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Adekunle Nodash Adejuyigbe

Nodash to represent Nigeria at Pan African Film Festival

Award winning filmmaker, Adekunle ‘Nodash’ Adejuiyigbe, will represent Nigeria at the prestigious Pan-African Film Festival (PAFF).
Sam Mendes, director of 1917, won Golden Globes for best picture – drama and best director. Mike Blake-Reuters

Golden Globes Awards: War film ‘1917’, Awkwafina shine, Netflix flops

War epic “1917” shocked the Golden Globes on Sunday by claiming the top prize for best drama film, while Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” won the most honors, massively boosting their prospects for next month’s Oscars.
The cast of Fleabag. Chris Pizzello-Invision-AP

‘Succession,’ ‘Fleabag’ top TV winners at Golden Globes

The television awards at the Golden Globes are often somewhat overlooked — after all, the industry handed out the Emmys just a few months ago.
A picture taken in Paris on December 31, 2019 shows the book Le Consentement from French writer Vanessa Springora. MARTIN BUREAU-AFP via Getty Images

France opens rape probe after book sparks paedophilia debate

Paris prosecutors on Friday opened a rape probe after a writer published her account of a relationship she had, from the age of 14, with a prominent literary figure much older than her.
Picasso’s Bust of a Woman portrays the photographer Dora Maar, reportedly Picasso’s lover. Steve Vidler-Alamy

Picasso painting worth $26 million attacked in London

A 20-year-old man has been accused of attacking a Picasso painting worth some $26 million at a London art gallery, according to a report.

FAFL announces nominees for Future Africa Leaders Awards

A Non-Governmental Organisation, the Future Africa Leaders Foundation, FALF, has unveiled the 30 nominees for the 2019 Future Africa Leaders Awards, FALA.
Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Governor AbdulRazaq: Kwara government not behind Wizkid concert

The Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, on Thursday denied that the government was behind the popular musical concert that featured pop star, Wizkid, in Ilorin, adding however that the event was a welcome development and could be a springboard to promote entertainment and get local talents hooked to other talents from outside the state.
Africa Magic, the leading provider of entertainment for Africa by Africans and organisers of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, has announced the return of Femi Odugbemi to the position of Head Judge for the 7th edition of the awards.

Filmmaker Femi Odugbemi heads AMVCA panel

Africa Magic, the leading provider of entertainment for Africa by Africans and organisers of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, has announced the return of Femi Odugbemi to the position of Head Judge for the 7th edition of the awards.
Virginia biochemist Camille Schrier won the crown just minutes after wowing the crowd with science. Dressed in a lab coat, she gave a colorful chemistry demonstration of the catalytic decomposition of hydrogen peroxide.

Virginia biochemist Camille Schrier crowned Miss America

Virginia biochemist Camille Schrier won the crown just minutes after wowing the crowd with science. Dressed in a lab coat, she gave a colorful chemistry demonstration of the catalytic decomposition of hydrogen peroxide.
Ten international films, including widely acclaimed offerings from South Korea, Spain and Senegal, are on the shortlist of movies vying for Oscar’s Academy Award nominations.

Ten movies shortlisted for Oscar’s best international film award

Ten international films, including widely acclaimed offerings from South Korea, Spain and Senegal, are on the shortlist of movies vying for Oscar’s Academy Award nominations.
Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh was named Miss World 2019 on Saturday.

Jamaica’s Toni-Ann Singh crowned Miss World 2019

Jamaican psychology student Toni-Ann Singh was crowned Miss World 2019 Saturday at a ceremony in London, with Miss France and Miss India as runners-up in the beauty pageant.
The drawings are nearly twice as old as any previously known narrative scenes. Ratno Sardi-Griffith University

Researchers uncover ‘world’s oldest artwork’ in Indonesian cave

An Indonesian cave painting that depicts a prehistoric hunting scene could be the world’s oldest figurative artwork dating back nearly 44,000 years, a discovery that points to an advanced artistic culture, according to new research.

Federal government to establish community museums to boost tourism – minister

The Federal Government has announced plans to establish community museums as part of efforts to ensure that local communities benefit from tourism.
A performance artist shook up the crowd at the Art Basel show in Miami Beach on Saturday when he grabbed a banana that had been duct-taped to a gallery wall and ate it.

Man eats $120,000 piece of art – a banana taped to wall

A performance artist shook up the crowd at the Art Basel show in Miami Beach on Saturday when he grabbed a banana that had been duct-taped to a gallery wall and ate it.

2019 ZUMA Film Festival closes with grand awards gala

The 2019 annual ZUMA Film Festival (ZUFF), Nigeria’s foremost film fiesta, finally ended on Friday night with a closing ceremony and gala awards amid pomp and pageantry.
‘Anybody’, a song by Afro-fusion star, Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy has been featured on American TV series ‘Ballers’.

Ara: I will protest if Burna Boy does not win Grammy

Beautiful Araola Olumuyiwa Akape, otherwise known as Ara, no doubt, deals in a craft that singles her out in the entertainment industry. But when newsmen chatted her up last Tuesday, she could not hide her joy when the issue of Burna Boys’ nomination came up.
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Saturday reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government towards free and compulsory education of the first nine years of a child school life across the country.

VP Osinbajo harps on culture, tourism in new world order

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says culture and tourism in the new world order are referred to as soft power because of their influence in economic and international relations.

Nigeria to commence campaign on restitution of artefacts

Information and Culture Minister Alhaji Lai Mohammed has called on every museum and individual across the globe that is in possession of Nigeria’s priceless artefacts to initiate dialogue with Nigeria on the basis of return and restitution as well as circulation and loans.

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Boko Haram insurgents have killed Lawan Andimi, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika local government area of Adamawa state.

Disquiet in Adamawa as Boko Haram snubs N50 ransom, kills CAN chair, pastor

Details emerging from the beheading of Michika local government Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) chairman, Rev. Lawan Andimi, suggests that Boko Haram fighters turned down an offer of N50 million during negotiators before beheading the Christian community leader, who they abducted in the early days of January, the state CAN chairman, Bishop Dani Mamza has revealed.
A Federal High court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State has convicted a 21-year-old internet fraudster, Arowolo Ariremako, for defrauding an American $200.

Court convict ‘yahoo boy’ for defrauding American of $200

A Federal High court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State has convicted a 21-year-old internet fraudster, Arowolo Ariremako, for defrauding an American $200.
Frank Lampard looks on during the Premier League match between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park. (Photo by Clive Brunskill-Getty Images)

Frank Lampard determined to make his tenure successful

Frank Lampard is determined to make his tenure at Chelsea a successful one in order to silence the doubters who have criticised the Blues’ string of bad results.
29 Nigerian words and expressions were added in the latest (January 2020) updates of Oxford English Dictionary.

Full list of Nigerian words in Oxford dictionary latest update

29 Nigerian words and expressions were added in the latest (January 2020) updates of Oxford English Dictionary.
Ibrahim Magu

EFCC chief decries UK’s refusal to extradite Diezani Alison-Madueke

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has decried the refusal of the United Kingdom to extradite a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke, to face trial for alleged money laundering in Nigeria.