An emerging culture of violence

The resort to self- help is becoming a norm in some parts of Imo State. At the least disagreement, violence and mayhem is unleashed on opposing communities. STEVE UZOECHI, in Owerri, reports   Sometime last year, youths from Ohaji/Egbema axis of Imo State were mobilized from their remote community to the capital city of Owerri for the purpose of adding to the force needed to demolish the Ekeukwu Owerri market and sack the original occupants.   The brutish urchins visited the Owerri community with mayhem, leaving in their wake, atrocious…

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Creativity, fanfare as VPAN celebrates culture icon, Onobrakpeya

His attitude to work is amazing. He does his work with passion, and dedication. He is never satisfied, always looking for perfection. Dr. Bruce Onobrakpeya is a classic example of a master who passes his skills to others to grow similarly. His latest conferment, the prestigious Nigerian National Order of Merit (NNOM) in Humanities bestowed on him by the Federal Government attest to his giant strides in and vast contribution to the Nigerian art scene and the society at large. The Cairman Governing Board of the NNMA, Prof. Shekarau Yakubu…

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PDP: Resilient in building a strong democratic culture

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Let me start by commending members of our great party across the country and those committed members in the Diaspora, for their hardwork, commitment and passion towards building our party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). As Nigeria’s foremost and largest political party, I believe that the PDP will remain at the forefront of leadership by example. And I urge all members to remain committed, and to be prepared to work for the interest of our party and the country. Over the years, PDP has remained focused and resilient in building…

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KFF: Promoting culture through film

The mood was engaging. The atmosphere was serene, the guests were expectant. A young lady of average height dressed in flowing gown welcome guests to the Korean Film Festival. With a feminine voice, “You are welcome. Over there is a buffet containing Korean meals, and after the meal, we will go in for the movie,” she points to a table decorated in green colour. There was no disparity, everyone, both Nigerians and non-Nigerians were treated equally to a mouthwatering, nutritious, tasty Korean delicacy as Korean Cultural Centre, Nigeria rolled out…

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Dazza Dazza heads Germany – Nigeria Arts and Culture Forum

Germany-based Nigerian music, art, culture and tourism promoter, Aniama Dazza, has been named the head of the newly created Germany-Nigeria Arts and Culture Forum Berlin (Deutsch-Nigerianisches Kunst- & Kultur Forum eV). Dazza Dazza, who is based in Berlin, was about two years ago also made Youth Ambassador by his state, Anambra. He is internationally recognised for his promotion of Nigeria through music, arts and culture across and for this, he has over the years won different awards. With this new appointment, Dazza Dazza is now officially the promoter and marketer…

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Culture, solution to Nigeria’s problems –Southern Kaduna

Regina Otokpa, Abuja The Indigenes of Southern Kaduna has said that embracing cultural values is the only solution to ending the diverse problems engulfing Nigeria. The Barwan Jema’A 1, Chief Jeremiah Peter, made this known on Saturday in Abuja, at the album launch of Ya’ Ason Atyap Mang Abyiik Atyap, by the TsonTsontat Anyuuk Atyap, the women wing of the Atyap Community Development Association Abuja chapter. According to him, culture is an important tool in uniting people, and should be considered by relevant authorities and individuals if the country must…

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Culture, leadership and higher education in Nigeria

Being the text of a paper presented by former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu at University of Nigeria, Nsukka on Friday, May 12, 2017 CONTINUED FROM YESTERDAY There is also Cross-Cultural Leadership, which is a form of leadership that “exists where there are various cultures in the society. “This leadership has also industrialized as a way to recognize front runners who work in the contemporary globalized market”, Raza saysadding that “organizations, particularly international ones, require leaders who can effectively adjust their leadership to work in different environs.…

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Culture, leadership and higher education in Nigeria

Being the text of a paper presented by former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu at University of Nigeria, Nsukka on Friday, May 12, 2017   I consider my being here today a rare privilege. This is my second coming in less than three years. It shows the love that exists between students of this great university and myself on one hand and the authorities of this institution and I on the other. Let me go straight to the task of the day. In the course of my…

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Waka About Africa to host conference on sustainable investment in tourism, culture

Waka About Africa has said preparations are underway to host its fifth anniversary conference on the theme: ‘ICT and finance as catalyst for tourism and culture in a diversified economy,’ as part of efforts to broaden the economic focus of the federal government and draw attention to opportunities available in the culture and tourism sector. According to the company’s Head of Administration and Public Relations, which is a publication devoted to travel, aviation, business, culture and technology, among others, Deborah Adesina, the event will be held on June 7 at…

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