Perspectives in poetic wisdom

Book Title: Crest of Humanity Author: Dr. Chukwunyere Chukwu FCIA Publisher: Noblediv Limited Year of publication: 2015 Number of pages: 206 Reviewer: Adeniyi Taiwo Kunnu   The initiation into the circle of humanity has always been by words. From giving a child a name and nurturing same in the course of growth, words have always been useful in the realization of self and identity. At the outset of creation, ‘man’ experience life through words, ordering his/her entry into the world. This is the reason why Crest of Humanity comes handy…

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A harvest of models

Title: Ogun State 50 Most Influential People (Memoirs) Author: Dada Olanipekun, Chris Omotosho, Wale Afuape and Biodun Ogunyemi Publisher: Prestige Newspaper Book, Abeokuta, Ogun State Year of publication: 2018 Pages: 289 Reviewer: Dr. Ashade, F. Olusegun   This publication is a variety of synoptic account of biographical essence of 50 very most eminent personalities, indigenes and non-indigenes of Ogun State whose life time’s achievements are chronicled by the ingenuity of four man gang – Dada Olanipekun, Chris Omotosho, Wale Afuape and Biodun Ogunyemi. In the lead is Dada Olanipekun, like…

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IREP Documentary Film Festival 2019 holds in March

All is set for the yearly documentary film fest, IREP Documentary Film Festival, which will hold from March 21 till 29, 2019, at Freedom Park, Lagos and the Nigerian Film Corporation, Ikoyi, Lagos. With the theme, “Storylines’’, this edition explores the ability to construct and reconstruct stories. IREP film festival will also stimulate discourse on how people have attempted to tell their stories without compromising the truth. This 2019 edition is conceived on the traditional framework of Africa in self-conversation as the theme arises from current realities about imagery and…

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Getting involved in politics

    Title: Let’s Get Involved Author: Omagbitse Iyekekpolor Barrow Year of publication 2018 Publisher: Be Better Books, Abuja, Nigeria Pages: 107 Reviewer: Tony Okuyeme     Recently, Omagbitse Iyekekpolor Barrow, a critically acclaimed writer, public policy analyst and educator with long-standing contributions to public discourse in a variety of important areas, held the public presentation of his latest book, Let’s Get Involved. The book is a continuation of his efforts to improve the quality of governance and civic responsibility in Nigeria. The 107-page book published by Be Better Books,…

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Exhibition opens at Rele Gallery

The 4th edition of the exhibition of art titled: “Young Contemporaries” opened penultimate Sunday, at Rele Gallery, Onikan, Lagos. Organised by the Rele Arts Foundation, the program, which was created in 2016 to provide a critical and engaging platform for a new generation of emerging artistic talent in Nigeria, has since its inception provided the enabling environment for young artists to be part of the evolving discourse on cutting-edge artistic practice, art and social activism as well as critical issues that impact the immediate Nigerian/African and global contexts. For Young…

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Preserving some contemporary events for future generations

Book title: Onigegewura, Echoes Across the Niger, Historical Tales of Contemporary Events in Nigeria Author: Lanrewaju Akinsola Year of publication: 2018 Publisher: ASCO Publishers, Yaba, Lagos. Year of publication: 2018 Pages: 562 Reviewer: Tony Okuyeme   Lanrewaju Akinsola, known by readers as Onigegewura, is a lawyer and the owner of the famous historical Onigegewura Blog, a conceptual experiment to use the social media to document historical events and to provide young Nigerians a digital platform where they can learn about our history and culture. In ‘Echoes Across the Niger: Historical…

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Chinua Achebe Cultural Centre coming to Ogidi community

Plans have been concluded to build a world class heritage centre to be named ‘Chinua Achebe Cultural and Event Centre’ at Ogidi in honour of Africa’s best-selling literary giant, Chinua Achebe. This was made public during an address delivered by the traditional ruler of Ogidi, Igwe (Pharm) Alexander Onyido, Ezechuamagha 1 of Ogidi, during the re-instatement and induction ceremony of the Ogidi Social Club of Nigeria in Lagos. The traditional ruler mentioned the cultural heritage as one of the priorities of the community while addressing the indigenes at the event…

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Power play in season of friendship, betrayal

Title: The Blood Sample Author: Yemi Adebiyi Publisher: Free Communications Limited, Lagos Pages: 128 Year of publication: 2009 Reviewer: Adjekpagbon Blessed Mudiaga   The Blood Sample, is another thrilling novel by Yemi Adebiyi, among the pool of recent interesting romantic and political works being churned out by several Nigerian creative writers in the committee of global best sellers. The 128-page book is a political fast paced thriller from a master story teller, who is also the author of Goodbye Teacher, Metamorphosis and The Pastor’s Prostitute, three novels full of intrigues,…

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Studying Nigeria’s ungoverned spaces

Book title: Nigeria’s Ungoverned Spaces Edited by: Richard A. Olaniyan and Rufus T. Akinyele Publishers: Obafemi Awolowo University Press Pagination: 154 pages Year of publication: 2016 Reviewer: Badejo Adedeji Nurudeen   The book, Nigeria’s Ungoverned Spaces – Studies in Security, Terrorism and Governance, edited by Richard A. Olaniyan and Rufus T. Akinyele, has come at a right time due largely to the festering security situation in our dear country, most particularly the continued insurgency by the Boko Haram sect in the north-eastern part of the country. The 154-page book is…

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A clarion call to end terror

Title: End of Terror Author: Chris Femi Opara Publisher: University Press PLC, Ibadan Year of Publication: 2014 Reviewer: Oluchi Anyakudo   It is often said that ‘honesty is the best policy’ and in a world void of moral uprightness, rarely will you see youths decide to stand for the truth thereby shunning evil.   End of Terror is a thrilling story of three teenagers and friends, Shehu, Chukwudi and Tunde, who have been chosen by the Federal Ministry of Education to represent the country at an International Youth Science and…

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