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7 Mar 2015
TWO authors, Ukot Ette and Omagbitse Barrow, have urged government at all levels, parents and guardians and other stakeholders in the Nigerian nation to take practical steps to inculcate leadership values in Nigerians in the early stage of their lives as part of efforts to build a better Nigeria.     Ette and Barrow, who…
7 Mar 2015
NIGERIA is about to raise a brief eyebrow in the direction of the beleaguered book industry, where a major reading experience that has just hit the bookstands is certain to cause some fidgets in the corridors of power. Although the PR outfit of the Enugu-based publishers, Delta Publications (Nigeria) Limited, insists that their new drama…
7 Mar 2015
FORMER General Secretary during Alhaji Abubakar Gimba’s presidency of Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Dr. Wale Okediran has endowed a short story prize in honour of the late author. Okediran, who succeeded Gimba as ANA president, announced the prize endowment during his recent condolence visit to the Gimba’s family and Niger State chapter of the…
Gimba
7 Mar 2015
ABUJA. November 22, 1997. It was another election year for the Association of Nigerian Authors  (ANA) and the writers could be seen in groups and clusters feverishly canvassing for votes. As usual, the posts of the National President and General Secretary were top on the political list with the former the more emotive of the…
7 Mar 2015
FROM being shortlisted for two prizes; the 2012 Melita Hume Poetry Prize and 2012 Erbacce Poetry Prize in its manuscript form, Clinical Blues (WriteHouse, Ibadan; 2014) has increased in its acclaim of being a good debut collection of poetry serenading readers far and wide. The book which may be seen as a poetic-memoiristic portrayal of…
4 Mar 2015
ANOTHER set of writers for the Ebedi International Writers Residency are expected in Iseyin, Oyo State on March 9, 2015. Just like the first set of writers who completed their residency in February, the second set will also be an all female team.   The writers are Halima Aliyu from Bauchi State, Adeola Adeyemi Salau…
Okhumoya--4-2-15
4 Mar 2015
IVERSATILE creative disciples are found in many Nigerian communities; as entertainers, they are judged on different levels, but for late Okhumoya Iyekhor, he was an all rounder: his diction in singing was captivating and inciting, making his listeners to wish that they were gifted with his dexterous footsteps when he dances and when he decides…
4 Mar 2015
GOVERNOR Ibrahim Shehu Shema of Katsina State has commended the Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) for providing the nation with the best film training facilities, Institution (the National Film Institute) and opportunities for Nigerian filmmakers to update their skills in film production.   The governor also lauded the interventions by the film agency in bridging the…
4 Mar 2015
THE second Playwrights’ Confab that will bring together playwrights from all over the country has been scheduled to hold from Friday, March 6 – 8, 2015. Conference host is Kwara State University, Malete, Ilorin while the main events will be held at Kwara State Arts Council in Ilorin. Conference theme is ‘The Time is Out…
4 Mar 2015
ON occasion of late Prof. Dapo Adelugba’s 76th birthday on March 9, 2015, his former students, mentees, associates and admirers will stage a seminar in memory of the man, who, apart from being a distinguished theatre teacher and practitioner, was also a ‘father’ and mentor to many practitioners and scholars across disciplines in the humanities.…
Tina-Newman
4 Mar 2015
ALTHOUGH music is reputed to be the food of love, as English poet and dramatist, William Shakespeare, would have us believe, there’s usually more sadness expressed in lyrics than love. Specifically, heartbreak is the more staple lyrical item sung in music than cherubic or amorous love. And, this is a source of worry for newcomer…
akindele
28 Feb 2015
TALENTED comedy actor, Charles Inojie, crossover actresses, Funke Akindele and Helen Paul dazzled in a new blockbuster movie, Mr Potosky. Produced from the stables of De-Kross Movie Productions, the movie has been tipped to set a new pace in Nollywood. The multi-million naira film, directed by Amayo Uzo-Philip, also stars Bishop Imeh and Chike Anyawu…

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