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Arise TV’s Morning Show co-anchor, Rufai Oseni, has won the on-air TV personality of the year award at the 16th edition of the Nigeria Media Nite-Out Award (NMNA). NMNA was held on Sunday, 30 October 2022, at the Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos. Announcing the award, Oseni tweeted: “I just received an award for best media personality at the Nigeria Media Nite-Out. I dedicate the award to you all and my dear parents.” In the...

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The Nigerian Official Selection Committee (NOSC) has maintained that no Nigerian film will compete in the International Feature Film (IFF) category at the 2023 Oscar awards. The verdict was reached on Thursday, 20 October, a day before the  deadline given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) for the committee to reconvene and reconsider its “no film eligible” decision. According to TheCable Lifestyle, this was how the 15-member committee voted: Chineze Anyaene-Abonyi – No Revote Mahmood...

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...Tambuwal offers immediate employment to graduates of medicine    About 77 Sokoto State indigenes under the state government’s scholarship have graduated with first-class degrees from tertiary institutions in India, Sudan, Ukraine, and Ghana. Muhammad Bello, the special adviser on media and publicity to the state governor, Aminu Tambuwal, said the graduates were presented to Tambuwal on Friday in Sokoto by the permanent secretary of the state scholarship board, Alhaji Bello Isah. He said the students...

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The senator representing Lagos West, Solomon Adeola, and his Ekiti Central counterpart, Opeyemi Bamidele, yesterday, presented their national awards to Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Sen. Adeola and Sen. Bamidele were among the over 400 recipients of national honours awarded by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, 11 October. The senators were conferred with the Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) award. Sen. Adeola took to his Facebook...

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Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Adichie, has joined the likes of late Prof. Chinua Achebe and late Chief Gani Fawehinmi who declined a national honour. It was gathered that the award-winning author rejected a national honour to be conferred on her by President Muhammadu Buhari. President Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja conferred national honours on deserving Nigerians and foreigners as part of the activities for the celebration of Nigeria’s 62nd independence anniversary. Among the women who made the honours...

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ABUJA — As part of the activities for the celebration of Nigeria’s 62nd independence anniversary, President Muhammadu Buhari conferred national honours on deserving Nigerians at the International Conference Centre, Abuja on Tuesday. The national honours conferred were: Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON), Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR), and Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON). Others include Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR),...

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ABUJA — President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his administration’s resolve to root out banditry, criminality, terrorism, and insurgence in the country. The President stated this in Abuja at the award of investiture to deserving Nigerians and expressed delight that despite the hardship being faced, a good number of Nigerians and friends of Nigeria had been demonstrating active patriotism to improve living standards. President Buhari while congratulating the awardees, appreciated non-Nigerian recipients and assured them of...

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The Nigerian-Canadian Association of Calgary (NCAC) has honoured Phillips Oduoza and Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for their sterling contributions to the economic development of Nigeria. While Oduoza is the chairman and founder of NOVA Merchant Bank, Okonjo-Iweala is the Director-General of World Trade Organisation (WTO) and a former Minister of Finance. The association conferred a distinguished citizen award on the duo at a gala night to mark Nigeria’s Independence Day in Calgary, Canada over the weekend....

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One of France’s most-garlanded authors and a prominent feminist voice, Annie Ernaux, has been awarded the Nobel prize in literature. The announcement was made by the Swedish Academy in Stockholm on Thursday. The Academy said Ernaux was recognised because she “consistently and from different angles examines a life marked by strong disparities regarding gender, language, and class”. In his remarks after the award announcement, Anders Olsson, chairman of the Nobel literature committee, said the 82-year-old...

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ABUJA — Four Anambra State teachers have won the Presidential Teachers and Schools Excellent Award for the year 2022. The Award ceremony which was held at Eagle Square in Abuja attracted teachers from all over the country in celebration of this year’s Teachers’ Day. The four Anambra Teachers are; Dr. Sabina Ijeoma Chukwunedum of Abbot Girls Secondary School in Ihiala local government area of Anambra state. She won the overall best public school administrator for...

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