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Nollywood actor, Yomi Fabiyi, has explained why he plans to terminate his childless marriage to Fran, his British wife of nine years.

Nollywood actor: Why I’m ending my marriage

Nollywood actor, Yomi Fabiyi, has explained why he plans to terminate his childless marriage to Fran, his British wife of nine years.
CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 08: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers speaks to the media after being defeated by the Golden State Warriors during Game Four of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 8, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Warriors defeated the Cavaliers 108-85 to win the 2018 NBA Finals. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

LeBron James’ £15 million mansion with cinema and home gym up for sale

LeBron James has put his luxury £15million mansion in California up for sale six years after purchasing the property, which includes a swimming pool, home gym, cinema and more
A hundred years since Charlie Chaplin directed and starred in his first feature-length film “The Kid”, some of the silent comic’s best-known movies are being restored to be released in cinemas worldwide.

Restored Charlie Chaplin films to be released in cinemas worldwide

A hundred years since Charlie Chaplin directed and starred in his first feature-length film “The Kid”, some of the silent comic’s best-known movies are being restored to be released in cinemas worldwide.
Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye of an Igbosere High Court in Lagos on Friday discharged and acquitted one Niyi Oyelami charged with defiling a nine-year-old daughter of his neighbour.

Court acquits lawyer of theft

An Ikeja High Court on Wednesday acquitted a lawyer, Yetunde Sousa, accused of stealing N50.2Million from Dominos Stores and Ozone Cinemas.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

New Year: Gunmen kill commercial bus driver in Edo

A commercial bus popularly called tuke-tuke driver whose identity is not yet known was killed on New Day in Benin City by unknown gunmen suspected to be cultists.
Wonder Woman 1984 raked in around $36.1m at cinemas worldwide over the Christmas holiday weekend, Warner Bros has said.

Wonder Woman 1984: Superhero sequel nets biggest US opening since coronavirus shut cinemas

Wonder Woman 1984 raked in around $36.1m at cinemas worldwide over the Christmas holiday weekend, Warner Bros has said.
Veteran Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has alleged that he cannot be tamed, as the ageless Milan forward insists he is doing better than Benjamin Button, the fictional character of Hollywood fame.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: I always want more

Veteran Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has alleged that he cannot be tamed, as the ageless Milan forward insists he is doing better than Benjamin Button, the fictional character of Hollywood fame.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Niger has commended the efforts of Mr Hamzat Adekunle with state code number NG-19C-1696, for conducting free diabetes tests for 65 persons in the camp.

NYSC: We will no longer tolerate any unauthorised use of our uniform by filmmakers

The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC has urged filmmakers to always seek proper approval before using corps members’ uniform while shooting movies.
Football fans could be allowed back into stadiums as early as next month.

Football fans could return to stadiums before Christmas

Premier League and Football League clubs could welcome supporters back into stadiums in December under plans drawn up by the Government, according to Sportsmail.
May Odeh, whose first feature film as producer “200 Meters” debuted in the Venice Days Competition of the Venice Film Festival, received the Variety Middle East and North African Region Talent Award at the El Gouna Film Festival in Egypt Monday in a ceremony presided over by festival director Intishal Al Timimi and festival co-founder and chief of operations Bushra Rozza.

‘200 Meters’ producer May Odeh receives Variety Mena Award

May Odeh, whose first feature film as producer “200 Meters” debuted in the Venice Days Competition of the Venice Film Festival, received the Variety Middle East and North African Region Talent Award at the El Gouna Film Festival in Egypt Monday in a ceremony presided over by festival director Intishal Al Timimi and festival co-founder and chief of operations Bushra Rozza.
A retired British Airways Boeing 747 plane is set to be converted into a cinema and educational facility in Gloucestershire.

British Airways to turn retired B747 aircraft to cinema

A retired British Airways Boeing 747 plane is set to be converted into a cinema and educational facility in Gloucestershire.
BBC documentary strand Storyville is moving under the remit of BBC Film, as part of a broader restructuring of the BBC’s filmmaking output.

BBC documentary arm Storyville moves under BBC Film remit

BBC documentary strand Storyville is moving under the remit of BBC Film, as part of a broader restructuring of the BBC’s filmmaking output.
Screen International has unveiled Stars of Tomorrow 2020, its annual, eagerly anticipated talent showcase of the most exciting new actors, writers, directors, producers, and heads of department emerging across the UK and Ireland.

Screen unveils the 2020 Stars of Tomorrow

Screen International has unveiled Stars of Tomorrow 2020, its annual, eagerly anticipated talent showcase of the most exciting new actors, writers, directors, producers, and heads of department emerging across the UK and Ireland. Screen International...
A plane carrying Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, who is in a coma after a suspected poisoning, touched down Saturday morning in Berlin, where he will receive medical attention at Charité Clinic, the city’s main hospital.

Airplane with Russian opposition leader lands in Germany 

A plane carrying Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, who is in a coma after a suspected poisoning, touched down Saturday morning in Berlin, where he will receive medical attention at Charité Clinic, the city’s main hospital.
The Executive Director of NFVCB, Mr Adebayo Thomas, made the call in an interview on Sunday in Abuja.

NFVCB seals off illegal drive-in cinemas in Abuja

The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) has sealed off illegal drive-in cinemas in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Famed Egyptian actor Ragaa al-Geddawy died on Sunday after contracting the COVID-19 disease, the actors union said. She was 81.

Top Egyptian actress dies of coronavirus

Famed Egyptian actor Ragaa al-Geddawy died on Sunday after contracting the COVID-19 disease, the actors union said. She was 81.
Social distancing and face masks were largely forgotten as thousands of French people danced and partied well into Monday in the first big blow out since the coronavirus lockdown.

Paris throws off mask to party like the virus never was

Social distancing and face masks were largely forgotten as thousands of French people danced and partied well into Monday in the first big blow out since the coronavirus lockdown.
Palpable fear has gripped residents of Kano as the State Ministry of Health announced it has recorded the first COVID-19 death on Wednesday evening.

Kano deaths toll increase as professor dies

Professor Balarabe Maikaba, a senior lecturer of mass communication at the Bayero University, Kano, has just been confirmed dead.

Delta employs 1000 secondary school teachers

Chief Patrick Ukah, the Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education in Delta State, has said that the recruitment of 1000 teachers into the Post Primary Education Board (PPEB) was to bridge the gap in the number of teachers in public schools in the state.
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My problems with BBNaija – NCAC chief

National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) says though the reality show Big Brother Nigeria (BBNaija) platform has united and empowered youths, its erotic content is inimical to the Nigerian culture.
Fun Seekers were seen on Monday in Abuja trooping into the Genesis and Silverbird Cinemas respectively to see movies and have some fun with families and friends to commemorate the Eid-el-Kabir.

Eid celebration: Fun seekers troop Abuja cinemas

Fun Seekers were seen on Monday in Abuja trooping into the Genesis and Silverbird Cinemas respectively to see movies and have some fun with families and friends to commemorate the Eid-el-Kabir.

Oil tears two Delta communities apart

A heated row has broken out between Sapele-Okpe and Otonyasere communities, both in Sapele Local Government Area, Delta State, over the ownership of oil-rich Otonyasere village.

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Why EFCC arrested Senator Okorocha

Former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has insisted he was merely invited and not arrested by the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday.
FILE PHOTO: South African Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize confirms the first case of Coronavirus in South Africa at Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, March 5, 2020. Reuters/ Sumaya Hisham

South Africa says downpayments to J&J, Pfizer not refundable

The South African government’s downpayments to Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Pfizer for COVID-19 vaccines are not refundable under any circumstances, its health minister said on Wednesday, describing the condition as onerous.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has told foreign powers to withdraw their forces from the Middle East, warning that they may be in danger if they remain in the region.

Iran president says 60% enrichment is an answer to attack at Natanz site

Iran’s move to enrich uranium up to 60% purity is a response to the sabotage at its key nuclear facility, President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, adding the Islamic Republic had no intention of building a nuclear weapon
People march during a protest against the military coup in Dawei, Myanmar April 13, 2021. Courtesy of Dawei Watch/via REUTERS

Myanmar activists stage ‘bloody’ protests against military

Opponents of Myanmar’s coup splashed red paint and dye on roads and signs outside government offices on Wednesday to represent the blood of people killed protesting against the junta, on the second day of the traditional new year holiday.
The allegation of marginalisation against Governor Udom Emmanuel by the Oro Think Tank is unfair and has no basis in objectivity, the Akwa Ibom State branch of the Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, has declared.

Akwa Ibom government sets up interface committee on deep seaport project

Akwa Ibom State government said it has set up a committee to interface with the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) Committee for the implementation of the Ibom Deep Seaport Project.

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The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

Nigerian Army explains joint operation in Akwa Ibom

The Nigerian Army yesterday explained that the operation of a combined team of military and security agencies in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State was a simple clearance operation to flush out criminals in the area..
The State Secretary to the Government, Alh. Ahmed Matane, who made the appeal in Dutsen Magaji, Mariga Local Government Area of the State while addressing Bandits and their Commanders said recent developments in the state calls for sober reflection.

Niger restricts tricycles, motorcycles over banditry

Niger state has restricted the movement of commercial motorcycles and tricycles in Minna metropolis from 9:00 pm to 6:00 am daily.
Saudi Arabia has come under increasing global scrutiny over its human rights record since the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018 [Fayez Nureldine-AFP]

Saudi Arabia executes three soldiers for ‘cooperating with enemy’

Saudi Arabia has executed three soldiers convicted of “high treason” and “cooperating with the enemy”, with a statement from the kingdom’s defence ministry saying the trio was sentenced to death by a specialist court after a fair trial.
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers his first prime time address as president, marking the one-year anniversary of widespread shutdowns to combat the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and speaking about the impact of the pandemic during an address from the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 11, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

Business leaders urge US president to set ambitious climate goal

More than 300 businesses and investors, including such giants as Apple, Google, Microsoft and Coca-Cola, are calling on the Biden administration to set an ambitious climate change goal that would cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% below 2005 levels by 2030.
Kaduna state government has said further checks in the wake of the attack by armed bandits on the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Igabi LGA indicated that 39 students are currently unaccounted for.

Freed Nigerian students reunite with families

Five of the dozens of students kidnapped from a college in northwest Nigeria were reunited with their families on Wednesday, two days after having been found by the military.