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Women pleads with the President due to high cost of living in Nigeria

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The hardship persists more than years now in Nigeria, making more women come out to appeal to President Tinubu to help their situation, as cost of living is unbearable. 

In a recent interview with The Guardian, two women expressed their sadness over the high cost of living in Nigeria. One of the women who claimed she voted for President Tinubu during the 2023 elections, then said;

‘’President Bola Tinubu, we all voted for you. We thought you would assist us. We are hungry! You can see that I have a load on my head. I have trekked a long distance with it. The money is not enough for the fare to my destination. Please pity the poor/masses. The masses came out to vote for you. I voted for you so you could win. We are hungry!”

In a separate interview, another woman said:

“We are hungry! A tin of rice now sells for N1,200.  A five-litre of vegetable oil is N7,000. Tinubu, is that good? Everything is expensive. We are hungry. Pity the poor. Have mercy on us, Have mercy on us. So that we don’t let us die of hunger. Don’t let us suffer”



‘It’s false’ Skiibii reacts to Nicki Dabarbie’s money ritual accusation – Lifestyle Nigeria

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‘It’s false’ Skiibii reacts to Nicki Dabarbie’s ‘ritual’ accusation

Nigerian singer, Abbey Toyyib Elias, better known as Skiibii, has strongly denied any participation in an alleged scheme to use TikTok influencer, Precious Kingsley, better known as Nickie Dabarbie, for money rituals.

Glamsquad reported earlier that Nickie Dabarbie in a series of posts called out Skiibii and Mayorkun for allegedly trying to use her for money rituals. Read here 

Nickie claimed that the whole drama happened when Skiibii invited her for a boat cruise. She alleged that they also called “fake police” to beat her up and seize her phone because she was going live on social media.

In the latest development, Skiibii took to his Instagram page to address the allegations against him. He labelled them false while noting that Nickie Dabarbie wanted to tarnish his image.

Skiibii also stated that he had already reported the incident to the police.

He wrote;

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ECOWAS Budgets $4M for Humanitarian Actions in Nigeria, Others

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The Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS has announced a number of methods to tackle humanitarian crises across West African states.

Dockaysworld reports that this was disclosed by the ECOWAS Commissioner on Human Development and Social Affairs, Professor Fatou Sow Sarr at the weekly ECOWAS press conference in Abuja on Friday.

Professor Sarr spoke about the department’s mandate to ensure development in four aspects including humanitarian, culture, education and science.

While speaking on the humanitarian and youth programs she disclosed the activities of ECOWAS in the past year and plans for the current year including programs and budgets.

Speaking on the humanitarian crises across states, Prof Sarr said,

“In 2024, ECOWAS has released 9 million dollars for internally displaced people, refugees, asylum seekers, as well as for the communities that welcome them (i.e. all 15 countries)
ECOWAS has allocated $1 million for stabilization in Nigeria (victims of terrorism, displaced people, injured people, rehabilitation and strengthening community resilience ).
Out of a fund of 25 million dollars intended for the fight against terrorism Nigeria, Burkina, Mali and Niger), ECOWAS has reserved 4 million dollars for humanitarian actions.
ECOWAS emphasizes prevention, we have a disaster reduction strategy and tools such as the observation, monitoring and alert center which allows ECOWAS to monitor displaced populations and floods, to anticipate problems. and better manage crisis situations.”

She went on to stress the focus on developing youths across countries for actualization of future goals. She said,

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Nollywood takes Italy by storm as film festival heads to Milan, Torino, Rome, Florence – Blueprint Newspapers Limited

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The vibrant and ever-evolving world of Nollywood is set to enchant audiences across Italy as the Nollywood Travel Film Festival gears up to sweep through Milan, Florence, Rome, and Torino.

Blueprint reports that the Nollywood Travel Film Festival would kick off in Milan on May 31, 2024 before heading to Torino, Rome, and Florence in the following weeks till June 29, 2024.
A press statement by the Founder, Nollywood Travel Film Festival, Mykel Parish Ajaere, in
Milan, Italy, said the festival, dedicated to showcasing the best Nigerian cinema, will celebrate the rich storytelling and cultural heritage of Nollywood, Africa’s largest film industry.

It read: “The festival has partnered with the Festival Del Cinema Africano, d’ Asia e America Latina (Fescaaal), Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO), and the African Diaspora Cinema Festival (ADCF) to host programs in Milan, Florence, Rome, and Torino.
“With a lineup of diverse and compelling films that capture the essence of Nigerian culture, the Nollywood Travel Film Festival promises to be an unforgettable cinematic experience.
“From gripping dramas to hilarious comedies, the festival will offer a window into the vibrant world of Nollywood and its unique storytelling traditions.”
According to Ajaere, “Audiences in Milan, Florence, Rome, and Torino can look forward to a curated selection of 20 films that highlight the creativity and talent of Nigerian filmmakers. Through these captivating stories, viewers will be transported to the heart of Nigeria, experiencing its beauty, complexity, and diversity.
“The Nollywood Travel Film Festival aims to foster cultural exchange and dialogue between Nigeria and Italy, bridging the gap between the two countries through the universal language of cinema.
“By bringing Nollywood films to Italian audiences, the festival hopes to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of Nigerian culture, traditions, and perspectives.
“In addition to film screenings, the Nollywood Travel Film Festival will feature panel discussions, Q&A sessions with filmmakers, networking opportunities for industry professionals and film enthusiasts alike, tours across Italy, and film studios.”
The festival organisers noted that, “We are thrilled to bring the magic of Nollywood to audiences in Milan, Torino, Rome, and Florence. Sometime last year, we met with the Consular General of Italy in Nigeria, Ambassador Ugo Boni, to discuss our plans, and he was happy about the prospects of strengthening cultural ties between both countries
“Nollywood is more than just a film industry; it is a cultural phenomenon that has captured the hearts of millions worldwide. Through this festival, we hope to celebrate the diversity, creativity, and resilience of Nigerian cinema and its impact on the global film landscape.”
The organisers also assured that audience members can expect a dynamic and immersive cinematic experience that will transport them to the heart of Nigeria.
“Whether you are a seasoned cinephile or a casual moviegoer, the Nollywood Travel Film Festival offers something for everyone, from powerful performances to captivating storytelling that transcends borders and languages.
“For filmmakers, actors, and industry professionals, the Nollywood Travel Film Festival is a platform to showcase their work, connect with like-minded creatives, and build bridges across continents.
“It is a celebration of diversity, creativity, and the transformative power of cinema to spark conversations and promote cross-cultural understanding,” the statement noted.
While urging all to celebrate the magic of Nollywood and the art of storytelling at the Nollywood Travel Film Festival in Milan, Florence, Rome, and Torino.l, Ajearo assured that they would be moved, entertained, and inspired by the best of Nigerian cinema as the industry come together to celebrate the universal language of film.
“For more information, including screening schedules, venue details, and ticketing information, please visit our official website at and [email protected]
For press inquiries, partnership opportunities, or any additional information,” the statement added.

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