Friday, July 31, 2015

Active Film Distribution Companies in Nigeria and the Vicious Circle of Movie Piracy

Active Film Distribution Companies in Nigeria and the Vicious Circle of Movie Piracy

Nigeria has a peculiar film industry.
The Nigerian film industry does not have a formal film market, but there is active film distribution in Africa's largest film industry..
The Nigerian film industry which comprises of Nollywood and Kannywood is estimated to be worth more than US$ 590 million annually; producing over 2, 400 movies annually and employing more than 1, 000, 000 people every year. But there are no statistics to confirm these reports, because they are not facts.
I have published these reports in my NOLLYWOOD MIRROR® series, but the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) knows that the Nigerian film industry is still a guerrilla film industry in the African jungle and the claims of employing more than 1, 000, 000 people, making 2, 400 movies and generating more than US$590, 000, 000 annually are not verified by any auditor.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

UN Security Council Condemns Boko Haram Violence, Backs Regional Efforts To Counter Ongoing Attacks

Security Council Condemns Boko Haram Violence, Backs Regional Efforts To Counter Ongoing Attacks

NEW YORK, 28 July 2015 / PRN Africa / -- While acknowledging progress made against Boko Haram following joint regional military efforts in recent months, the United Nations Security Council today encouraged increased regional cooperation to stamp out the terrorist group, which the Council strongly condemned for its ongoing deadly violence, human rights abuses and mass abductions in the Lake Chad Basin.

GTBank Pays Best


Guaranty Trust Bank Plc pays her staff at entry level the sum of N209,000 (two hundred and nine thousand naira) per month after confirmation, which makes it one of the highest paying banks in Nigeria. 
What GTBank pays is more than what Zenith Bank, First Bank, Skye Bank, Fidelity Bank and even the Central Bank of Nigeria pay their entry level staff. 

See What Nigerian Banks Pay Their Workers.

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Winners Emerge in Ariel’s Selfie Perfect Match Competition

Louisa Ejenavbo- Grand prize winner, #ArielPerfectMatch Competition  

Winners Emerge in Ariel’s Selfie Perfect Match Competition

Winners have emerged from the Ariel’s Selfie perfect match competition. Following the launch of Ariel Automatic specifically designed for washing machines on May 10th 2015, stylish customers were rewarded through the hashtag #ArielPerfectMatch throughout the month of May. The most stylish and liked selfies were selected from the Ariel selfie homepage every week to win various gifts such as LG Automatic washing machine, Vlisco fabric, Ariel hamper, Gift vouchers and the grand prize of an outfit from Tiffany Amber.
Nwodom Kingsley, Anthony Ejinwa and Victor Anebunwa.
Dapomola Awosusi.

In restating its commitment to remain Nigeria’s best stain removal in ONE wash, P&G Nigeria Commercial and Brand Director, Ehinomen Enekabor, says “Ariel believes that innovation starts with the consumer. We gain insights into people’s everyday lives, so that we can combine ‘what’s needed’ with ‘what’s possible’, through the latest technology and innovation. With more and more Nigerians investing in automatic washing machines, it is important that Ariel is able to offer them a world-class product, specifically designed for this purpose.”  

“Ariel Automatic is the perfect match for your washing machine to deliver brilliant cleaning results.”

Ariel's mission is to help women and their families to achieve their full potential, by providing possibilities that come from having pristine clean clothes. All Ariel products are manufactured to the highest international quality standards. Makers of Ariel, Procter & Gamble serves nearly five billion people around the world with its other brands. The Company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, AmbiPur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Duracell®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, Wella® and Whisper®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide.

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Official Trailer of Malala Yousafzai's "He Named Me Malala"

“One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world,” said Malala.

The biopic was directed by renowned documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim who famous for his films "An Inconvenient Truth" and "Waiting for Superman".
The documentary is produced by Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald under their long-term production partnership with Image Nation Abu Dhabi and co-financed by Participant Media.

The documentary is based on Malala Yousufzai, a girl from Swat Valley in Pakistan who was targeted by the Taliban at the age of 15. She was severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus.

"HE NAMED ME MALALA" will be aired by National Geographic Channel in 171 countries in 45 languages. It will also be promoted via Nat Geo through all of the company’s resources including the National Geographic magazine, National Geographic Digital Media, National Geographic Education Programs and National Geographic Kids.
“This is a film that you leave not only feeling incredibly inspired but truly wanting to make a difference,” said National Geographic Channels CEO Courteney Monroe.
“As leaders in bringing stories of global importance to the largest audience possible, it is more than just an honor to be part of this project, I feel it is our duty. That is why we are joining this project as true partners, from the global theatrical release through our eventual television broadcast, and dedicating our collective resources to bring Malala’s important journey and advocacy for girls’ education to millions of people worldwide.”

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Dear President Obama, Please Throw Away Your Selfie Stick and Use My Emofix

Dear POTUS, Please Throw Away Your Selfie Stick and Use My Emofix

It is really an embarrassment to see that President of the United States (POTUS) Barack Obama is still using a Selfie Stick! When I am using an Emofix, the first most advanced gadget for taking selfies and videos in the world and Emofix has no stick or any funny looking handle like the ridiculous monopod called selfie stick. Using the selfie stick is now old fashioned and outdated since the Emofix bluetooth selfie and video gadget launched in Europe!
 Capture every moment with EmoFix, a Bluetooth enabled device that lets you take awesome Selfies, Pictures, and Videos! With the Emofix you can take the best selfies and videos without touching your smartphone or camera even from 30ft distance. 
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Monday, July 27, 2015

Facebook Celebrates One Year Anniversary of Internet.Org App


One year in: How Facebook’s Free Basic Services are bringing people online

Facebook is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the introduction of the app by hosting a Developer Day at iHub in Nairobi, Kenya on Monday, 27 July.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

The Nigerian Government Did Not Cause the Predicament of Majority of Nigerians

 The Nigerian government did not cause the predicament of majority of Nigerians, but their own wrong choices in lifestyles indoors and outdoors.

There are too many empty lives in Nigeria, because majority of Nigerians have empty minds without focus and without purpose on the best values and virtues of life. That is why majority of Nigerians are under achievers and millions of Nigerian graduates are jobless and unemployable.
Majority of Nigerians don’t even know how to use their incomes to appreciate and improve their lives. They have no other ambition beyond their salaries and their ultimate ambition is to be rich? Even when they become rich for their selfish gratifications, they are still intellectually retarded and lack basic communication skills for their intellectual development.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Breaking News: Nigeria Goes One Year Without A Case of Polio

 Senator Oluremi Tinubu giving a child an oral polio vaccine with a house-to-house polio vaccination team in Nigeria.  

Nigeria Goes One Year Without A Case of Polio 

EVANSTON, Ill., July 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today marks one year since the last case of polio in Nigeria, the only remaining polio-endemic country in Africa. This achievement – the longest period Nigeria has gone without a case of the paralyzing disease – could signal the world will soon see a polio-free Africa, a significant global health milestone.

Rotary has been a leader in the fight to eradicate polio since 1985, when it launched the first global initiative to immunize the world's children against polio - its flagship PolioPlus program. The organization has donated more than $1.4 billion to end polio.
Nigeria's last polio case occurred on July 24, 2014, in southern Kano state, and the continent of Africa has not seen a polio case since August 11, 2014. The World Health Organization (WHO) may soon remove Nigeria from the list of polio endemic countries. When Nigeria and every country in Africa go three years without a case of polio, WHO will certify the region as polio-free. Most recently, WHO declared India and its Southeast Asia region polio-free in 2014.

Experts caution that while today marks a noteworthy milestone, the world cannot take its sights off polio. The next two years will be critical to ensuring Nigeria remains on-track and prevent a resurgence of the disease. The support of donors, governments and partners is needed more than ever to ensure high-quality polio campaigns.

Last month, Rotary announced US$19 million in grants for continued polio eradication activities in Africa, including nearly $10 million for Nigeria. Over the past thirty years, the organization has given $688.5 million for polio eradication throughout Africa, and $207.4 million for Nigeria.

"Rotary's 1.2 million members around the world – including the 6,890 in Nigeria – have played an important role in this progress. Rotary has worked with partners to successfully pioneer unique and innovative solutions to the challenges facing polio eradication in Nigeria," said Dr. Tunji Funsho, Rotary's National PolioPlus Committee chair for Nigeria.  "However, it is too soon to celebrate. The world needs to keep polio eradication a high priority to ensure the disease does not return within our borders."

Beyond Nigeria, only Pakistan and Afghanistan remain polio-endemic. According to experts, Pakistan will prove the biggest challenge to global eradication efforts, with the country accounting for nearly 90% of the world's cases in 2014. However, there has been recent progress in Pakistan, with the country reporting a nearly 70% reduction in cases in the first half of 2015 compared to the same time in 2014.

Rotary launched its polio immunization program PolioPlus in 1985 and in 1988 became a spearheading partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative with the WHO, UNICEF, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since the initiative launched in 1988, the incidence of polio has plummeted by more than 99.9 percent, from about 350,000 cases a year to less than 400 confirmed in 2014.

Rotary's roles within the initiative are fundraising, advocacy, and social mobilization. To date, Rotary has contributed more than $1.4 billion and countless volunteer hours to fight polio. Through 2018, every dollar Rotary commits to polio eradication will be matched two-to-one by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation up to $35 million a year.

About Rotary
Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world's most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. In 1988, Rotary was joined by the WHO, UNICEF and the CDC to launch the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Visit and for more about Rotary and its efforts to eradicate polio. Video and still images will be available on the Rotary Media Center.


CONTACT: Michelle Kloempken (+1 866-976-8279),

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Meet the Winners of Choiseul 100 Africa in Paris

Meet the 62 young African economic leaders who are laureates of the first “Choiseul 100 Africa at the Quai d’Orsay on June 16, 2015 in Paris, France.

The winners of Choiseul 100 Africa were present in Paris.
Numerous meetings with the highest state authorities as well as the best representatives of the French economic fabric were organized by the Institut Choiseul and its partners from June 15-16, 2015..

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Nigeria Pastor and Imam Reconcile in Oprah Winfrey's Powerful Documentary "Belief"

Two Nigerian faith leaders who have been sworn enemies 20 years ago, Christian Pastor James Wuye and Muslim Imam Muhammad Ashafa come together to reconcile in Oprah Winfrey's groundbreaking one week TV documentary series "Belief". This is definitely a must see for all Nigerian Christians and Muslims everywhere. Other believers from different racial and tribal backgrounds and cultures are featured in the powerful documentary film on the human quest for the truth; and the universal faith of a common belief in God becomes the strength to overcome the wrath of the earth.
 ~ Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, Publisher/Editor of Nigerians Report Online.

Oprah Winfrey Presents Landmark Seven-Night Television Event Belief Premiering Sunday, October 18 on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

For Seven Consecutive Nights, Documentary Series Explores Beliefs Around the World and Humankind's Ongoing Search for Meaning and Connection

TORONTO, July 23, 2015 /CNW/ - This fall, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada) presents the landmark television event Belief, a week-long documentary series airing over seven consecutive nights that depicts how people with a wide range of beliefs search for deeper meaning and connection with the world around them. Through vivid, emotional storytelling and cinematic visual imagery, Belief illuminates the best of faith and spiritual practices from around the world – the rituals, stories and relationships that bind us all together as human beings. The series will premiere on Sunday, October 18 at 8 p.m. ET on OWN (Canada), day and date with the U.S.

Violence in Nigeria Drives Refugees Deeper into Cameroon

Violence in Nigeria drives refugees deeper into neighbouring Cameroon, UN agency warns

NEW YORK, 21 July 2015 / PRN Africa / -- Weeks after elections in Nigeria, violence and attacks continue to drive population movements within and outside the country, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees (UNHCR) warned today, reporting a “steady flow” of Nigerian refugees now seeking safety some 100 kilometres inside the Cameroon border.

Reimagine The Future: Innovation for Every Child In Nigeria and In the World

Reimagine the Future: Innovation for every child

The State of the World’s Children 2015

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, this edition of The State of the World’s Children calls for brave and fresh thinking to address age-old problems that still affect the world’s most disadvantaged children. The report is inspired by the work of innovators around the world – who are pushing boundaries and crafting solutions for local problems that reflect urgent global needs – towards a future in which all children can enjoy their rights.

The digital report is a crowd-sourced compilation of stories and videos. It includes an interactive platform that maps innovations in countries all over the world, and invites users to put their own ideas ‘on the map’. It is available at

This Executive Summary provides an overview of the digital report and the context of UNICEF’s call for innovation for equity. It also presents key statistics on child survival, development and protection for the world’s countries, areas and regions.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Constructing a Nation's Memory: The Cinema of Michel Khleifi

Constructing a Nation's Memory: The Cinema of Michel Khleifi
Shubbak has invited Khleifi to curate the festival's main film programme: a personal selection from his own films in dialogue with works of Arab and European cinema (PRNewsFoto/

Constructing a Nation's Memory: The Cinema of Michel Khleifi

DUBAI, UAE, July 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

For many years, Michel Khleifi was the ultimate voice of Palestinian cinema. Emerging from the ashes of PLO resistance cinema, the Nazareth-born, Brussels-educated and based filmmaker was the leader of the so-called 'new Palestinian cinema' of the '80s ─ a movement that ventured to break the dominant stereotypical representation of Palestinians and create a new space that links Palestine's destroyed past with its austere present and uncertain future.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

UN Calls for $20M To Stop Spread of ‘Highly Virulent' Avian Flu in West Africa

UN agency calls for $20 million to halt spread of ‘highly virulent' avian flu in West Africa

NEW DELHI, 20 July 2015 / PRN Africa / -- The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today warned that without timely intervention “to stop it in its tracks,” outbreaks of the highly virulent avian flu virus H5N1, which has already spread to five West African countries in six months, will spread across the region and beyond.

“Based on what we do know, there is a real risk of further virus spread,” FAO quoted Juan Lubroth, chief of the agency's Animal Health Service Division as saying in a press release. “Urgent action is needed to strengthen veterinary investigation and reporting systems in the region and tackle the disease at the root, before there is a spillover to humans.”

Outbreaks of the virus have been reported in poultry farms, markets and family holdings in Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Niger, Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana.

FAO said the outbreak comes as countries across West Africa, home to 330 million people, are still recovering from, and in some cases still battling, Ebola, which has mainly affected Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Previous strains of the virus – known to be highly virulent to poultry and capable of causing illness and fatalities in humans – have been circulating in Asia since the early 2000s and in Egypt for almost 10 years. The H5N1 strain has caused the death of tens of millions of poultry and losses of tens of billions of dollars.

Avian flu in West Africa could trigger a mass “die-off” of chicken – a nutritious and inexpensive source of food for many people – with detrimental impacts on diets and on the economy of the region, exacerbating an already difficult situation, the agency said.

“We're looking at a disease – H5N1 – that has already spread to five countries in six months. We have to make a concerted effort to stop it in its tracks and we have to do it now,” Mr. Lubroth said.

FAO is appealing for $20 million for prevention and response to bolster weak veterinary systems, improve the capabilities of local laboratories and putting FAO specialists on the ground in affected and at-risk countries.

Because the disease can be transmitted to humans and is considered highly lethal, FAO said it is working closely with the World Health Organization (WHO) on country assessments, contingency plans, offering technical assistance and investigating potential flu cases and the source of infection.

SOURCE UN News Centre
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Video: President Buhari and President Obama Hold Bilateral Meeting at the White House

11:00 am Monday July 20, 2015. President Barack Obama holds a bilateral meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. Oval Office.
On Monday, July 20, 2015, President Barack Obama of the United States of America hosted President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria at the White House. The visit reinforced United States’ longstanding friendship with Nigeria and the commitment to strengthening and expanding United States’ partnership with Nigeria’s new government and support for the Nigerian people following the historic 2015 democratic elections and peaceful transfer of power.

President Obama discussed with President Buhari many shared priorities; including US.-Nigeria cooperation to advance a holistic, regional approach to combating the insurgency of Boko Haram, as well as Nigeria’s efforts to advance important economic and political reforms that will help unlock her full potential as a regional and global leader. In addition to hosting President Buhari at the White House, the United States also welcomed President Buhari’s senior advisors for consultations with U.S. counterparts and other events aimed at building on the strong U.S.-Nigeria relationship.

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Monday, July 20, 2015

President Muhammadu Buhari Meets President Barack Obama in the Oval Office

 President Muhammadu Buhari in America, Part 2: Meets President Barack Obama in the Oval Office. Photo Credits: Guardian, UK. VOA. PM News, Nigeria.

Nigeria Committed To Good Governance and Fighting Terror
By Muhammadu Buhari July 20 at 9:20 AM

This month, the world moved a step closer to the defeat of Boko Haram, the jihadist group that has terrorized hundreds of thousands in the northern states of Nigeria. In one of my first acts since taking office as president six weeks ago, I have replaced the heads of Nigeria’s army, navy and air force. Our new military leadership has not been chosen because of their familiarity with those in government, as was too often the case in the past, but on their track records and qualifications alone.

My Journey to the Land of the Dead and Back After Six Hours Surgery

My Journey to the Land of the Dead and Back
How I Survived Six-Hour Surgery
~ Eze Chukwuemeka Eze

In daily hustle and bustle to make a living, we often tend to forget how delicate life is and what a wonderful gift from God it is. Although I have always appreciated life and expressed gratitude to God for His blessings, I have every reason to do more of that after He mercifully delivered me from the jaws of death on 16th of July, 2015..

Madeleine Albright Welcomes President Muhammadu Buhari and Delegation To Blair House

President Muhammadu Buhari and members of the Nigerian Delegation at a dinner hosted by Madeleine Albright, former United States Secretary of State at the Blair House, the official state guest house for the President of the United States on July 19, 2015. Photo Credit: Aso Rock, The Green Villa.

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