Frances McDormand joins double Oscar winners club

Frances McDormand has made her name playing combative, long-suffering women like the rage-filled, grieving mother she portrays in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” a role that earned her a second Oscar on Sunday.

Artistes want federal govt to provide enabling environment for better performance

A renowned artiste and film actor Dr Sam Dede, has called on the Federal Government to provide an enabling environment for artistes to perform better.

Olawunmi Bayode breaks Guinness record in longest marathon reading aloud

A Nigerian Olawunmi Bayode has set a new Guinness Record in the “Longest Marathon Reading Aloud” Category.

ECOWAS partners Nigeria to safeguard heritage resources

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has extended hands of fellowship to the federal government towards the protection of county’s heritage resources.

Saudi begins issuing cinema licences

Saudi Arabia began issuing licences Thursday to operate cinemas in the kingdom ahead of their reopening after a decades-long ban was lifted as part of a far-reaching liberalisation drive.

Lagos govt unveils 2018 calendar of arts, culture to attract tourists

Lagos State Government has released the state’s calendar containing over 70 arts and culture programmes for 2018 aimed at to promoting its tourism potential.

Princess Tutu’s paint sells for record N508m

Ben Enwonwu’s paint of Ile-Ife princess, Adetutu Ademiluyi, known as Tutu, has fetched in a London auction £1, 205,000, four times more than expected.

Ben Enwonwu’s painting ‘Tutu’ auctioned for record £1.2m

A long-lost portrait of a Nigerian princess dubbed the “African Mona Lisa” sold at auction in London on Wednesday for £1.2 million (1.4 million euros, $1.7 million), exceeding estimates and setting a record for the artist.

Gospel Music Africa Season One announces audition dates

Gospel Music Africa (GMA) competition is officially set to kick off Auditions in Abuja April, 19, Owerri April 24 and Lagos April 30.

American comedian Kristina Wong to perform at Lagos Theatre Festival

Kristina Wong, an American performance artist and comedian, is in Nigeria for the Lagos Theatre Festival.

Frenzied search for Adetutu Ademiluyi as paint goes on record sale

Few days to the record auction in London of Ben Enwonwu’s paint of an Ile-Ife princess, Adetutu Ademiluyi, there has been increasing curiosity to know more about the princess, whether she is alive or dead.

Ford Foundation donates $600,000 to Lagos govt for Museum project

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Monday said the Ford Foundation had provided $600,000 for the architectural design of the proposed Lagos Museum to be sited at the old Presidential Lodge, Marina, Lagos.

Wole Soyinka travels to Haiti for Art’s ‘meetings from here and elsewhere’

Nigerian Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, will travel to Port-au-Prince, the Haitian capital, for a series of meetings at the invitation of Laboratorio Contemporary Arts in the frame of the series ‘Meetings from here and elsewhere.’

Ayobami Adebayo’s novel long-listed for Wellcome Book Prize

Ayobami Adebayo, author of the novel Stay with Me, has been long-listed for the £30,000 Wellcome Book Prize, the organisers announced.


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NBA vows to continue protest over Lagos land use charge

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French ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy held in Libya financing probe

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was taken into police custody on Tuesday for questioning over suspected Libyan financing of his 2007 election campaign, a source close to the inquiry told AFP.

World Water Day: Lagos water corporation carries out free water tests

The Lagos Water Corporation on Tuesday said the Corporation would carry out three-Day water tests in its eight operational regions in Lagos State, to mark the 2018 World Water Day.

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A Grade 1 Area Court in Karu, Abuja, on Tuesday sentenced a 28-year-old man, Nura Ahmed, to five months imprisonment for stabbing a man on the head with a knife.

General Boroh: Establishment of modular refineries will end youth restiveness in Niger Delta

The Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Brig-Gen. Paul Boroh, says the establishment and operations of modular refineries in the Niger Delta will end youth restiveness in the region.

Salisu Yusuf: Joel Obi fit to play for Super Eagles

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PCNI trains 300 teachers on trauma control in Adamawa

The Presidential Committee for the North-East Initiative (PCNI) has commenced the training of 300 primary school teachers on trauma control and other psycho-social support in Adamawa.

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