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BOOK REVIEW: THE ENDEMIC ‘OGA AT THE TOP’ SYNDROME

Book: A Month and a Day: A Detention Diary Author: Ken Saro-Wiwa Year of Publication: 1995 Publisher: Spectrum Books Limited Reviewer: Olutayo Irantiola The ‘Oga at the Top’ phrase largely attributed to the former Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Commandant in Lagos State, Shem Obafaiye had been silently …

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DEMYSTIFYING MASCULINE GIMMICKS IN ASABI ALAKARA BY AKEEM LASISI

Title: Asabi Alakara Poet: Akeem Lasisi Timing: 7:42 minutes Directed by: Sanjo Adegoke Reviewer: Olutayo Irantiola Campaigns against sexual harassment, rape and other feminine associated vices are raving issues of the moment .In order to add a creative twist to the campaign, Akeem Lasisi, the award winning poet who fuses …

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HISTORICAL ANTECEDENTS OF THE NORTH EAST TRACED THROUGH INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM AND RESEARCH: A REVIEW OF ‘EAT THE HEART OF THE INFIDEL’

Title: ‘Eat the Heart of the Infidel: The Harrowing of Nigeria and the Rise of Boko Haram’ Author: Andrew Walker Publisher: Hurst & Company, London Year of Publication: 2016 Pages: 281 Reviewer: Olutayo Irantiola I accepted fate when I was posted to Maiduguri, Borno State for my mandatory National Youth …

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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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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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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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