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Since the start of the pandemic, the film industry has been in free fall. As deaths have continued to climb, so have studio losses, with crowded theaters – once a source of collective entertainment and escapism – now seen as petri dishes for the virus. Familiar blockbuster franchises whose summer releases studios banked on to balance bleeding ledgers have been barred from shuttered theaters. The 25th James Bond film, “No Time to Die,” the 7th “Mission Impossible,”...

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With COVID-19 vaccines currently in the final phase of study, you’ve probably been wondering how the FDA will decide if a vaccine is safe and effective. Based on the status of the Phase 3 trials currently underway, it is unlikely that the results of these trials will be available before November. But it is likely that not just one but several of the competing COVID-19 vaccines will be shown to be safe and effective by the end...

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A consultative meeting aims at sensitising and enlightens the public on the need to expose rapists in their communities would soon come on board in the Central Senatorial zone of Adamawa state. The Senator representing Adamawa Central in the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly, Senator Aisha Dahiru Ahmed Binani who disclosed this in a Telephone interview said the meeting will comprise traditional rulers, opinion molders, heads of religious bodies, youth and women groups for...

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Over two hundred and seventy (270) blinds, holders of Degree, NCE, Diploma, and Secondary School Certificates are among thousands of unemployed graduates in Adamawa state, Northeast Nigeria seeking employment. The rate of street beggars particularly in the Northern parts of the country may continue to rise unless the government offers employment and provide skills to these categories of people in society. Comrade Bitrus Richard, Chairman Nigeria Association for the Blind, Adamawa State chapter who confirmed...

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The government of Lagos State has lifted restrictions on the operations of cinemas with the condition that only 33 percent of the theatre’s capacity can be occupied. It said on Saturday that the permission to reopen was immediate. The Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-olu, said cinema operators must leave at least two empty seats between occupied ones. The West African Pilot News recalls that Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria had asked the Governor to approve the...

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The producers of the screen adaptation of Tunde Leye’s 2012 fan-favourite “Finding Hubby” have unveiled the star actors in the movie which is set to hit the Cinema in November. According to a video tweet on its handle @FindingHubby, major stars unveiled were: Ade Laoye, Kehinde Bankole, Munachi Abii and Omowunmi Dada. According to the tweet, the unveiling is to lay to rest the suspense as to who would play the role of Oyin Clegg...

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The National Agency for Foods and Drugs Administration and Control  (NAFDAC)  has moved to phase out the registration of alcohol in sachets and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles. The director-general, Mojisola Adeyeye disclosed this in a statement. According to her, the uncontrolled access and availability of high concentration alcohol in sachet and small volume PET or glass bottles contribute to substance and alcohol abuse in Nigeria. Mojisola noted that NAFDAC and the ministry of health reached...

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The Kairos Events and Entertainment, says it has launched promotional materials for the Face of Agriculture Nigeria (FOAN) Agritainment Reality TV Show in collaboration with Obasanjo Farms Limited. Mr. Wealth Sunday, Project Director of Kairos, said FOAN Reality Show, “is a TV programme that aims at bringing the interest of Nigerian youths toward agriculture through entertainment.” Sunday made this known in a statement in Lagos, saying that the ceremony took place at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential...

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A group known as Anambra Progressives (AP) has collectively built a world-class medical center in Nnewi, Anambra State. The project is championed by a Nigerian businessman, entrepreneur, and current senator, representing Anambra South Senatorial District, Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah. Anambra Progressives is a visionary group that is being led by Ifeanyi Ubah. The group is set to launch its maiden project, Anambra Progressives Medical Center. The new medical center is described as a historic initiative...

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By Ibrahim Abdul’ Aziz, Regional Correspondent The United States Agency for International Development, (USAID) has donated training materials worth over N500 Million to the Bauchi and Sokoto State Governments to improve the clinical competencies of primary health care workers in delivering reproductive care, maternal, newborn and child health, nutrition, and malaria services. Paul McDermott, USAID Health, Population and Nutrition Office Director at a virtual event in Bauchi, presented the training materials to the Commissioners of...

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