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Rihanna back as Tom Ford promises new era for New York fashion week

Tom Ford, Rihanna, and the return of big names including Tommy Hilfiger herald a promised new era for New York Fashion Week which kicks off Friday after a run of underwhelming seasons.
*Chigozie Obioma (Nigeria), “An Orchestra of Minorities” (Little Brown)

Chigozie Obioma, Salman Rushdie, four others fight for $60,325 Booker Prize

For more than 50 years, the Booker Prize has recognised outstanding fiction in the English-speaking world and is considered one of the top literary awards.
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AFRIMA: West Africa leads with 38 percent entries

Of the 8,157 entries submitted in 2019, Western Africa led the pack with 38 percent of the total entries followed by Southern Africa with 24 percent.
It's called the Year of Return, where people of African descent are encouraged to go to Ghana to mark 400 years since the first enslaved Africans were brought to what became the United States.

NAACP delegation visits Ghana for ‘Year of Return’

It's called the "Year of Return," where people of African descent are encouraged to go to Ghana to mark 400 years since the first enslaved Africans were brought to what became the United States. This week, a delegation from the U.S. civil rights organization National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is in Ghana visiting the sites of their ancestors.
Mary Robinette Kowal’s The Calculating Stars (the first in her Lady Astronaut series) won Best Novel

Women sweep the Hugo Awards

The 2019 Hugo Awards were held on August 18th at the Dublin World Science Fiction Convention (also known as Worldcon) to honor the best science fiction and fantasy works from the last year.

Professor: Tourism investment key to economic development

A professor of Tourism and Hospitality Management at the Ekiti State University Ado Ekiti, Prof. Funso Isolaowa Afolabi, has said tourism has a major role to play in the development of the country’s economy.

Seyi Law tackles racism at ‘Seyilaw fast and funny’

At the weekend, award-winning stand-up comedian, Seyi Aletile Lawrence, a.k.a Seyilaw, held his annual comedy show tagged, ‘Seyilaw Fast and Funny: Blacker than Ever Edition’, a show which had in attendance celebrities from all walks of life.
An Ogun Masquerade, Danafojura, pulled a fire stunt at an event attended by residents of the state at Ojude Oba Festival on Aug. 13.

Video: Masquerade set ablaze comes out unhurt

An Ogun Masquerade, Danafojura, pulled a fire stunt at an event attended by residents of the state at Ojude Oba Festival on Aug. 13.
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List of Teen Choice Award winners

August 11, 2019 was a big eventful day as The Teen Choice Awards 2019 took place at Hermosa Beach California, amidst fans and celebrities worldwide.
Mr Nigeria, Nelson Enwerem, departed the country on Monday for the 2019 Mr World Pageant in the Philippines, with an appeal for votes by his countrymen.

Mr Nigeria: More votes, more chances of winning Mr World

The current Mr Nigeria, Nelson Enwerem, a seasoned model and fashion designer, has appealed to Nigerians to increase their votes and likes for him at the ongoing 2019 Mr World contest.
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Nigerian writer Ayobami Adebayo wins 9mobile prize

Nigerian writer, Ayobami Adebayo, has emerged winner of 2018 edition of 9mobile Prize for Literature, the most prestigious literature prize for first time fiction writers of African origin. She received a prize of £15,000 and a Montblanc Meisterstück pen among others.
Reality star, Alex Asogwa, aka Alex Unusual was auctioned in Abuja, for 300,000 Naira to raise funds for cancer patients.

Ex-BBNaija housemate Alex Unusual now in New York Film Academy

Alex Asogwa aka Alex Unusual, BBNaija (S3) 3rd runner-up has been admitted into the New York Film Academy.
The Director General of NCAC,Olusegun Runsewe(middle) flanged by members of the Diplomatic community at the PRE-INAC Expo 2019 Diplomatic Dinner in Abuja.

NCAC to celebrate outing-going envoys to Nigeria

The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) says it has planned to henceforth hold cultural farewell celebrations in honour of envoys posted to the country at their departure to promote cultural diplomacy.
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Three Nigerian authors make 2019 Booker Prize longlist

Three Nigerian authors, Oyinkan Braithwaite, Chigozie Obioma and Bernardine Evaristo made the longlist for the 2019 Booker Prize.
Cinema is not just for the sighted in Cuba, where the blind and visually impaired can also go to the movies thanks to a program called “Touching the Light.”

In Cuba, the blind also enjoy movies

Cinema is not just for the sighted in Cuba, where the blind and visually impaired can also go to the movies thanks to a program called “Touching the Light.”

Eight-year old wins Kwadie events dance competition

Eight-year-old Jeremy Ikoli on Sunday defeated 12 other contestants to win the 2019 edition of the Kwadie Events dance competition in Abuja.
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Google celebrates late Nigerian novelist Buchi Emecheta

Google on Sunday celebrated Nigerian novelist, Buchi Emecheta, with its Doodle on what would have been her 75th birthday.
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Emmys: ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ lead nominations

The HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’ and the ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ got the most nominations for the 71st annual Emmy Awards. Newsmen report that in the nomination list, announced on Tuesday, ‘Game of Thrones’...

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Ten years ago, Nigeria accounted for half of the world's polio cases, but following an aggressive vaccination program, the African nation is on the verge of being declared polio-free.

Nigerian polio survivor gives hope to thousands

Ten years ago, Nigeria accounted for half of the world's polio cases, but following an aggressive vaccination program, the African nation is on the verge of being declared polio-free. Despite the milestone, Nigeria's many polio survivors are left to struggle with their disabilities, although one survivor has found a way to provide support and hope for thousands.
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Abortion, same-sex marriage now legal in Northern Ireland

Same-sex marriage and abortion became legal in Northern Ireland at the stroke of midnight Tuesday.

Enugu government reiterates plans to fight insecurity

Enugu State Government says it will not succumb to recent incidences of insecurity in the state and has reiterated its commitment to security of lives and property of the people.
Google has officially announced that it’s achieved quantum supremacy in a new article published in the scientific journal Nature.

Google confirms ‘quantum supremacy’ breakthrough

Google has officially announced that it’s achieved quantum supremacy in a new article published in the scientific journal Nature. The announcement comes exactly one month after it initially leaked, when Google’s paper was accidentally published early.

Two Benineses arraigned for stealing employer’s property worth N36 million

Two Benineses who allegedly stole their employer’s jewelry and property worth N38 million on Wednesday appeared in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.