Watch Banned Kannywood Actress, Rahama Sadau, Address Hollywood Students In Los Angeles

Banned Kannywood actress, Rahama Sadau’s visit to Hollywood seems to be glowing with her recent visit to Hollywood Relativity Workshop Studio in Los Angeles.

She posted a video on her instagram page of herself talking with the students at the campus studio earlier today.

The Hollywood studio posted a picture of Rahama on their instagram page with this caption:

“Today, Rahama Sadau visited out campus today. She is often referred to as “Queen of Kannywood”, the Hausa language cinema of Nigeria. She won Best African Actress at the 19th African Film Awards in 2015.A few months ago Rahama shot a music video in Kannywood – Northern Nigeria’s entertainment industry. In this video she hugged a man who was not her husband for 3 secs. Uproar ensued and subsequently Rahama is no longer permitted to perform in Kannywood. After this event singer/rapper Akon invited her over to Los Angeles – she’s been on-set with him for the last week. It was an honor to have her here!”

It could be recalled that the Kannywood Queen was invited by music icon, Akon, weeks after her expulsion from Kannywood.

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ECOWAS Parliament Advises Against Panic Measures To Address Recession

The ECOWAS Parliament has advised Nigeria to avoid using “panic measures” to address the country’s current economic situation.
The call was made at the presentation of Nigeria’s Report at the ongoing second Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Parliament in Abuja yesterday.

Members of parliament raised concerns over Nigeria’s current economic situation and advised that the country use a more inclusive approach to address the recession.
They commended efforts taken by the federal government to tackle the situation but raised concerns that it was not doing enough. Mr Dominic Azumah, representing Ghana, said Nigeria needed to include its citizens in the process of resolving the country’s economic situation.
“Using panic measures is not necessary; Nigeria needs to be calm, move with and consult the people on the way out of the economic recession.
Mr Alfred Agbeshie, also representing Ghana, raised, concerns about the vandalism of oil pipelines in the country.
“Is the release of money by the government going to solve the Nigerian economic situation?” he asked.
Ms Aïssata Daffe, representing Guinea, noted that despite the measures Nigeria had taken to contain corruption and improve the economy “the naira continues to depreciate”.
In her response, Mrs Lynda Ikpeazu, representing Nigeria, agreed that Nigeria was not doing enough to address the recession, but stressed that efforts were being made to revive the economy.
Ikpeazu reiterated that the federal government was engaging perpetrators of oil pipeline vandalism, which she said, had contributed to the current economic situation.
She also said the government would look into complaints made by some representatives on citizens of member countries facing difficulties in obtaining Right of Residence permits to live and work in the country.
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Buhari To Address EU Parliament In Brussel

President Muhammadu Buhari will, next Wednesday, address the February session of the European Union (EU) Parliament in Brussel. The President of European Union Parliament, Martin Schulz, invited President Buhari to address both the executive and legislative arms of EU.

Head of Delegation of European Union Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Michel Arrion announced this at a press briefing to discuss the pending visit of the president to the European parliament. He said a number of issues would be discussed extensively but the top agenda to be discussed in the meeting would be on corruption, security, economy and migration, in a bid to see how the international community will help in his agenda.

“There is no big surprise in the agenda because we want to hear from the president. We want to listen to him; we know that he will come with his top priority agenda; his agenda is made up of three main points, including security, security in general, security in Nigeria, the North -East, and other areas of Nigeria. Discussing how we can work together, international cooperation, in the field of security, fight against terrorism and counter terrorism.

How can the EU, the international community help Nigeria in addressing the major threat of the Boko Haram insurgency and other sources of insecurity, not just the major threat, but also the long term addressing the root causes of insecurity


Buhari To Address UN This Week

With high expectations, the world looks forward as President Muhammadu Buhari addresses the 70th United Nations General Assembly at the global body’s headquarters in New York this week.

Meanwhile, President Buhari is set to host an Extraordinary Summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Authority of Heads of State and Governments today in Abuja.

The UN General Assembly, which comprises all 193 members of the global organization, provides a unique forum for multilateral discussion of the full spectrum of international issues covered by the Charter.

At a summit this week also, UN member states will adopt the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030.

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How PMB Intends To Address Farmers/ Herdsmen Clashes

President Muhammadu Buhari is considering adopting the blueprint he formulated during his tenure as chairman of the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF) in resolving the frequent clashes between farmers and Fulani herdsmen in the country.

Accordingly, the president has directed the Ministry of Agriculture to perfect strategies on how to put an end to the clashes that have claimed innocent lives.

The permanent secretary in the ministry, Mr. Sunny Echono who gave the hint while briefing journalists after meeting with the president said they were at the Presidential Villa to update Buhari on the activities of the ministry.

According to him, the president outlined the blueprint to involve the creation of grazing reserves and stock routes.

“Incidentally, the president had received a detailed report on this when he was at the PTF on how to resolve this problem and this blue print is going to be made available to us, together with experts and others who have also worked on the subject”, Echono stated.

He noted that the recent national economic committee resolution chaired by one of the state governors will also be considered.

He said, “We are going to look at all of this and come up with proposals that will address this problem. We are looking at the possibility of delineating stock routes with monuments and establishment of grazing reserves.

“We are also looking at the issues of ranches across the country and addressing the reality of the farmers’ challenges in terms of the cost of pastures.

“If we localize all our pastures, you need to provide pasture and the ranges vary depending on the region you find yourself. These peculiar problems are the things that will come up in the blue print”.

The perm sec. further hinted that President Buhari also urged the Agric ministry to ensure that the agriculture extension services scheme is restored and to also create job opportunities for the youth through agriculture.

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PDP Establishes Committee To Address Indiscipline

The National Working Committee of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has set up a seven-man disciplinary committee amid tensions in the party.

Prof. Adewale Oladipo, National Secretary of the party, confirmed the move. He said Micheal Addul leads the committee while Tony Caesar Okeke will serve as Secretary.

Other members of the committee are Mike Ogiadohme, Teslim Folarin, Dr Akilu Indabawa and Dr Hassan Kafayas.

Oladipo added that the committee would be inaugurated on Tuesday next week at the National Secretariat of the party in Abuja.

He said the National Working Committee “called for calm and the understanding of all members and other critical stakeholders including the media at this time of re-engineering process in our great party while directing any member with genuine grievance to channel such through the appropriate organs.”

Tensions have characterised the PDP following its loss in the March/April general elections. The party’s Chairman, Adamu Mu’azu, quit the party on Wednesday following pressure to step down.

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Address Farmers, Herdsmen Conflicts; Council Of State Urges Buhari

The National Council of State on Tuesday in Abuja urged the incoming administration of retired Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari to develop viable solutions to the persistent clashes between farmers and herdsmen in the country.

Addressing State House correspondents on the outcome of the meeting, which was presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan, Gov. Gabriel Suswam of Benue said already, a document had been prepared by the council to address the menace.

“The issue of the clashes between the herdsmen and the farmers in various parts of the country was also addressed and the way forward.

“Actually, the report that was presented by the Economic Council under my chairmanship as relates to issue of grazing and what the Federal Government needs to do in order to address that will be presented to the incoming president so that he will act on it since there is no time for the present administration to do that.’’

According to him, the prepared document states what needs to be done that will reduce the clashes.

He recalled that a decision was taken at one of the National Economic Council (NEC) meetings on how government could reduce the clashes and gradually domesticate the herdsmen.

“We can domesticate them in ranches. That document stated clearly how the Central Bank and the Ministry of Agriculture ?can act.

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