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Reporters surround Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov (R) as he hugs his daughter Alina Sentsova (2R) after he disembarked from a plane on September 7, 2019 at Boryspil international airport in Kiev after a long-awaited exchange of prisoners between Moscow and Kiev, a day after Russian President said for the first time the “large-scale” prisoner exchange with Ukraine was being finalised. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky hailed a prisoner exchange with Russia, on September 7, 2019, as the first step towards ending the war in Ukraine’s east and returning territory annexed by Moscow. Sergei SUPINSKY / AFP

Russia. Ukraine leaders eye new talks after prisoner swap

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky have discussed holding new peace talks after a landmark prisoner exchange.
Chigozie Obioma

Chigozie Obioma’s novel makes 2019 Booker Prize shortlist

The selection of six books out of a longlist of 13 was announced early this week. It includes Margaret Atwood (Canada), ‘The Testaments,’ Lucy Ellmann (USA/UK), ‘Ducks, Newburyport,’ Bernardine Evaristo (UK), ‘Girl, Woman, Other,’ Salman Rushdie (UK/India), ‘Quichotte,’ and Elif Shafak (UK/Turkey) for ‘10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World.’

Ukraine, Russia swapped prisoners, including sailors

Ukrainian prisoners, including sailors and filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, are flying back to Ukraine after a prisoner swap was completed with Russia, according to comments that were reposted on Facebook by Ukraine’s general prosecutor.
Nigerian-American filmmaker Julius Onah examines racism, prejudice and stereotypes in new thought provoking film, ‘Luce’.

Nigerian-American filmmaker explores racism in Hollywood film ‘Luce’

Nigerian-American filmmaker Julius Onah examines racism, prejudice and stereotypes in new thought provoking film, ‘Luce’.

Kunle Afolayan decries segregation in filmmaking in Africa

Kunle Afolanya, veteran Nigerian filmmaker says there is so much segregation in filmmaking between the Francophone and Anglophone countries in Africa.

Federal government expresses shock at death of Eddie Ugboma

The Federal Government has expressed shock and sadness at the death of Veteran Movie Producer, Eddie Ugboma, describing him as a worthy pioneer of today’s burgeoning Nollywood industry.
Francesca Tilley-Gyado

Nigerian filmmaker shortlisted for Cannes’s ‘short film’ competition

Nigerian filmmaker Francesca Tilley-Gyado has been selected for the prestigious Short Film Competition at the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival scheduled to be held from 14 to 25 May 2019.
Gbenga Akintunde

Actor Gbenga Akintunde poses on after ‘complaining about malaria’

Gbenga Akintunde, a Nollywood actor better known as Burger, has passed on.
Genevieve Nnaji

Genevieve Nnaji marks 20 years in Nollywood

Veteran Nollywood actress and filmmaker, Genevieve Nnaji, celebrated two decades in the film industry with a reflective New Year post.

Samson Itodo wins Future Awards Young Person of the Year

The `Not too Young to Rule’ sponsor Samson Itodo on Sunday emerged the winner of 2018 Future Awards Young Person of the Year 2018.
Chika Okpala, alias Zebrudaya honoured at Zuma film festival

Chika Okpala, Ali Nuhu, others honoured at Zuma Film Festival

Nigerian veteran comedian Chika Okpala, aka ‘Chief Zebrudaya Okoroigwe Nwogbo alias 4.30’ and Nollywood actor Ali Nuhu have been honoured with the Rock of Fame Award of the Nigerian film industry.
Chief Daddy

Nigerian traditional outfits take centre-stage at ‘Chief Daddy’ premiere

Nigerian celebrities stepped out in their traditional attire for the premiere of EbonyLife’s latest film, ‘Chief Daddy’.
Kunle Afolayan

Kunle Afolayan to adapt novel by Kenyan literary icon into movie

Kunle Afolayan, Nollywood filmmaker, has disclosed that he is working on adapting ‘Matigari’, a novel by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, into a movie.
Baba Sala

Baba Sala: World has lost brilliant, creative comedian – Olusegun Obasanjo

Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has described the death of ace comedian and actor, Moses Olaiya Adejumo, otherwise known as Baba Sala, as “a loss of world’s most life-enhanc­ing, brilliant and creat­ive comedian”.
Australian filmmaker James Ricketson, jailed in Cambodia

Australian filmmaker jailed in Cambodia begs for freedom

A lawyer for Australian filmmaker James Ricketson, who was sentenced in Cambodia in August to six years in prison on widely decried espionage charges has requested a royal pardon.
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.

Lai Muhammed: We will sell our tourism with culture, music

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, promised to ‘suffocate’ delegates to the just-concluded 61st United Nations World Tourism Organisation, UNWTO, Commission for Africa (CAF) conference held in Abuja with the best of Nigerian culture.

2019: Nigeria’s emerging political leaders

A strong indication of both the quality and failure of politics in Nigeria, as the people look forward to the next general elections in 2019, is the manner in which virtually “every” Nigerian believes that he or she is good enough to be President of Nigeria.

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In his speech that was published by the Defense Ministry, Gaid Salah said that, for some people, coming into Algiers from other regions has become a ``pretext to justify dangerous behavior'' and a way to swell crowds.

Algeria army chief orders clampdown on protesters

In his speech that was published by the Defense Ministry, Gaid Salah said that, for some people, coming into Algiers from other regions has become a ``pretext to justify dangerous behavior'' and a way to swell crowds.
Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II

Emir Sanusi lauds President Buhari’s economic advisory council

The ‎Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II, ‎has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for constituting an Economic Advisory Council (EAC) comprising first-rate ‎professionals and academics.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Xenophobia: Foreign affairs minister didn’t disobey Hose of Reps – ministry

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has denied allegation credited to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, that the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, refused to appear before the House to respond to the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.

Oseloka Obaze: Central bank cashless policy discriminatory

Former diplomat and governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2017 election in Anambra State, Mr. Oseloka Obaze, has faulted the new policy on cash withdrawal and deposit by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, describing it as discriminatory.

IPOB drags Generals Gowon, Obasanjo, others to court over their roles during civil war

The struggle for the actualize of the sovereign state of Biafra has taken a new dimension with a group known as Customary Government of the Indigenous People of Biafra, CG-IPOB, dragging former Head of State General Yakubu Gowon, rtd, former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Attorney-General of the Federation to Federal High Court Enugu.