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  • NAFDAC warehouse in Lagos goes up in flames

    A mid afternoon inferno has destroyed the warehouse of the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control in Oshodi, Lagos State. Although the actual cause of the fire has yet to be known, it was gathered that the fire started from the powerhouse of the agency and spread to the warehouse, where chemicals were…

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  • Why Buhari can’t re-present Magu’s name to Senate, by Dino Melaye

    Chairman, Senate  Committee on Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye has said that following the Senate’s rejection of the nomination of Mr. Ibrahim Magu as chairman of the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission  (EFCC) on two different occasions, President Muhammadu Buhari cannot validly re-nominate the same candidate again. Melaye while…

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  • Daura people rally support for Buhari

    …Cerebro Spinal Meningitis hits Katsina From: Agaju Madugba, Katsina Several hundreds of the people of Daura, the hometown of the President, converged on the grounds of the Emir of Daura’s palace, on Saturday, at a rally in support of Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking at the ceremony, the Senator representing Katsina North Senatorial district, Mustapha Buka, urged…

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  • Nigerians attacked again in South Africa

    Some Nigerian real estate agents in Turffontein, South Africa, have been attacked by local residents who alleged that they were hijacking their houses. The timely intervention of the Police however, quelled the tension in the area. Some South Africans alleged that the hijacked homes were either turned to brothels or used for harbouring drug lords….

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  • 12 days after kidnap, Delta DPO found dead

    From PAUL OSUYI, Asaba TWELVE days of his kidnap by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, the decomposing corpse of Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of ‘C’ Division, Asaba, SP Valentine Mbalu has discovered. His corpse was found in the bush around Umunede in Ika North-East Local Government Area of Delta State, according to…

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  • Lola Akande: Self-publishing way forward for Nigerian writers

    Dr Lola Akande is the author of In Our Place, What it Takes and Camouflage. She is a Senior lecturer in the Department of English, University of Lagos, where she teaches African Literature. She has worked as a journalist. In this interview with DAMIETE BRAIDE, she reveals how difficult writing is yet she can’t stop…

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  • Competition from social media dwindling publishers’ revenue

    By Simeon Mpamugoh Remi Akano started up with Spear ventures limited, a multimedia outfit before Kingdom People’s (KP) Books come on board. “KP Books is a publishing outfit that publishes KP Magazine. We also have Kingdom Men, which was formed in 2009. It started as an outreach of the magazine. Those entities run under the…

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  • Ijakadi: Artists grapple with societal stigma at Lagos Theatre Festival

    By OLAMIDE BABATUNDE An unforgettable sequence of movement, sound and waves of emotion riveted across the audience at the just-concluded Lagos Theatre Festival. The over 500 shows performed by people from different walks of life deployed employed dramatic elements to present the daily grind of the city. As implied by the theme “Rhythm of the City”,…

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  • Essay ; New realism, new barbarism: A retelling of a bloodied history in Achike Chude’s Twilight of Darkness

    By Chijioke Uwasomba Introduction In my two earlier works  (1999, 2015), I have tried to characterise the Nigerian  novel as having produced two clear and distinct aesthetic and ideological traditions – the reformist tradition and the radical tradition. Generally speaking, the writers of the two traditions are disturbed and aggrieved by the crises and contradictions…

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  • Book review : Corruption in the paramilitary

    Title: Officers and Men Author: Jerry Alagbaso Publisher: Kraft Books, Ibadan Year: 2016 Reviewer:  Henry Akubuiro Satire chagrins anybody with something to hide. For others, it is something to laugh bout. But there is always something to take home amid the peals of laughter both for the satirised and the detached observer: it makes us…

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