Thursday May 28th, 2015
Thursday May 28th, 2015
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My Life and Work in the Search for a New, Better and United Nigeria : An Autobiography, Volume 3

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As a student of constitutional law, the invitation to review this seminal work is a testament by a master that his student has come of age and this testimonial is more of an endorsement for me that a platform for profound scholarly exposition. Professor Ben Nwabueze in my estimation is the greatest Constitutional law Scholar in human history. The depth and breadth of his seminal works in this area put him in a class of his own.

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My books provoke readers to move into new realm of possibility- –Busola Jegede

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For years now, there has been consistent clamour for the empowerment of women and the girl child so as to be able to make meaningful contributions to the growth of their nations as well as the entire world. This agitation has seen individuals, organisations both profit and non governmental including religious organisations, making concerted efforts to empower women and the girl child through formal education, workshops, skill acquisitions, etc, so as to be useful to the society.

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National Troupe shines in Egypt, signs MOU with Brazil

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A superlative performance Spectacle by the National Troupe of Nigeria

Barely eight months after Ekiti state born theory cum practical oriented artist, Akin Adejuwon took over as the artistic director of the National Troupe of Nigeria,events in and around the culture sector, has proved that, he has brought a new lease of life to the troupe. This can be seen with the way he has been piloting the affairs of the sector with open mind, thereby carrying the stakeholders along in his business. And this is yielding the desired results as he has been able to tour most of the states of Nigeria and paid homages to the founding fathers of Nigerian theatre.

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Eulogising a woman in her own right

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Author, Gbemi Sasore (l) Gov. Fashola and wife, Abimbola at the event

The book launch hosted by Quramo Publishing, the publishers of the book, “In Her Own Right” at Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, documenting the life and times of Abimbola Fashola, is a parting gift from Gbemi Shashore the author, who used the book to eulogize the sterling character of Dame Emmanuella Abimbola Fashola, Lagos State First Lady.

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Afenfia situates family life experiences with the round leather game

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Odia-Ofeimu-&-Dominic Odianose Matthew

Dont Die on Wednesday, a new book that captures some interesting issues confronting contemporary Africa is set to hit the shelves in a matter of weeks . The book written by Bayelsa state born author and story teller, Michael Afenfia,comes with a story that would resonate readers from all over the world. In the book, Afenfia who is author of When the Moon Caught Fire and A Street Called Lonely who confessed that it is passion that inspired his writing said he wanted to do a story about a subject that has held the whole world captive for the last fifty years or so – football.

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My Life and Work in the Search for a New, Better and United Nigeria

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“social and ethical transformation implies the creation of a new society and the creation of such a new society would entail changes of two types -a radical transformation of the material conditions of society and what has been called an “inner mutation i.e. a spiritual or mental transformation in the attitudes and behavioural patterns of the individuals member of society”.

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Lesley Arimah is Africa regional winner of 2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

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Nigeria’s Lesley Nneka Arimah has been announced winner of the Africa region of the 2015 edition of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Lesley emerged winner alongside others namely; Asia, Siddhartha Gigoo with ‘The Umbrella Man’ from India and for the Caribbean, Kevin Jared Hosein of Trinidad and Tobago for ‘The King of Settlement 42. for Pacific and Canada & Europe have Mary Rokonadravu’s ‘Famished Eels’ (Fiji) and Jonathan Tel’s ‘The Human Phonograph’ (United Kingdom), respectively.

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Artistic expresssion of contemporary atmosphere of two cities

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The just concluded photography exhibition by two young Nigerians on a study tour of Warsaw and Berlin which held at the Goethe institut, Lagos, was indeed, a stunning display of nothing less than an artistic expression of the contemporary atmosphere of the two cities. The photography event themed, “German-Polish Photo Exhibition, was put together by the German and Polish embassies in Nigeria, which actually invited the two photographers, Jide Odukoye and Olayinka Sangotoye to visit Berlin and Warsaw in 2013.

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Nike Oshinowo radiates season after season

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Nike-Oshinowo

The delectable quintessential queen of screen and former ‘Most beautiful’ Nike Oshinowo, who once described how she cringes in front of camera is now transformed into a formidable maverick on screen, full of confidence and creativity that makes her talk show a delight. Late night show isn’t something that could have easily crept in to a typical Lagos television viewer’s mind judging the timing, but the style, flavor and content Nike introduced jolts and attracted the workaholic Lagosians to make it a must watch every Thursday night it airs on AIT station by 11.00pm.

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Delta Beyond Oil: Uduaghan’s parting gift to Deltans

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As part of efforts at leaving a sustainable and enduring legacy of Governor Uduaghan, the Delta Board of Internal Revenue, DBIR, has come out with a new book titled Delta Beyond Oil. In the 253 pages book, the board ingeniously demonstrated and translated a major policy of the Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan – DELTA BEYOND OIL, DBO.

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I set pace for entertainers to hold political office – Hilda Dokubo

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Hilda-Dokubo

Veteran actress, Hilda Dokubo is a woman of many colours; a wife, a mother, an actress, a crusader and one time special adviser on youths affair to the former governor of Rivers state, Gov. Peter Odili.

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Midnight Hotel poised to correct societal ills

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A scene from the performance

MUCH as theater industry has tremendously repositioned itself in the Nigeria entertainment world, various production outfits has proved this reality by consistently producing and staging shows, thus occupying its position in leisure and recreational business.

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Harvest of books, as 2015 Nigeria book fair opens in Lagos

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•L-R: Mr Biodun Omotunde, Babs Fashanu, Rilwanu Abdusalami, and  Ngwobia Okereke, at the breifing in Lagos.

IN its determined effort to improve literacy and book trade in Nigeria by bringing books and other instructional materials closer to the people, the board of trustees and management of the Nigeria International Book Fair trust, the organisers of the greatest book fair in the country has concluded all necessary arrangement for 14th edition of The Nigeria International Book Fair (NIBF 2015).

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At Author’s Talk, writers brainstorm on future for unpublished writers

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Kate Ekanem,  Celina Kile and Joe Dudun at the event in Lagos.

The standard of living of most writers in Nigeria has long been nothing to write home about. A whole lot of issues ranging from discouragement from publishers, poor reading culture of the people which makes sales of published works, almost impossible, and most recently, advent of the social media, etc, have been viewed as bane of the literary industry.

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To make global impact, women must embrace reading, technology

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In a world where life seems better lived around science and technology, with ordinary buying and selling now more lucrative, people selling their capabilities internationally, and more surprisingly, life partners being acquired these days through the social media, there is need for Nigerians most especially, women to get on board and make the most of this trend.

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I’m re-inventing the brand called Ara – Goddess of the Talking Drum

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I’ve been wearing the braids for 16 years now. Some time ago, I removed it to allow my scalp rest. Also, any time I am wearing the braids, there are certain things I can’t do just as there are places I cannot visit. The reason is that my hairdo is my signature. But, whenever I’m rocking another hairdo, I can go anywhere.

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Olu Ajayi tasks in-coming govt to prioritize Art

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Olu Ajayi, is not a new name in the art circle, he is one of the few contemporary Nigerian artists, whose works adorn many galleries and museums and sort by many collectors. Since his graduation from the Auchi Polytechnic in 1984, and began work in 1986, he has been at the National Arts Theatre working as a full time artist.

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Chimamanda… a befitting cap to a literary prodigy

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

When little Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born to the family of James Nwoye Adichie in the university community of Nsukka, little did the parents know that she will grow to become one of the best writers in the land. But , today as fate will have it, the little child has become the most prominent of a “procession of critically acclaimed young anglophone authors that is succeeding in attracting a new generation of readers to African literature.

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WAJO changing lives of youths with dance

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Members of the troupe

WAJO, a multi-faceted dance focused project in its desire to touch and enrich lives of dancers, dance lovers and enthusiasts from all people of the world is set to change the lives of the youths.

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2015 Nig. Prize for Lit …Search for new laureate begins

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The search for a new laureate has begun as sponsor of The Nigeria Prize For Literature, Nigeria LNG Limited last week, handed over a total of one hundred and nine (109) entries which were submitted by Nigerian writers both within and outside the country for the 2015 Nigeria Prize for Literature.

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2015 Nig. Prize for Lit…Search for new laureate begins

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The search for a new laureate has begun as sponsor of The Nigeria Prize For Literature, Nigeria LNG Limited last week, handed over a total of one hundred and nine (109) entries which were submitted by Nigerian writers both within and outside the country for the 2015 Nigeria Prize for Literature.

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The minister’s economy of truth

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Members of Moremi cast

“The home of greed is the heart of hate. With callous manipulation he gives the dog a bad name so as to hang it for dinner”

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Array of performances as National Troupe preaches unity in diversity

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*A cultural performance by the National Troupe of Nigeria

For millions of theater starved enthusiasts in and around Lagos, the relative peace reigning in Nigeria as a result of the peaceful conduct of the presidential election and the great sacrifice made by President Goodluck in conceding defeat after he lost to the eventual winner, Gen. Buhari afforded them the opportunity to visit many event centres for relaxation.

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Lagos Black Heritage Festival (LBHF) begins in grand style

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•Homage to Ogunde, a performance by the National Truope of Nigeria at Ogunde hall, Ososa, Ogun State

Basking on the euphoria of change and successful conduct of the much talked 2015 general elections, the city of Lagos, the nations commercial nerve centre will witness a convergence of people and events as the 2015 Lagos Black Heritage Festival, LBHF officially opens on April 18.

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Children Art Club, an equal Art engagement for children

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In a monoeconomy country like Nigeria,the need to diversify so as to harness all other talents in other fields becomes necessary. This was why Adeniyi Olusegun established The Children Art Club in Abeokuta.The Children Art Club, an unequal Art engagement for the Nigeria child is moving forward with increase in participation.

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Bom Boy has made a difference to my writing – Yewande

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Yewande Omotoso

I can’t really say I regretted not winning the prize. Regret is too strong a word. I was disappointed for a few minutes after the announcement and then you move along. There are things I regret in life but when it comes to prizes, I don’t think it’s worthwhile spending much time regretting such things. In these matters, at a time when scarcity can seem the rule, I prefer subscribing to the notion that there is an abundance.

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How not to preserve cultural heritage through digitizing films

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Cultural Dancers at the Ilum O Tarok Annual Cultural Festival In Langtang Plateau State on Sunday (6/5/12).NAN Photos

It was an evening of expositions when the School of Media and Communication (Pan Atlantic University) in collaboration with HomeVida hosted prominent personalities within the Nigerian film industry. The forum which was part of efforts put in place to discuss and chart a new way into Digitizing the History of Film in Nigeria with the theme: “Making the link: Technology and Values in Film making”, was held at the Silverbird Galleria, Lagos.

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How not to preserve cultural heritage through digitizing films

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It was an evening of expositions when the School of Media and Communication (Pan Atlantic University) in collaboration with HomeVida hosted prominent personalities within the Nigerian film industry.

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In season of sacrifice, Olajumoke’s dairies speaks for women

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All over the world, women occupy a very important position in the family and they ought to be celebrated, but in many homes, it is not so as despite their role, they are not recognized for their efforts. Some have become so oppressed by their husbands that they give up, while others only survive with the help of God. In reaction to most of these anomalies, many have called for a change of attitude, urging men to appreciate them for their numerous efforts. It is in recognition of this that an award winning artist, Lateef Olajumoke is organising a solo exhibition that pays special recognition to women tagged Diaries of a rich man’s wife; an exhibition of paintings.

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Ebi Yeibo’s The Fourth Masquerade: Allegiance to Homeland or Nation?

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With five poetry collections to his credit— A Song for Tomorrow (2003), Maiden Lines (2004), The Forbidden Tongue (2007), Shadows of the Setting Sun (2012) and of course, The Fourth Masquerade (2014) which won the 2014 ANA prize for poetry, Yeibo has traversed the literary landscape with a laudable ideological commitment. As Shelly avows that the poet is “the unacknowledged legislator of the world”, Yeibo’s socialist vision measures with that of Osundare, Ojaide, Ofeimun and other globally acclaimed Nigerian poets who are engaged in social criticism of the Nigerian state.

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Melodies, colours herald Mount Of Ease anniversary

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With the increasing acceptance of music as a vital tool to reaching out to heterogeneous audience across the globe, with the view to imparting positively on the people, the religious appears unrelenting in its efforts to employ this medium for rendering praises to God, making a change in the society as well as during celebrations.

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Owoseni’s The Career Leader points the way for youth

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ONE of the most complex issue facing the youth is the dilemma of choosing a career and lifelong work. Hence the need to guide them on this important issue. It is in response to this that a youth development consultant, Abraham Owoseni came up with a new book entitled Career Leader, A Guide to Purposeful Career and Influential Leadership.

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