Last month, after the UK General Elections, Abike Dabiri, the Nigerian Special Assistant for Diaspora Affairs, sent a letter of congratulations to seven newly-elected British Members of Parliament of Nigerian descent.
Echoes of the words of Oba Ewuare II
For anyone at home with the history of Benin and it’s illustrious yesterday, and is willing to spare some time to examine what the people had managed to sustain despite some reversal of fortune lately, then the speech by the new Oba, Ewuare II at his coronation last year...
Ganduje, Kwankwaso, others for Goodwill Ambassador’s Award
The Nigeria Goodwill Ambassador Awards is billed to hold on Thursday, July 6, at Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja.
What Nigerian politicians can learn from Jeremy Corbyn
It’s been nearly a year since 51.9% of Britons voted to leave the EU, ending a 43-year partnership. Since then the pound has been unsteady, hate crime has increased and despite Theresa May repeatedly reeling out the slogan ‘Brexit means Brexit,...
China thrives in historical relics, international trade
The Chinese government cherishes its historical background and, therefore has, created a lot of sight seeing facilities. Some of them such as the ‘Great Wall’, ‘Temple of Heaven’, ‘Summer Palace....
Culture and tourism development… more talk, less action
The stagnation and indifference witnessed in the culture and tourism arm of the ministry of information and culture, sends negative signal, not only to the art community but the nation’s cultural landscape.
Accent privilege: Another sign of Nigeria’s love for all things foreign
I’ve never really thought much about the way I talk. Probably because I’ve always been more concerned with what I’m saying as opposed to how I’m saying it.
Art in the corridors of power
During a crisis in an episode of ‘The Fixer’, an international TV series about the fictional American President Grant, his Chief of Staff Cyrus Beene is shown in a contemplative mood...
Lagos Jazz Festival 2017 partners two charities
Lagos International Jazz Festival 2017 has selected Sesor and Downs Syndrome Foundations as official charity partners for this year’s 505050JAZZ Lagos@50 Special Edition of Lagos International Jazz Festival. Inspiro Productions-inspired festival said both charities ....
Sam Ukala to speak at writers’ workshop in Abraka
Professor Sam Ukala will next Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Hall A, Delta State University, Site 3, Abraka, at 12:noon, mentor students interested in creativity, with Dr. Sunny Awhefeada, Head of the University’s Department of English and literary Studies as chief host.