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PH Hosts New TV Outfit

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A new television network, the Frank TV was last Sunday unveiled alongside the dedication/commissioning of FrankBell Global Media Limited in Port Harcourt.
The Frank TV Network founded by Ataisi Frank, the MD/CEO, Frankbell Global Media Limited is a social, gospel and real life outfit established to set agenda for community development and leadership transformation in Nigeria and Africa, and shows online via facebook, Blog and youtube channels. It is youtube friendly.
In a keynote address presented during the occasion which took place at the Ecumenical Centre, Port Harcourt, Mr Frank explained that Frankbell Global Media Ltd was a global brand passionate about the growth of business and institutions with a view to enhancing the living standard of the general populace through products and services.
According to him, the TV outfit will be well structured and equipped to engage our creative youths and reduce the level of unemployment in the society while advocating for community development in the face of a poor and corrupt leadership system, point out that with its focus on leadership education, the station would ensure sustainable community development framework through partnership with other stakeholder organizations.
While appealing for support and cooperation from individuals, government and corporate organizations, Frank disclosed that an annual leadership summit would be instituted in Port Harcourt to sensitise the people, especially politicians on the best leadership practice.
Ina lecture paper titled “setting the agenda for community development through television”, a renowned media practitioner, Sir Charles S. Ogan who described the media as the voice of the voiceless, urged the media to be upright and accurate in their reportage to build a truthful and stable Nigeria, noting that unemployment, indiscipline, insecurity and corruption were major threats to the growth of the country.
Charging the management of Frank TV network to work in line with the laid-down media rules and ethics, Ogan said that disregard for the rule of law has brought untold setback to the country just as impunity and widespread corruption had slowed down development and stressed the need for employment creation to ensure peace.
Also speaking, the royal father of the occasion, Chief Fyneface Frank Egbart commended the founder of the TV outfit for his vision which he said would contribute immensely to the transformation agenda of the Rivers State Government, adding that its programmes would change the mindset of leaders through realistic news coverage and enjoined all and sundry to support the effort.

Shedie Okpara

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Kunle Afolayan’s Film ‘Citation’ Hits Cinemas, August

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Renowned film maker, Kunle Afolayan, has announced a prospective release date for his anticipated new feature film, ‘citation’, staring Temi Otedola.
Kunle’s sex for grades themed movie is gunning for an August 2020 theatrical release, the film maker confirmed this during a meeting live chat where he spoke extensively about the movie’s release.
He revealed that while the coronavirus pandemic may have affected productions, he is excited that his team had concluded primary photography before the coronavirus influenced lockdown.
“Thankfully we were able to complete the shooting of the film, we have also started post production before the entire COVID-19 started and we already have a hit, but because of the lockdown, things have slowed down.
The upcoming movie starring Temi Otedola, Jimemy Jeam Louis, Sadig Daba and Gabriel Afolayan will also be available on Netflix before the year runs out as confirmed by Afolayan who further revealed that he was already in talks with the American streamer.

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COVID-19: Emohua Monarch Cancels 116th Birthday Celebration

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Following the current global Coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world, the monarch of Emohua Clan in Emohua Local Government Area (EMOLGA), Rivers State, His Royal Majesty V.C.B. Okor, (Mgbo XII) has cancelled his 116th Birthday celebration in compliance with the state government’s ban on social gathering to prevent the spread of the deadly virus in the community.
In his birthday message to the people of the area, the monarch urged them to celebrate the birthday in their houses and abide by the various measures government has put in place to prevent the spread of the virus and stay safe.
The monarch who spoke through his son, Prince (Amb) Chigozi Okor noted that he is happy with the level of compliance and improved hygiene among the people, as they had been properly informed and sensitised on the dangers of non compliance by the town crier and health officials.
Eze VCB Okor commended the governor of the state for the various measures he put in place to curb the spread of the virus in the state. He noted that the temporary measures were taken in good faith to protect the lives of the people as he called for fervent prayer for God’s intervention and solution to the ravaging pandemic.
He called on the state and local governments to extend their palliative measures to the people of the community to cushion the effects of the lockdown.
The monarch thanked the Chief of Staff, Government House, Port Harcourt, (Engr) Emeka Woke and Ohna Sergeant Awuse for ensuring security and peaceful coexistence in the community.

 

Jacob Obinna

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Multi Choice Rewards Customers With Package Upgrade

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DSTV and GOTV subscribers who have fully paid their subscriptions will enjoy an upgrade at no cost. The leading video entertainment company, multi choice Nigeria which made the announcement, Monday said it is part of its commitment to lessen the impact of the ongoing social economic crisis due to COVID-19.
“It is our priority to put customers at the heart of everything we do”, said the company’s chief customer service officer, Martin Mabutho.
“And in line with our mission to make great entertainment available even during the most trying of times. We are giving our loyal and valued customers base a chance to experience a wider range of the quality content we carry on our other packages. This is our token of appreciation for their continued support”, Mabutho said.
According to him, starting on Monday, April 20, DSTV customers on DSTV Compact Plus, Compact, Confarm, Family, Yanga and Access who pay for their current package or reconnect will be up graded to a higher package.
He added that this would afford them the opportunity of experiencing a wider viewing experience. DSTV Access Customers will have access to international shows on real time, Nollywood on Africa Magic Epic and Rok 2.
Mabutho stated that subscribers on the family bouquet will have access to movies and TV on TNT Africa and BET Customers on the compact package will have access to international and local entertainment on I Magic, Africa Magic Showcase and M-net movies Premiere and Comedy Central.
For GOTV customers, he said the offer will be available to GOTV Jollc, GOTV Plus GOTV Jinga, Value and Life Packages.
This provides GOTV lite and value customers access to E! Entertainment, FOX life and PBS, adding that GOTV Plus Customers will have more programmes on the GOTV Jollc Package such as CBS Reality and TNT Africa.
While GOTV Jollc customers will enjoy 75 channels options available on GOTV Max like BET, Starlife, Discovery ID and Cartoon Network.

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