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Governor Umahi Bans Night Clubs, Drinking Joints and Others
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Governor Umahi Bans Night Clubs, Drinking Joints and Others

Governor David Umahi has placed a ban on drinking joints and night clubs among others to forestall the spread of the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic in Ebonyi state. Special Assistant to the governor on Media and Publicity, Mr Francis Nweze said the Governor issued the ban at the flag-off of the second wave of COVID-19 protocol compliance campaign at the Exco Chambers of the old Government House in Abakaliki on Thursday December 21. Umahi who directed complete enforcement of COVID-19 precautionary measures including not more than two hours of worship on Sundays, also announced plans to begin local production of oxygen in the State to cut the cost of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor appealed to residents of the state to embrace steam inhaling for detoxification and...
Nigeria Now Earns $2bn Annually From Deep Offshore Production Sharing Contracts
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Nigeria Now Earns $2bn Annually From Deep Offshore Production Sharing Contracts

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has said that amendment to the Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contracts Act has increased remittances from the sharing contracts into the federation account from $260 million to $2billion annually. He also vowed that “demons” frustrating the passage of Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) within the last fourteen years will be defeated this year by the 9th National Assembly. Lawan stated this on Tuesday while speaking with journalists on his 62nd birthday celebration in Abuja. He said the patriotic zeal used by the National Assembly in October 2019 to pass an amendment to the Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contracts Act would be deployed for expeditious consideration and passage of the PIB already before it, latest by...
CBN Bans Forex for Maize Importation
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CBN Bans Forex for Maize Importation

Banks have been directed to stop processing Forms M for the importation of maize with immediate effect. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) who made the order on Monday July 13, said the decision to ban forex for maize importation was made to increase local production, stimulate a rapid economic recovery, safeguard rural livelihoods. The apex bank further stated that the decision will would increase jobs which have been lost as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The statement partly read; “Authorised dealers are hereby directed to discontinue the processing of Forms M for the importation of maize/corn with immediate effect. “Accordingly, all authorised dealers are hereby requested to submit the list of Forms M already registered for the importation of maize/corn on...
4 Reasons You Need To Wear Sunscreen Daily Even If You Are Dark Skinned
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4 Reasons You Need To Wear Sunscreen Daily Even If You Are Dark Skinned

The skin is the largest and one of the most visible organs in the human body. Our skin enables us to sense cold, heat, pain, and vibration, as well as rough or smooth surfaces. Skin also plays an important role in the production of vitamin D, which is essential to bone formation. This production of vitamin D takes place with the help of sunlight. However, there is an increasing danger in excessive exposure of the skin to sunlight. To help protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun it is important to avoid unnecessary exposure to the sun and also wear sunscreen daily. What is Sunscreen and how does it work? Sunscreen also called sunblock is a topical product that absorbs or reflects some of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation and thus helps protect against sunburn. It can be...
NDLEA Uncovers First-ever Hashish Oil Lab in Lagos
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NDLEA Uncovers First-ever Hashish Oil Lab in Lagos

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has uncovered a laboratory for the production of hashish oil in Lagos state. Hashish is a drug made from the resin of the cannabis plant and it is consumed by inhaling from a small piece, typically in a pipe, bong, vaporizer or joint, or via oral ingestion, and according to the Principal Staff Officer, Public Affairs of the NDLEA, Jonah Achema, the laboratory was the first ever. NDLEA also recovered a gun and 13 rounds of live ammunition. Jonah Achema revealed in the statement that the laboratory, located at 7 Imam Augusto Close, Victoria Island, was dismantled by the Serious Enforcement Team of the agency. The Agency also arrested the suspected owner of the laboratory, Oladapo Ifedayo Oluseyi Adedayo. The statement read; ...
If As Producer(s), You Can Meet The Requirements Of The Law, You Are Free To Go Ahead With Your Production(s). – Mr Latin
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If As Producer(s), You Can Meet The Requirements Of The Law, You Are Free To Go Ahead With Your Production(s). – Mr Latin

In a post shared on Mr Latin’s social media page on Tuesday, 12, 2020. The TAMPAN President, Otunba Abolaji Amusan , Mr Latin says; TAMPAN LOCKDOWN RELAXATION ORDER Distinguish members of Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners’ Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), it is my believe that you are Staying Safe. God in his infinite mercy will see us through this pandemic. In view of the ongoing Lock Down on film locations and all our other related crafts, I find it difficult but compelling to inform you that despite the partial relaxation of the Lock Down by the Federal Government, the peculiarity of our crafts will not permit us to relax our order to stop productions. I am undoubtedly aware that the Lock Down has crippled our economic activities but it is better to stay alive and ...
Oil collapse wipes out profits at Total
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Oil collapse wipes out profits at Total

Total said Tuesday its quarterly profit fell by 99 percent because of dropping oil prices and announced it would slash investments in response to the ongoing turmoil in crude markets. The French oil major reported a net profit of $34 million for the first quarter, against $3.1 billion a year earlier. Oil prices suffered a sharp drop in the first quarter due to overproduction and a price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia, falling to $50.1 from $63.1 a year earlier. The sharp fall in oil and gas prices depressed Total’s cash flow from operations by nearly two thirds. Since the end of March, oil has been hit further by a collapse in demand due to the economic impact of the coronavirus, even going negative at one point last month, when sellers had to pay buyers to take oil off th...
FRSC Begins Production, Distribution Of Customized Face Masks To Staff
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FRSC Begins Production, Distribution Of Customized Face Masks To Staff

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has begun the production and distribution of customised face masks for its personnel across the country. The Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO), Mr Bisi Kazeem disclosed this in a statement to newsmen on Monday in Abuja. Kazeem said the development was in response to the recommendation by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 for Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to procure and distribute locally made face masks to their staff as part of efforts to curtail the spread of the virus. He said the Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, in view of the recommendation, directed the tailoring unit of the Corps to begin immediate and speedy production of face.
Overtime for French coffin industry as COVID-19 deaths surge
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Overtime for French coffin industry as COVID-19 deaths surge

It’s a grim truth that times are good for the coffin business when they’re bad for people, and the coronavirus pandemic is no exception. At a factory belonging to Europe’s largest coffin maker, OGF, in eastern France, workers are doing overtime to meet demand from families parting with their loved ones. “Due to the epidemic, we decided to manufacture just four models of coffins that are top sellers with families” compared to the 15 types usually on offer, said factory director Emmanuel Garret. The change “allowed us to optimise production”, he added. Output has risen to 410 coffins per day, compared to 370 normally. Workers are putting in nearly an extra hour per day. “People have been forewarned and are ready to come in and work on Saturdays,” said Didier Pidancet, who h...
Japan To Fund Firms To Shift Production Out Of China
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Japan To Fund Firms To Shift Production Out Of China

Japan has earmarked of its record economic stimulus package to help its manufacturers shift production out of China as the coronavirus disrupts supply chains between the major trading partners. The extra budget, compiled to try to offset the devastating effects of the pandemic, includes 220 billion yen ( ) for companies shifting production back to Japan and 23.5 billion yen for those seeking to move production to other countries, according to details of the plan posted online. The move coincides with what should have been a celebration of friendlier ties between the two countries. Chinese President Xi Jinping was supposed to be on a state visit to Japan early this month. But what would have been the first visit of its sort in a decade was postponed a month ago amid the spread of t...
Coronavirus: FG Says Food Production, Distribution Won’t Be Affected
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Coronavirus: FG Says Food Production, Distribution Won’t Be Affected

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has assured Nigerians that the Federal Government would ensure that food production and distribution won’t be affected in the fight against coronavirus. He said this in a press statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Thursday. Other things that Buhari said would not be allowed to suffer are production and distribution of food, medications and medical equipment. The retired general commended Nigerians for their “unity of purpose in fighting spread of COVID-19 in the country, particularly the willingness for self-isolation, social distancing, and contributions of public-spirited individuals and institutions.” The statement added, “While calling for more compliance with regulati...
Ellen DeGeneres Announces that The Ellen Show will Suspend Production amid Coronavirus Fears
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Ellen DeGeneres Announces that The Ellen Show will Suspend Production amid Coronavirus Fears

The Ellen DeGeneres Show has suspended production until the end of March due to the ongoing coronavirus threat. Host Ellen DeGeneres announced the news via her Twitter page on Friday night. “Hey there. Me again. So, after some more thought, we have decided to suspend production completely until March 30th. We just want to take every precaution to ensure that we do our part to keep everyone healthy. I love you guys, and can’t wait to come back. I’m already bored.” DeGeneres tweeted. https://twitter.com/TheEllenShow/status/1238595920939208705 News of the suspension comes a day after she announced they would follow in the steps of other popular shows by scrapping her live audience because of the deadly coronavirus.
Judge Judy Set to End After 25 years’ Says Host Judy Sheindlin
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Judge Judy Set to End After 25 years’ Says Host Judy Sheindlin

American jurist and television personality, Judge Judy, has announced that she is bringing her blockbuster first-run syndicated series “Judge Judy” to an end after 25 years. During her Monday appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres, the 77-year-old told DeGeneres that the 2020-21 season of Judge Judy will also be its last. The Hollywood Reporter also confirmed that Judge Judy will end production after next season, which will be the show's 25th season on the air. Speaking about the ending of her show, Judy said: "I've had a 25-year-long marriage with CBS [Television Distribution, which distributes the show], and it's been successful," she said. "Next year will be our 25th season, silver anniversary, and CBS sort of felt, I think, they wanted to optimally utilize the repeats of my pro...
FG Mulls Bill To Ban Plastics Production
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FG Mulls Bill To Ban Plastics Production

The National Assembly and the Federal Ministry of Environment are said to be putting the finishing touches to a bill meant to outlaw the production of plastics in Nigeria. It was gathered that the bill is meant to protect aquatic life in the Gulf of Guinea, of which Nigeria’s territorial waters is directly linked to. A member of the Senate Committee on Marine Transport, Sen. Tolulope Odebiyi, disclosed this in Lagos at the launch of the Maritime Action Plan for Marine Litter and Plastics Management in Nigeria. Sen. Odebiyi, who drafted the proposed bill, represented the Chairman of the committee, Sen. Danjuma Goje, at the occasion. The lawmaker said the bill would be harmonised with input from the Federal Ministry of Environment to make a holistic law that would impose tough sanc...
Tomota Jos Farming and Processing Limited  to Site Processing Plant in Kaduna
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Tomota Jos Farming and Processing Limited to Site Processing Plant in Kaduna

Two years after relocating to Kaduna State, Tomato Jos Farming and Processing Limited has held a groundbreaking ceremony for its tomato processing facility. The processing facility will be situated on 500 hectares of land leased from the Kaduna State Government, with a potential tomato cultivation area of 400 hectares. The company said in a statement on Monday that it chose Kaduna because it is “investor-friendly and productive destination.” “The company is now on a mission to significantly contribute to Nigeria’s food sufficiency, job creation and local capacity development with a $5 million investment in a tomato processing facility, which at scale will produce 10% of the tomato paste consumed in Nigeria under the Tomato Jos brand,” the company said. Established in 2014, ...
Lai Mohammed Directs NBC to Implement Regulations for Online Media
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Lai Mohammed Directs NBC to Implement Regulations for Online Media

The Minister of Information  and Culture, Lai Mohammed has directed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to implement regulations for online media. In a statement released by his media aide Segun Adeyemi on Thursday January 9, the Minister said implementation of the regulations which has been approved by President Muhammadu Buhari will reposition the broadcast industry, create jobs, promote local content, deliver real value in the sector and grow the creative industry. Broadcasters were also asked to utilize the content and services of Nigerian independent producers in line with regulatory requirements for 70 percent local content. He said; Following my satisfaction with the report which was very professional and detailed, I wish to direct the commission to take the...
FG Pushes For Lower Crude Oil Production Cost
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FG Pushes For Lower Crude Oil Production Cost

The Federal Government is deepening the implementation of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development (NOGICD) Act as part of measures to lower the country’s high crude oil production cost, according to the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva. Sylva stated this during his first working visit to the Head Office of Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, at the weekend. Emphasizing that Government’s primary target in the sector is to significantly reduce the unit cost of producing per barrel of crude oil, Sylva stated that ”local contractors tend to be cheaper than expatriates and international contractors and that’s why we want to encourage Local Content and give more opportunities to local contractors...
Kanye West promises he will shift Yeezy production to America to help prison reform system
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Kanye West promises he will shift Yeezy production to America to help prison reform system

Kanye West has said he plans to shift the production of Yeezy to America so as to employ Americans and also to hire workers through prison reform systems. The rapper, who recently became a born again Christian, met with TV presenter Zane Lowe in Wyoming this week to discuss his new album, his conversion, banning premarital sex amongst those who worked on the new album, and also his Yeezy footwear and apparel manufacturing. The rapper revealed he is moving production of his Yeezy brand to America. He said: "For me, as a founder, it’s really important to bring these jobs back to America." Within the next two years, he plans to make Yeezys and "injection molded shoes" in U.S. factories as well as hire workers through prison reform systems. Alongside bolstering the US economy, Kany...
Actress Rosaline Meurer Calls Out Producer, Ideh Chukwuma Over 2-Year Debt
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Actress Rosaline Meurer Calls Out Producer, Ideh Chukwuma Over 2-Year Debt

Actress Rosaline today took to her Instagram page to call out a popular producer Ideh Innocent also known as thisisonesoul asking him to pay her what he owed her for the past 2 years . The actress stressed on the fact that she has tried several times to get her money and a master copy of a production but the producer in the person of Mr Innocent onesoul has been playing smart given her one excuses or the other. I don’t do this usually but It has been 2 years now! You have given me one excuse or the other, I have been very patient and understanding. @thisisonesoul PAY ME WHAT YOU OWE ME!!! Send me my master copy! I have all your chats please respect yourself. Please guys help me beg this scam producer/ liar here to pay me what he owes me. I have worked too hard for one person to just si...
Witchcraft Made Me Go Into Production Of Christian Movies – Mike Bamiloye
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Witchcraft Made Me Go Into Production Of Christian Movies – Mike Bamiloye

President of Mount Zion Drama Ministry and Mount Zion Television, Mike Bamiloye has revealed how the magnification of the powers of witchcraft led him into the production of Christian movies. In a lengthy social media post, Mike Bamiloye revealed that he was also always displeased at the way foreign Christian movies and secular movies were always getting shown in Churches with bad interpretation done by Nigerians.
NBC Inaugurates Water Projects, Education Facilities in Kano … offers Scholarship to 10 Pupils in Madobi
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NBC Inaugurates Water Projects, Education Facilities in Kano … offers Scholarship to 10 Pupils in Madobi

L-R: Water Resources & Technologies Manager, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (CCHBC), Nils Deeke; Seriki Fulani Jaedanawa of Kano, Abubakar Gwadabe Buhari; Managing Director, Nigerian Bottling Company Limited, George Polymenakos; Group Quality, Safety & Environment Director, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (CCHBC), Zoltan Syposs and General Manager, Production, Kano State Water Board, Ibraheem Saad during the handover ceremony of NBC's education and water CSR projects in Kano state recently.   During what could best be describe as a moment of joy and relief for the people of Kano State, Non-alcoholic beverage giant, Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) Limited has inaugurated a line-up of water and education projects in Kano State as part of its commitment to secure w...
James Bond actor David Hedison dies aged 92
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James Bond actor David Hedison dies aged 92

American film, television, and stage actor, David Hedison has died at the age of 92. The actor, who played Felix Leiter in two James Bond films passed away with his daughters at his side in Los Angeles on Thursday, a representative for the family said. ‘Even in our deep sadness, we are comforted by the memory of our wonderful father,’ his daughters Alexandra and Serena said in a statement. ‘He loved us all dearly and expressed that love every day. He was adored by so many, all of whom benefited from his warm and generous heart.’ The added: ‘Our dad brought joy and humour wherever he went and did so with great style.’   David’s wife, Bridget, a production associate on Dynasty, died in 2016. He is survived by daughters Serena and Alexandra, an actress and director who ...
Buhari Govt to release N30 Billion for Digital Switch over
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Buhari Govt to release N30 Billion for Digital Switch over

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) says the Federal Government is working on releasing N30 billion to boost the process of Digital Switch Over (DSO) in the country. The Director-General of the NBC, Ishaq Kawu, told newsmen in Lagos on Friday that the money would be released in two batches of N15 billion each. Kawu said that the money would be repaid from resources that would be realised from the list of frequencies to be auctioned. He said that the commission had concluded the digital mapping of the country, to ensure effective DSO rollout. According to him, NBC now has a plan for all the points and locations it is going to have digital transmission facilities, the major population centres in the entire country. ...
Nigerian Customs Begins Online Auction Of Seized Vehicles, Goods
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Nigerian Customs Begins Online Auction Of Seized Vehicles, Goods

According to The Nation, the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has commenced electronic (online) auction of contrabands, including exotic cars of different brands seized from smugglers in Imo/Abia and Edo/Delta commands. Controller of Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Owerri, Comptroller Kayode Olusemire, who made the disclosure while conducting newsmen round the latest seizures made in the zone, said that the auction, which will be done through the internet will be conducted every Monday and Wednesday for the next one month. According to him, interested members of the public can log into the internet designated website and select any of the items listed on the purchase list. The Controller also disclosed that among items to be auctioned electronically were Rolls Royce cars, Mercedes, T...
I was a massive United fan’ – Manchester City star Sterling reveals FA Cup memory
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I was a massive United fan’ – Manchester City star Sterling reveals FA Cup memory

The England star is starring for the blue side of Manchester these days but he was firmly a fan of the Red Devils in his youth Raheem Sterling may be starring for the blue side of Manchester these days, but when he was younger, the forward admits he was firmly a Red. The 24-year-old Sterling enjoyed another brilliant season for Manchester City, scoring 17 goals and adding 10 assists in 34 Premier League games. His production was essential as City not only followed up their record-setting 100-point campaign in 2017-18 with a 98-point effort, but also held off a ferocious challenge to their crown from Liverpool by a single point.
Ways To Improve Your Manpower Naturally
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Ways To Improve Your Manpower Naturally

Who does not want to satisfy the sexual desire of his partner on the bed? Due to lack of performance on the bed, many persons get depressed which in turn leaves a severe impact not only on their physical health but also on their mental health too. To get rid of this severe problem, today we are going to discuss some of the best natural techniques which will surely boost sexual power. Stress reduction: According to research, stress is directly linked to the sexual performance of a man. The increase of the stress in the mind leaves a negative impact on both the heart rate as well as blood pressure by increasing them a lot. This, in turn, affects the sexual performance as well as sexual passion severely. To get rid of this kind of stress, doing regular exercise can be the perfect solutio...
Steve Harvey’s ‘Daytime Talk Show’ cancelled after two seasons
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Steve Harvey’s ‘Daytime Talk Show’ cancelled after two seasons

Steve Harvey’s syndicated daytime talk show “Steve” will end its run in June.= Steve taped its final episode on Thursday which will serve as a series finale and will air in June. Kelly Clarkson’s daytime chatfest will take Steve‘s place on NBC owned-and-operated affiliates later in the year. Steve‘s cancellation doesn’t mean the comedian is out of work: He also is the current host of Family Feud. Harvey hosted The Steve Harvey Show for five seasons. That endeavor wrapped in May 2017, after which Harvey partnered with IMG to retool the daytime offering and call it Steve. Production of the series also moved from Chicago to Los Angeles at that time. The shiny, new Steve launched in September 2017.
Zamfara killings: Civil Rights Group Names those Behind Insecurity, Warns of Looming Food Scarcity in Nigeria
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Zamfara killings: Civil Rights Group Names those Behind Insecurity, Warns of Looming Food Scarcity in Nigeria

Citizens’ Rights Crusade Network, CRCN, on Sunday called for a decisive action against masterminds of the rising cases of banditry, kidnapping and killings ravaging Zamfara State. The group, while stating that some political players were benefiting from the endless killings, decried that food supply from the Northern axis has been drastically reduced due to the menace. National Convener of the group, Princess Ajibola, while addressing journalists in Abuja, warned that if the killings persist in Nigeria, the entire country faces the prospect of shortages that will result in increased food prices. She said, “It is with this sense of alarm that we are calling attention to the security breaches and killings going on in North-West of the country. W...
Nigeria’s Nnedi Okorafor to launch Afrofuturist film production company
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Nigeria’s Nnedi Okorafor to launch Afrofuturist film production company

Nigerian award-winning writer, Nnedi Okorafor is set to open a film production company solely focused on Afrofuturist shows. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the acclaimed Afrofuturist shared the news on her facebook page @Nnedi Okorafor. She wrote, “Africanfuturism productions, inc.” Afrofuturism is a movement in art, literature and music that exploration the developing intersection of African diaspora culture with technology. The news drew excitement from her fans who took to the comment section to get more details on the project. One user, George Ryman asked, “Wow, for real? like African futurism movies?” In her reply, Okorafor confirmed the news but explained that the company will be focused on TV shows as they were less restrictive compared to films. She said, ...
Zodwa admits that sometimes hate gets to her and makes her cry
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Zodwa admits that sometimes hate gets to her and makes her cry

As fans wait in anticipation for Zodwa Wabantu's reality show, she has begun to give snippets of what fans will see in the production, including a vulnerable side to the often hardcore diva. Taking to Instagram, Zodwa admitted that, contrary to popular belief, she is often upset by all the things that she's faced with daily, including the nasty comments and social media commentary on every little thing she does. She said she prays and every once in a while breaks down in tears. "I do not worry and I do not stress myself but when all the above hit me once, I break down by allowing myself to cry. It happens when you overwork yourself. I Pray," Zodwa said. Speaking to TshisaLIVE previously, Zodwa talked about learning not to care about other people's comments about her, her behavi...
Odozi On Catching The Attention Of Cobhams at Age 17
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Odozi On Catching The Attention Of Cobhams at Age 17

Rising singer, Odozi, who has been buzzing since the release of his single 'I'm Sorry' opens up on meeting legendary music producer Cobhams at the age of 17. According to Odozi, Cobhams heard the demo he recorded at age 17 and requested to meet with him. The production genius really liked the songs and wanted to produce them but at that time his parents wanted him (Odozi) to focus on his studies. Recently, they hooked up again in Texas to work on a track which will be released soon. On working with Cobhams, Odozi describes it as amazing and great and calls him a perfectionist. Check out I’m Sorry by Odozi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9iGDlgEiEg
Fire incident: Aiteo declares force majeure on NCTL
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Fire incident: Aiteo declares force majeure on NCTL

The management of Aiteo Eastern Exploration & Production Company Limited, an arm of Aiteo Group,has declared force majeure on Nembe Creek Trunk Line (NCTL) in Bayelsa State as a result of fire incident on the facility on Sunday. The NCTL is one of Nigeria’s major oil pipelines that evacuate crude from oil fields in the Niger Delta region. The force majeure became imperative to enable restoration of the facility. Force majeure is unforeseeable circumstance that exempts contracting parties from fulfilling their contractual obligations because such circumstance is beyond their control. Aiteo in a statement signed by its official, Mr. Ndiana Matthew, said: “We have been informed of a fire outbreak by our surveillance team comprising the Joint Task Force (JTF), Department of State Ser...
EFCC Re-arraigns Ofili-Ajumogobia
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EFCC Re-arraigns Ofili-Ajumogobia

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday could not produce a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Godwin Obla, for arraignment in Lagos over alleged money laundering. The commission charged Obla along with former Justice, Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia of the Federal High Court but Obla was absent before Justice Rilwan Aikawa of the Federal High Court. NAN reports that EFCC counsel, Mr Rotimi Oyedepo, told the court that efforts to reach the SAN proved abortive, claiming that his phones were switched off. He said that Obla’s counsel could not also confirm his whereabouts. Oyedepo urged the court to allow Ofili-Ajumogobia to be arraigned alone pending production in court of Obla. The court granted the prayer. Ofili-Ajumogobia pleaded not gu...
Eating ‘Ewedu’ Can Help Prevent Cancer And Coronary Diseases – Nutritionist
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Eating ‘Ewedu’ Can Help Prevent Cancer And Coronary Diseases – Nutritionist

Mr Olugbenga Jagun, a nutritionist at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital ( UATH), Gwagalada, has said that jute leaf known as ‘Ewedu’ can prevent cancer and coronary diseases due to its richness in antioxidants and phytochemicals. Jagun said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abuja. The jute leaf is one of the common African leafy vegetables cultivated in gardens and farms for home use. He said that “Dieticians called it a pharmacy on your plate due to the numerous nutritional-health benefits. “It is a good source of vitamins and mineral elements such as calcium, potassium, iron, vitamin C, B, K, Folic acid. “These vitamins and mineral elements have great therapeutic effects on our body such as the lowering of blood pressure and ...
Wendy Williams’ husband Kevin Hunter  Speaks As he Continues Relationship With his Mistress
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Wendy Williams’ husband Kevin Hunter Speaks As he Continues Relationship With his Mistress

Kevin Hunter has said they are doing well as a family amid a new report that he's still with his decade-long mistress. Hunter, 47, who runs the TV star wife's career and runs a production company they jointly own told Entertainment Tonight that his wife of 22 years is doing well and they are 'dealing with' her sobriety struggles, after she revealed on her Show that she's been living at a sober house to stave off feelings of addiction. 'We're doing well as a family,' Hunter said, adding they're 'moving forward with working on her sobriety and doing the work to help others, not just ourselves,' likely alluding to the 888-5HUNTER hotline the couple set up to those struggling with addiction. 'Anybody that has to deal with this knows this a family process,' said Hunter, who remains r...
Producer of ‘Behind the Clouds’ Paul Emema Dies at 52
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Producer of ‘Behind the Clouds’ Paul Emema Dies at 52

Paul Emema, the producer of `Behind the Clouds’ has died at the age of 52 after a brief illness. The producer who is known for his act producing soap operas like ‘Behind the Clouds’ and ‘Supple Blues’was confirmed dead on March 12.  According to reports, Emema’s death was announced by one of his friends and colleague, Francis Onwochie in a message. “Yesterday, I received a call from Ada his long-time business development officer. I called Mahmood Ali Balogun our mutual friend and we both visited his house last night at Ago Palace Way Okota, ” Onwochie said. Emema a scriptwriter, director, and producer, whose ailment was undisclosed, became a point of reference in filmmaking.  Emema being a filmmaker came to limelight after the production of the hit soap opera, ‘Behind the Clou...
Oscar Awards 2019: Full List of Categories And Winners
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Oscar Awards 2019: Full List of Categories And Winners

Below is the full list of winners at the 2019 Oscar Awards which held at the Dolby Theattre, Los Angeles California. The night saw Black Panther winner the Oscar awards for best costume design, production design and original score. See full list of categories and winners of the Oscar Awards 2019 below. Best supporting actress Emma Stone (The Favourite) Rachel Weisz (The Favourite) Amy Adams (Vice) Regina King ( If Beale Street Could Talk ) – WINNER! Marina De Tavira (Roma) Best makeup and hair Border Mary Queen of Scots Vice – WINNER! Best documentary Free Solo – WINNER! Minding the Gap RBG Hale County This Morning, This Evening Of Fathers and Sons Best costume design Black Panther (Ruth E Carter) – WINNER! The Favourite (Sandy Powell) Mary Pop...
I Took a Break From Acting to Learn More About Sex – Seyi Hunter
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I Took a Break From Acting to Learn More About Sex – Seyi Hunter

Actress Seyi Hunter, has said she made the decision to take a break from acting so she could have enough time to learn more about sex. She made this revelation in an interview with punchng.com “I took a break from my movie career last year to learn more about sex education and therapy. I did some courses on Sex Education and Human Sexuality to make me a certified sex educator. However, I just produced a movie titled, The Return. I’m also currently working on another production and I have scripts lined up from other filmmakers. So, it’s already a busy year.” Seyi Hunter who also talks more about sex on her vlog, gives reason on why she does that: “When I started my vlog, Sinful Friday, I realised that it was a welcome idea. It felt like Nigerians and the rest of the world ha...
Chris Tucker And Jackie Chan Prepare For Rush Hour 4
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Chris Tucker And Jackie Chan Prepare For Rush Hour 4

Chris Tucker has confirmed that Rush Hour 4 is currently in the making. He made this known during a podcast in which he stated that the script for the fourth installment of the movie is still in its initial stages. Though no word has been spoken on a release date for Rush Hour 4, we all can expect to see Chris Tucker (James Carter) and Jackie Chan (Inspector Lee) team up for another amazing action comedy. “We’re working on a few things on the script right now, so we’re trying to get into production,” the 47-year-old said. “But we’re working on it and trying to get it going…Jackie Chan wants to do it, I want to do it, [the] studio wants to do it, so we’re trying to get it together,” Chris Tucker said. He went on to express excitement about working with Jackie Chan again. “I knew that ...
Venezuela:The Paradox of Petro Statehood
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Venezuela:The Paradox of Petro Statehood

In logic, a paradox is an apparently contradictory conclusion that is derived from what seems to be valid premise. Many paradoxes are based on false premises or arguments underlying the logical systems involved. Most petro states have many paradoxes based on incomplete presumptions. A petro state is one whose government’s income is deeply reliant on the export of oil and natural gas. Their economic and political powers are highly concentrated in an elite minority, and political institutions are weak and unaccountable, and corruption is widespread. Economists believe that petro states are afflicted by the Dutch Disease. In an afflicted country, a resource boom attracts large inflows of foreign capital, which leads to an appreciation of the local currency and a boost for imports that a...
North Korean President Kim Jong-un Orders Citizens to Submit Their Poo
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North Korean President Kim Jong-un Orders Citizens to Submit Their Poo

North Korean President Kim Jong-un has ordered citizens to submit their poo to government officials. The 35-year-old president believes his order will save North Korea’s tanking economy by turbocharging the farming sector with cheap manure. Radio FreeAsia claim the pariah state’s starving population have a choice between supplying bonkers 100kg of human excrement or 300kg of compost EVERY DAY. The demand for manure means some workers have allegedly asked to be paid in POO rather than cash. A DPRK source said: “The entire population has been mobilized to produce manure as the first major task of the year. The authorities in each local region task factories, institutions and citizens groups with assigning production quotas to each individual. “They are demandin...
COAS Commissions Nigerian Army Vehicle Manufacturing Company
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COAS Commissions Nigerian Army Vehicle Manufacturing Company

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General TY Buratai, today, Saturday 26th January 2019, commissioned the newly established Nigerian Army Vehicles Manufacturing Company (NAVMC) and the take off of the production of the prototype of the light and heavy infantry vehicles at Rigachikun, Kaduna State. The event also featured falcility tour of Nigerian Army Vehicles Manufacturing Company production line, Which include NAC-V production line, B vehicles assembly plant, Fitter machine plant, Engine overhaul shop, Engine testing bay, Fabrication, Painting and Spray shop as well as Foundary and Metal Smith shop. The COAS also commissioned some refurbished A and B vehicles and other equipment resuscitated by the NAVMC. Present at the historic occasion were Honourable Yusuf Zailani, Majori...
Nigeria Will Soon Begin Local Production Of E-passports – Dambazau
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Nigeria Will Soon Begin Local Production Of E-passports – Dambazau

The Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, says Nigeria will soon begin local production of e-passports to conserve foreign exchange. Kenya Dambazau, who said this at an event to mark his three years in office, said producing the passport in the country would also help in job creation and build Nigeria’s capacity in passport production. “Currently, our passports are being produced outside the country; not too long, we will start the production of passports which is under the Private-Public Partnership (PPP). “Within the period under review, the ministry was able to review agreement under PPP, to ensure that the quality of services are improved and the government’s share of revenue is increased.” He said part of the roles the ministry played was ensuring the issuance of Visa-o...
Samad Returns To The Forbes Billionaires’ List Three Years After
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Samad Returns To The Forbes Billionaires’ List Three Years After

In a year that saw many billionaires lose chunks of their money due to plunging stock prices and weaker currencies, with the number of African billionaires shrinking to 20 from 23 last year, cement mogul and chairman of BUA Group, Abdulsamad Rabiu, returns to the Forbes Africa’s Richest List. He was knocked off the list in 2015 but his return was facilitated largely, according to the influential American magazine, by the merger of his Kalambaina Cement firm with publicly traded Cement Company of Northern Nigeria, which he controlled. “Rabiu now owns 97% of Kalambaina, which operates a new cement production facility, and started selling cement in mid-2018. Separately, Rabiu’s OBU Cement recently expanded its operations, adding a new production line,” the magazine stated. Indeed, ...
OPEC Cuts, Stable Equity Markets Push Oil Price to $58
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OPEC Cuts, Stable Equity Markets Push Oil Price to $58

Crude oil prices climbed for a fifth session in a row to hit $58 yesterday, rallying from last December 2018’s 18-month low, thanks to the production cuts by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and more stable equity markets. Oil has gained nearly 12 per cent since last Monday, its biggest week-on-week rally since early December 2016. While the global benchmark, Brent crude oil was up $1 at $58.06 per barrel, having touched a session high of $58.90, the United States crude was up 88 cents at $48.84 a barrel. The oil prices are drawing support from an agreed supply cut by OPEC, as well as some non-member countries such as Russia and Oman. OPEC oil supply fell in December 2018 by 460,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 32.68 million bpd, a Reuters survey found last we...
Woli Arole’s The Call’ Hits Cinemas Today
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Woli Arole’s The Call’ Hits Cinemas Today

  The journey of a thousand mile starts with a step. For Oluwatoyin Bayegun popularly known as Woli Arole, his journey into filmmaking started two years ago with him venturing into the entertainment scene as a sketch comedian promoting his art across various social media platforms. So far, he has advanced to the status of producer with his debut film ‘The Call’ which premiered recently at the Filmhouse cinemas, Lekki, Lagos. The James Abinibi directed comedic offering’s plot revolves around themes as purpose, dream, and vision. Reprising his role as Woli Arole, he and his league of wealth thirsty friends embarked on a journey to pawn an antique clock which unfortunately spelled doom for the group and ultimately led to the manifestation of Arole’s clairvoyance. The pre...
Organisers Promise Adequate Security, Smooth Traffic Flow
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Organisers Promise Adequate Security, Smooth Traffic Flow

GOTV BOXING NIGHT 17 Flykite Productions organisers of GOtv Boxing Night, have assured fans attending the 17th edition of the event (GOtv Boxing Night 17) of adequate security and smooth traffic flow in and around Tafawa Balewa Square, the event venue. The event, which holds on 28 December will feature musical performances by Burna Boy, Wande Coal, Teni da Entertainer, Daddy Showkey, TJ Classic and OJ Flamez along with eight boxing bouts. The assurance of adequate security and effective traffic management was given by Jenkins Alumona, Managing Director, Flykite Promotions. According to him, necessary arrangements have been concluded to ensure the safety of fans and easy movement of vehicular traffic. “The safety of fans at the venue is of utmost importance to us. We also ha...
Oil Price Slumps to $59, Threatens 2019 Budget Implementation
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Oil Price Slumps to $59, Threatens 2019 Budget Implementation

Oversupply in the crude oil market caused by increased production by the United States and Russia, yesterday forced a drop in the price of crude to a 14-month low, threatening the implementation of Nigeria’s 2019 budget to be presented to the National Assembly today by President Muhammadu Buhari. Apart from the forecasts of record US and Russian crude oil output, a sharp sell-off in stock markets as the outlook for global growth deteriorated, has also impacted on the global oil market. While the US crude oil, West Texas Intermediate (WTI), dropped $2.04, or 4.1 per cent, to a low of $47.84, its weakest since September 2017, the North Sea Brent lost $2.41, or 4.0 per cent, to $57.20, representing a 14-month low. However, before the end of the trading, WTI recovered to around $49....