Winners emerge in Lagos essay competition
Dr. Idiat Adebule has expressed optimism that literary giants in the class of Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka and world-renowned Chinua Achebe would emerge from pupils in the state.
The significance of Chinua Achebe’s short stories - Part 2
Herein lies the power of the Achebe short story. Being short, it goes straight to the heart of the matter, a moment of revelation or some intrinsically tense moment or situation with a view to highlighting a human predicament.
Onobrakpeya… Second national medal for mastery in visual culture
For being continuously recognised, home and abroad, as a distinguished artist, Onobrakpeya (born 1932), owes his resplendent career to quite a number of innovations he has introduced into the visual arts profession, specifically in the print genre.
The significance of Chinua Achebe’s short stories - Part 1
Balogun identifies Achebe’s stories as realistic, conveying themes and aesthetics with techniques borrowed from African folklore. He concludes that these stories rate favourably with the best in the world (58).
Soyinka, Clark, Ike, others to celebrate Okigbo’s legacy
Fifty years on, Christopher Okigbo Foundation, set up by his daughter, Obiageli Okigbo, in collaboration with the University of Ibadan, will hold the Christopher Okigbo Conference at Trendchard Hall, University of Ibadan, Oyo State.
Help bring generational shift in political leadership, Agbakoba urges Obasanjo
Former president of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN) has called on the ex-Nigerian president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo to use his political clout to bring generational shift in political leadership.
Hausa-Igbo… Nzekwu’s vision of a binding North-South Nigerian Union
What is most fascinating about Nzekwu’s works is the way every new work peaks beyond the one before it in mature treatment of theme and technique, sweetened by a sumptuous narrative tone and telling.
The height of naughtiness on zukerville
Sir: Dare Babarinsa’s article of March 31, 2017 in The Guardian newspapers titled: “Buhari, Biafra and the burden of date” aptly captured the obtuse state of mind of the Nigerian youth of today.