Sophia Ogezi

Sophia Ogezi

Occupation: Broadcasting, Presentation,programming, Packaging of documentary and more. 

Hobbies: Traveling, Experience on the job:2000 till date and the experience has been rewarding and highly impact full.

Schools attended: Federal Polytechnic Kaduna, (KadPoly). 

Princess Stella Oduah, Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation will now appear at House of Representatives’ Committee on Aviation public hearing on alleged purchase of two BMW cars for N255million by Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority on Wednesday 30 0ctober. The Minister, who is currently part of the presidential entourage to Israel, was earlier scheduled to appear before the Committee on 29 October. The rescheduling of the Minister’s appearance at the public hearing was announced in a statement issued on Monday by Malam Abubakar Chana in Abuja on Monday. “This is to notify all stakeholders and the general public that the Public Hearing of House Committee on Aviation on the purchase of two BMW cars by Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) earlier slated for Tuesday 29™ October 2013 has been postponed to Wednesday 30th October 2013. “This is to allow ample time for the invited agencies to put there documents together,” the statement stated.

United States (US) President, Barrack Obama, has demanded from the Nigerian government, a safe return of the two American sailors who were reportedly kidnapped by some sea pirates in Bayelsa State on Thursday. Speaking yesterday during the daily press briefing at the White House, the American president said the news was shocking to the American government but noted that all the U.S. wanted was the safety of her citizens who were abducted off the coast of Brass in Bayelsa State. Obama, who spoke through Ms. Marie Harf, deputy spokesperson of the Department of States, stated that the US was closely monitoring reports concerning the abduction of the two U.S. citizens, stressing that America was also seeking additional information about the incident so that it may contribute to safely resolving the situation.

A disastrous bus crash killed 21 pilgrims in Thailand on Wednesday. While returning from a Buddhist temple in Lampang, northern Thailand, the bus is reported to mislay control before plunging in a steep gorge. Among the survivors, almost two dozen were severely injured as per the latest reports. Most of the deceased pilgrims were women. Lampang, a mountainous region in the Northern Thailand is almost 600 kilometers north of Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. According to the police reports the reckless driving of the driver may be a reason for this catastrophic accident. Before plunging into a 98 feet deep ravine, the driver lost control of the pilgrim filled bus while trying to cut his way out of the curvilinear roads in Wang Nuea district in the Lampang province. Thailand is increasing its poor fame of road accidents in the last few years. According to reports from media and internal organizations, almost 26,000 people lost their lives in road accidents in Thailand. The travelers who faced this uncalled for road tragedy had visited the temple to make merit, a Buddhist ritual of performing good deeds or other acts.Source: http://www.travelandtourworld.com

 

 

 

APM Terminals Apapa Limited, a Danish terminal operator in charge of Apapa Container Terminal, has granted 50 percent storage charge waiver to importers on overtime containers at the terminal in order to decongest the port. Neil Fletcher, chief commercial officer, APM Terminals, disclosed that about 724 overtime containers are currently sitting at the terminal, saying the offer was aimed at supporting the government in its effort to reduce clearance time and congestion at the seaports. “If cargo is released and delivered fast, then no storage penalty will apply, but if, on the other hand, cargo is left in the port for many weeks or months, then high storage penalty will apply because the port is not for storage,” Fletcher said. He urged importers and their agents to take prompt delivery of their containers in order to avoid incurring high storage charges. APM Terminals Apapa had in 2008 and 2011 waived a combined total of
more than N2.5 billion storage charges for longstanding containers at its facility.

Reports have it that an IRS aircraft made an emergency landing in the early hours of Sunday at the Kaduna International Airport, Kaduna.However, there were no casualties. Reports say the plane had 92 passengers on board. Aviation authorities did not immediately respond to inquiries about the incident The plane took off from the Murtala Muhammad International Airport in Lagos by 8 am, en route Kaduna and crashed around 9:30am. Airport sources say, the plane conveying 105 passenger from Lagos had a landing gear problem. ”The plane had a tyre that burst during landing but it managed to halt midway, along the runway,” the source said. ”However, all the passengers were evacuated safely and the plane is still on the runway.” However, a spokesperson for the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority denied the plane’s tires were faulty.

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The maiden edition of the Miss Beach Beautiful Pageant, aimed at showcasing the real African womanhood and beauty is scheduled to hold on the 21st of December 2013. In a release by the organizers of the pageant, Travelogue, event will bring a new dimension to beach tourism in Nigeria. The pageant which holds at the Elegushi beach, a private tourist beach in Lekki, Lagos will feature exclusively traditional and cultural, celebrating African womanhood and displaying the beauty of Nigerian tradition through the beach. According to the Publisher of Travelogue Magazine, Mr. Ayo Omotoso, “It is aimed at promoting beach tourism in Nigeria and Africa. It is a marriage of African beauty and the allure of the beach. It is also a way of promoting tourism amongst the younger generation, as knowledge of tourism elements in Nigeria would play a huge part in determining the Queen ’’The winner of the contest will take home a star prize of   N1million and a brand new car,

A private plane allegedly owned by Associated Airlines crashed at Aviation Estate, Mafoluku, Oshodi-Isolo way, Lagos has just crashed.Reports claim that all the 20 people on board are feared dead. Also, the body of the former Governor of Ondo State Olusegun Agagu who died in September after slumping in Lagos, was also allegedly on board He is to buried tomorrow Friday 4th October 2013.The scene is surrounded by officials and men from fire stations. Details to come soon!

 

 

 

A new hospitality investment from the global InterContinental Hotel Group, IHG, was on Sunday officially unveiled in Lagos by Governor Babatunde Fashola. Speaking at the unveiling ceremony, the Governor said the landmark 23-stoey hotel, the tallest in West Africa, is an indication that the Nigerian economy is growing daily, even as there is no corresponding employment being created. According to him, “the new sector is the tourism sector. This is the only virgin sector in the country, and it will help address the challenges of unemployment in the country. ”He said the new hotel has created new 650 direct jobs in the state, adding that with the construction of more hotels and hospitality outfits, more direct jobs would be created with corresponding indirect jobs. The new hotel, owned by the Milan Group, according to the chairman of the group, Ramesh Valechha is expected to change the landscape of Lagos and boost the hospitality industry in the state.

The Airport Command of the Nigeria Police Force has arrested three teenagers for allegedly attempting to illegally board some international flights in Lagos. Commissioner of Police for the command, Salahu Waheed, said the suspects, Lateef Popoola, 13; Amadi Joshua, 14; and Ukpabio Onyedikachi, 14, were arrested at different times at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja. Waheed, while handing over the suspects to their mothers, said there was a need for their respective state governments to rehabilitate them like the Edo State Government did with teenage stowaway, Daniel Ihekina, who was arrested on August 24, 2013 after sneaking into the tyre compartment of a Lagos-bound Arik plane. He said, “These boys were found at different times at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. Their aim was to get into any plane and travel out of Nigeria. “I decided to hand them over to their parents so they will be well taken care of and stop dwelling on the fantasy that you can just come into the airport, enter a plane and travel.“Their state governments should try to rehabilitate them just like Edo State did for the stowaway in Benin.“Lateef Popoola is from Ogun State; Amadi Joshua is from Ebonyi while Ukpabio Onyedikachi is from Abia State.“The airport is not a place that you can just come into and travel.

Saturday, 28 September 2013 00:00

Dozens killed As Nigeria Boat Sinks

A boat has sunk on the River Niger in central Nigeria, leaving at least 42 people dead, officials say. Rescue teams are searching for a further 100 people reported missing, the BBC reports. Officials say the boat, which capsized on Friday evening, may have been overloaded, carrying twice the number of passengers allowed. Mohammed Shaba, head of the Niger State Emergency Management Agency, told AFP that the boat “split” in two after setting off from Malilli village .Shaba told the agency that it was the worst accident to hit the state in recent years.“We are going to learn a lesson from this,” he said. He claimed that the boat was carrying too many traders and their goods after leaving a market in Malilli. The state official told the agency that high waters on the river could also have contributed to the accident. Source: http://businessdayonline.com/

 

 

 

 

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