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With cash, crime and drama, Nigeria politics inspire movie makers

With its alliances and betrayals, crimes and cash, and even a dash of witchcraft, the theatrical twists of Nigeria's politics are inspiring directors from the country's Nollywood movie industry.
Pakistan's cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan taking the oath as a Member of Parliament. AFP

Imran Khan: India’s allegations against Pakistan ‘without any evidence’

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Tuesday India "leveled allegations against Pakistan without any evidence" after New Delhi accused Pakistani spy agency of involvement in last week's deadly attack on security forces in the disputed region of Kashmir.
Afghan-born Bollywood actor Kader Khan has died at the age of 81, after a prolonged illness at a hospital in Canada, his family said.

Bollywood actor Kader Khan passes on in Canada

Afghan-born Bollywood actor Kader Khan has died at the age of 81, after a prolonged illness at a hospital in Canada, his family said.
Hillary Clinton, center, with bride Isha Ambani, left, and mother of the bride Nita on Sunday.

Beyonce, Hillary Clinton attend wedding of India’s richest daughter

Topping anything in hit film “Crazy Rich Asians”, the only daughter of India’s richest man ties the knot Wednesday after days of lavish celebrations that included a Beyonce concert in a lakeside palace.
Omoni Oboli

AY, Omoni Oboli to make Hollywood debut

Comedian AY Makun and actress, Omoni Oboli, will make their debut in a Hollywood animation film, “Elliott: The Littlest Reindeer”.

Imo undergraduate commits suicide after fight with boyfriend

An undergraduate of Imo State University, Jennifer Agomuo, has taken her own life after a fight with her boyfriend, who was simply identified as Johnson.
Alok Nath appeared in Richard Attenborough’s film Gandhi. AFP-Getty Images

Police file rape case against Bollywood actor Alok Nath

Indian police said on Wednesday that they had registered a rape case against Bollywood actor Alok Nath, a rare development in India’s burgeoning #MeToo movement, with very few accusations under investigation by the authorities.
US Embassy Abuja Deputy Chief of Mission David J. Young

US contributes $1 billion annually on developing human capital in Nigeria – envoy

The U.S. contributes one billion dollars annually to develop Nigeria’s human capital, Mr David Young, Deputy Head of U.S Embassy in Nigeria has said.
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas. George Pimentel-WireImage

Bollywood superstar Priyanka Chopra engaged to Nick Jonas

Indian film superstar Priyanka Chopra is engaged to young American singer Nick Jonas after a whirlwind two months of dating, a report said Friday.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 10, 2018 Employees of Myna Mahila Foundation prepare sanitary pads at their office in Mumbai.India has withdrawn a controversial tax on sanitary pads as a part of slew of changes to its national goods and services tax ahead of next year's general election. The July 21 announcement will reduce the prices of around 90 key consumer goods, in a move seen as targeting urban middle-class voters, and follows a vocal campaign against the 12 percent tax on sanitary pads./ AFP PHOTO / INDRANIL MUKHERJEE

India withdraws controversial tax on sanitary pads

India has withdrawn a controversial tax on sanitary pads following a vocal campaign led by activists and Bollywood stars to boost female education and empowerment.

India asks Interpol to arrest fugitive billionaire

India has requested an international arrest warrant for fugitive billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi, federal police said Monday hours after reports claimed he had sought asylum in Britain.

Bollywood star Chopra apologises over ‘Quantico’ Hindu terror plot

Bollywood superstar Priyanka Chopra apologised Sunday after a furore over a US TV series that showed her uncovering a terror plot hatched by Indian Hindu nationalists.

Outrage over masturbation scene in Bollywood film

Bollywood actress Swara Bhasker has hit back at a torrent of online abuse over a masturbation scene in a film dubbed India’s answer to “Sex and the City” that is proving a hit worldwide.

Nigeria, India bilateral trade hits $10 billion

Bilateral trade between Nigeria and India has been put around $10 billion, with the Indian High Commissioner, Nagabushana Reddy, stating that the figure which is still on the rise confirms Nigeria as India’s largest trading partner in Africa.

Bollywood greats Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor reunite after 27 years

Two of Bollywood’s greatest stars, Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor, will share a screen together for the first time in almost three decades when comedy “102 Not Out” is released Friday.

YouTube video reunites man with family after 40 years

An Indian man missing for 40 years was to be reunited with his family on Thursday after a YouTube video of him singing a popular Hindi film song went viral.

Bollywood star Salman Khan bailed over antelope killing

Khan has denied the allegations throughout, with his lawyers arguing the blackbucks died of natural causes such as overeating, and that there was no evidence to suggest they had been shot.

Court jails 52-year-old actor for killing animals

An Indian court on Thursday jailed Bollywood superstar Salman Khan for five years for killing endangered animals on a hunting trip.

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Adamawa elections: Court stops INEC from conducting governorship rerun

Justice Abdulaaziz Waziri of a State High Court in Yola, Adamawa State, has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to conduct the governorship supplementary re-run slated for Saturday.
Interior Minister Abdulrahman Dambazau

Supplementary poll: Federal government orders closure of borders in three states

The Federal Government has ordered the closure of land borders in Adamawa, Benue, and Sokoto states towards Saturday’s supplementary poll in some states.
The Emir of Patigi in Patigi Local Government Area of Kwara, Alhaji Ibrahim Chatta Umar, has passed on.

President Buhari sad over death of Etsu Patigi

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AFCONQ: Police assure public of adequate security in Delta

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Customs arrests Nigerien with N30 million worth tramadol

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Federal Operation Unit (FOU) Zone ‘B’ Kaduna has arrested a Nigerien, Sahabi Adamu, in Kano with three bags of ‘Ghana Must Go’ sacks filled up with Tramadol tablets worth street value of N30, 000,000.