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Firm to build Lagos-Abuja 45 minutes rail

Skyway String Transport Technology, a private firm, says its fast light rail service can move passengers from Lagos to Abuja in about 45 minutes. Light rail s It will be moving at an average speed of 150km per hour and has capacity for 500km per hour. The Regional Head, Skyway String Transport Technology, Mr. Arogundade Samson, said that the fast transport system had been carefully designed to assist the Nigerian government in alleviating the sufferings of the people in moving from one point to another. According to him, the hi-tech transportation system will solve the challenges of gridlock and hazards involved in travelling by road from Lagos to Abuja. Traveler’s Choice* 2017 Stop Over Motels   Samson stated at a gathering in Lagos to sensitive members of the public on the project that the company “is fully committed; possess the technical knowhow and financial capability to deliver the project in good time”, as long as it enjoys support and cooperation of the Lagos and the Federal Government. Samson noted that since Nigeria has the same challenge with India in terms of population and lack of social infrastructure, the implementation of similar project there had greatly changed their story. The report […]

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US Embassy to close Abuja, Lagos offices Thursday

The United States Embassy in Nigeria has announced that its offices in Abuja and Lagos would be closed on Thursday, November 22, 2018. The US Embassy stated that the closure would be in observance of Thanksgiving. The embassy announced the closure in a post through its official Twitter handle, @USEmbassyAbuja   https://t.co/3ZcwYBAmdm pic.twitter.com/TkDCwzOSjg — Welcome Centre Hotel (@WelCenHotels) July 25, 2017   The tweet read: “The U.S. Embassy in Abuja, and the U.S. Consulate General in Lagos, will be closed on Thursday, November 22, in observance of Thanksgiving. Thank you for being part our community!!! Happy Thanksgiving!” Thanksgiving is a federal holiday in the United States celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November.  

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Ademola Lookman opts for England despite Nigeria interest

Everton youngster Ademola Lookman will choose to play for England moving forward, report the Daily Mail. The 21-year-old is though to have held “face-to-face talks” with Three Lions U21s boss Aidy Boothroyd with regards to his future, with rumours linking him with representing Nigeria instead. Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr had claimed that Lookman “wanted to change his mind so he can play for us as he will add something to our team”, but his efforts appear to be fruitless. Speaking ahead of the U21s’ friendly meeting with Denmark on Tuesday, Boothroyd spoke about Lookman’s situation: Every time I see him I have a little joke with him about it. I say: “Why would you want to leave us?” But he’s very focused on England – that’s what he tells me. He says he wants to play international football for England. He’s had a tough time of it, but he’s been better recently He got himself into a state over summer when he didn’t know where he would be playing or if he would be moving or not. Now he has just got his head around the fact that wherever it is he is playing, he has to play well. He […]

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Long-lost ‘Nigerian Mona Lisa,’ valued at over $280G, found in ‘modest’ North London apartment

A long-lost ‘national icon’ painting of a Nigerian princess is up for auction in the U.K. after its surprise discovery in a North London apartment. “Tutu,” a portrait of Princess Adetutu Ademiluyi, was painted in 1974 by the Nigerian artist Ben Enwonwu and media reports have compared it to the “Mona Lisa.” The portrait, which will be auctioned by Bonhams in London on Feb. 28, has a pre-sale estimate of 200,000 to 300,000 U.K. pounds ($280,702 to $421,053). Three versions of “Tutu” were painted by Enwonwu between 1973 and 1974, all of which were considered lost until the discovery of the current painting. The image, which is widely known in Nigeria, became a symbol of national reconciliation following the bloody Nigerian-Biafran conflict of the 1960s. Bonhams’ Director of Modern African Art, Giles Peppiatt, discovered the masterpiece after he was called to a “modest” apartment in North London late last year, according to the auction house. “It was extraordinary to see this painting on the wall, as soon as I saw it I was pretty sure that I knew what it was,” Peppiatt told Fox News. “It was way beyond my wildest expectations.” Peppiatt described the painting’s owners, who have requested […]

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LSE alumni charge offer holders to be good ambassadors

Members of the London School of Economics Alumni Association of Nigeria (LAAN) have charged LSE Offer Holders to be good ambassadors of Africa. Speaking at an Event held at the Welcome Centre Hotels, Lagos – They further advised them to abide by the laws of their host country and shun acts that could bring their names and that of the country into disrepute. Speaking at the weekend during a pre-departure seminar for the holders, chairman of the event, Hilary Onukogu, noted the necessity of looking beyond the foreign degree. LAAN also disclosed plans to commence its mentorship programme by the first quarter of 2019, assuring that it would ensure the personal growth and long-term development of members. Describing the London School of Economics (LSE) as a mini United Nations with over 150 nationalities, Onukogu urged the holders to grab the opportunity to meet potential world leaders and in turn bring investors to Nigeria. “Open your minds because you are meeting potential investors; make the best of your time and invest in your future through networking with others across the globe. “It is not enough to get a degree and come back; this journey you are embarking on is beyond academics. […]

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Lagos to unveil tourism master plan

Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, has disclosed that Lagos State will unveil its Tourism Master plan later this month. He said it is a way to give legal backings to all its efforts in developing the tourism sector and make the state the preferred destination for business, leisure and entertainment. Ayorinde spoke at the opening of 14th edition of Akwaaba Travel and Tourism Fair in Lagos on Sunday. Represented by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mr. Fola Adeyemi, Ayorinde noted that tourism had become a major source of revenue and employment in many countries. He said: ‘’We have also been engaging and partnering the private sector in promoting Lagos as a prime destination with the private sector. We have actually supported private organisations in the entertainment and tourism sector, and in some cases engaged in partnership with them in organising social events to promote movement of people into the state. We consider it essential to deploy resources to support these social events, in spite of constrains in available resources, so that they would become more competitive and sustainable.” He noted that the state would leverage the unique opportunities provided by the expo to […]

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LAAN Holds Pre-departure Event For London School Of Economics Offer Holders

On Saturday, August 25, members of the London School of Economics Alumni Association of Nigeria (LAAN) gathered at the Welcome Centre Hotels, International Airport Road, Lagos to celebrate with and send forth London School of Economics offer holders at a well-attended pre-departure/destination event. The London School of Economics and Political Science, founded in 1895 is today one of the most renowned social science universities in the world. Among other things, the LSE has a cosmopolitan student body with over 9,400 full-time students from 145 countries and about two thirds of the students coming from outside the UK. The school has a highly international student body with over 100 languages spoken on LSE’s campus with an influential network of over 100,000 contactable alumni in over 190 countries with over 70 active alumni groups, LAAN being one of them. “Going to #LSE is a huge investment, leverage on it as a school of research, build yourselves, connect, create and make your stay in London worthwhile.” @GuardianNigeria reports on the #DestinationLSE event that took place in Lagos last weekend: https://t.co/icUVuq83uD pic.twitter.com/o3DF12SnYv — LSE Alumni (@LSEalumni) August 28, 2018 In all, quite a number of past or present world leaders and personalities have studied, […]

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THE ACCLAIMED Stop Over Motels has won the Gohotels ‘Outstanding Customer Service Award’

Welcome Centre Hotels sister hotel ‘Sop Over Motels’ was recognized and awarded by Gohotels.com for Outstanding Customer Service. The Gohotels.com awards are presented to selected establishments who consistently achieve a high customer review rating in the following categories. Stop Over Motels Cleanliness. Facilities. Location. Rooms. Service. Sales Director Jeff Fischer was honored to receive the award for the hotel and was delighted that the recently renovated hotel has been recognized in this fashion. “We faced some difficulties in during the recession in recent years particularly in the oil and gas sector but we worked hard to attract clients to come by improving our customer and investing in our facilities”, he said. Outstanding Service Award 2017 Stop Over Motels Presented by Gohotels.com “It is also really great that our hotel has been recognized. That we continue to win these awards is a testament of our management and staff continuous dedication to excellence. Gohotels.com congratulates Stop Over Motels on this achievement of excellence. “Your award is a sign of success that you can share with the world and a thank you from your guests.”   About Go Hotels Go Hotels – The Search Engine for Hotels! Stop Over Motels Gohotels.com was established […]

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List of Lagos Based Event and Wedding Vendors

ALAGA IJOKO Mrs Folusho Ogunjinmi 08033225259 Lagos Mrs Sewonikun 08033201793 Lagos AUDIO/VISUAL/MEDIA Bridge Media bridgemedia.ng@gmail.com 08191110227 5 Alegbe close,mende, Maryland.www.bridgemedia.com.ng AJ&S Digital studio jandsdigitalstudio@yahoo.com 08055417809   Kalala (Kunle)Photography klalafilms@yahoo.com 08036144708 www.klalaphotography.com; http://www.rightspotentertainment.com/   Kelechi Amadi-Obi 08066959654 15 deji odunuga street off adebayo mukolu street anthony village,Lagos www.kelechiamadiobi.com Mej Production info@mejproductions.com ww.mejproductions.com Replicia Digital Company u_s_dims@yahoo.com 08022613111 Suite 1249 Ikota shopping complex , VGC, Lekki expressway www.modii.com ST – BOLO Production stboloproduction@yahoo.com 08023673110 Caterers (Smallchops) Small chops Ola kass (Mr Ola) 08024218120 Catering, Food and Beverage Astoria caterers astorialimited@yahoo.com; astorialimted@gmail.com 08034713017; 08033218659 23b Toyin street by St Leo Catholic church www.astoriacaterers.com Comfort Chefs 08025705223 Shop 3 Tafawa Balewa square shopping complex.Lagos www.comfortchefs.com Kemebom Catering 08034103365 Suite 9/11 Block 11, Sura shopping complex simpson street,Lagos Cocktails Moses 07033841328 Decorations Simple and Beautiful simpleandbeautiful@gmail.com 08033182301; 08188388891; 07019102591 Furtullah furtullah@gmail.com Naphali Chair Rentals info@naphatalirentals.com; customercare@naphatalirentals.com 08032563583 Deserts and Cakes Cakes and Cream 08033020863 87 Opebi Road,Ikeja Lagos Cakes by Tosan 08023137893 42 Raymond Njoku street,off Awolowo road.Ikoyi Candy 08033777370 21A Kofo Abayomi,Victoria island Cream fingers 080330524925 Sam Sonibare Street, Off Ogunlana Drive, Surulere.Lagos www.creamfingers.net Say Cheese Cakes (Aisha) saycheesecakes@gmail.com 08139407530 Nice 1 events (Ade) 07081985294 Halado Delicia heladodelicia@yahoo.com 07068889329 SweetKiwi Frozen Yogurt eeigbe@sweetkiwiyogurt.com 08056117824 Drinks, […]

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