Akeem Reachnaija

Akeem ReachnaijaMarch 20, 2019
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Popular Nigerian gay man, Jide Macualay, will be ordained an Anglican Priest in the Church of England in June this year.

Jide who left in Nigeria many years ago after his attempt to set up a gay-based Church, House of Rainbow, failed in Nigeria.

The 53-year-old shared an invitation card to his ordination on his social media handle and wrote

”It is a delight to share this news, I am to be ordained Anglican Priest in the Church of England in June 2019.

“Wait on the Lord, be of Good courage and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait I say, on the Lord” Psalm 27:14

 


Akeem ReachnaijaMarch 20, 2019
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Media personality, Toke Makinwa has made it known she is eager to become a mummy.

The beauty entrepreneur who was formerly married to Maje Ayida, took to her Instagram page to share a video of Kim Kardashian’s daughter North West dancing at her father, Kanye West’s Sunday service.

The video caught the attention of Toke who confessed she is really looking further to being a mom.
She captioned the video;

Schmooooood
When you know you popping and nobody can stop your shine
Side bar, can’t wait to be a mommy to the most beautifullest girl in the world #Minime


Akeem ReachnaijaMarch 20, 2019
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The World Happiness Report has just been released by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the United Nations today, March 20, a date the United Nations has declared to be International Day of Happiness.

The report ranks countries on six key variables that support well-being: income, freedom, trust, healthy life expectancy, social support and generosity.

“The top 10 countries tend to rank high in all six variables, as well as emotional measures of well-being,” says report co-editor John Helliwell, a professor emeritus of economics at the University of British Columbia.

In 2012, the United Nations General Assembly declared March 20 as World Happiness Day, recognizing “the relevance of happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings around the world and the importance of their recognition in public policy objectives.”

This report is the seventh to come out since 2012. The rankings of the world’s happiest countries came from an analysis of data from surveys in 156 countries, including the Gallup World Poll starting in 2005-2006.

World’s happiest countries

1. Finland

2. Denmark

3. Norway

4. Iceland

5. Netherlands

6. Switzerland

7. Sweden

8. New Zealand

9. Canada

10. Australia

 

World’s least happy countries

 

1. South Sudan

2. Central African Republic

3. Afghanistan

4. Tanzania

5. Rwanda

6. Yemen

7. Malawi

8. Syria

9. Botswana

10. Haiti


Akeem ReachnaijaMarch 20, 2019
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1. The idea for a 4th Mainland Bridge was first mooted in 2003 during the administration of Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

2. The bridge is intended to provide the required transportation to complement the rapidly growing industrial activities on the Eti-Osa – Lekki –
Epe corridor of Lagos State.

3. The bridge is also intended to drastically reduce the volume of traffic on Eko, Carter and Third Mainland Bridges.

4. The conceptual design for the 4th Mainland bridge was done by renowned indigenous architecture studio NLÉ Works.

5. In 2008, the conceptual design for the 4th Mainland bridge was approved by the Lagos state government.

6. The Bridge was designed to be a 38km bridge and expressway with a design speed of 140 km.

7. The bridge is designed to be a two-level bridge. The upper level will function as a means for vehicular traffic. Its lower level will stimulate
and accommodate pedestrian, social, commercial and cultural interactions.

8. The Bridge would be made up of eight interchanges to facilitate effective interconnectivity between different parts of the State.

9. The proposed alignment passes through Lekki, Langbasa and Baiyeiku towns along the shoreline of the Lagos Lagoon estuaries, further
running through Igbogbo River Basin and crossing the Lagos Lagoon estuaries to Itamaga Area in Ikorodu. It then crosses the Itoikin road
and the Ikorodu – Sagamu Road to connect Isawo inward Lagos Ibadan Expressway at Ojodu Berger axis.

10. The bridge will be a Four-lane dual carriageway with each comprising 3 lanes and 2metres hard shoulder on each side.

11. The bridge will be constructed to have a generous median to allow for both future carriageway expansion and light rail facility.

12. No fewer than 800 structures and shanties have been identified to be destroyed to allow for the construction of the proposed 4th Mainland
Bridge project. The inhabitants of affected structures will be compensated and/or relocated.

13. The 4th Mainland Bridge will be the first construction project (long-span bridge and expressway) of this magnitude that would be
embarked upon without Federal funding.

14. The project would be funded solely (concession) by the private sector.

15. On 25 May 2016, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode signed an MoU with a consortium of firms and finance houses for the financing and
construction of the 4th mainland bridge.

16. The consortium of firms that were engaged to finance and construct the bridge included Visible Asset Limited, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc,
Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) and Access Bank, Hi-tech Construction Limited, Eldorado Nigeria Limited, Nigerian Westminster Dredging
and Marine and J.P. Morgan. Visible Assets Limited would be the coordinating firm.

17. The contract cost for the construction of the 4th Mainland Bridge was N844bn.

18. When completed, the Fourth Mainland Bridge would be will be the longest in Africa. Currently, the 6 October Bridge, Cairo, Egypt (20.5
km) holds the continent’s length-crown.

19. On 22 May 2017, the Lagos State Government announced that it had cancelled the contract it had signed to with a consortium of firms for
the construction of the 4 Mainland Bridge. The delay in commencement by the concessionaire was given as the reason behind the
termination of the contract.

20. On 17 Aprill 2008, the Governor Ambode-led government announced that a new concessionaire will be announced in June 2018. No
the concessionaire has since been announced.

21. On January 2019, during an election campaign, the Lagos State governorship candidate of All Progressive Congress (APC),  Babajide
Sanwo-Olu said the construction of Fourth Mainland Bridge would not be his priority if elected.