PILA to commission ‘PILA HOUSE’ November 2, 2021

By Favour Nnabugwu



The Professional Insurance Ladies Association (PILA), the body for women in Insurance across Africa, is puting fining touches to ts multimillion naira Secretariat, PILA House, which is set for commissioning on November, 2, 2021

PILA House located on the high brow Iwaya Road, Yaba, the Secretariat is set to become
the hub of all PILA related activities in Nigeria and other countries

President of PILA, Mrs Joyce Ojemudia stated the body cannot but acknowledge the contributions of all past presidents, as well as leading industry figures to the completion of the project.

Ojemudia also exressed special thanks
go to body’s donors, both corporate and individuals as well as the wonderful in-house committee that brought all these together.

“The official opening of our PILA House coming at this point is testament to the grit, passion, drive and focus that is synonymous with our Association”.

“PILA House is finally open for activities to the glory of God and the advancement of our industry,” She added.

All dignatries expected the grace the commissioning of the PILA House, she stated include the Commissioner for Insurance, Oludare Thomas and the Chairman, House Committee on Insurance, Hon Darlington Nwokocha as the Special
Guests of Honour while Dr Rabiu Olowo, Honourable Commissioner for Finance, Lagos State would be the Guest of Honour.

It will be recalled that the acquisition of the land for the PILA House was done in 2005 under the presidency of Yomi Onabanjo.

Over the next 16 years, various Presidents have contributed their bits to the project before being finally completed by the administration of Joyce Ojemudia.

Also, in line with its tradition; the association, in conjunction with the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria, is set to host the annual PILA Night. This year’s event, themed Effizy Night, will hold at Park Inn by Radisson on November 3, 2021, a day after the commissioning of the Secretariat.

Emirates Airbus A380 return to J’Burg, Spain, Brazil, three other routes from Sunday

By Favour Nnabugwu


Emirates is continuing to grow its Airbus A380 network. With the changeover to the IATA winter timetable planned for Sunday, October 31st, six more routes are set to welcome the Airbus A380 once more.

The returning flights will allow Emirates to exceed 1,000 rotations with the giant of the skies in November.

Emirates is hard at work, proving that the Airbus A380 still has a place in the post-pandemic aviation industry. With the airline’s entire 777 fleet already busy for some time, the airline has to use the A380 to add capacity now. By the end of the year, it hopes to have reactivated around 50 A380s and restored 70% of its capacity.

Six more A380 routes

Emirates will relaunch A380 flights to six destinations on Sunday. Some of these have seen the A380 since the height of the pandemic but have lost the jet again somewhere along the way. According to schedule data from Cirium, the A380 will return to the following routes:
AMS – Amsterdam – The Netherlands; GRU – Sao Paulo – Brazil; HAM – Hamburg – Germany; JNB – Johannesburg – South Africa; MAD – Madrid – Spain and MXP – Milan – Itlay

Each of the routes will operate daily through November, except for Milan, which has just 22 rotations scheduled for the month. With the addition of the above routes, Emirates will fly the Airbus A380 to 25 destinations from its Dubai home.

Increased capacities on other routes
While the A380 is returning to these routes, other routes will see increased capacities from Sunday. Frankfurt will be to welcome a double-daily Airbus A380 from Sunday. Meanwhile, Vienna’s capacity will increase, with 38 rotations planned for November, up from a daily A380 rotation in October.

Children buried mother, Patience Bisan Oghoghome on September 18, 2021

Mr Blacky Oghoghome lost his wife of over 40years, Late Mrs Patience Bisan Oghoghome to the cold hands of death on June 24, 2021 for which Service of Song was held on Thursday, September 16, 2021 and was laid to rest on Saturday, 18, 2021.


Below are the children during the burial service. L – Betty Oghoghome, the first daughter; Elohor Oghoghome, the 3rd daughter; Endurance Oghoghome, the first son;  Obaro Oghoghome, the 2nd son and the last born  and Efe Oghoghome, 2nd daughter during the burial of their mother, Late Mrs Patience Bisan Oghoghome in Ugbokodo, Okpe local government, Delta State

The corpse of late Mrs Patience Bisan Oghoghomr lying in state during the event