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The best performances from the 2020 Grammys

The 2020 Grammys offered up a wide range of performances, including hits from pop’s new stars, old-school tributes and a few surprising group acts.
The chief executive of the Recording Academy, Deborah Dugan, has been removed from her position just 10 days before the Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

Grammys chief Deborah Dugan removed days before awards ceremony

The chief executive of the Recording Academy, Deborah Dugan, has been removed from her position just 10 days before the Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
An Ibadan based-comedian, Olakunle Akinsete, popularly known as Shete, says comedy is now a major export in Nigeria.

Shete: Comedy now one of Nigeria’s major exports

An Ibadan based-comedian, Olakunle Akinsete, popularly known as Shete, says comedy is now a major export in Nigeria.
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Oscar nominees emerge as awards row rages over female snubs

The Oscar nominations will Monday reveal which stars and movies have a shot at Hollywood’s ultimate prize, as the industry nervously awaits the number of women and minorities selected.
Controversial musician, Naira Marley, clinched his first major Nigerian award at the 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards on Saturday.

Naira Marley wins first major award at Soundcity MVP Awards — full list of winners

Controversial musician, Naira Marley, clinched his first major Nigerian award at the 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards on Saturday.
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.

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Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano to fumigate 528 schools

The Kano State Government says it will fumigate 528 public and private schools to make it safe for students writing their West African Examination Council (WAEC) in the state.
Super Eagles defender Ola Aina was on duty for Torino as they entertained Williams Ekong’s Udinese in Tuesday’s Serie A game at the Olimpico di Torino.

Ola Aina excited over Torino’s escape from relegation in a ‘rough season’

Super Eagles defender Ola Aina has admitted that Torino had a rough season, but he is a relieved man after his club eventually survived going into relegation.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

Ministers correct National Assembly on sovereign immunity

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, today joined Minister of Transportation, Rt Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, to set the records straight on Nigeria’s sovereignty not being at risk in the country’s loan agreements with China.

Man in court for allegedly stealing three cell phones

A 20-year-old man, Kelvin Sashak, on Tuesday appeared in a Life Camp Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing three cell phones worth N180,000 and other items.

NGO donates protective equipment to hospitals in Kogi

An NGO, Centre for Integrated Health Programmes (CIHP), has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to hospitals across the 21 local government areas of Kogi as measures against COVID-19 pandemic in the state.