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Folorunso Alakija Speaks: An inspirational book for Christians and all; Folorunso Alakija; Digitalreality Print Ltd. Lagos, Nigeria; 2016; Pages 159 and 196

Folorunso Alakija’s life, success story in print

Folorunso Alakija is a name that rings bell all over the world. She can be described as a woman of many parts, a business woman, minister of God, loving wife, a caring mother and grandmother, a philanthropist with the desire to help the needy. She is also the vice chairman of her family’s oil exploration and production company and their printing press, Digitalreality Print Ltd.

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From left, Ifedayo Durosimi-Eti, AAF Director, Azu Nwagbogu and  Corporate Affairs Adviser, N B Plc., Mr. Kufre Ekanem

Search for 2016 National Art Competition winner begins

“The theme for this year’s edition of the National Art competition “Shifting Boundaries”, is an exploration of the porous, situational, and ever changing concept of the boundary through artworks that will discuss and embody what a boundary was, is, and will become in the 21st century.” Those were the words of the Corporate Affairs Adviser, Nigerian Breweries Plc., Mr. Kufre Ekanem, during a press briefing in Lagos, announcing call for entries for the 9th edition of the competition.

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•Lydia Galavu, Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Museums of Kenya during her presentation at OYASAF

How not to display, market African arts

For the much desired development and marketing of African arts to be actualised, there is need for African artists, curators and art collectors to focus more on displaying traditional art in contemporary African form, as the current way most of the artworks are displayed in most museums especially in western countries leaves much to be desired. This was the submission of Lydia Gatundu Galavu, Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Museums of Kenya during her presentation at the OYASAF Centre, Maryland, Lagos.

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Prof Evwierhoma for AA-WIC maiden lecture

The Association for the Advancement of Women in Culture (AA-WIC) holds its maiden annual Public Lecture on Wednesday October 19th, 2016 in the Main Exhibition Hall, National Theatre, Lagos. The Lecture titled “Nigerian Women in Development: A Rethink of the Socio-Cultural and Political Imperatives” will be delivered by Professor Mabel Evwierhoma.

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• Some of the children during a rehearsal at the Ntaional Theatre, Iganmu

National Troupe ends creative station with The Dented Anthill

The National Troupe of Nigeria will on Sunday, September 4, 2016 at the Cinema Hall II of the National Theatre round up the 2016 edition of its annual Children’s Creative Station Workshop (CCSW) with a command performance of the ‘Dented Anthill’. The Play was created by the participants of the Creative workshop and directed by foremost dramatist and choreographer, Peter Badejo (OBE).

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Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State

Gov Ugwuanyi, Igwe Achebe,Oba Otudeko for LIMCAF gala night

Art and culture lovers in and around Nigeria will witness what can be described as the best of Arts as the 2016 edition and 10th anniversary of the youth empowerment programme, Life In My City Art Festival (LIMCAF) kicks off in the coal city of Enugu. The high profile one week event which will be graced by the Governor of Enugu state, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe,Agbogidi of Onitsha, Oba Otudeko and others is scheduled to open on October 24, with exhibitions and lectures and end on October 29, with a grand finale and gala night.

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The Lord has set you over; David Oboareke Igimoh;  Ben-Ame corporate ventures, Warri, Nigeria;  2016; PP. 179

How to access the powers to overcome

It is often said that “if you do not know where you are going, others will take you to where they are going” and that is the reason why many children of God, who were created in God’s own image with the mandate to occupy and have dominion are suffering today. This is made possible because they have allowed the devil to deceive them.

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•Scene captured during the preview of Ineh The Musical at the National Theatre, Lagos

Ineh The Musical: Exquisitely celebrating nation builders

Over the years, women’s desire to be liberated from the perceived myth that the place of the woman is only in the kitchen, in addition to harsh economic realities have forced both the father and mother out of the home in search of standard means of livelihood. And as time progresses and things become more and more difficult, the children are left in the hands of house helps or all by themselves. A situation many believe is responsible for moral decadence and high rate of ills in the society.

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Efuru @ 50: Call for papers

The Flora Nwapa Foundation invites abstracts for 15 – 20 minute presentations during the National Conference to celebrate the 50th anniversary of EFURU under the theme; EFURU@50; A Celebration of Flora Nwapa and African Women Literature. The conference will be held at Abuja, Enugu, Lagos and Maiduguri between 29th November – 11th December 2016. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 30th September, 2016.

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