“Frozen 2” is the sixth Disney movie this year to hit $1 billion globally, strengthening the studio’s sheer dominance over the box office.
Those ticket sales extend the benchmark Disney set over summer, with five other films — “Avengers: Endgame,” “Aladdin,” “Toy Story 4,” “The Lion King” and “Captain Marvel” — joining the billion-dollar club in a single year. “Frozen 2” is Disney Animation’s third movie to cross $1 billion and now stands as the seventh-biggest animated film ever.
Earlier in December, Disney became the first studio in history to surpass $10 billion worldwide, and that’s before “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” arrives … >>> Read Full Story
Do we need the loan? The National Assembly must be circumspect
In a rehashed letter recently read on the floor of the Senate, President Muhammadu Buhari sought approval for an external borrowing plan of $29.96 billion to execute key infrastructural projects under the “2016 – 2018 external borrowing plan”. In the letter, the president recalled that he was merely resubmitting a request sent to the 8th National Assembly that was rejected under the previous leadership. While there is ordinarily nothing wrong with the idea of borrowing, we believe the National Assembly should be circumspect in examining this request that has serious economic implications for the … >>> Read Full Story
As PDP lauds proposal
By Henry Umoru & Dirisu Yakubu
ABUJA—THE Senate is proposing a bill for an Act to establish the National Electoral Offences Commission as part of an amendment to the 1999 Constitution.
One of the proposals in the bill is to sentence or convict a candidate, any person or agent who destroys a ballot box or papers during election to a term of twenty years imprisonment.
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According to the bill, no candidate or agent of his or any other person shall grab, loot, damage or destroy … >>> Read Full Story
A college lecturer and 10 other persons who were recently kidnapped by Boko Haram have called on President Muhammadu Buhari’s government to come to their rescue.
This is coming barely 24hours after the execution of four aid workers by Boko Haram.
The captives include Christians and Muslims who were abducted along the Damaturu-Maiduguri highway.
In a short video uploaded by Ahmed Salkida, a journalist known to have access to Boko Haram leadership, one of the abductees, Bitrus Bwala, who identified himself as a principal lecturer at the College of Education Gashua, in Yobe State said they witnessed the recent killing of aid workers in Borno… >>> Read Full Story
By Akin Kuponiyi
A man, Malik Wakili has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for pulling an internet scam against Babatunde Raji Fashola, former Lagos governor, now works and housing minister.
The man who will be arraigned today by the EFCC swindled Fashola of N3.1million.
The arraignment is pending before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke.
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As ACF asks FG to review its strategy in negotiations
By Ben Agande, with agency report
No fewer than 11 persons, including a lecturer in College of Education, Gashua in Yobe State, who were recently kidnapped by Boko Haram in the state have appeared in a video shared by their abductors, asking the Federal Government to come to their rescue.
This came as Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, weekend, called on the Federal Government to review its negotiation strategy with the terrorists and ensure that all kidnapped persons still in the captivity of the Boko Haram, including Leah Sharibu and the Chibok girls, were rescued and … >>> Read Full Story
Three times governorship candidate in Ogun State, Prince Gboyega Nasir Isiaka, has said he and his Believe Movement members did not form an alignment with Gov Dapo Abiodun of the state to get political positions.
DAILY POST reported that Isiaka and his followers defected to the Dapo Abiodun faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) recently, then the Governor promising them an all-inclusive government.
But, Isiaka, this morning, said they joined the incumbent governor so as to be able to contribute to the development of the state, having lost the March 9 governorship election in Ogun.
Isiaka was reacting to insinuations that he and his … >>> Read Full Story