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Nollywood Movies IBI, Nimbe, Diced Win UK Film Festival Awards

Nigerian movies IBI (The Birth), Nimbe, Dear Bayo and Unseen Treasure,  have been adjudged the best films in the United Kingdom (UK) at the 2019 UK Nollywood Film Festival (UKNFF), organized by the UK Nollywood Producers Guild. A statement signed and issued on Sunday by Mr Malcolm Benson, President, UK Nollywood Producers Guild, stated that IBI (The Birth) was adjudged the Best Indigenous (Native language) Feature Film, it also emerged Best Feature Film 2019. Dear Bayo, won the Jury’s award, as the Unseen Treasure,emerged the best in Best Short film…

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Omoni Oboli Hits The Mark With ‘Love Is War’

“Is love really war?” This is the question fans have  in mind before stepping into the theatres to see the latest Omoni Oboli flick, ‘Love is War’. The name is a nostalgic take from old Nollywood, where movie titles are bullet points and explain the plot without trying. This explains the skepticism fans have as some assume that the film is about lovers facing crisis. The assumption is not wrong. In fact, the movie,  starring Omoni Oboli and Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD) as a couple, unravels  a plot with them…

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Ekiti To Support Young Entrepreneurs Grow Own Business

Ekiti State has promised to provide needed support for young entrepreneurs who are willing to expand their scope of business, in line with the government’s vision of igniting entrepreneurship spirit among its citizens. The First Lady of Ekiti State, Erelu Bisi  Fayemi, disclosed this at the closing session of the Ekiti Entrepreneurship Week 2019 in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday. The support according to her, including providing them more opportunities to showcase their talents, assisting them with funds for expansion and linking them with mentors. No fewer than 5,000 participants drawn from the…

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Sanwo-Olu Engages Julius Berger, Hitech, Others To Fix Roads, Work Begins On Monday

…Appeals To Lagosians, Says I Feel Your Pains Lagos State Government has declared a state of emergency on various dilapidated highways and carriages within the State. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Sunday at the Lagos House Marina, ordered massive construction work on critical roads and highways across the State, beginning from Monday (tomorrow). The Governor’s directive followed the conclusion of his series of meetings with eight multi-national engineering firms, which began a few weeks back. After his final meeting with the contractors on Sunday, which lasted for about three hours, Sanwo-Olu…

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N7.6bn Loan: PDP Slams APC, Says Party Not Qualified To Criticise 

The Oyo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has discountenanced a statement credited to the state’s chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) in which it criticised the state Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, for seeking the nod of the State House of Assembly to access the N7.6bn loan earlier secured by the administration of Senator Abiola Ajimobi. The PDP, in a statement by its State Publicity Secretary, Engineer Akeem Olatunji, declared that “a set of morally-bankrupt and profligate politicians cannot group themselves under whatever guise to criticise the prudent, open and people-friendly administration…

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SERAP To Abuja Council: Withdraw Life Pensions For Ex-Officials In 14 Days

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Mr Abdullahi Adamu Candido, chairman of the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), urging him to use his good offices and leadership position to “urgently withdraw and revoke the bill/edict for the unconstitutional and illegal payment of life pensions to former chairmen, vice-chairmen, speakers and other officials of AMAC.”   SERAP said: “if the bill/edict is not withdrawn within 14 days of the receipt and/or publication of this letter, we will take all appropriate legal action to challenge the illegality and to compel you to comply with our request.”   Under the bill/edict, AMAC’s past council chairmen would receive an annual…

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Dangote Cement Consumers Win N350m Cars In Extended Promo

…35 cars given out of 43 Not less than 35 saloon cars, worth N350 million, out of the 43 on offer in the extended on-going Dangote cement National Consumer Promotion tagged “Bag of Goodies have been won across the federation.   Group Managing Director of Dangote Cement Plc, Engr. Joseph Makoju who made this disclosure in Makurdi while presenting the star prize to a mason, Clement James just as the Benue state capital went agog as other prizes such refrigerators, five television sets and hundreds of Goodies Pack of Dangote…

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Gov Makinde Assures Of Rapid Development In Oyo

… Says Govt In Talks With FAAN For Upgrade Of Ibadan Airport Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde said at the weekend that the people of Oyo State should get prepared for unprecedented development with him at the helm of affairs in the state. Governor Makinde, who stated this while addressing a mammoth crowd that gathered for a civic reception in his honour at his ancestral village, Ajia, in Ona Ara Local Government Area of the state, said that he was already in talks with the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria…

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 Brazil Force Super Eagles To 1-1 In Singapore

Brazil lost Neymar to an early injury scare and stuttered to a 1-1 draw with Nigeria as their post-Copa America malaise continued in Singapore. Having last month restored him to the starting XI, Paris Saint Germain will have been especially concerned when Neymar clutched at his hamstring as he headed to the bench in the 12th minute of Sunday’s international friendly. Joe Aribo fired Nigeria into the lead not long later before Casemiro scrambled Brazil level within three minutes of the interval. The Real Madrid midfielder went closest to winning…

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Shocking Story Of Prof: What My Journey Into Homelessness Taught Me

With homelessness increasing in the United States, many people, including President Donald Trump, have proposed institutionalizing those who can no longer afford their rent or mortgage costs. But as I learned myself this year, one serious medical event can be all it takes to destroy a stable living situation. Though I didn’t know it at the time, my descent into homelessness began nine years ago, when I was working as a college music professor in Bronxville, New York, where I commuted from my studio apartment in Manhattan. After decades of…

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