Nigeria

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Buckingham & Nigeria

The University of Buckingham has a historical and highly valued relationship with Nigeria; our first Nigerian student graduated in 1978 and since then nearly 1,300 Nigerian students have come to study at Buckingham. Indeed, many of our Nigerian students come to us by recommendation from those who have studied with us previously. Our Nigerian students tell us that what appeals to them most about Buckingham is the two-year undergraduate programme that allows them to fast-track their careers, and also our open door policy which ensures students have greater access to our academics and therefore greater opportunities to learn from them. With just over 150 current Nigerian students studying at Buckingham it is no surprise that the Nigerian student population is heavily involved in student life, not least in organising and hosting celebrations during Nigerian national holidays.

What our students say

Stephen Nwadinobi, studying MSc Service Management

Stephen completed his BSc in Business Management in 2011 and is now studying on the MSc Service Management programme. This is what he has to say about Buckingham:

Buckingham was recommended to me by many friends that I knew back home. I’ve enjoyed my time here so much I decided to stay on and study for my Master’s here as well, giving me the advantage of having both an undergraduate and a master’s degree in the time that many others just have an undergraduate degree.

Abayomi Oshin, studying BSc Business Management

I started at Buckingham in September 2011, on a bright sunny day. Initially, I thought the registration process would be quite daunting as there were lots of students waiting to get through but to my surprise it was one of the easiest registration processes I have ever done. The University staff were very helpful in getting me through the registration process up until I got settled in my accommodation.

I am currently on the Business Management course and thus far I am thoroughly enjoying it as the teachers are pristine in making sure the students understand what is being taught and in cases where confusion abounds there is an open door policy between the staff and students  and they are always happy to help. It is also an enjoyable course as the opportunities and networks to be made are vast and far reaching.

The town is very small (I call it a boutique town) and it is well tailored to suit the basic needs of all as there are shops ranging from jewellers to bakeries and butchers; students are generally greeted with a smile as we make up a great deal of the Buckingham population and over time we have developed a good relationship with the residents of Buckingham and ultimately this makes the holistic student experience that much more enjoyable.

Entry requirements

In order to study at foundation level you will need to have undertaken 12 years of education and attained:

  • Grade C5 or better in five subjects in WAEC Senior School Certificate, including grade C5 or better for English language, all acquired in one sitting.

As proof of English language proficiency you would need:

  • For September start an IELTS score of 5.5, with 5.0 or above in each section.
  • For January start an IELTS score of 6.0, with 5.5 or above in each section.

In order to study at undergraduate level (Bachelor’s degree), you will normally need to have attained one of the following:

  • Grade C4 or better in five subjects in WAEC Senior School Certificate, acquired in one sitting, and completion of a recognised Foundation programme or Higher National Diploma
  • Three A-levels at grade B or higher
  • IB score of between 29 and 34 (depending on the degree subject)

See also: Undergraduate language requirements

In order to study at postgraduate level (Master’s degree), you will normally need to have attained:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised higher education institution with Second Class Honours Lower Division (50-59%/GPA 2.40-3.29), equivalent to a British Bachelor’s (Honours) degree with a minimum of a 2.2, depending on the school of study

See also: Postgraduate language requirements

The grades quoted above give an indication of a typical offer; at the Admissions Tutor’s discretion alternative qualifications or gradings may be considered. All applications will be considered individually and work experience and other interdisciplinary achievements are taken into consideration when deciding upon all applications. Applicants may also be invited to interview.

Tuition fees

Our Alumni

Our alumni have gone on to have very successful careers in various industries, including: real estate and property services; accountancy; architecture, building, construction; agriculture, fishing and farming; charities, non-Governmental organisations and voluntary sector; politics; manufacturing and allied industries and services; paper, printing, publishing; pharmaceuticals; broadcasting, radio & TV; oil, chemicals, petroleum; geological and geophysical services; banking and finance; legal services. This is what one of our Alumni, Falade Ayodele Lawson, has gone on to do in his life, and also what he has to say about his time at Buckingham:

Falade Ayodele Lawson (LLB, 2009)

I studied Law and graduated in December 2009. I took study leave from my job to come to Buckingham. After graduation I returned back to Nigeria, attended bar school and was called to the bar as a Barrister and Solicitor.

For more than 20 years I have been working as a senior legislative officer with the Nigerian legislature called National Assembly in Abuja. My job entails drafting Bills, attending plenary sitting and participating in the production of votes and proceedings. I also work as committee secretary coordinating oversight functions of the Executive branch of Government.

The University of Buckingham is very important to me because it has made an indelible impression on my life.

Agents

We work closely with counsellors and overseas representatives who can advise you on how to apply for your degree as well as in completing your visa application.

You are not obliged to make an application through an agent but we strongly recommend that you consult with them if you require a visa counselling service. The International Office may be able to assist you with your application and let you know what documentation you need to prepare but are unable to offer advice on visas.

Your International Officer

Representatives from The University of Buckingham travel to Nigeria about twice a year during spring and autumn.  Please keep checking the website for updated information.

If you wish to come and visit Buckingham campus and meet with an academic this can be arranged by emailing your International Officer.

Agents List

Ikeja

Sable International

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8 IGBASAN STREET
OPEBI, 101233
IKEJA

Email: nigeria@sableinternational.com
Tel: +234 90 5689 6282
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Abuja

AHZ Associates

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Agent name: Shiroye kayode

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ABUJA
NIGERIA

Email: abuja@ahzassociates.co.uk
Tel: 234 08165885629
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AISEL G-Link Services Ltd

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Agent name: Seun Samuel Olaniran

Agent type: Representative

41 LOBITO CRESENT
WUSE 2
ABUJA
FCT

Email: aisle.gl@live.com
Tel: +234 81174 47138
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BCIE Abuja

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24B DJIBOUTI CRESCENT
OFF FREETOWN STREET
BEHIND ROCKVIEW HOTEL
THE 5TH HOUSE AFTER ZARTECH

Email: abuja@bcie.co.uk
Tel: +234 81 7149 5402
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Glory Educational Services Ltd

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3RD FLOOR UAC COMPLEX
(BESIDE SEC TOWERS, OPPOSITE AREWA SUITES)
CENTRAL AREA GARKI
ABUJA FCT

Email: ukoffice@gloryeduserve.com
Tel: +234 806 704 6334

PFL Education Abuja

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Agent name: Aderonke Obasa

Agent type: Representative

SILVERBIRD ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
2ND FLOOR, OPPOSITE THE CANADIAN VFS
PLOT 1161, MEMORIAL DRIVE
CENTRALBUSINESS DISTRICT

Email: abuja@preparationforlife.com
Tel: +234 (0)9094031468
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Princess Adaeze Nwaji

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Agent name: Princess Adaeze Nwaji

Agent type: Alumni Ambassador

NO 57, 37 ROAD, HAFSAT AHMED BELLO STREET
3RD AVENUE GWARINPA F.C.T
ABUJA

Email: empress.aquila@yahoo.com

Tor Rise Consultancy

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Agent name: Tim Nicholson

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BOX OFFICE INCUBATOR AT DISCOVERY MALL
ADEMOLA PLOT 215
ADETOKUNBO CRESCENT
WUSE 2

Email: tim@torriseconsultancy.com
Tel: 09094260757
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Intake Education (Abuja)

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GROUND FLOOR
50 ADETOKUNBO ADEMOLA CRESCENT
OSAS AND OSEJI BUILDING
BETWEEN UBA AND H-MEDIX

Email: abuja@intake.education
Tel: +234 (0) 9-2906508
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Enugu

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SUITE B8, FIRST FLOOR, BETHEL PLAZA
36 GARDEN AVENUE
ENUGU

Email: enugu@intake.education
Tel: +234 (0) 70 5919 3156
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Ibadan

AHZ Associates

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Agent name: Daniel Opeyemi Abatan

Agent type: Representative

OYO STATE
IBADAN
NIGERIA

Email: lagosisland@ahzassociates.co.uk
Tel: +234(0)7042246364 
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BCIE Ibadan

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2ND FLOOR THE HORIZON OFFICE COMPLEX
VITAS BUS STOP
RING ROAD
IBADAN

Email: manager_ibadan@bcie.co.uk
Tel: +234 022 913 532
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Glory Educational Services Ltd

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GROUND FLOOR OGK CONSULTING BUILDING
OPPOSITE SS PETER AND PAUL MAJOR SEMINARY
BODIJA IBADAN
OYO-SATE

Email: ukoffice@gloryeduserve.com
Tel: +234 806 7046 443

Intake Education (Ibadan)

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1ST FLOOR, ILE ORI DETU
1 SHELL CLOSE
ONIREKE
IBADAN

Email: ibadan@intake.education
Tel: +234 (0) 9037233489
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Ikeja

BCIE Ikeja

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VALLEY VIEW PLAZA
99 OPEBI ROAD
IKEJA, LAGOS

Email: nigeriaikeja@bcie.co.uk
Tel: +234 0134 276 00
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Glory Educational Services

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Agent name: Mr Theo Oladimeji

Agent type: Representative

5TH FLOOR BUFFALO PLAZA
NO. 2, ALLEN AVENUE IKEJA
OPPOSITE TOYIN STREET ROUNDABOUT
ALLEN AVENUE

Email: theo.oladimeji@gloryeduserve.com
Tel: +234 01 773 3800
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PFL Education Ikeja

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Agent name: Eno Archibong

Agent type: Representative

49 SOBO AROBIODU STREET
GRA
IKEJA
LAGOS

Email: Eno.archibong@preparationforlife.com
Tel: +234 (0)17940133
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TG Marchnata

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Agent name: Tolu Adeusi

Agent type: Representative

3RD FLOOR
18-20 KUDIRAT ABIOLA WAY
OREGUN
IKEJA

Email: toluadeusi@tgmeducation.com
Tel: +234 811 111 1054
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Ikeja lagos

AHZ Associates

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Agent name: Shiroye kayode

Agent type: Representative

16, IREWOLE STREET
OPEBI LINK ROAD
IKEJA LAGOS
NIGERIA

Email: nigeria@ahzassociates.co.uk
Tel: +234 08141719878
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Kano

BCIE Kano

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1ST FLOOR, CHALET A TAHIR GUEST PALACE (ANNEX)
84 LAMIDO ROAD
OFF SULEIMAN CRESCENT
(BEHIND NIIMA HOTEL), NASARAWA G.R.A.

Email: manager_kano@bcie.co.uk
Tel: +234 0813 540 3294
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Intake Education (Kano)

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GROUND FLOOR (SUITE 10A), JBS PLAZA
NO 375 CIVIC CENTRE ROAD
KANO

Email: kano@intake.education
Tel: +234 8166575768
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Lagos

ALTS Services Consult (aka ALTS Education)

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Agent name: Anthonia Sawyerr

Agent type: Representative

289B AKIN OLUGBADE STREET, (OFF ADEOLA ODEKU)
VICTORIA ISLAND
LAGOS

Email: fasawyerr@altsconsulting.com
Tel: +234 818 000 0500
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Diamante Education Point

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Agent name: Doris Chioma Ndefo

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HONEYVILLE
6 ADAMO STREET
LEKKI
LAGOS

Email: doris_ndefo@dep-education.com.ng
Tel: +234 90 8559 0793
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EAGLETREND Ltd

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Agent name: Ernest Obiesie

Agent type: Representative

2ND FLOOR
77 AWOLOWO WAY
IKOYI
LAGOS

Email: eagletrendconsults@gmail.com
Tel: +234 080 3080 4133
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Elyon Education Consult Ltd

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Agent name: Adeleke Adeyemi

Agent type: Representative

THE GRACE AKINYEMI & AKINYEMI CHAMBERS
42 / 43 MARINA
LAGOS
NIGERIA

Email: adeyemi@elyoneduconsult.com
Tel: +234{0}7036139484
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Funke Mayaki, Education Consultant

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Agent name: Funke Mayaki

Agent type: Representative

'THE SHOPPES', S7 & 9 (SECOND FLOOR)
AKIOGUN ROAD
ONIRU ESTATE
VICTORIA ISLAND

Email: funkemayaki@hotmail.com
Tel: +234 8035 200 644

High Achievers t/a BNLF

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88 AWOLOWO ROAD
IKOYI
LAGOS

Email: highachievers.schools@gmail.com
Tel: +234 8139744739

Inside Edge Limited

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Agent name: Imaobong Brown

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SUITE 26 DOLPHIN PLAZA
CORPORATION DRIVE
DOLPHIN ESTATE
IKOYI

Email: info@inside-edgeconsulting.com
Tel: 2348035352685
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Inter Uni-Link

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Agent name: Mrs. Kemi Dawodu

Agent type: Representative

UNIT 13 MAGODO ESTATE PLAZA
MAGODO
LAGOS

Email: dawoduk@aol.com
Tel: 44 7833964979

SI-UK Lagos

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Agent name: Mary Agbu

Agent type: Representative

2 AHMED ONIBUDO STREET
VICTORIA ISLAND
LAGOS

Email: lagos@studyin-uk.com
Tel: +234 (0) 81 0484 1013
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Study Across Globe

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Agent name: Emmanuel Gbadega

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L.A. AJAYI PLAZA
99 AWOLOWO WAY
IKEJA
LAGOS

Email: info@studyacrossglobe.com
Tel: 08065007668
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Sunfol Educational Consultancy Limited

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Agent name: Sunday Bello

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SUITE C22, AJAH SHOPPING MALL
OPPOSITE WONDERCITY CHURCH, BY ILAJE BUS STOP
LEKKI EPE EXPRESSWAY
LAGOS STATE

Email: info@sunfolconsult.com
Tel: +234 (0)803 395 6229
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Intake Education (Lagos- Ikeja)

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3RD FLOOR, OMATSOLA MALL
17 KAFI STREET, BEHIND SHOPRITE ICM, ALAUSA
IKEJA
LAGOS

Email: ikeja@intake.education
Tel: +234 0134 290 59
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Lagos island

AHZ Associates

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Agent name: Peace Ekott

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LAGOS ISLAND
LAGOS
NIGERIA

Email: nigeria@ahzassociates.co.uk
Tel: +234(0)7018696248
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Lagos mainland

AHZ Associates

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Agent name: Mr Matthew

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LAGOS MAINLAND
LAGOS
NIGERIA

Email: lagosmain@ahzassociates.co.uk
Tel: +234(0)7061179668
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Port harcourt

AHZ Associates

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Agent name: Anunobi Uchechi

Agent type: Representative

RIVER STATE,
PORT HARCOURT
NIGERIA

Email: info.nigeria@ahzassociates.co.uk
Tel: +234(0)8111509481
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BCIE Port Harcourt

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JUMBO HOUSE, 2ND FLOOR
80 ABA ROAD
OPPOSITE GOVERNMENT CRAFTS DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
PORT HARCOURT

Email: manager_ph@bcie.co.uk
Tel: +234 0708 501 0020
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Glory Educational Services Ltd

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N0 41 OLU-OBASANJO ROAD
BY EGELEGE BUS STOP
PORT HARCOURT
RIVERS STATE

Email: ukoffice@gloryeduserve.com
Tel: +234 0703 3745 247

PFL Education Port Harcourt

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Agent name: Charles Fasuyi

Agent type: Representative

2ND FLOOR, ITEM HOUSE
NO 82 TOMBIA EXTENSION
G.R.A PHASE 2
PORT HARCOURT

Email: Charles.fasuyi@preparationforlife.com
Tel: +2348075492020
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Intake Education (Port-Harcourt)

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45 STADIUM ROAD(KEN-SARO WIWA ROAD)
BESIDE FIRS BUILDING
PORT HARCOURT
RIVERS STATE

Email: ph@intake.education
Tel: +234 (0) 8116 709 992
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Victoria island

BCIE Lagos (Victoria Island)

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Email: manager_ikoyi@bcie.co.uk
Tel: +234 013 427 601
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Glory Educational Services Ltd

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SUITE 203 MANAGEMENT HOUSE
PLOT 22 IDOWU TAYLOR STREET
VICTORIA ISLAND
LAGOS, NIGERIA

Email: ukoffice@gloryeduserve.com
Tel: +234 0807 449 1896

PFL Education Victoria Island

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Agent name: Ope Ikuejuyone

Agent type: Representative

296B JIDE OKI STREET
OFF LIGALI AYORINDE STREET, VICTORIA ISLAND
LAGOS

Email: opeoluwa.ikuejuyone@preparationforlife.com
Tel: +234 (0)704 3294298
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Intake Education (Victoria Island)

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NO 2A LOUIS SOLOMON CLOSE
OFF AHMADU BELLOW WAY
VICTORIA ISLAND

Email: vi@intake.education
Tel: +234 0129 159 72
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