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Enugu ready to welcome the world

Chime-Enugu[1]Odili.net – By Ikeddy ISIGUZO, Chairman, Editorial Board
AT the Lion Building, Enugu, the official quarters of the Governor of Enugu State, Sullivan Iheanacho Chime, was attending to hordes of guests – politicians, government officials and others with sundry interests.
Close to midnight on Monday, he granted Vanguard audience on the prospects that the Akanu Ibiam International Airport that would operate international flights from tomorrow hold for the city, State and the entire South East zone.
In tracing the journey that resulted in the airport, he was generous with credits to several parties.
According to him, Dr. Akanu Ibiam, after whom the airport is named, deserved the honour. “He was the Governor of Eastern Region. In terms of the contributions to the development of the Region, I would rate him along with Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe and Dr. Michael Okpara. He is one of the least honoured of our past leaders and I know that many share my joy over this honour that has been bestowed on him,” Chime said.
He also spoke about the contributions that the Enugu State Government has made in ensuring that the airport met the expectations of the users of the facility. “Enugu is ready to welcome the world,” he said. Though he was referring to the official opening tomorrow, hours before the interview, businessman Arthur Eze terminated his flight from Dakar, Senegal in Enugu.

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Wizkid unveils artists under his Starboy label

Seems like yesterday when we read this:The gossip on board says Wizkid has dropped out of school in pursuit of his musical career.Wizkid whose real name is Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, is a student of the Leedcity University. The 200 level student of International Relations stated in a recent interview that he could not continue with his school studies as it gave him less concentration on his musical career. Though he promised to go back to school sometime in the futureHe started off his singing career at the early age of 11(Eleven) in church under the name Lil Prinz before rebranding in 2006 from being an inspirational act to secular artiste and ever since then, his being able to carve a niche for himself in the industry.Now we are beginning to see the real “Badt Guy”. Money too large “we drop out of school gonn”

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Update on Okiki: The child born without a skull

Okiki was born in 2010 without more than half of her skull, a rare medical condition called Congenital Cranial Deficiency. The people at Global Initiative for Peace Love and Care (GIPLC), an NGO based in Abuja raised the sum of N37m for Okiki’s surgery. (If you missed it, read it HERE). Below is an update on Okiki from GIPLC.  Read the whole story

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African Footballer of the Year: Mikel makes Top-10 shortlist

African-FootballerJohn Mikel Obi has emerged as the only Nigerian shortlisted for the top ten of the 2012 African Footballer of the Year. Full list below… 

  1. Alexander Song ( Barcelona and Cameroon)
  2. Andre Ayew (Marseille and Ghana)
  3. Christopher Katongo (Henan Construction and Zambia)
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  5. See the whole list
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Around and About Nollywood

FOR Egor Efiok and Frank Adekunle Macaulay, the decision to leave the norm and do something different may have come unconsciously; today, it is bringing a lot of commendations to the duo. With their 3D movie, Mystery Beads, first of its kind inthe country, they have raised the bar of film production. The movie, which has a deep storyline and twist, is designed to…. The rest of the story

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The King of Pop

Over 10,000 roses were sent to Michael Jackson‘s final resting place today — marking his 3-year death anniversary — all courtesy of some very devoted fans.  A MJ fan group based in L.A. tells TMZ … they used social media sites to raise money from fans all over the world for the memorial project … finally collecting over $30k.  The rest of the story

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Downpour

Terrible Deluge in Lasgidi :   LAGOS — Residents of Lagos State were, yesterday, enveloped by flood following heavy downpour that started Wednesday night reports  theVanguard. A number of houses and roads were submerged by the flood caused by the rain that lasted several hours. Sections of Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway were cut off on both sides by the flood, leading to a gridlock. The rest of the story.

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