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Funmi Iyanda’s Waking With Shadows For BFI London Premiere

Media executive, Funmi Iyanda, has announced that Walking With Shadows, a film she produced, is scheduled for a world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival in October. Funmi announced the movie’s scheduled premiere in a post on social media on Thursday. The popular talk show host and TV producer also disclosed that this was the first of many movies she was going to be working on. “This is the first in a slate of films my team and l will be making. My determination is to expand my work from bringing…

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TICAD 7: Count Your Blessings, Name Them One By One

Today is the last dance of the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7), and our fifth day in Yokohama, Japan. A bouquet of goodies is being unfolded for the African continent, aftermath of the conference, but as a participant-observer, what are the low hanging fruits Nigeria can pluck immediately? That is why I want to count our blessings, and name them one by one. Yesterday and today, particularly, have seen the unfolding of some good things for Nigeria. Like Bongos Ikwue sang, “only last night I had…

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UN Extends Sanctions Against Anti-Peace Parley Elements In Mali

The United Nations Security Council has extended for a further 12 months sanctions against individuals in Mali who violate a 2015 peace agreement. In September 2017, the Security Council imposed travel bans and froze assets of designated individuals and entities actively stymieing progress in implementing the Mali Peace and Reconciliation agreement, which was signed in 2015 by the government and Tuareg armed groups. Mali is grappling with chronic insecurity largely fuelled by the ascendancy of jihadist groups in Africa’s Sahel, which exploit the region’s weak borders. They are involved in…

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Killing Of Rev Father Tanko: IGP Condoles Catholic Family 

Orders Cp Taraba To Fish-Out Killers Cps To Pay Special Attention To Security Of The Clergy​   The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed A Adamu has given marching orders to the Commissioner of Police, Taraba State Command to fish-out the killers of Reverend Father David Tanko who was gruesomely murdered in the most inhuman and barbaric manner by unknown persons at Kpankufu Village along Wukari Road on his way to Kofai Amadu Village in Taraba State.   In a statement Police spokesman, DCP Frank Mba said: “The IGP condoles the Catholic…

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IGP Deploys Police Helicopters To Tackle Crimes

…..Across The Country, Enjoins Citizens Not To Panic The Inspector-General of Police, (IGP) Mohammed A Adamu, has ordered the deployment of Police aerial surveillance helicopters to major cities in the South-West and North-West of the country. Police spokesman, DCP Frank Mba in a statement said:  was part of efforts aimed at effectively curtailing crimes in the country, “The Police Air-Wing Operational Base in Abuja caters for Abuja – Kaduna highways as well as the adjoining States in the North-West and North-Central, the new base in Ondo State will cater for…

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SERAP Seeks Expeditious Hearing Of Sowore’s Application

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Justice John Tsoho, acting Chief Judge (CJ) of the Federal High Court, urging him to use his offices and leadership position to “ensure expeditious hearing of Omoyele Sowore’s application not least because of his constitutional right of access to justice, liberty, fair trial and status as a prisoner of conscience.” The Federal High Court, Abuja, yesterday refused to grant the motion filed by Omoyele Sowore, Convener, ‘RevolutionNow’ protests, challenging his detention for 45 days by the State Security…

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The Good Nigerians Of Japan

Sure, there are some Nigerian rascals abroad. But every country has its share of deviants, both at home and abroad. Not all Nigerians in the Diaspora are crooks, though some drag the country’s image through the mud. Not all Nigerians in foreign land are irreverent, though some funny characters exist outside our shores. We have seen some of them in action this week. There are Nigerians of sterling character, both at home and abroad. They can stand and hold their own with the brightest and most decent in any part…

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TICAD7: Buhari In Bilateral Meeting With Japan PM Shinzo Abe

……..in Yokohama Japan on 29th Aug 2019 President Muhammadu Buhari with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan alongside; {Photo below} L-R: DG NIA Ambassador Rufai Abubakar, Nigerian Ambassador to Japan Ambassador Mohammed Gana Yisa, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama, Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazak of Kwara State, NSA Babagana Monguno and Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State shortly after a bilateral meeting in Yokohama Japan on 29th Aug 2019.   Share on: WhatsApp

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8th Climate Change, Devt Conference Begins With Calls For Action

The eighth edition of the Climate Change and Development in Africa Conference – CCDA-8 opened Thursday in Addis Ababa with strong calls to reverse the current lackluster approach to implementing the Paris Agreement and tackle climate change. Co-organised by the Economic Commission for Africa of ECA, the African Union Commission (AUC), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the PanAfrican Climate Justice Alliance, the three-day special meeting has as its theme: “Stepping Up Climate Action for a Resilient Africa: a Race We Can and Must Win”. “Many African countries have submitted…

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Nigeria’s Feeble Laws Against Sex Offenders

Kenyan authorities last week came up with a policy to tackle the growing incidence of teenage pregnancy in the East African country. Under the new guideline, pregnant pupils must reveal the identities of those responsible for their pregnancies to their head teachers. It doesn’t matter whether sexual activity is consensual or through rape.  If the boyfriend is a teenager, the school enrols him for counselling and pays for the service.  But if the perpetrator is an adult, the school administration must inform the police and the Children’s Department for legal…

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