#BetAwards17 – Wizkid Wins Top Category

[Premium Times] Nigerian music export, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, widely known as Wizkid, has won the highly coveted “Best International Act: Africa” at the 2017 BET Awards.

[Premium Times] Nigerian music export, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, widely known as Wizkid, has won the highly coveted "Best International Act: Africa" at the 2017 BET Awards.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

John Boyega Plans Another Movie in Nigeria

[Daily Trust] John Boyega, whose career got a boost after he played the role of Ugwu in Biyi Bandele’s visual adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s”Half of a Yellow Sun”, has hinted that he has plans for another Nigerian movie. The actor over the ye…

[Daily Trust] John Boyega, whose career got a boost after he played the role of Ugwu in Biyi Bandele's visual adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's"Half of a Yellow Sun", has hinted that he has plans for another Nigerian movie. The actor over the years has landed some big roles, including a lead role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Katheryn Bigelow's upcoming crime drama, Detroit.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Police Arrest Military Member of Evans’ Kidnap Gang

[This Day] As the police strives to unravel the mystery behind the legendary and notorious billionaire kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeje Onwuamadike, alias Evans, it was saturday revealed that they have nabbed another member of the gang; a military personnel.

[This Day] As the police strives to unravel the mystery behind the legendary and notorious billionaire kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeje Onwuamadike, alias Evans, it was saturday revealed that they have nabbed another member of the gang; a military personnel.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Nigerian Muslims End 2017 Ramadan Fast, Declare Sallah

[Premium Times] The Sultan of Sokoto, Abubakar Saad, has announced the sighting of the new crescent of “Shawwal”, signifying the end of Ramadan fasting for Nigerian Muslims.

[Premium Times] The Sultan of Sokoto, Abubakar Saad, has announced the sighting of the new crescent of "Shawwal", signifying the end of Ramadan fasting for Nigerian Muslims.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Buhari Speaks From London, Greets Muslims On Sallah

[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a message of greetings to Nigerian Muslims and Christians on the occasion of the Eid-el-Fitr, urging all citizens to resolve to live in peace and avoid making reckless statements, his office said.

[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a message of greetings to Nigerian Muslims and Christians on the occasion of the Eid-el-Fitr, urging all citizens to resolve to live in peace and avoid making reckless statements, his office said.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Journalists Charged With Crimes Against State

[CPJ] New York -Angolan authorities should immediately drop all charges against journalists Rafael Marques de Morais and Mariano Bras Lourenco, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

[CPJ] New York -Angolan authorities should immediately drop all charges against journalists Rafael Marques de Morais and Mariano Bras Lourenco, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

Nigerian Journalist Arrested in Kaduna

[Premium Times] A Kaduna-based journalist, Ibraheema Yakubu, who reports for the Hausa service of Deutsche Welle, DW radio, Germany, was arrested Friday by the police while covering a clash between Shiite sect and a Kaduna community.

[Premium Times] A Kaduna-based journalist, Ibraheema Yakubu, who reports for the Hausa service of Deutsche Welle, DW radio, Germany, was arrested Friday by the police while covering a clash between Shiite sect and a Kaduna community.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Ramaphosa Slams Ombud’s Central Bank Plan

[News24Wire] Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has slammed Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s suggestion that the Constitution be amended to change the mandate of the SA Reserve Bank.

[News24Wire] Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has slammed Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's suggestion that the Constitution be amended to change the mandate of the SA Reserve Bank.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Home Affairs Admits ‘Omitting’ to Declare Guptas’ Naturalisation to Parliament

[News24Wire] The department of home affairs, while continuing to insist that the naturalisation of Gupta family members was done within the ambit of the law, has conceded that “it was an omission” to not openly declare the naturalisation to Parliament.

[News24Wire] The department of home affairs, while continuing to insist that the naturalisation of Gupta family members was done within the ambit of the law, has conceded that "it was an omission" to not openly declare the naturalisation to Parliament.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa