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16 Jan 2015
TOURISM, Culture and National Orientation Minister, Edem Duke, has pledged the support of the Federal Government for private investment in tourism development. Duke made the pledge when he visited the sprawling Smoking Hills Golf Course and Resort in Ilarin Mokin, Ondo State, last Friday. Chairman of Elizade Nigeria Limited, Chief Ade Ojo, who hails from…
15 Jan 2015
A fresh breath of artistic ferment was in the air to usher in the new year as young artist, Niss Ogulu’s solo exhibition titled Norrd Phenomenon opened at Terra Kulture Gallery, Victoria Island, Lagos. It was also the first art exhibition of the year for the gallery.   Ogulu’s rendition of regular domestic and outdoor…
15 Jan 2015
AFTER digging into his art trajectory to step up his game, Olisa Nwadiogbu recently filled the walls of National Museum, Onikan, Lagos, with a new body of works simply titled Effort. The solo show has a link to the artist’s early encounter with engraving, about 28 years ago.   With so much creative energy invested…
15 Jan 2015
TRAVELLING to America has never been an easy business, especially for those Nigerians who take the wrong route and embark on the journey blindly. Sly Edaghese’s Long Road to America (Casleda Publishers Ltd, Lagos; 2015), a memoir of his early years, is a captivating, fast-paced read that offers a glimpse of life in Nigeria in…
15 Jan 2015
AUTHOR of The Abyssinian Boy, Onyeka Nwelue, has begun a world tour of his new book Hip Hop is Only for Children. Expected to reach over 15 cities in about 12 countries on all continents, the tour is planned to span at least seven months from January 15 to August 18, 2015.   Hip-Hop is…
15 Jan 2015
OJUJU, the low budget thriller film by C.J Obasi, which won Best Nigerian Film award at the 2014 edition of Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), has received its second international nomination. After a successful premiere at AFRIFF, which held in Tinapa, Calabar, last November, Ojuju will screen alongside other movies that are on the official…
15 Jan 2015
WHILE some screen celebrities were enjoying the Charismas and New Year holidays, star actress Funke Akindele was on location working on her newest pet project- a television series titled Jenifa. The series is now ready and the notable actress who had a busy 2014 said the series was a fulfillment of a promise she made…
15 Jan 2015
AFTER what has been roundly described as a successful theatrical distribution in 2014, leading movie distribution and production outfit, FilmOne is set to open the 2015 theatrical release season with three major movies—Heavens Hell, Gone Too Far and The Department.    However, it is Gone Too Far, a British/Nigerian comedy produced by Poisson Rouge Pictures…
15 Jan 2015
ONE of Nigeria’s big band stars, Beautiful Nubia, will undertake his first tour of 2015 from Friday, January 23 at Alliance Francaise, 7th Day Road, Iyaganku, Ibadan from 5pm. The tour will continue on Sunday, January 25, at EniObanke Arts Centre, 19 Adekunle Fajuyi Way, GRA Ikeja. Time is 5pm. Celebrating Smithereens of Death  at…
15 Jan 2015
GUESTS were literally overwhelmed with emotions as they watched Mrs. Philomena Chime, one of the beneficiaries that featured in the first episode of the Airtel Touching Lives series, a new television programme focused on empowering the underprivileged, narrate her woes. Mrs. Chime narrated how she was nursing four of her adult children who are seriously…
15 Jan 2015
WHEN two long lost friends who had fought side by side during the civil war suddenly reunite, a police interrogation room is surely not the best of venues for such an encounter, especially when one is the suspect and the other is the chief interrogating officer. Find out about how this unusual interrogation goes in…
15 Jan 2015
UNEMPLOYMENT has become a worldwide problem and everyone is looking in all directions to find solutions to it. Nigeria’s Olotu Mohammed has lent his weight to resolving this problem through his book, What I Would Do If Unemployed, which he recently launched.   As the author’s personal insight into the root causes of youth unemployment,…


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