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20 Jan 2015
MEDIOCRITY has been fingered as responsible for Nigeria’s inability to tackle corruption that has eaten deep into its socio-economic and political life. The disclosure was made recently at a book launch in Lagos.    The book titled ‘What’s Really Stopping You?’ was written by Pastor Debo Omotunde. Reviewing the book, Mr. Idris Dele-Osagie stated that…
Sensory
20 Jan 2015
IT is an unmistakable fact that the arts and culture of a nation are the pride and treasure of its people. However, the role art galleries and crafts and exhibition centres play in promoting art cannot be over-emphasised in the collection, conservation and appreciation of the aesthetically pleasing creative process.   In fulfillment of its…
20 Jan 2015
ACQUIRING and retaining power is sometimes a cartelised equation where certain people with common interest pool resources together to achieve their goal. And so in parts of the world associations like the Freemasons and the likes operate. But in Africa, reputedly the dark continent, such power cartel seems entrenched and operates with sinister outcomes. It…
Nwoye
16 Jan 2015
FORMER Bursar of University of Benin, Benin City, Prof. May Ifeoma Nwoye, was one of the winners at Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) national convention at Ibadan, Oyo State. Her novel, Oil Cemetery, won the most coveted ANA/Chevron Prose Prize on Environment, worth $2,000. The prize rewards works that address themes on the environment.  …
Mokin2
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…
America
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…
Nwelue
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…

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