Author: Taiwo Adediran

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2024 will welcome a new directive for all films hoping to win Hollywood’s most coveted prize will need to either employ a minimum number of cast, crew and administrative employees from under-represented backgrounds, or directly tackle themes affecting those communities. The innovative move comes after years of criticism over a lack of diversity among the […]

“It is with heavy hearts that we’ve made the difficult decision as a family to say goodbye to Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” Kim Kardashian wrote in a post to her 188 million Instagram followers. “After what will be 14 years, 20 seasons, hundreds of episodes and numerous spin-off shows, we are beyond grateful to […]

The Federal Government on Tuesday began moves to rest the on-going strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) and the planned strike by health workers. Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige; the Minister of Finance, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed and the Minister of Health,  Dr. Osagie Ehanire, are expected to meet today […]

The police chief in the US city of Rochester resigned Tuesday, following days of protest over the death of a black man whom police had hooded and forced face-down on a road. The arrest of Daniel Prude took place in March, but his family and activists made his death public last Wednesday, after receiving body […]

The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), has demanded the Nigerian Government to speed up plans of reopening closed land borders. The group in a an announcement titled “Matters of Urgency” stated “expedite actions” should be taken on the “closed borders given its negative impact on trade and employment.” Nigerian Government said the borders were closed […]

Californians airlifted from fires as dangerous winds arrive The Bobcat Fire breaks on the San Gabriel Mountains, north of Monrovia, as the raging fires in the Angeles National Forest grew to 10,344 acres with no containment. – Dangerous dry winds whipped up California’s record-breaking wildfires as hundreds were evacuated from blazes by helicopter and tens […]

Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed, has apologised for the state pardon he gave to some criminals during the COVID-19 lockdown. Amongst the freed inmates was a convicted serial rapist. Mohammed revealed that he regretted appending his signature to free some inmates when he received State Action Committee on Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) on […]

United States President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw troops comes as he faces backlash from a report that he allegedly made disparaging remarks about American war dead. Donald Trump on Wednesday, was expected to announce further troop withdrawals from Afghanistan and from Iraq, where several thousand US troops hunting down jihadist sleeper cells have faced […]

For decades, Nigeria’s three major oil refineries have been grounded to near-zero capacity utilisation with all of its refined fuel imported from other countries. Data exclusively obtained from the African Refiners & Distributors Association (ARA) revealed that strong refinery performance in Niger meets local fuel demand, and excess production exported to Nigeria, Mali and Burkina […]

Plateau State has broken its own record as the new COVID-19 epicentre, posting a surprising 183 new cases on Tuesday. This is a new high for the State since the pandemic’s outbreak in Nigeria in February. Plateau, on July 28 had recorded its highest figure of 148 cases, but the recent 183 COVID-19 infections has eclipsed […]

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