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Nigerian brand through A Harvest of Nature…

The current government’s policy to launder the image of the country through the re branding efforts of Former Minister of Information and Communication, Prof. Dora Akunyili received a boost penultimate week at the Oranmiyan Hall of Airport Hotel, Ikeja with the public presentation of a book, Nigeria: A Harvest of Nature, an illustrative compendium on Nigeria written by Engr. Adamu Ajunam, an engineer who works in Julius Berger PLC.

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Mr. Acting President, this is the time

The decision of the Acting President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr Goodluck Jonathan ,to sack members of the Executive Council of the Federal,(EXCOF), as a way of appointing new federal officers, who, according to former Information and Communication Minister, Prof. Dora Akunyili, will help to inject new blood into the national governance business is a very welcome development to the entire ministries ; and most especially, to the culture and tourism ministry.

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Moses Zibor, Timeless Energy and Societal dynamics

As part of the objectives of Nike Art and Culture Foundation to play home to numerous forms of artistic expression, the magnificent art centre owned by renowned textile artist and painter, Oyenike Davies Okundaye located in Lekki Roundabout in Lekki, Lagos last week played host to many art and culture lovers courtesy of her first exhibition of the year entitled- Timeless Energy: An Exhibition of Painting and Mixed- media by Zibor Moses.

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An Itsekiri militant’s song

By Tony E. Afejuku You come floating In the wind of my mind – You come floating Quick, light and gay – You and your drums Of love This night, Like last night’s, Of distant beating Of drums of war And love for Fatherland and motherland Despoiled by desponds of land-thieves. I’m hearing and listening
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Victoria Oruwari’s evening of epiphany

It was another scintillating and stimulating evening last week for the numerous visitors, classic music lovers and members of the Musical Society of Nigeria ,MUSON family as Rivers state born and London based ,Victoria Ekenta Oruwari accompanied by Tunde Sosan thrilled them in Suprano concert at the Agip Recital Hall of the Muson centre Lagos in shows tagged “An Enchanting Evening with Victoria Oruwari.”

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Pietro Evangelista… a conduit for budding African writers

Nigeria is paradise,” says Italian born, Pietro Evangelista. My goodness, is he from a different planet? For crying out loud, this is a country that’s steeped in turmoil, turbulence and trauma. Why would any rational, normal, logical thinking human being remotely imagine that Nigeria is paradise, or anywhere in Africa for that matter? For decades, perhaps even centuries, Africa has been perceived as the melting pot of negativity.

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Odia Ofeimun bags 2010 Fonlon-Nichols Award

Nigerian poet, essayist, journalist, and social critic, Odia Ofeimun has been announced as the 2010 winner of the Fonlon-Nichols Award. The award, administered by the African Literature Association, ALA, is given to an African writer every year for excellence in creative writing and for contributions to the struggle for human rights and freedom of expression, according to Dr. Oty Agbajoh-Laoye, chair of the ALA award committee.

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