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An Illinois court in the United States has dismissed the million-dollar wire fraud conspiracy case against Olalekan Ponle, popularly known as 'Woodberry'. Woodberry, 29, was arrested alongside, Raymond 'Hushpuppi' Abbas in the United Arab Emirate (UAE) on multiple fraud charges by the Dubai crime unit police officers, subsequently extraditing the duo to the US. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Woodberry was caught through his WhatsApp, iPhone, and Bitcoin transactions.

Former P-Square Signee 'May D' Joins DMW

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Akinmayokun Awodumila popularly known as May D has signed with Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) after years of being absent from the music scene.

Colin Kaepernick Signs Production Deal With Disney, ESPN For Life Docu Series

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American NFL Player and Civil Rights Activist, Colin Kaepernick have announced that his production company, Ra Vision Media has signed a partnership deal with Disney Co., featuring him in an exclusive documentary series about race and social injustice produced by ESPN, the footballer said on Monday.

The popular ABC Television dating competition show, The Bachelor on Friday announced Matt James a native of North Carolina as the show's first black contestant. In a statement, Karey Burke, Walt Disney President said "We know we have a responsibility to make sure the love stories we’re seeing onscreen are representative of the world we live in, and we are proudly in service to our audience."

Netflix Partners With Mo-Abudu In A New Deal

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Online media-services provider and production company Netflix in its continued expansion into Africa has partnered with Nigerian filmmaker and CEO of Ebonylife TV Mo Abudu to create new content from the west African nation.

COVID-19: Wizkid Chides Pastors Over Failure To Heal Coronavirus patients

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Popular musician, Wizkid has taunted Nigerian pastors over their inability to heal coronavirus patients.

30 Year-Old Nia DaCosta Set To Direct Captain Marvel Sequel

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30 Year-Old Black-American director and screenwriter who made her debut in 2009 will take on what is termed to be one of the bigger directing jobs in Hollywood. Nia DaCosta, who directed the anticipated reboot of Candyman, has been tapped as a director on Marvel’s sequel to Captain Marvel. DaCosta takes over from Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, who directed the first pic to massive box office success.

Theatre In Japan Resumes Operation After COVID-19 Pause

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Theatres in some areas of Japan have resumed operation after a five-month break due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With over 36000 cases and 1,000 deaths, Japan is one of the countries with the best recovery rate; 24,929 people have fully recovered according to local news sources in the Asain country.

MultiChoice And The Walt Disney Company Partnership Deal Sails Through

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Multichoice Group, the parent company of DSTV, GOTV, Showmax, Supersport, M-NET and The Walt Disney Company Africa have agreed on a partnership that will see the sharing of sports programmes and contents between ESPN and DStv. The agreement is said to offer more sports to subscribers across Africa; Especially through the two 24-hour ESPN channels that will be made available to DStv customers by the end of July 29.

BlackLivesMatter: Beyonce Partners NAACP To Help Fund Black-Owned Businesses

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Multi-dimensional American icon, Beyonce through her foundation, BeyGOOD has partnered with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to award a $10,000 grant to Black-owned small businesses in order to provide economic empowerment for black businesses amidst recent negative events.

Body Of 'Glee' Actress Naya Rivera Found In Lake

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A body recovered from a lake in California has been identified as the missing 'Glee' star, Naya Rivera, Police said on Monday.
The 33-year-old actress was declared missing on Wednesday last week after her four-year-old son, Josey was found sleeping alone on a boat hours after they went on a boating trip at Lake Piru near Los Angeles.

Actress Kelly Preston, Wife Of John Travolta Dies At Age 57

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Hollywood star Kelly Kamalelehua Smith, better known by her stage name Kelly Preston died on Sunday after losing her battle with breast cancer. John Travolta, husband to the 57-year-old actress broke the sad news on his Instagram page: "It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my beautiful wife Kelly has lost her two-year battle with breast cancer. She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many."

President Buhari Arrives Kebbi For 2020 Argungu Festival

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President MuhammaduBuhari arrives Kebbi state to witness the 2020 Argungu International Fishing and Cultural Festival (AIFCF). Top officials of the state led by governor AbubakarAtikuBaguduwere prompt at the airport to receive President Buharion his arrival. Mr President is, however, expected to only partake in the agriculture fair of the programme, an integral part of the annual four-day festival and thereafter depart the state.

Argungu International Fishing Festival Holds After 10 Years

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The Argungu International Fishing and Cultural Festival (AIFCF) 2020 gets underway today March, 11, hosted by Kebbi state, after 10 years of being suspended owing to the insurgency.

Smuggled Nigerian Sculpture Returned By Mexican Authorities

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The government of Mexico in a display of good faith has brought back an ancient Ile-Ife bronze sculpture to Nigeria following its seizure by customs officials at the Mexico City International airport. The sculpture is believed to date back to the 6th Century from the south-western region of Nigeria. The above information was revealed in a press statement obtained on Mexico’s website on Wednesday, Feb. 26.

Golden Globes 2020: Joaquin Phoenix Wins Best Actor For Joker

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Joaquin Phoenix won a Golden Globe for best actor in a motion picture drama on Sunday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif for his role as Joker in the titled Movie.

Google Celebrates Buchi Emecheta On Her Posthumous Birthday

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Giant search engine, Google on Sunday celebrated Nigerian novelist BuchiEmecheta with its Doodle on what would have been her 75th birthday.Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the company'slogo on its homepages and is intended to commemorate holidays, events, achievements and notable historical figures world over.

Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart” Ranked 5th on BBC’s 100 Stories that Shaped the World

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Nigerian literary giant, Chinua Achebe’s novel “Things Fall Apart” has been ranked top 5 of BBC’s The 100 Stories that Shaped the World. According to BBC culture, a poll was conducted with about 108 authors, critics, academics, journalists and translators across 35 countries to nominate five fictional stories that have influenced history.