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Desmond Elliot Urges Filmmakers To Fly From Paris To Nice Over Train Strike In France

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Hon. Desmond Elliot has landed in Cannes France for the 2018 edition of Cannes Int’l Film festival which officially opened yesterday.

The lawmaker representing Surulere Constituency in the Lagos State House of Assembly, is among the delegation from Lagos at the global event, otherwise called the word Cup of film festivals.

On arrival in Cannes, he hinted of his stalled plan to board a train to Cannes from Paris, saying; “If you are thinking of using the train (as I was); besides the fact that it’s a 5 hour journey, trains are on strike ooo,” he admonished other Nigerian filmmakers, Lagos State delegates, journalists and tourists who are yet to arrive for the festival.

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The closest airport to Cannes is in Nice, from where buses, cabs or trains are usually boarded to Cannes, but as a tourist, Elliot had planned a train ride, to enable him behold the beautiful sights that the European country holds along that axis

With the ongoing strike by train workers in Paris, Elliot says: “Fly please from Paris to Nice.”

Among the first Nigerians to arrive in Cannes is the Director General of Lagos State Film and Censors Board, Mr. Dele Balogun, who has good news about the Nigerian pavilion.

“As far as arrangement here is concerned, we are good. The location is even better than last year’s.”

This is the second time in row that Lagos State will provide a pavilion for Nigerian contingents in Cannes.



  1. Keep it real

    May 10, 2018 at 12:54 PM

    how did this become a news, isn’t this supposed to be a common sense like find an alternative means to your destination…

    was just on here to check if (BENCH) is back

  2. Y

    May 11, 2018 at 2:24 AM

    Senators, governors, president… they’ll be traveling around the world( France, London, America) but for them to see the good things there (like 24hr electricity, good roads, reasonable healthcare, good schools) and come back to Nigera and implement them they’ll NOT.

    The Nigerian politicians are so satisfied in as much as they and their families are comfortable and are able to jet around the world till kingdom come. There is corruption in Oyinbo countries too, but at least they remember their people by making sure that they do not lack all the aforementioned basic amenities. The politicians over there see themselves as the people’s servants while our Nigerian politicians see Nigerians as their slaves, isn’t it?


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