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NEW MOVIE: Bad Times at the El Royale

Release date:October 12, 2018 Studio:20th Century Fox Director:Drew Goddard MPAA Rating:R (for strong violence, language, some drug content and brief nudity) Screenwriter:Drew Goddard Starring:Chris Hemsworth, Jeff Bridges, Cailee Spaeny, Russell Crowe, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Lewis Pullman Genre:Drama, Action Plot Summary: Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale, a…

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NEW MOVIE: Beautiful Boy

RELEASE DATE:October 12, 2018 STUDIO:Amazon Studios DIRECTOR:Felix van Groeningen MPAA RATING:R (for drug content throughout, language, and brief sexual material) SCREENWRITERS:Felix van Groeningen, Luke Davis STARRING:Steve Carell, Amy Ryan GENRE:Drama Plot Summary: Steve Carell and Amy Ryan are teaming up again for the upcoming addiction drama “Beautiful Boy.” Based on the critically-acclaimed…

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NEW MOVIE: Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

RELEASE DATE:October 12, 2018 STUDIO:Columbia Pictures (Sony) DIRECTOR:Ari Sandel MPAA RATING:PG (for scary creature action and images, some thematic elements, rude humor and language) SCREENWRITER:Darren Lemke STARRING:Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ken Jeong, Chris Parnell, Madison Iseman, Ben O’Brien, Caleel Harris, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Ryan Lee, Odeya Rush GENRE:Fantasy, Horror, Family Plot Summary: Slappy is back to wreak more havoc this…

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NEW MOVIE: Apostle

RELEASE DATE:October 12, 2018 STUDIO:Netflix DIRECTOR:Gareth Evans MPAA RATING:N/A SCREENWRITER:Gareth Evans STARRING:Dan Stevens, Lucy Boynton, Mark Lewis Jones, Bill Milner, Kristine Froseth, Paul Higgins, Michael Sheen GENRE:Thriller, Action Plot Summary: London, 1905. Prodigal son Thomas Richardson (Dan Stevens) has returned home, only to learn that his sister is being held for ransom by a religious cult. Determined…

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NEW MOVIE: The Oath

RELEASE DATE:October 12, 2018 STUDIO:Roadside Attractions DIRECTOR:Ike Barinholtz MPAA RATING:R (for language throughout, violence and some drug use) SCREENWRITER:Ike Barinholtz STARRING:Ike Barinholtz, Tiffany Haddish, John Cho, Carrie Brownstein, Billy Magnussen, Meredith Hagner, Nora Dunn, Jon Barinholtz, Chris Ellis GENRE:Thriller, Comedy Plot Summary: The film is set in a politically-divided America where citizens have to take an oath of loyalty….

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NEW MOVIE: First Man

RELEASE DATE:October 12, 2018 STUDIO:Universal Pictures DIRECTOR:Damien Chazelle MPAA RATING:PG-13 (for some thematic content involving peril, and brief strong language) SCREENWRITER:Josh Singer STARRING:Ryan Gosling, Corey Stoll, Kyle Chandler, Jon Bernthal, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Patrick Fugit, Ciaran Hinds, Ethan Embry, Shea Whigham, Pablo Schreiber GENRE:Drama, Biography Plot Summary: Based on the authorized biography “First Man: A Life Of Neil A….

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NEW MOVIE: 22 July

RELEASE DATE:October 10, 2018 STUDIO:Netflix DIRECTOR:Paul Greengrass MPAA RATING:N/A SCREENWRITERS:Paul Greengrass, Åsne Seierstad STARRING:Hang Tran, Thorbjørn Harr, Anders Danielsen Lie, Jon Øigarden, Lars Arentz-Hansen GENRE:Drama Plot Summary: Based on the true story of the aftermath of Norway’s deadliest terrorist attack. On 22 July 2011, 77 people were killed when a far-right extremist detonated a car…

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Key takeaway on Nigeria as World Bank marks 2018 annual meetings

The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank kicked off event to mark the 2018 Annual Meeting in Bali Indonesia on October 8th through to 14th. The week-long event attracts top economic leaders, ministers and governors around the world championed by Jim Youg Kim and Christine Lagarde; World Bank Group…

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AFC acquires $200 million, $100 million credit facility

One of the leading infrastructure development finance institution, Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) has successfully acquired a credit facility a $200m 5-year loan and a $100m 5-year stand-by facility from the Export-Import Bank of China (CEXIM). The acquired facilities which are for general corporate purposes, marks AFC’s inaugural financing facility from the People’s Republic of China…

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Savannah Petroleum hints on final approval to acquire Seven Energy Assets

UK based Savannah Petroleum has revealed that plans to acquire Nigeria’s Seven Energy Assets will be completed by before the end of the year. In a press release signed by the Savannah Energy CEO, Andrew Knott, noted that the final approval is coming after the submission of a revised terms on the…

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Flour Mills seeks license for power generation

Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc has announced plans to proceed with the application for an Electric Generation License. According to a release signed by the company’s secretary, Umolu Joseph noted that new license is in compliance with  section 70 (2) of the Electric Power Generation Sector Reform Act. The license will enable…

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How FAAC allocation is hindering agriculture

The Nigerian agricultural producers and exporters have been advised to improve the quality, branding and packaging of their produce, in order to fully explore the huge marketing opportunities in the Middle East, especially the United Arab Emirates. This and numerous issues were discussed on Wednesday at an agro stakeholders’ conference, Meet…

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Lagos defends action on Cleaner Lagos Initiative

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode has described the current challenges faced in the waste management of the state as an aftermath of an astronomical population growth in the state. The Governor who made this disclosure during the World Habitat Day held at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, Alausa, Ikeja. Ambode recalled efforts of the…

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Why PZ Cussons and Unilever import palm oil despite presence of local producers

The Vice President of the Nigeria Agribusiness Group (NAGB), Mr Emmanuel Ijewere, has explained why companies like PZ Cussons Plc and Unilever Nigeria Plc continue to import oil palm into Nigeria despite the presence of leading producers such as Okomu Oil Palm Plc and Presco Plc in the country. Mr Ijewere,…

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2019 presidency: Why Atiku, PDP must give Vice President slot to South-East – Arewa youths

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, has adduced reasons the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, should pick a vice presidential candidate from the South-East. According to the Arewa youths, handing the number-two position to the South East will make the people of the region…

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Buhari vs Atiku: Garba Shehu under fire for attacking Obasanjo, Atiku, others

Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari has come under attack for criticizing his former boss, Atiku Abubakar. Shehu worked under the Waziri of Adamawa between 2003 and 2015. The Presidential spokesperson had on Thursday berated former President, Olusegun Obasanjo for endorsing Abubakar for the…

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Flood disaster hits five more states – NEMA DG

The Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Engr. Mustapha Maihaja has said that, with ongoing efforts to tackle and assist flood victims in the country, the agency has further declared national disaster in five states of Adamawa, Taraba, Rivers, Kebbi and Bayelsa following a devastating flood that ravaged…

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Again, Buhari meets APC governors in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, met with three state Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). This was confirmed by his Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, vis his Twitter handle, @BashirAhmaad. Ahmad listed the governors who met with Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja to…

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Atiku vs Buhari: Arewa youths forum discloses who it will support, explains its decision

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYFC, has reacted to the emergence of former President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, as the standard bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the 2019 presidential election. The organization said that the ‘God’ that installed Muhammadu Buhari as president in 2015, will remove him and…

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2019: Whoever Obasanjo endorses becomes Nigeria’s president – Fani-Kayode

Former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has observed that whoever secures the endorsement of former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, ahead of a presidential election, always wins. Fani-Kayode, in a tweet on Friday, went as far back as 1999 to prove his stance. According to him, former leaders like Musa Yar’Adua, Goodluck…

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