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‘The Milkmaid’ was voted by seven of nine voting-NOSC members. NOSC stated that three members were considered ineligible, due to their affiliation with some of the films in competition, in line with the Academy’s rules.

Nigeria submits Boko Haram-inspired movie ‘The Milkmaid’ for Oscars

The Nigerian Oscars Selection Committee (NOSC) has picked ‘The Milkmaid’ as the country’s submission to the International Feature Film category of the 2021 Oscars.
Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev on Sunday, won the biggest title of his career and he had to come from a set down to defeat Austrian Dominic Thiem 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-4 in the final of the ATP Finals.

Daniil Medvedev triumphs over Dominic Thiem to take the ATP Finals

Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev on Sunday, won the biggest title of his career and he had to come from a set down to defeat Austrian Dominic Thiem 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-4 in the final of the ATP Finals.
Dominic Thiem recovered from squandering four match points in a dramatic second-set tie-break to beat Novak Djokovic in three pulsating sets in the last four at the ATP Finals on Saturday.

Dominic Thiem ends Novak Djokovic’s ATP Finals record bid

Dominic Thiem recovered from squandering four match points in a dramatic second-set tie-break to beat Novak Djokovic in three pulsating sets in the last four at the ATP Finals on Saturday.
Foreign ministers of Qatar and Australia have spoken for the first time since the controversy over the forced physical examination of female passengers at Doha airport.

Qatar renews apology over Doha airport incident

Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani spoke to his Australian counterpart Marisa Payne on Friday, weeks after the October 2 incident that saw airport staff take women off several planes to examine them to check whether they were the mother of a baby abandoned at Hamad International Airport (HIA).
Newly appointed U.S. Defence Secretary Mark Esper has pressured Japan to participate in a U.S.-led maritime security mission in the Strait of Hormuz.

India, United States set to sign key defence pact on satellite data

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence secretary Mark Esper are holding a dialogue on Tuesday with their Indian counterparts Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and Rajnath Singh aimed at enhancing defence and strategic ties.
Legendary humour merchant, Eddie Murphy, is in an ecstatic mood as he just bagged his first Emmy Award in his career. This year’s nomination was Eddie Murphy’s first in 21 years.

Eddie Murphy wins first Emmy award for guest actor in a comedy series

Legendary humour merchant, Eddie Murphy, is in an ecstatic mood as he just bagged his first Emmy Award in his career. This year’s nomination was Eddie Murphy’s first in 21 years. People.com reports that on...
China’s first reusable spacecraft landed Sunday after two days in orbit, a possible step toward lower-cost space flight, the government announced.

China’s first reusable spacecraft lands after two-day flight

China’s first reusable spacecraft landed Sunday after two days in orbit, a possible step toward lower-cost space flight, the government announced.

NUC: 32 universities involved in research to tackle impacts of coronavirus

The Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, says 32 federal, state and private universities across all geopolitical zones are involved in different stages of research toward tackling direct and collateral impacts of COVID-19.

Nigerian college commences online lectures for students

Lecturers at the Adeyemi College of Education (ACE), Ondo have commenced online teaching of their students.

Experts: Coronavirus infected hypertensive patients should continue their medications

Hypertensive patients should continue taking their medication even if they become infected with coronavirus, medical professionals have said.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has called for new, stronger and more effective ways to eradicate racism in football in the wake of England players suffering abuse in Bulgaria.

FIFA chief Gianni Infantino canvasses against corruption

Gianni Infantino, President of the world football governing body (FIFA), has called for concerted efforts from all stakeholders if the battle against corruption is to be won.
Sonia Morales, wife of Nollywood actor Ik Ogbonna, on Thursday announced their official separation

Sonia, IK Ogbonna’s estranged wife announces ‘official’ divorce on social media

Morales, who has been off social media for a while returned with a divorce letter to her husband on her instagram handle @sonialareinaa_official.
Maryam Abacha American University of Niger (MAAUN), Maradi, in the Republic of Niger

American Council on Education accredits Maryam Abacha university in Niger

Maryam Abacha American University of Niger (MAAUN) has recorded another academic milestone after it passed through the scrutiny of a leading academic council, American Council on Education (ACE), culminating in the university’s approval and accreditation.

Cardiff University develops tool to detect, stop cyber attacks

Cardiff University in Wales, United Kingdom, has developed a cutting-edge cyber security research, using artificial intelligence to detect and stop cyber-attacks.

World Bank selects LASU as African Centre of Excellence

The Lagos State University (LASU) has been selected as a Centre of Excellence for Innovative and Transformative STEM Education (CITSE) by the World Bank, among other 16 universities across Nigeria.

Ibadan DisCo upgrades metering, infrastructure with N11.5 billion

The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has disclosed that it has invested over N11.5 billion on metering, network upgrade and rehabilitation of its network operations in the past six months.

Ibadan DisCo invests over N1.5bn in metering, infrastructure

The Management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has said that over N11. 5 billion has had been invested in metering, network upgrading and rehabilitation of it’s network operations in the last six months.

World Bank urges federal government to increase universities’ autonomy

World Bank has urged federal government to respect and increase the autonomy of institutions in the country in order to transform and meet the desired international standard.

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Nigerian singer and record producer, Duncan Wene Mighty Okechukwu, popularly called Duncan Mighty, has expressed his annoyance at men who take care of their partners but neglect their mothers.

Duncan Mighty: ‘God will punish men who neglect their mothers but take care of...

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President Buhari meets Gambian leader in Aso Villa

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with Gambia’s President Adama Barrow at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Former US presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton are volunteering to take a coronavirus vaccine on camera if it will help promote public confidence.

Ex-Presidents Obama, Bush, Clinton volunteer to publicly receive COVID-19 vaccine

Former US presidents Barack Obama, George W Bush and Bill Clinton are volunteering to take a coronavirus vaccine on camera if it will help promote public confidence.
Suleiman Adamu, Minister Of Water Resources

Nigerian government targets 625,000 jobs through establishment of 35,900 hectares of irrigable land

The Federal Government on Thursday announced that it is targeting to create 625,000 jobs in the country through the establishment of 35,900 hectares of Irrigable land.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has approved the deployment of modern technology in the security system to fight crimes in the State.

Abia warns tricycle operators against attacking revenue officials

Abia state government has warned tricycle operators in the state against attacking the State Internal Revenue Service, ABiRS, enforcement team.