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Merry Christmas Card Came Early From King Charles And Queen Camilla


Merry Christmas Card Came Early From King Charles And Camilla
King Charles and Camilla

Thirteen days before the 2022 Christmas day celebration, United Kingdom’s King Charles III and Camilla, the Queen Consort, have put forward their wishes to the world.

Naija News reports that Britain’s reigning King and Queen had a photograph reportedly taken at a Highland Gathering in Scotland for their Christmas card gift for the year.

Recall that upon the demise of Queen Elizabeth, his mother, on September 8th 2022, Charles, formerly known as Prince Charles, became king of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

A few days, however, before the celebration of Christmas in commemoration of Jesus Christ’s birth, Buckingham Palace released the picture selected for the couple’s first Christmas card.

The photograph, reportedly taken by award-winning photographer, Sam Hussein, shows Charles and Camilla smiling at the Braemar Royal Highland Gathering in September.

It was reported that the photo on the card was taken on Sept. 3, a few days before the queen’s death, while Charles was still the Prince of Wales.

Yuletide: Second Niger Bridge To Be Opened For 30 Days To Ease Traffic

Meanwhile, last week, the Government of Nigeria through the Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola, ordered the opening of the new Second Niger Bridge ahead of the Yuletide season.

Naija News reports that the Federal Controller of Works in Delta, Jimoh Olawale, disclosed this in Asaba.

He said the bridge would be opened to ease traffic for the festivities on 15 December 2022.  According to him, Fashola gave the directive that the bridges, which are 95% complete, should be opened only for 30 days to ease traffic during the Yuletide.

Olawale submitted that “As we know, during the Christmas celebration, commuters suffer hardship accessing the old Niger Bridge due to traffic jams but with this arrangement, traffic congestion on Asaba-Benin Expressway will ease.

“We have notified the state government of this arrangement and we are working with the Federal Roads Safety Corps to ensure a hitch-free vehicular movement.

“Motorists going towards Owerri direction would divert through the access road near the old Niger Bridge to the new bridge.”

Naija News gathered that Olawale debunked allegations that the Federal Government had abandoned the payment of compensation to property owners along the access road to the bridge.

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He revealed that modalities for payment of compensations were being worked out, adding that the government had not taken possession of any property along the 17-kilometre Okpanam-Ibusa-Asaba-Oko bypass to the new bridge, but only served notice that their structures were within the government right of way.

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