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US Judge Sets Cosby Sentencing For September 24-25

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A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday ordered the sentencing of disgraced US television icon Bill Cosby to take place on September 24-25 following his conviction as a sex offender. The frail, 80-year-old — once beloved as “America’s Dad” — faces a sentence of up to 30 years for drugging and molesting Andrea Constand at his Philadelphia mansion in January 2004. Judge Steven O’Neill said the sentence ... Read More »

Netflix Pulls Out Of Cannes Festival

Netflix’s chief content officer said in an interview published Wednesday the streaming giant would not attend this year’s Cannes Film Festival because of a change in French regulations. Speaking to the industry magazine Variety, Ted Sarandos said the festival — whose selection will be made public Thursday — had instituted a new rule prohibiting any film without a theatrical distribution in France from competing for ... Read More »

Are, others excited as Kakanfo opens Saba Saba Club

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kakanfo Inn and Conference Centre, Ibadan has added a new variety to its hospitality services with the opening of the exquisite Saba Saba Club. Declaring the club open recently, the Chairman of Kakanfo Inn and Conference Centre, Dr Lekan Are, traced the history of its name to a restaurant, which he and his wife Olabisi, operated in Ibadan many years ago. While praising her for ... Read More »

Group Celebrates Female Artistes On World Intellectual Property Day

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AS part of the activities for the celebration of the World Intellectual Property Day, scheduled for April 26, in Nigeria, a non-governmental organisation known as the Friends of the Creator Foundation, in partnership with the Faculty of Engineering, Delta State University, has decided to showcase some Nigerian women who made their mark in the creative sector. The CFC, in a statement made available to our ... Read More »

Bbnaija: My Wife Blamed Me For Not ‘Making Out’ In The House — Ex-Housemate, Dee One

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Former Big Brother housemate, Dee One, has confessed that his wife blamed him for not ‘making out’ in the house before his eviction from the reality show. Dee One whose team was the first to be evicted from the house said that his wife was his number one supporter and even encouraged him to enter for this year’s show. The ex-housemate, in an interview with Galaxy ... Read More »

British Council’s Unfaltering Steps Excite Arts And Social Scenes

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Beneficiaries of the British Council’s interventions in Nigeria’s arts, cultural and social landscapes give inspiring testimonies, AKEEM LASISI writes For many Lagosians and their jolly good neighbours, the past few weeks have been significant in their hope to get nostalgia become a reality as far as theatre is concerned. As the film and music sections of the country’s entertainment industry boom, theatre freaks also remember ... Read More »

Bollywood Actors, Fans Post Speedy Recovery Messages For “Slumdog Millionaire” Star

Khan, 51, has acted in several award-winning Bollywood films as well as British and Hollywood productions. His English-language films include “Life of Pi,” “Slumdog Millionaire” and “The Amazing Spider Man.” “Sometimes you wake up with a jolt with life shaking you up. The last fifteen days, my life has been a suspense story,” Khan said in a tweet. He asked fans not to speculate “… ... Read More »

Sade Adu Drops New Song After Eight Years Of Silence

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Nigerian–British soul singer, Folasade Adu, popularly known as Sade Adu, has recorded a new original song for the upcoming American film, ‘A Wrinkle in Time’, her first in eight years. A Wrinkle in Time is an upcoming American science fantasy adventure film directed by Ava DuVernay from a screenplay by Jennifer Lee, and based on the 1962 novel of the same name by Madeleine L’Engle. ... Read More »

Akinwumi Isola Enriched Yoruba Literature – Okunoye

The Head, Department of English, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Prof. Oyeniyi Okunoye, has described deceased writer, Prof. Akinwumi Isola, as a compelling force in contemporary Yoruba literature. According to Okunoye, Isola’s passage means a lot to those who appreciate the contributions that he made to Yoruba Studies and contemporary Yoruba cultural production. He said in a tribute, “He was very versatile: a teacher, a scholar, ... Read More »

Bolojo Culture Alive As Yewaland Celebrates Rahmon Bello

The rich culture of Yewaland, in Ogun State, came alive last Saturday, when many of its sons and daughters rose to celebrate the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Rahmon Bello. It was meant to be a day of tributes to Rahmon, as well as an opportunity to reflect on the experience of the people in the political equation of the state, but ... Read More »

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