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Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji, has been selected as a member of the 2020 Class of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. This was disclosed in a statement released on Tuesday, by the Academy. It noted that invitations were extended to a total of 819 artistes and executives who have distinguished themselves by their […]

The Nigerian Oscar Selection Committee (NOSC) has announced a call for feature film entries by Nollywood filmmakers into the 93rd Academy Award (Oscars). The Academy Awards recently opened entries to honour the best new films released globally, with the event set to hold on April 25, 2021. In 2019, Nigeria’s selection for the Oscars, ‘Lionheart’, […]

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 […]

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 […]

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Tuesday, disclosed that the United States President, Donald Trump once asked him why he was killing Christians as a result of the bloody clashes between herdsmen and farmers in Nigeria. This was just as the President charged ministers and other top government officials to go “on the […]

The Nigeria Immigration Service INTERPOL i-24/7 desk on Monday uploaded about 15,000 stolen and lost travel documents to the INTERPOL Global System in Lyon, France. The NIS spokesman, DCI Sunday James, in a statement on Tuesday, said the development would help prevent identity theft, frauds and other organised crimes perpetrated globally using stolen and lost […]

Nigerian resident doctors in state-owned hospitals began an indefinite strike on Monday to demand an increase in payment, better welfare and adequate facilities, union leaders said. The collective action by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), which accounts for 40 per cent of doctors, is the latest strike on the list of others by […]

As part of activities to mark the 2020 democracy day, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state has commisioned some projects he executed within his first year in office. Although the activities were devoid of the usual pomp, pageantry and large gatherings due to the covid-19 pandemic, people could not hide their appreciation to the […]

The Management of the Kwara State University (KWASU) says its admission process for the 2020/2021 academic session is yet to commence. The institution’s Director of University Relations, Mr Abdulrazaq Sanni stated this in a statement made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Ilorin. Sanni said the admission process was yet to […]

Text of President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech on Democracy Day 12 June 2020, in which he highlights the various efforts of his administration in all sectors-agriculture, power, rail, roads and so on. Fellow Nigerians, The 2020 celebration of Democracy Day marks 21 years of uninterrupted civil administration in our dear country. This day provides us an […]


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