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REFLECTIONS ON FIRST DAY OF THE 6TH J.A. ATANDA LECTURES AND CONFERENCE

By Toyin Falola   The 6th J. A. Atanda Lectures and Conference upheld its standard as an event with an impressive academic gathering of scholars and researchers interested in the study of the Yoruba. This year’s event kicked off on Monday, June 21st, 2021, with the opening ceremony and first …

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Stakeholders agree to work for #SmokefreeNollywood

The cream of the Nollywood industry has agreed to work to see to the end of activities of tobacco industry in the film and video sector of the Nigerian entertainment sector. This was the consensus at a one-day Stakeholders’ Summit on Smoking In Movies (#SmokefreeNollywood) held in Ikeja, Lagos on …

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DOWNLOAD: Olamide Releases Album- ‘UY SCUTI

Nigerian rapper and YBNL CEO, Olamide has released an 11-track album titled UY Scuti The  Abule solo crooner announced the release of the highly anticipated body of work in the early hours of Friday following the success of his last studio project, ‘Carpe Diem’, 12am 18/06/21 ! finally gonna share …

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Femi Osofisan at 75: A literary luminary and statesman

By Toyin Falola   I am often saddened by one fact: Nigeria is one of the most blessed nations in terms of human resources. Yet, it wallows in underdevelopment due to bad governance, poor policies, and a horde of other negative factors. The internet is awash with the details of …

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Yomi Casual Survives Car Accident

Popular Nigerian fashion designer,  Olorun Makun better known as  Yomi Casual is hospitalized after surviving a car accident on Sunday. The fashion entrepreneur took to his Instagram page to break the sad news to his followers on Monday morning. In one of the photos he  shared on his page, Yomi …

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NBC: Idachaba out, Ilelah in

*Buhari sacks NBC DG In a surprise move that has thrown the communication sector into a limbo, President Muhammadu Buhari has refused to confirm the appointment of the Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Prof Armstrong Idachaba. He was appointed acting Director-General of the commission replacing Modibbo Kawu …

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A CONVERSATION WITH PRINCE YEMISI SHYLLON, PART 4

Elevating Africa: The Collections in the Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art By Toyin Falola Africa is often viewed with a degrading lens by other continents, especially by those in the West. This notion is not independent of the slowed development of the continent since the mass independence of African countries …

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Twitter Went Too Far Insulting President Buhari- Actor, Yemi Solade

Nollywood actor, Yemi Solade says twitter went too far insulting President Muhammed Buhari and Nigeria as a whole for deleting his tweet. The microblogging site had deleted President Buhari’s tweet where he spoke about the civil war experience and threatened to deal with those “bent on destroying ” Nigeria through …

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A CONVERSATION WITH PRINCE YEMISI SHYLLON, PART 3

 The Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art: Reintroducing Africa in Modern African Art By Toyin Falola The Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art (YSMA) and its extensive collection of traditional (antique) and modern art pieces—both African and foreign—represents an opportunity to create awareness and reintroduce art as a potent force for national …

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Remembering Professor J. A. Atanda

By Toyin Falola Many Africans have shown pioneering integrity in enhancing the formidable intellectual image that has come to be associated with the Black race. Specifically, Nigeria’s intellectual network has become so important to this movement that it is inescapable and impractical to dismiss the contributions of academics and thinkers …

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