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Cambodia bans Hollywood blockbuster ‘Kingsman: Golden Circle’

The Cambodian Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts has banned the Hollywood blockbuster sequel “Kingsman: Golden Circle” from local cinemas, local media reported on Thursday.

David Oyelowo to feature in Disney movie by ‘Moonlight’ writer

British-Nigerian actor David Oyelowo will be featuring in a Disney live-action musical written by ‘Moonlight’ playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney.

Worlds of Islam, Michael Jackson collide in Egyptian film

An Egyptian ultraconservative Muslim preacher hears on his car radio news of the death of Michael Jackson, the pop singer he idolized in his teens, and he becomes so distraught he crashes his car.

Horror on a shoestring: the Blum Manifesto

Veteran movie producer Jason Blum has turned filmmaking on its head -- delighting investors and annoying competitors -- with his innovative "micro-budget" approach to the craft.

Nollywood actor Mr Ibu plans film on xenophobia

Popular Nollywood actor, Mr John Okafor, says he is planning to shoot a movie highlighting the evils of xenophobia.

‘It,’ terrorizing box-office rivals, sets horror-flick record

The new freaky-scary film by that title broke records over the weekend as the largest September opening and largest opening for an R-rated horror film in North American theaters, industry websites reported Sunday.

Ziad Doueiri faces Lebanon army tribunal ‘over film’

French-Lebanese director Ziad Doueiri, whose most recent film won a prize at the Venice Film Festival, was briefly detained after arriving at Beirut airport and must appear at a military tribunal on Monday.

‘Sweet Country’: a look back to Australia’s future

Indigenous Australian director Warwick Thornton hopes his look at one of the darkest periods in his country's past will help it make better decisions in the future.

Apple, Amazon reportedly in the running for James Bond movie rights

Apple and Amazon have reportedly joined the bidding war for James Bond distribution rights, and the companies are willing to spend a lot of money.

Clooney puts poison in Anywhere USA’s peanut butter

New father George Clooney was back in the Venice limelight Saturday with his new film, "Suburbicon," a toxic depiction of 1950s America competing for the film festival's Golden Lion.

Alter Ego, 10 Days in Sun City, others to screen in Toronto

Blockbusters ‘Alter Ego’ and ’10 days in Suncity’ are amongst films selected to be screened at the Nollywood Travel Film Festival, Toronto scheduled for Sept 8 to Sept 10.

Porn site offers to pick up Netflix’s cancelled LGBTQ show

Porn site xHamster has offered to pick up Sense8, the LGBTQ-inclusive show Netflix cancelled in June.

‘Hitman’ bumps off ‘Logan’ to claim box-office lead

Two new movies — “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” and “Logan Lucky” — soared to the top three in North American theaters this weekend, with “Logan” scoring well with critics, but “Hitman” far luckier in ticket sales.

Tom Cruise breaks ankle performing stunts on Mission Impossible set

Veteran Hollywood actor Tom Cruise over the weekend broke his ankle while performing a stunt on the set of the upcoming “Mission: Impossible 6,” causing production on the film to go on hiatus.

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Police redeploy officers accused of selling detained suspects to ritual killers

The Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Lawan Ado, on Monday said the command had redeployed policemen at the Adewole Police Division in Ilorin, over an allegation against them.

Box office glory a piece of cake for ‘Happy Death Day’

Comedy horror slasher "Happy Death Day" had an excuse to celebrate last weekend as it stormed straight to the top of the North American box office, according to industry figures released Monday.

British pop legend Elton John to end Las Vegas residency

Elton John, one of the major musical draws to Las Vegas, will end his residency at Caesar's Palace next year, the casino announced Monday.

Lagos businessman arraigned for defrauding bank of N335m

A 47-year-old businessman, Henry Ekuase, has been brought before an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court, Lagos State, for alleged fraud.

Olauda Equiano: Google celebrates 272nd birthday of Nigerian slave

The latest Google’s Doodle celebrated one of the most prominent Black anti-slavery activist, the first Black political leader and lobbyist in 18th century Britain. A Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google’s homepage that is intended to celebrate holidays, events, achievements and people.

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INEC yet to release timetable, schedule of activities for 2019 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it is yet to officially release the timetable and schedule of activities for the 2019 General Elections.

Reps Speaker Yakubu Dogara gives committees one week to present pending bills

The Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has asked committees with pending bills of about six months to forward to them to “Committee of the Whole’’ within one week.

Plateau confirms new case of Lassa fever

The Plateau State government on Tuesday confirmed a suspected case of Lassa fever in the state.

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed to setup agency to manage health insurance scheme in Kwara

Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, has expressed his administrations readiness to set up an agency to manage the State health insurance scheme.

2019: Godwin Ogbetuo dumps PDP, leads 3000 others to APC in Delta

Ogbetuo said that he had since decamped to the APC but had to formally declare it to his people in Ward 10 and win all his followers and potential PDP members to the party.