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Nigerian “Maphites” Cult Crushed in Italy

A two-year probe — aided significantly by a man on the inside who fed details to investigators — “has allowed us to destroy much of what, within the Nigerian community, is known as the ‘Maphite’ cult,” Italian police said in…

Dami Ajayi, Nigerian poet and doctor in spat with BA over missing laptop

Award winning Nigerian poet and psychiatric doctor, Dr. Dami Ajayi is engaged in a twitter spat with British Airways following the loss/theft of his laptop while aboard a BA flight enroute Lagos from London. Dr. Ajayi was on his way…

To Soapy or not to Soapy? – Dami Ajayi

Naira Marley, recently arrested for internet fraud, has not let his trouble with the EFCC disturb his creative output. While incarcerated, he released ‘Why’, bemoaning several frustrating life scenarios. After he was granted bail, he released ‘Opotoyi (Marlians)’, a ribald…

Hey, you judging rape victims, pray it never happens to your daughter!

If you have ever been raped, you will never stand in judgement against Busola Dakolo nor try to rationalize the veracity of her claim. If you have a daughter who has been raped, you will never make a rape joke…

Biodun Fatoyinbo steps down as COZA Senior Pastor

Embattled Senior Pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) has stepped down from his position. The news was conveyed in an Instagram post he made at 9.55am on July 1st 2019. His action was precipitated by Busola Dakolo’s allegations of…

2019 is the year of Rema – Dami Ajayi

2019 is half gone and if the music industry is already clear about some victories, Rema is one. Born Divine Ikubor in the ancient city of Benin, Rema, like most recent superstars making incursions into the music scene, arrived by…

We don’t have a Nigerian narrative – Hadiza Bala Usman

(Paper delivered at the 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Lagos Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations(NIPR) on June 19, 2019) I want to thank the Lagos chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations for giving me…

Getty Images and APO Group announce strategic partnership to support companies in Africa and the Middle East

The strategic partnership – the first of its kind in Africa and the Middle East – brings together two leading players in their respective fields providing customers with powerful turnkey solutions.  Getty Images (www.GettyImages.com), a world leader in visual communications,…

Iké Udé’s Africa Magic and the Idealization of Nollywood  – Toni Kan

Every age has its chronicles, every era its historians. Sometimes, what they capture is history told in a hurry, with events and defining moments captured in the gush. Sometimes it is introspection, with the passage of time, providing both perspective…

On Ernest Ogunyemi and the ANA /NECO Teen Author Prize 2018 – Denja Abdullahi

Some well-meaning writers on twitter like Kola Tubosun , Chuma Nwokolo and Umar Yogiza called me this morning to draw my attention to the complaint of Ernest Ogunyemi on twitter against ANA over his unpaid prize money of N100,000 for…

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