The rage of Mbize erosion in southeast Nigeria – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Mbize: Rage of Red Earth (Stories, Songs on Landslide, Erosion in Igboland) by Chuka Nnabuife; Heinrich Boll Stiftung; 2011 The erosion menace in southeast Nigeria is a twice-told story. Whole villages have been sacked, and many houses are teetering on…

Yoruba gods come alive in new book “Who’s Who in the Yoruba Pantheon”

A new book, “Who’s Who in the Yoruba Pantheon”, written by Peju Akande, Jahman Anikulapo and Toni Kan with illustrations by Abdulkareem Baba Aminu has hit the shelves. The book captures, celebrates and hopes to re-appropriate the Yoruba Orisas who have been…

Naija Times launches Diaspora Conversations

The maiden edition of the Naija Times Diaspora Conversations will hold on Saturday April 17, 2021 with refreshing insights into the challenging security situation in Nigeria. According to a statement by Naija Times’ Editorial Director, Jahman Anikulapo,the theme of the…

CORA fetes Nigeria Prize for Literature winners at 2020 Book Party

The Committee for Relevant Art (CORA) in collaboration with the Nigeria Prize for Literature, sponsored by the Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG), is set to celebrate winners of the prize through the years in a special edition of the annual CORA-NPL…

Naija Times newspaper to launch Tuesday, September 15, 2020

A new online newspaper, Naija Times, will enter the Nigerian media space on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. According to a statement by the newspaper’s Chairman, Editorial Advisory Board, Akpandem James, it will focus on investigative journalism and provide in-depth analysis…

Inside Theo Lawson’s prison anything can happen – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Please join me in thanksgiving as I have just escaped from prison. The place formerly known as Her Majesty’s Broad Street Prison has changed name to Freedom Park, but those in the know always sentence mere mortals to Theo Lawson’s…

CORA Book Party for Nigeria Prize finalists holds Sunday

The Committee for Relevant Art (CORA) will on Sunday at the Muson Centre in Lagos host the longlisted authors in this year’s Nigeria Prize for Literature to its annual Book Party. A CORA statement by its Programme Chair, Jahman Anikulapo,…

iREP announces 2019 films, speakers and date

The iREPRESENT International Documentary Film Festival (iREP) has announced its 2019 programme. The ninth edition of the popular annual festival, which is the biggest on the West African coast, a statement said, is scheduled to hold from Thursday, March 21st…

Odia Ofeimum to deliver the keynote at Lagos Book and Art Festival

The poet and essayist Odia Ofeimum has agreed to deliver the keynote address at the 20th edition of the Lagos Book and Art Festival LABAF, running from November 5 to 11, 2018. The distinguished polemicist is impressed by the theme:…

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