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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…
12 Feb 2015
MUSIC is universal, like it said, Dorien Oluwakemi Jacobs though a Briton by birth but raised in Neatherlands has proved this as she sings in the Yoruba language fluently, a language she learnt after she got married to Abiodun Jacobs who gradually integrated her in the Yoruba culture, habits and language, by teaching her his…
10 Feb 2015
Femi Adelegan, retired public administrator is President/CEO of Terrific Investments and Consulting Co. Ltd, and the author and publisher of notable publications including Africa: The Game Changers and Dynamics of Power (2014); Nigeria’s Leading Lights of the Gospel (2013); Governance: An Insider’s Reflections (2009, 2012); The Press Secretary (1998); and Editor of From The Treasures of the…
10 Feb 2015
BEYOND personal appeal and interest that have lured collectors to artistic expression in the visual art sub-sector of the industry, the love for works of art by investors and professionals is getting deep with the new status as ‘asset class’ for a much diversified portfolio.   Unlike most chattels we acquire, the passing of time…
10 Feb 2015
ONDO State government has taken a giant leap in its tourism revolution with construction of the world-class hills resort reflecting government’s commitment to development and promotion of tourism in the state.   The ancient town of Idanre hosts the newly built hills resort. The sprawling town is known for its rich historical attraction signposted by…
10 Feb 2015
THE book, Evolutionary Trends in Nigeriaís Fisheries Development authored by Akinade A. Olaniawo can be described as a summary of the history of fisheries development in Nigeria. The 86-page book is divided into eleven chapters chronicling developments between 1945 and 2005.    The publisher, Spectrum books limited in collaboration with Safari books (export) Ltd., displayed…


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When it comes to style, there is no beating the Niger Delta. Aside from the serene environment and rich sea food the people guarantee their visitors, nobody visits a Niger Delta event without having a story to tell. And so it was at the Port Harcourt Golden Jubilee Polo tournament, which attracted teams from across…