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Minister of Canadian heritage Steven Guilbeault commented: “With this measure, we are responding to the needs of Canadian audiovisual producers who are severely affected by the pandemic. We will save jobs and continue to encourage creativity in this industry. Our government is proud to support the Canadian film and television industry, which plays an important role in the social, cultural and economic development of our country.”

Canada offers $37 million fund for virus-hit film productions

The government of Canada has launched a fund to make up to $37m (c$50m) available to compensate Canadian productions for COVID-19-related filming delays.
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John Boyega cuts ties with Jo Malone after brand removed him from Chinese ad...

John Boyega has stepped down as a brand ambassador for British cologne company Jo Malone after he was cut out of the Chinese version of an ad campaign he originally conceived and starred in.
Two-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka booked a place in the quarter-finals of the US Open Sunday with a straight-sets win over Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit.

Japan’s Naomi Osaka reaches US Open quarter-finals

Two-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka booked a place in the quarter-finals of the US Open Sunday with a straight-sets win over Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa to leverage on tourism to boost internal revenue, create jobs

The Bayelsa Government says it will leverage on its rich tourism endowment to boost revenue and enhance its economic fortunes as well as create jobs and reverse the status of Bayelsa listed as one of the five insolvent states.
Arsenal wonder kid Bukayo Saka still has a lot of catching up to do as he is yet to have a space for himself in the Arsenal senior team dressing room.

Bukola Saka’s parents ask for time as NFF finally contacts player

Super Eagles Head Coach Gernot Rohr has contacted Arsenal’s rave of the moment Bukayo Saka to play for Nigeria.
Senator from California and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris stands on stage at the end of the third day of the Democratic National Convention, being held virtually amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware on August 19, 2020. (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP)

Kamala Harris, making history as VP pick, condemns Donald Trump’s leadership ‘failure’

Kamala Harris made history Wednesday when she accepted the Democratic nomination for vice president while joining Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton to condemn President Donald Trump’s profound “failure” as a leader.
Ghana Cedi

Ghana’s fiscal deficit seen narrowing to 9.4 percent in 2021

Ghana’s fiscal deficit is projected to narrow from 11.4% of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2020 to 9.4% in 2021, the finance ministry said in a budget document on Monday.
Ex-President Barack Obama has applauded Joe Biden’s choice of Senator Kamala Harris as a running mate in this year’s United States Presidential Election scheduled to hold in November.

Barack Obama: Kamala Harris more than prepared for VP job

Ex-President Barack Obama has applauded Joe Biden’s choice of Senator Kamala Harris as a running mate in this year’s United States Presidential Election scheduled to hold in November.
President Goodluck Jonathan

Ex-President Jonathan warns against politics of bitterness, violence

The former president, Goodluck Jonathan, has warned politicians against politics of bitterness and violence and charged them to forge a common agenda that would promote peace and sustainable development in the nation.
Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said Tuesday that he will pick his running mate next week for the November election against President Donald Trump.

Suspense surrounds Joe Biden’s upcoming running mate selection

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has promised to soon reveal his running mate.
The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, on Monday applauded a Nigerian, Lt., Victor Agunbiade of the United States Navy for being a good ambassador of Nigeria.

NICOM chief hails Victor Agunbiade’s exemplary conduct in US Navy

The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, on Monday applauded a Nigerian, Lt., Victor Agunbiade of the United States Navy for being a good ambassador of Nigeria.
Super Eagles legend Victor Nosa Ikpeba has urged Gernot Rohr to extend an invitation to Arsenal’s younger Bukayo Saka.

Mikel Arteta: Bukayo Saka good enough to play for England

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says exciting youngster Bukayo Saka is good enough to play for the Three Lions of England.

UK tourism seeks to reinvent itself amid coronavirus pandemic

Last weekend, 3.6 million people tuned in to watch dawn break over a cloudy Stonehenge for a virtual celebration of the summer solstice hosted by English Heritage. It meant visitors all around the world were able to watch the sunrise from home, not bothering with the long-distance journey to Britain during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Peter Odemwingie has admitted missing Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations winning team in 2013 remains his only regret as he retires from football.

Osaze Odemwingie to ensure his kids play for Super Eagles

Former Nigerian international Osaze Odemwingie has stated that he will help his three kids play for Nigeria even though they have bi-nationalities like him.

Prominent Chinese Australians express concern about rise in racial abuse amid virus outbreak

Prominent Chinese Australians are calling for unity and expressing concern about the recent rise in racial abuse targeting the Asian community amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Tyson Fury appeared to taunt heavyweight rival Anthony Joshua by wearing a ‘Nigeria’ themed gumshield during his emphatic victory over Deontay Wilder on Saturday night.

Nigerian flag, name carried on Tyson Fury’s gum shield in fight against Deontay Wilder

Tyson Fury emerged the new WBC Heavyweight champion of the world on Saturday night in Las Vegas after defeating Deontay Wilder in a seventh round stoppage win of their 12-round title fight.
U.S. President Donald Trump makes a speech to evangelical supports in Miami, Florida, U.S., January 3, 2020. REUTERS-Eva Marie Uzcategui

Donald Trump: We killed Qasem Soleimani to stop a war

President Donald Trump on Friday said the United States killed top Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani to stop a war.
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Anthony Joshua wants to defend heavyweight titles in Nigeria

Anthony Joshua says he would love to defend his heavyweight titles in Nigeria after defeating Andy Ruiz in their rematch in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia on Saturday night.

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The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) has confirmed that dialogue in national transformation at this year’s economic summit will focus on job creation, youth empowerment and entrepreneurship.

#EndSARS: Nigeria Economic Summit postponed indefinitely

The Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) has announced indefinite postponement of its 26th summit which was scheduled to hold on Oct. 26 and 27.
The Police Command in Plateau has arrested 16 suspects over kidnapping, armed robbery, culpable homicide and unlawful possession of firearms.

Inmates set Warri prison on fire, as army, police take over security

Inmates of the Warri correctional centre on Okere road, Warri south local government area, Delta state Thursday set some buildings inside the place on fire.
Adegboyega Oyetola

#EndSARS: Osun government says curfew still in force

The Osun State Government says the 24-hour curfew imposed on the state by Gov. Gboyega Oyetola, to rid the streets and communities of violence, prevent loss of lives and property, is still in force.
Sequel to the collapse of a school building in Ejigbo in the early hours of Saturday, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has directed the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development to carry out integrity tests on both public and private schools with buildings of 3 floors and above.

Governor Sanwo-Olu: I have been unable to speak with President Buhari

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday, said he was yet to speak directly with President Muhammadu Buhari concerning the shooting of #EndSARS protesters in the State.

#EndSARS: Enugu government exempts essential, emergency workers from curfew

The Enugu State Government has exempted health, essential, and emergency workers from the curfew imposed on the three Local Government Areas (LGAs) that make up Enugu metropolis.