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    Virgin Atlantic shuts Gatwick operations, cuts 3,000 jobs

Virgin Atlantic shuts Gatwick operations, cuts 3,000 jobs

Virgin Atlantic has announced plans to lay off 3,150 staff and move its operations from Gatwick Airport to Heathrow Airport. The layoff represents almost one-third of the airline's total 10,000 workforce. Shai Weiss, the airline's chief executive officer in a statement on Tuesday, said the airline would also move its flying programme at Gatwick Airport in London to Heathrow Airport. However, Weiss said [...]

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    LADOL’s Jadesimi joins Okonjo-Iweala to boost Africa’s growth

LADOL’s Jadesimi joins Okonjo-Iweala to boost Africa’s growth

Amy Jadesimi, chief executive officer, LADOL, has joined the ranks of top business leaders at B-Team Africa, a pan-African platform that “addresses critical issues” across the continent. Some of the business leaders on the B-Team Africa platform are Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance and Mo Ibrahim, renowned philanthropist. Speaking about the responsibility that comes with her selection, Jadesimi said the B-Team [...]

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    Kitesurfer jumps off Burj al-Arab, third tallest building in the world

Kitesurfer jumps off Burj al-Arab, third tallest building in the world

Danish professional kitesurfer, Nick Jacobson, has jumped off the 648ft tall Burj al-Arab in Dubai. Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, shared the video of the jump on Wednesday saying he was proud of the kitesurfer for using his airline logo on his kite. Kitesurfing’s daredevil @Nick_Jacobsen flies again – this time off the Burj Al Arab. Wow! Proud to see him [...]

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    Respite for Nigerian woman facing deportation

Respite for Nigerian woman facing deportation

A Nigerian woman facing deportation in the United Kingdom can breathe a bit after her removal was delayed by at least one day. Afusat Saliu said her two daughters faced a risk of circumcision if they were deported, and also claimed that having converted from Islam to Christianity, she could be targeted by Boko Haram on her return home. Reports said she [...]

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