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Nigerian app developer wins prestigious engineering award, Steve McQueen's star-studded thriller gets a release date and more.

NIGERIA—Tuteria, a Nigerian tutoring app created by 27-year-old Godwin Benson, has won the UK's Royal Academy's award for innovation in engineering. Benson earned a $32,000 cash prize for his app which links students with qualified tutors in their area. He beat out 16 other participants to claim the prize.

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