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Osinbajo arrives in Benin on 2-day visit

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Thursday afternoon arrived in Benin Airport, Edo State, for a 2-day official visit.
The presidential aircraft that conveyed the nation’s number-two man landed at the airport at exactly 2:29pm.
Osinbajo, who is expected to inaugurate some projects in the state. was received at the airport by the State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki; top government officials and leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The state cultural troupe was also at the airport to welcome the vice president to the ancient city.
The airport and the road leading to the city were adorned with posters and banners, welcoming the vice president.
Osinbajo thereafter headed to Edaiken Market at Iselin, where inaugurated a pilot phase of a solar power project under the Energising Economy Programme of the Federal Government.
He would also inaugurate the Benin Technical Innovation Hub that is expected to host over 25 ICT companies geared towards training young and old people on various ICT-based skills.
The two-day visit would also see him perform the foundation laying ceremony for the construction of 1800 housing units.
The housing unit is a joint venture project of the government of Edo and a private sector organisation.
Also in his itinerary, Osinbajo would also visit the 480 mega watts Edo-Azura power project and also attend a town-hall meeting with beneficiaries of the Social Investment Programme (SIP) of the Federal Government.
The vice president would later meet with the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) community in the state, as part of the Federal Government’s efforts at deepening the sector to boost economic growth.

Dele Fashomi
Dele Fashomi, seasoned journalist and communication teacher, is a holder of Master of Arts degree in Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan in 1992/93. Earlier, he had bagged a Bachelor degree from the same university in 1984, after which he proceeded to the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, in 1990, for a postgraduate diploma in Journalism. He had done many courses in communication, including the EU-BBC Editing Course in 2002. Mr. Fashomi combines effectively the practice, research and teaching of communication. And to date, he has published two academic works in communication: Issues in Communication Technology and Policy (2010) and Economic and Social Issues in Advertising and PR (2013). He had his first break in the Nigerian media in Concord Newspapers in 1990 and today, he has over two and half decades experience earned in several newspapers. He has been part of many start-ups, such as The Republic (1987), The Comet (1999), The Anchor 2001 - 2002; Sun Newspapers (2003); Westerner newsmagazine (2005 - 2010) as Editor; National Life (2011) as Sunday Editor, and Newswatch Newspapers (2012- 2016) as Daily Editor. Dele Fashomi is now the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Newstide247.com newspaper online, which he started in July 2015. He is also into biography writing, with many books in his trail, some of which he wrote alone and one he co- authored with his mentor, Mr Dare Babarinsa, entitled:  Olabiyi Durojaiye - DARE TO BE DiFFERENT. He also guided and collaborated with Pa Olatunji Odusanya in writing his autobiography - AGAINST ALL ODDS. There are many other books in the works under his pen.
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