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17 Feb 2015
THE Nigeria’s movie industry ails seriously; lying prostate and haemorrhaging! This means that it is at present inactive as a result of the profuse bleeding from its internal injuries. When a patient suffers from internal bleeding, the ailment is usually not known or visible to the outsiders.    That precisely is the situation with the…
13 Feb 2015
ONLY few people knew the Director General, Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Mrs. Sally Mbanefo as a visual artist.   For this reason, the DG has planned to unveil herself as an artist with a painting exhibition holding in Lagos on February 22, to mark her 50th birthday.   Over 20 pieces of paintings done…
13 Feb 2015
The multiple-award-winning Wale Adenuga Productions Television otherwise called WAPTV has partnered with CONSAT (Continental Satellite) to reward WAPTV viewers across Nigeria by giving out several CONSAT Decoders every week; complete with 2 Months Free Subscription to over 60 Exciting Nigerian and Foreign Channels. According to Wole Adenuga, WAPTV’s Managing Director, “This Special Promo is just…
12 Feb 2015
FOR more than 25 years as an artist, Dr. Iyabo Tijani has had a flourishing career in design, illustration and traditional painting forms. But she is embarking on a transition to contemporary destination with her latest experimentation with abstraction.    Thematically, the new body of work titled Breaking Bounds - currently showing till February 26,…
12 Feb 2015
THE importance of nurturing the next generation of Nigerian female artists, brought master printmaker, Dr Bruce Onobrakpeya to inspire an all-female primary and secondary students of The Lagoon School, Lekki, Lagos. Onobrakepya was supported by talks in music from Prof Anthony Mereni at University of Lagos, and Curator, National Gallery of Art (NGA). Ekene Okoroma.…
12 Feb 2015
ONCE again, the resilience of Nigerian art market faces a test of its economic relevance as the recently announced austerity measure may push art collectors into crucial choice of art buying in 2015, and perhaps in the years ahead.   Economic measures that tend to limit choice of spending to ‘essential needs’ are not exactly…
12 Feb 2015
AS soon as curtain draws on Saturday on the 65th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival, attention of players in the world of cinema will shift to Africa, this time Burkina Faso for the 2015 edition of Festival of Pan African Cinema in Ouagadougou otherwise called FESPACO. Held biennially in Ouagadougou, Fespaco, which is…
12 Feb 2015
I CAN recall how George Patrick Carlin that Grammy-winning American actor and author lucidly segregated the society, saying: “Some people see things that are and ask, why? Some people dream of things that never were and ask, why not? Some people have to go to work and don't have time for all that.”   Professor…
12 Feb 2015
THE Niger Delta region has become a metaphor for ambivalence in Nigeria’s chequered history. This is reflective of seemingly contradictory offerings that come from the oil-rich region, which is at once a nightmare zone of oil wealth despoiling the flora and fauna, hotbed for militancy just as it is a fertile land of artistic expression…
12 Feb 2015
IT is the season of love, so get ready for love and music like you have never experienced as One Mic Naija brings SIX amazing artistes to you live on Sunday February 22nd! Scheduled to perform at One Mic Naija Hearts and Music are Korede Bello, Tonye, Kiss Daniel and Emma Nyra. Also performing are…
12 Feb 2015
LAST week 60 finalists in the Vision of the Child (VOTC) 2015 competition for primary and secondary school students in Lagos State in yhe age range 9-12. The contest has as theme ‘The Road to Sambisa’ and is organised by Lagos Black Heritage Festival (LBHF) in which Prof. Wole Soyinka has been consultant since inception.…
12 Feb 2015
FAST rising female singer, Debie Rise, was a delight to watch at the Vanguard Personality of the Year Award held at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island Lagos. At this year’s ceremony, the young star dazzled with her vocal strength and previously unknown dexterity on guitar.      Debie Rise who is signed to…


An Italian court has ordered the state to restore a German charity vessel seized in 2017 over migrant rescues in the Mediterranean, a lawyer told AFP Friday.
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Borno state Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, has stated that the endemic spate of corruption in the country is a major impediment to national integration.
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A private university based in the Federal Capital Territory, Philomath University, has named a road project within the university campus to immortalise the late mother of the FCT Minister of State, Hajiya Zainab Sidi Ali, for her contribution to the development of learning and humanity.
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