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African filmmakers to market films at 2019 Cannes Film Festival

African filmmakers, artistes and distributors will get a section to market their films at the 2019 edition of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival (Festival de Cannes) in France.

Ibrahim Magu in UK, seeks extradition of Diezani Alison-Madueke, others

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has met with authorities in the United Kingdom over the extradition of former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke, and other Nigerian fugitives in the UK.
Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, his wife and immediate past President of Ghana, John Mahama. [ThePledge]

Ghana’s John Mahama commends Ooni on efforts to unite African continent

Immediate past president of Ghana, John Mahama, has lauded efforts of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi at uniting the African continent.
Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, his wife and immediate past President of Ghana, John Mahama. [ThePledge]

Ooni hosts Ghana’s John Mahama in Ile Ife

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has said that the African continent remains one big family, despite the boundaries between her countries and communities.

2019: INEC, WANEP launch election monitoring project

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), in collaboration with the African Union (AU), West Africa Network for Peace-building (WANEP), has launched the 2019 Election Violence Monitoring, Analysis and Mitigation (EMAM) Project.

ATAF re-elects Tunde Fowler as African tax chief

The Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Tunde Fowler, has been re-elected as Council Chairman of the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) for a fresh two-year term.
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UN: World population to grow another 2.2 billion by 2050

UNFPA, in its “State of World Population 2018” survey released in Geneva, said more than half of that growth – 1.3 billion – is likely to be in sub-Saharan Africa.

AU: Internet connectivity triples in Africa amid rising cybercrime

The African Continent is exhibiting one of the fastest growth rate in internet penetration worldwide with digital connectivity almost tripled in the last five years, the African Union (AU) revealed on Tuesday.
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Nigeria loses 2022 Youth Olympic Games rights to Senegal

Nigeria have lost the hosting rights for the 4th Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2022 to Senegal, which submitted a better proposal.

Former minister seeks overhaul of diplomatic operations

A former Minister of External Affairs, Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi, has stressed the need for “immediate overhaul” of diplomatic operations, to enhance the effective implementation of foreign policies and match global and ever dynamic trends.
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Asiwaju Tinubu to build faculty of arts complex for LASU

A former Governor of Lagos State and Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, has offered to build a complex to house the faculty of arts at the Lagos State University (LASU) in Ojo.

Expert: Repositioning cassava sector will save Africa $1.2 billon

If the Cassava sector is properly repositioned, it is capable of saving the African continent about $1.2b, which can be redirected into the continent’s domestic economies.

Maikanti Baru: NNPC still faced with funding constraint

Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr. Maikanti Baru, has stated that funding remained a major constraint to the corporation.

Ghana, Cuba to battle malaria in West Africa

Ghana is renewing discussion with Cuba for the establishment of Biolarvicide factory to produce insecticide to destroy larvae of a mosquito and help control pest and mosquito transmitted diseases West Africa sub-region.

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Foul play suspected in death of witness in ex-Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi’s sex trial

Italian authorities are treating the death of Imane Fadil, a Moroccan model who was a witness in former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s “bunga bunga” trial, as a potential murder case.

Nasarawa Assembly minority leader defects to APC

The minority leader of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Mr Peter Mbucho (PDP-Akwanga North) on Monday defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
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UEFA investigates alleged racial abuse of Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi

UEFA is investigating alleged racial abuse of Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi in Chelsea's Europa League tie at Dynamo Kiev on Thursday.

Governor Obiano threatens to sack nonperforming political appointees

The Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano, has challenged his political appointees to brace up for better performance or risk being sack.
Apple is bringing back the iPad Air today with a bigger model. Alongside a new iPad mini, Apple is launching a 10.5-inch version of the iPad Air with support for the original Apple Pencil

Apple brings back the iPad Air with new 10.5-inch display and Apple Pencil support

Apple originally replaced its iPad Air 2 with a device simply called the iPad nearly two years ago, but the company has bumped the screen size from 9.7 inches to 10.5 inches for this new model.