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A man passes by Nigerian movie billboards at a cinema in Lagos. [Cristina Aldehuela-AFP-Getty Images]

Why Nigerians living abroad love to watch Nollywood movies

The Nollywood industry – which came to life in the early 1990s – is often seen as a natural heir to the Nigerian TV series which had already produced roughly 14,000 feature films in the previous decade
Mr Olusegun Onilude, Chairman, Badagry Local Government Area of Lagos State, has expressed commitment toward equitable distribution of developmental projects across the 10 wards in the council.

Lagos council chairman promises equitable distribution of projects

Mr Olusegun Onilude, Chairman, Badagry Local Government Area of Lagos State, has expressed commitment toward equitable distribution of developmental projects across the 10 wards in the council.

Saudis scramble to raise cash for Aramco share sale

From tapping lenders to selling personal assets, Saudis are scrambling to raise cash to invest in Aramco stocks after the oil giant announced its blockbuster market debut even as it offered few listing details, according to AFP reports.

700 constituents benefit from Ekiti lawmaker’s free health service

No fewer than 700 residents of Emure-Ekiti and other communities in Emure council areas of Ekiti State have benefitted from a community-based health project organised by the a member of the Ekiti State House of Assembly.
Benin Market

Minimum wage: Association begs traders not to increase prices of goods

Mrs Hadiza Sabo, the Nasarawa State Chairperson of Market Women Association (MWA), has implored traders not to increase the prices of their goods following approved minimum wage for workers.
Malam Ibrahim Hussaini the state’s Commissioner for Environment made the disclosure while presenting the stoves to women from the 23 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state in Kaduna.

Kaduna government distributes 1,045 stoves to women

The Kaduna State Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources on Thursday distributed 1,045 clean cooking stoves to women in the state.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Edo governor tasks religious groups to address societal ills

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said his administration will continue to collaborate with religious groups in addressing societal ills that impede development in society.
Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charlyboy

Charly Boy: I’ll no longer take part in street protests because they don’t work

Convener of OurMumuDonDo Movement, Mr. Charles Oputa, a.k.a Charly Boy, on Friday said street protests by Nigerians over national issues cannot change political leaders at all levels.

Jigawa recovers goats’ loan from widows

The Jigawa Goats Loan Recovery Committee said it recovered 80 per cent of the loan given to 220 widows in Mallammadori Local Government Area of the state in 2017.

ICPC invites ex-Imo Reps member over constituency funds

The Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, ICPC, Imo state office, on Tuesday, invited a former House of Representatives member who represented Okigwe South Federal Constituency, Chike Okafor, to appear before it on Thursday, for questioning over his constituency fund projects.
Bello Matawalle | Bello Matawallen-Maradun

Sallah: Zamfara governor buys 750 cows worth N83 million for needy, IDPs

Zamfara State Governor Bello Matawallen-Maradun has approved the purchase of 750 cows worth N83 million for the celebration of Eid-El-Fitr Sallah in the northwestern Nigerian state.

Give my friend custody of his three-year-old daughter – man begs court

A witness, Suraju Adamu, told a Kubwa Grade I Area Court on Friday that the three-year-old daughter of his friend was better off with her father, Babangida Ahmed.

Election: APC presidential committee warns members against anti-party activities

Deputy Director, North Central, APC Presidential Support Committee, Alh. Sani Mudi, has warned APC supporters in the North Central against anti-party activities during the Saturday Presidential and National Assembly elections.

8,000 struggle for mass wedding in Kano

No fewer than 8,000 prospective couples have joined the queue and undergoing screening to participate in Kano state-sponsored mass wedding.

Governor Ugwuanyi assists widows, wounded soldiers of Nigerian Army with N10 million

Widows of the Nigerian fallen and wounded soldiers in the fight against insurgency, 82 Division Enugu have received Ten million naira support from Enugu State government.
Bafta Film Awards

The Favourite is the biggest winner at BAFTA 2019

‘The Favourite’ was the biggest winner at the 72nd edition of the British Film Academy Awards that held on Sunday night.
Bafta Film Awards

‘The Favourite’ lands 12 Bafta Film Awards nominations

‘The Favourite’ leads the nominations for the 2019 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards.
Helen Folasade Adu

Sade Adu makes Oscars’ ‘Best Original Song’ shortlist

Nigerian-British soul singer, Helen Folasade Adu, aka, Sade Adu’s song ‘The Big Unknown’ has made The Oscars 2019 shortlist for ‘Best Original Song’.

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Iran's atomic energy agency has said the country plans to quadruple production of low-level enriched uranium and will reach the limit of the stockpile allowed under the nuclear deal within days.

Iran continues work on nuclear programme in spite pandemic

The Iranian Government on Wednesday said it was continuing to develop its nuclear programme despite COVID-19 wrecking havoc on the country
Tyson Fury has reportedly been invited by Manchester United to share his inspirational life story to the squad following his remarkable victory over Deontay Wilder.

Tyson Fury trolls Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder for heavyweight losses

The Gypsy King has been hosting daily exercise videos on Instagram with the UK on lockdown due to the coronavirus.
Director, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing, also indicated that the DHQ has provided three additional treatment and isolation centres of its own.

DHQ deploys 80 medical personnel to coronavirus treatment, isolation centres nationwide

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Wednesday announced that the Nigerian Armed Forces has deployed 80 personnel from its medical corps to all COVID-19 treatment and isolation centres across the country.

YouTube bans conspiracy theories linking coronavirus with 5G from platform

Google-owned YouTube has altered its community guidelines to ensure all conspiracy theories which suggest 5G is the cause or an accelerator of COVID-19.
Aminu Masari

Katsina lifts suspension on Friday prayers

The Katsina State Government has lifted suspension on Friday congregational prayer with immediate effect.