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Shocking discoveries of how fake lawyers, fake agents dupe desperate visa seekers in Lagos




AYOMIDE OWONIBI, (Nigerian Tribune) - Ayomide Owonibi posed like a desperate visa-seeking Nigerian to uncover the dirty deals at Ikeja office of the British High Commission over the issuance of visa. SYNERGY House (popularly known as UK Visa building) located at number 16, Billings Way, Oregun, Lagos, houses the visa processing offices for the United Kingdom and South Africa High Commission.

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High tension cable falls on a vehicle in Lagos, electrocutes pregnant woman, daughter, three others




Eniola Akinkuotu, (Punch) - Tragedy struck in the early hours of Thursday after a live wire electrocuted a pregnant woman, identified only as Mrs. Ameh, and her three-year-old daughter in front of their home on Onabanjo Street in the Oworonshoki area of Lagos State.

Security officials prevent jobless graduate from committing suicide




Etim Ekpimah, (Punch) - An unemployed engineering graduate of Ekiti State University, Mr. Sunday Omotayo, was on Wednesday prevented from committing suicide by the police and prison officials. A prison officer, who craved anonymity, told our correspondent that they saw him - well dressed and wearing a tie - running towards them.

Outrage greets Air Arik's apology to suffocating passengers, including R&B artiste Banky W, for 55 minutes onboard March 31, flight




Temitayo Famutimi, (Punch) - The management of Arik Air has described passengers who protested the 55-minute suffocation onboard its airplane on March 31, as "unruly." The passengers, including R&B artiste Banky W, who were travelling from Lagos to New York aboard the airline, had experienced discomfort occasioned by failure of the plane's air-conditioning system to work, prior to departure.

Ladoja, Senators, confab delegates in near air mishap as Overland Airways plane with 57 passengers makes mid-air return




Tunde Ogunesan, (Nigerian Tribune) - A former governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, and several delegates to the ongoing National Conference escaped death by the whiskers on Monday when the Overland Airways plane they boarded had its wing damaged while airborne.

Nigeria now Africa's biggest economy, 26th globally, overtakes South Africa




Staff, (Punch) - The FG on Sunday finally released the result of the rebased Gross Domestic Product for the country, which showed that the Nigerian economy had overtaken South Africa's as the biggest on the continent. Rebasing of the national account series, which includes the GDP, is the process of replacing an old base year with a new and more recent one.

The story of my oil business -Folorunsho Alakija, richest black woman




CHRISTY ANYANWU, (Daily Sun) - Before Forbes Magazine declared her the richest black woman in Africa, many knew Mrs Folorunsho Alakija as a creative designer with the Supreme Stitches label, which she later named Rose of Sharon Creations. She's also the Executive Director of Famfa Oil and Visioner of Rose of Sharon Foundation, an NGO that caters for widows and orphans in Nigeria.