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Sanwo- Olu suspends director for imposing 5% levy fee on all audio and visual acts

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The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has suspended the Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Film and Video Censors Board, Bamidele Balogun, for imposing a five per cent tax on all audio and visual acts platforms including Netflix and Iroko TV.

The Commissioner for Information and Strategy for the state, Gbenga Omotosho, said this in a statement on Friday night titled, ‘Lagos State Has No 5% Levy on Audio and Visual Contents of Physical and Digital Platforms’

The statement read in part, “There is no levy on audio and visual contents of all physical and digital platforms in Lagos State. The Executive Secretary, Lagos State Film and Video Censors Board, Mr. Bamidele Balogun, is said to have announced a five per cent levy.

“The government hereby dissociates itself from the said announcement in the media. The Executive Secretary, who was not authorised to make such an announcement, has been suspended, pending an administrative enquiry.”

He also stated that the Sanwo-Olu administration is not inconsiderate to the fact that the industry was severely hit by the effects of the COVID -19 pandemic and empathises with this and other sectors of the economy.

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Nollywood actress, Vera Ngoka mourns as she loses dad

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Fast rising Nollywood actress, Vera Ngoka is presently in a state mourning. The script interpreter lost her father on August, 30th.

According to her, her late father named Orisaekezie Christopher Ngoka, Chief Ogbuehi Nnayere Eze 1 of Amannachi Orsu local government area of Imo State died at the age of 100 years.

She revealed that her father who used to fondly call her “My old blood but finest” gave birth to her at the age of 70 years. He died after a brief illness.

May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace, Amen.

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Ex-Super Eagles Defender, Babalade dies of cardiac arrest after Ibadan hospital did this…

It has now been revealed that an hospital in Ibadan on Friday failed to attend to former Super Eagles defender, Ajibade Babalade and left him to die of cardiac arrest.

Babalade was aged 48.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) confirmed his death on Twitter.

“We are sad to announce the shock demise of former @NGSuperEagles defender Ajibade Babalade. Babalade died of cardiac arrest today in Ibadan. May his gentle soul Rest In Peace. Our prayers are with his family,” the tweet read.

Ajibade Babalade's former teammate in the Super Eagles, Ike Shorunmu told PUNCH that Ajibade was denied treatment by a private hospital he was taken to before he was referred to UCH.

“The first hospital he...

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Drama as Man attempts suicide during Buhari’s daughter’s wedding in Abuja

But for the timely intervention of the Kano State Police Command, a 22-year-old man, Abba Ahmed, would have successfully committed suicide during the wedding of Hanan, the daughter of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), on Friday.

While speaking with pressmen at the command headquarters at Bompai hours later, police spokesperson, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, disclosed that the police counselled Ahmed against the plan and he had rescinded the decision.

Haruna said, “We were able to invite Abba Ahmed to the police command. He was counselled by the Force PRO, DCP Frank Mba, as well as Kano CP, Habu Sani, and the command’s imam, SP Abdullkadir Haruna, via a virtual session, at the end of which he rescinded his earlier decision to hang himself. He regretted his comments that if he did not marry...

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