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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 group of prominent Facebook critics, including one of the social network’s early investors and a journalist facing jail time in the Philippines, are launching their version of an “oversight board” to rival the company’s own.

Facebook critics start rival, independent ‘oversight board’

A group of prominent Facebook critics, including one of the social network’s early investors and a journalist facing jail time in the Philippines, are launching their version of an “oversight board” to rival the company’s own.
Lucas Torreira

Arsenal reject Atletico Madrid bid for midfielder

Atletico Madrid have seen an opening offer for Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira rejected by the Gunners.

CPJ: Nigerian journalist detained since August on cybercrime charge

Nigerian authorities should immediately release journalist Ime Sunday Silas, drop the charges against him, and reform the country’s cybercrime act to ensure it is not used against the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
The Ghanaian Minister of Information, Kojo Nkrumah, on Sunday, defended the $1m trade levy and other regulations imposed on Nigerian traders in Ghana, noting that Nigeria had equally issued executive orders preventing foreigners from getting jobs which Nigerians can do.

Ghana: 700 Nigerians involved in fraud, prostitution, robbery deported

The Ghanaian Minister of Information, Kojo Nkrumah, on Sunday, defended the $1m trade levy and other regulations imposed on Nigerian traders in Ghana, noting that Nigeria had equally issued executive orders preventing foreigners from getting jobs which Nigerians can do.
A former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has made his Nollywood debut in a new series titled Silent Prejudices (Season 2).

We’ll hold you responsible if anything happen to our reporter – Daily Trust tells...

The management of Media Trust Limited, publishers of Daily Trust, has condemned the verbal attack on its reporter, Eyo Charles, by the former minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode.

Viability report rates five Nigerian states insolvent

The Annual States Viability Index (ASVI) has listed Katsina, Kebbi, Borno, Bayelsa and Taraba States as those with the worst internally generated revenue (IGR) performance in 2019, thereby rendering them insolvent.

Gombe commissioner, others react to death of ex-NAN Boss

Alhaji Ibrahim Kwami, Gombe State Commissioner for Information has expressed great sadness at the news of the passing on of Malam Wada Maida, the former Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria.

Borno NUJ, media stakeholders say Wada Maida’s death huge loss to journalism

Some media stakeholders in Borno have described the death of Malam Wada Maida, former Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria as devastating and a great loss to journalism in Nigeria .
Aminu Bello Masari

Katsina governor mourns deceased NAN board chairman

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State has expressed shock over the death of Malam Wada Maida, a renowned journalist, former Editor-in-Chief/Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria.
Malam Wada Maida, Chairman, Board of Directors of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), is dead.

NAN board chairman Wada Maida passes on at 70

Malam Lawal Sale Maida, a member of his family, who confirmed this to newsmen, said that Maida died in Abuja on Monday. He was aged 70.
President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, presiding over plenary on Tuesday at the National Assembly, Abuja.5

Lawmakers protest as Senate confirms 39 ambassador-nominees

Amid protests, on Wednesday, the Senate confirmed the nomination of 39 career and non-career ambassador-nominees submitted to it by President Muhammadu Buhari for screening and confirmation.

Foamier NAN editor-in-chief passes on at 74

Mr Abui, who served as Editor-in-chief between 2001 and 2006, was until his death the Dan Masani Manchok, (Leader of the learned) under the Moro’a Chiefdom in Southern Kaduna.
Barcelona's Lionel Messi with the Ballon d'Or award. REUTERS-Christian Hartmann

France Football: Ballon d’Or 2020 scrapped due to coronavirus disruption

The Ballon d’Or will not be awarded this year for the first time in its 64-year history after the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on the football calendar, organisers France Football magazine said on Monday.
Sacked UNIZIK lecturer, Dr. Peter Ekemezie, has filed suit at Anambra State High Court sitting in Awka praying the court to award N500,000,000 as general and exemplary damages over alleged defamatory story published by The Punch newspaper.

Sacked UNIZIK lecturer sues Punch, others, demands N500 million over alleged defamation

Sacked Nnamzi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) lecturer, Dr. Peter Ekemezie, has filed suit at Anambra State High Court sitting in Awka praying the court to award N500,000,000 as general and exemplary damages over alleged defamatory story published by The Punch newspaper.

Russian activists planning anti-Putin protest detained by authorities – opposition

Two Russian activists involved in a campaign against what they say are President Vladimir Putin’s illegal plans to remain in power were detained by authorities on Thursday.

Using coronavirus donations to give charity a bad name

Global response to the outbreak of the Coronavirus in Africa has been remarkable, especially following fears that should the virus take hold, its impact on the continent could be catastrophic.
Facebook on Tuesday said the coronavirus pandemic has users flocking to its services while it undermines ad revenue on which the world’s biggest social network depends.

Facebook unveils independent content oversight board that can overrule founder

Facebook’s new content oversight board will include a former prime minister, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and several constitutional law experts and rights advocates among its first 20 members, the company announced on Wednesday.

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Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the State.

Kwara governor relaxes curfew from 8am to 6pm

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has reviewed the curfew on the people of Ilorin, the state capital from 24 hours to 12 hours.
As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

Nigeria records 62 new virus infections, one death

The 62 new cases were reported from 11 states – Taraba (18), Ogun (15), FCT (6), Kaduna (6), Katsina (4), Ondo (4), Ekiti (3), Rivers (3), Kano (1), Osun (1), and Sokoto (1).
Local war epic Sacrifice topped the box office on its opening weekend (October 23-25) in China, according to figures from theatrical consultancy Artisan Gateway, grossing $53m in three days.

China box office: War epic ‘Sacrifice’ grosses $53m on opening weekend

Local war epic Sacrifice topped the box office on its opening weekend (October 23-25) in China, according to figures from theatrical consultancy Artisan Gateway, grossing $53m in three days.
#EndSARS protests

#EndSARS: Economy loses N54 billion daily under curfew – bank

At the backdrop of the destructions of public and private properties and businesses in the wake of the #EndSARS protests, businesses have been counting their losses while economy experts have listed the immediate challenges the crises have thrown up against Nigeria’s struggling economy.
Ahmed Musa

Ahmed Musa leaves Saudi Arabia club Al Nassr

Super Eagles forward Ahmed Musa has left Saudi Arabia club Al Nassr after two years.