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Nigeria: FG approves Construction Of New International Airport In Ebonyi State

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The Federal Government has approved the request by Governor David Nweze Umahi for the construction of a new International Airport in Ebonyi State,

The Honourable Minister for Aviation, Hadi Sirika made this know in a letter to the Governor signed by the Director Safety and Technical Policy, Capt. T.A Alkali on behalf of the Ministry.

The approval however, is subject to the State Government’s fulfilment of certain requirements;

– Strict compliance with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority requirements
– Compliance with all relevant environmental regulations
– Adherence to the provisions of the subsisting Civil Aviation Act 2006, Nigeria Civil Aviation Policy 2013 and other regulations that may evolve with time
– Payment of statutory fees.
– Issuance of Security clearance for the Department of State Services (DSS)
– Removal of all obstructions on the site and involvement of the Ministry and its relevant agencies at every stage of the development of the airport to ensure compliance with Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs).

According to report, the new airport will s help in attracting more development and economic activities in South East zone, as well as in neighbouring Cross River, Benue, South-South and North-Central Zones.

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Tottenham appoint Mourinho as New Coach

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Tottenham Hotspur had experienced a woeful start in their domestic league, the club board of directors has terminated Mauricio Pochettino four years deal.

Jose Mourinho signed a three-year contract until the end of the 2022/23 season.

Tottenham sit 14th in England’s top flight after picking up just three wins from their opening 12 games and were eliminated from the League Cup in September by fourth-tier Colchester United.

Speaking on his appointment, Mourinho said: “I am excited to be joining a club with such a great heritage and such passionate supporters. The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me. Working with these players is what has attracted me.”

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Brazil win U17 World cup after beating Mexico

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Brazil bags another remarkable win to tally its Under-17 World Cup trophy by beating Mexico.

The host team, Brazil leaves it late to triumphed a 2-1 win at the Bezerrao stadium.

thanks to Lazaro Vinicius Marques’ 93rd-minute goal to made the difference.

Mexico – winners of the showpiece tournament in 2005 and 2011 – looked on track to add a third title to their collection when Bryan Alonso Gonzalez Olivan headed home the opener in the 66th minute.

But Brazil, playing in front of legends Ronaldo and Cafu, rallied courtesy of Kaio Jorge’s questionable penalty with six minutes of regulation time remaining.

Brazil then completed the comeback deep into stoppage time when Lazaro volleyed home a last-gasp winner.

The victory added to Brazil’s successes in 1997, 1999 and 2003 as they moved within one of Nigeria’s record of five championships.

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