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LASG Announces Temporary Closure Of Some Roads For Three Days



The Lagos State Government has announced a three-day temporary closure of the entrance into CMD Road and the Access Road to Isheri-Olowora on the Shagamu bound carriageway.

A statement released Tuesday on the official Instagram page of LASG stated that the roads would be closed to enable contractors “lay the final wearing course,” which will commence Wednesday, August 9, 2023.

The statement reads: “In line with the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway project by the Federal Government, the Lagos State Government has announced the temporary closure of the entrance into CMD Road and the Access Road to Isheri-Olowora on the Shagamu bound carriageway.

“According to the notification from the Government, the CMD entrance will be closed for three days for the laying of the final wearing course, commencing from Wednesday, August 9, 2023, while the Access Road to Isheri-Olowora on the Shagamu bound carriageway, by the pedestrian Bridge at Berger bus stop will be closed from Thursday, August 10, 2023 also for three days, with preparatory works commencing on Wednesday, August 9, 2023, to enable the reconstruction of the remaining half of the outer lane of the carriageway.

“The following traffic management plan has been earmarked for the duration of the construction works. From Thursday, 10th August 2023, all traffic from the expressway en-route CMD Road will have the following alternative routes;

i. Motorists on Ojota Interchange will connect CMD Road through the access road after the FMW weighbridge to continue their journeys.

ii. Motorists on Dr. Nurudeen Olowopopo will connect CMD road by Otedola Estate

iii. Motorists that are Isheri-Olowora bound, intending to exit the expressway via the access before the Pedestrian Bridge at Berger bus stop, will make use of the next exit by New Garage to connect Isheri-Olowora.

“Motorists are urged to cooperate with the Traffic Management Personnel deployed to guide them through their desired destinations.”

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British Airways Flight Grounded in Lagos Due to Technical Fault



– British Airways flight delayed due to technical fault
– Passengers stranded at Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos
– Airline apologizes and re-accommodates passengers on other flights

A British Airways flight scheduled to depart for London from Lagos was delayed due to a technical fault, causing confusion and frustration among passengers.

The flight, which was scheduled to depart at 10:50 pm on Wednesday, June 19, was eventually canceled after 1:00 am, leaving many stranded.

However, most passengers have been re-accommodated on other flights, while the remaining affected passengers have been lodged in a hotel with their meals catered for since Wednesday.

According to a passenger, the airline is working hard to book the remaining customers on a flight as soon as possible.

The Regional Commercial Manager for Nigeria and Ghana, Mrs. Tutu Otuyalo, confirmed the development and apologized for the delay.

“We have been in contact with our customers to apologize for the delay to their flight, caused by a technical issue with the aircraft,” she said. “The safety of our customers is our top priority, and we would never operate a flight unless it is safe to do.”

In addition, Mrs. Otuyalo assured that the majority of customers have been re-accommodated on other flights, and the team is working hard to book the remaining customers on a flight as soon as possible.

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Federal Govt Puts Three Presidential Aircraft Up For Sale



– FG puts three presidential jets up for sale
– Move aimed at reducing maintenance costs
– Proceeds to fund purchase of new aircraft

The Federal Government has decided to sell three ageing aircraft from the presidential fleet to reduce maintenance costs.

The aircraft, including a Boeing 737 BBJ, Gulfstream, and Falcon 7x, will be sold through a US-based airline marketer, JetHQ. The sale is expected to generate funds for the purchase of new aircraft.

Meanwhile, the presidential fleet has come under scrutiny due to its poor condition, with at least half of the aircraft deemed unserviceable or failing.

Legislators have called for the modernization of the fleet, citing safety concerns after several incidents involving the current aircraft. The government has received preliminary offers for the aircraft and is seeking optimal deals.

The sale of the aircraft is a controversial move, with some lawmakers arguing that it is insensitive to the economic hardships faced by the populace.

However, officials insist that the sale is necessary to ensure the safety of national leaders.

“We must press for a better deal instead of rushing to have a bad deal for the government,” an official involved in the process said.

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