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COVID-19: Lockdown averted 5.8 million infections in Nigeria, Researchers say

  As Nigeria grapples with rising infections caused by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, a team of international public health researchers have revealed that the lockdown and restrictions imposed in the country between March and May 2020 may have averted not less than 5.8 million infections.   The …

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A CONVERSATION WITH PRESIDENT KUFOUR

By Toyin Falola   It was a privilege for me to have met his Excellency when he was in power—first in England, then in Accra, and later in Kumasi. I was also later invited to review a book on some gifts he received while he was in public service and …

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A CONVERSATION WITH SEGUN ODEGBAMI PART 2

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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A CONVERSATION WITH PROFESSOR KENNETH HARROW PART 3:

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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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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A CONVERSATION WITH SEGUN ODEGBAMI

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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A CONVERSATION WITH PROFESSOR KENNETH HARROW (PART 2)

  PART 2: LITERATURE AND CINEMA IN POST-COLONIAL AFRICA   PART A: THE INTERVIEW   Let me start with a most basic question: why African Cinema and how important is the nexus between Literature and Film? Looking at your transition from Literature into Film Criticism, how has it been and …

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Court grants Sowore bail

A magistrate court in Abuja has granted the founder of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, bail. A bond of N20 million was however imposed by Magistrate Mabel Segun-Bello. He is also demanded to produce two sureties. Ms Segun-Bello, in her ruling, said the court granted Sowore and his co-accused bail because …

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A CONVERSATION WITH PROFESSOR KENNETH HARROW

PART 1:  A PRODIGOUS CAREER By Toyin Falola   Several intellectuals have dedicated their research studies on Africa and Africans by exploring various African experiences. Not many, however, have concentrated on the exploration of post-colonial African cinematic culture like Kenneth Harrow does with energetic zeal. Harrow has been a Distinguished …

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