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‘Black Panther’ smashes box office records with $218m

Disney-Marvel’s “Black Panther” is heading for a super-heroic $218 million debut over the four-day President’s Day weekend at 4,020 North American locations, estimates showed Sunday. That number means that “Black Panther,” starring Chadwick Boseman and directed by Ryan Coogler, has doubled its original tracking in less than a month. The …

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Valentine’s Day: NACA advises young people against risky behaviour

By Fortune Abang The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) on Tuesday cautioned young people to avoid risky behavior, while celebrating Valentine’s Day to avoid health problems and unintentional injuries. Dr Miriam Ezekwe, Project Coordinator, National Comprehensive AIDS Programme in States, NACA gave the advice in an interview …

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President Buhari sends goodwill message to Team Nigeria at Winter Olympics

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his best wishes to Team Nigeria as they begin their epoch-making representation of the country in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. A statement by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Media & Publicity said that President Buhari “commends the women’s …

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Gov. Abubakar swears in 10 Special Advisers … Urges them to utilise their wealth of experience for benefit of Bauchi State

Governor Mohammed A. Abubakar has sworn 10 Special Advisers. The occasion took place at the Banquet Hall of the Government House, Bauchi. A statement by Shamsuddeen Lukman Abubakar, Special Assistant to the Governor of Bauchi State on Communications said that the appointment and swearing-in of the Special Advisers further demonstrates …

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Minister seeks partnership with China to develop Nigeria’s animation industry

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has called for a meaningful partnership with China to develop Nigeria’s Animation Industry. The Minister stated this in Abuja on Thursday when he received, in his office, a delegation of Television Production and Animation Companies from China. He described animation as …

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Photojournalists from 40 countries to compete in 2018 Andrei Stenin contest

Young photojournalists from almost 40 countries have already sent over 1,000 photos to participate in the 2018 Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest. NAN reports that Stenin, was a Russian photojournalist contributing to several leading Russian and international news agencies including Rossiya Segodnya, RIA Novosti, Kommersant, ITAR-TASS, Associated Press, Reuters …

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Hugh Masekela, father of South African jazz, husband of Mama Africa, Miriam Makeba, dies at 78; ‘His contribution to the struggle for liberation will never be forgotten’ – President Zuma

Trumpeter and singer Hugh Masekela, known as the “father of South African jazz” who used his music in the fight against apartheid, has died from prostate cancer, his family said on Tuesday. He was 78. In a career spanning more than five decades, Masekela gained international recognition with his distinctive …

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