GASP debuts in Abuja

August 26, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

The founder of St. Theresa Magazine (STAM),a non-profit organization , Theresa Ebi Tobuyei, will read a book, “GASP” ; a literary piece, to appraise the negative consequences of violence plaguing the Nigerian state, Africa and the World at large. Theresa, a humanity writer/novelist is a lawyer who currently functions as a Senior Judicial Research Officer with the Bayelsa state Judiciary.In Read More

Title: Cyber Politics – Social Media, Social Demography and Voting Behaviour in Nigeria

August 25, 2023 Content Editor 0

Author: Dr. Omoniyi P. Ibietan Publisher: Premium Times Books Year: 2023 Pages: 460 Reviewer: Azu Ishiekwene Date: July 25, 2023, Abuja, Nigeria My job today is to review the book, and not the man. But since the man made the book, I would, to slightly paraphrase Oscar Wilde, overcome by yielding to the temptation of reviewing the man.  In case you didn’t know the meaning Read More

Ex-finance minister, Runsewe, others eulogise Halima at book launch

August 20, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Director- General of National Council for Art and Culture, Otumba Olusegun Runsewe, has applauded a fast rising writer, Hajiya Halima Dalhatu, for uniting Nigeria through her creativity, foresight and storytelling ability. Otumba Runsewe stated this weekend at the public launch of a book titled: “Random Nigerianna” written by Halima in Abuja.   According Runsewe who was the chairman of the Read More

My poetry educates, entertains and bears witness – Alabi

July 15, 2023 Content Editor 0

What does writing mean to you?Writing is one of the greatest inventions of humanity as it allows us to be able to record our experiences, knowledge, and creativity for posterity. Writing is the reason I could read about events that took place 2000 years ago in pre-Islamic Arabia through its poetry or enjoy a story created by Emily Bronte in Read More

Bill Gates’ scathing remarks on health care expenditure

June 26, 2023 Jerry Uwah 0

Last week was not the best of times for the immediate past rulers of Nigeria. Bill Gates, the world’s former richest man, foremost philanthropist and co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation took them to the cleaners. Gates lamented that Nigeria spends an average of $10 (N6, 663 at current exchange rate) annually on the health of each Nigerian. Read More

The Journey of a Military Wife

June 10, 2023 Jibrin Baba Ndace 0

Book title: The Journey of a Military Wife Author: Victoria A. Irabor Reviewer: Jibrin Baba Ndace “The Journey of a Military Wife” is a captivating memoir that offers an enlightening account of a woman’s experience navigating the challenging and often uncharted terrain of military life. Penned by a young lawyer- “Baby Lawyer” as referred to by her husband in the Read More

Shining stars of Nigerian Jewellery: Top 5 Jewellers redefining craftsmanship

April 3, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Nigeria, known for its rich cultural heritage and diverse artistic expressions, is also home to a thriving jewellery industry. In recent years, a new generation of talented and innovative jewellers has emerged, making their mark in the Nigerian market and beyond. These individuals have showcased their creative skills and contributed to the growth and recognition of Nigerian jewellery globally. Among Read More

WPD: What Poetry can do in re-awakening national consciousness – Sule

March 25, 2023 Mohammed Abdullahi 0

In commemoration of the 2023 World Poetry Day (WPD), the professor of African Literature and Cultural Studies, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Professor Emmanuel Egya Sule, has said poetry is an instrument for promoting national consciousness. Speaking during his presentation at the dialogue organised by the Splendors dawn poetry foundation and by the National Cordinator of World Poetry Movement Nigeria Read More

Optimal Brand Performance

December 21, 2022 Kalu Okoronkwo 0

Title: Optimal Brand Performance Author: Emmanuel Obeta Publisher:  Devaine Brands Consults Pages: 232 Reviewer: Kalu Okoronkwo The subject of brand is one that has defied  known conjectures and school of thoughts as there are many professionals and teachers alike who claim expertise in that area. Nevertheless, the subject has remained elusive to so many even among those who by providence Read More

ALAPERU: The Throne, And The Glory

December 5, 2022 Admin III 0

The review of the book in honor of the Alaperu of Iperu, Remo Land today 26th November 2022 by HRM Oba (Prof) AbdulKabir Adeyemi Obalanlege. All protocols duly observed Please permit me to start this endeavor by acknowledging the author of this book Dr. Reuben Abati, a phenomenon who represents and has his hands in the three components of any successful book project; knowledge production, Read More

Empowering African creators: The story of Oladapo Adewunmi

December 5, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Oladapo Adewunmi is a Nigerian talent/content agent who has significantly impacted the African content industry. Born and brought up in Lagos, Nigeria, Adewunmi attended Lagos State University (LASU) for his tertiary education. After completing his studies, Adewunmi pursued a talent/content agent career, working with over 300+ content creators across Africa. He has empowered the online content industry through his work Read More

Nigerian universities: Echoes from the underground

November 16, 2022 Review by: Dr. Paul Chike OON 0

This book is undoubtedly one of the most significant publications on academic and social life ever written about Nigeria’s Ivory Towers. It focuses on administrative, academic, security and cultural challenges from the arrival on 18 January, 1948 of the first students of the University College Ibadan to the present day; how Nigeria’s higher institutions, particularly the universities developed in their Read More

Pictures can renew hope in Nigeria -Creative Director

November 5, 2022 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Creative Director of Precious Moment Photography , Precious Anslem, has said pictures can be used to renew hope for change and a better Nigeria. Anslem during his first solo photography exhibition in Abuja, themed; “Dreams and Echoes,” said pictures are also used to showcase the realities on ground through and to advocate for a new Nigeria where we can Read More

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Challenges bedeviling creative industry will cripple sector if… – NGA DG

October 26, 2022 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The Director General, National Gallery of Art (NGA), Mr Ebetan William Ivara, says challenges bedeviling the NGA and the creative industry if left unchecked will puncture confidence, reduce opportunities and put many visual art practitioners on unemployment and further undermine governments policy plan of building a creative and imaginative nation. Mr Ivara noted this on Tuesday in Abuja during the Read More

Deploying skills for survival: A Review of Between Survival and Annihilation

September 10, 2022 Prof. E. E. Sule 0

Book:              Between Survival and Annihilation Author:            Clement Oluwole Publisher:        n/a Year:               2021 Pages:              128 Clement Oluwole’s 128-page novel is a story of misfortune and mishap. It is driven by a sustained suspense marked by intrigues that can make a reader sit at the edge of their seat. The story’s capacity to arrest a reader, in Read More

2 African writers gunning for US First Book Prize

September 10, 2022 Admin III 0

Two writers of African origin are on the longlist of 2022 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. The writers are Noor Naga from Egypt and Eloghosa Osunde from Nigeria. While Naga was longlisted for his “If an Egyptian Cannot Speak English”, Osunde is on the longlist for “Vagabonds!”. The prize, first awarded in 2006, honours the best debut fiction of Read More

Bulawayo’s Novel shortlisted for 2022 Booker Prize

September 10, 2022 Admin III 0

Zimbabwean author NoViolet Bulawayo’s second novel “Glory” is one of six novels on the 2022 Booker Prize for Fiction shortlist. Although the shortlist is diverse in terms of nationality and gender, Bulawayo is the only Black woman on the list. Through her vivid storytelling and playful language, Bulawayo took out many strong competitors present in the longlist including Hernan Diaz, Read More

KADAFEST 2022 begins next week

September 10, 2022 Admin III 0

The 2022 edition of Kaduna Book and Arts Festival is billed to begin in the third week of September. The festival is a brainchild of the Book Buzz Foundation, which also organizes the Ake festival, in collaboration with the Kaduna State Government and Sterling Bank. It is the largest art and literary event in Northern Nigeria, and annually converges art Read More