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History As Nollywood Shoots Movie (Plan C) With Sony Venice 2 Camera For The First Time In Africa



  • Same camera used for Black Panther, Avatar, and Maverick movies.
  • Stars Nkem Owoh, Akin Lewis, Yvonne Jegede, Bimbo Akintola, Faithia Balogun, Uzor Arukwe, Frank Donga and others.
  • Directed by Samuel ‘Bigsam’ Olatunji.

In a move considered by many as major, a number of production studios have come together to make history as they announce conclusion of principal photography of the comedy movie, Plan C on Sony Venice 2 camera. This will be the first time Sony Venice 2 will be used in Africa. Sony Venice 2 is a recent camera that was used in filming major Hollywood movies such as Avatar, Black Panther and Maverick.

The movie, titled Plan C is a comedy film starring major Nollywood stars such as Nkem Owoh, Akin Lewis, Yvonne Jegede, Lizzy Jay, Bimbo Akintola, Faithia Balogun, Uzor Arukwe, Frank Donga, Kelechi Udegbe, Bianca Ugowanne, Greg Ojeifua, Ayo Badmus, Jigan Babaoja, Mama No Network, Westy Baba, Lydia Lawrence Nze, Maryjane Ogu, Alariya and others.

Plan C’s comedic story grips you from the opening scene till the last. It tells the story of an intending couple Tishe and Nnamdi, a naughty sister, hilarious parents from both sides and host of silly friends who make the movie non-stop fun from start to finish.

Tishe’s dad owns one of Nigeria’s biggest real estate firms while Nnamdi’s father is a
major land speculator. If both businesses merge, theirs will be a major conglomerate.
To ensure the future of their company and cement their long-time friendship, both men resolve to force their eligible children into an arranged union. But the couple have other plans. Nnamdi aspires to be film producer and wants nothing to do with his dad’s business and the planned wedding. Scared of losing his inheritance if he opposes the wedding, he comes up with a plan to be kidnapped on the wedding day! He will be ransomed and with that money, start life afresh somewhere far away.

Unknown to Nnamdi, Tishe also has a similar plan in protest against the forced union. She will be kidnaped but this time she plans to put the blame on Nnamdi, his dubious friends and his career choices. In Tishe’s mind, this will show Nnamdi is not husband material. With that, her plan to take over her father’s company will be back on course. Each party enlists their friends to pull off their plans but things go horribly wrong from the start.
Tishe’s friends kidnap the couple on their way to the wedding. Nnamdi’s friends panic as they watch their guy being kidnapped! As Plan A fails, they go for plan B and kidnap Tishe and her friends but to the shock of both parties, PLAN C unravels as real kidnappers led by the notorious Ossai end kidnapping everyone!

While all this is going on, the couple’s families have called in the police who launch a search for the bride and groom.
Tishe and Nnamdi realize they’re in trouble since the kidnappers are not known to them or their friends.
Now it’s up to the couple’s friends and naughty sister to join forces and hack a near-impossible escape.

Directed by Samuel ‘Bigsam’ Olatunji, produced by seasoned producers led by Wale Osagie Muraina, others are Adebola Adeyela (Lizzy Jay), Bianca Ugowanne and Olukanmi Abayomi (Abazee).

Yvonne Jegede, a leading Nollywood actress is an associate producer on the project.

Now in post production, Plan C will be ready in few months and plans are in top gear to colour grade it in Hollywood.

Speaking on the movie, the director, Bigsam said it’s an ambitious project that cost an arm and a leg.

“Plan C is the kind of story Nollywood would be proud of. It’s comedy told with depth of story, technical deft, and notable performers that will grip you from the opening scene to the last.

We took our time to weave it layer upon layer because the scale of the story has prompted us to have a sequel planned.

Plan C has major supports from Tribitat, a major real estate company led by Tony Kolawole (Aspire), Emmanuel Abikoye and Gbenga Adeleke. It’s the parent company of Billionaire Realtors Group.

Billed for theatrical run before debut on VOD platforms, Plan C is executive produced by Heavyweight Studios (Led by Samuel ‘Bigsam’ Olatunji), LizzyJay Production, Abazee Production and Bianca Ugo Studios.


Italian Bags 24 Years Jail Term For Beating Physically Challenged Nigerian To Death



Filippo Ferlazzo, the Italian who beat Italy-based Nigerian man Alika Ogorchukwu to death in July 2022, has been sentenced to 24 years in prison.

The 39-year-old Nigerian who was beaten to death in the Italian city of Civitanova Marche in the Marche Region in the Province of Macerata has finally received justice.

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), made the announcement in a statement signed by NIDCOM spokesperson Gabriel Odu on Thursday.

Dabiri-Erewa who expressed satisfaction over the justice meted out to Ferlazzo commended the Nigerian Mission in Rome for following through with the case and other cases involving Nigerians.

“I am glad that this case finally got justice. Like I always say, there has to be consequences for actions”.

The NIDCOM boss also urged Nigerians in the diaspora to remain law-abiding, excel in what they do, and never forget home by giving back to their homeland.

She also exhorted Nigerians living abroad to uphold the law, be the best at what they do, and never forget their roots by supporting their home country.

According to the Italian police, Ogorchukwu was assaulted while strolling in broad daylight, after the Nigerian asked Ferlazzo’s fiancée to buy him a handkerchief.

With the use of Ogorchukwu’s crutches, the attacker battered the victim to death in front of multiple witnesses, some of whom made videos on their smartphones.

On July 30, 2022, Ferlazzo was detained and arrested on charges of having murdered Ogorchukwu and having stolen Ogorchukwu’s phone.

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Lagos Government Implements Total Ban On Street Trading, Hawking To Improve Safety And Sanitation



In a bid to create a cleaner, safer, and healthier environment, the Lagos State government, under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, has implemented a comprehensive ban on street trading, hawking, and related illegal activities.

This landmark decision aims to address the rising concerns over public safety, traffic congestion, and the preservation of vital infrastructure.

Led by the dynamic Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Tokunbo Wahab, the state government has assigned the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (commonly known as KAI) with the responsibility of ensuring strict compliance with the newly enforced environmental sanitation laws.

One of the primary reasons driving this ban is the need to curb the nefarious activities of hawkers who have increasingly resorted to disguising themselves as vendors while preying on unsuspecting motorists. These incidents of theft and robbery have not only threatened the safety of commuters but have also contributed to the disruption of traffic flow on major highways and streets.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration, with its T.H.E.M.E Plus Agenda, is exhibiting a zero-tolerance approach towards street trading, hawking, and other illicit practices. By intensifying efforts to enforce these regulations, the government aims to foster a more conducive and orderly business environment while addressing the concerns of the general public.

The ban extends to the construction of illegal structures on drainage systems, as they pose significant risks to the local water management infrastructure. Additionally, the prohibition encompasses the display of wares on walkways, a practice that not only obstructs pedestrian movement but also contributes to unsightly and cluttered public spaces.

Citizens and traders are urged to cooperate fully with the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps, adhering to the newly implemented regulations in order to promote a more organized and hygienic society. The government’s commitment to ensuring the health and safety of its residents remains resolute, and these measures signify a significant step towards achieving that goal.

As the Lagos State government takes proactive steps towards creating a cleaner, safer, and more sustainable urban environment, the hope is that this ban will not only elevate the quality of life for all residents but also serve as a model for other regions to follow suit.

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Marketers Urge Federal Government To Address Rising Gas Prices



The Nigerian Association of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Marketers (NALPGAM) has urged the Federal Government to develop measures to keep gas prices stable and make it available to ordinary Nigerians.

The NALPGAM National President, Abideen Olatunbosun, made this plea during the association’s 36th annual general meeting/conference on Tuesday in Ibadan, Oyo State, with the theme “Expanding gas utilisation beyond imagination.”

He added that if nothing was done to stop the price growth, petrol will soon become a commodity for the few wealthy.

Olatunbosun said, “It is very vital for me to say that the galloping hike in the price of gas in recent times stands as a big challenge to LPG marketers. The government need to find ways to ensure the stability of gas price as well as make gas available to the common Nigerians. If nothing is done to the increase in price, gas will soon be a commodity for the few rich in our society.”

“As a country, we need to improve on our gas utilisation level. If we adopt gas, it will save our forest, improve quality of our lifestyle and the economy will grow. The hike in price of gas is a concern to all.”

In his lecture, the Guest Speaker, Prof Sunday Isehunwa of the Department of Petroluem Engineering, Faculty of Technology, University of Ibadan, identified changes in demand, changes in supply, natural gas production and consumption, changes in price and electricity pricing as some challenges facing LPG market in the country.

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