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Society for Performing Arts hosts 2017 festival

Society for performing Arts in Nigeria (SPAN) is set to host the 2017 edition of SPANFEST with the aim of offering exceptional opportunities in dance, music, theatre and visual arts to talented Nigerian youth and to celebrate 50 years of vibrant existence of Lagos State and its citizens.

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NAPTIP, Next To None Support Initiative, to shoot movie on trafficking

Anon-governmental organization, Next To None Support Initiative, geared towards addressing the scourge of human trafficking and other related crimes in the country, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), to shoot a documentary and movie on the degrading and inhuman nature of human trafficking and related crimes.

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Olaudah Equiano: The guts of a slave who became a writer

The story of Olaudah Equiano, the Igbo slave, who played key role in the abolition of slave trade after becoming free 270 years ago, has been trending on Google search since last week. Google’s Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade said Google celebrated Equiano’s achievement with a Google Doodle, which made Nigerian users to race to Google to read more about the history behind the Doodle.

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Go on, Nigerians!

It featured Orji Uzor Kalu, publicising a nebulous political ambition, and showing his latest political party as the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Abia State is yet to recover from the eight years of legendary misgovernance it suffered under Kalu from 1999 to 2007, which were followed by another eight years of the same under his former lackey, Theodore Orji.

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ASABA MASSACRE: I feel insulted when people talk about forgiveness – Emma Okocha

Emma Okocha is the author of the book “Blood on the Niger.” He is also a Human Rights crusader and conflict studies expert. He was recently honoured by the Asaba community for his pioneering work on Asaba massacre and for accurately telling the story of the genocide. In this chat with OSA AMADI, the author recounts blood-chilling events of the Asaba massacre which forms the thesis of his book, “Blood on the Niger.”

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