Sabinews daily news update for July 20, 2014
The worldwide release of ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ has generated two hundred and eighty million naira (N280,000,000) from the cinema, TV sales rights, online viewing and in-flight viewing. The movie, which generated a lot of public debate after its release, was suspended by NFVCB in April will be released across 17 Nigerian cinemas come Friday, August 1.
The journey of ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ to Nigerian cinema has not been all rosy, as the Nigerian Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) refused to classify the movie in a move that some people felt was political, while NFVCB insisted that some aspects of the movie could incite unrest. After a lot of meetings, intrigues and public outcry which attracted international attention, the Nigerian Film and Video Censors Board eventually classified the movie and gave the go ahead for a cinema release. read more
Again, Boko Haram Attacks Damboa, Hoists Flag
Boko Haram on Friday attacked Damboa town in Southern Borno, killing scores of people and hoisted the sect’s flags in parts of the strategic town yesterday morning, fleeing residents have said.
The deadly attack on the town, which is just 85 kilometres from Maiduguri, according to eyewitness accounts, left them with no other choice but to take flight.
“We have to massively flee the town so as not to be caught in the crossfire for we are anticipating the army to try to reclaim the town from the terrorists,” some of the residents said.
The sect had earlier displaced the Nigeria Army from their barracks in the town, which had been under continuous siege for two weeks now.
Observers: Who’s moving bodies at Malaysia Airlines crash site?
Donetsk, Ukraine (CNN) — Nobody knows how many bodies from the Malaysia
Airlines Flight 17 crash have been moved, where they were taken or exactly who moved them, the spokesman for a group of international observers told CNN on Saturday.
Michael Bociurkiw of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe told “Erin Burnett OutFront” the group went to the crash site in a remote section of eastern Ukraine on Saturday and saw men moving an unknown number of body bags.
It’s hard to get reliable information because several groups of pro-Russian separatistssome of them masked — control the area, he said. “But there doesn’t seem to be one commander in charge.” read more