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Oluomachi’s choice

Michael Jimoh Given a choice, some teenage girls in Nigeria today will most certainly opt for a career in music or become a notable Nollywood actress. In their thinking, the entertainment industry remains one of the surest paths to instant fame and fortune. It is no surprise, then, that some of them secretly wish to […]

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An Abuja Boy’s Nostalgia for a City In Need of Public Libraries, By Omoniyi Ibietan

I am bothered, and thus I bemoan the fact that Abuja – Nigeria’s burgeoning Federal Capital Territory – is painfully bereft of a befitting PUBLIC LIBRARY. I got to this city in 1986, when I accompanied my mom to the new capital city, following the relocation of the then Federal Ministry of Trade – where […]

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The Constant Presence of Wants and Desires

A Book Review by Ifeoluwa Olokode Ever encountered an elderly person whose joie de vivre makes you curious about their past and current lives? Morayo, the main character of Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun is such a person, and the author, Sarah Ladipo Manyika, gives us a brief but layered foray […]

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CORA/THE NIGERIA LITERATURE PRIZE 2018 BOOK PARTY

Held for the second consecutive year at the impressive space of Terra Kulture Arena, Victoria Island, Lagos, the CORA/Nigeria Prize for Literature book party 2018 is the third book party I have attended. It is my first dedicated to theatre arts in the rotational cycle of the Prize’s four genres: prose, poetry, drama and children’s […]

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Odia Ofeimum To Deliver The Keynote At Lagos Book and Art Festival

The poet and essayist Odia Ofeimum has agreed to deliver the keynote address at the 20th edition of the Lagos Book and Art Festival LABAF, running from November 5 to 11, 2018. The distinguished polemicist is impressed by the theme: Renewal: A World That Works For All, which was chosen by the organisers to reset the […]

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“I Stamp It…” Jossey Says, and It Happened

Trust Jossey Ogbuanoh to come up with a catchall phrase. “I Stamp It!”, he reminded me of those words I used to utter in the newsroom at ThisWeek, where we shared dreams as young journalists joining the labour market during one of the several major episodes of crude oil price crash. We were reviewing the […]

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Self-help – one often loony step at a time

Review: Vivien Horler Self-HelpLESS – A cynic’s search for sanity, by Rebecca Davis (Macmillan) Help Me! by Marianne Power (Picador/Macmillan) Rebecca Davis is a successful Cape Town essayist, columnist and commentator. She writes for the Daily Maverick, appears on panels at the Franschhoek Literary Festival, and has a regular Thursday afternoon gig with John Maytham […]

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The Largest Empire in the Rain Forest Belt

The Benin Monarchy: An Anthology of Benin History Publisher:  Wells-Crimson Limited Editor:   Oriiz U. Onuwaje Reviewer: Tam Fiofori The first and permanent impression of this truly magnificent and imposing book, THE BENIN MONARCHY: An Anthology of Benin History, is that it is a very creatively-designed and laid-out book. This outstanding artistic quality of the book; […]

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Breaking News by Alan Rusbridger review – the remaking of journalism and why it matters now

Truth is a small word liable to sanctimonious overuse and philosophical dispute, but in its humblest sense of accurate and verifiable information we like to think we know it when we see it. In Alan Rusbridger’s view, journalism should be among its leading providers: societies depend on good journalism to distinguish fact from fiction, to […]

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Koffi Takes Kimono’s Place

Koffi Idowu-Nuel, also known as Koffi Tha Guru, has been appointed to the Board of Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), Africa’s fastest growing copyright collective management organization.   The decision to appoint Mr. Idowu-Nuel to the Board received the unanimous consent of every member of the COSON Board at a meeting held on August 22 […]

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