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A man passes by Nigerian movie billboards at a cinema in Lagos. [Cristina Aldehuela-AFP-Getty Images]

Why Nigerians living abroad love to watch Nollywood movies

The Nollywood industry – which came to life in the early 1990s – is often seen as a natural heir to the Nigerian TV series which had already produced roughly 14,000 feature films in the previous decade

Fraudster gets one-year jail term in Sokoto

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Sokoto Zonal Office has secured the conviction of one Chiagoze Samuel Chukwujiekwu before Justice Bello Duwale of the Sokoto State High Court.
In this file photograph taken on November 1, 1967, Biafran prisoners and civilians wait at the federal camp of Nakurdi, a converted outdoor movie theatre in Enugu, after fighting between Nigerian federal army troops and the Biafran rebels, during the Biafran war. (AFP)

Fifty years on, Nigeria struggles with memory of Biafra war

Dikoye Oyeyinka, 33, has been billed as one of the most promising Nigerian writers of his generation.

Tanko Yakassai: Military aborted Nigerian founding fathers’ dream, dragged nation back

Elder statesman and pre-Independence politician, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, has regretted that for the abortion of the dream envisioned by the nation’s founding fathers, Nigeria would have by now attained the status of a true giant of Africa.

Ascension, sit-at-home affect commercial activities in Awka

Commercial activities in Awka and environs was partially shut down on Thursday following the coincidence of sit-at-home called by pro-Biafran groups and Ascension Thursday observed as Holy Day by Catholic faithful.
Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Provence, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma

Archbishop Chukwuma: Inactive Eastern railway part of marginalization

Archbishop Emmanuel Chukwuma of Enugu Anglican Ecclesiastical province has described the non functional Eastern railway as part of marginalization of the people of Eastern Nigeria Region.
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Abia YPP candidate begs APC to zone Senate presidency seat to South East

Candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) for Bende federal constituency, in Abia State, in the last Presidential/National Assembly election, Charles Obinna Chukwunaru, has appealed to the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC) to zone the seat of President of Senate to the south.

Former Governor Chime confident of President Buhari’s victory in Saturday’s presidential election

Sullivan Chime, former governor of Enugu State, has expressed confidence that President Muhammadu Buhari would win Saturday’s presidential election, just as he urged the South-East region to support his re-election bid.

Sullivan Chime: PDP has outlived its usefulness for South-East

Former Governor of Enugu State, Mr Sullivan Chime, says President Muhammadu Buhari deserves the support of the South-East region in the Feb. 16 presidential election.

Ignatius Kaigama: Why hostility, intolerance, violence persist between Muslims, Christians in Nigeria

Metropolitan Catholic Archbishop of Jos, Ignatius Kaigama, has identified reasons behind the competitive spirit, hostility and intolerance between adherents of Islamic and Christian religions in Nigeria.

Entrepreneur sets up center for past Nigerian leaders

An Entrepreneur in entertainment industry, Mr Gandi Obiefule, has set up a centre with colonial art works and pictures, to reminiscence historical leaders, especially those from the South-East.
Scores of Enugu residents on Saturday, expressed joy, as the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, named former governor of Anambra, Mr Peter Obi, his running mate for the 2019 presidential election.

Coalition: Selfish interest behind reason for rejecting Peter Obi as Atiku Abubakar’s running mate

A coalition of 20 human rights, public governance accountability and pro-democracy advocacy groups, based in South East of the country, on Monday, indentified Politics of dichotomy, pecuniary and selfish interests as the real reasons behind the rejection of Mr. Peter Obi as Atiku’s running mate by some South East Governors and political leaders
This picture taken on Tuesday, July 17, shows trucks completely blocking a section of the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway at Second Rainbow inward Mile 2, and commercial buses driving against traffic.

Importers urge opening of Eastern ports for cargoes to reduce Apapa gridlock

Some importers on Friday appealed to the Federal Government to open up the seaports in the Eastern flank of the country to decongest ports in Lagos.

Governor Obiano: It’s time for Ndigbo to ask Nigeria hard questions

Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano, says it is time for the Igbo people to ask their fellow Nigerians what type of country they want.

The Fulanisation of Nigeria and the perfidy of the British

As a student of English and European history and one that was not only trained and educated by the British from the age of seven but that is also highly conversant with their system and their ways, I can confirm that Evans is absolutely right.

Governor Ikpeazu calls for increased allocation to federal universities of agriculture

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has appealled to the Federal Government to increase its allocation to federal universities of agriculture in the country.

Protea opens a 90-room facility in Owerri

Protea Hotel, a subsidiary of Marriott International, on Monday announced the opening of a new 90-room facility in Owerri, Imo State.

Biafra: South-East elders petition US, UN on Igbos’ plight in Nigeria

A team of Igbo leaders under the aegis of Alaigbo Development Foundation and South-East Elders’ Forum have submitted a petition on the plight of Igbo people in Nigeria to the United States House of Representatives and the United Nations headquarters.

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 02, 2018 Bayern Munich's Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara walks at the field during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match between Bayern Munich and Ajax Amsterdam in Munich, southern Germany. - Thiago Alcantara suffers from an ankle injury since the narrow German cup win against SV Roedinghausen on October 31, 2018 in Osnabrueck, western Germany. Despite starting with 11 internationals, Bayern scraped past fourth-tier Roedinghausen 2-1 in the second round tie as Thiago was carried off late on. (Photo by Christof STACHE / AFP)

Thiago Alcântara closing in on Bayern Munich contract extension

Ever since his move from Barcelona in 2013, Thiago Alcântara has been one of Bayern’s most consistent performers and ever-present faces in the starting XI.
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Bonfrere Jo: Clemens Westerhof sold Nigeria’s game against Italy at USA World Cup

Former Super Eagles technical adviser Bonfrere Jo has blamed the team’s exit at the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the United States of America on the erstwhile handler of the side Clemens Westerhof.
Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2020. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse-File Photo

Coronavirus vaccine: WHO rejects using Africa as testing ground

Tedros Ghebreyesus, head of the World Health Organisation, has dismissed as “racist” a suggestion by two French scientists that the coronavirus vaccine should be tested in Africa.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, yesterday, alerted Nigerians to be mindful of fake chloroquine phosphate 250mg tablets currently in circulation.

NAFDAC: Fake chloroquine tablets now in circulation

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, yesterday, alerted Nigerians to be mindful of fake chloroquine phosphate 250mg tablets currently in circulation.
Nollywood star, Funke Akindele, and her husband, AbdulRasheed Bello, have been sentenced by the Chief Magistrate of Court 1 in Ogba, Lagos State, Yewande Aje-Afunwa, for flouting the Coronavirus Disease restriction order of the State.

Lockdown: Funke Akindele, husband sentenced to community service

Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele and her husband AbdulRasheed Bello, popularly known as JJC Skillz, were yesterday, convicted and fined N100,000 each by an Ogba Magistrate Court for flaunting the Lagos State Infectious Disease (Emergency Prevention) Regulation 2020.