African Union endorses draft statute of AACC to boost African cinema industry

Ministers of Youth, Culture and Sport of the African Union member states meeting in Nairobi have endorsed the Draft Statute of the African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission (AACC) at the Extraordinary Session of the Specialized Technical Committee on Youth, Culture and Sport (STC-YCS2).
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Man sent to prison for posting lover’s nude pictures on internet

A jobless man from Bayelsa State, South-South Nigeria, Richard Odukpo, 32, has been arrested and arraigned before a Lagos State Magistrate Court for allegedly posting the nude pictures of his lover, a married woman with children, (name withheld) on the internet for refusing to pay him the sum of N380,000 to keep the love affairs secret from her husband.
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Anambra 2017: Chidoka picks Mercel Okeke as running mate

Chief Osita Chidoka, United Progressive Party (UPP) flag bearer for the Nov. 18 governorship election in Anambra, has picked Chief Mercel Okeke as his running mate. Chidoka, in a statement by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Chief Ogbuehi Dike, in Abuja on Monday, said the selection of Okeke followed extensive consultation among party leaders. Chidoka …
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Dogara cautions opposition against sensationalism in criticisms

The Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has urged opposition members in parliament to avoid sensationalism in their criticisms of government policies. Dogara made the call at a five-day workshop organised by the National Institute Legislative Studies for members of Ugandan parliament on Monday in Abuja. The workshop is centred on strengthening capacities of …
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Cholera: 48 persons die in Borno

A humanitarian medical organisation, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said about 48 persons have died of cholera since the outbreak of the disease last month in Borno state. The organisation otherwise called Doctors without Borders said that 2, 627 cases of the disease were recorded by the state ministry of health. Anna Cilliers, MSF’s Medical Coordinator …
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Gov Ortom: Benue not part of secessionist agitation

Benue Governor Samuel Ortom said on Monday that the state was committed to building a strong and indivisible Nigerian nation and would never support any secessionist agitation. Ortom, who spoke at a meeting with Benue Council of Chiefs, also restated government’s readiness to protect the rights of Nigerians resident in the state, irrespective of their …
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LASU VC says dismissal of ASUU chairman, deputy not political

The Lagos State University (LASU) on Monday rationalised the dismissal of the institution’s Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), his deputy and 13 other staff members, saying it was not politically motivated. “The dismissal is not politically motivated but to sanitise the system,” Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, LASU’s Vice-Chancellor, told a media briefing in Lagos. …
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Police confirm murder of Islamic cleric, 13 others in Borno

The Police in Borno on Monday said that Boko Haram insurgents had killed an Islamic cleric at Kurumari village in Magumeri local government area of the state. DSP Isuku Victor, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), said in a statement issued in Maiduguri. Victor said that three other persons were killed when the insurgents stormed …
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Federal Government to build National Science and Technology Museum

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, says the Federal Government is ready to establishment National Science and Technology Museum to lay a foundation for the infrastructural development of the country. A statement issued on Monday by Mr Abdul Aminu, Deputy Director of Press in the ministry, quoted Onu as saying this while …
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Forex: CBN to sanction banks

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Monday threatened to sanction any Deposit Money Bank (DMB) in breach of its earlier instructions to open teller points for retail foreign exchange (Forex) transactions in all locations. The apex bank’s acting Director, Corporate Communications, Mr Isaac Okorafor, in a statement on Monday in Abuja, said the bank …
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FCT Minister appoints Secretaries, PAs

The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, has announced the appointment of Mandate Secretaries and Political appointees into relevant positions of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA). This was contained in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the FCT Minister, Mr Cosmos Uzodinma on Monday in Abuja. According to the statement, this is in …
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Niger boat mishap: 12 bodies recovered, 18 rescued

The Niger state Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA) has confirmed that 12 bodies of victims of boat mishap in River Kaduna had been recovered while 18 of the victims have been rescued alive. Alhaji Ibrahim Inga, Director General of the agency, who confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna on Monday, said …
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Hajj: 3,937 Kaduna State pilgrims return -Official

Kaduna State Pilgrims Welfare Board on Monday said a total of 3,937 pilgrims have so far returned from the Holy Land in eight flights since the commencement of their journey back to the country. The board’s Public Relations Officer, Yunusa Abdullahi, said that the 8th flight landed at Kaduna International Airport on Monday morning with …
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Melaye Recall: INEC releases amended timetable

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will conduct verification for the recall of Sen. Dino Melaye, on Oct. 14. Melaye is representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the National Assembly. The commission disclosed this in its amended timetable and schedule of activities issued by its Secretary, Mrs. Augusta Ogakwu, in Abuja on Monday. …
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Osun doctors embark on 7-day warning strike

The Osun State Chapter of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) on Monday ordered its members working with state government to proceed on 7-day warning strike over unpaid salary arrears and poor working condition. The NMA Chairman in the state, Dr Tokunbo Olajumoke, gave the directive after an emergency general meeting of the association in Osogbo. Olajumoke …
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Dolapo Osinbajo to address Greater Women Convocation in Abuja

The wife of the Vice President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, has accepted to be the Special Guest of Honour and to give a keynote address at the Greater Women Pilgrimage Convocation. According to a statement signed by Mr Celestine Ogugua, Head Media, on Monday in Abuja, the programme is scheduled for September 21 at the National …
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