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Nigerian Nneka Arimah wins £10,000 Caine Prize for African Writing

Nigerian-born Lesley Nneka Arimah has won the 20th edition of the Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story ‘Skinned’. She emerged from a shortlist of five writers, that also included another Nigerian, Tochukwu Emmanuel Okafor, who wrote ”All Our Lives”.
Tunde Kelani

Oscars: Tunde Kelani, two other Nigerians make Academy’s members list

Three Nigerians have made The Academy of Motion Picture, Arts and Sciences newly released a diverse list of 842 members.
Burna Boy’s mother, Bose Ogulu got a rapturous response following an epic acceptance speech at the BET Awards on Monday.

BET Awards: Burna Boy’s mother shines with moving acceptance speech

Burna Boy’s mother Bose Ogulu got a rapturous response following an epic acceptance speech at the BET Awards on Monday.
Cardi B performs onstage at the 2019 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown-Getty Images for BET)

Full list of winners at the 2019 BET Awards

Regina Hall hosted the 19th annual BET Awards ceremony, which aired live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Multichoice, organiser of the Big Brother Naija, has revealed the names of ten shortlisted candidates likely to make it to the house for the 2019 edition of the reality TV show. #BBNaija

BBNaija season four winner to smile home with N60 million worth of prizes

Organisers of the Big Brother Nigeria have announced that the winner of the upcoming fourth season will walk away with 60 million Naira worth of prizes.
National Film Institute, Jos

Film institute trains practitioners on digital cinematography

The Nigeria Film Institute, Jos has organised a professional training on digital cinematography and non-linear editing for 240 film practitioners.
Nollywood star, Mercy Johnson Okojie is set to lunch her new ‘kitchen talk show’ called Mercy’s Menu in July.

Mercy Johnson set to lunch Mercy’s Menu cook-talk show

Nollywood star Mercy Johnson Okojie is set to lunch her new ‘kitchen talk show’ called Mercy’s Menu in July.

Mo Abudu chairs 47th International Emmy Awards in New York

Mo Abudu, the The EbonyLife TV boss, has been named as the Chair of the 47th International Emmy Awards Gala set to be held in New York on November 25.
Olusegun Runsewe

Segun Runsewe: Nigeria is home to rich handicrafts

Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, the Director-General of National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) says that Nigeria is the home of rich cultural handicrafts in the world.
Oscar

Oscar dates shifted in 2021, 2022 for Olympics, Super Bowl

The Oscars will take place in late February in 2021 and 2022 to accommodate the Olympics, Super Bowl and other events, organizers said Tuesday.
The Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC), organisers of ZUMA Film Festival (ZUFF), has announced that the 2019 edition of the film fiesta will hold on Dec. 1 to Dec. 7 in Abuja.

ZUFF: NFC announces date, calls for film submission

The Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC), organisers of ZUMA Film Festival (ZUFF), has announced that the 2019 edition of the film fiesta will hold on Dec. 1 to Dec. 7 in Abuja.
Dorcas Shola Fapson

Actress Dorcas Fapson trends following adaptation of “I Got Flowers Today’’

Fast-rising Nigerian actress and presenter, Dorcas Fapson, trended on social media platforms following the release of her adaptation of Paulette Kelly’s poem, “I Got Flowers Today’’ (1992).
Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen

Lancelot lmasuen admonishes young artists to build on talents

Dr. Lancelot lmasuen, a movie icon, has admonished youths in Edo State and Nigeria to harness their talents and gifts for their upliftment and development of the nation.
Mati Diop

Mati Diop becomes first black woman to win award at Cannes film festival

Mati Diop, French-Senegalese actress and director, has become the first black female director to win an award in Cannes Film Festival’s 72-year history.

Ibinabo Fiberesima: Nigerian entertainers care less about their health

Nollywood actress, Ibinabo Fiberesima, has said it is worrisome that Nigerian entertainers give little or no attention to their health.
George Martin

Author: ‘Game of Thrones’ books will have different ending

George Martin, the author of the ‘A Song of Ice and Fire,’ book series that inspired HBO’s award-winning drama Game of Thrones, has revealed that the book will have a different ending.

Two Nigerian writers make 2019 Caine Prize shortlist

Two Nigerian writers, Lesley Arimah and Tochukwu Okafor have been shortlisted for the 2019 Caine Prize for African Writing.
Popular Nigerian musicians, Teni, Mr Eazi, and Burna Boy have been nominated alongside Cardi B, Drake and Nipsey Hussle for the 2019 BET awards.

Full List: Teni, Burna boy, Mr Eazi bag 2019 BET award-nominations

Popular Nigerian musicians, Teni, Mr Eazi, and Burna Boy have been nominated alongside Cardi B, Drake and Nipsey Hussle for the 2019 BET awards.

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Tribunal: President Buhari, APC, INEC not calling witnesses in HDP petition

President Mohammadu Buhari, his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have said they do not intend to call any witness in the petition by the Hope Democratic Party (HDP) and its presidential candidate in the last election, Ambrose Owuru.
India launched its very first lunar lander bound for the surface of the Moon.

India successfully launches its first lunar lander bound for the moon

Chandrayaan-2 consists of an orbiter, as well as a lander named Vikram and a rover named Pragyan, which all launched on top of an Indian GSLV MK-III rocket at 5:13AM ET on Monday, July 22nd.
The Federal Road Safety Corps has warned motorists to avoid the Lagos-Ibadan expressway because of traffic gridlock at Ibafo-Magboro, up to the Long Bridge.

Report: Motorists agonize daily on Lagos roads

The Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway appears to be one of the worst roads to ply in the state with motorists spending hours on the road daily, due to severe dilapidation of the road.
Denmark-based striker Paul Onuachu fired home from outside the box to score the only goal of the game.

Club Brugge make €5 million bid to sign Paul Onuachu from Midtylland

Onuachu is expected to leave Danish outfit, FC Midytlland this summer following an impressive season with the club last season.
Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir has directed immediate transfer of gas explosion victims presently receiving treatment at in Tafawa-Balewa General Hospital for proper medical care.

Bauchi governor directs immediate transfer of gas explosion victims for proper medical care

Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir has directed immediate transfer of gas explosion victims presently receiving treatment at in Tafawa-Balewa General Hospital for proper medical care.