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Nigeria: Number of active mobile lines nears population figure

Nigeria: Number of active mobile lines nears population figure `The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says active mobile telephone lines in Nigeria have increased to 162 million. This figure is close to the nation’s population figure which is now put at 195 million. It said in its monthly Subscribers Operator Data posted on its website on Friday that the mobile lines...... more

How Bolatito Ibitola won 2018 ‘Art X Prize with Access ’

How Bolatito Ibitola won 2018 ‘Art X Prize with Access ’ West Africa’s renowned art fair, Art X Lagos and Access Bank have announced Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola as the winner of the 2018 edition of Art X Prize with Access, instituted to recognize and support emerging visual artists in Nigeria. Bolatito was chosen from a pool of several dozen applicants by a jury...... more

5th AFRIMA debuts 4 new award categories

5th AFRIMA debuts 4 new award categories The fifth edition of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, in partnership with the African Union Commission, has debuted four new award categories to enjoin inclusiveness and expand the playing field in the awarding process for African music and creative professionals who have begun to send in their entries for the...... more

20 budding Nigerian writers make it to next stage of the GTBank Dusty Manuscript Contest

20 budding Nigerian writers make it to next stage of the GTBank Dusty Manuscript Contest After spending several weeks poring over more than 1,000 stories submitted for the Dusty Manuscript Contest, the judges of the competition have selected their top 20 entries. The selected entries are: Devil’s Pawn by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson Home to the hill by Eunice Ekelaka Sambisa by Mohammed, Fatima Aliko The Smell of rain by Nneoma...... more

Entries open for 2018 Nigeria Christian Teen Writers Award

Entries open for 2018 Nigeria Christian Teen Writers Award Entries to the 2018 ‘The Young Nigerian Christian Writers’ Awards’ has commenced. The aim of the Awards is to discover and encourage writers of the future. The Award carries no monetary prize but a framed certificate of Merit, Certificate of Participation, Certificate of Award and Achievement for the teen author. According...... more

Highlife music is a way of life — Kalapi Ojuka, Finalist, HiLife Fest 2018

Highlife music is a way of life — Kalapi Ojuka, Finalist, HiLife Fest 2018 For Rivers State-based High Life Singer, Kalapi Ojuka, singing and playing Highlife music is not only a dream come true but a way of life. Speaking after emerging one of the five finalists who slugging it out at the final round in Enugu this weekend, Ojuka expressed gratitude to Life Continental...... more

Nigerian shortlisted for £25,000 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

Nigerian shortlisted for £25,000 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation A Nigerian, Ifediora Emmanuel Ugochukwu, has been named as one of the four finalists for the Africa prize for engineering innovation. The electronics engineer developed an Intelligent Meter (iMeter) and an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) software that prevents individuals from tampering with electricity meters and ensures that consumers are billed only...... more

Igbo Highlife Fest: N2m up for grabs in the grand finale

 Igbo Highlife Fest: N2m up for grabs in the grand finale All is set for the grand finale of the Highlife and Cultural Dance Talents competition tagged“Igbo Highlife Fest,“ scheduled for June 2 in Enugu, the Coal City. The N2 million is up for grabs in the final which involves five groups in the traditional dance category and ten singers in the...... more

‘Against All Odds’ documentary on amputees debuts

‘Against All Odds’ documentary on amputees debuts A filmmaker, Adefemi Davies on Wednesday said a documentary titled, “Against All Odds”, produced to support an amputee, Miss Adenike Adebayo, to walk freely again has debuted online. Davies told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that Adebayo’s determination to succeed in life inspired him in making of the...... more

Platform Arts Solution, Art Noise partner on North African Arts & Culture project

Platform Arts Solution, Art Noise partner on North African Arts & Culture project Arts Solution on 20th May 2018 announced its partnership with Art Noise to streamline its residency programs activities such as workshop training, community outreach, exhibition, arts event and more scheduled to take place in Tunisia between July and August of 2018. Art Solution will also integrate its activities with Art Noise...... more

UBA Foundation reading through regions in Africa •Launches ‘Read Africa’ initiative in Gabon, Mozambique

   UBA Foundation reading through regions in Africa •Launches ‘Read Africa’ initiative in Gabon, Mozambique As part of its mission to improve the lives of the communities in which the United Bank for Africa operates, UBA Foundation continues to encourage African youths to adopt the culture of reading through its ‘Read Africa’ initiative. Read Africa aims to rekindle the reading culture amongst young Africans. Designed and...... more

ART X Prize with Access announced in Lagos

ART X Prize with Access announced in Lagos ART X Lagos, West Africa’s foremost international art fair, in conjunction with Access Bank, has announced the 2018 edition of the ‘ART X Prize with Access’, which was established to recognise and support the best of emerging Nigerian visual art talent. With a mission to support and contribute to the development...... more

Firm invites entries for Ravimal Essay Series 2 •Partners PSN, YPG

Firm invites entries for Ravimal Essay Series 2 •Partners PSN, YPG   A leading indigenous pharmaceutical company, Miral Pharm Ltd has further affirmed its commitment to malaria eradication in Nigeria with delightful announcement of the commencement of call for Ravimal Essay Series 2, an initiative at ‘ending Malaria for Good.’ President Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), His Excellency, Ahmed Ibrahim Yakasai said...... more

Nigerian Creative Arts Exchange: The best of Nigerian culture goes on display in Paris

Nigerian Creative Arts Exchange: The best of Nigerian culture goes on display in Paris   Nigerian arts and culture takes centre stage in the heart of Paris as the Embassy of Nigeria host France business community and friends of Nigeria to an exhibition of some of Nigeria’s finest art, cuisine, fashion, music, film and traditional games, on the platform of the Nigerian Creative Arts Exchange....... more

Sex scandal forces postponement of Nobel Prize for Literature

Sex scandal forces postponement of Nobel Prize for Literature The Swedish Academy has announced that no Nobel Prize for literature will be awarded this year, in the wake of a financial and sexual scandal that has engulfed the body responsible for selecting the winner. The Academy said on Friday that it aimed to award two prizes, including for this year,...... more

Saraki inaugurates panel on National Assembly museum, archives

Saraki inaugurates panel on National Assembly museum, archives   President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday, inaugurated an Adhoc Committee for the establishment and development of the National Assembly Museum and Archives. The Committee chaired by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Culture and Tourism, Senator Fatimat Raji-Rasaki, according to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Senate...... more

89 plays compete for $100,000 NLNG Literature Prize

89 plays compete for $100,000 NLNG Literature Prize   Eighty-nine entries will compete for the 2018 edition of the Nigeria LNG Limited-sponsored Nigeria Prize for Literature focused on Drama, the Company revealed yesterday at a formal ceremony in Lagos to hand-over the entries to the Advisory Board of the Prize.  The hand-over of the entries to the Advisory Board,...... more

Abia Govt. launches ‘Creative Hub’ to boost tourism, arts, culture

Abia Govt. launches ‘Creative Hub’ to boost tourism, arts, culture   Abia Government has established a creative hub to boost tourism, arts and culture sector in order to create a sustainable economy, an official said on Thursday.   Mr Obioma Ogbonna, the state Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, made this known in Umuahia during an interactive session with stakeholders.  Ogbonna...... more

6 authors win $200,000 NLNG prize for science, literature

  6 authors win $200,000 NLNG prize for science, literature The Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas (NLNG) on Wednesday presented 200, 000 dollars prize to six winners of its “Nigeria Prize for Science and Literature”. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ikeogu Oke emerged the winner of the Prize for Literature and received a cash prize of 100,000 dollars for...... more

Minister celebrates conferment of National Order of Merit on Onobrakpeya, calls award boost for creative industry

Minister celebrates conferment of National Order of Merit on Onobrakpeya, calls award boost for creative industry  The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has congratulated Mr. Bruce Onobrakpeya over his conferment with the Nigerian National Order of Merit (NNOM), saying the award to the octogenarian artist is a great boost for the creative industry. In a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday, the Minister said...... more

Medical student emerges winner of NIMASA Maritime Essay Competition

Medical student emerges winner of NIMASA Maritime Essay Competition Miss Elizabeth Ezekiel, a second year Medical student of the Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma, Edo State, has emerged the winner of the Essay Competition organised by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to commemorate the 2017 World Maritime Day Celebration. Miss Ezekiel’s essay was adjudged the best out of...... more

‘Ladies Calling The Shots’ launched in Lagos

‘Ladies Calling The Shots’ launched in Lagos The book, Ladies Calling The Shots, written by Niran Adedokun, a Lagos-based public relations practitioner, columnist and lawyer has been launched at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Lagos. The event, chaired by former Ogun State Governor, Chief Olusegun Osoba, who was represented by Mr Lanre Idowu had dignitaries that...... more

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie featured in New York Times “GREATS” issue

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie featured in New York Times “GREATS” issue Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a cover star of the 2017 “Greats” issue of T: The New York Times Style Magazine. This special issue, which is released annually, celebrates individuals who are masters in their respective fields and whose work and vision have transformed modern culture. The 2017 “Greats” issue appeared online...... more

Ikeogu Oke emerges winner of Nigeria LNG Literature Prize 2017

Ikeogu Oke emerges winner of Nigeria LNG Literature Prize 2017 Ikeogu Oke has emerged the winner of the 2017 edition of the prestigious Nigeria LNG Literature Prize. The Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) made the announcement in a press conference in Lagos on Monday, even as it exhibited its concern as no winner emerged in the critical work category. Oke’s Heresia poetry...... more

Minister restates commitment to lifting creative industry

Minister restates commitment to lifting creative industry The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Friday visited the ongoing African Arts and Craft Expo in Abuja, during which he inspected all the pavilions of the Exhibitors from across the country and many African nations. The Minister, who was with the Head of Civil Service of the...... more

UNN medical student wins star prize at Etisalat-DigitalSENSE students’ essay contest

UNN medical student wins star prize at Etisalat-DigitalSENSE students’ essay contest The management of DigitalSENSE Africa (DSA) Media Group, the organisers of Etisalat-DigitalSENSE students essay contest on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D), has named Odonoekuma Onyebuchi Ekuma as the star prize winner for the 2016 edition, which is on Season 2. The Executive Director, Operations at DigitalSENSE Africa (DSA) Media Group, Nkemdilim...... more

Legendary author Buchi Emecheta dies at 72

Legendary author Buchi Emecheta dies at 72 Nigerian author Buchi Emecheta, whose works included The Joys of Motherhood, Second-Class Citizen and The Bride Price, has died at her home in London at the age of 72. Emecheta’s books were on the national curricula of several African countries. She was known for championing women and girls in her writing,...... more

Etisalat Prize for Literature announces 2016 Shortlist

Etisalat Prize for Literature announces 2016 Shortlist Etisalat Nigeria on Monday announced the names of the three shortlisted authors for the 2016 edition of its pan-African literary prize, the Etisalat Prize for Literature. According to this year’s Chair of Judges, Helon Habila, “In addition to originality of voice and literary excellence, our purpose was to also select a...... more

9 authors make Etisalat Prize for Literature 2016 Longlist

9 authors make Etisalat Prize for Literature 2016 Longlist   Helon Habila, chair of the judging panel of the 2016 Etisalat Prize for Literature, on Wednesday in Lagos announced the 2016 longlist of nine books. The longlist is made up of entries from first-time authors whose books were published in the past 24 months.   The longlisted books are Mr. and Mrs....... more

Book Review: DMO DG deploys drama in discussing recession, other critical issues, By Simon Ibe

Book Review: DMO DG deploys drama in discussing recession, other critical issues, By Simon Ibe It is not often that we find a work of literary art being used to dispassionately dissect contemporary economic and social issues the way Dr Abraham Nwankwo, Director-General of the Debt Management Office (DMO), did in his booklet, Through The Storm. An accomplished economist, Nwankwo found a way to use this well-crafted...... more

 

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