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COVID-19: Elegba festival postponed.


The year 2020 edition of Elegba Festival, scheduled to hold between 24 and 30 March in Ikate-Elegushi Kingdom of Lagos State, has been postponed indefinitely over the outbreak of COVID-19 virus which is currently spreading in the country.

Number of the confirmed cases in the country has hit eleven with one death of an American who came in to Nigeria from Richmond, Virginia, USA.


Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi (Kusenla III), in a press statement made available to PM NEWS in Lagos on Wednesday, said he, along with his Council of Chiefs, decided to postpone the much awaited event in order to be on the same page with government at both state and federal levels in efforts towards curtailing the spread of the deadly virus.

“This postponement becomes necessary in order to reduce a large gathering of people as advised by the government and which the Elegba festival is synonymous, as thousands of visitors converge at the festival from within and outside of Lagos State; and in view of the new cases in Lagos, it is important that we support the government’s determination to curb the spread of the virus.

“While I share the disappointment of our friends and visitors who have made plans to attend the week-long festival, it is important we prioritise safety of lives over any other consideration”, the Oba said, adding that he would continue to educate people in his kingdom on the best practices necessary to stay safe and curtail the spread of the disease


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COVID-19: Buhari support immediate postponement of Edo sports festival.


Sports Minister Sunday Dare and President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate postponement of the National Sports Festival, Edo 2020.


The Minister of Youths, Sports and Development, Sunday Dare made the announcement on his Twitter handle after meeting with President Buhari and the Minister of State for Health Adeleke Mamora.

President Muhammadu Buhari, Sports Minister Sunday Dare and Minister of State for Health Adeleke Mamora

He said, “Following the briefing of Mr. President from myself and the Minister of State for Health on COVID-19, Mr. President approved the immediate postponement of Edo Sports festival to a future date.

“Following the briefing from myself and Health Minister.


“President Mohammadu Buhari approves the postponement of the National Sports Festival Edo 2020 as a precautionary move against COVID-19 spread


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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle arrive Mountbatten Festival of Music in London. {Photos}


The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived at the Mountbatten Festival of Music in London tonight as they continue their final round of royal duties.

The couple, who will officially step down as senior members of the royal family on March 31, have been embarking on a series of engagements over the past days.

Prince Harry arrived at the Royal Albert Hall in his dress uniform since he is attending the event in his role as Captain General of the Royal Marines. Meghan coordinated with him as she wore a red dress, red shoes and a red purse.

See more photos below.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive Mountbatten festival (photos)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive Mountbatten festival (photos)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive Mountbatten festival (photos)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive Mountbatten festival (photos)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive Mountbatten festival (photos)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive Mountbatten festival (photos)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive Mountbatten festival (photos)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive Mountbatten festival (photos)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive Mountbatten festival (photos)


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‘Eyimofe’ selected for 70th international film festival


‘Eyimofe,’ a Nigerian movie meaning (this is my desire), has been selected for world premiere at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival, billed for next month.

The movie, directed by twin brothers Arie and Chuko Esiri, will be shown at the forum section of the event holding in Germany.


‘Eyimofe’ addresses migrants’ endless pursuit for greener pastures in Europe and the reality they often meet at the end. It tells the story of two people’s quest for what they believe will be a better life in Europe.

The movie, presented by GDN Studios, was written by Chuko Esiri and produced by Melissa Adeyemo. It featured several characters including Jude Akuwudike, Tomiwa Edun, Temi Ami-Williams, Cynthia Ebijie and Jacob Alexander.


The movie’s latest feat continues what has been a amazing ride for the project which emerged 2018 ‘Purple List Award’ winner and one of ten projects chosen for last year’s IFP Narrative Lab in New York.

It also further showed Nigeria’s impressive record at the Berlin International Film Festival, considered one of the “Big Three” festivals alongside Cannes and Venice.

In 2018, Esiri and Adamu Halilu were the first Nigerian filmmakers to screen at the festival.

While Esiri’s ‘Besida’ played in the short film section, Halilu’s 1976 feature ‘Shaihu Umar‘, an adaptation of Sir Tafawa Balewa’s 1955, was viewed in the forum.


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