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President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Emeka Rollas.

Coronavirus: AGN mulls cancellation of movie productions

The Actor Guild of Nigeria (AGN) has said it was considering cancellation of movie productions in some locations across the country sequel to COVID-19 pandemic.
Following fresh cases of the virus that have been recorded in Nigeria, popular comedian I Go Dye has been forced to bring his forthcoming 25th-year anniversary show to a halt.

Nigerian comedian postpone show due to coronavirus spread

The continued spread of coronavirus is telling on several sectors across the world and the entertainment industry is not left out.
President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Emeka Rollas.

Emeka Rollas: Why we choose Senator Abbo as AGN patron — video

The President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Emeka Rollas, has defended the association’s decision to pick controversial Senator Elisha Abbo as one of the Patrons of AGN after some popular Nollywood key players kicked against the development.
Actress Toyin Abraham with husband, Kolawole Ajeyemi.

2020 AMVCA: Actors felicitate with Funke Akindele, Toyin Abraham

Many Nollywood actors on Sunday took to their Instagram handles to felicitate with Funke Akindele and Toyin Abraham over their awards during the 2020 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA).
Fan favourite, ‘Living in Bondage’ snagged the most awards at the 2020 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA).

2020 AMVCA: ‘Living in Bondage’, ‘God Calling’, ‘Ratnik’ sweep awards

Fan favourite, ‘Living in Bondage’ snagged the most awards at the 2020 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA).
Nollywood actor, Jide-Kene Achifusi aka Swanky JKA, won the trailblazer award at the 2020 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA).

Swanky JKA wins AMVCA trailblazer award

Nollywood actor, Jide-Kene Achifusi aka Swanky JKA, won the trailblazer award at the 2020 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA).
Mike Edwards, Ex-Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) 1st runner Up, won the best dressed for male category while BBNaija 2019 winner, Mercy Eke won the best dressed for female category.

List of winners at 2020 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards

According to the organizers of the show, this year’s award was presented in 28 categories with seven categories open to public voting.
The organisers of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) on Thursday released the full list of nominees for the coming event.

AMVCA 2020: Full list of winners

Here's the full list of winners at the 2020 Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards.
President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Birnin Kebbi to attend the Agricultural Fair and Display, a part of the 2020 Argungu International Fishing Festival. 2

President Buhari arrives Kebbi for Argungu festival

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Birnin Kebbi to attend the Agricultural Fair and Display, a part of the 2020 Argungu International Fishing Festival.

AFRIFAC: 54 countries to attend Africa’s biggest festival in Calabar

The Cross River Government on Thursday announced its plans to host Africa’s biggest festival, which would be attended by 54 African countries in Calabar.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja called on private sector investors to join hands with the government in youth and sports development in the country.

President Buhari to open Edo 2020 National Sports Festival

President Muhammadu Buhari will declare the 2020 National Sports Festival in Edo State open on March 22.
Timi Bello, Director of Business FCT; Kayode Aiyegbusi, Chairman FCT HQ; Thespian Isreal Eboh, National President, NANTAP; Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, DG NCAC; Oludotun Osunsanya (FTA) and Ngozi Duru, Sec. Gen. FCT Chapter, at the Council’s headquarters, Abuja.

NANTAP supports NCAC chief on protection of government property

The National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (NANTAP) has come out in support of Otunba Segun Runsewe, Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture and Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.
The Louvre museum in Paris kept its doors closed to visitors Sunday as staff withheld labour citing fears over the coronavirus, a union representative told AFP.

Louvre museum in Paris closes over coronavirus fears

The Louvre museum in Paris kept its doors closed to visitors Sunday as staff withheld labour citing fears over the coronavirus, a union representative told AFP.
The Mexican government, on Tuesday, delivered to Nigeria an ancient bronze sculpture seized by customs agents at Mexico City airport. The Nigerian sculpture is of Yoruba origin.

Mexico returns ancient Nigerian sculpture

The Mexican government, on Tuesday, delivered to Nigeria an ancient bronze sculpture seized by customs agents at Mexico City airport. The Nigerian sculpture is of Yoruba origin.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said in terms of business opportunities, employment and earnings, the entertainment industry is an unexplored keg of potentialities.

Nigeria realised $104 million from film, music in 2019 – minister

Nigeria’s creative industry has been described as the fastest growing sector of the economy with $53 million and $51 million accrued last year from film and music respectively.
The Commissioner for Home Affairs, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, said in a statement that medical and administrative screening were done for the intending pilgrims

Lagos completes four arts theatres to groom young talents

Lagos State government on Wednesday took possession of the four arts theatres built in different locations across the state to provide a befitting place for young and upcoming artistes and performers to nurture their talents as well as compete favorably with their global counterparts.
The Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC), organisers of ZUMA Film Festival (ZUFF), has announced that the 2019 edition of the film fiesta will hold on Dec. 1 to Dec. 7 in Abuja.

Nigeria Film Corporation trains over 100 youths in Ibadan

Newsmen report that the programme by was organised by Nigeria Film Corporation and facilitated by Sen. Kola Balogun, representing Oyo South Senatorial District in the National Assembly.
Laura Dern, winner of the award for best performance by an actress in a supporting role for “Marriage Story”, poses in the press room at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. AP

2020 Oscars: Laura Dern wins best supporting actress for ‘Marriage Story’

Laura Dern’s turn as a steely divorce attorney in “Marriage Story” made the case with Oscar jurors, who completed her awards season sweep by awarding her the best-supporting actress trophy.

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Transport firm, Peace Mass Transit, has announced that it will be shutting down operation in Enugu and Ebonyi states from Sunday.

Peace Mass Transit announces shutdown

Transport firm, Peace Mass Transit, has announced that it will be shutting down operation in Enugu and Ebonyi states from Sunday.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Three policewomen detained for allegedly assisting rapist escape

A suspected rapist, simply identified as Kelechi, has escaped from police detention at Ajiwe Police Station, Lagos State.
Prof. Babatunde Salako, the Director-General of the institute, made this known to newsmen on Saturday in a telephone interview in Lagos.

Institute begins free virus screening, gives criteria

As the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research begins a free screening for COVID-19 on March 30 in Lagos, only invited individuals will be tested.
It was sequel to the directive of Gov. Ben Ayade and the resolution of the state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)

Cross River bans religious gatherings

The Cross River State Government on Saturday banned all religious gatherings of more than five persons in the state.

US prepares emergency evacuation of citizens from Nigeria

The United States government is preparing emergency flights to evacuate its citizens in Nigeria over fear of escalation of Coronavirus in the country.