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Actors Guild Of Nigeria Reacts To El-Rufai Referring To Presidential Candidate As ‘Nolly Actor’

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LAGOS FEBRUARY 4TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The Actors Guild of Nigeria has reacted to  a derogatory statement allegedly made by the diminutive governor of Kaduna state, Mallam Nasir El-Ruffai, referring to one of the presidential candidates  as a “Nollywood Actor”. Reacting to the Governor’s remarks which he made in an interview granted to a private television news station […]

NBC Sanctions Tinubu’s Television For Broadcasting Hate Speech

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  LAGOS FEBRUARY 4TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has sanctioned Continental Broadcasting Service Limited, owners of TVC and owned by Bola Ahmed Tinubu for airing inflammatory, derogatory and unfair comments of campaign rallies of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In separate letters addressed to chief executive officers of […]

EFCC Seizes Ranger Rover Of  Actress Seen Spraying New Notes On Viral Video, To Face Prosecution

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LAGOS FEBRUARY 4TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Friday said its Lagos Zonal Command has taken over the probe of an actress and cosmetologist Oluwadarasimi Omoseyin for alleged new naira notes policy violation. The anti-graft agency said items recovered from Omoseyin at the point of arrest include a Range Rover and iPhone mobile […]

Why Islamic Group Advises FG To Ban Portable’s New Song, ‘Kuku Do Ritual’

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LAGOS JANUARY 23RD (NEWSRANGERS)-An Islamic human rights organisation, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has condemned a song released by Nigerian singer Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable. The song is entitled ‘Kuku Do Ritual’. According to MURIC, the song has the potential to encourage ritual killing and mislead Nigerian youths.  Ritual killings are common in […]

Why I’ll Vote For Peter Obi-Nollywood Actress  Yvonne Jegede 

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LAGOS JANUARY 21ST (NEWSRANGERS)- As the 2023 general elections inches closer, Nollywood actress, Yvonne Jegede has pitched her tent with the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.  In a post on her Instagram page, the actress noted that times are hard and tough.  “As one born in the early 80s, I have vivid memories […]

Veteran Comic Actor ‘Papa Ajasco’ Passes On

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LAGOS JANUARY 15TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Veteran Nollywood actor, Femi Ogunrombi, popularly known as Papa Ajasco, is dead. His death was confirmed by a theatre practitioner, Husseini Shaibu, via his Twitter handle on Sunday. He wrote, “I have just been reliably informed that the ethnomusicologist, former Music Instructor with #NATIONALTROUPE and one time stand in for the ‘Papa […]

Car Rams Into Calabar  Carnival Onlookers,  Kills Seven, Injures Twenty Nine

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LAGOS DECEMBER 28TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Seven people were killed and 29 injured at Calabar Carnival on Tuesday when a car lost control and rammed into a crowd of onlookers, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said. The Sector Commander of the Corps, Maikano Hassan, confirmed the number of casualties to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). […]

Bob Marley Grandson,  Jo Mersa Marley Passes On At 31

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LAGOS DECEMBER 28TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Joseph “Jo Mersa” Marley, son of musician Stephen Marley and the grandson of reggae legend Bob Marley, has died. He was 31. A rep for the singer confirmed Marley’s death to Rolling Stone, but did not give a cause of death. The Jamaican American reggae artist was allegedly found unresponsive in a vehicle, according to an […]

Skit-Making Booms In Nigeria Despite Rising Hardship

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LAGOS DECEMBER 23RD (NEWSRANGERS)-The number of skit makers is on the rise in Nigeria, where 63 percent of its over 200 million population are living in multidimensional poverty. Many young people are using their talents and the digital space to make people happy while also earning a living amid high unemployment rate, which the National […]

Scores Injured, Hospitalised After  Stampede At Asake’s London Concert

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LAGOS DECEMBER 16TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Lambeth Police has confirmed that many people were seriously injured and some have been hospitalised after a large crowd tried to get into a concert in London last night without tickets to watch Nigerian singer Asake perform. Police were called to the Brixton O2 Academy at 9.35 pm on Thursday following reports […]

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