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Green Africa Airways Receives Air Transport License

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Green Africa Airways, a new airline start‐up founded in Lagos, has been granted an air transport
license. Mr. Babawande Afolabi, the founder and CEO of the airline, noted, “We are really thrilled
about the approval of our license. This new development hopefully puts us further along in our
journey to profitably build an enduring and credible Nigeria‐based airline.”

The new airline is part of a gradual renewed interest in the untapped opportunity in the Nigerian commercial aviation market. The country’s population of over 170 million people and its strategic location on the western part of the continent offers a strong platform for a well thought out Pan African strategy.

“As a nation with the largest economy on the African continent and a rising middle class that is beginning to value time more than ever before, Nigeria’s commercial aviation industry presents an attractive investment opportunity,” said Professor Mike Ogbeidi, a senior business strategy lecturer at the University of Lagos.

He continued, “More broadly, a robust aviation sector will be crucial to realizing the economic potential of the African continent and connecting the region to the rest of the world.”

Meanwhile, despite the flurry of interests in the industry, many still worry about the viability of
existing and incoming operators. Nigeria currently has very few, if any, airlines that can stand the test
when measured on international benchmarks. Lack of reliability, safety concerns and poor customer
service (just to name a few) are some of the issues passengers are routinely forced to deal with when
flying domestic airlines. Though there are unique systemic issues local airlines have to deal with, many
observers contend that operators need to get their own houses in order.

Asked what will set Green Africa Airways apart, Mr. Afolabi, the founder and a former Morgan Stanley
banker, responded, “…our customers and employees are going to be at the core of everything that
we do. Our guiding philosophy, the scope of our business plan, the top‐notch quality of our team and
the depth of our global relationships will differentiate us in the marketplace.”

Some industry veterans who are close to the new airline start‐up seem to believe in its future
prospects. Captain Roy Ilegbodu, a well‐respected airline operations expert with over 30 years of
industry experience asserted, “We’ve definitely seen many airline start‐ups come and go but there is
something fundamentally different here which gives me the confidence that we may finally have the
team that will build a truly competitive airline that will make Nigerians proud.”

Professor George Parker, former member of the Board of Directors at Continental Airlines (now
United Airlines) and former Senior Associate Dean at Stanford Graduate School of Business,
commented, “It has been a pure delight watching Green Africa Airways grow from just an idea to this
pivotal phase. Having advised several entrepreneurs around the world, I strongly think Babawande
and his team have the bearings of industry disruptors. I could not be more excited for the future of
their new airline company.”

Mr. Tom Horton, immediate past Chairman and CEO of American Airlines and former Chairman of
Oneworld Alliance, also shares similar optimism, “There have been many successful start‐ups of high
quality airlines in developing regions of Asia and Latin America, and the same will occur in Africa.

Green Africa Airways has a great opportunity to serve that role in Nigeria and in the broader region.”
Quizzed on when the airline will start flying, Mr. Afolabi answered, “We are operating with a sense of
urgency and we’d rather concentrate on getting things right for now than committing to a timeline.
That said, we look forward to hopefully welcoming you onboard sometime soon!”

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” – Brother Claims

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” - Brother Claims
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Oke

Information Nigeria recalls a graphics designer identified as Oke, was killed hours after tweeting “Nigeria will not kill me” on Wednesday.

It was reported that the young man had passed away after he was hit by a stray bullet.

The deceased’s younger brother, Daniel has come out to clear the air regarding the circumstances leading to his death.

Daniel revealed his brother was stabbed on the neck by thugs who infiltrated and ransacked their home.

In his words;

Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.

Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house.

 The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom’s 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door they then proceeded to ransack the house and carted away with everything we own. 

 my brother on trying to get them to take everything but spare us was pushed to my mom’s room and stabbed on the neck, the attacker then proceeded to attack me but missed my neck but got my chin instead, after this my mom and I carried my brothers body to the entrance of the station soliciting for help from the thugs still ravaging the barracks, we were finally able to put him in a wheelbarrow and took him to a hospital where he was rejected because “he was already dead” unfazed we moved him to another hospital where he met the same treatment this was where he bled his last drops of blood and died, his body has now been moved to a morgue

we have lost every single thing we own, as our house was completely ransacked and set on fire the only thing left is my brothers phone and at about 8 o’clock this evening the barracks was still on fire but Okechukwu has paid with the ultimate price

I and my mother are homeless with nothing now but we’re safe for now, we thank everyone that has been able to reach out to us, and were able to share consoling words with us in these trying times, God bless you

While we were holed up in the house the three of us said these words together and we say it again ” THREE OF US ARE HERE, THREE OF US ARE TOGETHER, THREE OF US ARE SAFE”

Let it be known that my brother @O_Okee  was NOT killed by a police bullet but died a hero protecting my mother and I.

If you see this please retweet, let the world know how Okechukwu died. He was NOT killed by a police bullet but thugs in his home!”

Read Also: RIP Oke: Barely 3hours After Tweeting “Nigeria Will Not End Me” #EndSARS Protester Dies From Gunshot

See his post below:

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Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

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Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.

This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.

Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.

Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured

Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.

However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.

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#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)

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#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)
Properties in the conpound on fire

Properties in the compound on fire

Hoodlums have reportedly invaded the headquarters of popular news station, TVC, believed to be owned by National Leader of APC, Bola Tinubu.

According to reports, the staff of the news station are being trapped in the building located in Lagos.

Videos circulating online shows that properties in the compound have also been set ablaze.

The news station is currently off air and this comes hours after Nigerians accused the Lagos politician of having a hand in the #LekkiMassacre.

Information Nigeria recalls security agents had opened fire at peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate on Tuesday.

In a video circulating online, the anchors of one of the shows, ‘Your View’ were heard saying that there were hoodlums at their gate trying to break into the premises.

Read Also: #EndSARS: Nigerian Army Denies Shooting At Protesters In Lekki

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