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'23 Jump Street', 'Men in Black' crossover movie in the pipeline … 0

'23 Jump Street', 'Men in Black' crossover movie in the pipeline …

The world of Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill s film 23 Jump Street might merge with the Men in Black franchise for a crossover film 23 Jump Street-Men in Black . James Bobin, director of The Muppets and Flight of the Conchords , is in early talks to direct the action comedy, said sources, adding that Sony Pictures Studios plans to start its production in June, reports variety.com. However, a spokesman for the studio had no comment regarding the news.

Hill and Tatum will return to reprise their roles as Jenko and Schmidt, respectively. They are also producing the film. As for Agent Jay and Agent Kay, makers have already made it clear Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones will not be reprising the roles they made famous, as the studio is aiming to relaunch the franchise with younger and fresher faces.

Bobin will reportedly be stepping in for Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who directed the first two movies but are unable to direct the crossover due to their commitment to the Han Solo , which they re helming at Disney.

The idea of intertwining both franchises into one film came to light during the Sony hack crisis in the winter of 2014 when a leaked email from former co-chair Amy Pascal surfaced, containing information regarding Hill s involvement in the hybrid.

The plot details of the film are under wraps.

My Priority Is National Food Security Not Devaluation Of Naira … 0

My Priority Is National Food Security Not Devaluation Of Naira …

My Priority Is National Food Security Not Devaluation Of Naira ~ Buhari My Priority Is Nigerian National Food Security Not Devaluation Of Nigerian Naira, says Buhari, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Saturday that the priority of his administration is to ensure national food security before export of food products. The President said this while contributing to a Presidential Panel Roundtable on Investment and Growth Opportunities at the opening session of Africa 2016: Business for Africa, Egypt and the World at Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. Buhari stressed that Nigeria, being a mono-economy dependent on oil, and with a teeming unemployed youth population, the way out of the current slump in the global oil market, is for the administration to focus on agriculture and solid minerals development.

The land is there and we need machinery inputs, fertilizer and insecticides , he said. Reiterating his opposition to the devaluation of the naira, Buhari said Nigeria could not compete with developed countries which produce to compete among themselves and could afford to devalue their local currencies. Developed countries are competing among themselves and when they devalue they compete better and manufacture and export more.

But we are not competing and exporting but importing everything including toothpicks. So, why should we devalue our currency? the President retorted.

According to him, we want to be more productive and self-sufficient in food and other basic things such as clothing. For our government, we like to encourage local production and efficiency. He added that those who had developed taste for foreign luxury goods should continue to pay for them rather than pressure government to devalue the naira.

The President, who expressed optimism that Nigeria would get out of its current economic downturn, noted that another major problem militating against economic revival is the huge resources deployed toward fighting insurgency and terrorism. He, however, commended the support being received from the international community in the administration s fight against terrorism as well as cooperation in tracing looted funds stashed away in foreign countries. Responding to a question on his performance since he assumed office, the President said his administration had been quite focused on securing the country, reviving the economy and stamping out corruption.

The message on corruption has been driven home vividly and Nigerians are very acceptable to the message. According to him, those accused of stealing public funds are cooperating by voluntarily providing useful information while investigations and prosecutions are ongoing. In his opening address at the Forum, Egypt s President, Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, said Africa needs to concentrate on transforming into knowledge societies using innovation and research.

The President of the African Development Bank (ADB), Akinwumi Adesina, in his message to the event, said: Africa must think big, act big and develop big.

The Presidents of Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Sudan and the Prime Minister of Ethiopia also participated at the Roundtable.

Before departing Egypt, Buhari and his Egyptian counterpart had a bilateral discussion on security, military cooperation, agriculture and solid minerals development. (Sourced from NAN) 58 total views, 1 views today

EU unveils sustainable energy security package 0

EU unveils sustainable energy security package

The European Commission, or the executive body of the European Union (EU), unveiled its energy security package with necessary proposals to equip the EU for global energy transition as well as to be prepared for possible energy supply interruptions. The package sets out a wide range of measures to strengthen the EU s resilience to gas supply disruptions, Xinhua cited a commission statement as saying on Tuesday. These measures include moderating energy demand, increasing energy production in Europe (including from renewables), further developing a well-functioning and fully integrated internal energy market, and diversification of energy sources, suppliers and routes.

Furthermore, the proposals bring more transparency to the European energy market and create more solidarity between the EU member states, the statement said. Energy security dimension is one of the cornerstones of the energy union strategy, a key political priority of the Juncker commission. Today s package focuses on the security of our supply but touches upon all three overarching goals.

By reducing our energy demand and better managing our supply from external sources we are delivering on our promise and enhancing the stability of Europe s energy market, Vice-President responsible for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic said.

The commission said it calls on the European Parliament and the council of the EU to turn Tuesday s proposals into legislation very quickly as a matter of priority to increase Europe s resilience to potential energy disruptions.