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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.

TV BAFTAS 2018 WINNERS LIST – Winners on Red

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Drama Series
Line of Duty
PEAKY BLINDERS
The Crown
The End Of The F***Ing World

Comedy Entertainment Programme
MURDER IN SUCCESSVILLE
Taskmaster
The Last Leg
Would I Lie To You?

Supporting Actor
Adrian Dunbar – Line of Duty
Anupam Kher – The Boy with The Topknot
BRÍAN F. O’BYRNE – LITTLE BOY BLUE
Jimmi Simpson – USS Callister (Black Mirror)

Reality & Constructed Factual
Celebrity Hunted
LOVE ISLAND
Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds
The Real Full Monty

Supporting Actress
Anna Friel – Broken
Julie Hesmondhalgh – Broadchurch
Liv Hill – Three Girls
VANESSA KIRBY – THE CROWN

Mini-Series
Howards End
The Moorside
The State
THREE GIRLS

Specialist Factual
BASQUIAT – RAGE TO RICHES
Blitz: The Bombs That Changed
Britain Blue Planet II
Elizabeth I’s Secret Agents

Scripted Comedy
Catastrophe
Chewing Gum
THIS COUNTRY
Timewasters
Special Recognition
John Motson

Features
Antiques Roadshow
CRUISING WITH JANE MCDONALD
No More Boys and Girls: Can Our Kids Go Gender Free?
The Secret Life of the Zoo

Male Performance in a Comedy Programme
Asim Chaudhry – People Just Do Nothing
Rob Brydon – The Trip to Spain
Samson Kayo – Famalam
TOBY JONES – DETECTORISTS

Virgin TV’s Must-See Moment
BLUE PLANET II
Doctor Who
Game of Thrones
Line of Duty
Love Island
One Love Manchester

Soap & Continuing Drama
CASUALTY
Coronation Street
Emmerdale
Hollyoaks

Entertainment Performance
Adam Hills – The Last Leg
GRAHAM NORTON – THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW
Michael McIntyre – Michael Mcintyre’s Big Show
Sandi Toksvig – QI

Single Documentary
Chris Packham: Asperger’s and Me
Louis Theroux, Talking to Anorexia
One Deadly Weekend in America
RIO FERDINAND: BEING MUM AND DAD

Female Performance in A Comedy Programme
Anna Maxwell Martin – Motherland
DAISY MAY COOPER – THIS COUNTRY
Sharon Horgan – Catastrophe
Sian Gibson – Peter Kay’s Car Share

 

Entertainment Programme
Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

Britain’s Got Talent
Michael McIntyre’s Big Show
The Voice UK
FELLOWSHIP
Kate Adie

Leading Actor
Jack Rowan – Born to Kill
Joe Cole – Hang The DJ (Black Mirror)
SEAN BEAN – BROKEN
Tim Pigott-Smith – King Charles III

Leading Actress
Claire Foy – The Crown
MOLLY WINDSOR – THREE GIRLS
Sinead Keenan – Little Boy Blue
Thandie Newton – Line of Duty

Current Affairs
Raped: My Story
Syria’s Disappeared: The Case Against Assad (Dispatches)
UNDERCOVER: BRITAIN’S IMMIGRATION SECRETS (PANORAMA)
White Right: Meeting The Enemy (Exposure)

Factual
AMBULANCE
Catching A Killer
Drugsland
Hospital

International
Big Little Lies
Feud: Bette and Joan
THE HANDMAID’S TALE
The Vietnam War

Live Event
ITV News Election 2017 Live: The Results
One Love Manchester
Wild Alaska Live
WORLD WAR ONE REMEMBERED: PASSCHENDAELE

News Coverage
The Battle for Mosul (Sky News)
The Grenfell Tower Fire (Channel 4 News)
The Grenfell Tower Fire (ITV News at Ten)
THE ROHINGYA CRISIS (SKY NEWS)

Short Form Programme
Britain’s Forgotten
Eating with My Ex
MORGANA ROBINSON’S SUMMER
Pls Like

SINGLE DRAMA
Against The Law
Hang The DJ (Black Mirror)
King Charles III
MURDERED FOR BEING DIFFERENT

THE MANAGEMENT OF FAD FM LED BY FAD CEO FIDELIS DUKER VISITS CROSS RIVER STATE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE.

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The Commissioner of POLICE Cross River state CP Hafiz Inuwa played host to the management team of FAD FM 93.1 Calabar at the state force headquarters.

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The FAD FM CEO Mr Fidelis Duker stated that It was an engaging session where areas of mutual collaboration were discussed by both parties how the media could support the activities of the police force in state. It was a very engaging and insightful session for the two organizations.FAD 2

Dr Joe Okei Odumakin Special Address at This Year Worker’s Day Celebration

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Dr Joe Okei Odumakin has described Nigerian workers, as the lifeline of the Nigerian economy and the greatest asset required by Nigeria, to attain its desired level of productivity, as a Nation. Dr Odumakin, made the statement, during her Special Address at this year Worker’s Day celebration, jointly organised by the Lagos State chapters of the Nigerian Labour Congress(NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC).

She lauded the resilience of Nigerian workers. She further stated, that the Labour Movement, must join efforts towards ensuring Restructuring of the country, which she said, remains the only viable option towards redirecting the country, from a monolithic economy, to one, which encourages diversification and gives power to the federating units, to explore mineral resources and other available opportunities, thereby creating more jobs and increasing productivity. While commending the Lagos State

Government, for the regular and prompt payment of workers in the State’s Civil service urged the FG to implement the 56,500 minimum wage. She also called on Nigerian workers, to see their participation in the forthcoming elections, as a priority. She urged all workers to get their permanent voters cards and take the Centre stage, in determining how the country is governed henceforth.