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US: We’re disappointed in roles of political actors in Edo

The United States Embassy in Nigeria, Friday, expressed concern over allegations of interference by security forces in political matters ahead of the gubernatorial elections in Edo and Ondo States.
Lion Heart Genevieve Nnaji

Oscar 2021: Genevieve Nnaji, Akin Omotoso named Academy members

Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji and Film director, Akin Omotoso, have been selected as members of the 2020 class of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference after an Emergency Committee meeting on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

WHO raises alarm on ‘new and dangerous phase’ of coronavirus pandemic

The World Health Organisation (WHO) warned Friday of a “new and dangerous phase” of the coronavirus pandemic with people tiring of lockdowns despite the disease’s accelerating spread.
That '70s Show actor Danny Masterson has been charged with raping three women in separate incidents which occurred between 2001 and 2003.

US actor charged with raping three women

“That 70s Show” actor Danny Masterson has been charged with raping three women in separate incidents in 2001 and 2003, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office said on Wednesday night.

Kwara PDP, APC bicker over coronavirus palliatives

Kwara state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are trading blames over distribution of palliative materials to cushion the effect of the State Government stay-at-home directive.
American rapper Kanye West, in an interview with GQ magazine, implied he will be voting for President Donald Trump in the upcoming 2020 election in November.

Kanye West reveals who he’s voting in 2020 election

American rapper Kanye West, in an interview with GQ magazine, implied he will be voting for President Donald Trump in the upcoming 2020 election in November.
Theater Arts and Motion Picture Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) has suspended movie production effective from Friday, March 27, due to the widespread of the coronavirus pandemic.

TAMPAN suspends movie production over virus pandemic

Theater Arts and Motion Picture Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) has suspended movie production effective from Friday, March 27, due to the widespread of the coronavirus pandemic.
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).
Nollywood producers need to give more opportunities to talented upcoming actors, says seasoned actress, Juliet Njemanze.

Nollywood producers urged to give upcoming actors a chance

Nollywood producers need to give more opportunities to talented upcoming actors, says seasoned actress, Juliet Njemanze.

Cross River governor, NFVCB chief honoured at AIFF 2019

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross Rivers and Mr Adedayo Thomas, the Chief Executive, National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) have been honoured for their contributions to the development of the Nigerian movie industry.
Stakeholders in the creative industry and relevant agencies of government have extolled organisers of the Abuja International Film Festival (AIFF) for steadfastness in holding the annual fiesta for 16 years.

Nollywood: Stakeholders laud organisers of Abuja Film Festival

Stakeholders in the creative industry and relevant agencies of government have extolled organisers of the Abuja International Film Festival (AIFF) for steadfastness in holding the annual fiesta for 16 years.
Actors, filmmakers and other key players in Nollywood, on Friday night ‘lit up’ the World Premiere of the acclaimed star-studded blockbuster movie ‘The Enemy I know’ in Abuja.

Nollywood stars light up ‘The Enemy I know’ premiere in Abuja

Actors, filmmakers and other key players in Nollywood, on Friday night ‘lit up’ the World Premiere of the acclaimed star-studded blockbuster movie ‘The Enemy I know’ in Abuja.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo attended a church service on Sunday at the RCCG Regional Parish in New York, United States, where he gave a sermon and also prayed fervently for Nigeria 3

VP Osinbajo: Anti-corruption efforts must be holistic, strategic

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged stakeholders, including government, parliamentarians and non-state actors, to be more effective and adopt holistic, strategic and coordinated approach in the fight against corruption.

Federal government launches eleven policies on reproductive health, others

The Federal Ministry of Health in collaboration with other partners yesterday launched eleven policy documents on reproductive and maternal health.

Egypt parliament votes to extend Abdel Fattah al-Sisi rule until 2030

Egypt's parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved constitutional amendments allowing general-turned-president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in power until 2030, state media reported.
INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu

2019: INEC chairman tasks celebrities on voter education

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has called on Nigerian celebrities to utilise their platforms to promote voter education, youth inclusion and non-violent participation in the 2019 elections.

2019: US, UK, EU, 22 others insist on INEC independence

As campaigns for the 2019 general election kicks off, the international community has expressed concern over the forthcoming polls, calling for campaigns devoid of hate speech.
Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo hosted members of the Entertainment Industry in Lagos at weekend. Also present were Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode and Governor of Bauchi State, Mohammed Abubakar.

Yemi Osinbajo: Entertainment industry key to Nigeria’s economic growth

Nigeria's Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo and Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Friday, re-emphasised importance of entertainment industry to Nigeria’s economic growth, assuring that the sector would continue to enjoy support to maximise its potentials.

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#BBNaija: Kiddwaya, Erica sanctioned for breaking house rules

Biggie on Monday fined housemates, Kiddwaya and Erica, for whispering during the live eviction show on Sunday.

Gunmen kill 13 villagers in Benue

Unknown gunmen, on Monday, killed 13 villagers in Edikwu District, Apa Local Government Area, LGA, in Benue state.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

PTF: 85 local councils have no positive cases yet

The Federal Government has declared that only 85 local government areas spread across 20 states have not recorded a positive case of COVID-19, lamenting that the nation is at a very dangerous stage of community transmission.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

Nigeria approaching 1,000 number of coronavirus fatalities – minister

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, revealed that Nigeria is also sadly approaching the symbolic 1,000 number of Covid-19 case fatalities, a grim reality that should be a wake up call for us.
Aminu Bello Masari

Katsina governor bans NGOs from IDP camps

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has warned non government organisations against going into any of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the state under any guise.