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23 Oct
Nigeria and Nigerians must imbibe the need for commercial orientation in everything we do and avoid myths and knee-jerk reactions to issues, says Ifeanyi Igwebike Mbanefo.
3 Dec 2020
Consequently, in Bikoroa, instead of a radical abolition of the prevailing social structure, there is a perennial irenic dash towards coalition and consensus.
2 Dec 2020
J.P. Clark-Bekederemo, or simply J.P. Clark, is justly celebrated as a poet, playwright and scholar whose distinctions persist in his piquant and ingenious use of his Ijaw-Urhobo culture
25 Oct 2020
On December 14, 2019, which is ten months ago, I had one of those chance encounters that seem too propitious not to memorialise. So, I made the following post, together with photos, on WhatsApp and Facebook....
15 Oct 2020
Birth. Death. The period of existence in-between is what we call life. Chief Obafemi Awolowo, first Premier of the defunct Western Region, in his twilight years, said death is actually the beginning of “life afterlife.” He explained further that “life is a continuum.” The Yoruba people believe that death, Iku, is a messenger of Olodumare.…
14 Oct 2020
That, exactly, was how the Founder and Director of Rainbow Book Club, Koko Kalango, exclaimed when she heard of Prof. Johnson Pepper Clark-Bekederemo’s demise yesterday.
27 Jan 2019
In the year 1961, an initial volume of poetry titled, simply, Poems, by John Pepper Clark was published in Ibadan. In the year 1964, some fifty years before America swore in Donald Trump as their 45th President, J.P Clark published America, Their America.
17 Jun 2018
In another essay, “Where Angels Fear to Tread” (1962), Achebe observes: “The question then is not whether we should be criticised or not, but what kind of criticism.”
8 Feb 2018
Yes, calls will come of all kinds in the course/Of the day; some on notice; others/At random, the nice with the nasty; then/Finally, of course, the call, that will be/Recorded missed, the caller, having come/And gone away with the one for whom it rang.” – J.P Clark’s ‘Waiting for the Call.’
22 Oct 2017
Bisi Silva, the widely referenced art curator, will be moderating a seminar devoted to examining the new consciousness in curatorship at the Lagos Book and Art Festival.
2 Oct 2017
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.
1 Oct 2017
On Okigbo dropping the pen for the gun on the part of Biafra, the don stated that it was an act of heroism. He said: “Okigbo’s entry into the field of conflict was an act of heroism.

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