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Laura Dern, winner of the award for best performance by an actress in a supporting role for “Marriage Story”, poses in the press room at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. AP

2020 Oscars: Laura Dern wins best supporting actress for ‘Marriage Story’

Laura Dern’s turn as a steely divorce attorney in “Marriage Story” made the case with Oscar jurors, who completed her awards season sweep by awarding her the best-supporting actress trophy.
South Korean director Bong Joon-ho accepts the award for Best International Feature Film for “Parasite” during the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020. (Photo by Mark RALSTON - AFP)

South Korea hails top prize for ‘Parasite’ at Oscars

South Koreans reacted with joy and stunned disbelief Monday to the historic best picture Oscar for “Parasite”, with one film fan suggesting the feat should be recognised with a public holiday.

Minister: Nollywood movies promotes money rituals, encourages kidnapping

Without a doubt, one of the common themes in Nollywood is money rituals. While such stories could be entertaining, especially with the mystical manipulations embedded in them, Minister of Works and Housing and former governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, during the week asked moviemakers to stop telling such stories, because, according to him, money ritual is a myth.
Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, whose production company Higher Ground backed the documentary American Factory, congratulated the film’s directors after their Oscar win Sunday in Documentary Feature.

Obamas’ first film wins best documentary Oscar

The Barack and Michelle Obama-produced film “American Factory” snagged an Oscar on Sunday for best documentary — a win for Netflix, which backed the story of a manufacturing plant in the US Midwest reopened by a Chinese billionaire.
South Korean film “Parasite” was the big winner of the night, taking home four prizes — for best picture, best director, best original screenplay and best international feature film.

Oscar winners in main categories

South Korean film “Parasite” was the big winner of the night, taking home four prizes — for best picture, best director, best original screenplay and best international feature film.
Brad Pitt is the Oscars 2020 winner for Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance as Cliff Booth in Once upon a Time...in Hollywood!

Brad Pitt wins best supporting actor Oscar for ‘Once Upon a Time…’

Brad Pitt’s Oscar win on Sunday marks a fitting comeback for the veteran actor whose personal life, rather than his on-screen roles, have dominated headlines in recent years.
Chinese-American film “The Farewell” delivered a rebuke to its Oscars snub at the Spirit Awards on Saturday, as South Korea’s “Parasite” added a final burst of momentum to its much-hyped Academy Award challenge.

‘Farewell’ rebukes Oscars with Spirit Award win

Chinese-American film “The Farewell” delivered a rebuke to its Oscars snub at the Spirit Awards on Saturday, as South Korea’s “Parasite” added a final burst of momentum to its much-hyped Academy Award challenge.
The organisers of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) on Thursday released the full list of nominees for the coming event.

AMVCA 2020: Full list of nominees

The organisers of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards on Thursday released the full list of nominees for the coming event.

Oscars 2020: No host for the Sunday’s Academy Awards

No one will be assigned to host the 2020 Oscar event on Sunday night after 2019’s host-free experiment merited a rating spike.
The tireless Fast & The Furious film franchise on Friday added another heavy to its pantheon of action stars by officially casting actor and former WWE wrestler John Cena for its upcoming ninth installment.

John Cena joins cast of Fast & Furious 9

The tireless Fast & The Furious film franchise on Friday added another heavy to its pantheon of action stars by officially casting actor and former WWE wrestler John Cena for its upcoming ninth installment.
Nigerian cinemas will receive a new visual visitor to the delight of viewers. Described as the sexiest Nollywood movie ever, ‘Dear Affy’ showcases the creme-de-la-crème of Nollywood’s best collection of male role interpreters.

Nollywood romantic comedy movie Dear Affy presents male cast

On February 14, 2020, Nigerian cinemas will receive a new visual visitor to the delight of viewers. Described as the sexiest Nollywood movie ever, ‘Dear Affy’ showcases the creme-de-la-crème of Nollywood’s best collection of male role interpreters. On February 14, 2020, Nigerian cinemas will receive a new visual visitor to the delight of viewers. Described as the sexiest Nollywood movie ever, ‘Dear Affy’ showcases the creme-de-la-crème of Nollywood’s best collection of male role interpreters.
Winner of Big Brother Naija, Pepper Dem gang, Mercy Eke, will make her Nollywood debut in `Fate of Alakada’, a movie produce by Nigerian actress, Toyin Abraham.

BBNaija winner Mercy Eke makes Nollywood debut in `Fate of Alakada’

Winner of Big Brother Naija, Pepper Dem gang, Mercy Eke, will make her Nollywood debut in `Fate of Alakada’, a movie produce by Nigerian actress, Toyin Abraham.
A few months ago, Netflix revealed its first African original series titled “Queen Sono” was underway.

Netflix’s first African original series to premiere next month

A few months ago, Netflix revealed its first African original series titled “Queen Sono” was underway.
The National Film and Video Censors Board has ordered cinemas nationwide to stop showing a recently released movie, Sugar Rush.

NFVCB lifts ban ‘Sugar Rush’ movie

The federal government has reversed the ban on Sugar Rush in cinemas across the nation.

NFVCB: Why we suspended ‘Sugar Rush’ movie

The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) has given reasons why it suspended Jade Osiberu’s comedy film, ‘Sugar Rush’ from screening in Nigerian cinemas.

NVFCB: Nigerian movies generated almost N7 billion in cinemas in 2019

The National Film and Video Censors Board says Nigerian movies generated nearly between N6.4bn and N6.7bn at cinemas nationwide in 2019.
The National Film and Video Censors Board has ordered cinemas nationwide to stop showing a recently released movie, Sugar Rush.

NVFCB orders cinemas to stop showing Sugar Rush movie

The National Film and Video Censors Board has ordered cinemas nationwide to stop showing a recently released movie, Sugar Rush.
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).

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Ibrahim Ibrahim, an indigene of Zamfara state, who was placed on death row in Saudi Arabia, has been rescued.

Nigeria secures release of national placed on death row in Saudi

Ibrahim Ibrahim, an indigene of Zamfara state, who was placed on death row in Saudi Arabia, has been rescued.

CDHR kicks as hospital detain 10-year old boy in Delta

The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, Delta State, has petitioned the police over the alleged detention of a 10-year-old boy, Prince Emeghene Idiovwa, by the management of a Warri-based private hospital over unpaid medical bills.
Portuguese club Vitoria Guimaraes on Tuesday launched their own investigation and released an anti-racism video after FC Porto striker Moussa Marega was subjected to racist insults at their stadium.

Moussa Marega: Vitoria Guimaraes release statement on racist abuse

Portuguese club Vitoria Guimaraes on Tuesday launched their own investigation and released an anti-racism video after FC Porto striker Moussa Marega was subjected to racist insults at their stadium.
Oyo State Government has commenced the inauguration of Road Safety Clubs and Advocacy program in Secondary Schools within the State.

Oyo takes road safety clubs to schools

Oyo State Government has commenced the inauguration of Road Safety Clubs and Advocacy program in Secondary Schools within the State.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police nab female suspect over ‘fake news’

The Police on Tuesday said they arrested a female suspect over fake news in connection with the kidnap and murder of wife of a Kaduna based medical doctor, Philip Ataga.