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Oscar dates shifted in 2021, 2022 for Olympics, Super Bowl

The Oscars will take place in late February in 2021 and 2022 to accommodate the Olympics, Super Bowl and other events, organizers said Tuesday.
Superstar actress, Adesua Etomi-Wellington displayed excellent martial arts skills in the intense trailer for new film, ‘Muna’.

Adesua Etomi-Wellington shines in new action film ‘Muna’

Superstar actress Adesua Etomi-Wellington displayed excellent martial arts skills in the intense trailer for new film, ‘Muna’.
Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington celebrated by Hollywood

Actor Denzel Washington was honoured by Hollywood Thursday for a pioneering career spanning five decades and two Oscars that opened the door for a generation of black movie stars.
Kenneth Copeland

US pastor under scrutiny for using three private jets

A Texas-based televangelist is facing scrutiny following a recent TV interview in which he defended his use of three private jets and referred to the public as “a bunch of demons” that he needed to avoid while preparing his sermons.
Sola Sobowale

Nollywood, Hollywood team up in new movie “Shadow Parties’’

Nollywood stars, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Sola Sobowale and two Hollywood stars, have joined in the much-anticipated blockbuster movie, ‘Shadow Parties’.
Arnold Schwarzenegger assaulted during event in South Africa

Man attacks Arnold Schwarzenegger at event in South Africa

Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger was attacked on Saturday by a man who kicked him in the back at a sports event in South Africa that the action hero was hosting.
Okey Bakassi

Okey Bakassi: It’s unfair to compare Nollywood to Hollywood

Okey Bakassi, an actor cum stand-up comedian, says it is unfair to compare Nigeria’s movie industry to its American counterpart.
Sabrina, Davido and Idris Elba

Davido delivers surprise performance at Idris Elba’s wedding

Nigerian music star, Davido, made a surprise and thrilling performance at Hollywood actor Idris Elba’s secret wedding to Sabrina Dhowre.
Mohamed Salah with Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah joins stars at Time 100 Gala in New York

Mohamed Salah joined Hollywood stars and political heavyweights for the Time 100 Gala in New York after he was named one of the world's most influential people by the US magazine.
Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf

General Awad Ibnouf, regime insider turned new Sudan ruler

Sudanese General Awad Ibnouf, who led the overthrow of veteran leader Omar al-Bashir and has emerged as the country's new ruler, is already under US sanctions for his alleged role in the brutal Darfur conflict.
A woman holds a mobile phone decorated with a sticker featuring an image of Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit during the party’s press conference in Bangkok on March 25, 2019 after Thailand’s general election. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Rising Thai political star hit with sedition charges

The telegenic leader of an anti-junta political party who rose to prominence in Thailand’s election last month was charged with sedition Saturday, drawing hundreds of his supporters onto the streets urging him to “fight”.
Armando Vega Gil

Musician commits suicide after #MeToo accusation

A Mexican rock star was found dead Monday after tweeting that he planned to kill himself in a “radical declaration of innocence” after being accused of sexual harassment by the country’s #MeToo movement.
Bangladesh Barbers

Bangladesh town barbers face fines over ‘Bollywood, Hollywood-inspired’ haircuts

A barber’s association in a northern Bangladesh town has warned its members not to give “foreign” haircuts or beard styles on pain of fines, an official said on Thursday.
up north

Three Nollywood films for screening in US

Three Nollywood films – ‘Up North’, ‘Lionheart’ and ‘King of Boys’ have been selected for screening at the second edition of the ‘Nollywood In Hollywood’ on Friday and Saturday in the United States.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 15, 2014, general manager of Alarab TV, Jamal Khashoggi, looks on during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama. - US President Donald Trump said October 11, 2018 he was not yet prepared to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance, but he faced mounting pressure from concerned American lawmakers. Saudi Arabia is one of the world's largest arms purchasers, with most of them coming from the United States.Khashoggi, a contributor to The Washington Post, vanished more than a week ago during a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkish government sources say he was murdered there, a claim Riyadh denies. (Photo by MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH / AFP)

US firm returns $400 million fund to Saudi Arabia over Jamal Khashoggi murder

United States talent agency Endeavor has returned a $400m investment fund to Saudi Arabia and cancelled its contract with the kingdom over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the New York Times reported.

MultiChoice’s market capitalisation tops $3 billion on JSE debut

Africa’s biggest pay-TV group, MultiChoice, debuted on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on Wednesday with shares opening at 95.50 rand, giving the company a market capitalisation of 42 billion rand (3.03 billion dollars).
Alfonso Cuaron speaks on stage after accepting the Best Director award for Roma [Mike Blake-Reuters]

Alfonso Cuaron reliving his childhood in Black and White

Alfonso Cuaron, who won three Oscars on Sunday, owes much of his success to his 10-year-old self.
Lady Gaga

‘Roma’, Lady Gaga, Regina King, others shine at 2019 Oscars

‘Roma’, Lady Gaga, Regina King, Spike Lee and ‘Period. End of Sentence’ were the biggest and surprise winners at the 2019 Oscars.

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Hope Democratic Party

HDP, Albert Oworu asks tribunal to cancel presidential poll

Hope Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Albert Oworu, on Thursday prayed the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to cancel the February 23 presidential election, describing the exercise as a “referendum” and not an election.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Tribunal: PDP, Atiku Abubakar seek tribunal’s permission to inspect INEC’s server

The Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Thursday, prayed the Presidential tribunal to order the Independent National Electoral Commission to grant them access to inspect the commission’s server.
New Senate President, Ahmed Lawan has sworn-in the Senators-elect of the 9th Assembly to pave way for legislative business to begin.

Senate President Lawan sets up ad hoc committee, adjourns to July 2

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday, swore in a 12-member ad hoc committee to liaise with the management of the National Assembly on housekeeping issues
David Luiz

David Luiz backs Chelsea to fight for titles in 2019/20 season

David Luiz believes Chelsea are capable of challenging for every title around the world in the 2019/2020 season.
Sam Amuka-Pemu

President Buhari greets Sam Amuka-Pemu at 84

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the Chairman and Publisher of Vanguard Media Limited, Sam Amuka-Pemu, on the occasion of his 84th birthday anniversary.