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Amended broadcasting code yielding results – Minister

Amended broadcasting code yielding results – MinisterBy Rotimi Ijikanmi Information and Culture Minister Alhaji Lai Mohammed said amendments to the National Broadcasting Code to reposition the sector have started to show results. The minister made this known on Monday in Lagos during an engagement of the ministerial working group on the digital switchover (DSO) with the relevant stakeholders. Mohammed revealed that by joining the amended code, he was rightly informed that a large multinational recently canceled an ad production planned for South Africa and moved it to Nigeria. “The result? Practitioners in Nigeria earned N10 million from production, while model fees totaled N5 million. “This is only the beginning, as we are determined to implement the reforms diligently. The (NAN) reports that to stimulate growth and investment in the advertising sector, an amendment has been made to the broadcasting code regarding the production of advertising for local goods and services. The amended section states that “all […]

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Men’s cricket championship vital for international commitments — NCF President

Men’s cricket championship vital for international commitments — NCF PresidentProf. Yahaya Ukwenya, the Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF) has said that the upcoming National Men’s Championship was vital to the country’s international engagement later this year. Ukwenya said the event which would start on Monday and end on March 31 at the Edo Boys High School, Cricket High Performance Centre, Benin City, would enhance the country’s preparation. He said:” The forthcoming 10-day Championship is a key event on NCF Calendar given the weight of international commitments that the country is committed to later in the year. “For us, this Championship is the first on the list of activities that will form the molding of a stronger national team both for the Under 19 and more importantly the Senior Men’s team. “We have three World Cup tickets to vie for later in the year, hoping that the COVID-19 Pandemic’s tide will continually be stemmed as it is presently being done now. […]

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No going back on illegal structures demolition —Rivers

The Rivers State Government has declared that there was no going back on the demolition of illegal structures in Port Harcourt and its environs. The State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Auten Ben-Chioma, disclosed this while addressing journalists during the continuation of the demolition of illegal structures in the Trans Amadi Industrial layout...

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Maiden Female Cricket League to end with Super-Four in Benin

Maiden Female Cricket League to end with Super-Four in BeninThe maiden South-South female cricket league in the country will be rounding off this weekend with Super-4 playoff in Benin. Uyi Akpata, Chairman of Edo State Cricket Association, disclosed this in a statement released to newsmen in Lagos on Friday He said that the two-day event would hold between March 20 and March 21 at the Edo Boys High School, Benin Akpata, who is also the Vice President of the Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF), said the event would parade two top teams from each of the two zonal classifications of the preliminary rounds. He said: “This is a landmark event for us and the country. In fact, it is the first of its kind in West and North Africa. “Cricket development should not leave out any gender and since we saw the response from the girls during our grassroots projects, we just felt it was ripe for a separate platform […]

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Nasarawa United Gain 6 Places to Become New NPFL Leaders

Nasarawa United Gain 6 Places to Become New NPFL LeadersBy Olawale Alabi Nasarawa United Football Club de Lafia stormed the top of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) table on Thursday, ousting Rangers International on goal difference. They moved to first place on the diary from seventh after a 3-0 spanking from Dakkada FC’s visit to Uyo. The Enugu-based Rangers fell again to fourth, again on goal difference, after a 0-2 loss to host Katsina United, who went down a notch to 17th. Plateau United fell from 13th to ninth after beating the Sunshine Stars of Akure 3-1 at Jos. Below is the ranking of the 20 clubs in the NPFL 2020/2021 at the end of three matches of Matchday 16 rescheduled Thursday. It is presented under Played (P), Won (W), Draws (D), Lost (L), Goals for (F), Goals against (A), Goal difference (GD) and Points (Pts): PWDLFA GD Pts Team 1. Nasarawa United 16 8 3 5 18 […]

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Kwara United retains NPFL lead

Kwara United retains NPFL leadBy Olawale Alabi Kwara United Football Club retained leadership of the current Nigerian Professional Football League 2020/2021 (NPFL) on Sunday, despite a goalless draw against visiting Heartland FC. In their Matchday 15 match at the Kwara Stadium complex in Ilorin, the hosts failed to break visiting Owerri-based Heartland FC. The draw at home means they failed to extend their lead at the top of the paper and are now co-leaders with Rangers International FC Enugu. Kwara United is with 27 points in 15 matches, with a +7 goal difference, one goal ahead of Enugu-based Rangers who beat Adamawa United 1-0. The Nigeria News Agency (NAN) reports that Adamawa United is still at the bottom of the paper with 10 points from 15 matches. Enyimba International, who now have three appearances since their Sunday game against MFM FC was postponed, are in third place with 24 points from 12 matches. They […]

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Politics

PDP Holds Zonal Congress In Rivers Despite Court Order

  The PDP has commenced its South-South Congress in Port Harcourt despite a restraining order of the Calabar High Court. Addressing reporters on Tuesday in Rivers State, the Chairman of the South-South Governors’ Forum and Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa said the party is getting ready to take over power at the national level in … Continue reading PDP Holds Zonal Congress In Rivers Despite Court Order Read Full Story

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Court Stops PDP Zonal Congress In Port Harcourt

  A High court sitting in Calabar has granted an interim injunction restraining the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)  from going ahead with its South-South zonal Congress slated for Port Harcourt on Tuesday. The restraining order was consequent upon a suit instituted against the party by four aggrieved members – Kingsley Ntuisong, Raphael Stephen Ntui, Ogar … Continue reading Court Stops PDP Zonal Congress In Port Harcourt Read Full Story

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Rivers APC Crisis: Supreme Court Verdict Affords APC Opportunity To Put House In Order – Abe

  A factional leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Senator Magnus Abe, has reacted to the Supreme Court verdict which affirmed the sacking of the party’s ex-chairman chairman of the caretaker committee in the state, Igo Aguma. Abe, who spoke during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Monday, said … Continue reading Rivers APC Crisis: Supreme Court Verdict Affords APC Opportunity To Put House In Order – Abe Read Full Story

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Rivers APC Crisis: Supreme Court Verdict Affords APC Opportunity To Put House In Order – Abe

  A factional leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Senator Magnus Abe, has reacted to the Supreme Court verdict which affirmed the sacking of the party’s ex-chairman chairman of the caretaker committee in the state, Igo Aguma. Abe, who spoke during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Monday, said … Continue reading Rivers APC Crisis: Supreme Court Verdict Affords APC Opportunity To Put House In Order – Abe Read Full Story

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PDP Has Confidence, Zeal To Save Nigeria, Says Wike

  Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has the confidence and zeal to save Nigeria. He stated this on Monday during the commissioning of Rumuji-Ibaa-Obele-Isiokpo road in Emohua Local Government Area of the state. “This is a party that Nigerians have seen, Rivers State has seen that we … Continue reading PDP Has Confidence, Zeal To Save Nigeria, Says Wike Read Full Story

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Lebron James and Kevin Durant draft squad for 2021 NBA All-Star Game

Lebron James and Kevin Durant draft squad for 2021 NBA All-Star GameLeBron Team: Drafts Giannis Antetokounmpo # 1 overall; Stephen Curry, Luka Dončić and Nikola Jokić complete the starting lineup; Durant Team: Drafts Kyrie Irving # 2 overall; Joel Embiid, Kawhi Leonard, Bradley Beal and Jayson Tatum complete the starting lineup; Team LeBron will play for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund; The Durant team will play for the UNCF (United Negro College Fund). Los Angeles Lakers captains LeBron James and Brooklyn Nets captains Kevin Durant have selected the teams for the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, which will be played on Sunday, March 7 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The Team LeBron and Team Durant rosters were revealed last night during TNT’s presentation of the NBA All-Star Draft (https://bit.ly/3eb16H5). Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo was selected by James with the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA All-Star Draft. Joining Antetokounmpo and James as Team LeBron starters are Golden State Warriors […]

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