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‘Roma’, Lady Gaga, Regina King, others shine at 2019 Oscars

‘Roma’, Lady Gaga, Regina King, Spike Lee and ‘Period. End of Sentence’ were the biggest and surprise winners at the 2019 Oscars.

Black Panther movie nominated for Oscar

Marvel Studios film “Black Panther” made Oscars history on Tuesday, landing the first best picture nomination for a superhero movie, as crowd-pleasing blockbusters muscled into a contest recently dominated by art-house fare.
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.
Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart to host the Oscars

Comedian Kevin Hart, who has long said that he would like to one day host the Academy Awards, will serve as M.C. for the 91st Oscars ceremony on Feb. 24.
Femi Odugbemi

Nigeria’s Femi Odugbemi becomes member of Oscars voting academy

Nigerian producer and filmmaker Femi Odugbemi has been formally invited into the voting membership of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the United States of America.

From Hollywood ‘god’ to #MeToo pariah: The disgrace of Weinstein

For decades, he was the kingmaker lording it over Hollywood who Meryl Streep famously called “God.” But on Friday, Harvey Weinstein was arrested and charged with rape, the most famous pariah of the #MeToo cause.

Kennedy Centre rescinds Bill Cosby’s prizes

The Kennedy Centre trustees have voted to rescind Bill Cosby’s Kennedy Centre Honours and Mark Twain Prize for American Humour, two of America’s top artistic prizes, following his sex assault conviction.

Sexual assault: Film Academy expels Bill Cosby, Roman Polanski

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said on Thursday that it has expelled actor Bill Cosby and film director Roman Polanski from its membership in light of the sexual assault cases against both men.

Golden Globes: 10 things you didn’t know you didn’t know

Hollywood’s annual awards season revs up on Sunday as industry A-listers turn out for the 75th Golden Globes.

British actress Lysette Anthony becomes fifth woman to accuse Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein of...

British actress Lysette Anthony has told police that Harvey Weinstein raped her, the Sunday Times reported, becoming the fifth woman to level such accusations against the disgraced Hollywood mogul.

Academy considers expelling disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was due to hold an emergency session Saturday to discuss kicking out Harvey Weinstein amid mounting sexual harassment, assault and rape accusations.

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Tunde Fashola: Nigeria needs N10 trillion infrastructure bond to curb deficit

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Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the agency will monitor campaign funds donated to political parties for the 2019 elections as well as donors’ identities.

Ibrahim Magu: Over N1.3 trillion stolen under ex-President Jonathan

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has disclosed that the money stolen by 32 entities (human and corporate) between 2011 and 2015 (years when former President Goodluck Jonathan was in office) is well over N1.3 trillion.

Aviation Minister: Federal government to revisit national carrier project

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