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2009 AFI DALLAS International Film Festival

DALLAS – The AFI DALLAS International Film Festival returns for its third year in 2009. The Festival will feature international films from emerging filmmakers; the latest work from great film masters and unique nightly red carpet gala premieres which include all attending filmmakers and stars. Spanning 8 days and 9 …

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Dilemma of Actress, Ex Beauty Queen Ibinabo Fiberesima

LAGOS – A Lagos High Court yesterday ordered the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Marvel Akpoyibo, to immediately arrest a popular actress and former beauty queen, Miss Ibinabo Fiberesima. Fiberesima was on February 20, sentenced to five years imprisonment for manslaughter following the death of a medical doctor, Mr. Suraj …

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Pope Benedict XVI visits Cameroon; says condoms not the answer in the fight against HIV/Aids

YAOUNDE – Pope Benedict said on the eve of his trip that he wanted to wrap his arms around the entire continent, with “it’s painful wounds, its enormous potential and hopes”. “A Christian can never remain silent,” he said, after being greeted on arrival in Cameroon by President Paul Biya. …

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Otedola, Dangote Make Forbes Billonaire’s Lists

President/CEO, Dangote Group and Dangote Oil, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has been joined on the Forbes list of world’s richest persons by shipping magnate, Mr. Femi Otedola, who is also the President/CEO of Zenon Petroleum and Gas as well as Chairman/CEO of African Petroleum Plc.   They are the only two …

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Embattled Envoy Questions Sale of FGN US Properties

Brig. Gen. Oluwole Rotimi (rtd) is querying the decision of the Nigerian Embassy’s attorney, Emeka Ugwuonye to retain a $1.55 million tax refund on the sale of the property from a 2007 transaction.   While Rotimi argues that the money belongs to the Federal Government and should be returned to …

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RCCG Blessed with Jet; Acquires Gulfstream

Lagos – Related reports have revealed that the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has recently acquired a new aircraft which arrived Lagos from Bahamas last Sunday. Sources reveal that the Gulfstream 4 is a transatlantic aircraft that has the capacity of about 15 passengers depending on the configuration. Unlike …

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Obama Comments on International Women’s day

In observance of International Women’s Day, and during Women’s History Month in the United States, the United States stands with people around the globe to reaffirm our commitment to the equality, freedom, achievements, and advancement of women.    From the global challenge of climate change, to a world that is not …

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FGN woos Nigerians in Diaspora

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Dimeji Bankole, has called on Nigerians in the diaspora to join hands with government in the task of re-engineering the socio-economic and political life of the country. This came as he disclosed that the major contribution of Nigerians in the diaspora towards national …

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