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22 Jan 2015
IT was a year of intense activities for the National Gallery of Art (NGA). It began on an intellectual note with the maiden Nupe Art Conference/Exhibition which took place in the ancient city of Bida, Niger State. Traditional artists from the nooks and crannies of the old Nupe kingdom displayed different works ranging from paintings,…
22 Jan 2015
Since January 9, 2015, three female writers arrived for the January to February 2015 edition of the Ebedi Writers Residency Programme in Iseyin, Oyo State, Nigeria.    Leading the pack is Ugandan Writer, Nakigaze Sakawa who arrived the residency from Kampala, Uganda on Friday January 9 2014. Sakawa holds a Diploma in Guidance and Counselling…
22 Jan 2015
HISTORY will forever remain grateful to Charles de Gaulle, the French general, who led the Free France Forces (FFF) and later became the head of the Provisional Government of the French Republic for defining the words ‘patriotism’ and ‘nationalism’. According to the French statesman, who is also a writer, ‘patriotism is when one love of…
22 Jan 2015
A non-governmental organisation, Students in Nigeria Re-Awakening Initiative (STINRI) in conjunction with Citadel of Art Initiative (Cit o’Art) has launched a new movie titled Dance of Vipers; it focuses on terrorism and war. Dance of Vipers is set on a fictional pre-colonial Igbo community. It is entirely a work of fiction, creatively set to reflect…
22 Jan 2015
WRITING the biography of a famous Nigerian politician can be a nerve-wracking experience. It can also be fun. Part of the challenges of this onerous task includes last minute cancelled appointments, unanswered phone calls, delay in responses to text messages and emails, difficult interviewees and surprisingly, funding issues.  Five years and three books down the…
22 Jan 2015
THIS Sunday, January 25, 2015, at Atlantic Hall, Hotel Presidential, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Fr. Uwem Akpan, author of acclaimed fictional account of plight of children on the African continent, Say You’re One of Them, will be guest author at Rainbow Book Club. Time is 3pm.   Akpan’s cerebral collective of short stories that also…
22 Jan 2015
IF Nigeria had twice the number of standard cinema screens it currently boasts, (only 70 digital screens as against South Africa’s 1,100 and India’s 13,000), then 30 Days in Atlanta, the feel good comic movie by stand up comedian and actor Ayo Makun (AY) would probably have grossed twice the amount of money it reportedly…
22 Jan 2015
A GROUP of entertainment celebrities from film, music, comedy, writing and media under the aegis of Saving Life for Africa Foundation (SLAD) has announced President Goodluck Jonathan as its 2014 Personality of the Year. This is as a result of the proactive way the government fought and conquered the deadly Ebola scourge, which hit Nigeria…
22 Jan 2015
TODAY, January 23 at The Crab Theatre, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Magnus Abraham-Dukuma will present his book, Dreams in the Creeks. It will also be put on stage by Dan Kpodoh of Institute of Arts and Culture (Arts Village), University of Port Harcourt. Time is 11am. Guests of honour include Dr. Gabriel Okara,…
22 Jan 2015
CARETAKER Committee of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN) has called on musicians across the country to ignore recent statements by a group that declares Pretty Okafor as PMAN president.   In a statement signed by its chairman, Kevin Lucciano Gabriel, the association declared that the appointment of Pretty Okafor did not follow due…
22 Jan 2015
The fifth season of Nigeria’s internationally acclaimed music reality show, Nigerian Idol, sponsored by leading telecommunications company, Etisalat Nigeria, is gathering momentum with the conclusion of the second phase of its auditions in Port Harcourt over the weekend, as it searched for Nigeria’s next music star.    It was excitement all the way as hundreds…
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22 Jan 2015
YOUNG Woman’s Guide, an inspiring book by Yetunde A. Odugbesan-Omede, has just been published. She shares her personal stories and advice on how young women can put their best foot forward. It is a self-help book that contains how-to advice, tips and tools for young women to live a purposeful and well-rounded life. It features…

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