagos.

According to him, he was picked up and handcuffed by SARS officials as he left a bank where he had gone to pay for his MBA program and was allegedly extorted of N200k.

In his post, he also alleged that the SARS official shot a young innocent guy in front of him because he refused to give them 50k after they accused him of taking codeine in a Pepsi plastic bottle.

Diego Maradona, Gets High Blood Pressure After Argentina’s Game With Nigeria.

28 Jun

Argentina football legend, Diego Maradona needed help to walk after watching his national team dramatically beat Nigeria to remain in the World Cup.

Maradona was treated for blood pressure in the stadium and was able to leave normally shortly afterwards.

Photo below shows two medical staff attending to Maradona at the stadium after the match.

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