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An Evening Conversation

By Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu   Bu Hard: I need to be taken care of, Isha. I am getting old and I need you more by my side now. Isha: That is what you always say. The other day I was in the kitchen when I was told that you are back from the office. I came into the sitting room but ...

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Prof. Iwu Leads Charge In Herbal Medicine Research, Development Investment

Bishop of Okigwe Catholic Diocese, Imo State, Dr. Solomon A. Amatu (left); Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu; Professor of pharmacognocy and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)/Chairman of BDCP, Maurice Iwu; and others at the inauguration of the Bioprocessing plant of Bioresources Institute of Nigeria at Umuna in Onuimo Local Government Area of Imo state

-Takes Bio-Resources Institute To Onuimo   Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu The 2016 edition of HerbFest was special. First, it held, for the first time, in Owerri, the Imo state capital. Secondly, it offered opportunity for Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Nigeria’s Science and Technology Minister, to commission the sprawling Bio-Resources Institute of Nigeria, singly built, funded, operated and managed by former chairman of Independent ...

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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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Full Report Of UN Rapporteur After Visit To IDP Camps In Borno


End Of Mission Statement By The United Nations Special Rapporteur On The Human Rights Of Internally Displaced Persons, Mr. Chaloka Beyani, On His Visit To Nigeria, 23 to 26 August 2016   Introductory Comments In my capacity as United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of internally displaced persons, I carried out a visit to the Federal Republic of Nigeria ...

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Revolt Of The Ghost Players


A Play of Ghosts by Uzor Maxim Uzoatu, Konk International, Lagos, 2016   Michael Jimoh   The players in this play, A Play of Ghosts by Uzor Maxim Uzoatu, are all actors starring in their own show to incite a long overdue revolution. Thus, there is a Producer, an Author, a Heroine, her brother and two prostitutes. All of them ...

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