Netflix estimates “Squid Game” to be worth $900m

Netflix has estimated the TV series Squid Game to be worth almost $900 million (€776m), according to Bloomberg. The nine-part series, which has become very popular since its launch in October, cost only $21.4m (€18.5m) to produce – about $2.4m…

“Disheartened”: Activist reacts to Dave Chappelle’s jokes about transgender people

Netflix is defending Dave Chappelle’s new comedy special after it has been criticized as transphobic by some LGBTQ+ advocates, artists and employees. Chappelle’s special, “The Closer,” which debuted on Netflix last week, includes several minutes of jokes about trans people.…

*Lagos dispatch rider dies after ramming into bus (Punch)*Assembly approves Sanwo-Olu’s request to amend 2021 budget (Guardian)

Lagos dispatch rider dies after ramming into bus (Punch) A dispatch rider with a delivery company, Q-Link Delivery Services, has been killed after colliding with a commercial bus on the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos State. PUNCH Metro gathered that the…

Netflix sued N5m over one line in “The Queen’s Gambit”

Netflix’s miniseries about a fictional female chess player The Queen’s Gambit is under fire. A line in the final episode directly references real-life chess grandmaster Nona Gaprindashvili, who filed a lawsuit Thursday calling for it to be removed, according to…

Netflix releases “Swallow” trailer

Netflix has released the trailer for Swallow the film adaptation of Sefi Atta’s book directed by Kunle Afolayan,  Set in 1980s Lagos, Swallow sees Afolayan continue his cinematic exploration of bygone eras. The riveting drama-thriller weaves a compelling tale around…

*Drug Abuse: Lagos building one of Africa’s largest rehab centre (Tribune)*UI, UNILAG, Covenant listed in World Best University ranking (Guardian)

Drug Abuse: Lagos building one of Africa’s largest rehab centre (Tribune) Lagos State government, on Monday, said it is currently building a rehabilitation centre, considered to be one of the largest in Africa, to address issues of increasing victims of…

*1 feared dead as vehicles crash on Third Mainland Bridge (Guardian)*Tribunal orders Multichoice to pay FG N900b tax backlog (Punch)

1 feared dead as vehicles clash on Third Mainland Bridge (Guardian) One person is feared dead in an accident that occurred on the Third Mainland Bridge in Iyana Oworo area of Lagos State on Wednesday. An eyewitness said the victim…

US CDC recommends some vaccinated people resume wearing masks indoors

Just two months after lifting the COVID-19 mask mandate, the CDC is now recommending that some vaccinated people should resume wearing masks indoors in areas with high or substantial transmission of COVID-19. CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky made the announcement…

Netflix releases new “King of Boys: The Return of the King” teaser

Netflix has released a teaser for the upcoming seven-part series for King of Boys: The Return of the King. In the teaser, Eniola Salami (Sola Sobowale) is ambushed by the media when she returns from a five-year exile. But, to…

*Soldier kills self after killing Customs officer at Seme (DailyTrust)*3 Lagos LG traffic officers arrested for extorting motorists (Punch)

Soldier kills self after killing Customs officer at Seme (DailyTrust) A customs officer has been shot dead by a soldier at Seme border in Lagos State. A witness told Daily Trust that the incident happened on Wednesday night. The witness,…

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