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Following the ban Lagos State government imposed on Okada and tricycle operating on major roads in the State in February, the government plans to roll out what it calls First Mile and Last Mile (FMLM) mobility solutions to replace the banned means of transport. This was revealed by the State’s Commissioner for Transportation, Frederick Oladeinde, at the 2020 ministerial press briefing at Ikeja. “Following the restriction of motorcycles and tricycles for commuter operations in some...

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The Cannes film festival was canceled and the September jamborees in Venice and Toronto are uncertain, but this week movie lovers are being offered a taste of the film festival experience from the comfort of their homes. The 10-day “We Are One: A Global Film Festival,” starting Friday on YouTube, will feature new and classic movies, talks with directors, and music and comedy curated by 21 festivals including those in Berlin, Cannes, Venice, Toronto and...

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The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), regulator of Nigeria’s film industry, popularly known as Nollywood, has adopted virtual platforms as part of film censoring and classification process amidst the Coronavirus(COVID-19) lockdown. Mr Adedayo Thomas, Executive Director, NFVCB, disclosed this in an interview  with the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja. According to Thomas, the virtual operation is to present opportunity to classify movies and video works produced before the COVID-19 lockdown...

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Latin America’s biggest airline, the Chile-based LATAM, on Tuesday filed for bankruptcy under the U.S. Chapter 11 bankruptcy code after the COVID-19 pandemic decimated passenger demand. “The Chapter 11 financial reorganization process is a proven legal framework under which LATAM and affiliates will have the opportunity to resize their operations to the new demand environment and reorganise their balance sheets,” the airline said in a statement. The group attributed its financial difficulties to the novel...

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President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with elder statesman, Niger Delta Leader, and former Minister of Information, Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, as he turns 93 years old. The President’s congratulatory message was conveyed in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Tuesday. Adesina quoted the President as giving glory to God for the gift of long life and sound mind bestowed on Chief Clark. President Buhari noted...

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There’s an elegant, almost poetic silence to one of the most compelling scenes of “On the Record,” a powerful new documentary about sexual violence that knows just when to dial down to a hushed quiet. In the early morning darkness of Dec. 13, 2017, former music executive Drew Dixon walks to a coffee shop and buys the New York Times. On the front page is the story in which she and two others accuse the...

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Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe on Monday said that the Damaturu International Airport would be tested landed on May 29. Buni disclosed this in Damaturu while hosting the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar. “The Damaturu International Airport will be test-landed on May 29, and we are going to provide Nigeria Air Force (NAF) quarters there as we have already promised. “We are soon commencing on the quarters project and all...

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President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged Nigerian farmers on the need to embark on massive productive agricultural activities this farming season as Nigeria has no money for food importation. The president gave the challenge shortly after observing this year’s Eid prayer alongside members of his family and few presidential aides at the presidential villa, Abuja, on Sunday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Eid-El-Fitr prayer was observed in line with the protocol against mass...

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Rasak Adekoya is a young visually impaired Nigeria. He is a Public Speaker, Brand Strategist, Assistive Technology Expert, and an Inclusive Leadership Coach. He is an astute writer who has authored four books, also an Ashoka Change Maker Scholar and the founder of two social enterprises – African Volunteering Week and Brand your Waithood. In this exclusive interview with The West African Pilot News reporter, Bada Yusuf, he discussed the stigmatisation and emotional trauma people living...

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The Anambra State Government says it plans to unveil a comprehensive health package that will cater to the health needs of rural dwellers. The Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr. C-Don Adinuba, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Friday in Awka. Adinuba was reacting to the absence of a functional Primary Health Centre at Awba-Ofemili community, in Awka North Local Government Area (LGA), of the state....