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Ehingbeti, the Lagos Economic Summit scheduled to hold from next Tuesday to Thursday, is living-up to its repute as Africa’s most practical and result-oriented private sector-led forum for socio-economic and infrastructural development.

President Buhari, Mo Ibrahim, others to speak at Ehingbeti summit

Ehingbeti, the Lagos Economic Summit scheduled to hold from next Tuesday to Thursday, is living-up to its repute as Africa’s most practical and result-oriented private sector-led forum for socio-economic and infrastructural development, with the quality of speakers confirmed to discuss at the virtual summit.

Mo Abudu launches Creative Academy in collaboration with LACI

The EbonyLife Creative Academy (ELCA), a groundbreaking initiative supported by the Lagos State Government through Lagos State Creative Industries Initiative (LACI), under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, has been declared open for registration.
The state Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, recently announced that the Academy was in the recruitment stage.

Lagos Creative Academy begins classes 2021

At the ongoing The Entertainment Fair and Festival (TEFFEST), the founder of EbonyLife Films, Mo Abudu, disclosed that the Lagos Creative Academy is scheduled to begin classes next year; first quarter of 2021 specifically.

Mo Abudu’s EbonyLife TV channel to go off DSTV

Mo Abudu made this known via social media when she uploaded that all shows on EbonyLife TV will have all its full series uploaded on EbonyLife ON, a digital video-on-demand (VoD) service available on iOS stores and Google.

Netflix to promote Nigeria’s creative industry on the global stage

World’s leading streaming entertainment service provider, Netflix, has expressed commitment to partner with talented Nigerian practitioners in the creative industry to showcase their stories on the global stage.

Media mogul Mo Abudu becomes grandma

Media mogul and CEO of EbonyLife TV, Mo Abudu, has become a grandmother after her daughter, Temidayo got delivered of a baby boy.

Mo Abudu becomes first African to chair International Emmys gala

Media mogul Mo Abudu has become the first African to chair the International Emmy Awards Gala.

Minister lauds women’s leading role in creative industry

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has lauded the leading role being played by women in the country’s creative industry.
The protest which was slated to hold in all the 36 states in Nigeria followed the killings of no fewer than 118 Nigerians in xenophobic attacks in South Africa over the years.

Funke Akindele, Mo Abudu, Toke Makinwa condemn xenophobia attacks in South Africa

Popular Nigerian celebrities, including Toke Makinwa, Funke Akindele, Mo Abudu, amongst others, have condemned the attacks on Nigerians and other Africans in South Africa.

Mo Abudu chairs 47th International Emmy Awards in New York

Mo Abudu, the The EbonyLife TV boss, has been named as the Chair of the 47th International Emmy Awards Gala set to be held in New York on November 25.
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Controversy trails Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Lion Heart’ cinema screening

Cinema screening of ‘Lion Heart,’ the directorial debut of veteran actress Genevieve Nnaji has been halted due to alleged industry controversies.
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Mo Abudu receives honorary doctorate from University of Westminster

Mosunmola Abudu, a Nigerian film producer, has been awarded an honorary doctorate degree by the University of Westminster.

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde named among most influential Africans

Nollywood’s award-winning Diva and humanitarian, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has been honoured as one of the 100 most influential people of African descent by the United Nations.
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Fashion designer launches Adire collection to celebrate Nigerian heroines

A fashion designer, Mrs Yeside Laguda has unveiled an exquisite collection of Adire designs named after Nigeria’s past heroines.

In Pictures: 2Baba, Mo Abudu, others accompany VP Osinbajo to Hollywood

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday visited Hollywood during his working visit to the United States.

Federal govt hails Mo Abudu, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Chimamanda Adichie

The federal government has congratulated Mo Abudu, Chimamanda Adichie and Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, over the honours recently bestowed on them on the global stage, calling them great ambassadors of Nigeria.

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Mo Abudu among 50 global women in showbiz

Mo Abudu, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of EbonyLife TV, and Nollywood star Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde a.k.a Omosexy, have been named among 50 women making an impact in showbiz by Variety magazine.

Governor Ganduje lifts ban on Kano popular actress Rahama Sadau

Kano Actors’ Guild has commended the state Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, for lifting the ban on Rahama Sadau, popular female actress suspended from Kannywood for featuring in a romantic musical video.

The Wedding Party sequel makes N312m in 18 days

Mo Abudu, producer of The Wedding Party, says the second installment of the movie has earned N312m in the cinemas.

‘The Wedding Party 2’ rakes in N73m in 3 days

Nigeria’s blockbuster movie “The Wedding Party 2-Destination Dubai,” has made over 73 million Naira on its opening weekend, its producers said.

Federal govt’s support for creative industry paying off – Lai Mohammed

The increased attention and support being given the Creative Industry by the Buhari administration has started yielding fruits, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said.

Federal govt loses N300 billion to National Theatre decay

The 5,000-capacity main bowl has not been put to use since 1992 due to structural errors. The other halls run skeletal services at best, with most of them as non-cultural or artistic events. Organisers of artistic events have since shifted to other well-maintained venues.

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Nigerian Army appoints new GOCs, PSO, others

The Nigerian Army has announced the appointment of new General Officers Commanding, Principal Staff Officers, commandant of tri-service institution and army training centres, corps commanders, among other positions to man the various divisions, units and commands of the service.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has said the construction of eight flyover bridges in Port Harcourt alongside other critical infrastructure is in a mark of appreciation to the people of Rivers whom he commended for, in his words, having resisted ‘the Army and other security agencies [when they] tried to rig [the 2019] election’ in the state.

Rivers governor: Good infrastructure reward for people’s resistance when army ‘tried to rig’ election

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has said the construction of eight flyover bridges in Port Harcourt alongside other critical infrastructure is in a mark of appreciation to the people of Rivers whom he commended for, in his words, having resisted ‘the Army and other security agencies [when they] tried to rig [the 2019] election’ in the state.
The Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools (ASUSS) has commended the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity for granting recognition to the trade union in spite of an alleged deregistration plot against it by a rival union.

ASUSS lauds Nigerian government over recognition as legal trade union

The Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools (ASUSS) has commended the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity for granting recognition to the trade union in spite of an alleged deregistration plot against it by a rival union.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Boko Haram: Nigerian Army commanding officer, four others laid to rest in Borno

The Nigerian Army has buried a commanding officer and four other soldiers killed in the attack on the military base in Marte local government of Borno state.
Bruno Fernandes has responded to critics who claim he hasn’t done enough in the big games this season. Fernandes joined Manchester United in the January transfer window of 2020. Since then, he has been an absolute sensation, scoring 23 and assisting 17 in 41 Premier League appearances.

Bruno Fernandes hits back at critics ahead of Manchester derby

Bruno Fernandes has responded to critics who claim he hasn’t done enough in the big games this season.

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja received Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who updated him on the progress so far in the implementation of the Economic Sustainability Plan.

President Buhari, VP Osinbajo will publicly receive their coronavirus vaccines on Saturday

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo will receive their jabs of COVID-19 vaccine before television cameras on Saturday, March 6, 2021.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

GICN urges National Assembly to pass Nigerian Peace Corps Bill

Worried by the current wave of insecurity in the country, the Global Integrity Crusade Network (GICN) has called on the National Assembly to as a matter of urgency pass the Nigerian Peace Corps (NPC) Bill, pending before the two legislative chambers.
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, issued the threat in a circular marked HCSF-109-S.1-120 with the title, ‘Unauthorised circulation of official documents-information on social media.’

Nigerian government inaugurates committee to detect irregular recruitments in MDAs

The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HoSF), Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, instituted the committee yesterday with a mandate to stem wanton impunity, sharp practices and fraud in enrolment of newly recruited civil servants on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS).
Some 300 marines standing at attention aboard the USS Winston Churchill were greeted by a Sudanese military band in Port Sudan, a strategically important city on the Red Sea that serves as Sudan’s main port.

U.S. destroyer docks in Sudan for the first time in decades

A U.S. naval destroyer docked on Sudan’s Red Sea coast on Monday in the latest sign of thawing relations with the United States, a day after a visit by a Russian frigate.

Nigeria Customs says border area extensive, porous; receives three scanners

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has said that the porous and extensive border area requiring security coverage was the reason for the spate of smuggling and arms proliferation in the country.