With over 15 films (International and local) in her career, filmmaker Ololade Ebong continues to prove herself as one of contemporary cinema’s most empathetic and skilled chroniclers of Nigerian youth.
Ololade’s ability to write and direct such tender films has long been bolstered by her interest in casting them with fresh new talents, all the better to sell the veracity of her stories and introduce moviegoers to emerging actors worthy of big attention.
She is one of the filmmakers who aren’t just directing independent features, but are also acting, directing alongside major Nollywood franchises.
She continued to prove that immense talent is not bound by gender, race, or any other classification.
Ololade is an artist from Lagos/Oyo States and the MD/CEO of Speed Film Production, a production outfit that has produced some indigenous movies such Ife – Aimo, Ipin Mi (1 & 2), etc.
Interestingly, she has been observed to be shooting back to back in locations in Ogun and Oyo States. Currently, City people are informed that she is back in the studio to tidy up the production processes for Omo -odo, Slaves, and some television series.
Her hard work has endeared relevant entertainment organizations (internationally & locally) necessary industry recognitions such Cannes in France, WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival in Texas, Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Nollywood in California, African International Film Festival in Nigeria, California’s women’s Film Festival and the City People Awards in 2019 as well as 2021 for ‘Best New Producer of the year’.
BUA Chairman, Abdul Samad Rabiu Donates 10bn Naira Security Support Fund For Various Interventions Through ASR Africa
Leading Nigerian Businessman, Industrialist and Philanthropist, Abdul Samad Rabiu, paid a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari today in Abuja, to update him and to thank him for creating an enabling environment for business to thrive, and also brief him on the strides BUA Group has made in the past few years.
Thereafter, Rabiu briefed the President on the activities of his foundation, The Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa) during which he also announced the donation of a N10billion Nigeria Security Support Fund from ASR Africa towards the provision of some security equipment, medical and other supplies, upgrade of health facilities and other infrastructure for families of those on the frontlines.
According to Rabiu, the visit was in order to identify with President Muhammadu Buhari, during whose tenure BUA has built over 10 factories with two of the Group’s subsidiaries now amongst the top 10 largest publicly listed companies in Africa, and to further support the efforts of his administration in business as well as in the security space.
In his response, President Buhari said it was heartwarming to see and hear of Nigerian companies doing so much within Nigeria, and Africa especially in the area of production using locally available raw materials. He also expressed his elation at the achievements of BUA which had led to phenomenal growth within such a short time. “As a Government, we know we have done a lot in this regard, and we will continue to do more to support the aspirations of serious businesses, big and small, by providing an enabling environment as well as supporting value creation within Nigeria.
ECOBANK Staff Connives With Fraudsters To Steal Customer”s N3.2m
A staff of Ecobank PLC, by name Joshua has been reminded in prison custody following the alleged fraudulent role he played in withdrawing a customer’s N3.2million from the vaults of the bank in connivance with some persons now at large.
The arrest of Joshua followed the eagle eye of the Bank’s management that discovered that the customer’s money was missing from the account and when Joshua, who had direct access to the account was asked to explain the circumstances that led to the missing money, he feigned ignorance and denied knowledge of it.
Not satisfied with his explanation, the bank situated at the Ile-ewe, Ejigbo branch quickly moved and reported the matter to the Ejigbo Division of the Nigeria Police which immediately dispatched its detectives from the Division of the Command in Lagos State to the bank.
The police after carrying out preliminary investigation into the case, arrested 28years old Joshua, a staff of the bank alleged to have connived with criminals and withdrew the customer’s N3.2m lodged with the bank.
It was gathered that the alleged fraud took place in May this year at Ejigbo branch of the bank where the suspect, Joshua, was employed and served as a staff.
The police after its investigation, alleged that sometime in May 2022, the suspect, Joshua, conspired with others now at large to steal by fraudulently diverting the customer’s money kept in the bank with the intention that it will not be discovered by the bank management.
Joshua was accordingly charged before the Ejigbo Magistrate Court for the alleged conspiracy and theft.
Joshua however pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against him by the police when he appeared before the Chief Magistrate O.A. Dosumu.
Following his not guilty submission, the police prosecutor, Inspector Simeon Njue, asked the Court to give a date for hearing to enable the prosecution to prove that he actually committed the alleged offence.
Magistrate Dosumu however, granted Joshua bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum, who the court ruled must show evidence of means of livelihood.
Joshua was however remanded at the Kirikiri Correctional Centre, Lagos, pending when he will be able to perfect his bail conditions.
The matter was adjourned till October 6, 2022, for mention.
Business7 months ago
Fitch Affirms Ecobank Nigeria’s Stable Outlook
Entertainment2 months ago
Meet Upcoming US based Naija Female Entrepreneur, ABIGAIL JOSEPH. Talks About Her Fashion and Lifestyle
News12 months ago
PLEASE HELP SAVE LITTLE AISHA’S LIFE
News1 year ago
GTBank Out With 2020 Full Year Audited Results…Reports PBT of ₦238.1 Billion
News7 months ago
“Save Our Souls From Bandit Sponsors, Land Grabbers in Police Uniform”- Oreki Villagers To IGP
News6 months ago
SSANU Honours Kogi Politician, Abubakar Ibrahim
Politics1 year ago
The Truth About Bello’s “Presidency” | By Shadrach Emmanue
Interviews5 months ago
Meet Yemi Lapite,The Brain Behind Lagos’ Hottest Photography Studio, TIMMA_S.O.S