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LAGOS — A former governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, says it is surprising that former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Bisi Akande, attacked ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo despite the love he (Obasanjo) showered on him while he was President. Oyinlola stated this on Thursday in a statement in response to the allegation made against him by Akande in his 559-page autobiography, titled ‘My Participations’, launched in Lagos last week. Akande, in...

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BENIN CITY — The Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II on Monday signed documents preceding the return of the two looted artefacts that were recently returned by the British Government to its Nigerian counterpart. The artifacts, with others expected to arrive in Nigeria soon, were looted about 124 yrs ago by the colonialists. At a ceremony at his palace, Oba Ewuare II and those involved in the process signed the necessary...

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ABUJA — Vice President, Yemi Osinbanjo, has urged Nigeria’s intelligence agencies to adopt an empirical, data-driven and analytical culture. The VP said this on Saturday in his address at the graduation ceremony of the executive intelligence management course (EIMC) 14 of the National Institute for Security Studies, Abuja. He emphasized the need to reinvent the institutional culture of intelligence agencies. “It is the unpredictable events that we must be prepared for. We must try especially...

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ABUJA — Mr. Ebeten Ivara, Director-General of the National Gallery of Arts (NGA) has called on Nigerian youths to identify and harness their potential through their participation in visual and creative arts. Ivara gave the advice on Thursday at the 3rd Edition of the Rainbow Art Unlocking Creativity Programme organized for Primary and Secondary Schools in Abuja. The theme of the programme titled “A Cultural Perspective on the Impact of COVID-19” The News Agency of...

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Zanzibar-born novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah won this year’s Nobel Prize in literature. “For his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents,” announced the Swedish Academy this morning. The award comes with more than $1 million in prize money. Gurnah was born in 1948. He’s was previously a professor of English and postcolonial literature at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England...

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…for many years; it has since sat gloomily like a bound captive awaiting saviours who would re-enact Nigeria’s story on stage for the presentation, preservation, and promotion of her culture and stir global attraction. On Thursday, 30th of September, 2021, Nigeria celebrated her military-caped edifice marking its 45 years of existence. The National Theatre of Nigeria, popularly called the NATIONAL HOME OF ENTERTAINMENT, is located in Iganmu, Surulere, Lagos State. It was set up by...

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LAGOS — Emmanuel, one of the housemates of the television reality show, Big Brother Naija, Season 6,  ‘Shine Ya Eye’ edition has won the head of house for the 7th week. This was announced by Biggie, the host of the show after the completion of the head of house challenge on Monday. Emmanuel who got the highest point during the challenge picked Liquorose as deputy head of house while Pere got the second-highest point after...

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Ronald Reagan said that about himself…looking for votes from unlikely enclaves. It worked out for him…and incredibly well, too. I thought it would benefit me, if I sold myself inside the two works of art… inside the most daring adventures in fiction writing as I never thought could have originated from the vast emptiness of my mind. I had to say that, to let you know that it isn’t my place to blow this freaking...

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One of the female house =mates of the ongoing reality TV show, Big Brother Naija Season Six, Saskay, has disclosed that she came to the show with three vibrators. The disclosure came after another housemate, Angel, asked if it was against the rules of the BBNaija house to have a vibrator inside. An argument ensured as her question made other housemates wonder what she would be needing a vibrator for when she has Sammie around...

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NEW YORK — Nigeria is expected to receive over 7,000 artifacts plundered from the Benin Kingdom. These artifacts are to be repatriated by Germany to Nigeria before October according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Permanent Secretary, Gabriel Aduda, disclosed this at the Inaugural Nigerian Cultural Show held at the Cultural Centre, Nigeria House, New York. He noted that the repatriation of the artifacts will be used to build an ultramodern museum in Edo...

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