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Emmys 2019- Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge was a big winner at the 71st Emmy awards. Matt Baron-REX-Shutterstock

Emmy winners in key categories

“Fleabag” pulled one of the biggest surprises of the night, scooping up the prizes for best comedy, best actress in a comedy, as well as best writing and directing — a major disappointment for perennial winner “Veep” in its last season.
Chineze Anyaene, Chairman, Nigerian Oscars Selection Committee

Nigerian Oscars committee calls for entries from filmmakers

Ahead of the 2020 Oscars, the Nigerian Oscar Selection Committee (NOSC) has called on Nigerian filmmakers to submit entries for the ‘Best International Feature Film’ category.

‘Game of Thrones’ seeks record in final Emmys battle

“Game of Thrones” will seek to make Emmy history one final time Sunday when television’s best and brightest gather at a glamorous ceremony in Los Angeles to bid farewell to a number of long-running hit shows.
Iran's Hassan Rouhani also said in his speech that bowing to US pressure amounts to 'treason' [Abedin Taherkenareh-EPA]

Iran threatens ‘all out war’ against US, Saudi Arabia if attacked

Iran warned Thursday that military action by the United States or Saudi Arabia would result in “all-out war,” as the Trump administration weighed its response after blaming Iran for a wave of strikes that crippled the kingdom’s oil infrastructure.g
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a 'new era of cooperation' [Petr David Josek-AP]

Mike Pompeo: US backs Saudi Arabia’s ‘right to defend itself’

Following a meeting with Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States supports Riyadh’s “right to defend itself” and said Washington would not tolerate Iran’s “threatening behavior.”
Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores hat-trick as Galaxy hammer Kansas 7-2

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a hat-trick as Los Angeles Galaxy pummelled Sporting Kansas City 7-2 on Sunday to put themselves in the thick of the Major League Soccer playoff race.
Felicity Huffman, escorted by her husband William H Macy, arrives in court in Boston. Joseph Prezioso-AFP-Getty Images

US actress jailed for bribing to boost daughter’s exam score

The actor Felicity Huffman was sentenced on Friday to 14 days in prison for paying $15,000 (N5.4 million)) to rig her daughter’s SAT scores in the college admissions scandal that ensnared dozens of wealthy and well-connected parents.
Adele, on Thursday, officially called it quits on her marriage to Simon Konecki, as she filed for divorce.

Singer Adele files for divorce from husband

Adele, on Thursday, officially called it quits on her marriage to Simon Konecki, as she filed for divorce.
Luis Abram's 85th-minute goal gave Peru a 1-0 win and handed Brazil its first defeat since the 2018 World Cup quarterfinals against Belgium.

Luis Abram strikes late as Peru down Brazil

Peru grabbed a slice of revenge for their loss to Brazil in the Copa America final on Tuesday, defeating the five-time World Cup winners 1-0 in a friendly in Los Angeles.

Rihanna back as Tom Ford promises new era for New York fashion week

Tom Ford, Rihanna, and the return of big names including Tommy Hilfiger herald a promised new era for New York Fashion Week which kicks off Friday after a run of underwhelming seasons.
US pop star Ariana Grande has sued fashion retailer Forever 21 for using her trademark style to promote its products without her permission, including adverts featuring a “look-alike model.”

Ariana Grande sues fashion firm over ‘look-alike model’

US pop star Ariana Grande has sued fashion retailer Forever 21 for using her trademark style to promote its products without her permission, including adverts featuring a “look-alike model.”
A former NBA star and retired captain of Nigeria national basketball team, Olumide Oyededi, on Monday said that his basketball camp had produced over 40,000 beneficiaries since inception 20 years ago.

Olumide Oyedeji basketball camp has over 40,000 beneficiaries – organisers

A former NBA star and retired captain of Nigeria national basketball team, Olumide Oyededi, on Monday said that his basketball camp had produced over 40,000 beneficiaries since inception 20 years ago.

Over 30 trapped as boat catches fire off California

Rescuers were scrambling Monday to reach more than 30 people who were sleeping below deck when their scuba-diving boat caught fire off the California coast, with reports of “numerous fatalities.”
Comedian and actor Kevin Hart was taken to hospital with “major back injuries” on Sunday following a car accident in Los Angeles.

Kevin Hart suffers ‘major injuries’ in car crash

Comedian and actor Kevin Hart was taken to hospital with “major back injuries” on Sunday following a car accident in Los Angeles.
Among the protesters in Hong Kong, many, such as Terence Lai, are prompted by their religious faith to take part in the demonstrations.

Hong Kong Christians call for reform

Among the protesters in Hong Kong, many, such as Terence Lai, are prompted by their religious faith to take part in the demonstrations.
Sirhan Sirhan, imprisoned for more than 50 years for the 1968 assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, was hospitalized Friday after being stabbed by a fellow inmate at a San Diego prison.

Kennedy assassin Sirhan Sirhan in Hospital after prison stabbing

Sirhan Sirhan, imprisoned for more than 50 years for the 1968 assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, was hospitalized Friday after being stabbed by a fellow inmate at a San Diego prison.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes he is still good enough to play in the Premier League and joked Manchester United know where he is if they want to re-sign him.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: I’m here If Manchester United needs me

Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes he is still good enough to play in the Premier League and joked Manchester United know where he is if they want to re-sign him.
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 30: Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacst during the men's singles second round match against Tennys Sandgren of the United States on Day Four of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 30, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Novak Djokovic motivated by talk of catching Roger Federer in Slams

Top-ranked defending champion Novak Djokovic takes inspiration from a talk he could pass Roger Federer for the all-time record total of men’s Grand Slam singles titles.

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Why I killed my mother in-law, two others – suspect

A 44-year-old tipper driver, Edoghogho Omorogbe, has been arrested by the operatives of the Edo State Police Command for allegedly killing his 52-year-old mother-in-law, Mrs. Alice Omorogbe, 25 year-old sister-in-law, Blessing Efe and her six-month-old daughter.
Waziri Adio NEITI

Nigeria earned N28.6 trillion from oil, non-oil sources in five years

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) said that N28.58 trillion was remitted to the Federation Account between 2012 and 2016, from mineral revenues, non-mineral revenues and Value Added Tax (VAT).

Aliko Dangote to assist women in four states with N1.1 billion

The Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) has reiterated its readiness to empower additional 106,000 women across four states in Northern Nigeria, with a sum of N1.1 billion before the end of 2019. This initiative is in continuation of its micro-grant programme aimed at poverty amelioration through economic empowerment of women.
Emmys 2019- Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge was a big winner at the 71st Emmy awards. Matt Baron-REX-Shutterstock

Emmy winners in key categories

“Fleabag” pulled one of the biggest surprises of the night, scooping up the prizes for best comedy, best actress in a comedy, as well as best writing and directing — a major disappointment for perennial winner “Veep” in its last season.
Flights have been cancelled, leaving thousands stranded while on holidays after talks aimed at preventing Thomas Cook from going out of business throughout Sunday failed. Rick Findler-PA

British travel firm Thomas Cook collapses, hundreds of thousands stranded

The world’s oldest travel firm Thomas Cook collapsed on Monday, stranding hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers around the globe and sparking the largest peacetime repatriation effort in British history.