Lagos shortlists 10 firms for 4th Mainland Bridge construction

The Lagos State Government has shortlisted 10 firms that applied for the construction of the Fourth Mainland Bridge. The announcement was made in a statement by the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure. The firms include CCECC Nigeria Limited; CGGC-CGC Joint Venture; China Harbour Engineering Company Limited; China State Construction Engineering Corporation Nigeria Limited; IC ICTAS Insaat Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. and Ingenieros Consultores, S.A., through Makais Energy. Others are Julius Berger Nigeria Plc; Mota-Engil and CCCC Consortium; Mutual Commitment Company Limited and Power Con-struction Corporation of China. “Following the issuance…

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Bridge restates commitment to take education to rural communities

Thiswillbecheering newstochildren living in the underserved communities as Bridge International Academies has reaffirmedits mission to delivering life-changing education to the kids. This move was coming following the report by the World Bank and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) which showed the extent to which education systems around the world are failing to provide a quality education and decent classroom conditions in which children can effectively learn. According to spokesman for Bridge Academies, Mr. Femi Awopetu, the recent report by UNESCO about the number of children who…

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Eight die, 24 injured in Lagos, Ogun

Eight people lost their lives yesterday while about 19 others were injured in auto crashes in Lagos and Ogun states. Five people were burnt to death yesterday while five others were injured at the popular Barracks Bus Stop, Surulere when a Volkswagen commercial bus known as Danfo caught fire while descending from the popular National Stadium Bridge on Funsho Williams Avenue. Pedestrians and other sympathisers could hold back tears watching the gory scene of the mangled and burnt bodies of the victims which littered the road. A child, three women…

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EPL: How I beat Chelsea – Mourinho

  Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has said that he knew the best tactical plan, that would see his team defeat Premier League leaders, Chelsea. Marcus Rashford and Ander Herrera scored for the hosts as they cut the Blues’ lead at the top to four points. Mourinho revealed afterwards that it was the same system he used in their 1-0 loss at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup, but it did not work that time because Herrera was sent off for two bookable offences. “We went to Stamford Bridge in…

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Bus fire: 70 Deeper Life members escape death

About 70 members of the Deeper Life Bible Church yesterday escaped death when a luxury bus conveying them back from camp developed a fault and went up in flames. Motorists, pedestrians and other sympathisers at Otedola Bridge area of Lagos- Ibadan Expressway joined the worshipers to praise God for preserving their lives. It was learnt that the worshippers were returning from the fourday ‘Easter Retreat’ at the Deeper Life Bible Church Camp located at Olowotedo area of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway when the bus conveying different families suddenly caught fire. When…

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‘Fleet mgt firms rake in N1.7bn yearly’

The management of Rosabon Financial Services has said that fleet management and other corporate lease solutions made on average return of about N1.7 billion annually from companies in the country. Head, Communication, Kehinde Ruth Onasoga, in a statement, said: “Recent statistics have shown that companies in Nigeria, on the average, spend at least N1.7 billion annually on fleet management and other corporate lease solutions just to be able to address their logistical challenges. “Even at that, combining daily business activities with fleet management operations is becoming an increasingly difficult task…

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EPL: Chelsea unnerved by Spurs run – Lampard

  Tottenham’s impressive form in pursuit of Chelsea will make the Premier League leaders nervous, according to Stamford Bridge legend Frank Lampard. Spurs beat Bournemouth for a seventh straight league win and moved to within four points of Chelsea before the Blues meet Manchester United on Sunday. “Chelsea are very aware that Spurs are there and it’ll be a tough game for them tomorrow,” Lampard told BBC Sport. “There will be some nervousness but so there should be.” Lampard was speaking to BBC Final Score and will be a part…

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Mourinho the Drama King and his extraordinary 10 jibes

Jose Mourinho, has become the most dramatic club coach in the world and at a point he was adjudged the best coach on planet earth having won titles in the major leagues in Europe. He is widely regarded by several players and coaches to be one of the best managers of his generation and one of the greatest ever managers. Players, coaches, and commentators describe him as one of the greatest and most successful managers in the world. In 2015, Mourinho was named Portuguese Coach of the Century by the…

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What we do with dogs, monkeys, dolls – Commercial drivers

An ancient traditional practice of sacrificing live dogs on the altar of Ogun, the god of Iron, by commercial drivers in search of protection is still being practiced today, mainly by truck and commercial bus drivers. CHIJIOKE IREMEKA reports A very experienced driver, who has been a commercial transport driver for over 30 years, Mr. Akinrede Ephraim, who is in his early 60s, said that the practice of deliberately killing dogs with a vehicle for protection against accidents does not work for him. Rather, he believes strongly in drivers praying…

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