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Book chats dominate AkeFest programme

Proceedings at the 2016 Ake Arts and Book Festival have been dominated by interactive discussions with authors and experts from various fields. The quality of the sessions and interactions with audiences offers a sound rebuttal to any belief that art festivals are incapable of contributing solutions to societal problems. This year’s Festival addresses pertinent issues […]

2016 Etisalat prize for Literature Longlist announced

The longlist for the 2016 Etisalat Prize for Literature has been announced. The list of nine books and authors was unveiled at the opening of the 2016 Ake Arts and Book Festival. Elvis Ogiemwanye, Etisalat Nigeria’s Director, Brand and Experience and award-winning author and poet, HelonHabila announced the longlist. On the longlist for the 2016 […]

Ake arts and book festival begins in Abeokuta

The 2016 edition of the Ake Arts and Book Festival kicked off Thursday with an opening ceremony in Abeokuta, Ogun State. Hosted by media personality, Wana Udobang, the event began with the arrival of the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo and renditions of the national and Ogun State anthems by Falana and Adunni […]

Unity Schools: FG cancels interview test

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has announced the cancellation of the interview test for National Common Entrance Examination (NCCE) into Federal Government colleges. A statement issued by the Federal Ministry of Education on Monday in Abuja said that the cancellation of the test for NCCE would take effect from the 2017/2018 academic year. […]

Aluu community mourns Elechi Amadi

Aluu Community in Ikwerre Local Government of Rivers has been thrown into mourning mood following the passing on of Chief Elechi Amadi, an educationist and author. Amadi, 82, a retired army officer and former commissioner for education in Rivers, died on Wednesday in Port Harcourt. A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), who […]

Dis Fela Sef!: He lives

By Reuben Abati On the occasion of his 80th birthday, Benson Idonije, who is arguably Nigeria’s most informed analyst of jazz music and an enthusiastic promoter of popular culture and music has released for public review and consideration an absolutely well-informed biography of Fela, the Afro-beat music maestro. The book is a useful contribution in […]

Why we are all Biafrans

Nigeria is Teetering on The Brink of Disaster, journalist Chidi Onumah,  and coordinator, Africa Centre for Media & Information Literacy warns. Chidi will present his third book, ‘We Are All Biafrans’ in Abuja on 31 May. In this interview with AYORINDE OLUOKUN, Onumah gives an insight into the book which he said focuses on the crises […]

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