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Netflix to promote Nigeria’s creative industry on the global stage

World’s leading streaming entertainment service provider, Netflix, has expressed commitment to partner with talented Nigerian practitioners in the creative industry to showcase their stories on the global stage.

Group unveils three projects to mark 2020 World Book Day

The Society of Young Nigerian Writers (SYNW) on Wednesday unveiled plan to celebrate this year World Book Day with three projects namely; National Book Awareness Week, African Book Week and the Children’s Book Week. All projects will run concurrently.
Governor Nasiru El-Rufai has flagged off the annual Kaduna Arts and Book Festival, initiated to encourage literary arts and talents.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai flags off KABAFEST

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has flagged off the annual Kaduna Arts and Book Festival, initiated to encourage literary arts and talents.
An award-winning Nigerian poet, essayist, translator and author of short stories, Tade Ipadeola, has been selected to participate in the International Writing Program (IWP) Fall Residency at the University of Iowa, courtesy of the United States Department of State.

Nigerian writer selected for US government writing programme

An award-winning Nigerian poet, essayist, translator and author of short stories, Tade Ipadeola, has been selected to participate in the International Writing Program (IWP) Fall Residency at the University of Iowa, courtesy of the United States Department of State.
1959 FIRST EDITION THINGS FALL APART Chinua Achebe

First edition of Chinua Achebe’s ‘Thing Fall Apart’ sold for N1 million

A first print, first edition copy of late Chinua Achebe’s premier novel ‘Things Fall Apart’ has been purchased for one million naira.

Three Nigerians shortlisted for 2018 Caine Prize

Other shortlisted writers includes South Africa’s Stacy Hardy for her short story, ‘Involution’ and Kenya’s Makena Onjerika for ‘Fanta Blackcurrant’.

GTBank set to equip undergraduates with creative skills at GTCrea8 Convention

African financial institution Guaranty Trust Bank Plc is set to bring together undergraduates from universities across Nigeria to connect with peers as well as role models in their areas of interests at maiden edition of the GTCrea8 Convention for Undergraduates.

The German cultural centre in Nigeria welcomes new director

Goethe-Institut Lagos, the German cultural centre in Nigeria, welcomes a new director, Friederike Möschel, to its Lagos City Hall offices.

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At least 166 people have died during violent demonstrations that roiled Ethiopia in the days following the murder of popular singer Haacaaluu Hundeessa, police said.

Uneasy calm in Ethiopia after protests, official death toll doubles

More than 166 people were killed during anti-government protests in Ethiopia last week, the government said on Sunday, as the capital and other hotspots remained closely guarded by security forces and a blanket Internet shutdown entered its sixth day.
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Mustafa Chike-Obi emerges new Fidelity Bank chair

“Under the chairmanship of Ebi, Fidelity Bank recorded significant growth across key financial metrics with both Ebi and Adetu playing significant roles, complementing management effort in the delivery of these milestones; in service of the long term vision of the Bank,” a bank spokesperson said in a statement.
Jose Mourinho has omitted Manchester United from his list of candidates for a top-four Premier League finish, while including Sheffield United and Wolves in the final running.

Jose Mourinho: Tottenham are building for ‘five years time’ as he encourages fan ‘realism’

Jose Mourinho says that Tottenham are building for "five years' time" and that fan "realism" will be needed as they negotiate their way through a transition period.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 02, 2018 Bayern Munich's Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara walks at the field during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match between Bayern Munich and Ajax Amsterdam in Munich, southern Germany. - Thiago Alcantara suffers from an ankle injury since the narrow German cup win against SV Roedinghausen on October 31, 2018 in Osnabrueck, western Germany. Despite starting with 11 internationals, Bayern scraped past fourth-tier Roedinghausen 2-1 in the second round tie as Thiago was carried off late on. (Photo by Christof STACHE / AFP)

Report: Manchester United join the race for Liverpool target Thiago Alcantara

The Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has showered praise on the former Barcelona midfielder after Liverpool’s Premier League win against Aston Villa.
As a result of the recent global economic challenges resulting from COVID-19 pandemic and the crash in the prices of crude oil, the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has announced a number of measures to mitigate the imminent reduction in monthly FAAC allocations from the federation account.

Ogun orders residents to relocate from river channels

The Ogun State Government on Sunday ordered residents living along river channels to relocate with immediate effect to avoid the ravages of flood.