Nigeria’s Femi Odugbemi becomes member of Oscars voting academy

Nigerian producer and filmmaker Femi Odugbemi has been formally invited into the voting membership of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the United States of America.

The academy organises and decides the nominations for the universally-acclaimed Oscars award for motion pictures.

It is a world recognised movie-related organisaion, comprising more than 8000 accomplished men and women working in cinema.

Academy membership is limited to film artists working in the production of theatrically-released motion pictures.

The academy has 17 branches ranging from actors, writers and two categories that involve members-at-large and associates to accommodate individuals who have no defined branches in motion picture.

Elated Odugbemi shared the news of his invitation to the oscars on his Instagram page @femiodugbemi on Monday.

He wrote: “so today, I received a formal invitation to become a voting member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the United States….

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Nigeria’s Femi Odugbemi becomes member of Oscars voting academy

Nigerian producer and filmmaker Femi Odugbemi has been formally invited into the voting membership of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the United States of America.

The academy organises and decides the nominations for the universally-acclaimed Oscars award for motion pictures.

It is a world recognised movie-related organisaion, comprising more than 8000 accomplished men and women working in cinema.

Academy membership is limited to film artists working in the production of theatrically-released motion pictures.

The academy has 17 branches ranging from actors, writers and two categories that involve members-at-large and associates to accommodate individuals who have no defined branches in motion picture.

Elated Odugbemi shared the news of his invitation to the oscars on his Instagram page @femiodugbemi on Monday.

He wrote: “so today, I received a formal invitation to become a voting member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the United States….

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NANS condemns Plateau attack, commiserates with people, government

The National Association of Nigerian Students on Tuesday, condemned the latest attack in Plateau by suspected herdsmen which left more 80 people dead.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that three council areas in the Plateau were attacked leaving scores killed, several others injured and property and homes razed by the attackers last Sunday.

In a statement issued in Enugu, the association condoled with the affected families, government and people of Plateau and urged the Federal Government to urgently address the issue of killings in the country.

The National Public Relations Officer of the association, Mr Bestman Okereafor, made the condemnation in a statement in Enugu.

“With great sadness, the leadership of NANS joins the world and fellow Nigerians in condemning the gruesome murder in some states of the federation, especially the most recent killings in Plateau by suspected herdsmen.

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The associated, however,…

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NANS condemns Plateau attack, commiserates with people, government

The National Association of Nigerian Students on Tuesday, condemned the latest attack in Plateau by suspected herdsmen which left more 80 people dead.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that three council areas in the Plateau were attacked leaving scores killed, several others injured and property and homes razed by the attackers last Sunday.

In a statement issued in Enugu, the association condoled with the affected families, government and people of Plateau and urged the Federal Government to urgently address the issue of killings in the country.

The National Public Relations Officer of the association, Mr Bestman Okereafor, made the condemnation in a statement in Enugu.

“With great sadness, the leadership of NANS joins the world and fellow Nigerians in condemning the gruesome murder in some states of the federation, especially the most recent killings in Plateau by suspected herdsmen.

READ ALSO: Oil prices rise on uncertainty over Libyan crude exports

The associated, however,…

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Police Ask Dbanj to Report Circumstances of Son’s Death

  • More condolence messages pour in for bereaved family

The Police have told musician Oladapo Olabanji (Dbanj) to make a formal report on the circumstances that led to the death of his son.

Dbanj with baby Daniel at birth

The singer’s son Daniel III, who turned one year in May, drowned in a pool on Sunday at the couple’s Ikoyi residence in Lagos. He was one year-old in May.

The toddler’s remains had been moved to a morgue at GRA, Ikeja.

Dbanj who was in the United States when the accident happened wrote: “Trying Times. But my God is Always and Forever Faithful.”

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Edgal Imohimi, said on Monday that the family should report the incident to the police after the period of mourning.

In a statement signed by the command’s spokesman CSP Chike Oti, the commissioner of police said the state command had sent a delegation to condole with the family.

“The CP wants the family to know that at this period of their grief, the entire command shares…

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Police Ask Dbanj to Report Circumstances of Son’s Death

  • More condolence messages pour in for bereaved family

The Police have told musician Oladapo Olabanji (Dbanj) to make a formal report on the circumstances that led to the death of his son.

Dbanj with baby Daniel at birth

The singer’s son Daniel III, who turned one year in May, drowned in a pool on Sunday at the couple’s Ikoyi residence in Lagos. He was one year-old in May.

The toddler’s remains had been moved to a morgue at GRA, Ikeja.

Dbanj who was in the United States when the accident happened wrote: “Trying Times. But my God is Always and Forever Faithful.”

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Edgal Imohimi, said on Monday that the family should report the incident to the police after the period of mourning.

In a statement signed by the command’s spokesman CSP Chike Oti, the commissioner of police said the state command had sent a delegation to condole with the family.

“The CP wants the family to know that at this period of their grief, the entire command shares…

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