Lionheart disqulaified from the oscar race for being too "English"
Acccording to reports, Lionheart which is Nigeria's first entry into the International Feature Film category has been disqualifed on account of it having too much dialogue in English.
The disqualification was made known to voters for the category via email based on the fact that , "an international film is defined as a feature-length motion picture (defined as over 40 minutes) produced outside the United States of America with a predominantly non-English dialogue track." and Lionheart has just under 12 minutes of dialogue in Igbo Language while the rest of the 95 minutes is in English.
Genevive Nnaji and Ava DuVernay took to twitter to call out the injustice stating that English was in fact the dominant language in the country.
Facebook suffers global outage as users' feeds are being flooded with posts from people they don't know (Photos)
Facebook users complain that their news feeds are overrun with posts from strangers who are commenting on celebrity pages.The social network has been experiencing issues since 7:08 AM BST, according to the down detection website Downdetector.According to data from Downdetector, more than 2,000 people in the UK have reported issues, with 77 percent of those saying the problem is with their feeds.Facebook users flocked to Twitter to discuss the strange glitch, which t...
Young Boy Abandoned on the Street for being a Witch
Succour has finally come to a little boy who was branded a witch and abandoned on the streets. The boy finally got rescued in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital yesterday.Danish aid worker, Anja Ringgren Lovén, said the boy was picked up by a woman from the State Ministry of Justice.An Optician, Benjamin Omin Itu, who also confirmed the development on Saturday, June 11, shared photos of the boy with deep wounds all over his body."The abandoned child who was branded w...
LAWMA Staff Arrested for Faking Being Kidnapped
The Lagos state police command has announced the arrest of a 29-year-old employee of the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) and his colleague for allegedly faking his kidnap and collecting the sum of N150,000 as ransom.The spokesman of the Police Command in Lagos State, SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the arrest on Friday in a statement.Hundeyin said detectives from the State Criminal Investigation Department of the command carried out the arrest after a...
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