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MAKE ME FABULOUS! STEPHANIE LINUS ANNOUNCES SEASON 2 OF HER REALITY TV SHOW FOR COUPLES

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The unscripted, love-filled and one-of-its-kind Reality TV Show created to rekindle the spark in marriages is back with a bang! After much anticipation, Nollywood actress and producer, Stephanie Linus has announced the Season 2 of her show: Make Me Fabulous.

In the very successful run of Season 1, 13 couples were treated to a lavish and luxurious experience that ignited new meaning into their relationships. Season 2 is set to be even more exciting and would detail the journeys of 13 married couples.

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The show will premiere on Sunday, August 12th at 6 PM on DSTV’s Africa Magic Showcase, Channel 151.

Watch the promo here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6WMPezDDAM

From newlyweds to couples who have been married for decades, Make Me Fabulous takes them on a journey of transformation, giving them a chance to connect without distractions. In each episode, these couples bare their deepest challenges, share their high and low points, and enjoy a fabulous experience. An expert style and beauty team, together with a luxury treat and fantastic prizes made their experience even more memorable.

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According to Stephanie Linus, viewers should expect something new in Season 2: “When I saw how much of an impact Season 1 was, I knew we had to do this again. But we did it with a twist. Viewers would love the new direction the show has taken, but more importantly, we hope it touches their homes and marriages in a special way.”

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The featured couples were selected from Stephanie Linus’s personal blog Stephaniedaily.com, where all updates, behind the scenes and exclusive bonuses can be found. To connect with the contestants and to stay updated on the couples, viewers can visit http://www.stephaniedaily.com/category/make-me-fabulous/. Join the discussion over on social media on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag

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NIGERIAN WINS CANADIAN DIGITAL AWARD – DR. RITA ORJI

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 Dr. Rita Orji Receiving the Award

DR. Rita Orji has won the prestigious 2018 Canadian Digital Diversity Award for Women Leader in the Digital Economy. The Nigerian is a Computer Science professor at the Dalhousie University in Canada and the award was given by Digital Nova Scotia. Three women in Nova Scotia’s ICT sector walked home with some hardware on Tuesday during Digital Nova Scotia’s third Digital Diversity Awards. The three category winners represented women in senior level executive positions who, according to Digital Nova Scotia, “have made a significant contribution to Nova Scotia’s ICT sector and are active champions of diversity in their communities or organizations.

Orji’s research focuses on investigating how interactive systems can be designed to help people move towards improved health and wellness. In 2017, she was named one of the top 150 Canadian Women in STEM by the VOLUTION, and was among the top 50 Young Most Influential Best Brains in Enugu State. She was also invited to speak to the Canadian Parliament and at a United Nations Commission on the State of Women’s Panel.

“Since 1843, women have led major advances in programming and software development, yet today women still represent less than 25 per cent of the industry. Our awards were established to address the gender gap, and actively promote role models and champions of diversity in our ICT sector,” said Ulrike Bahr-gedalia, president and CEO of Digital Nova Scotia, in a statement.

courtesy: www.pressreader.com

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EMMANUEL ITIER WINS HUMANITARIAN FILMMAKER OF THE YEAR!!!

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The Winning team of THE CURE: (from left to right) Gwenn Wunderlich, Gary Quinn, moi, Ursula Vari, Alycia Vreeland and Dr. Stephen Sideroff — with Gary Quinn, Ursula Vari, Alycia Vreeland and Stephen Sideroff.

Emmanuel is humbled by getting an award for their Humanitarian Documentaries at the Garifuna International Film Festival of Venice Beach 2018.
He with members of our cast enjoyed sold out preview of their film “THE CURE”.
In Oneness We Heal The World!
Many thanks from Emmanuel Itire to Freda Sideroff and Stephen Sideroff, Gary Quinn, Gwenn Wunderlich, Ursula Vari, Alycia Vreeland, Rick Carter and the whole THE CURE team!

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I see you Award!

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Humbled and Honored

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Peace!!

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We rock the stage! — with Gary Quinn, Gwenn Wunderlich, Stephen Sideroff, Alycia Vreeland and Ursula Vari

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Sold out screening! — with Gary Quinn

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We are on the wall!

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Peace!! — with Gwenn Wunderlich.

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With producer and narrator Gary Quinn

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Let me explain…

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Ladies of Peace! — with Karyn Westervelt.

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My good friends Ingrid and Fernando!

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Amazing!

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With Gary Quinn and Davide Reali.

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Thank you Freda!!!

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SelfWe! — with Freda Sideroff and Stephen Sideroff.

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More Ladies of Peace… — with Bianca Dubeux Nin McMahan.

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With my buddy still photographer of The Cure: Mister Rick Carter

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71ST FESTIVAL DE CANNES AWARDS!

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The curtain has come down on the 71st Festival de Cannes, which for the last 12 days has featured artists and films from all four corners of the globe on its screens. Onstage at the Grand Théâtre Lumière, the Master of Ceremonies, Edouard Baer, welcomed the Feature Film Jury presided over by Cate Blanchett, for the announcement of the 2018 winners.
The event culminated on the Red Carpet, where the prizewinners and jury were treated to a live musical surprise by Sting and Shaggy!

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FEATURE FILMS

PALME D’OR
MANBIKI KAZOKU(Shoplifters) by KORE-EDA Hirokazu

GRAND PRIX
BLACKKKLANSMAN (Black Klansman) by Spike LEE

JURY PRIZE
CAPHARNAÜM by Nadine LABAKI

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR
Marcello FONTE in DOGMAN by Matteo GARRONE

BEST DIRECTOR
ZIMNA WOJNA (Cold War) by Pawel PAWLIKOWSKI

BEST SCREENPLAY EX-ÆQUO
Alice ROHRWACHER for LAZZARO FELICE (Happy as Lazzaro)

Jafar PANAHI for SE ROKH (3 Faces)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS
Samal YESLYAMOVA in AYKA by Sergey DVORTSEVOY

SPECIAL PALME D’OR
LE LIVRE D’IMAGE (The Image book) by Jean-Luc GODARD

SHORT FILMS
PALME D’OR
ALL THESE CREATURES by Charles WILLIAMS

MENTION DISTINCTION BY THE JURY
YAN BIAN SHAO NIAN(On the order) by WEI Shujun

CAMÉRA D’OR
GIRL by Lukas DHONT
presented at UN CERTAIN REGARD

The CST Jury decided to award the VULCAIN PRIZE FOR ARTIST-TECHNICIAN to: SHIN Joom-Hee artistic director, of BURNING for his exceptional contribution to the portrayal of his characters.

Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard 2018 Prizes

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Un Certain Regard 2018 presented 18 films in competition. 6 of them were first films. The Opening film was DONBASS by Sergei Loznitsa.
Under the presidency of Benicio Del Toro (Puerto Rican-American actor), the Jury was comprised of Annemarie Jacir (Palestinian director and writer), Kantemir Balagov (Russian director), Virginie Ledoyen (French actress) and
Julie Huntsinger (American executive director, Telluride Film Festival).

“We feel that out of 2000 films considered by the Festival, the 18 we saw in UN CERTAIN REGARD – from Argentina to China – were all in their own way winners. Over the past 10 days, we were extremely impressed by the high quality of the work presented, but in the end we were the most moved by the following 5 films. » The jury

“UN CERTAIN REGARD” PRIZE
GRÄNS (BORDER) by Ali ABBASI

 

PRIZE FOR BEST SCREENPLAY
SOFIA by Meryem BENM’BAREK

PRIZE FOR BEST PERFORMANCE
Victor POLSTER for GIRL by Lukas DHONT

PRIZE FOR BEST DIRECTOR
Sergei LOZNITSA for DONBASS

JURY SPECIAL PRIZE
CHUVA É CANTORIA NA ALDEIA DOS MORTOS
(The Dead and the Others)
by João SALAVIZA and Renée NADER MESSORA

THE WINNERS OF THE SELECTION CINÉFONDATION CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2018

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The winners of the Sélection Cinéfondation 2018

The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury headed by Bertrand Bonello and including Khalil Joreige, Valeska Grisebach, Alanté Kavaïté and Ariane Labed, has awarded the 2018 Cinéfondation Prizes during a ceremony held in the Buñuel Theatre, followed by the screening of the winning films.

The Cinéfondation Selection consisted of 17 student films, chosen out of 2 426 entries coming from 512 film schools around the world.

First Prize
EL VERANO DEL LEÓN ELÉCTRICO (The Summer of the Electric Lion) directed by Diego CÉSPEDES
Universidad de Chile – ICEI, Chile

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Joint Second Prize
KALENDAR (Calendar) directed by Igor POPLAUHIN
Moscow School of New Cinema, Russia

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DONG WU XIONG MENG (The Storms in Our Blood) directed by SHEN Di
Shanghai Theater Academy, China

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Third Prize

INANIMATE directed by Lucia BULGHERONI
NFTS, United Kingdom

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Awards
The Cinéfondation allocates a €15,000 grant for the First Prize, €11,250 for the Second and €7,500 for the Third.

The winner of the First Prize is also guaranteed the presentation of his/her first feature film at the Festival de Cannes.

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AMAKA ANIOJI : ACTRESS, FILMMAKER & FOUNDER NGO – FUTURE FOUNDATION

AMAKAAmaka Anioji is an award winning Actress, and Filmmaker in the Nigerian Film Industry Popularly known as Nollywood. She is the Founder of Future Foundation an NGO and Non for Profit organization for Youth Development.

Amaka Anioji Future Foundation AA_FF is a platform that is driving, advocating and supporting Youth and Women development in Nigeria and all Over Africa, With specific and categorized projects for Teens, Young girls/women and young men, all between the ages 12 and 35 pursuing similar goals, collaborating and driving for the benefit of the youths and women within Africa.

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The Founder of Future Foundation said that ” We have an impressive Lineup of programs, that will enable us achieve our goal of impacting These Youths and Women. We have been developing this blueprint over the years, we are confident that it is time to move from the small steps to bigger and more visible approaches that will better guarantee our goals. We are excited as we step out of the shadows and join the many organizations all over the world that are pursuing similar goals, collaborating and driving for the benefit of the youths and women within Africa.

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The City Of Teens (TCOT) is a project under Amaka Anioji Future Foundation that focuses on Issues concerning Teenagers in Nigeria and Africa, We Support, Educate, Inspire, Provide Opportunities and Help Teenagers experience a more Fulfilling Life Whilst Preparing To Become Effective and Productive Adults.

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Recently Amaka Anioji had the pleasure of Mentoring Teenagers in Community High school Adeniran Ogunsanya. Investing in these Young ones is the only way we secure the future.

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Mentoring Teens with these amazing and selfless People.

82 WOMEN PROTEST AT THE RED CARPET OF CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

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Eighty-two women marched on the red carpet at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival on Saturday to protest gender inequality at the festival and in the wider film industry.

The president of Jury of 2018 Cannes Film Festival is Cate Blanchett , she led the group and read out a statement from the steps of the Palais des Festivals.

In her statement for 71 years of this world biggest festival there have been only 12 female heads of its juries.”Out of 71 Palme d’Or only one woman Jane Campion in 1993 received this prestigious award.But in 2015 Varda won an honorary Palme d’Or .The essence of this protest is to change the process.
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COMMONWEALTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENTS COLLABORATE TO TACKLE CORRUPTION

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EFCC, Lawyer, Barr, Wahab Shittu; Former South-African, President, Mr Thabo Nbeki; Chairman, Steering Committee Movement Against Corruption, DrJoe Okei Odumakin & EFCC Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu.

Commonwealth countries in Africa say they are working together to recover millions of dollars by seizing assets from criminals and corrupt officials.
The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Partnering towards assets recovery and its return’
The Conference for Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Commonwealth Africa took place at the Transcorp Hilton, Monday, May 14, 2018, Abuja

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Secretary General, Commonwealth of Nations, Patricia Scotland; EFCC, Lawyer, Barr, Wahab Shittu; & Chairman, Steering Committee Movement Against Corruption, DrJoe Okei Odumakin.

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland  addressed the anti-corruption conference on its first morning. She said, “Corruption is poisonous, corrosive, vicious and an enemy of sustainable development. It destroys people’s confidence in their leaders, their politicians and their country. Countless times we have heard how people feel when a system is corrupt, and their rights can’t be protected because they’re not rich enough or don’t have the right connections. They feel the system has beaten them.

“That’s why we, in the Secretariat, work with governments to fight corruption. As well as setting up the Commonwealth Africa Anti-Corruption Centre in Botswana in 2013, we have established the Office of Civil and Criminal Justice Reform (OCCJR), which was welcomed by the heads of government at their biennial meeting last month, so member states can get assistance across the Commonwealth.”

The Secretariat has provided targeted assistance to Commonwealth nations. It has been active in practical training and development support for national anti-corruption agencies, focussing on Africa and the Caribbean, in accordance with the sustainable development goals.

The annual conferences act as a focal point for anti-corruption networks and provide a forum through which government representatives can peer-review a country’s anti-corruption efforts as well as share good practice and learning.

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Former South-African, President, Mr Thabo Nbeki & Chairman, Steering Committee Movement Against Corruption, DrJoe Okei Odumakin.

 

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Secretary General, Commonwealth of Nations, Patricia Scotland & Chairman, Steering Committee Movement Against Corruption, DrJoe Okei Odumakin.

 

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EFCC Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu & Chairman, Steering Committee Movement Against Corruption, DrJoe Okei Odumakin.

 

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EFCC, Public Affairs dept, Samin Amaddin ,& Chairman, Steering Committee Movement Against Corruption, DrJoe Okei Odumakin & EFCC, Public Affairs dept, Aisha Gambari

 

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FCT, Women Arise, Coordinator, Franca Ngozi Okei-Mebu & Chairman, Steering Committee Movement Against Corruption, DrJoe Okei Odumakin.

 

CROSS RIVER STATE UNIVERSITY VICE CHANCELLOR PROF. ANTHONY OWAN ENOH HOST FAD FM MANAGEMENT

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Cross River State University Vice Chancellor Host Fad FM Management …… Expresses Appreciation for The Support Offered By Fad FM 93.1
The Vice Chancellor Cross River University of Technology, (CRUTECH), and Professor Anthony Owan Enoh hosted the management of FAD FM 93.1 in his office at the main campus of the university situated at the heart of Calabar.
In his welcome address, the Vice Chancellor expressed the University’s appreciation to the Station for the training opportunities FAD FM Calabar has offered to several students of the institutions mass communication department.
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In his words he said the University cannot completely pay the station for all the training opportunities offered the students. He also appreciated the station for the familiarization tour which he termed important and hence the need for synergy between the two organizations while pledging the commitment of the institution to partnering with FAD FM Calabar.
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In appreciation, Mr. Fidelis Duker, Chief Executive Officer, FAD FM Calabar, said the primary purpose of the calls was to intimate the organizations of FAD FM’s primary objective of changing people’s perception of issues and giving cross riverine a voice of expression. He continued by soliciting the support of CRUTECH for the creation of a conducive environment for smooth operation of the station’s activities.