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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.

NBC assures profit for foreign, local investors

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) says the Sixth edition of the Broadcasting Code Amendment guarantees maximun profits for foreign and local investors in the industry.
Social distancing and face masks were largely forgotten as thousands of French people danced and partied well into Monday in the first big blow out since the coronavirus lockdown.

Paris throws off mask to party like the virus never was

Social distancing and face masks were largely forgotten as thousands of French people danced and partied well into Monday in the first big blow out since the coronavirus lockdown.
That '70s Show actor Danny Masterson has been charged with raping three women in separate incidents which occurred between 2001 and 2003.

US actor charged with raping three women

“That 70s Show” actor Danny Masterson has been charged with raping three women in separate incidents in 2001 and 2003, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office said on Wednesday night.
Hana Kimura during a wrestling event in January. She has died at age 22. Etsuo Hara-Getty Images

Japanese female wrestler dies at 22

Hana Kimura, a female professional wrestler who was among the cast of the popular Japanese reality series “Terrace House,” died Saturday at 22, her wrestling organisation said, after she reportedly faced online bullying.
Netflix will roll out new parental control features globally in the coming months. Ryan Anson-AFP-Getty Images

Netflix gains 15.8 million subscribers in three months

The world’s largest streaming service gained 15.8 million paying customers from January through March, bringing its global total to 182.9 million. Netflix had predicted it would add 7 million during the period.
Veteran filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan has announced a prospective release date for his anticipated new feature film, sex for grades themed movie.

Kunle Afolayan’s new movie ‘Citation’ gets release date

Veteran filmmaker Kunle Afolayan has announced a prospective release date for his anticipated new feature film, sex for grades themed movie.
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission - EFCC.

EFCC raises alarm on coronavirus fraudulent schemes

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has cautioned members of the public against emerging online fraudulent tactics, being explored by internet fraudsters in the wake of the donations arising from the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic.

Apple will stop taking cut of some video app purchases made through the App...

Apple said on Wednesday it would stop taking a cut of some sales for “qualifying” streaming video services on iPhones and other Apple devices, including Amazon.com’s Prime Video.
Barcelona have reportedly pinpointed Marcus Rashford and Harry Kane as two potential targets as the club looks to locate a replacement for Luis Suarez next summer.

Marcus Rashford: Coronavirus hasn’t ruined my recovery

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford says his recovery from the back injury that has sidelined him since January has not been affected by the coronavirus crisis.
Mark Blum, a veteran stage actor known for films including “Desperately Seeking Susan” and “Crocodile Dundee,” has died, after contracting the coronavirus disease.

Veteran actor Mark Blum dies of coronavirus disease

Mark Blum, a veteran stage actor known for films including “Desperately Seeking Susan” and “Crocodile Dundee,” has died, after contracting the coronavirus disease.
Jürgen Klopp relished the reaction of his players as Liverpool produced a comeback to beat Bournemouth 2-1 after two successive defeats.

Diego Maradona admits he’s a fan of Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

Known for his own passionate displays on the touchline as highlighted in the Netflix series ‘Maradona in Mexico’ which documented his turbulent spell reviving the fortunes of second-tier outfit Dorados, he said of the Liverpool manager: “I love what he conveys, the type that gives me confidence.
The Netflix logo is seen on their office in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S. July 16, 2018. REUTERS-Lucy Nicholson

Coronavirus: Netflix suspends production of shows, movies

Netflix has halted production of its original shows and movies amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Why Nollywood can’t be too excited about Netflix’s move on Nigeria

Netflix has been wooing Nollywood stylishly for a while now; from streaming Nollywood movies from as early as 2016 to purchasing Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Lion Heart’ in 2019.
U.S. District Court Judge Andre Birotte Jr. on Tuesday issued a preliminary injunction ordering officials to restore the hotline that had been run by the nonprofit Freedom for Immigrants since 2013.

US Judge orders immigration detention hotline restored

U.S. District Court Judge Andre Birotte Jr. on Tuesday issued a preliminary injunction ordering officials to restore the hotline that had been run by the nonprofit Freedom for Immigrants since 2013.
Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, whose production company Higher Ground backed the documentary American Factory, congratulated the film’s directors after their Oscar win Sunday in Documentary Feature.

Obamas’ first film wins best documentary Oscar

The Barack and Michelle Obama-produced film “American Factory” snagged an Oscar on Sunday for best documentary — a win for Netflix, which backed the story of a manufacturing plant in the US Midwest reopened by a Chinese billionaire.
Brad Pitt is the Oscars 2020 winner for Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance as Cliff Booth in Once upon a Time...in Hollywood!

Brad Pitt wins best supporting actor Oscar for ‘Once Upon a Time…’

Brad Pitt’s Oscar win on Sunday marks a fitting comeback for the veteran actor whose personal life, rather than his on-screen roles, have dominated headlines in recent years.
Chinese-American film “The Farewell” delivered a rebuke to its Oscars snub at the Spirit Awards on Saturday, as South Korea’s “Parasite” added a final burst of momentum to its much-hyped Academy Award challenge.

‘Farewell’ rebukes Oscars with Spirit Award win

Chinese-American film “The Farewell” delivered a rebuke to its Oscars snub at the Spirit Awards on Saturday, as South Korea’s “Parasite” added a final burst of momentum to its much-hyped Academy Award challenge.

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“Stay at home,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a televised address to the nation, as he unveiled unprecedented peacetime measures after the country’s death toll climbed to 335.

Britain to announce jobs, housing boost for coronavirus-hit economy

Britain is set to announce measures to promote youth employment and stimulate the housing market on Wednesday, as it braces for the severe economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the Emergency National Executive Council, NEC, meeting of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari presides over sixth virtual FEC meeting

The ministers at the Council Chambers include Lai Mohammed (Information and Culture), Zainab Ahmed (Finance, Budget and National Planning), Babatunde Fashola (Works and Housing), Hadi Sirika (Aviation), Abubakar Malami (Justice), Godswill Akpabio (Niger Delta), Rotimi Amaechi (Transportation), Geoffrey Onyema (Foreign Affairs), George Akume (Special Duties), Adamu Adamu (Education) and Ambassador Zubairu Dada (Minister of State for Foreign Affairs).
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APC faction warns Ekiti governor to steer clear from Ondo politics

The factional Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Mr Henry Olatuja, has urged the national leaders of the party to warn the Chairman of Nigerian Governors’ Forum, Dr Kayode Fayemi, to steer clear of the state’s politics.
Crystal Palace defender Patrick van Aanholt says he is very satisfied that Katie Hopkins has been suspended from Twitter, after the footballer was involved in a series of social media spats with the right-wing provocateur.

Crystal Palace ace ‘very satisfied’ after playing his role in Katie Hopkins’ Twitter ban

Crystal Palace defender Patrick van Aanholt says he is "very satisfied" that Katie Hopkins has been suspended from Twitter, after the footballer was involved in a series of social media spats with the right-wing provocateur.
President Donald Trump said Friday he was severing US ties with the WHO, accusing it of failing to do enough to combat the initial spread of the virus.

Mary Trump: Donald Trump hired impersonator to take admission exam for him

The United States President, Donald Trump, paid his way out of high school, hiring someone else to take an aptitude test for him, his niece, Mary Trump, reveals.