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TRUMP SUPPORTS ORACLE BUYING TIKTOK

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Trump supports Oracle In a bid to buy Tiktok

Oracle bid for the US operations of TikTok received the backing of US President Donald Trump, strengthening the software maker’s attempt to derail takeover talks led by rival Microsoft.

“Oracle is a great company,” said Trump during a speech in Arizona on Tuesday. “I think its owner is a tremendous guy. He’s a tremendous person. I think that Oracle would be certainly somebody that could handle it.”

Moreover,Oracle has strong ties to Trump, at a time when Silicon Valley is under scrutiny from both sides of the US political divide.

Also, Co-founder Larry Ellison hosted a fundraiser for Trump in February, and Oracle CEO Safra Catz also supports Trump’s re-election effort.

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The company also teamed up with the White House earlier this year in an attempt to track the effects of using hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19.

Microsoft has been seen as the front-runner in the race to acquire TikTok US assets, and is the only company to publicly confirm talks with the social media service’s Chinese parent company, ByteDance.

In addition,Oracle has approached investors including Sequoia Capital to partner on a bid for TikTok’s business in the US,

Canada, Australia and New Zealand, people familiar with the matter said this week.

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 NOSC Confirms Approval of Pidgin English as Foreign Language

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 NOSC Confirms Approval of Pidgin English as Foreign Language

 

Nigeria Official Selection Committee (For the Academy Awards  IFF Submissions) NOSC has confirmed the approval of Pidgin English by the Academy as a non-English (Foreign language) recording dialogue in films.

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The latest feat, according to Chineze Anyaene-Abonyi, NOSC chairperson, was achieved after several months of being in communication with the Academy as well as visits to Los Angeles.

Anyaene made the confirmation via a press release containing details of the timeline of the committee’s progress.

Recall that in 2019, Lionheart, directed by Genevieve Nnaji, an entry for the international feature film Oscar category, was disqualified because according to the rules for this category, “an international feature film is defined as a feature-length motion picture produced outside the United States of America with a predominantly non-English dialogue track.

In the light of the development, NOSC also announced that it will now consider extending the submission deadline which ended at 11:59pm on October 2, 2020. This, according to the press statement, will allow over five filmmakers with Pidgin English films to submit their films.

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Wizkid Blasts Reekado Banks for Promoting Old Song Amidst #EndSARS Protests

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Popular Nigerian singer, Wizkid, on Thursday lashed out at his colleague, Reekado banks for promoting his old song amidst the EndSARS Movement.

The drama started when Reekado took to his twitter handle to announce a midnight release of an ‘old song’ the both of them recorded.

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A move Wizkid felt wasn’t the right time to release songs due to the state of unrest in the country as is evident in his decision to postpone his highly anticipated album, “Made in Lagos’’.

“Delete this dude! Can’t believe you’re even doing this at a time like this. Old song! #EndSARS fool!’’ Wizkid tweeted.

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Billboard 2020: Post Malone Wins Nine Awards, Including Best Artist

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Post Malone was the biggest winner at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, taking home nine prizes including top artist.

Eight of his trophies were delivered in a cart by host Kelly Clarkson, who pushed them towards him.

“I can’t touch you (Post Malone) because of the pandemic, so I had to wheel it out,” the singer joked.

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The Billboard ceremony, which was originally scheduled for April, was held on Wednesday, 14th October at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.

Although  many artists performed on stage, there was no live audience.

Due to the delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the show mostly celebrated hits from last year, with Lil Nas X taking home four prizes for his hit single Old Town Road.

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