Nigeria moves planned electricity tariff hike to Q1’2021
03 July 2020 | 11:00 am
Nigeria’s planned electricity tariff hike which was earlier scheduled for the first of July has been postponed until the first quarter of 2021. This decision was taken by the leadership of the National Assembly after a meeting with the regulators NERC, and representatives of electricity distributors. George Etomi, Director of the Eko Electricity Distribution Company joins me to discuss this story and more.
9 Jun 2020
The director of an Arctic power plant faces five years in jail after a major oil spill. Some 20,000 tons of diesel have flowed out of a collapsed storage structure, polluting waterways in Russia's north.
23 Jun 2020
Hollywood director Joel Schumacher, who made two Batman films after rising to fame with hits including St Elmo's Fire and The Lost Boys, has died aged 80. A representative for the flamboyant US filmmaker said he died in New York on Monday after a year-long battle with cancer.
28 Sep 2020
Nigerian boy Omar Farouq has been sentenced to 10 years for blasphemy by a Sharia court. Now the head of the Auschwitz Memorial is offering to serve part of the sentence, slamming it as "disgraceful" for humanity.
22 Oct 2020
The year is 2086 and the planet's last inhabitants are grappling with submerged continents, a lethal virus and barren soils. That's the premise for "Last Words", Jonathan Nossiter's latest film which was part of this year's official selection at the Cannes Film Festival. The director joins us in the studio to tell us more about making movies on the precipice of climate disaster, about the prophetic nature of the Covid-19 pandemic and why a young refugee brought the necessary life experience to the protagonist of "Last Words".
24 Nov 2020
In an interview with FRANCE 24, Leon Panetta, a former US Secretary of Defense and former CIA director, discussed President Donald Trump's refusal to concede the presidential race to Joe Biden, a situation the US had never experienced. He added that Trump, who has 'operated by chaos for the last four years', is now making sure that the last few weeks of his administration 'are also chaotic'. Yet however long the current president 'will resist reality', Panetta said that he hopes 'the combination of the Republican leadership and the Congress' will finally persuade Trump that 'it is over'.
13 Mar 2021
Dubbed the “Mother of Network Marketing in Africa” by networkers in the continent, Mrs. Ejimagwa is Longrich's First Black 5-Star Director and Global Icon of Longrich Bioscience. Since she started the networking business in the 90s, she has garnered over 10 million Nigerians to invest in several networking businesses.
16 Mar 2021
Students at London's School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) are demanding the resignation of Director Adam Habib after he used the N-word in an online meeting. Habib claims people have "rushed to judgment."
13 Jul 2021
He has described himself as "accidentally Algerian". Karim Aïnouz was born and raised in Brazil, but his father hails from the mountains of Kabylia, in Algeria. In early 2019, the filmmaker travelled to the region for the very first time, a trip that he documents in his latest film "Mariner of the Mountains".
19 Jul 2021
He set the French Riviera alight in 2017 when the "The Florida Project" screened in the Directors' Fortnight sidebar. Sean Baker is back in Cannes with his latest film "Red Rocket" in competition. Simon Rex plays Mikey, a washed-up porn star who charms, cheats and hustles his way to success. Once again, the filmmaker's eye and ear for small-town America make for a touching and wry portrait of the margins of society.
23 Jul 2021
Tokyo Olympics head Seiko Hashimoto said Kentaro Kobayashi was dismissed over a past joke about the Holocaust. The move comes just one day before the show.
23 Jul 2021
The show director for the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony, former comedian Kentaro Kobayashi, has been fired on the eve of the event for making jokes referencing the Holocaust, in the latest blow for organisers of the pandemic-delayed Games. Tokyo 2020 has been plagued by a series of gaffes and missteps by Olympic officials, as well as pandemic restrictions.
15 Sep 2021
Director Denis Villeneuve and actress Rebecca Ferguson walk the red carpet at the IMAX premiere of the ambitious sci-fi film 'Dune' at the Toronto International Film Festival. Boasting giant sandworms, warring interstellar tribes and an A-list cast spanning Timothee Chalamet, Javier Bardem and Zendaya, the long-delayed epic based on a beloved novel has already drawn strong reviews. On speculation of a sequel, Villeneuve says, "If ever it happened, it will be fantastic."
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A video in which US basketball star Steph Curry appears to make five impressive full-court shots in a row has gone completely viral on Twitter, reaching more than 30 million views in a post by Sports Illustrated. We tell you where the video really comes from in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday sued to block Microsoft's planned $69 billion takeover of video game company Activision Blizzard, saying it could suppress competitors to Microsoft's Xbox game consoles and its growing games subscription business.
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The execution of an Iranian man on Thursday, the first linked to nationwide protests since September, has drawn sharp Western criticism. The UK also announced sanctions against individuals linked to Iran's judiciary.
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Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock has defeated Republican challenger Herschel Walker in a run-off vote in Georgia. It was the final Senate seat left undecided from the 2022 midterms. While the Democrats already held the majority, Warnock's victory now gives the party an outright, 51-seat hold on the Senate.
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Out to prove they can compete with Europe's elite, Bayern Munich's women celebrated a famous victory in front of a record-breaking crowd. The defeat of Barcelona shows progress continues to be made on and off the pitch.