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9 May 2021
That PEN Nigeria will fully participate in the 87th extraordinary Congress of PEN International scheduled to hold between September 20 and 25, 2021, which would also double as the centenary celebration of PEN International.
10 Apr 2021
Let's talk about the science of how things break; how the heart breaks; how the age founders, shatters; with no one listening; how the mind quakes; how we lose all that matters.
18 Aug 2019
The celebrations of the 85th birthday of Prof. Wole Soyinka have not ended. Certainly not. Only last week, Akure was canonised with literary activities, as eggheads converged on the Sunshine State for the second international conference on Daniel Olorunfẹmi Fagunwa.
12 May 2019
Concluding part of interview with Comrade Udenta O Udenta, who released 21 books after so many years of literary hibernation. The first volume of Crisis of Theory in Contemporary Nigerian Literature and the Possibilities of New Materialist Direction is one of the most thought-provoking and latest works among the 21 books. To what extent is…
15 Mar 2019
Ben Okri was born on this day in 1959 in Minna to an Urhobo father and Igbo mother. A little less than two years, he and his family moved to London. Shortly after their return to Nigeria, he took interest in the stories his father’s peers who claimed to have had encounters with ghosts had…
10 Mar 2019
Last year, Nigeria’s master-novelist, Ben Okri found new relevance by adapting Albert Camus’ “The Outsider” for London’s Coronet Theatre. While his poems were the most persuasive...
23 Apr 2017
What is attempted in this short essay is a critical overview of attempts at theorising the third-generation Nigerian novels and the strands of discourse that are emerging from the critical interventions.


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Gospel artist, Mercy Chinwo, has filed a suit against hip-hop artist Obidiz for defamation of character and unauthorized use of name and image. Mercy Chinwo filed a case against Obidiz following his latest single release titled Mercy Chinwo. The artist in the song cited an example of a wayward, club girl, and mentioned Mercy Chinwo…
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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, his Deputy, Obafemi Hamzat, the Speaker of the state's House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa and other lawmakers-elect on Thursday received their Certificates of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Sanwo-Olu in his remarks, thanked the leadership of INEC for a job well done, hoping that in future…
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The Supreme Court in Abuja has dismissed an appeal filed by a former Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, seeking to disqualify Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The Apex Court on Thursday threw away the suit on the ground that it was statute-barred, having no life support it and legs to…
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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Thursday, presented Certificates of Return (CoR) to the winners of the March 18 Governorship and State Assembly election in Gombe State.
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The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Lagos Information Chapel has announced that its annual Ramadan Lecture will be held on Wednesday, April 5, 2023. A member of the NUJ Lagos Information Chapel 2023 Ramadan Lecture Planning Committee, Bode Lawal, in a statement said the 17th edition is scheduled for the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, Alausa, Ikeja.…