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A disgraceful exit to a dishonorable man

By Toyin Falola   “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” Proverbs 16:18 (NIVUK) Like myself, many concluded four years ago that this con man, Donald Trump, whose name is now approaching that of Judas Iscariot in infamy, would be kicked out of the White House after …

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Mathematical 7 Goes on Stage: Segun Odegbami, Abeokuta, and the Making of “Ayinla” by Tunde Kelani   Kelani and Odegbami  ABEOKUTA: THE PATH TO “AYINLA” By Toyin Falola     Without Abeokuta, Kelani’s movie on Ayinla Omowura would not have been possible. Segun Odegbami describes the connections thus: Abeokuta provided …

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AFRICAN FILM: VIEWING A POSTMODERN EPISODE   Son, brother, husband, colleague, teacher, mentor, friend Titles good enough even for the best of us On this occasion have fallen short Of expressing our deepest gratitude In recognition of such aptitude Devoted to a yearning multitude   So, we come bearing ovation …

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By Wole Soyinka   The timing of Rev Father Kukah’s Christmas message, and the ensuing offensives could not be more fortuitous, seeing that it comes at a time when a world powerful nation, still reeling from an unprecedented assault on her corporate definition, is now poised to set, at the …

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The early birds of arts

By Olayinka Oyegbile     Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now ― Alan Lakein There is nothing like good planning. But how does good planning start? It starts by planning early because if you do, there are guarantees that …

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NAFDAC to approve COVID-19 vaccine before use, says DG

The Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, has warned Nigerians not to take any COVID-19 vaccine except the ones approved by the agency. About 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines are being expected in the country soon. Speaking at …

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Covid-19: Lagos College of Medicine shut

The Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM) has been shut down after some students and officials tested positive for COVID-19. The Students Union in a statement said it was mandated by the provost to direct all students to evacuate the hostel and isolate themselves at home for two weeks …

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FIRSTBANK introduces Virtual Payment Card

    First of Bank of Nigeria Limited has launched the Virtual Payment card. It is a Naira denominated debit card and digital representation of the plastic debit card. The card is designed to be linked to either a customer’s operative account or wallet account. The FirstBank Virtual Payment Card …

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Mathematical 7 Goes on Stage: Segun Odegbami, Abeokuta, and the Making of “Ayinla” by Tunde Kelani PART 1: SEGUN ODEGBAMI, A BIOGRAPHY By Toyin Falola   This interview will be multi-layered. Its focus is on how Tunde Kelani of Mainframe Production transformed the life and music of Ayinla Omowura, an …

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Ndubuisi Kanu, ex-Lagos gov, dies at 77

A former military governor of Lagos State, Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu (retd.), is dead. He was 77. Mrs Joe Okei-Odumakin, who is close to the former governor told The PUNCH on Wednesday. Kanu was also military governor of Imo State. Okei-Odumakin said, “I can confirm that he has passed on. …

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