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Oguntokun’s Theatre Republic In Soyinka Style


Uzor Maxim Uzoatu Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka is an icon of impeccable style. When Wole Oguntokun inaugurated his epoch-making Theatre Republic in Lekki, Lagos on Sunday, September 11, Soyinka was present in fine fettle to do the dedication. He asked for vintage wine from Oguntokun, that is the younger Wole, and poured libation on the stage. After dropping droplets of ...

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The Gloom After Oil Boom And Doom


Uzor Maxim Uzoatu   Oil Wealth And Insurgency In Nigeria by Omolade Adunbi; Indiana University Press, Bloomington, Indiana, USA; 2015; pp296  Nigeria as a country is a pathetic study in the so-called oil curse. Back in the 1970s youthful Nigerian leader General Yakubu Gowon boasted that Nigeria’s problem was not money but how to spend it. Of course Gowon was ...

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A Book Of Disappearances


Uzor Maxim Uzoatu  The Wretched Billionaire by Aoiri Obaigbo; Kraft Books, Ibadan; 2016; pp317  There is considerable creative writing going on in Nigeria, but there are hardly enough critical reviews of the literature. Aoiri Obaigbo’s first novel The Wretched Billionaire should not be allowed to just disappear like the many titles that are only showcased in literary award periods. Obaigbo ...

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Defeating Fear And Superstition

Sam Akowe book cover

   Uzor Maxim Uzoatu The book God, Faith And Reality by Sam Akowe packs a punch in dealing with the modern-day reality of fatalistic belief that only God can solve all the problems of mankind. An astute believer in positive thinking, Sam Akowe argues scientifically that it is incumbent on the individual to achieve success without any anchor whatsoever on ...

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Med-View Airline Begins Lagos-London Routes


Operators of Med-View airlines open the Lagos-London route as well as boost domestic links to Enugu, Port Harcourt, Abuja Med-View Airline, a leading domestic carrier has today commenced Lagos-London route with its inaugural flight to Gatwick airport in the United Kingdom. The inaugural flight which will immediately snowball into four weekly flights on Sunday, Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays was announced ...

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Seminary Theatre Outfit Re-enacts Jewish Festival


  Adjekpagbon Blessed Mudiaga captures the colourful re-enactment with a Jewish festival by a theatre outfit of a seminary school affiliated to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka The Temple Glamour Theatre (TGT) of the West Africa Theo­logical Seminary, Lagos, an affili­ate of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka recently staged an out-door drama to re-enact the Feast of Trumpets, an an­nual ...

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