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29 Jan 2015
THE Faculty of Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka announces its interdisciplinary African Arts Conference Series in honour of Nigerian and other African scholars who have made landmark contributions to the humanities. Under the banner “Anya Fulu Ugo”, the maiden edition will be in honour of Professors El Anatsui and Obiora Udechukwu, and it is scheduled…
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27 Jan 2015
SHOELESS Night, a gripping and compelling story written by Oluwafemi Oloidi and published by Omojojolo Press, Nigeria, the 187-page book captures, in amazing details, the gruesome encounter of four exuberant youths in the hands of the Nigeria Police Force in Port Harcourt. It is a true-life story garnished with no fiction, no fabrication.   Written…
27 Jan 2015
AFRICAN society places great emphasis on marriage. For this reason, pressures are mounted on every single woman that has attained marriageable age.   The desperation to get married through any means could be partly blamed for marital crises, some of which lead to separation or outright divorce.     It is in her bid to…
27 Jan 2015
THE Managing Director of Skysat Technologies Nigeria Limited, Mr. Izzat Debs, last week said that digital printing press is revolutionizing the publishing industry through innovative technologies.     According to him, through digital printing press, publishers now have access to the lowest printing production cost.  He also stated that digital press not only provides quality printing…
27 Jan 2015
RESPECTED Nigerian diplomat, Dr G.B. Igali’s newly published book, Perspectives on Nation-State formation in Contemporary Africa, published by Trafford publishing, adds to the ever growing narrative on the complexities that have shaped the current political realities on the African continent.  Considering the continent’s changing social and political dynamics and the consequent global interest, Igali’s work…
27 Jan 2015
SELMA, directed by Ava DuVernay could not be more timely as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March to Selma, Alabama. More than five hundred marchers made that first attempt. Three thousand would join the second march. Students of all ages, from grade school to graduate school, families, church groups and other social organizations will…
27 Jan 2015
AS a great musician, Alhaji Wasiu Olasunkanmi Ayinde Marshal popularly known as K1 de Ultimate has contributed immensely to the development of the entertainment industry in Nigeria through his genre of music, Fuji. The Talazo fuji crowner who elevated the genre and made it appealing to young ones has built network of fans at home…
23 Jan 2015
THE subject of child, early and forced marriages was the focus of a current exhibition initiated by the Canadian High Commission that is ongoing at the Thought Pyramid Art Gallery, Abuja. Too Young To Wed highlights the implications of child and forced marriages which are broad and profound in context. Simply put, the exhibition portrays…
23 Jan 2015
THE second Playwrights’ Confab that will bring together playwrights from all over the country has been scheduled for the first weekend of March 2015. It will hold at Kwara State University, Malete, Ilorin.   The Confab is a follow-up to the first one convened by Distinguished Professor Femi Osofisan in 2013 at Obafemi Awolowo University,…
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22 Jan 2015
PAINTING, photography, video documentary, visual and sound installations of Tunde Owolabi for his solo art exhibition titled Aso Oke - The Woven Beauty, at Red Door Gallery, Victoria Island, Lagos stress the resilience of one of Africa’s native fabrics. The exhibition is arguably the most comprehensive on aso-oke in recent times on the Lagos art…
22 Jan 2015
LATE J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere, Nigerian-born British artist, Yinka Shonibare and Neil Kenlock, Normski, Dennis Morris, Gavin Watson, Al Vandenberg, among 17 photographers,  are currently showing Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience 1950s-1990s at Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), U.K. The Museum is showing a collection of 118 works.   The museum states on its…
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…

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Antigua and Barbuda prime minister Gaston Browne said the authorities will arrest a Nigerian couple who are thought to be fleeing to the country after pulling off a N22billion fraud in Nigeria. Antigua Observer reported that Browne spoke in response to claims that the Nigerian couple Bamise and Elizabeth Ajetunmobi had obtained citizenship from Antigua…