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British-Nigerian Actor David Ajala Will be Joining 'Star Trek: Discovery'

David Ajala will join the cast in the third season as a regular of the Sci-Fi series.

This past weekend, at the San Diego Comic-Con 2019, the Star Trek Universe panel announced that British-Nigerian actor, David Ajala would be joining the cast as a season regular in the third season of the Sci-Fi series. The third season of the series will pick up where the season two left off but will be 1000 years into the future and follow the USS Discovery as it explores new worlds and discovers new civilizations.


Ajala, who is no stranger to the supernatural genre, is best known for his lead role in the supernatural thriller series, Falling Water, which was on air for two seasons as well as his role in the Nightflyers series, which ran for a single season. Ajala has also starred in Supergirl.

In Star Trek: Discovery, Ajala will be playing the character of Cleveland "Book" Booker who has been described as a naturally charismatic fellow whose carefree attitude often leads him into as much trouble as it gets him out of it.

Co-creator of the series, Alex Kurtzman, described what fans can expect of the third season saying, "Obviously we made a pretty radical jump into the future at the end of season two—we're going almost a 1000 years into the future in season three, which is crazy. Further than any Trek series has ever gone before." He also added, "So there will be lots and lots of huge changes in season three. There will be things you recognize, there will be things you don't recognize."

Watch the trailer for season three of Star Trek: Discovery here.


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The Netherlands Returns Nigeria's Centuries-Old Stolen Artefact

The Netherlands has returned to Nigeria a 600-year-old stolen artefact, the Ife Terracotta, which has been received by Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the Netherlands has returned a 600-year-old artefact to Nigeria. This comes after the artefact was reportedly smuggled using fraudulent papers through Ghana to the Dutch country. Netherlands ambassador to Nigeria, Harry van Dijk, handed over the Ife Terracotta to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. The repatriation of the small but "priceless" Ife Terracotta has been a long journey considering it was reportedly smuggled out of Nigeria in 2019.

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