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Breaking: Five oil wells on fire in Ondo

A huge explosion has occurred in Ajegunle Ikorigho oil- rich community in Ondo state claiming five oil wells. The oil field named ‘Ojumole’ located in Ikorigho land has Ojumole-Ikorigho, Isan-West and Is an field,Parable field,Malu field, Ororo and Opokaba oil fields. Sources told ‘The Nation’ that the affected communities include Otumara, Ikorigho, Ajegunle-Ikorigho, Zion Ikorigho, Iluayo, Kendo Ayeren and Ehinmoghan-Ikorigho. The cause of the explosion has not been ascertained at press time.

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History made as Mrs Priscilla Ekwere Eleje becomes the first woman to have her signature on the 1000 Naira note

Mrs Priscilla Ekwere Eleje has made history by becoming the first woman to have her signature on the 1000 Naira note.   Mrs Ekwere Eleje is the first female Director of Currency Operations at the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN. She has also been confirmed as the substantive director of CBN.   Mrs Eleje was reportedly confirmed Substantive Director of CBN on August 30, 2018, and currencies printed from then on will carry her signature. A recently printed 1000 Naira note was shared online and it shows the signature of Mrs Priscilla Ekwere Eleje.

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French billionaire pledge 100 million Euros to help rebuild Notre-Dame Cathedral

François-Henri Pinault — chairman and CEO of Kering, the French-based luxury group behind Gucci, Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent and other world-renowned brands — has pledged over $113 million towards the rebuilding of the Notre Dame cathedral. Pinault, who is married to actress Salma Hayek, said in a statement that he plans to pay through his family’s investment firm, Artemis, for any work that needs to be done following Monday’s catastrophic fire, according to AFP. The billionaire reportedly pledged 100 million euros, or $113 million. He hopes that the money will help church officials “completely rebuild Notre Dame.” French president Emmanuel …

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Inside Aliko Dangote’s ₦15.5billion luxury yacht (Photos)

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote’s, definitely knows how to live the big and good life. In a report by Shipsandports, the President of Dangote Group, owns a luxury yacht, which he bought in 2013 for a mouth watering $43 millIon (₦15.5 billion Nigerian Naira). The picture above shows the continent’s richest man and his friends having a nice a time on his custom-made luxury Watercraft that features well furnished bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom with sauna, just to mention a few. From L-R: Femi Otedola of Forte Oil, Segun Awolowo of Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Sam Nwajokwu, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Donald Duke …

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Court ‘Empowers’ Innoson Motors To Take Over GTB’s Properties

Innoson Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s indigenous vehicle production company, has instituted a move to take over Guaranteed Trust Bank, GTB, following a ruling by the Supreme Court over the bank’s N8.7 billion indebtedness to the company.   The company’s chairman, Chief Dr Innocent Chukwuma, made the move through a “Writ of FiFa taken over Guaranty Trust Bank PLC for and on half of Innoson Nigeria Ltd” as a result of the Bank’s indebtedness to Innoson Nigeria Ltd. In a landmark decision on February 27th 2019, the Supreme Court had dismissed GTB’s appeal marked SC. 694/2014- against the judgment of Court of …

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Shop assistant, 23, set to become a millionaire before 25 after she turned £100 into £100,000 in just 6 months

A woman who went from being a shop assistant to owning her own house, buying her mum a car, and driving a Range Rover has told how she converted £100 into £100,000 in just 6 months and is set to become a millionaire soon. A couple of years ago Briony Gorton was working in a shop in Burnley, Lancashire, while studying for a degree at the Manchester Metropolitan University. Now, she’s on track to make her first million at the age of 25 and it all started with £100.   The £100 is how much Briony spent on fabrics for her first swimwear range.     …

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Government shuts down popular Lagos International Trade Fair complex

The popular and ever busy Trade Fair in Lagos has been shut down by government authorities. Traders who were unaware of the development arrived their shops at the Trade Fair for their normal businesses, only to discover to their surprise that all the gates leading to the Fair have been barricaded. Traders at the fair are still in shock and confused over the development as they said they were not aware of any issue that may have led to the shutting down of the premises nor were they pre-informed before the Trade Fair was shut. More Details later.

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Addis Ababa – Families of those killed aboard Ethiopia Airlines flight 302 must wait at least five days to begin receiving some victims’ remains, the company said on Tuesday, though the identification of others is expected to take much longer. Boeing 737 The Boeing 737 MAX 8 plunged into a field minutes after take-off on Sunday from the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people aboard. “The process of identifying the victims will take at least five days,” Ethiopian Airlines spokesman Asrat Begashaw told reporters in Addis Ababa on Tuesday. “Families will be notified.” Due to the impact …

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Oshodi interchange ready first quarter of 2019

The Oshodi interchange, to ease commuters’ movement, which is expected daily, will be completed in the first quarter of 2019, Lagos State Works and Infrastructure Commissioner Adebule Akinsanya said yesterday. In a statement on the state of the project, he said progress was being made towards its completion. He spoke of a comfortable, accessible and world-class transport system soon, hailing motorists and residents for their support for the project. The commissioner said: “At the moment, 83 per cent total work progress has been achieved, including completion of piling works on the three terminals and completion of the piling works for …

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