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BRAND COMPETITION CONTINUES AS GLO TAKES OVER MARYLAND INDEPEDENCE TUNNEL FROM MTN

Maryland tunnel previously branded by MTNPhoto credit: @peodavies The Maryland Independence Tunnel in Lagos wore a new brand look as Nigeria celebrated her 56th Independence Anniversary on October 1, 2016. Nigerian brands have upped their grame since Since Saka (Hafiz Oyetoro) was poached from Etisalat by MTN, Nigerians have been on …

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UNIVERSITY DON PROFFER SOLUTIONS TO CHALLENGES OF AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION SERVICES IN NIGERIA

Professor Ademola Ladele A Professor of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development in the University of Ibadan, Professor Ademola A. Ladele, has proffered solutions to the challenges of Agricultural Extension Services in Nigeria during his Inaugural lecture titled, Extension Everywhere, Extending Nowhere: The Cacophony of Agricultural Extension in Nigeria that took …

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LOVING RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD & MAN: REVIEW OF ‘THE VOW’ BY IBUKUNOLUWA IDOWU

Album: The Vow Number of tracks: 6 Year of album: 2016 Produced by: Abiodun Oni Name of Reviewer: Olutayo Irantiola The Yoruba genre of gospel music had been in dearth of originality in the recent past, however, Ibukun Idowu in the album titled ‘The Vow’ demonstrated her understanding of the …

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FINE DINING & DINING FINE THE AFRICAN WAY AT NOK BY ALARA

Photo credit: Olutayo Irantiola The heart of the Island is experiencing a culinary difference at the moment. It is the Nok by Alara restaurant, a natural space to enjoy your African fine dining at its best. Nok by Alara is located at 12, Akin Olugbade Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. The …

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HUMOUR, LOVE AND HISTORY IN GHANA MUST GO BY YVONNE OKORO

Titile of Movie: Ghana Must GoGenre: Romantic ComedyProduction company: Desamour Productions LimitedMovie Release Date: June 10 2016Reviewer: Olutayo Irantiola Ghana Must Go is such an interesting romantic comedy about Ama and Chuks, a Ghanaian lady who met a Nigerian man in London while they were both on postgraduate studies. The father …

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Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o Short Story Becomes the Single Most Translated Work in the History of African Writing

The Kenyan author’s story The Upright Revolution: Or Why Humans Walk Upright is ‘the single most transla ted short story in the history of African writing’ A fable by the major Kenyan author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o has been translated into over 30 languages, making it “the single most translated short …

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THE PEOPLE’S COURT, THE PEOPLE’S WILL

Playwright: Lanre Quadri Published: 2013 Page: 40 pages Title: The Indictment Publisher: iGod Books Reviewer: Olutayo Irantiola The opening of this book is with a poem by the poet-playwright, Lanre Quadri, who defined stealing and governance according to the happenings within Nigeria and Africa at large. According to the playwright, …

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Fiston Mujila, author of Tram83, Wins Etisalat Prize for Literature 2015

Fiston Mujila, author of Tram83 has been announced as the winner of the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature this evening in  Lagos at a well – attended colourful ceremony. Mujila was at Durban earlier in the for the Time of the Writer Festival before coming to Lagos, Nigeria for the …

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An Excerpt from the novel: Tram 83 by Fiston Mwanza Mujila

This is an excerpt from Tram 83 by Fiston Mwanza Mujila, which is shortlisted for the soon-to-be-announced Etisalat Prize for Literature and was recently longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize Mujila, who hails from the Democratic Republic of Congo, will be in Durban next week for the Time of the Writer Festival, along with his …

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IDOWU ADEDAYO: HERALDING THE GOSPEL WITH POETRY

IDOWU ADEDAYO: HERALDING THE GOSPEL WITH POETRY Artiste: Adedayo Idowu Number of Tracks: 5 Year of Release: 2016 Reviewer: Olutayo IRANTIOLA There is a general misconception that there are some vocabularies in English that cannot be translated or transliterated into Yoruba. This was one of the things addressed by Adedayo …

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