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Tunde Kelani

Oscars: Tunde Kelani, two other Nigerians make Academy’s members list

Three Nigerians have made The Academy of Motion Picture, Arts and Sciences newly released a diverse list of 842 members.

Nigerian singer Aramide appointed into Recording Academy Board

Nigerian Afro-soul singer and songwriter, Aramide Sarumoh, has been appointed into the Washington DC’s chapter of the Recording Academy Board of Governors.
Oscar

Oscar dates shifted in 2021, 2022 for Olympics, Super Bowl

The Oscars will take place in late February in 2021 and 2022 to accommodate the Olympics, Super Bowl and other events, organizers said Tuesday.
Adele‘s impending divorce from Simon Konecki might mean that the hitmaker’s multi-million dollar fortune will take a hit.

Pop singer Adele parts with husband

“Adele and her partner have separated,” the emailed statement said. “They are committed to raising their son together lovingly. As always they ask for privacy. There will be no further comment.”
Ibrahim Magu . EFCC

Ibrahim Magu lists challenges, achievements as he defends budget

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, on Thursday, April 4, 2019 defended the Commission’s 2019 budget proposal of N22, 070,514,431.00, (Twenty Two Billion, Seventy Million, Five Hundred and Fourteen Thousand, Four Hundred and Thirty One Naira) before the House Committee on Anti-corruption and Financial Crimes.
(Preston Fiedler/AP, FILE) In this photo dated November 12, 2018, the actual Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 - Max 8 plane, that crashed on March 10, 2019, shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is pictured as it lands at Seattle Boeing Field King County International airport.

Ethiopian Airlines releases preliminary report of March 10 crash

Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Group has released the preliminary report of the accident of its ET 302 Addis Ababa -Nairobi flight involving B737 Max on March 10, killing all 157 passengers and cabin crew on board.
Unai Emery

Per Mertesacker: Unai Emery showing he is right man for Arsenal

Per Mertesacker believes Unai Emery's willingness to play youngsters is proof that he is the right man for the Arsenal job and has vowed to do everything within his powers to support Arsene Wenger’s successor.
David Ejoor

Nigerian Defence Academy immortalises General David Ejoor

The Commandant, Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Maj.-Gen. Adeniyi Oyebade, has renamed the academy’s back gate, popularly known as Chagori & Chagori (C&C) gate, after Maj.-Gen. David Ejoor, a former Chief of Army Staff and first indigenous Commandant of the Academy.
Green Book

Oscars: ‘Green Book’ wins award for best picture

Despite criticism, civil rights road-trip drama ‘Green Book’ has been named best picture at this year’s Academy Awards in Los Angeles. German nominees went home empty-handed.
Paul Scholes

Oldham Athletic set to name Paul Scholes as manager

Paul Scholes is set to be unveiled as the Oldham Athletic manager at a press conference on Monday at 14:00 GMT.

Park Ji-Sung: Paul Pogba was famous even when he was in Manchester United’s academy

Paul Pogba must learn to deal with being blamed for Manchester United's shortcomings but can emerge from a tough start to his second spell at Old Trafford, according to Park Ji-Sung.
Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart out as Oscars MC over anti-gay tweets

US comedian and actor Kevin Hart abruptly withdrew from hosting the Oscars on Thursday night amid flack for past homophobic and anti-gay tweets.

Ikeja Electric launches QHSE Academy to promote safety culture

As parts of its strategy to reduce work place accidents, Ikeja Electric Plc (IE) has launched a professional Quality Health, Safety and Environment Academy (QHSE) tagged i-Empower, to deepen its culture of safety among employees.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 24, 2018, Frenchman Jean-Claude Arnault arrives at the district court in Stockholm, where he attended the final hearing in his trial for rape and sexual assault, allegations that prompted the Swedish Academy to postpone the Nobel Literature Prize.The court jailed the Frenchman in the Nobel scandal for two years for rape. / AFP PHOTO / Jonathan NACKSTRAND

Frenchman in Nobel scandal jailed for two years for rape

A Swedish court on Monday sentenced a Frenchman at the heart of a Nobel scandal to two years in jail for rape in a scandal that emerged during the #MeToo campaign.
Everton FC

Everton launch internal inquiry over allegation of tapping-up youth player

Everton have launched an internal inquiry into allegations they broke Premier League rules by tapping-up a youth player who now plays for Manchester United.
Madonna

Madonna planning to open football academy in Malawi

Madonna has plans to open a football academy in Malawi, a move inspired by her adopted son David Banda, who has ambitions to be a professional player and is at Portuguese club Benfica's youth academy.

Sani Lulu: My dream is to produce best footballers in Fosla Academy

Former Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Alhaji Sani Lulu Abdulahi, has disclosed that his mission is to produce best footballers in the country through Folsla academy.

Five things to know about the Nobel Literature Prize

The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize, has been in turmoil ever since an influential cultural figure — the husband of one of its 18 members — was accused of sex crimes during last year’s #MeToo campaign.

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Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE

NSE drops to 27,000 mark, amid Seplat losses

The All-Share Index of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Thursday reached all time low of 27,864.49 due to sell pressure in Seplat and 18 other equities.
The trio of Shehu Abdullahi, Jamilu Collins and Samuel Kalu could miss Super Eagles next Total Africa Cup of Nations Group B clash against Guinea at Alexandria Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

Afcon 2021: Qualifiers draw pairs Nigeria with Sierra Leone, Lesotho and Benin

Nigeria have been pooled against Sierra Leone, Lesotho and Benin Republic in Group L of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations billed for Cameroon.

Governor Umahi swears in 29-year-old photographer as media aide

The Ebonyi State Governor David Nweze Umahi has sworn in a 29-year-old photographer, Francis Nwaze, into his cabinet as his special Assistance on media/project documentation.

Delta court sentences man to death by hanging for armed robbery

A Delta State High Court sitting in Warri Judicial Division presided over Justice A.A. Onojovwo, has sentenced one Victor Nwankpa to death by hanging for armed robbery.
Imam Abubakar Abdullahi, right, when he earned the Ahmadu Bello Merit award earlier this year

President Buhari urges religious leaders emulate Imam Abdullahi after US honour

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed delight over the International Religious Freedom Award conferred on Imam Abubakar Abdullahi of Nigeria by the U.S. Department of State.