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Combat of Races in the Caliphate: A Review of Attahiru

Playwright: Ahmed Yerima Text: Attahiru Publisher: Kraft books Year of Publication: 1999 Number of pages: 63 Reviewer: Olutayo Irantiola   The Sokoto caliphate was one of the greatest caliphates in the history of Northern Nigeria. The city was recognized as the seat of Islamic Governance. However, the British colonial incursion …

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We have traced our origin to Ìlá Òràngún- Alasia

  During the recently concluded Okeho Centenary Celebration, the Alasia of Isia Quarters in Okeho, Chief Rafiu Gbolagade Okunlola, Abiola II was seen in a White Cap similar to the White Cap Chiefs of Lagos, our reporter had a discussion with him about the cap and the history of Isia …

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Okeho in History (Part 2)

This is the second of a three-part series on Okeho in History scheduled for public presentation on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the grand finale of the celebrations marking the centenary of Okeho’s return to its original site in October 1917. Today’s excerpt is from the chapter on education in Okeho. Indigenous education system …

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Abadina College Alumni Rebuilds the School

…school celebrates 40th Anniversary   Abadina College, the premier public secondary school in the University of Ibadan, has been rebuilt by the Alumni Association of the school. This was done in order to create a conducive learning environment for the current generation of students in the school and also to …

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JUSTIFYING THE GREED OF AN ONAREBU

Performance Poetry Title: Onarebu Poet: Akeem Lasisi Duration: 5:28 minutes Reviewer: Olutayo Irantiola The creative landscape in Nigeria is now getting exciting as the interlocution between the town and gown has improved tremendously. The opening of this video makes us understand the Akeem Lasisi is responding to a poem titled …

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ADANNA

Rarely touch the ground, Does not look into one’s face, Stays mute in all discourse, Sneeks in and out, From newspaper to her monitor, Gently treading not to cross anyone’s path. Definitely, you yell in other fora, Don’t be like a silenced girl. Told to keep her thoughts, Accepting all …

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LAWS vs ACQUIESCE

M kana mon, I have come to you today in the similitude of a Gokana man, one of the languages in Rivers State, Nigeria meaning “I salute You”, while you will respond with “E zira” meaning “We return your salute.” In Nigeria, there has always been endless complaints about non-adherence to …

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