MOVIES & TV

COMING SOON: Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

RELEASE DATE:February 7, 2020 STUDIO:Warner Bros. Pictures DIRECTOR:Cathy Yan MPAA RATING:N/A SCREENWRITER:Christina Hodson STARRING:Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez, Ewan McGregor, Ella Jay Basco, Chris Messina, ali wong GENRE:Action Plot Summary: Cathy Yan has been chosen to direct Margot Robbie in the “Birds of Prey” film, that will feature Robbie’s Harley Quinn and a number of female DC characters, […]

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U.S. Visa Restrictions: Presidency reacts

The Presidency has described as mere speculations the reported planned imposition of visa restrictions on some African and Asian countries including Nigeria by America’s government led by President Donald Trump. Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, stated this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday. Some local traditional media […]

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Details of Northern Governors’ security meeting

Governors from the Six North-Central states have agreed to collaborate towards ensuring effective community policing to tackle the security challenges within the region and the country. The governors, who converged on Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital, at the North-Central Security Summit with other stakeholders, also resolved to reinforce and provide improved capacity for the various […]

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Boko Haram: Battle in Borno claims 8 soldiers, many terrorists

A Nigerian Army officer and seven soldiers have been killed in a fierce battle against Boko Haram terrorists in Mainok, 60 kilometres from Maiduguri, Borno State, North-East Nigeria. On Wednesday, PRNigeria gathered from security sources that the deadly encounter occurred at about 1pm on Tuesday before the troops repelled an ambush on 156 Task Force […]

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Gov. Bello talks tough, vows not to negotiate with bandits in Kogi

Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has warned that his administration would deal ruthlessly with all criminal elements as he would not negotiate with bandits. According to the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Onogwu Muhammed, Bello stated this during the North Central Nigeria Police Regional Security Summit held at Ta’al Conference Centre Lafia, Nasarawa […]

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Foreign countries protecting Diezani – EFCC boss, Magu

Mr Ibrahim Magu, the acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has alleged that some foreign countries were sabotaging the commission’s efforts at repatriating a former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Allison-Madueke. He stated this on Wednesday during an official visit to the Ibadan zonal office of the commission. EFCC had in the last […]

Entertainment

How I Battled And Beat The Devil – Rapper, Kanye West Speaks Up

Popular American Rapper, Kanye West has revealed his struggles with alcohol and devil during his transition journey to being a Christian. Speaking at a prayer rally in Arizona tagged ‘AWAKEN2020’ organized by a group of anti-gay/LGBTQ pastors, Kanye who is now a ‘born again’, opened up on how his spiritual journey with God helped his […]

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Netflix stands tall against competition, adds 8.8million subscribers to its base

Despite the growing competition in the online streaming space, Netflix seems to be doing really well as the company’s 2019 fourth-quarter results showed it has added 8.8 million subscribers. This is more than the 7.6 million it projected. According to Netflix’s latest earnings report, it has 167 million paid members worldwide with more than 100 million outside […]

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Airtel partners Western Union to expand its own mobile money service

Airtel Africa Plc announced earlier today that it had gone into partnership with Western Union to provide a reliable mobile money service for its customers. In a statement that was sent to the Nigerian Stock Exchange, the telecoms company informed its stakeholders that this strategic partnership would facilitate the easy movement of money across the world. How this works: Western Union is […]

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Network glitch: Poor internet speed impedes banking services

Several internet customers have continued to experience slow internet, as the quality of the service continues to impede banking transactions, across electronic banking platforms, and Automated Teller Machines (ATM), among others. The slow internet speed, which was caused by damages done to the submarine cable system, “the West African Cable System (WACS)” on the high […]

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Customs officers must declare their assets annually – Customs boss

Comptroller-General, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Hameed Ali, has declared that all officers of the agency would declare their assets every year. Ali stated this during a courtesy visit by the members of the Board of Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), led by its Chairman, Prof. Mohammed Isah in Abuja. Why it matters: Ali stated that the declaration of assets […]

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Paga acquires Ethiopian-based startup, Apposit, announces other subsidiaries

Nigerian tech startup, Paga, has acquired an Ethiopian-based software development firm, Apposit, which has been working closely with it since 2010. The Ethiopian firm had helped build Paga’s payment platform.  Details: Though the acquisition fee was not disclosed, Apposit is expected to play a crucial role in Paga’s progress. The deal was sealed at a period Paga was planning to branch out, with […]