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Runsewe commends organizers of 3rd Abuja Annual Trade

The Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe, has commended designers of the Wuye ultra-modern market in Abuja. He gave the commendation during the occasion of the opening of the 3rd Wuye annual trade fair held in Abuja at which Runsewe was a special guest of honour.

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Ikeogu Oke: The poet who penned his own epitaph

When news about the passing away of Nigeria’s celebrated poet, Ikeogu Oke, broke last week, not many people believed it was true considering that he was consistent in the public sphere as a celebrity since winning the 2017 Nigeria Prize for Literature for his poetry collection, “The Heresiad”. The late Ikeogu Oke was 51 years of age before his sudden death on the 24th of November 2018. He was born on May 23, 1967 in Jos, Plateau state; few years after Nigeria had gained her independence and also became a republic. A native of Abiriba in Abia State, Ikeogu Oke was said to have died in Abuja at the National Hospital from Pancreatic Cancer.

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Owhoko’s book, The Language of Oil and Gas receives a boost

Succour has come the way of the oil and gas industry as its efforts at communicating issues to stakeholders has received a boost after a lingo compendium was reintroduced to the public with reinvigorated and well researched information containing clear and detailed definitions that are extensively cross referenced, and handy for quick and easy understanding of the industry.

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The colours of Ayakoromo Olorogun carnival

Ayakoromo, a densely populated town in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State in Nigeria distinguished by its passion for intellectualism, culture, peaceful co-existence and creative engagements with people and its own environment – its own environment that often inspires creative thoughts and journeys cast in prose, poetry, drama, music and history – is the home of the famous annual masquerade carnival called AYAKOROMO OLOROGUN MASQUERADE CARNIVAL. It is celebrated January every year.

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Mental health challenges are handlable, treatable – Campbell, filmmaker

The bigger story is that mental health should not be a death sentence for anybody.  “In our culture we like to hide, pretend. They’ll carry people with mental health challenge to the village, chain them, lock them in the house but the truth is that mental health  challenges are handlable and treatable. All anybody needs to do is to think of illnesses like diabetes. If you have diabetes you wont be ashamed to tell anybody about it. People need to know that there are medications for mental health.“

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