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Nigeria’s film industry draws global entertainment brands

“Oya!” shouts the director in Nigerian Pidgin English. Actors take their marks. Lighting blinks on. The film crew snaps into action after the order to hurry up.

Cas vindicates Amaju Pinnick on Caf Champions League

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has been vindicated on his stance against the order for a replay of the second leg of the 2019 Champions League made by the Confederation of Africa Football Executive Committee.
The Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa (BMIA) has announced the expansion of its Financial Journalism Training (FJT) programme to Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Tanzania, Ghana and Zambia.

Bloomberg expands training to five African countries

The Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa (BMIA) has announced the expansion of its Financial Journalism Training (FJT) programme to Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Tanzania, Ghana and Zambia.

Kunle Afolayan decries segregation in filmmaking in Africa

Kunle Afolanya, veteran Nigerian filmmaker says there is so much segregation in filmmaking between the Francophone and Anglophone countries in Africa.
The Consul-General of the Cameroon in Nigeria, Mrs Bessem Manga, has called on her compatriots at home and abroad to close ranks and embrace peace for the emancipation of their country.

Cameroonian envoy enjoins compatriots to embrace peace and unity

The Consul-General of the Cameroon in Nigeria, Mrs Bessem Manga, has called on her compatriots at home and abroad to close ranks and embrace peace for the emancipation of their country.

Cameroon former minister in rare safe release after rebel abduction

Separatists in restive Northwest Cameroon have, in a rare move, freed a former government minister unharmed after two weeks in captivity. Emmanuel Ngafeson Bantar, a top Ministry of Justice official, was the first advisor to President Paul Biya to be abducted in the Northwest.

Nigerian Navy deploys 15 warships to multinational exercise

The Nigerian Navy says no fewer than 500 naval officers and 15 warships have been deployed to a multinational sea exercise “Obangame Express”, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command.
Sagir Musa

Nigeria Army: No attack along Numan-Jalingo Road

The Nigerian Army said last night that there was no attack along Numan-Jalingo road in Adamawa and Taraba States, saying the trending video in the social media is fake.

Rights groups call for UN probe in anglophone Cameroon

Fifteen rights groups on Thursday called on the United Nations to investigate possible "serious" human rights violations in the troubled English-speaking region of western Cameroon.
AmbaCoin

Cameroon rebels issue ‘virtual revolutionary currency’

Anglophone separatists in Cameroon on Monday announced they had launched a virtual currency, the AmbaCoin, to help fund their campaign for independence and provide humanitarian aid.
Kokawa is a traditional wrestling. This Nigerian traditional kind of sport has close connection with the traditional customs

Abiola Ogunbiyi: Embrace traditional sports for mental alertness

Abiola Ogunbiyi, Chairman, Lagos State Traditional Sports Association, on Monday urged Lagos residents to embrace traditional sports for improved mental alertness.

79 pupils kidnapped in restive anglophone Cameroon

Seventy-nine pupils were kidnapped on Monday in an English-speaking region of Cameroon where separatists are fighting an armed campaign for independence, a government source said.
FILE - In this May 11, 2018, file photo, Britain’s Prince Charles, and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, visit the ancient site of Knossos on the southern Greek island of Crete. The royal couple have arrived in Gambia for a three-day visit. President Adama Barrow and first lady Fatoumata Barrow greeted the royal couple on Wednesday, Oct. 31, along with Gambians who came out in throngs for their arrival. (Aris Messinis/Pool Photo via AP, File) (Associated Press)

Britain’s Prince Charles salutes Gambia’s return to Commonwealth

Britain’s Prince Charles congratulated Gambia on Thursday for turning its back on “autocratic” rule at home and returning to the Commonwealth fold as he began a nine-day Africa tour.

Two police killed in restive anglophone Cameroon

At least two police officers have died in fresh violence in western Cameroon where English-speaking separatists have declared an independent state, the military said Sunday.
Joshua Osih

Cameroon opposition chief blames violence on President Biya

Cameroon's opposition leader, who will run for president in October's elections, has pointed the finger squarely at President Paul Biya for the mounting bloodshed in the country's separatist crisis.
Some armed men have burn down the Ndop Prison, in Ngohketunjia Division of the North West Region, freeing several inmates. Cameroon

At least 160 inmates freed as gunmen storm Cameroon jail

At least 160 inmates fled a prison in Cameroon's troubled anglophone North-West region during a dramatic overnight jailbreak, officials said on Sunday.
Residents from the Western Region in Cameroon arrive at the bus terminal in Buea following renewed clashed in the restive anglophone region on July 15, 2018. Twenty civilians, including five students and a teacher, were killed on july 11-12, 2018 by the Cameroonian army in two localities in the Anglophone North-West region, an NGO on July 13, 2018. STRINGER / AFP

Cameroon unrest drives 180,000 from their homes

Human Rights Watch on Thursday blamed Cameroon's government forces and separatists for worsening violence in the country's anglophone regions which has left scores dead and displaced over 180,000 people.

Cameroon to hold presidential election on October 7

Elected in 1982, the 85-year-old is Africa’s oldest and longest-serving president, but has yet to say whether he will bid for another term, although his supporters are already urging him to put his name forward.

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Nigeria has no business with poverty – Lagos deputy governor

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John Fashanu weighs into Tammy Abraham debate

Former England striker John Fashanu has weighed into the debate over who Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham should represent at international level, suggesting he should think seriously about playing for Nigeria.