“Justice League”: Superhero film is the lowest-grossing DC Universe film

“Justice League” has ended its theatrical run as the lowest-grossing DC Extended Universe film to date. “Justice League,” DC’s huge superhero team-up, has ended its theatrical run as the lowest-grossing DC Extended Universe film to date.The DC version of “The Avengers,” which unites Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman, Aquaman, Cyborg, and Flash, made $229 million at the U.S. box office since opening in November 2017.This puts “Justice League”$60 million behind the 2013 “Man of Steel,” which is in fourth place. The movie is also $100 million behind the badly reviewed “Suicide Squad.” DC’s top domestic grossing film remains “Wonder Woman,” which hit $412 million and opened few months before “Justice League.”At the international box office, “Justice League” is also at the bottom with a total of $657 million. “Batman v Superman” is the highest grossing DC film internationally at $873 million. “Wonder Woman” takes the third spot with $821 million.About “Justice League”Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of meta-humans to stand against this newly awakened threat.  But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes – it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions. Until a personal family tragedy forced him to step down, “Justice League” was directed by Zack Snyder.The directing was completed by Joss Whedon, who wrote and directed the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero films “The Avengers” (2012) and its sequel “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015).The 2012 “Avengers”  grossed over $1.5 billion worldwide and became the third-highest-grossing film during its theatrical run. DC’s next film is “Aquaman,” which is scheduled for release on December 21 2018. Patty Jenkins will return with the “Wonder Woman” sequel on November 1, 2019.Also, DC recently announced that “A Wrinkle in Time” director Ava DuVernay will helm its superhero epic, New Gods.

In Kaduna: Bandits kill at least 12 soldiers in army base attack

The bandits also injured nine vigilantes who rushed to assist the soldiers. At least 12 soldiers were killed when armed bandits carried out a daring attack on a military base in Kampanin Doka in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna State on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.According to a report by TheCable, the attackers killed three soldiers in a hole and nine others on another part of the base in the raid.An unnamed source at the emirate council said, “We gathered that the soldiers had caught a thief in a village called Maganda in the area and were taking him back to their camp when some personnel of the Nigerian Police Force asked them to hand over the thief to them which the soldiers refused.”The same police followed the soldiers to their camp in Kampanin Doka and again asked them to hand over the thief to them, but the soldiers still refused.”Around 8pm on Tuesday, bandits attacked the soldier’s camp and killed three soldiers in a hole and nine others in a tent in the camp.”A former chairman of the local government, who pleaded not to be identified, also told Premium Times that the bandits also injured nine vigilantes who rushed to assist the soldiers.He said, “The bandits also ambushed our vigilantes at Maganga, about 44 kilometres from Birnin Gwari this morning (Wednesday) when they were rushing there to assist the soldiers. About nine sustained gun shot injuries. They were rushed to General Hospital Birnin Gwari for treatment.”The spokesperson of the 1 division of the Nigerian Army, Kaduna, Mohammed Dole, said a press statement will be released soon to address the attack.”We are already in the bush trying to ascertain the situation. We will issue a statement, please be patient,” he told Premium Times.

Oral B: Brand takes free dental care to ‘Iyana Ipaja residents

Oral-B has taken its Mobile Dental Clinic (MDC) to residents of Iyana Ipaja Lagos to commemorate this year’s World Oral Health Day. Oral-B, the Oral-Care brand of Procter & Gamble, has taken its Mobile Dental Clinic (MDC) to residents of Iyana Ipaja Lagos to commemorate this year’s World Oral Health Day (WOHD). The event, which held on Tuesday, is in line with Oral B’s goal to promote good oral hygiene among Nigerians.The World Oral Health Day is celebrated every year, March 20, to bring to the fore the benefits of a healthy mouth and to promote worldwide awareness of oral health and the importance to both old and young. This year’s theme “Say ahh; Think Mouth, Think Health’ aims at drawing attention to the fact that a healthy mouth is crucial to maintaining overall health and quality of life.Speaking at the event, Tolulope Pogoson, Brand Manager Oral B stated: “Healthy teeth and gums are fundamental to overall health and well-being of all; because we understand this, we are committed to making Nigerians fully aware of the benefits of having good oral hygiene.” She added, “Oral-B is dedicated to improving the oral health of all Nigerians through our programs, most especially our mobile dental clinic. We are pleased that Nigerian consumers trust Oral-B when it comes to the dental health of their families. At Procter & Gamble it is our purpose to improve the lives of consumers with our brands and programs like the Mobile Dental Clinic Program which is specifically designed to provide free oral care education and dental health checks to Nigerians in a bid to achieve significantly healthier lives starting from oral care”The Oral-B brand is a worldwide leader in both toothpaste and tooth brushing market; working closely with the dental professionals to deliver high-quality products. The Mobile Dental Clinic (MDC) program provides free dental consultation and care to over 2 million Nigerians annually.Oral-B Pro-Health Toothpaste was developed by dentists and is proven to prevent eight most common oral health problems, which include tooth holes, bad breath, gum problems, tooth sensitivity, stains, bacteria deposits, tartar, and enamel erosion.This is a featured post.

Jose Mourinho: Manchester United boss blasts Pogba for disrespecting him

Pogba has not started a game since he greeted Mourinho at the post match interview. Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho blasted French midfielder Paul Pogba after his sides 2-1 win over rivals Liverpool.Pogba who was in the stands for the Premier League game as he was injured, approached Mourinho after the game to congratulate him for the victory.Mourinho was being interviewed by the BBC at the moment Pogba approached him to shake his hand.Pogba winked at Mourinho before he shaked his hand and pulled him over and yelled “come on”, which the United manager did not reveal any anger towards.  However, a report by Daily Mail states that Mourinho was unhappy with the way Pogba greeted and pulled him over as the report terms it disrespectful.The report states that after his post match interview Pogba was given a dressing down by his manager who was furious at his actions.The French midfielder who has struggled for form this season, has not started a game for Manchester United since the incident, as he was named on the bench for the Champions League tie against Sevilla, and was an unused substitute in the FA Cup game against Brighton &Hove Albion. Breakdown in Pogba, Mourinho relationship?Pogba has since departed for international duty with France where he debuted a new hairstyle.According to the report the relationship between Pogba and Mourinho has deteriorated, especially since the arrival of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal.Pogba reportedly had a lengthy discussion with Mourinho at his office, where it was reported that the pair discussed the midfielders best Poisition. With Mourinho set to offload nine players in the summer transfer window, the possibility of Pogba staying at Old Trafford after the World Cup is not a topic of interest.Mourinho and Pogba would be reunited after the international break when Manchester United take on Swansea City in a Premier League encounter on Saturday, March 31.

Tech: Jim Carrey slams Mark Zuckerberg in a new portrait: ‘Who are you sharing...

The actor Jim Carrey’s latest post in a series of controversial portraits finds him once again taking aim at Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
The actor Jim Carrey slammed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a new portrait on Wednesday.
The portrait follows a recent torrent of backlash against Facebook, after reports found that the data firm Cambridge Analytica illicitly obtained the private information of 50 million Facebook users.
Carrey first parodied Zuckerberg in February, when the actor announced that he was dumping his Facebook stock and deleting his Facebook page because, he said, the social network “profited” from Russian interference in US elections.
The actor Jim Carrey’s latest in a series of controversial portraits finds him once again taking aim at Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
In February, Carrey tweeted a portrait of Zuckerberg with an announcement that he was dumping his Facebook stock and deleting his Facebook page because, he said, the social network “profited” from Russian interference in US elections.
Carrey’s latest post follows Facebook and its executives facing a torrent of backlash over the weekend, after reports found that the data firm Cambridge Analytica, which worked on the Trump campaign in 2016, improperly harvested private information from 50 million Facebook users.
On Wednesday, Carrey tweeted, “Who are you sharing your life with? #regulatefacebook,” alongside a black-and-white portrait of Zuckerberg beside a dislike button and the following quote: “‘They trust me, dumb f—ks’ — Mark Zuckerberg 2004.”
After tweeting a similar portrait of Zuckerberg in February, Carrey sent the following statement to Business Insider, elaborating on his position:
“For a long time America enjoyed a geographical advantage in the world with oceans on both sides to protect it. Now, social media has created cyber-bridges over which those who do not have our best interest in mind can cross and we are allowing it. No wall is going to protect us from that. We must encourage more oversight by the owners of these social media platforms. This easy access has to be more responsibly handled. What we need now are activist investors to send a message that responsible oversight is needed. What the world needs now is capitalism with a conscience.”
Zuckerberg, who has remained silent since the reports of the data mishandling were published over the weekend, is planning to break his silence on the Cambridge Analytica scandal within the next 24 hours.

God Have Mercy! 2 years pregnancy produces lizard in Rivers State

After carrying pregnancy for a period of two years, a woman in Omoku, Rivers State, finally delivers a lizard. A woman has delivered a lizard after two years of pregnancy. The event reportedly occurred in Omoku, Rivers State.The incident was confirmed in a Facebook post shared by a user, Ahamuefuna Ijeoma Darlintina, on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Her comment displayed shock over the occurrence which left the victim feeling exhausted.”Speechless….God forbid….a woman after two years of pregnant…giving birth to a lizard… in market omoku ….it was a shocked to me,” expressed Darlintina. Images capturing the strange birth presented a woman lying on the floor with a motionless lizard within grabbing length. Her body appeared moist from suspected fluid emptied on her by sympathisers who gathered in droves for observation.Jesus saves little boy swallowed by Keke Napep passenger turned pythonThe name of Jesus Christ has delivered a little boy from a Keke Napep (motorcycle) passenger who turned into a python in broad daylight.Apostle Paul Umoru of the Toplife Ministries International, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, confirmed the incident on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, in a Facebook post.The attack which occurred after church service three days before the announcement left fang bruises on the back of the youth. The clergyman in a comment mentioned that the mother of the victim who was travelling home with four children handed one to a stranger in order to sit comfortably in the vehicle. The unknown fellow soon changed into a serpent during the course of the journey and began swallowing the child.Her fervency as a Christian saw her mutter in between fear the name of “Jesus”.According to Umoru, the snake vomited the boy and vanished. He advised parents to be wary when dealing with unknown folks.

‘This Is Drama’! Knocks And Kudos Greet Return Of Dapchi Schoolgirls

(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 28, 2018 a watchman stands at the gate of the deserted student boarding of Government Girls Technical College, where 110 girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists at Dapchi town. PHOTO: AMINU ABUBAKAR / AFP
Mixed reactions have trailed the return of schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents in Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, Yobe State.
The schoolgirls were reportedly dropped in the community on Wednesday morning, more than four weeks after they were kidnapped.
READ ALSO: Ezekwesili, Others React To Return Of Dapchi Schoolgirls
Nigerians in reaction to this news have taken to social media to view their opinion. While some expressed great delight on the return of the schoolgirls, others demand more explanation on the ‘sudden return’ with no arrests made, despite the heavy security agents deployed to secure the state.
However, the Federal Government has said that the release of the schoolgirls by Boko Haram terrorists was unconditional.
Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed on Wednesday said: “the girls were released in the wee hours of Wednesday through back-channel efforts and with the help of some friends of the country.”
When Boko Haram raided Dapchi and went away with 110 #DapchiGirls there was no security on ground.
A month after the kidnap, Boko Haram drove back the girls in the same vehicles they were taken away, still no security
— Kemi Ariyo (@d_problemsolver) March 21, 2018
People who use their heads to think will ask how it was possible for boko haram to freely kidnap and return 100plus #DapchiGirls in an heavily militarised region like Yobe without any confrontation from the military. But I understand some people actually think with their legs.
— Oluyemi Fasipe (@YemieFASH) March 21, 2018
#DapchiGirls got kidnapped, they WAILED#DapchiGirls are returned, they are still WAILING.
Don’t blame them. WAILING is their default settings.
— Adebayo Bankole Akintunde (@AdeBanqie) March 21, 2018
It must have taken a lot to return the #DapchiGirls in terms of logistics. It would be great to know what Nigeria had to give/do this time to have these girls returned. We are glad they are back but let’s not miss a chance to learn how to do better.
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) March 21, 2018
So we are just gonna accept and thank whoever kidnapped #dapchigirls for returning them
— Eleniyan (@elhadj_pablo) March 21, 2018
As the govt continues to ululate over the release of #DapchiGirls, we must not sleep and forget #FulaniHerdsmen
— Israel Ugochukwu Journalist (@JonalistIsrael) March 21, 2018
We literally watched boko haram drive to town, exchange pleasantries, Drop #DapchiGirls , say their goodbyes and drive off. Where were the police, army and government??????
Country yii ti su mi ooooo
— WeiRD!! (@ayodaboss) March 21, 2018
A big ‘thank you’ to @MBuhari and the Security Services involved in the safe return of the #DapchiGirls…
Your relatively swift resolution of the abduction, even though there might have been a significant cost is commendable to say the least.
— Mr. Aye Dee (@MrAyeDee) March 21, 2018
BHT Kidnapped Girls….Stage 1
Boko Haram Returns Kidnapped Girls… Stage 2
Buhari, I have fulfilled my Promise to rescue Abducted girls…. Stage 3
End of Movie
— The Nigerian Wailers (@NGRWailers) March 21, 2018
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Nigerian Names: What if a person’s name could tell you something about who they...

From Heineken Lokpobiri to Lai Mohammed, we wonder if these people’s parents were trying to tell us something when they named them. Imagine a world where there were no names, and you had to no way of referring to a person or telling others who they are. It’s very easy to forget the primary reason why we have names. Especially in our society, names serve numerous purposes, like a universal remote. A name can be a way of honouring tradition. It can be a symbol of hope. In most Nigerian cultures, a name is also a prayer of sorts for the child’s future, which is why you hear names like Blessing or Grace.ALSO READ: Don’t die in Nigeria; nobody will remember your name(Forget the fact that sometimes the prayer does not come true and the name becomes a shameful appendage that makes the bearer feel the need to offer explanations that no-one asked for.It reminds me of a joke by the comedian, I GO DIE where he said about one of his hypothetical friends who was in the habit of insulting people for their names, “your name na success but look at your life, no success, na so so failure. You wear the same shoe for one week”.)But what if the name is a representation of something that they already know.Sometimes, you come across names that are so unique that you are tempted to think you have found a gateway into the person’s life. Names like these are all around us and they make you wonder if the person’s parents were trying to tell us something that we didn’t pay attention to. We’re considering three of the most popular of these names in Nigerian Politics; the purpose is simple, to see if a person’s name can tell you something about who they are:(1) Heineken Lokpobiri: I’m often tempted to ask if Heineken has another meaning in any Bayelsan dialect. Other times, I wonder if this is a show of brand loyalty, similar to when female fans get those ill-advised tattoos of Davido and Wizkid on their lady parts. Either way, Heineken only brings one thing to mind; beer. There’s only one thing you consider when you meet someone whose first name is a brand of premium lager. ALSO READ: We think Buhari should fire these 10 ministersRumour says Bayelsa men love their alcoholic beverages, but we can’t shake the feeling that Mister Lokpobiri’s first name offers some free insight into his drinking habits and what kind of bottle he likes to caress when Nigeria tries to kill him like the rest of us.(2) Goodluck Jonathan: From one son of Bayelsa to another, former President Jonathan is living evidence that going to school barefoot as a child can help you win elections and a person’s name could fortune.  If there’s anyone whose name can say something about who they are, it has to be Jonathan. Over less than a decade, the Otupko native rose from the position of deputy governor of Bayelsa State to become the country’s president. Even though he was clearly unqualified for the role, Jonathan’s run to the top was defined by sheer luck and good fortune. In many ways, the man’s first name was a prophecy.(3) Lai Mohammed: The minister of Information’s first name sounds somewhat similar to the reason why we have a hard time believing what he says anymore.  ALSO READ: Lai Mohammed is proof that the ruling class is behind the timesWhen he was appointed, young people on social media posted tweets and memes referring to him as “Lie Mohammed”. Now while there’s evidence that Lai manipulates facts when he wishes, it’s not fair to say his name is a representation of who he is. It appears that the man just has to make edits to the truth, every now and then in the interest of his President and national security.

DJ Cuppy: It’s official! Disc Jockey is Asa Asika’s girlfriend

It is safe to say that DJ Cuppy and Asa Asika are actually dating. Yep! It is no longer a puzzle as it is now obvious that DJ Cuppy is Asa Asika’s girlfriend.You know we’ve all been wondering when these guys would make official their relationship, well DJ Cuppy has finally let the cat out of the bag.On Tuesday, March 20, 2018, Asa Asika took to his Twitter page to announce his clients’ endorsement deal. “Both my clients have Pepsi deals now! DJ Obi x Davido! @PlugNG way!” he wrote.  It didn’t take long before DJ Cuppy responded to the tweet, “AND your girlfriend!   ” she added.  It safe to say these guys are dating and we can all put to rest the gist about their relationship status and wish the couple a very blissful love story. Recall about a week ago, DJ Cuppy cleared the air over who she is dating on her Twitter page with a tweet.ALSO READ: DJ Cuppy shares bedroom photo with boyfriend, Asa Asika “Just a NOTE. I have a sister called Temi @jtofashion who is NOT the same person as me! ✨ And no, I am not dating both @AsaAsika and @MrEazi!        #FreeCuppy,” she tweeted. The lovebirds have for a while showed us some hints that they were an item as we can all recall when Asa Asika posted a photo of himself and DJ Cuppy on his Instagram page on  Monday, March 12, 2018, with the duo looking all “Lovey Dovey.”  In the photo, even though DJ Cuppy’s face is covered with customised face cap, we all that she’s the one hiding from the camera. Asa Asika captioned the cute photo with a quote “#pluppy.

Supernatural Being: Ghost-like girl dumped in well by dad scared of witchcraft

A father who dumped daughter alleged to be a witch has been arraigned at a High Court in Nasarawa State. Manu Yakubu, a father in Nasarawa State has accused his daughter of witchcraft. A factor that motivated him to dump her in a well.This however prompted an arraignment at a High Court, where a witness Samuel Kuje, shared an account of how the victim, Jennifer, was recovered from the pit. Prosecuting counsel, James Anata, confirmed that the event occurred on Friday, December 8, 2018. “I first thought she was a ghost but when I asked who she is, she said she was Jennifer Ayuba from Gidigidi.“I then ran to Gidigidi immediately to inform the head of the community, Mr. Ashila and four other persons; we all went back to my site and brought out the child from the well; then I called the police from B Division in Lafia to arrest the accused,” says Kuje.The father who sought to justify his action explained that he took the measure following a confession by his daughter who admitted responsibility for family misfortunes.More revelations encouraged  presiding judge, Justice Rose Fuji, to adjourn the case until Monday, April 23, 2018. Man kills 100-yr-old mother over alleged witchcraftA 40-year-old man, Likita Manu has been arrested for allegedly beating his 100-year-old mother, Inne Kaiyo, to death over an allegation of witchcraft.Punch Newspaper reports that Manu was arrested alongside his 80-year-old father, Kwacha Manu who also joined in beating the old woman to death.It was gathered that Manu who just lost his own daughter, accused his mother of being behind the girl’s death through witchcraft and allegedly descended on his mother, beating her with a stick.ALSO READ: Man stabs own mother to death in Lagos His father also joined in beating the woman till she gave up the ghost. They were arrested after neighbours lodged a complaint at the police state.In an interview with journalists at the police station where the suspects are being detained, Kwacha who insisted that his late wife was a witch, claimed that the dead girl was the ninth person that Kaiyo had allegedly killed through her witchcraft.

Ronaldinho: Happy 38th birthday to legend who played football with a smile

A reminder on how Ronaldinho dazzled the world on his 38th birthday. When people hear ‘Ronaldinho’ they remember the tricks, the nimble feet and the way he dazzled on the pitch. He was indeed a joy to watch, from Gremo in Brazil to Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, AC Milan and several other clubs. It was at Barcelona he fascinated the world, invoking magic with the ball at his feet. Before Lionel Messi started ruling football, Ronaldinho held Nou Camp spellbound every week.  He won the trophies, too from La Liga to Champions League and Serie A. Not forgetting the FIFA World Cup he won with Brazil in 2006. That was the year he scored a stunning free kick against England in the quarter-finals, one of the most outrageous goals in World Cup history. In football history, he is regarded as one of the best players of his generation. Two FIFA World Player of the Year award, one Ballon d’Or and near countless individual prizes. He did all these with the ball at his feet and a smile on his lips.

Tech: The actors who have appeared in the most Wes Anderson films — from...

Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, and Edward Norton are just some of the notable names who routinely pop up in Wes Anderson’s movies, including “Isle of Dogs.” You don’t have to be a film critic to recognize one essential part of Wes Anderson’s highly stylized way of filmmaking: He consistently dips into a recurring pool of actors.
In “The Grand Budapest Hotel” alone, a dozen cast members had been in at least one of Anderson’s other films.
And the upcoming “Isle of Dogs” is no different. But in addition to classic players like Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, and Edward Norton, the Texan auteur’s newest stop-motion movie also features some new collaborators, including Greta Gerwig, Bryan Cranston, and Courtney B. Vance.
Anderson’s troupe is growing, but which actors have been featured most?
Here are the 15 actors who have been in the most Anderson films, ranked by how many they have appeared in:
Anjelica Huston – 3
Huston hasn’t been in an Anderson film since 2007’s “The Darjeeling Limited” and she’s sorely missed. Her hushed tone and dry delivery are a perfect vehicle for Anderson’s unique dialogue. Featured in: “The Royal Tenenbaums,” “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou,” “The Darjeeling Limited” Best role: There’s not much competition here. Huston is just sheer perfection as Etheline Tenenbaum in “The Royal Tenenbaums.”
Tilda Swinton – 3
Swinton has been in Anderson’s latest three films and hopefully will continue. Featured in: “Moonrise Kingdom,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Isle of Dogs” Best role: What role isn’t Swinton’s best? Really there’s no wrong choice here.
Edward Norton – 3
Like Swinton, Norton joined Anderson’s troupe back in 2012 for “Moonrise Kingdom” and has played a key part ever since. And thank goodness for that. Featured in: “Moonrise Kingdom,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Isle of Dogs” Best role: Norton is beyond charming as Inspector Henckels in “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” but it seems like he’s just made to be Scout Master Ward in “Moonrise Kingdom.”
Luke Wilson – 3
Luke Wilson was a key player in Anderson’s first three films, but he hasn’t been a part of his cinematic universe since. A cameo would be more than welcome in any upcoming Anderson project. Featured in: “Bottle Rocket,” “Rushmore,” “The Royal Tenenbaums” Best role: We might still be recovering from his powerful performance as Richie in “The Royal Tenenbaums.” Bring the tissues.
Andrew Wilson – 3
With his brothers Owen and Luke, Andrew appeared in Anderson’s first three films but followed Luke’s path after “The Royal Tenenbaums” and hasn’t returned to Anderson’s lineup. Featured in: “Bottle Rocket,” “Rushmore,” “The Royal Tenenbaums” Best role: His Texan drawl is perfect for his performance as Future Man in “Bottle Rocket.”
Willem Dafoe – 3
Dafoe should be in more films, period. It’s only right he’s now paired up with one of the greatest directors. Featured in: “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou,” “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel” Best role: Who knew Dafoe’s calling was as a rat? In “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” he’s delightfully psychotic and frightening.
Jeff Goldblum – 3
Goldblum isn’t in every Wes Anderson movie, but it certainly feels like he should be. His unmatchable quirkiness and wit are a perfect match with the tone of Anderson’s films. Featured in: “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Isle of Dogs” Best role: The ill-fated Deputy Kovacs in “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is an absolute gem.
Seymour Cassel – 3
From one pioneering indie writer/director to another. Cassel rose to prominence in John Cassavetes’ films, of which he was featured in six of. Here’s hoping he returns to work with Anderson on future projects. Featured in: “Rushmore,” “The Royal Tenenbaums,” “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou” Best role: He’s dear old dad in “Rushmore,” a fake doctor in “The Royal Tenenbaums,” and a diver who was eaten by a shark in “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.” Take your pick. They’re all great.
Harvey Keitel – 3
Keitel belongs to not only Anderson’s troupe of frequent players, but also to Quentin Tarantino’s, Martin Scorsese’s, and Ridley Scott’s. Featured in: “Moonrise Kingdom,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Isle of Dogs” Best role: It’s incredible to see Keitel as a “commander” in a boy scout troop in “Moonrise Kingdom.”
Adrien Brody – 3
The Oscar winner has only had a few chances to shine in Anderson’s repertoire, but this pairing seems like a perfect fit so hopefully there are more roles to come for Brody. Featured in: “The Darjeeling Limited,” “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel” Best role: Brody is excellent as the slicked-back, seedy and greedy son Dmitri Desgoffe und Taxis in “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”
Bob Balaban – 3
In an interview with The AV Club after “Moonrise Kingdom,” Balaban had nothing but kind words for Anderson and the way he films, so it’s no surprise he’s remained a part of each cast since. Featured in: “Moonrise Kingdom,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Isle of Dogs” Best role: Being a narrator is tough, but Balaban makes it look like a breeze in “Moonrise Kingdom.”
Kumar Pallana – 4
Pallana was in Anderson’s first three films, and he also made it into “The Darjeeling Limited” as the “old man.” Pallana passed away in 2013. Featured in: “Bottle Rocket,” “Rushmore,” “The Royal Tenenbaums,” “The Darjeeling Limited” Best role: Pagoda! (“The Royal Tenenbaums”)
Jason Schwartzman – 5
Yet another career owed to Anderson. Schwartzman was 17 when he starred as the eccentric Max Fischer in “Rushmore.” He’s the quintessential Anderson player: he more than easily plays the disenchanted youth and his fast, monotone delivery pairs perfectly with Anderson’s dialogue. Featured in: “Rushmore,” “The Darjeeling Limited,” “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel” Best role: As the aforementioned quintessential disenchanted youth, Schwartzman shined in “Rushmore” and “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” so it’s a tie between the two.
Owen Wilson – 7
Wilson and Anderson launched each other’s careers. Anderson’s first feature film “Bottle Rocket,” which Martin Scorsese named one of the best films of the 1990s, is Wilson’s first credited acting role. Wilson has worked the most collaboratively with Anderson, as he has not only acted in six of his films but also co-wrote the auteur’s first three films: “Bottle Rocket,” “Rushmore,” and “The Royal Tenenbaums.” Featured in: “Bottle Rocket,” “Rushmore” (he has an uncredited role as Ms. Cross’ deceased husband), “The Royal Tenenbaums,” “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou,” “The Darjeeling Limited,” “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel” Best role: Though “Bottle Rocket” was his breakthrough and he’s anything but “not a genius” in “The Royal Tenenbaums, Wilson’s role in “The Darjeeling Limited” is unlike most of his other credits. He gets a lot more screen time and deserves it.
Bill Murray – 8
Any time there’s a new Anderson movie announced, it’s a pretty safe bet to assume Murray will be attached to the project. Murray’s role in “Rushmore,” Anderson’s second feature film, revitalized his career. He has starred in every Anderson film since. Featured in: “Rushmore,” “The Royal Tenenbaums,” “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou,” “The Darjeeling Limited,” “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Isle of Dogs” Best role: Sure, he played the titular role in “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou,” but Murray’s first performance as Herman Blume in “Rushmore” just can’t be beaten.

Abubakar Bello: Governor assents to N135.2bn 2018 budget

The figure showed an increase of N6 billion from the N128.10 billion presented to the house by Bello on Dec. 14, 2017. Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger on Wednesday in Minna assented to the N134.286 billion 2018 budget of the state tagged “Peoples Budget”.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalled that the State House of Assembly had on March 15 passed the budget into law.The figure showed an increase of N6 billion from the N128.10 billion presented to the house by Bello on Dec. 14, 2017.Speaking at the ceremony, the governor said the passage of the budget would make government machineries fully operational towards uplifting the living standards of the people.“We don’t have any excuse to fail as a government, as we have to put in more effort to ensure that we achieve full implementation of the 2018 budget,” Bello said.He explained that the budget would focus more on rural development and execution of key projects in the state.Bello commended the legislature for its support towards the implementation of government’s programmes as well as for the cordial relationship existing between the executive and legislatures in the state.Earlier, Alhaji Ahmed Marafa, Speaker of the State House of Assembly, lauded the state government for adequate provision for various sectors of the economy in the budget.Marafa gave assurance that the legislative arm of government would continue to support the government.

Dapchi Girls: Boko Haram warns parents to marry off daughters

The terrorists warned witnesses that the girls should never be put in school again. Boko Haram issued stern warnings to the parents of the schoolgirls kidnapped from Dapchi, Yobe State last month to desist from sending their girls to school and advised that they marry them off instead.Terrorists had driven a yet-to-be-determined number of schoolgirls back to the town early on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, a month after abducting the girls from their school hostel.The Associated Press reported that the terrorists warned witnesses that the girls should never be put in school again.According to another report by the News Agency of Nigeria, one of the residents, Mohammed Ali, said the terrorists argued the girls should be married off instead.He said, “The girls were personally brought back by the insurgents. I shook hands with two of them, very young men but well armed. They warned us against sending girls to school, arguing they should be married.”101 girls confirmed freedThe Federal Government had earlier confirmed that 101 out of the abducted 110 schoolgirls have already been confirmed to be free.The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed had earlier issued updates where he initially said 76 had been documented, before updating it to 91 girls and one boy.During the previous update, he said, “Many of the children that were released were not dropped in one place – they were dropped on the road. They went back, naturally, to their parents houses and are now being asked to come and be documented at the centre.”He disclosed that the girls were released through back-channel efforts and with the help of some friends of the country, and that it was unconditional.He said, “For the release to work, the government had a clear understanding that violence and confrontation would not be the way out as it could endanger the lives of the girls, hence a non-violent approach was the preferred option.”Within the period when the girls were being brought back, operational pause was observed in certain areas to ensure free passage and also that lives were not lost.”He said the number of the freed girls would be updated after the remaining ones have been documented.Dapchi abductionBoko Haram militants invaded Government Girls Science and Technical Secondary School in Dapchi, Bursari local government area of Yobe on Monday, February 19, 2018, and abducted 110 schoolgirls.According to accounts by residents, the terrorists invaded the town around 7 pm in over 18 gun trucks mounted with high caliber weapons.The abduction was a repeat of another Boko Haram attack that happened when militants invaded Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok and kidnapped 276 female students in April 2014.After several escapes and releases, 112 of the girls remain in captivity of the deadly terrorist group.

Big Brother Naija: Viewers react to Cee-C and Alex’s heated fight

Cee-C tells Alex that they are not on the same level. Alex reminds her that there are in the same house, chasing the same 45 million naira. Big Brother Naija housemates Cee-C and Alex got into a heated quarrel on Day 51. It’s still unknown what led to the fight, but during the verbal exchange, Cee-C told Alex that she is way below her. She also reminded her that she is yet to finish school, and advised her to learn from people higher than her. Alex responded and reminds Cee-C that despite her high education, they are in the same place, chasing the same 45 million naira. She also called Cee-C out for always talking about her fellow housemates behind them. While the fight was happening, the men sat and simply watched. The only housemate who seemed interested was Nina, who appeared to be cheering Alex. Check out social media reactions                                 Cee-C currently has two strikes. A third strike from Biggie would lead to her disqualification from the house. This weekend, two of the evicted housemates will re-enter the house to compete for the prize money.