Amaechi demands N750m, N500m from Fayose, Fani-Kayode

The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has threatened to sue the Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, and a former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, if they did not retract the allegation that the $43 million recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Ikoyi last week belonged to him within seven days. Amaechi is also demanding the sum of N750 million from Fayose and N500 million from Fani- Kayode as compensation for the malicious and defamatory claim. Fayose had, through his spokesman, Lere Olayinka, on his…

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FG reduces import, export documents at ports

The Presidential Enabling Committee on Ease of Doing Business (PEBEC) has approved the reduction of import documents from 14 documents to eight. Also, export documents have been reduced from 10 to seven in and out of Nigerian ports. Nigeria Customs Service (NCS)’s Deputy Comptroller, Anthony Ayalogu, dropped the hint yesterday at a twoday sensitisation workshop on ease of doing business reform in Lagos. With the reform, cargo release order, letter of credit, manufacturers certificate of production, payment receipt of customs fee among others have been removed from documentation list. Ayalogu,…

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Promoting theatre growth through criticism

What impact can theatre criticism make on politics? What are the values of the politics in the theatre? Indeed, how does documentation policy affect the theatre critic? And, is theory an accessible tool for the theatre critic? These are among questions that were brought to the fore at the recently concluded conference of the International Association of Theatre Critics (IATC) in Nigeria, which was on the theme: ‘Theatre, Criticism and Politics – Where Are the Limits?’ The conference, which brought together theatre critics in the media and the academia world…

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Historical documentation of Ubulu Kingdom

BOOK TITLE: The story of Ubulu Kingdom, A Historical Documentary of the People of Ubulu AUTHOR: Esther Nwogwonuwe Wright PUBLISHER: Opelsey Ventures Nigeria PAGE: 324 pages Tony Okuyeme   Inspired by the need to preserve her people’s cultural heritage, against the backdrop of the erosion of the country’s cultural heritage”, writer, theatre director and filmmaker, Esther Nwogwonuwe Wright, embarked the production of a film on the people of Ubulu. She therefore set out from Lagos to her hometown Ubulu-Uku in 2005. But as events unfolded, what she discovered and verified…

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