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19 hours ago
In 2019, Wisdom Dafinone launched his first set of three books of poetry at the Institute of International Affairs in Lagos Nigeria. The Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council
7 Nov
Only a writer of Umberto Eco’s depth and spread of knowledge could generalise the size and direction of a country’s literature from its noir. He is said to have written
8 Oct
The 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature was yesterday, awarded to Abdulrazak Gurnah for his work on the impact of colonialism and the plight of refugees.
30 Mar 2020
Prolific writer and Co-author of popular English handbook, Brighter Grammar, Phoebean Ajibola Ogundipe has died at the age of 92. The author passed away on 27 March 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the United States, where she was buried on the same day. However, her death was announced days later, in a statement which…
19 Jan 2020
Fifty years ago in the Bight of Biafra, the anger and love that created rivulets of blood that coloured the landscape of Igboland crimson and changed the concept of Nigeria
29 Dec 2019
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has suddenly become born again. Perhaps, he was, which culture purists did not take note of.
26 Sep 2019
Echezonachukwu Nduka is a triple threat who won’t be put in a box. The recipient of the 2016 Korea-Nigeria Poetry Prize is lauded for his spoken word poetry, his writing and his music. His poetry collection, Chrysanthemums for Wide-eyed Ghosts, has been published by Griots Lounge Publishing and his writings have appeared in fourteen anthologies,…
18 Aug 2019
The book, The Voice in my Pen, written by students of Mater Ecclesiae College, Epe, has again revealed the beauty of expressing your inner thoughts through literature. The joy of the students during the formal presentation of the book knew no bounds, as the occasion featured and celebrated them as young authors.
7 Jul 2019
Pan-Africanism and the Forging of a New African Identity in the 21st Century was the theme of the 2019 conference organised by the Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilisation (CBAAC). The two-day conference, which held recently in Abuja, in collaboration with the Department of History and Diplomatic Studies, University of Abuja, brought together…
12 May 2019
Oh Umaru Musa Yar’ Adua!!! Time, time described as spirit. Known to Allah, the creeping time to 9. Yet yesterday, 9, the dept of time, my remembrance shown. Great, the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua. Proponent of Nationality, Blood of oneness, the Amnesty I know. The President, I have come to love, understand and feel, Yet far,…
7 Feb 2019
Like every new invention which comes with opportunities and challenges, there was a veiled agreement among participants at a recent gathering in Lagos, that social media originally created to foster sharing of ideas, thoughts, information, and encourage the building of virtual networks and communities, has turned  a nightmare to some of its users particularly the youths. The…
10 Jan 2019
The Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) has secured funding for the eight year towards the ANA/Yusuf Ali nationwide literary awareness campaign. The association received the sum of N3 million on January 7, 2019 for this year’s project from the donor, Yusuf Ali (SAN), an Ilorin-based legal practitioner, author and philanthropist. According to ANA Publicity Secretary…

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