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Nnamdi Kanu trial resumes in October

The State Security Service (SSS) failed to produce Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), for his scheduled trial at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday. The trial was stalled not just because of Kanu’s absence from court, but also because the judges …

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Cameroon: Secessionist Agitations and Political Balancing   (This is the second report on the interview on “The War in the Cameroons” on July 18, 2021. With the number of views now over 40,000 on 7 platforms, it is clear that this is issue is of great interest to many people. …

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Labour, CSOs launch Campaign for Transformative Governance

Key labour and civil society groups across the country on July 26, 2021 converged on Abuja to launch a Campaign for Transformative Governance as a response to bad governance in the country. The initiative is a joint labour and civil society advocacy and campaign programme to influence radical change in …

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Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah’s Seriya and the Aesthetics of Socialist Realism

By Toyin Falola Since its inception, the works of literature that have emanated from the African scenery have been known to be art for life’s sake (utilitarian function), antithetical to some other literatures from the West. Generally, African artists, sculptors, painters, and even orators venture and aspire to project the …

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Africa: Devastating moments for us all

By Toyin Falola   For anyone conversant with the African narrative, be they students of African history, representatives of foreign interests, news/information enthusiasts, or Africans themselves who have lived this experience, it is no secret that the continent has been a theatre for the expression of great human suffering. Africa, …

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Benin Republic authorities interrogate Igboho, wife

Benin Republic authorities are interrogating embattled Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho. According BBC Pidgin, Igboho and his wife, Ropo are with operatives of Brigade criminelle in Cotonou. After the interrogation, he is expected to appear before the Cour d’Appel in the city. The court is expected to …

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I welcome return of stolen African Arts, says Prof Abiodun

Rowland Abiodun is John C. Newton Professor of Art, the History of Art, and Black Studies at Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA. He is the author of Yoruba Art and Language: Seeking the African in African Art (2014), What Follows Six Is More than Seven: Understanding African Art (1995); co-author …

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Kabiyesi Alayeluwa, Dr. Victor Adesimbo Kiladejo: The exceptional King of Ondo Kingdom  By Toyin Falola       Since time immemorial, wonderful things have been spoken about people who have excelled in different areas of life. Although some observant individuals might have noticed that this set of people has reduced …

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By Moses E Ochonu It is a fallacy but I hear and read it often. It is the mantra of the Nigerian Left, or what’s left of it. Ethnic consideration should not determine or factor into the choice of president. The ethnicity of the president should not matter, only their …

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In search of a worthy legacy

    By Olayinka Oyegbile Nobody is going to give you anything. You’ve got to go out and fight for it. Nobody knows what you want except you, and nobody will be as sorry as you if you don’t get it. So don’t give up your dreams ― Barry Manilow …

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