Definitions of Arts and humanities are appropriate in articulating this lecture to the desired goal of initiating peace in the 21st century.
When festival poetry Calabar 2016 stood on novelty, sociability footing
Festival Poetry Calabar 2016, which held during the Calabar Christmas Carnival, fulfilled the intention of its initiators and organisers - Poets in Nigeria (PIN) and Festival Poetry Foundation respectively.
Prostrating patiently to get PhD
It is acutely annoying and unacceptable to my temperament that in the bid to earn the coveted PhD, some ambitious students are made to stretch from three years onto eternity the task of writing a so-called dissertation....
How some textbooks can stifle our creativity
The particular point that resonated with me was Christensen’s comment that there is a dearth of skilled human capital especially in the areas of basic leadership and management skills – managing change, teamwork and creative problem solving.
Etisalat Prize for Literature shortlists 3 authors for awards
The Etisalat Prize for Literature has shortlisted three authors for 2016 edition of the annual literary awards.
Two Nigerians, a South African make Etisalat Prize for Literature shortlist
For the first time since telecom giant, Etisalat Nigeria, instituted the Etisalat Prize for Literature in Africa in 2013 to reward first time prose fiction (novel) works and its publisher...
A wassail for the wayfarer: Biodun Jeyifo at 71 - Part 1
It is already a year ago, incredibly, that artists, writers, journalists, trade unionists and intellectuals gathered first at Ibadan, and then at Ife, to celebrate the 70th birthday of prof Biodun Jeyifo...
Mapping youthful exuberance gone awry in Patrick Maidoh’s The Protagonist
Buchi Atuonwu, or simply Buchi, as he is known in gospel music circles, first made campus cultism a focus of his novel, Ceasefire in 2009 (BookBaby). Then Eghosa Imasuen took the theme further with his narrative, Fine Boys, in 2013 (Farafina)....
Jenim Dibie’s The Calligraphy of God elicits praise at launch
A Nigerian poet and author Jenim Dibie crowned her literary efforts in year 2016 with the launch of her book, The Calligraphy of God, which was held recently. Family and friends joined the author to celebrate the launch....
Praise Blast… Obey, Fasoyin, Midnight Crew, others thrill at theme pack
Last year ended with a celebrated gospel music concerts tagged Praise Blast, held at Hi Impact Planet Amusement Park on Km 12, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. A total of 19 performers took to the best stage in the country on perhaps the largest.....