Thursday, May 1, 2014

#BringbackourGirls - Masses Turn Out For Protests, Boko Haram Negotiator Emerges

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Hundreds of Nigerians protested in Abuja, Ibadan, Kaduna, Lagos and Kano over the schoolgirls abducted from Government Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State, more than two weeks ago. The protesters in Abuja demanded at the National Assembly that the federal government provide concrete news in 24 hours concerning the fate of the girls or the protests would continue.

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The Oscars Academy Approves a Nigerian Selection Committee

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The Oscar awarding body - Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has approved a Nigerian committee - the Nigerian Oscars Selection Committee (NOSC) - to select and submit to it movies to be considered for the Oscars. The 12 members of the committee are well known Nollywood stakeholders, as follows;

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Jada Pinkett Smith and Lisa Price Speak Out For Carol's Daughter

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Jada Pinkett Smith today shared a couple of pictures of her natural hair on her Facebook page in support of Carol's Daughter, a hair company for African American woman. The company has had some bad press recently starting with a bankruptcy filing, but they are in no way folding up, just restructuring. Named for the founder's mother, Carol’s Daughter is a line of beauty products designed by Lisa Price. Their range include products for hair, skin, and hands, as well as fragrances.

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A Review of An African City Web Series

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by Adelarin Awotedu

I was bored last week trying to prepare a business plan for a feature film I am working on so I decided to find what the latest online buzz is. Been wondering for a couple of weeks what 'an African city' is all about. I give it to their public relations team, an African city is on every influential blog online.

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Amaka Igwe Lives - Charles Novia Writes Touching Tribute to Late Film Producer

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Amaka Igwe lives. The tears we shed for her are futile. She lives. The shock we express over her passing on is carthatic. She lives. Amaka Igwe did not die. She just built her loving ‘house of commotion’ in our hearts. Commotion with co-relation; commotion with emotions.

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