AMAKA ANIOJI : ACTRESS, FILMMAKER & FOUNDER NGO – FUTURE FOUNDATION

AMAKAAmaka Anioji is an award winning Actress, and Filmmaker in the Nigerian Film Industry Popularly known as Nollywood. She is the Founder of Future Foundation an NGO and Non for Profit organization for Youth Development.

Amaka Anioji Future Foundation AA_FF is a platform that is driving, advocating and supporting Youth and Women development in Nigeria and all Over Africa, With specific and categorized projects for Teens, Young girls/women and young men, all between the ages 12 and 35 pursuing similar goals, collaborating and driving for the benefit of the youths and women within Africa.

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The Founder of Future Foundation said that ” We have an impressive Lineup of programs, that will enable us achieve our goal of impacting These Youths and Women. We have been developing this blueprint over the years, we are confident that it is time to move from the small steps to bigger and more visible approaches that will better guarantee our goals. We are excited as we step out of the shadows and join the many organizations all over the world that are pursuing similar goals, collaborating and driving for the benefit of the youths and women within Africa.

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The City Of Teens (TCOT) is a project under Amaka Anioji Future Foundation that focuses on Issues concerning Teenagers in Nigeria and Africa, We Support, Educate, Inspire, Provide Opportunities and Help Teenagers experience a more Fulfilling Life Whilst Preparing To Become Effective and Productive Adults.

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Recently Amaka Anioji had the pleasure of Mentoring Teenagers in Community High school Adeniran Ogunsanya. Investing in these Young ones is the only way we secure the future.

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Mentoring Teens with these amazing and selfless People.

82 WOMEN PROTEST AT THE RED CARPET OF CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

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Eighty-two women marched on the red carpet at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival on Saturday to protest gender inequality at the festival and in the wider film industry.

The president of Jury of 2018 Cannes Film Festival is Cate Blanchett , she led the group and read out a statement from the steps of the Palais des Festivals.

In her statement for 71 years of this world biggest festival there have been only 12 female heads of its juries.”Out of 71 Palme d’Or only one woman Jane Campion in 1993 received this prestigious award.But in 2015 Varda won an honorary Palme d’Or .The essence of this protest is to change the process.
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COMMONWEALTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENTS COLLABORATE TO TACKLE CORRUPTION

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EFCC, Lawyer, Barr, Wahab Shittu; Former South-African, President, Mr Thabo Nbeki; Chairman, Steering Committee Movement Against Corruption, DrJoe Okei Odumakin & EFCC Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu.

Commonwealth countries in Africa say they are working together to recover millions of dollars by seizing assets from criminals and corrupt officials.
The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Partnering towards assets recovery and its return’
The Conference for Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Commonwealth Africa took place at the Transcorp Hilton, Monday, May 14, 2018, Abuja

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Secretary General, Commonwealth of Nations, Patricia Scotland; EFCC, Lawyer, Barr, Wahab Shittu; & Chairman, Steering Committee Movement Against Corruption, DrJoe Okei Odumakin.

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland  addressed the anti-corruption conference on its first morning. She said, “Corruption is poisonous, corrosive, vicious and an enemy of sustainable development. It destroys people’s confidence in their leaders, their politicians and their country. Countless times we have heard how people feel when a system is corrupt, and their rights can’t be protected because they’re not rich enough or don’t have the right connections. They feel the system has beaten them.

“That’s why we, in the Secretariat, work with governments to fight corruption. As well as setting up the Commonwealth Africa Anti-Corruption Centre in Botswana in 2013, we have established the Office of Civil and Criminal Justice Reform (OCCJR), which was welcomed by the heads of government at their biennial meeting last month, so member states can get assistance across the Commonwealth.”

The Secretariat has provided targeted assistance to Commonwealth nations. It has been active in practical training and development support for national anti-corruption agencies, focussing on Africa and the Caribbean, in accordance with the sustainable development goals.

The annual conferences act as a focal point for anti-corruption networks and provide a forum through which government representatives can peer-review a country’s anti-corruption efforts as well as share good practice and learning.

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Former South-African, President, Mr Thabo Nbeki & Chairman, Steering Committee Movement Against Corruption, DrJoe Okei Odumakin.

 

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Secretary General, Commonwealth of Nations, Patricia Scotland & Chairman, Steering Committee Movement Against Corruption, DrJoe Okei Odumakin.

 

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EFCC Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu & Chairman, Steering Committee Movement Against Corruption, DrJoe Okei Odumakin.

 

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EFCC, Public Affairs dept, Samin Amaddin ,& Chairman, Steering Committee Movement Against Corruption, DrJoe Okei Odumakin & EFCC, Public Affairs dept, Aisha Gambari

 

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FCT, Women Arise, Coordinator, Franca Ngozi Okei-Mebu & Chairman, Steering Committee Movement Against Corruption, DrJoe Okei Odumakin.

 

CROSS RIVER STATE UNIVERSITY VICE CHANCELLOR PROF. ANTHONY OWAN ENOH HOST FAD FM MANAGEMENT

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Cross River State University Vice Chancellor Host Fad FM Management …… Expresses Appreciation for The Support Offered By Fad FM 93.1
The Vice Chancellor Cross River University of Technology, (CRUTECH), and Professor Anthony Owan Enoh hosted the management of FAD FM 93.1 in his office at the main campus of the university situated at the heart of Calabar.
In his welcome address, the Vice Chancellor expressed the University’s appreciation to the Station for the training opportunities FAD FM Calabar has offered to several students of the institutions mass communication department.
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In his words he said the University cannot completely pay the station for all the training opportunities offered the students. He also appreciated the station for the familiarization tour which he termed important and hence the need for synergy between the two organizations while pledging the commitment of the institution to partnering with FAD FM Calabar.
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In appreciation, Mr. Fidelis Duker, Chief Executive Officer, FAD FM Calabar, said the primary purpose of the calls was to intimate the organizations of FAD FM’s primary objective of changing people’s perception of issues and giving cross riverine a voice of expression. He continued by soliciting the support of CRUTECH for the creation of a conducive environment for smooth operation of the station’s activities.

TV BAFTAS 2018 WINNERS LIST – Winners on Red

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Drama Series
Line of Duty
PEAKY BLINDERS
The Crown
The End Of The F***Ing World

Comedy Entertainment Programme
MURDER IN SUCCESSVILLE
Taskmaster
The Last Leg
Would I Lie To You?

Supporting Actor
Adrian Dunbar – Line of Duty
Anupam Kher – The Boy with The Topknot
BRÍAN F. O’BYRNE – LITTLE BOY BLUE
Jimmi Simpson – USS Callister (Black Mirror)

Reality & Constructed Factual
Celebrity Hunted
LOVE ISLAND
Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds
The Real Full Monty

Supporting Actress
Anna Friel – Broken
Julie Hesmondhalgh – Broadchurch
Liv Hill – Three Girls
VANESSA KIRBY – THE CROWN

Mini-Series
Howards End
The Moorside
The State
THREE GIRLS

Specialist Factual
BASQUIAT – RAGE TO RICHES
Blitz: The Bombs That Changed
Britain Blue Planet II
Elizabeth I’s Secret Agents

Scripted Comedy
Catastrophe
Chewing Gum
THIS COUNTRY
Timewasters
Special Recognition
John Motson

Features
Antiques Roadshow
CRUISING WITH JANE MCDONALD
No More Boys and Girls: Can Our Kids Go Gender Free?
The Secret Life of the Zoo

Male Performance in a Comedy Programme
Asim Chaudhry – People Just Do Nothing
Rob Brydon – The Trip to Spain
Samson Kayo – Famalam
TOBY JONES – DETECTORISTS

Virgin TV’s Must-See Moment
BLUE PLANET II
Doctor Who
Game of Thrones
Line of Duty
Love Island
One Love Manchester

Soap & Continuing Drama
CASUALTY
Coronation Street
Emmerdale
Hollyoaks

Entertainment Performance
Adam Hills – The Last Leg
GRAHAM NORTON – THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW
Michael McIntyre – Michael Mcintyre’s Big Show
Sandi Toksvig – QI

Single Documentary
Chris Packham: Asperger’s and Me
Louis Theroux, Talking to Anorexia
One Deadly Weekend in America
RIO FERDINAND: BEING MUM AND DAD

Female Performance in A Comedy Programme
Anna Maxwell Martin – Motherland
DAISY MAY COOPER – THIS COUNTRY
Sharon Horgan – Catastrophe
Sian Gibson – Peter Kay’s Car Share

 

Entertainment Programme
Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

Britain’s Got Talent
Michael McIntyre’s Big Show
The Voice UK
FELLOWSHIP
Kate Adie

Leading Actor
Jack Rowan – Born to Kill
Joe Cole – Hang The DJ (Black Mirror)
SEAN BEAN – BROKEN
Tim Pigott-Smith – King Charles III

Leading Actress
Claire Foy – The Crown
MOLLY WINDSOR – THREE GIRLS
Sinead Keenan – Little Boy Blue
Thandie Newton – Line of Duty

Current Affairs
Raped: My Story
Syria’s Disappeared: The Case Against Assad (Dispatches)
UNDERCOVER: BRITAIN’S IMMIGRATION SECRETS (PANORAMA)
White Right: Meeting The Enemy (Exposure)

Factual
AMBULANCE
Catching A Killer
Drugsland
Hospital

International
Big Little Lies
Feud: Bette and Joan
THE HANDMAID’S TALE
The Vietnam War

Live Event
ITV News Election 2017 Live: The Results
One Love Manchester
Wild Alaska Live
WORLD WAR ONE REMEMBERED: PASSCHENDAELE

News Coverage
The Battle for Mosul (Sky News)
The Grenfell Tower Fire (Channel 4 News)
The Grenfell Tower Fire (ITV News at Ten)
THE ROHINGYA CRISIS (SKY NEWS)

Short Form Programme
Britain’s Forgotten
Eating with My Ex
MORGANA ROBINSON’S SUMMER
Pls Like

SINGLE DRAMA
Against The Law
Hang The DJ (Black Mirror)
King Charles III
MURDERED FOR BEING DIFFERENT

THE MANAGEMENT OF FAD FM LED BY FAD CEO FIDELIS DUKER VISITS CROSS RIVER STATE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE.

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The Commissioner of POLICE Cross River state CP Hafiz Inuwa played host to the management team of FAD FM 93.1 Calabar at the state force headquarters.

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The FAD FM CEO Mr Fidelis Duker stated that It was an engaging session where areas of mutual collaboration were discussed by both parties how the media could support the activities of the police force in state. It was a very engaging and insightful session for the two organizations.FAD 2

Dr Joe Okei Odumakin Special Address at This Year Worker’s Day Celebration

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Dr Joe Okei Odumakin has described Nigerian workers, as the lifeline of the Nigerian economy and the greatest asset required by Nigeria, to attain its desired level of productivity, as a Nation. Dr Odumakin, made the statement, during her Special Address at this year Worker’s Day celebration, jointly organised by the Lagos State chapters of the Nigerian Labour Congress(NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC).

She lauded the resilience of Nigerian workers. She further stated, that the Labour Movement, must join efforts towards ensuring Restructuring of the country, which she said, remains the only viable option towards redirecting the country, from a monolithic economy, to one, which encourages diversification and gives power to the federating units, to explore mineral resources and other available opportunities, thereby creating more jobs and increasing productivity. While commending the Lagos State

Government, for the regular and prompt payment of workers in the State’s Civil service urged the FG to implement the 56,500 minimum wage. She also called on Nigerian workers, to see their participation in the forthcoming elections, as a priority. She urged all workers to get their permanent voters cards and take the Centre stage, in determining how the country is governed henceforth.

[R.I.P.] John Altamura, Who Played the Toxic Avenger in Two Films, Found Dead

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Friends and family members are mourning the death of John Altamura on social media today, the actor who played the titular Toxic Avenger in Troma’s The Toxic Avenger: Part II and The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie.

According to Lorraine Altamura, John’s brother, the actor died from a heart attack.
In addition to the Toxic Avenger films, John Altamura also appeared in Heaven Becomes Hell, Young Nurses in Love, Party Girls, New York Nights and The Naked Detective.

We send our deepest condolences to Altamura’s friends and family at this sad time.

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John Dumelo disagree over “soft porn” Movies in Ghana

ghJohn Dumelo is one of leading movie Icons, John Dumelo, has slammed the producers and manufacturers of Ghanaian “Porn” movies saying, they should be blamed for the increasing rate of pornography in the Ghanaian movie industry. But another award winning Ghanaian actress Lydia Forson says she sees nothing wrong with the nudity in Ghanaian movies.

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She is of the view that Ghanaians patronize worst pornographic movies of foreign origin than what people call Ghanaian pornography John Dumelo says it is the responsibility of movie makers to ensure that any acts and scenes that contain nudity and obscurity are edited out of the movies before they are released for public viewing. There have been concerns about the recent influx of nude movies on the Ghanaian markets with the actors and producers taking a chunk of the blame. They have been accused of promoting nudity in the Ghanaian movies whiles others have described the practice as an affront to Ghana’s rich cultural heritage. Speaking to Adom News, John Dumelo stated that though actors and actresses have contributed to the promotion of nudity in Ghanaian movies, the onus lies on the movie makers who are to ensure that extreme nude scenes are edited before the movies are brought to the market. He conceded to the fact that the nudity in Ghanaian movies is becoming too much and called for an immediate end to it. He intimidated there have been occasions that he has appealed to producers to edit some nude scenes he played which the producers agreed, only for him to see the unedited versions being sold on the market. He tells Adom News that he sometimes feel bad when he sees some of the extreme nude scenes he featured in but added that, once the movie is out nothing can be done about it. The Ghanaian superstar has advocated the need for more collaboration between them and other African countries, apart from the usual collaboration with their Nigerian counterparts to strengthen the movie industry in Africa.

Black Panther surpasses Titanic to become third biggest film in US box office history

Black pantherBlack Panther has hit another box office milestone surpassing Titanic to become the third highest-grossing film of all time in the US.

As of Friday (6 April), Ryan Coogler’s Disney-Marvel film had amassed totals of $659.3m (£468m) in just two months with sales overtaking James Cameron’s 1997 haul of $659.5m (£468.2m), not adjusted for inflation.

The top two spots belong Star Wars film The Force Awakens – with $936.7m (£665m) – and Avatar, also directed by Cameron, which racked up $760.5m (£539.9m) according to Box Office Mojo.

Just last month, the groundbreaking film – which stars Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan and Danai Gurira – overtook Avengers Assemble’s $624m (£443m) to become the biggest-selling superhero film of all time.

Black Panther’s global takings of $1.29 billion (£915.7m) position it as the tenth biggest selling film of all time.

The positioning of the aforementioned films is set to be challenged by the release of Avengers: Infinity War which will offer a return to Black Panther’s world of Wakanda as well as boast a scene featuring more than 40 superheroes.