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EPL: Ian Wright names four matches that will determine if Arsenal win title



Arsenal legend, Ian Wright has listed the four Premier League fixtures that will determine if the club wins the title this season.

Speaking on Kelly & Wrighty, he said the games against Manchester City, Chelsea, Newcastle and Brighton will prove decisive.

“Arsenal have got to get through this period if they want to win the title – but it’s not going to be easy.

“Playing Man City will be really tough and they will cause problems but I’m also looking at the Chelsea, Newcastle and Brighton games. Those are the games for me,” Wright said.

Mikel Arteta’s men drew 2-2 with Liverpool last weekend, which cut their advantage over City to six points.

Pep Guardiola’s men, however, have a game in hand on Arsenal.

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Tinubu congratulates Ramaphosa on re-election



President Bola Tinubu has extended his warm congratulations to President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa on his re-election

Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President, Media and Publicity, in a statement on Saturday said the president also congratulated the people of South Africa on the peaceful and successful conduct of the general election.

“While wishing President Ramaphosa a successful term in office, President Tinubu calls for the strengthening of bilateral ties between Nigeria and South Africa as strategic partners in Africa for the overall advancement of the continent,” Ngelale said.

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LG elections in Akwa-Ibom to hold October 26



By Dennis Udoma, Uyo

Baring any slightest change from now, Akwa Ibom State Government announced it’s readiness to conduct local government election on October 26.

Governor Umo Eno announced this yesterday in Uyo at a stakeholders meeting organized by the Akwa Ibom State Independent Electoral Commission (AKISIEC).

The Governor, who spoke through the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Frank Archibong presented the election plan to representatives of political parties and other stakeholders.

According to the Governor, “This event is a precursor to all of the electoral activities that will ultimately culminate to 2024 local government elections.

“We are all aware that the governor assumed office May 29 last year and because of the shortness of time between May and December he was not able to conduct the local government elections which is why we have caretaker committees manning the local governments.

“I know how he has pressurized the AKISIEC to have the local government elections. Nothing stops us from having the elections this year because Akwa Ibom State and His Excellency do not want to be counted among those running caretaker committees”.

Eno assured that elected council chairman will be sworn in on December 7 in compliance with the electoral plan of the state.

The timetable he said, political parties are expected to conduct their primaries between July 22nd and August 26th 2024 while commencement of campaigns is on August 26 among other activities.

Chairman of AKISIEC, Aniedi Ikoiwak assured political parties of adequate security and a free and fair elections.

Ikoiwak said, “Given the critical importance of human and material security during elections, the Commission will take very practical measures to ensure there is adequate security before, during and after this year’s elections”.

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Again, two media outfits honour Aerofield Homes boss, Armstrong with award of excellence



Two media platforms, Business Times newspapers and Bravins Magazine published by Edo Legacy Foundation have both in a separate event honoured the Chief Executive Officer of Aerofield Homes, Lagos, Armstrong ‘Tope Akintunde for his outstanding contribution to the development of the nation.

While Bravins Magazine, at a programme held on Thursday at H3 Event Centre, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta presented Akintunde with the Most Outstanding Entrepreneur Award, Business Times newspapers, on Friday at an event held at Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos awarded the property merchant the Best Luxury Home Builders of the year.

All of these honours are coming few weeks after the popular real estate firm in partnership with Odu’a Investment performed the groundbreaking of the construction of the luxurious apartment being built within Ikeja Business District, Lagos State.

Speaking during the presentation of the award on Thursday, publisher of Bravins Magazine, Ambassador Engr. Pedro Omo-Aghahowa revealed that the ceremony is meant to celebrate fastest growing brands in Africa as well as top brands that have seen the biggest rise in purchasing consideration, most especially within the real estate companies in Africa, adding that Aerofield Homes came top among its contemporaries.

Omo-Aghahowa said, “The Award is a special recognition for top-line business growth for both emerging and established brands, showcasing a wide range of brands that have accelerated their Consumer appeal and awareness in 2024 under review and under this review, Aerofield Homes Limited towers above others and therefore deserves the award”.

Proudly receiving the awards, Mr Akintunde expressed his excitement and joy as he dedicated the awards to the company’s reputable customers.

The Iperu born All Progressives Congress stalwart appreciated the organisers of the two events for deeming it fit to recognise his efforts in providing shelter for Nigerians at home and abroad.

Akintunde said that the awards would definitely spur him to remain committed to pursuing excellence and complementing the various efforts of the government in cutting down on the housing deficit in the country.

He has therefore dedicated the award to the customers of Aerofield Homes, assuring them of more commitments and transparency in business dealings.

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