ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES: INSURANCE CLAIMS TO REACH 60M DOLLARS.

Insurance claims following the crash of the Boeing 737 Max operated by Ethiopian Airlines may rise to 60m dollars. The crash which killed all 157 passengers on board had two Nigerian victims. Nigerian-born Canadian Professor and writer, Pius Adesanmi and Ambassador Abiodun Bashua , a former Joint Special Representative for the African Union- United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur, Sudan. According to reports from reinsurancene.ws, the losses from the crash could hit 60m dollars. Global insurance brokerage and risk management firm, Willis Tower Watson, has said it is the insurance…

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BUHARI TO RIDE ON LAGOS-IBADAN SPEED-TRAIN BEFORE MAY 29 – AMAECHI

Lagos- Ibadan Speed Train will be ready Before May 29. Nigeria’s Minister of transport, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has said, act of God, such as rain, which may prevent the pace of work, remains the only snag that could stop President Mohammadu Buhari from riding on the Lagos- Ibadan standard gauge. He disclosed this at Moniya , Ibadan, during the routine monthly monitoring of the project, which is being handled by the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) at the weekend. He said the historic ride is part of the inauguration…

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DANGOTE, NOW 64TH RICHEST IN THE WORLD, STILL NO. 1. IN AFRICA.

President of Dangote Group, Alimi Dangote has significantly moved in the world billionaires list as he emerged 64th richest person in the world with an estimated worth of 16.6 billion dollars, as against his previous ranking of 103rd in the world. Dangote, who remains the richest man in Africa for the 8th year running was the only Nigerian on the list of top 500 billionaires as released last week by Blomberg in its yearly billionaires list. Jeff Bezos remains the richest in the world with 135billion in his kitty, while…

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ARET ADAMS FOUNDATION INSTITUTES PROFESSORIAL CHAIR AT UNIPORT, UI.

By BEST OFORI. The Aret Adams Foundation has disclosed that the foundation has instituted the Aret Adams professorial Chair in Petroleum Engineering at the university of Port Harcourt( UNIPORT), River state, in collaboration with Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC). Also instituted is the Aret Adams professorial chair for Entrepreneurship and business development at the Ambrose Alli University(AAU), Ekpoma, Edo state, in partnership with Niger Delta E&P. Furthermore, the proposed professorial Chair for Geology at the University of Ibadan, which is the Alma mater of Chief Aret Adams, has received proposal…

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LAGOSIANS SHOULD RESIST ETHNIC DIVIDE.

By Best Ofori. Against the backdrop of hatred and violence that reared its ugly head in the wake of the just concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections, some community leaders in Lagos have decried the conflicts that ensued in some flashpoint areas of Lagos. Speaking on Daily Report, on Star FM 101.5, Rasaq Olokooba, is of the view that the conflicts were elicited by politicians who seek refuge in ethnic support. He stated that Lagos is a multi ethnic society that must be administered as such, where the variegated interests…

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OBASANJO KEEPS MUM OVER BUHARI’S RE-ELECTION.

By Best Ofori. As congratulatory messages continue to pour in from within and outside the country over the re- election of President Mohammadu Buhari, former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has kept mum over the development. The Chairman, Independent National Electoral commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, in the early hours of Wednesday declared Buhari winner of the Saturday’s presidential polls. Prominent and well meaning Nigerians as well as international leaders have since been commending and congratulating Buhari over his victory in the election, widely adjudged as peaceful and credible. Obasanjo, who had…

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ONE-CHANCE ROBBERS ARE HERE AGAIN.

By Best Ofori. A few days ago, the police in Ogun state, arrested a three man gang of Robbers On Wheels, otherwise known as ‘One-chance’ in Atan area of Ado-Odo Ota local Government Area of the state, who engaged in luring unsuspecting passengers into a vehicle only to rob them of their money and other valuables on isolated areas on the way later. The suspects, according to the Nation Newspaper were arrested at Atan motor park, following a tip-off by one Mr. Taiye Olotu, who had earlier been their victim.…

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REMEMBERING ARET ADAMS : A LEADER OF MEN – BASIL OMIYI.

Encomium rent the air on Thursday 28th February, 2019 at the Agip Recital Hall , Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos. The occasion,which brought together, a large gathering of stakeholders, government functionaries, friends and family, was in honour of late Chief Godwin Aret Adams, the first Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National petroleum corporation (1988-1990), who later became the special adviser on petroleum Resources to former Head of state, General Abdulsalaam Abubakar (Rtd) in 1998. A foremost oil and gas icon, Aret Adams was a leader of men, who sincerely reverence…

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WE NEED STATE POLICE – OSINBAJO

Best Ofori The vice presiden,t professor Yemi Osinbanjo has reiterated the Government’s commitment for the establishment of State police in Nigeria. Prof. Osinbanjo, who spoke on a National radio programme, stated that the inauguration of State police will make for effective community policing, taking into cognizance the diverse nature and heterogeneity of the country. According to Osinbanjo, “there is need for a state police. The local police will understand the language of the people.They must live with the people. They must understand the terrain, the culture and ways of life…

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‘’LEGACY IS BETTER THAN WEALTH’’ – AMANDA OKOYE

By Best Ofori There is no gainsaying that the value system in Nigeria has taken a turn for the worse over the years. This condition has been further exacerbated by the greed and avarice that has characterized successive administrations. Speaking in an Extraordinary Townhall Meeting on the Nigeria Social Contract, organized by Our Mumu Don Do Movement[OMDD] and Catalyst For Global Peace and Justice Initiative[CPJ], recently, Amanda Okoye of the London bureau of ‘Our Mumu Don Do’ expressed dismay that Nigeria , blessed with every natural resources could not be…

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