Mother tongue… Lagos lawmakers set learning pace for school children
Over the years, scholars have stressed the importance of mother tongue, noting that it is imperative for a child’s development and grasping of the basic elements of teaching and learning.
Tackling dwindling reading culture at book fair
Stakeholders have again reiterated the need for the implementation of policies that would improve reading among Nigerians. This was the concern of participants at this year’s Nigeria International Book Fair....
Badagry Diaspora Festival 2017 to open ‘door-of-return’ to the source
The infamous ‘Point-of-No-Return’ through which Africans were forced out of the continent in millions as slaves centuries ago before the TransAtlantic Slave Trade...
Gabriel Okara Literary Feast 2017... Making a book city out of Port Harcourt
The maiden edition of Gabriel Okara Literary Festival 2017, which seeks to re-energise literary consciousness in the city of Port Harcourt that also hosted similar feast a few years ago that culminated in the city....
To overcome recession, goverment must invest in theatre and the creative industry
“So, it is incumbent on all of us at NANTAP, on all performing artists, patrons, sympathisers and empathisers to rescue the theatre from down-under, from the cold, gripping and strangulating hands of the messengers of death.”
Language dynamism, stylistics influence and the progression of meaning
Despite the changes in uses of languages, particularly what English has undergone in the last few hundred years, meaning in the context of discussion still remains key to communication.
Eghosa Imasuen, Anwuli Ojogwu birth a narrative dream
The objective is “to be standard bearers that produce superior content and products, bridge the knowledge-to-action gaps on the bookmaking process, and provide continuous...
Confronting the demons of archiving history in Nigeria
It is a shame that history has since been dropped from our schools curriculums. Many of our heads of state, presidents, governors, senators, and House of Representative members, even states and local governments people appear so ashamed of their past and how they got to the top.
55 cheers to pioneers of UNILAG’S Department of English
The Department of English, University of Lagos, recently celebrated one of its former Heads of Department, foremost poet and playwright, Prof. John Pepper Clark, at a lecture organised in his honour and to mark the department’s 55th anniversary.