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3 Feb 2015
MOVIE and game buffs who reside on the Lagos Island and its environs may just be in for more exciting times as Genesis Cinemas, a leading Nigerian cinema brand, and Play Zone, a fast growing family entertainment outlet perfect plans to open shops at the renovated City Mall, Onikan.   Mr. Emmanuel Efuntayo, Principal Consultant,…
3 Feb 2015
ALL is now set for the Department of English and Literary Studies of the Delta State University, Abraka to host a symposium in honour of the dramatist, Professor Sam Ukala and the poet, Ebi Yeibo. The symposium, which is woven around the creative endeavours of both writers, will hold on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at…
30 Jan 2015
AS the activities on the Lagos art scene took off slowly in the middle of January, performance art - a genre not popularly in this part of the world -  has recorded the first major international art event of 2015 in Nigeria’s art space. For about one week, seven artists from the Nordic countries and…
30 Jan 2015
AS part of efforts aimed at providing answers to the many economic crises the African continent is grappling with, a book, Economic And Africapitalism- The African Perspective written by Emeka M. Adimmadu, will be launched in Abuja this week.   Speaking at a media interaction in Lagos recently, Adinmadu providing some insight into the content…
29 Jan 2015
POVERTY is the worse form of disease that breeds all sorts of anomalies in the human condition. This is what the family of Jigana and Maisha faces in cosmopolitan Nairobi, Kenya and also in other urban ghettos of Africa, where governments have failed to deliver social and economic well-being to its citizens. Wherever such grinding…
29 Jan 2015
THE University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State of Nigeria made history Wednesday, last week when it set the pace with the institution of a “Cardinal Rex Jim Lawson Chair in Music” – culminating in the first Rex Lawson International Highlife Conference and Festival that lasted for three days. Intended to be an annual event, this…
29 Jan 2015
ORGANISERS of the annual iREP Documentary Film Festival have announced call for entries for the fifth edition of the festival, which is scheduled to hold from the 19th to 22nd March 2015, in Lagos.   Executive Director of the festival Mr. Femi Odugbemi disclosed that this edition ‘’promises to be four days of over 40…
29 Jan 2015
REMEMBER the keke (tricycle) used as a canvas in a painting at Wheatbaker about two years ago? Yes, it’s one of the works of Polly Alakija, from her last solo exhibition titled Here and There. But the artist, few days ago returned for a similar work as she hit Lagos streets in a larger format…
29 Jan 2015
A new movie, which will premiere in cinemas today, Friday, January 30, at Silverbird cinemas, has got a lot of Nigerians excited. It’s The Department, a romantic and crime movie from the stables of Inkblot Productions in association with Closer Pictures.     This corporate espionage flick is a break away from the norm of…
29 Jan 2015
A COALITION of art administrators and teachers from the academia converged practitioners for a forumtagged First International Conference on the State of Visual Arts Scholarship in Nigeria in the Era of Globalism, holding in the middle of the year at  Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Victoria Island Lagos.  According to a brief from the organisers,…
29 Jan 2015
HOW do children process traumatic situations the crassness of adult world subjects them? How are the abducted Chibok schoolgirls processing whatever horrors their abductors are putting them through? Are they looking forward to a future of possible freedom? What do they feel about a society that seems to have abandoned them to the insurgent wolves?…
29 Jan 2015
JIMMY Adewale Amu, popularly known as Cool Dj Jimmy Jatt, has dropped a new video titled ‘Glasses up’ from his latest album ‘The Industry’ Volume 1. It features industry heavy weights such as 2Face Idibia, Sound Sultan, Burna Boy and Young Grey C.   The video serves as the anniversary theme song of Jimmy Jatt’s…


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Major oil producers are expected to stick to their current output strategy or even slash production further when they meet on Sunday in the face of falling prices, a potential Russian oil price cap and an embargo on Russian crude shipments.
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Elton John will bring the curtain down on his final UK tour with a debut performance at Glastonbury next June, organisers of the legendary music festival said Friday.
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Elon Musk kicked Kanye West off Twitter on Friday "for incitement to violence," after the rapper posted a picture that appeared to show a swastika interlaced with a Star of David.
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The Naira on Thursday exchanged at 445.83 to the dollar at the Investors and Exporters window, a depreciation of 0.12 per cent, compared with the 445.30 it exchanged on Wednesday.
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*As agency receives 1, 100 reports of SGBV in 10 months As Nigeria joins the rest of the world in marking 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, (SGBV), the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking, (NAPTIP), has decried growing cases of child abuse and child abandonment in the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT), Abuja.…