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Zuma Film Festival 2021: Omatsola Daniel emerges Head of Jury

The Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC), has announced members of Jury for the 12th edition of ZUMA Film Festival (ZUFF), Nigeria’s foremost and fastest growing film festival, scheduled to take place December 1st to 7th, in Abuja, Nigeria. The five (5) member jury is chaired by Professor Omotsola Daniel of the University of Abuja.  The jury will adjudicate on all entries in the competitive category of the film festival, which is themed “SHOW THE MONEY”; chosen to further the conversation on investment opportunities available in digital content creation and exhibition. NFC,...
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How TB Joshua’s fought to make me a pastor, Ali Baba explains

Ali Baba and Prophet TB Joshua Comedian, Ali Baba, born Atunyota Alleluya Akpobome, has revealed that the late founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, was on his neck to become a minister of the Gospel. The Religious Studies & Philosophy graduate from Ambrose Ali University who will clock 56 years on June 24 made the disclosure via social media. According to the father of five, the late prophet kept reminding him to take up the work in God’s vineyard but he (Ali Baba) continued...
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BADAMASI: 12 National Questions Emelonye’s film will answer on June 12

Filmmaker Emelonye and Gen. Babangida By TOSIN ADAMS Filmmaker Obi Emelonye, notable for a string of critically-acclaimed Nollywood blockbusters like ‘Last Flight to Abuja’, ‘Mirror Boy’, ‘Oxford Gardens’ and ‘Onye Ozi’ will be unveiling his new film, ‘Badamasi: Portrait of a General’, a biopic on former President of Nigeria, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida on June 12, 2021 at Cineworld, O2 Arena, London. While entry ‘coupons’ are currently obtainable at: www.eventsbrite.co.uk it is pertinent to note that the film which has been stirring a lot of attention because of its relevance at...
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The virtual country called ‘United Africans Republic’

A tax consultant with the Lagos State government, Adeyeye Jokotoye has set the Nigerian ball rolling indeed. The import of his proposition for Nigeria’s name to change to United Africans Republic, UAR, can be felt on the social media space. Referring to instances in the Bible, Jokotoye, is reasoning that it could well be the beginning of a new era for Nigeria. This is in sync with many, who feel that Nigeria, coined by Lady Shaw, the mistress of Lord Frederick Lugard at the time, may have resulted from an...
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MUST READ: Beauty queen, Regina Askia writes Buhari over war comments against Igbos

MUST READ: Beauty queen, Regina Askia writes Buhari over war comments against Igbos Regina Askia, former beauty queen and Nollywood actress, who now works as a health professional in New York has waded into the ongoing war comments made by President Buhari against Igbos of the South East earlier in the week by writing a letter. The letter reads: Sir, Thank you for your speech for which we all waited with bated breaths. Thank you for promising to work on the present situation of volatile insecurity in Nigeria. Mr President...
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Movie Producer, Dozie Eboh extols comradeship in Nollywood

Dozie Eboh By TOSIN ADAMS Nollywood producer, Dozie Eboh has extolled the spirit of comradeship in the film industry, urging his colleagues to keep such positive spirits alive. The veteran actor, producer and founder of New Nigerian Diva, a beauty pageant, made the call during the funeral rites of his mother, Ezinne Victoria Obiaku Eboh, which lasted from May 6 to May 9 at his hometown, Amakiri, Mbara Amano, Ezihe community of Isiala Mbano LGA, Imo State. Emeka Rollas, leading AGN members According to Eboh, he was full of appreciation...
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How Nigerians became ‘Onyirionwu’

Resilience has become a crucial part of life in Nigeria; so much that adaptability here practically reminds one of the Igbo term, ‘Onyirionwu’, comically employed by hawkers to get attention for their wares in long buses and trains. The hawkers would tell the story of Onyirionwu, who is an ‘old baby’ full of mischief; he has refused to grow, refused to talk or walk, refused to do anything meaningful, apart from eating and inflicting pains on other children in the neighbourhood. His demeanours are so frustrating for his parents that...
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Nigerian film opens doors to UK cinemas after COVID-19 lockdown

By TOSIN ADAMS History is gradually being made in the UK cinema industry by a Nigerian film, BADAMASI: Portrait of a General, the biopic of former President Ibrahim Babangida, as it will be the first film for cinema screening in the country after the lockdown prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, as the film stages its exclusive world premiere on June 12, 2021 at Cineworld, O2 Arena, London, UK.  Presenting, once again, the technical depth of Obi Emelonye, the filmmaker behind such blockbusters as ‘Last Flight to Abuja’, ‘Mirror Boy’ and...
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NPA: Suspended MD hires foreign influences to beg Buhari

Ms Bala Usman Fresh insights have emerged that the suspended Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority NPA, Ms. Hadiza Bala Usman, has been frantically reaching out to prominent local and foreign leaders, including global institutions, in a desperate bid to return her job at the authority. Meanwhile, experts have cautioned against unnecessary and undue foreign interference in the internal affairs of a sovereign nation such as Nigeria, especially in a matter involving alleged fraud and abuse of office. President Muhammadu Buhari had on May 5, approved the indefinite suspension...
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2023: The secret plot to foist GEJ as President

Jonathan The stories making the rounds about returning Dr. Goodluck Jonathan to power as the President in 2023 may not be a hoax after all.  A group under the aegis: Youths Earnestly Demand For Goodluck E.Jonathan (YED4GEJ 2023) has asked former President Goodluck Jonathan to contest the 2023 presidential election, according to a report by Saawua Terzungwe in Daily Trust newspaper  Jonathan lost power to the candidate of the then opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) in the 2015 general election, thus, putting an end to the...
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