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The Genius Of Obafemi Awolowo And The Contest For His Political Space

Book reviewer, Kunle Ajibade Excutive Editor, TheNEWS

By Kunle Ajibade Bill Clinton, in an article he wrote for TIME magazine in 1999 titled “Captain Courageous,” described one of the best American presidents, F.D. Roosevelt, as an architect of grand political designs. Obafemi Awolowo could also be described as an architect of grand political designs. He was a great political builder among great […]

Let Jonathan rescue abducted school girls now, says Soyinka

Soyinka, Obi Ezekwezili at the book event

Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka,has lashed out at President Goodluck Jonathan administration for its inability to rescue the 234 female students abducted from a secondary school in Chibok, Borno State by Boko Haram. Soyinka also criticised President Goodluck Jonathan for participating and dancing at the Kano political rally barely a few hours […]

Nigerian writer,Ben Okri to be honoured by South African varsity

Ben Okri

Ben Okri, the famous Nigerian author of ‘Famished Road’ will receive an honorary doctorate at the University of Pretoria’s Autumn Graduation Ceremony in South Africa on Friday, the university said. In addition to the thousands of degrees which the university will bestow on its students, it will also honour some of the world’s foremost contributors […]

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Farewell To The Magic Muse

Garcia Marquez

By Niyi Osundare Gone, the Magic Muse of Aracataca. In a manner similar to his wondrous tales, I can see him levitating towards the skies, a pen in one hand, a trumpet in the other, a rueful smile on his face. For his body is too precious, too imperishable for the grave’s cramping dungeon and […]

Sokoto Sultanate to establish female university

Sultan Abubakar: female university coming

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, said on Saturday that arrangement has been concluded by the Sultanate Council to establish a female university in the state. He spoke at the launch of three books authored by Dr Sa’adiya Bello, the Director of the Centre for Hausa Studies, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto. The books focused […]

Godfather of magic realism, Garcia Marquez dies at 87

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: godfather of magic realism

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel-winning Colombian author who used magical realism to tell epic stories of love, family and dictatorship in Latin America, died on 17 April at the age of 87. Known affectionately as “Gabo,” the author of “One Hundred Years of Solitude” and “Love in the Time of Cholera” became one of the […]

124 writers vie for NLNG Literature Prize

Tade Ipadeola: won the  prize in 2013

The Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Ltd, on Tuesday said that 124 entries had been received for the 2014 edition of the Nigeria Prize for Literature, Africa’s most prestigious literary prize. The company made the announcement in a statement signed by Mr Kudo Eresia-Eke, its General Manager, External Relations. Eresia-Eke did not indicate which books […]

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