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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.

Tourism has been relegated in Nigeria – Muyiwa Ladipo

In his words, “We are inching towards making Ogun State a place to visit. We have even reconstructed Federal roads and we are not stopping. You will all give us kudos in the years to come.”

Yobe govt to rebuild Birnin Ngazargamu, last headquarters of Kanem Borno Empire

The Yobe Government says it is rebuilding the 15th century Birnin Ngazargamu, the last headquarters of the Kanem Borno Empire under the ‘Mai’ Dynasty, to boost tourism and academic research.

Missing Nigerian painting found in London

A missing painting of a Nigerian princess that attained an almost mythical status after going decades unseen has been discovered in a north London flat.

Kannywood actress Rahama Sadau urges aspiring actors to be focused

Kannywood actress, Rahama Sadau, has called on aspiring actors and actresses to be focused and believe in their ability to make it to the top in the industry.

Alex Ekubo appeals for budgetary provisions for entertainment industry

Nollywood actor Alex Ekubo has called on the Federal Government to make budgetary provisions for the nation’s entertainment industry to improve quality and attract revenue for the government.

Nigerian photographer Yagazie Emezi wins Getty Images Award

Nigerian documentary photographer, Yagazie Emezi, has been awarded the Inaugural Creative Bursary Award by Getty Images.

List of 2018 Grammy awards winners

Retro R&B star Bruno Mars was the surprise big winner Sunday at the Grammy Awards, with a clean sweep of the top awards including Album, Record and Song of the Year, and six overall.

Nigerian movie producer plans cultural carnival in Scandinavia

Mr Stephen King, a Denmark based Nigerian movie producer and director says a Nigerian Cultural Heritage Carnival will take place in the Scandinavia from May 2 to May 5.

‘The Shape of Water’ leads 2018 Oscars with 13 nominations

Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’ is second with eight nominations while Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboard Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ has seven nominations.

Nigeria’s first storey building still standing 171 years after

The first storey building in Nigeria located in Badagry, Lagos State has recorded 9,009 visitors in 2017, Mr Hodonu Daniel, the officer in charge of the site, said on Wednesday.

Get Out and Black-ish win big at NAACP Image Awards

The award which honours people of colour in entertainment and literature as well as individuals who promote social justice through creative endeavours named the director of A Wrinkle In Time, Ava DuVernay, the Entertainer of the Year.

Saudi Arabia begins screening films after 35 years ban

Saudi Arabia began screening feature-length animated children’s films, at the weekend, in a makeshift theater, after a 35-year-old ban on cinemas was lifted in the conservative Islamic kingdom.

Burkina Faso’s Loango open-air museum attracts tourists

Located about 30 kilometers north-east of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, Loango’s open-air museum has become an essential sanctuary for many national and foreign tourists who love granite sculptures.

Davido wins big at Soundcity MVP Awards

The 2017 Edition of Soundcity MVP Awards which held at the Eko Convention Center, Victoria Island, Lagos, ended on Saturday morning.

Nigerian universities lack technology to teach movie productions – Bikiya Graham-Douglas

Bikiya Graham-Douglas, a thespian has said that Nigerian Universities lacked the prerequisite technology to teach and help scale up modern day movie, theatre and cinematography production education in Nigeria.

No fewer than 26 states to participate in Calabar cultural carnival – official

No fewer than 26 states will be participating in the 2017 Calabar carnival, scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Mr Gabe Onah, Chairman of the Carnival Commission has said.

Ali Baba returns with January 1st concert, unveils new TV show

Alibaba’s January 1st concert, a brainchild of the ace comedian, will be held for the fourth year running on the first day of 2018.

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Lagosians express concerns following NAFDAC’s alert on using paracetamol for food preparation

Following recent alert by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on the use of paracetamol tablets in food preparation, some Lagosians have expressed shock and disappointment.
Nigeria;s striker, Victor Osimhen, has been sanctified fit and ready by medical doctors to play for Lille against Monaco on Saturday in the French Ligue 1 encounter.

Victor Osimhen on target in Lille’s Coupe de la Ligue win

Victor Osimhen scored the second goal as Lille defeated Gonfreville 2-0 in a Coupe de la Ligue clash at the Stade Oceans, Le Havre on Saturday afternoon.
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Imo guber: Judiciary, electoral system on trial – Emeka Ihedioha

The sacked governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, has said that the nation’s judiciary and the electoral system have been put on trial.
The Retired Bishop of the Igbomina Diocese, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Rt. Rev Peter James Akinola, has urged South-West governors to remain resolute in their determination to tackle insecurity and ensure ‘Operation Amotekun’ succeeds

Amotekun: Cleric urges South-West governors to remain resolute in your determination to tackle insecurity

The Retired Bishop of the Igbomina Diocese, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Rt. Reverend Peter James Akinola, has urged South-West governors to remain resolute in their determination to tackle insecurity and ensure ‘Operation Amotekun’ succeeds.
In furtherance to boosting the airpower assets of the NAF to tackle current and emerging security threats in the country, the Nigerian Airforce is set to induct two new Augusta 109 Westland Attack helicopters into combat operations.

Nigerian Airforce takes delivery of two new Augusta attack helicopters for combat operations

In furtherance to boosting the airpower assets of the NAF to tackle current and emerging security threats in the country, the Nigerian Airforce is set to induct two new Augusta 109 Westland Attack helicopters into combat operations.