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Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji and Film director, Akin Omotoso, have been selected as members of the 2020 class of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The part of this headline in inverted commas is not original. I borrowed it from one of the most memorable lines in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, a satirical exploration of the virtues and vices that dot the lives of mortals in Western Europe of the 18th Century.
“It’s my pleasure to have signed the dotted line for the most successful football club in Nigeria, in terms of laurels and I wish to help the team to achieve a lot in the coming season, both in the domestic scene and on the continent,” he said.
MFM striker Kabiru Adeniji has left the club to join another Nigeria professional football league side Kwara United ahead of the forthcoming 2020-2021 season.
Nigeria Professional Football League club Abia Warriors have completed the signing of Sunshine Stars goalkeeper Olorunleke Ojo.
John Mikel Obi will join Sky Bet Championship club Stoke City on Monday.
Shelby Rogers pulled off one of the biggest wins of her career when she toppled Serena Williams 1-6 6-4 7-6(5) in the quarter-finals of the Top Seed Open in Lexington on Friday.
A former United States ambassador to Nigeria, Walter Carrington, is dead.
At least 20 people were killed and 13 others wounded Sunday in torrential rains and flooding, the latest victims of days of flooding in Sudan, the civil defence said.
The Rechtbank Gelderland High Court in Arnhem, Holland has found former Nigeria coach, Johannes Bonfrere, guilty of defamation in a case brought before it by, yet another former Nigeria coach, Clemens Westerhof.
Confirming the incident, the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said emergency responders, including the LASEMA response team and official of the state fire service, were on ground to salvage the situation, adding that the immediate cause of the fire could not be ascertained.
This bolsters hopes that fuel demand in the world’s biggest economy can weather the coronavirus pandemic.