The Lagos State Government on Sunday commiserated with the families of four Police Officers and one Army Captain that lost their lives in Ishawo area of Ikorodu after an ambush unleashed on them by militants.
The gallant officers were killed after successfully rescuing kidnapped victims kept in the riverine area by the militants.
In a reaction issued on Sunday by the State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, the government described the incident as unfortunate but insisted that it would only strengthen its resolve to root crime and criminalities out of the State.
The statement said Governor Akinwunmi Ambode was deeply touched and condoled with the families and loved ones of the departed officers.
“The Governor, however, assures the Police and general public of his support and commitment to rid the State of every form of militancy, kidnappings, and illegal waterfront shanties that harbour criminals,” Ayorinde said.
Specifically, the State Government stressed that the unfortunate incident in Ishawo had further reinforced its resolve to go after criminal elements and their collaborators who are using coastal areas and illegal waterfront settlements as havens or escape routes to perpetrate evil and criminal activities.
It added that that every perpetrator directly or remotely linked to the Ishawo dastardly act would be brought to justice in the shortest possible time.
“We wish to solicit the understanding and support of the public on the need to rid our waterways of illegal shanties that are not only an eyesore to our collective decency but have become a fertile ground for breeding illicit and illegal activities that constitute danger to the security and wellbeing of the larger public,” the government said.
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In the year 2013, young Chilee Paschal Onyejelam, who was then a Law student at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka in Anambra State, had written the first draft of his debut with the title, The Last Fortress: A Seminarian’s Tale.
Chilee was passionate about correcting the wrongs among his country’s religious and politicians. He made several attempts to get the book published for many years, until 2016 after several redrafts, Emotion Press, Ibadan took up the challenge and joined forces with the Law graduate.
Onyejelam’s The Nigerian Boy follows the travails of young Chike, an innocent teenager whose encounter with homosexuality and pseudo-atheism prevalent in the system would discourage him to exit the Catholic seminary. Out of the seminary, the ethnic bigotry, religious intolerance, political mischief and deep rooted decadence in the Nigerian society, makes him wonder once again whether he has made the right decision.
The Nigerian Boy does not only promise to be a great addition to the country’s bubbling literary space but also carve a niche for itself among the rare classics of black Africa’s literature. Chilee Onyejelam’s creative piece is coming in a thoughtful period in our nation’s history, when insecurity, tribal riot, political corruption, religious intolerance and sexual immorality, which the novel represents, are the order of the day.
From today, the 10 th of April, The Nigerian Boy will be available on Amazon Kindle and Okechukwu Ofili’s Okada Books for readers in Nigeria and beyond. Plans are also underway to make the book available in print in Nigeria later in the year.
To arrange an interview with the author or review the book, please kindly mail Emotion Press via firstname.lastname@example.org
|In East Africa alone the brand is set to open three more hotels later this year with the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport, Four Points by Sheraton Dar es Salam and Four Points by Sheraton Arusha|
|DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, April 10, 2017/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) (www.Marriott.com) today announced its first property in Kenya with the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Hurlingham. Owned by Kamcan Properties Limited, the hotel is strategically located in the upmarket suburb, close to the city center and within easy access from the surrounding business areas of Westlands, Kilimani and Nairobi Central as well as from the Kenyatta International Airport and the Wilson Airport.
“Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi, Hurlingham is a significant addition to our fast growing portfolio in the region offering a perfect blend of stylish comfort and genuine service at an honest value,” said Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International. “The hotel is yet another example of our conversion friendly strategy that highlights our ability to convert hotels successfully within a short period of time and have them join our system while delivering value to our partners and creating memorable experiences for our guests in exciting new destinations.”
Designed for the modern traveler with an emphasis on approachable design and stylish comfort, Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi, Hurlingham features 96 spacious and modern rooms as well as food and beverage options including an all-day dining restaurant, a rooftop restaurant with spectacular city views and a bar and lounge where guests can experience the brand’s signature Best Brews™ program featuring an array of local beers – the ideal spot to watch sports matches and unwind with friends and colleagues. Other hotel facilities include a fitness center, a rooftop pool and 8500 square feet of flexible meeting spaces. The hotel provides all of the brand’s defining elements including the signature Four Points bed, free bottled water in all rooms and suites, fast and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, and an energizing breakfast with fresh coffee that helps guests start and end the day right.
“By introducing a Four Points property, we expect to attract travelers familiar with this popular global brand and everything it has to offer,” said Vivek Mathur General Manager Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Hurlingham “and we are confident that the hotel will emerge as a preferred choice for travelers looking for stylish accommodation and a relaxing atmosphere whether they are on business or on leisure.”
Marriott International is also currently developing a 365 room JW Marriott in Nairobi slated to open in 2020 which will substantially enhance Marriott International’s presence in the country.
Globally Four Points by Sheraton continues to experience incredible growth momentum. In East Africa alone the brand is set to open three more hotels later this year with the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport, Four Points by Sheraton Dar es Salam and Four Points by Sheraton Arusha.
Donation from KQ, GE and Boeing to boost aviation training in the region
NAIROBI, Kenya, April 10, 2017/ — Aerospace and Aviation Engineering programme students at Technical University of Kenya (TUK) can now afford hands-on training on a high-tech CF6-80A2 aircraft engine that powers Airbus A310 and Boeing 767.
The CF6-80A2 engine manufactured by General Electric (GE) (www.GE.com) along with aviation maintenance training books, training aids, reading materials, used aircraft parts and aircraft manuals were donated today by Kenya Airways (www.Kenya-Airways.com), GE and Boeing as a joint initiative to enable capacity building in aviation training schools in the region.
Speaking during the handover ceremony held at the Technical University of Kenya, Kenya Airways, Strategy and Performance Management Director Thomas Omondi said, “Our donation today further strengthens our commitment to ensure a stronger foundation of aeronautical knowledge, skills and more experience to aviation technicians and engineers even as they prepare for job market either with us or elsewhere. We are extremely happy to support the next generation of aircraft maintenance engineers”.
On his part, Regional Sales Director for GE Aviation in Africa Dr. Rajiv Bissessur said, “As Africa’s aviation industry continues to grow, the need for skilled aviation professionals in the region is also on the rise, and GE Aviation is proud to play a role in the skill development efforts underway at the Technical University of Kenya.”
“The donated CF6 engine will enable aeronautical engineering students to experience hands-on learning with one of the most popular wide body aircraft engine in service today and increase the pool of talented aviation experts that will be needed to service the needs of the airlines in Africa and around the world.” Rajiv added.
Receiving the training equipment’s, Vice Chancellor Technical University of Kenya Prof. F.W.O Aduol hailed the partnership and said, “This donation will provide the much needed practical and research orientation to our technician and engineering students and thus increase their competitiveness. This will make us the University of Choice for aspiring aviation professionals in the region”.
TU-K is one of the three universities in sub-Saharan Africa that offers Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering.