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BBC Hausa unveils new show programme to promote young, women rights

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The BBC Hausa team has declared readiness to start its maiden social media broadcast programme tagged: “Mahangar Zamani” to tackle issues that affect youths, women and the girl-child.

This is contained in a statement by BBC Hausa team on Saturday, in Abuja.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Mahangar Zamani (Contemporary periscope) is a new YouTube show from the BBC Hausa team targeted at young and female audiences.

The statement said that Mahangar Zamani, a 25-minutes weekly TV-programme would focus on trending topics that promote rights of women and young people.

“This unique programme hosted by Madina Maishanu, a multimedia journalist, who played key role in the BBC Hausa social media team, will be tailored to promote engagement of the girl-child through BBC Hausa’s digital platforms.

“Mahangar Zamani is a dream come true, because the programme will bring to the forefront opportunities to find the solutions to issues about women and youth’s fundamental rights in the society,” it said.

The statement further quoted the editor of the Hausa Service, Aliyu Tannko, saying that Mahangar Zamani programme would help to give young people and women, a voice on securing their rights in modern society.

“We want to give our audiences a fresh perspective and an opportunity to freely debate important topics,” Tanko said.

It noted that the first episode of the programme targets lecturer/student relationship in universities, while the second episode is centered on feminism.

It said that the programme would be broadcast on the BBC Hausa YouTube channel and Facebook platform, to promote people’s access to discussion about rights issues.

It, however, urged people who are interested in the programme to log on #MahangarZamanio or marina.forsythe@bbc.co.uki in the bi-weekly editions. (NAN)

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Whitemoney wins Big Brother Naija N90m Grand Prize

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Whitemoney, housemate of the just concluded television reality show, Big Brother Naija, Season 6, Shine Ya Eye edition, has emerged winner of the show.
This was announced by Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the moderator of the show, during the live grand finale show on Sunday.

Whitemoney has won N90million worth of prizes, no doubt the biggest purse for a reality television show on the continent.

The breakdown of the prize include a cash prize of N30million, two bedroom flat courtesy of Revolution Plus Properties, Innoson IVM G40, Travelbeta travel package for two to Dubai including airport transfer and tours.

Also, Cash in Abeg wallet, cash prize from Patricia, a weekend of getaway to Seychelles, courtesy Diageo; Arla makers of Dano will provide cartoons of Diary products; and Pepsi supply for one year and merchandise.

Others are: packs of Munch it and merchandise; Techno products including the Techno Phantom X mobile phone; WAW detergent cartons; Hawaii soap products and other consolation prizes.
Liquorose emerged the first runner up for the season 6 edition of the reality show.

Big Brother (Biggie), the coordinator of the show, commended the resilience and commitment of the last six housemates – Pere, Emmanuel, Whitemoney, Angel, Liquorose and Cross.
Biggie described Angel as the hottest girl in the house, Cross as the life of the party.

He also described Liquorose as Dancer extraordinary, Pere as laugher turned finalist-the General, Whitemoney as the resident chef and Emmanuel as Mr Africa, Mr Ultimate Veto Power Holder.
Emmanuel, who was first evicted during the finale show, said he was ready to embrace career around modeling and fashion.

Angel, the second housemate evicted, said she would love to start mental health blog and invest in real estate.

Cross, the third to leave the house, said he would be involved in any form of entertainment and politics.

He said his favorite moments in the house were when he won the super commando challenge and when he was picked by Emmanuel as the deputy head of house which automatically saved him from being evicted.

“I want to invest in myself, to help my mum and to be the best version of myself,” he said.

Pere left the house, saying, “I’m open to Nollywood and music”.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the television reality show started on July 24, a journey of 10 weeks, and 24 housemates featured on the `shine ya eye’ edition.

The housemates were: Pere; Saga; Angel; Nini; Arinola; Peace; Beatrice; Princess; Saskay; Tega; Michael; Cross; Kayvee; JMK; Whitemoney; Emmanuel; Yousef; Queen; Niyi; Liquorose; JackeyB; Jaypaul; Maria; and Sammie.
The finale show had LAYCON, ex-housemate of Season 5 edition, performed to the delight of the audience and fans of the housemates. (NAN)

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Kano bans films with kidnapping, phone snatching scenes

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Ismail Naabba, the Executive secretary of Kano Film Censorship Board, has announced that henceforth prohibited showing or selling movies displaying kidnappings, drug addiction and snatching of GSM phones in the State.

Mr Ismail in a statement on Tuesday in Kano, explained that  “Henceforth, we will not allow films displaying Kidnappings, drug addiction and GSM phones snatching which has now taken toll on Kano residents”.

The Censorship Board boss explained that the measure was aimed at curtailing the menace and reducing the possibility of young people adopting the criminal acts. 

“Not every young man has the tenacity of understanding fictitious films’ actions. Somebody might mistake it as a reality and may go ahead to practice it, therefore, we must act now before it is too late,” he added.

He stated that if they see an Actor, they want to indulge in the acts.

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I spent over N6m to treat COVID-19 – Actor Pete Edochie’s son

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Uche Edochie, son of Veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie has said that he spent over N6 million to treat  COVID-19  virus at an isolation treatment facility in Gbagada in Lagos.
Edochie took to his Instagram page @ucheedochie to share and announce his recovery experience.
He stated that the  facility where he was treated charged him N350,000 per day and was there for twelve days before being moved to First Cardiology Centre in Ikoyi for lung and heart rehabilitation.
The total cost of his  treatment had exceeded N6 million, he said, adding that many people died of the virus because of the high cost associated with its treatment.
“COVID costs a fortune and I know a guy whose treatment cost N17 million. When I fell sick weeks ago, I thought I had malaria, so I spent the first couple of weeks treating malaria.
“By the time I realised this could be something else, it was too late and I was rushed to the hospital with eighty percent of my lungs damaged.
“I couldn’t eat or breathe and I was on oxygen for weeks; I could not walk either, including having severe chest pains. It felt like I was dying and waking up over and over again, I have never seen anything like this,” Uche said.
The actor’s son  said it was the first time in his life that he had no control over anything.
 “I felt like I was on a boat drifting away in the still of the night rudder less.
“The days that followed passed by slowly and everything was a blur and I remember lying in the hospital floating endlessly like a feather in an abyss of nothing.
“The days turned to weeks and my recovery was going well. I am fully cured of COVID now and I am able to walk a little,” he said.
He added that his  lungs would take months to heal completely, but he was currently on oxygen and other medications.
Uche urged governments to invest in affordable treatments, to prevent more people from dying of the virus, while lamenting that in spite of the lockdown, wearing of nose masks and vaccines, the virus was still spreading.
“Even those vaccinated are still catching it, but thank God I am back home,” he said.
He thanked his  family members and healthcare workers for their incredible support, saying, “In all these people, I saw the face of God and I will never forget. (NAN)

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