Month: January 2018

The wedding Party 2 costs N300 million

Nollywood acclaimed blockbuster movie, The Wedding Party 2-Destination Dubai, cost N300m to produce. The Managing Director of FilmOne Distribution Company, one of the Executive Producers of the movie, Kene Mkparu, on Wednesday said the N300m is excluding publicity. The WP2 released on December 15, 2017, has raked in over N500m within the six weeks of… Read More »

Month: January 2018

Trump honors North Korea defector at State of Union speech

Amid nuclear tensions between Washington and Pyongyang, US President Donald Trump took the extraordinary step of honoring a North Korean defector Tuesday as he delivered his State of the Union speech before Congress. Ji Seong-ho, who escaped from North Korea in 2006, was given a place of honor just seats away from First Lady Melania… Read More »

Month: January 2018

Ozil signs new deal, becomes highest-paid Arsenal player

Mesut Ozil has signed a new three and a half year deal with Arsenal football club thus making him the highest paid player at the club with the newly signed £350,000 a week salary. The 29 year old joined Arsenal from spanish club Real Madrid for a then record fee of £42.4million in 2013. The… Read More »

Month: January 2018

EFCC arraigns Company Director for  N8 million Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, 29 January, 2018 arraigned a managing director of an oil and gas company: Iduh Haruna and his company, Harpat Oil & Gas Limited before Justice M.O Opara of the Rivers State High Court, sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on a 3-count charge bordering on issuance… Read More »

Month: January 2018

Nigeria attracts $66bn investment commitments – NIPC

Nigeria secured US$66.36 billion worth of investment commitments for 112 projects across 27 states and the federal capital territory last year, according to the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC). The report is based only on investment announcements cited in the NIPC Intelligence Newsletters published from January to December 2017 and may not contain exhaustive information…… Read More »

Month: January 2018

Ties between Enugu, Anambra states stronger than any boundary dispute, says Gov. Ugwuanyi

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has stressed the need for peaceful co-existence among communities along boundary areas of Enugu and Anambra states. Governor Ugwuanyi gave this advice when Enugu and Anambra state delegates met at the Government House, Enugu, to resolve the lingering boundary dispute between Awba Ofe Mmili in Awka North Local Government… Read More »

Month: January 2018

Court bars EFCC from unilateral indictment of state govts

A Federal High Court, Ado Ekiti, on Tuesday declared that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) could not probe states’ finances without a report of indictment from states’ Houses of Assembly. The court made the declaration in a judgment delivered in a suit filed by the Ekiti State Government against the EFCC, the Inspector-General… Read More »

Month: January 2018

Nigeria: World Bank’s Support to Nigeria, Others Hits U.S.$14 Billion

The World Bank Group yesterday disclosed that its support to fragile states, including Nigeria through the International Development Association (IDA) has doubled to more than $14 billion. The bank’s Country Director in Nigeria, Mr. Rachid Benmessaoud, who made the disclosure at a conference with the theme: ‘IdeasforAction Africa’ which it hosted in collaboration with the… Read More »

Month: January 2018

Women get free cervical cancer care in Cross River

More than 1,200 women have benefitted from free cervical cancer screening and treatment in Cross River State, southern Nigeria. The free screening and treatment is part of the Cross River State Government campaign to encourage rural women in particular to develop the practice of constant health checks, particularly for the prevention of cervical and breast… Read More »