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Nigeria’s leading art entrepreneur, Yemisi Shyllon, has enjoined stakeholders in art business to enlist the services of insurance underwriters in the storage of art pieces.

Yemisi Shyllon: Insure your artworks against special peril

Nigeria’s leading art entrepreneur, Yemisi Shyllon, has enjoined stakeholders in art business to enlist the services of insurance underwriters in the storage of art pieces.
Participate in the largest lifestyle event of 2019. Style By Zenith 2.0 promises to be 3 days of fun, bargain price yuletide, shopping, games, masterclasses, music performance by top Nigerian artistes and lots more.

Style By Zenith 2.0

Participate in the largest lifestyle event of 2019. Style By Zenith 2.0 promises to be 3 days of fun, bargain price yuletide, shopping, games, masterclasses, music performance by top Nigerian artistes and lots more.
A 41-year-old Nigerian author, Chelochi Onyemelukwe-Onoubia, has clinched the award for best fiction writer at the ongoing Sharjah International Book Fair, in the United Arab Emirates.

Nigerian author wins literary award in UAE

A 41-year-old Nigerian author, Chelochi Onyemelukwe-Onoubia, has clinched the award for best fiction writer at the ongoing Sharjah International Book Fair, in the United Arab Emirates.

Tutu, Christine: Prices of Nigerian contemporary art soar

First there was Tutu, the “African Mona Lisa” sold last year for 1.5 million dollars. Then a second portrait by revered Nigerian painter Ben Enwonwu, called Christine, sold in mid-October, for 1.4 million dollars.
Sola Sobowale at the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA)2019.

Sola Sobowale, Adesua Etomi win at AMAA 2019 — full list

The role of Eniola in the Nigerian movie titled “King of Boys” ensured Sola Sobowale emerges as the Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) 2019.
Author Bernardine Evaristo hopes her Booker Prize-winning novel will help to alter perceptions of black British people among African readers and Britons she sees as grappling with heightened racial tension.

Booker Prize winner Bernardine Evaristo hopes to build ties with African and British readers

Author Bernardine Evaristo hopes her Booker Prize-winning novel will help to alter perceptions of black British people among African readers and Britons she sees as grappling with heightened racial tension.
The Lagos State government will next week celebrate the second edition of the annual Asa festival, one of the state’s recognized festivals.

Lagos celebrates 2019 Asa festival

The Lagos State government will next week celebrate the second edition of the annual Asa festival, one of the state’s recognized festivals.

Cross River governor, NFVCB chief honoured at AIFF 2019

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross Rivers and Mr Adedayo Thomas, the Chief Executive, National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) have been honoured for their contributions to the development of the Nigerian movie industry.
Safiyya Ahmad has won the 2019 BBC Hausa Short Story Writing Competition, with a story titled- “Maraici” (Ophanhood) after beating 25 other contestants.

Safiyya Ahmad wins BBC Hausa short story completion

Safiyya Ahmad has won the 2019 BBC Hausa Short Story Writing Competition, with a story titled: “Maraici” (Ophanhood) after beating 25 other contestants.
Legendary highlife musician, Sir. Victor Uwaifo, has called on government and corporate bodies to take over his private music museum to save it from total rot.

Victor Uwaifo: Why I want government to take over my museum

Legendary highlife musician, Sir. Victor Uwaifo, has called on government and corporate bodies to take over his private music museum to save it from total rot.

Headies: Burna Boy, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, others battle for Artiste of the Year award

Five top Nigerian artistes have been nominated in the Artiste of the Year category for this year’s Headies award
Bernardine Evaristo and Margaret Atwood . Graeme Robertson-The Guardian

Margaret Atwood, Bernardine Evaristo win 2019 Booker Prize

Two women, Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo have emerged the joint winners of the 2019 Booker Prize.
A painting by the Nigerian artist responsible for the African Mona Lisa sold at auction in London on Tuesday for £1.1m (1.3m euros, $1.4m) after the family who owned it googled the signature and realised its importance.

Nigerian painting fetches 1.1m after Google search

A painting by the Nigerian artist responsible for the "African Mona Lisa" sold at auction in London on Tuesday for £1.1m (1.3m euros, $1.4m) after the family who owned it googled the signature and realised its importance.
Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of Rivers State has congratulated Miss Nyekachi Douglas for winning the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) 2019 contest.

Rivers governor congratulates Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2019

Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of Rivers State has congratulated Miss Nyekachi Douglas for winning the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) 2019 contest.
Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka to review Keith Richards’ ‘Never Quite The Insider’ book

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, will be a special guest to review Chief Keith Richards’ latest book, “Never Quite the Insider: a Nigerian Memoir” in Lagos on Thursday, 17 October, 2019.

Creative industry fund: Central bank, Lagos assess National Theatre

The Central Bank of Nigeria and Lagos State Government team on Saturday assessed the National Arts Theatre, Lagos ahead of new investment plan that includes building a Creative Industry Park at the Theatre.
Marc Adebesin, Publicity Director of UK Nollywood Producers Guild, in a statement listed the films by different directors as “Dear Bayo by Inoh Umoren”, “Nimbe by Seun Dania”, “The Birth by Abbey Lanre” and “Last Request by James Abinibi“, “A date with my husband by Okey Zubelu” and “Kissing Shadow by Chinedu Omorie”.

Six Nollywood movies nominated for 2019 UK film festival award

Six movies have been selected for honours at the final of the 2019 UK Nollywood Film Festival (UKNFF), organised by the UK Nollywood Producers Guild.
Akindele Justina Temitayo, a 200-level student of History and International Studies department, Federal University Oye-Ekiti has emerged Miss Ekiti 2019.

Federal university student emerges Miss Ekiti 2019

Akindele Justina Temitayo, a 200-level student of History and International Studies department, Federal University Oye-Ekiti has emerged Miss Ekiti 2019.

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Japan’s SoftBank plans to merge internet unit Yahoo Japan with messaging app operator Line to create a $30 billion tech giant, as it bags struggling internet companies to bulk up against rivals like Rakuten.

SoftBank proposes $30 billion merger between Yahoo Japan and Line

Japan’s SoftBank plans to merge internet unit Yahoo Japan with messaging app operator Line to create a $30 billion tech giant, as it bags struggling internet companies to bulk up against rivals like Rakuten.
Prosecutors have called for Quim Torra to be declared ineligible for public office for 20 months, which would make it impossible for him to remain president of the wealthy region.

Catalan president goes on trial for ‘disobedience’

The president of Catalonia’s regional government went on trial in Barcelona on Monday for “disobedience” after refusing to remove separatist symbols from public buildings, amid heightened tensions in the Spanish region.

Federal government should focus more on wellness, less on disease – MWAN chief

The Federal government must change its current focus on the treatment and cure of diseases and, rather, embrace the practice of taking care of the overall wellness of Nigerians if the currently poor health indices of the country are to improve.
The minority leader, Ndudi Elumelu, who stated this yesterday, in a statement by his Special Adviser (Legal) Oyorima Idahosa, dismissed allegations of disloyalty leveled against them by the party leadership.

House of Reps minority leader blasts PDP national chairman over ‘unguarded utterance’

Leader of the Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu, has expressed shock over what he described as “unprecedented and unguarded” comments credited to the national chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus via one of his aides.
Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa says he’s excited staging a return to the national team after missing out recent games due to injury.

Super Eagles captain rates Lesotho’s Crocodiles high despite 4-2 win

Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has applauded Lesotho’s Crocodiles despite Nigeria’s 4-2 win in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match on Sunday, November 17, at Maseru.