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Oscar 2021: Genevieve Nnaji, Akin Omotoso named Academy members

Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji and Film director, Akin Omotoso, have been selected as members of the 2020 class of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Mr Babatunde Irukera, a governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi, says that he is contesting in the Kogi governorship election to fulfil his vision for the development of the state.

FCCPC pledges protection of minors, others against tobbacco

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) says the commission will protect the interests of people especially minors in its enforcement of the National Tobacco Control Act.
A Simpsons-themed mural in Milan painted as a tribute following the death of George Floyd. The TV show will end white actors voicing characters of colour. Miguel Medina-AFP-Getty Images

‘The Simpsons’ ends white actors voicing characters of colour

The Simpsons will no longer use white actors to dub ethnic minority characters, the producers of the long-running animated series announced Friday.
OPEC and its oil allies reached agreement Sunday to cut global production by 9.7 million barrels a day starting May 1, to shore up the world price in the face of a significant drop in the demand for oil because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Oil prices gain with OPEC+ holding the line on supply cuts

Oil prices rose more than one per cent on Friday, adding to gains in the previous session, after OPEC producers and allies promised to meet commitments on cutting supply and two major oil traders said demand was recovering well.
Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) | Reuters

OPEC sees oil market already rebalancing

The rebalancing of the oil market is underway and will accelerate, the OPEC cartel said Wednesday, days after some of its members voluntarily increased their production cuts.
The Poultry Association of Nigeria has warned that the country may face starvation in 2021 due to the lockdown across the nation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nigeria may face famine in 2021 – farmers

The Poultry Association of Nigeria has warned that the country may face starvation in 2021 due to the lockdown across the nation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oil price rises to $25 as US inventories drop

Crude oil price is set to end the nightmare of producers as it rose for the second day thursday by 13.8 per cent to $25.65 per barrel.

Nigeria, Angola cut oil export

African oil producers Nigeria and Angola have revised downwards their crude oil export programmes for May and June to align themselves with a global production cut deal led by OPEC, loading programmes showed.

Centre: Herbal medicine can prevent, manage coronavirus symptoms

The Chief Executive Officer of Quincy Herbals Naturopathic and Wellness Centre, Mrs Olasumbo Ayodele, has said herbal medicine could be used to prevent and manage COVID-19 symptoms.
Brent crude, the international benchmark, was off nearly six percent at $20.16 a barrel.

US oil slips below $15 per barrel

US oil prices fell heavily on Monday and slipped below $15 a barrel on renewed storage concerns as the coronavirus throttles demand, even as producers start slashing output to boost markets.
Nigerian media entrepreneur and talkshow host, Funmi Iyanda, is back with a new show titled ‘Public Eye’.

Public Eye: Funmi Iyanda returns with new show

Nigerian media entrepreneur and talkshow host, Funmi Iyanda, is back with a new show titled ‘Public Eye’.
The union president asserted that the advantage of locally produced cloth face masks was that it could be washed and re-used.

Nigeria calls for compulsory use of face masks in market places

The Federal Government has called for compulsory wear of face masks in market places.

PDP should stop their campaign of disorganization

Something must definitely be wrong with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) if they would-as they did yesterday- dismiss the important national broadcast by President Muhammadu Buhari as “disappointing,” a speech for which the European Union, through their Ambassador to Nigeria, congratulated the President, describing it as ‘‘a very powerful address to the nation last night.”
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP charges members to scale up assistance to vulnerable Nigerians

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has charged its members across the country to intensify their efforts in providing assistance to vulnerable Nigerians in their neighborhoods to further mitigate the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 lockdown directives.
Apple said the return to normal operations for its outlets and production lines had been slower than expected. Mark Schiefelbein-AP

IPhone global supply to reduce due to coronavirus outbreak

As China and the world continue to battle the scourge of the ongoing Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, iPhone producers have said the production and sales of the product will be “temporarily constrained”.
The Acting Director, Department of Forestry, Federal Ministry of Environment, Tiamiyu Oladele, has announced plans by the federal government to plant 30 million tree seedlings in 2020 to accelerate afforestation in the country.

Official: Nigeria to plant 300 million trees in 2020

The Acting Director, Department of Forestry, Federal Ministry of Environment, Tiamiyu Oladele, has announced plans by the federal government to plant 30 million tree seedlings in 2020 to accelerate afforestation in the country.

Oscars 2020: No host for the Sunday’s Academy Awards

No one will be assigned to host the 2020 Oscar event on Sunday night after 2019’s host-free experiment merited a rating spike.
The Beninese singer Angélique Kidjo has dedicated her Grammy award in the World Best Music Album Category to Nigerian singer Burna Boy.

Burna Boy loses as Angelique Kidjo wins fourth Grammy — full list of winners

Nigerian superstar Afro-fusion artist, Burna Boy, on Monday, lost in his first attempt to win a Grammy award after being nominated in the best world music album category.

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NGO distributes palliatives to over 3,000 people in Osogb

An NGO, Osogbo Affairs Forum (OSAF), has distributed food items to over 3,000 vulnerable people across seven major communities in Osogbo, to ease the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Medical Director, Minna General Hospital, Dr Ma’Ali Isah, has lauded the South Korean government’s support to the Niger state government towards containing Coronavirus spread in the state.

Niger hospital lauds South Korean coronavirus support

The Medical Director, Minna General Hospital, Dr Ma’Ali Isah, has lauded the South Korean government’s support to the Niger state government towards containing Coronavirus spread in the state.
After three years in development, the Singapore blockchain payment project UBIN comes to fruition.

Singapore launches blockchain payment system

After three years in development, the Singapore blockchain payment project UBIN comes to fruition.
President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, presiding over plenary on Tuesday at the National Assembly, Abuja.4

Senator Lawan: National Assembly will engage security agencies to prevent killings in Kaduna

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said that the National Assembly would engage security agencies to increase operations in hot-spot areas in Kaduna South Senatorial district to prevent killings of residents.
Iran’s Supreme Court on Tuesday confirmed the death sentences of three Iranian protesters accused of taking part in days of unrest in November, 2019.

Iran’s top court confirms death sentence for three demonstrators

Iran’s Supreme Court on Tuesday confirmed the death sentences of three Iranian protesters accused of taking part in days of unrest in November, 2019.