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27 Feb
As the prime art and culture advocacy group Committee for Relevant Art (CORA) gets set to flag off its 2022 Programming season on March 1, it has dedicated the year to celebrating the exemplary life and illustrious career of the grand patriarch of Nigeria’s visual arts, Dr Bruce Onobrakpeya, as he enters the nonagenarian age in August.
16 Oct 2020
I waited for moments on end until a measure of certitude crept into my consciousness. Then I made my move. It was Alhaji Abdulazeez Ude walking away all by himself after having just gone to see the art exhibition entitled “And The Centre Refuses ....
20 Nov 2019
The venerable writer and Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, and Professor Oladele Orimoogunje have lent their voices to the cultural renaissance championed by Yoruba Lakotun.
6 Nov 2019
The 2019 Lagos Book and Art Festival, LABAF opened on Monday, November 4 at the Freedom Park, Lagos. The festival ends on Sunday, November 10, 2019. Organised by the Committee for Relevant Art, CORA, LABAF is a week-long comprehensive open-air carnivalesque ‘feast of Life and Ideas’...
3 Feb 2019
Sitting on the back lawn of the British Council on this beautiful, albeit humid Lagos Monday evening; I’m all at once jerked to attention, spellbound in fury, then aroused to immense excitement by the booming and urgent poetic voice of this young talent from the AJ House of Poetry.
30 Dec 2018
As is traditional to the directorate of Committee for Relevant Art (CORA), producers of the yearly Lagos Book and Art Festival (LABAF), the theme and date...
7 Nov 2018
When the Committee for Relevant Art (CORA) brought together a host of writers, stakeholders culture missioners and art aficionado to the large expanse of land on Lekki Expressway that stood as Jazz 38’s permanent site, in November 1999, for the maiden Lagos Book and Art Festival (LABAF), the idea was to have a feast that…
7 Jan 2018
“There is ultimately nothing to match the physical, palpable matter of communication in one’s hands”, Wole Soyinka wrote in the epilogue to Green Cards, Green Gods...
26 Nov 2017
Wikidepia's description of a literary festival, also known as a book festival or writers’ festival, comes handy in delineating the place of a gathering for conversation...
26 Nov 2017
An art exhibition showing over 100 pieces of (mostly) paintings served as “starters” for the 60th Birthday dinner for Kavita Chellarams last Friday evening at the Kia Showroom on Victoria Island.
18 Nov 2017
As part of activities for this year’s Lagos Book And Art Festival (LABAF), which ended on Sunday at the Freeedom Park, Lagos, StateCraft Inc., the nation-building arm under RED...
5 Nov 2017
Lagos Book and Art Festival (LABAF) 2017 officially kicks off tomorrow, Monday, November 6 with BookTrek at the British Council, Ikoyi, Lagos.

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Mr Seyi Martins, Ag. Controller of Works in Anambra and Engineers’ representative on the project, said this when he received members of the Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) at the site.
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A mentally-challenged woman in Ekiti, popularly called `Iya Kamo’, was delivered a set of twins, a boy, and a girl, on Saturday.
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New York City Mayor, Mr Eric Adams, on Saturday evening joined Nigerians from all walks of life to celebrate the 62nd independence anniversary of their homeland.
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Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), have arrested an ex-footballer, Okafor Emmanuel Junior at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, on his arrival from Sao Paulo, Brazil via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on board an Ethiopian airlines flight with 1.40kg crack cocaine concealed in his bags.
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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the conferment of the prestigious national honour of Commander of the Federal Republic (CFR) on the immediate past Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara.