Ikeogu Oke for burial February 22

Burial arrangements for late Ikeogu Oke have been announced by the family. The programme begins on February 19, 2019 with a service of songs, which will include letters and tributes at his residence, 3 Amb. I.J. Udoyen Crescent, Opposite CBN…

The significance of the Zik Mausoleum – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Certain issues in Nigeria must tower above partisan politics. Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, the only black Governor-General of Nigeria, the first President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, the only Nigerian whose name appeared in a Constitution of Nigeria, among many…

Nduka Obaigbena and the miracle called ThisDay -Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

I have seen many miracles happen before my very eyes. Back in 1986, the guru who brought me into journalism, Sonala Olumhense, resigned from his job as the Editorial Page Editor of The Guardian to take up the almost unfathomable…

Chidi Okoye: Uncommon enterprise and breakthrough of dogged artist – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Artists do not come of a harder hue than light-skinned sculptor, painter and poet Chidi A. Okoye. A firm believer in the creative enterprise, Okoye has applied his art diligently in Nigeria, Canada and the United States, surmounting all kinds…

Boosting Igbo Language Via Igboekulie – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

The drive to reinvigorate the Igbo language gets much fillip from Igboekulie Association led by its charming President Prince Ben Chidi Onuora. On Saturday, November 17, at the Main Hall of St John of God Secondary School, Awka, Anambra State,…

Ennobling religious harmony in Anambra State – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Promoting social harmony through religion is a cherished path to tread. It is indeed a sight to behold on Saturday, December 8, when Francis Cardinal Arinze, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments at…

Averting death of Igbo language by Prof Pita Ejiofor -Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

The passion in the man was like a charge of electricity. Prof Pita Ejiofor may look calm but when the subject is the neglect of the Igbo language calmness gives place to passionate intensity. The celebrated professor was introduced to…

Prodigious fruits of Sally Mbanefo’s Anambra Homecoming initiative -Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Christmas season will never be the same again in Anambra State. Sally Mbanefo, Anambra State’s very resourceful Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs, Indigenous Artworks, Culture and Tourism has in the works an unprecedented Anambra Homecoming Festival that will put at full…

Juliet Ezenwa Pearce: Goddess of Masks -Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

It was like stepping into sacred territory. When I walked into the National Museum, Onikan, Lagos venue of Juliet Ezenwa Pearce’s “Beyond 2018” art exhibition, the personable exhibitor who we fondly call “Painter” insisted I must take a photograph beside…

Onitsha Market Literature taught us how to toast babes- Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

The people who are getting excited because of the Pacesetters series should know that before the Pacesetters there was Onitsha Market Literature. Nothing can ever be sweeter than Onitsha market books. The sweetest words and phrases were made in Onitsha.…

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