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13 May 2015
The Faneyes are an uncommon breed. Back in 1916, Faneye senior saw well ahead of his time. He reckoned that Ogu language as spoken in Badagry and its environs and across the Nigerian border in Seme, Cotonou, Lome and even in the Diaspora in parts of Haiti would suffer a hiatus. Although an Egba man…
12 May 2015
Here is an unusual but fresh publication that could fill a yawning gap in the information world of the oil industry, revenue generation/disbursement and over-dependence on a single natural resource by a nation. Neatly organized and written in sixteen chapters, covering sundry issues relating to the geography, history, governments and natural resources base of Delta…
12 May 2015
The master printmaker and renowned sculptor, Prof. Bruce Onobrakpeya recently at Agbarha-Otor, appraised the ‘Art of the Delta’ programme he mentors, which graduated 60 talented artists from the Niger Delta. Through the programme many Niger Delta youths have been equipped with advanced knowledge in their respective artistic field. 

The Art of the Delta programme, according…
Patriotic Spirit
10 May 2015
AGAIN, today at Terra Kulture, for the second Sunday running, Wazobia Theatre House will have its final staging of Dear Country, the dramatic narrative on Nigeria that tells the story of a country’s tortuous journey to nationhood. The Ikenna Jude Okpala-led production is exploring the trajectory of Nigeria’s socio-political and economic paths taken and those…
Lagos Black Heritage Festival 2015
10 May 2015
Lagos, land of aquatic splendour and opportunities, will continue to attract attention, especially with its fast-rising mega-city status. Apart from this, its openness to strangers and dynamic economy, irrespective of its long history of being a Yoruba city makes it endearing. Perhaps, it was in recognition of this that the play Snapshots was showcased recently…
Timothy Adebanjo Fasuyi Painting
10 May 2015
Many people pray to attain the ripe age of 80 and even beyond in a country where life expectancy is about half of that. Artist and former educationist, Chief Timothy Adebanjo Fasuyi recently celebrated his 80th birthday in style; he held an exhibition of some of his art works to add colour to the event.…
World Map by El Anatsui
10 May 2015
The month of May this year is a season of auctions for African art, particularly in Nigeria. Three auction houses, Lagos-based Arthouse Contemporary and TKMG as well as London-based, Bonhams have been strengthening their holds on the emerging African art market in the past few weeks, towards mega buck sales in May. The first of…
Hassan Khan
10 May 2015
Unlike its co-Emirate, Dubai, which has larger than life characteristics, Sharjah is less daring, but endowed in art and culture contents. In 24 years, one of its icons, Sharjah Biennal (SB12), currently in its 12th editions, has become a prominent tourists’ attraction in the league of leisure destination cities in the Middle East. Sharjah, about…
Ras Clark Orbada
10 May 2015
Rasta and Rootmen in Warri and environ are planning a big remembrance day for the late reggae legend, Bob Marley, who died of cancer in a Miami hospital, US, on May 11, 1981. He was only 36 years. 

May 11 is now globally recognized as Bob Marley’s Day. A day observed by playing only the…
emotional pain
10 May 2015
To the beautiful, strong African woman this is your book. It is a tribute to you. At the same time it is a clarion call to the woman endowed with the rich ebony, chocolate, coffee and ivory colors of mother earth. Its essence is to let you know that you have great worth and value…
nigerians in space by deji olukotun
10 May 2015
The speculative novel that is also psychological and genealogical and noir and sociological and staggeringly international is rare. But it is precisely the kind of novel that Deji Olukotun has made his debut with. In terms of the ambition that should propel a 21st century novel about Nigeria, it is an exemplum. Whether the novel…
Tomi Adesina
10 May 2015
Set during the time of the raging insurgents in the North East of Nigeria, Hearts and Homes tells the story of a soldier who leaves his family behind in the quest of finding the kidnapped girls by the dreaded terrorist group, Boko Haram. The author Adesina, a blogger, wrote the popular blog series Dear Future…


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Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has announced that some associates of key presidential aspirants of All Progressives Congress (APC) have offered him Vice President slot.
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The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Lagos Industrial Command on Thursday gave companies not yet registered for payment of excise duty under its command 14-days to comply or face sanctions.
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Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has won the All Progressives Congress governorship ticket to run in the 2023 election. At the end of the primary election spearheaded by the Electoral Committee Chairman, Mr Adamu Shettima Yuguda, Sanwo-Olu scored 1170 votes though he was unopposed as the two other candidates who bought forms were not…
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The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, stopped the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from recognizing or accepting ad hoc delegates produced by Gov. Godwin Obaseki’s faction of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo.
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Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey is facing sexual assault charges in the UK, police and prosecutors said on Thursday, after a review of allegations against him. The two-time Oscar winner for "The Usual Suspects" and "American Beauty" was artistic director of The Old Vic theatre in London between 2004 and 2015. Allegations against him first emerged…