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    Review: The missing link to true democracy

    Democracy as a system of government is defined as government of the people, for the people and by the people. But what has been a subject of debate for years is the type of democracy that is practiced in Nigeria. Is Nigeria practicing true democracy or not? To some it is, but to others it is not so, as candidates are imposed upon the parties, people are not given the chance to nominate or elect the people of their choice but those favoured etc. While it remains true that Nigeria is governed by democratically elected leaders at the federal and state levels, Nigeria is yet to institutionalise democracy after a century of existence as a political entity.

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    •A scene from Ayo Jaiyesimi's stage play ITAN

    World Theatre Day: Profs Oduneye, Osofisan, others bag TFT award

    ONE of the lines in the Nigeria’s national anthem read, “ the labours of our heroes past shall never be in vain” and in line with that one of Nigeria’s leading theatre production companies, Thespian Family Theatre & Productions,TFT, recently honoured veteran theatre practitioners for their unrelenting efforts at promoting theatre arts and entertainment in Nigeria.

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    Yinka Davies, Kanu for Edak Willie Foundation’s workshop, book launch

    VERSATILE artiste, vocalist, dancer, lyricist and judge of reality show, Nigerian Idol, Yinka Davies is among top Nigerian artistes who will grace the launching of Edak Willie Empowerment Foundation launch, book presentation and documentary film screening. Yinka Davies will thrill guests at the event which holds today, Thursday 7th April, at Nigeria Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Victoria Island, Lagos, to celebrate World Health Day.

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    • Jeff Ajueshi, CEO Thought Pyramid Art Centre, Abuja

    We have transformed Abuja into a vibrant art city—Jeff Ajueshi

    Thought Pyramid Art Gallery is one of the biggest galleries in the country, and definitely the biggest in Abuja. The gallery which has changed art history of Abuja is the brain child of Mr Jeff Ajueshi, who incidentally is the curator and Director. A native of Oghara, Ethiope West Local Govenment Area of Delta State, Jeff who did not study art, but is now one of the greatest art promoters in the land, in this interview reveals the motivation for establishing the gallery, the challenges, the choice of Abuja and other sundry issues.

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    • The plight of women as captured in the play Little Drops

    Little Drops re-echoes travails of Niger Delta women

    AT the command performance of “ Little Drops”, a play written by Professor Ahmed Yerima, last Sunday, in commemoration of this year’s International Women’s Day, the Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari did not mince words when she declared that ‘she’s using the play as a campaign to bring once more, to national conscience, the anguish and travails of the women, children and people of the oil rich region.’

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