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  • Why the Soun holds exclusive right to appoint Ogbomoso Chief Imam

    The dispute between the Soun of Ogbomoso, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Afolabi Ghandi Olaoye and the Chief Imam of Ogbomosoland, Alhaji Dr Taliat Yunus Ayilara generated much public interest. Given kingship in Western Nigeria is rooted in the Yoruba traditional religion and not in Islam, many have wondered why the Soun-in-Council claims authority over the chief imam, even barring him from…

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  • Tribute to My Love, Aketi

    By Betty Akeredolu Darlin,…  It’s me, your adorable Betty.  You just left me.  Just like that!  It hurts.  Badly it hurts.  Now alone  To face all manners of mockery.  From the so-called friends and adversaries alike.  Not a few lashed out that you were a weakling because you loved me. “A beg o! Can an Amotekun generalssimo be a weakling? Mbanuu!…

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  • Cambridge University College announces Nigerian Professor, Ijeoma Uchegbu as next president

    Ijeoma Uchegbu, a Professor of Pharmaceutical Nanoscience known for her ground-breaking work in nanoparticle drug delivery, has been announced as the 7th President of Wolfson College, one of the 31 colleges of the University of Cambridge. She will succeed the current President, Professor Jane Clarke, on October 1, 2024.  Prof. Ijeoma Uchegbu is a Nigerian-British Professor of Pharmacy at University…

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  • OBITUARY: West Africa’s first female Major General Aderonke Kale dies at 84

    Major General Aderonke Kale (Rtd), who made history as the first female Major General in the Nigerian Army and in West Africa, passed away on Wednesday in London after an undisclosed ailment. She was 84 years old. Kale was a pioneer in her field, who embodied the courage, professionalism, capacity, and resilience of the Nigerian woman. She thrived and conquered…

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  • Cyprian Ekwensi and his novels

    Cyprian Ekwensi was a Nigerian author of novels, short stories, and children’s books.  He was born on September 26, 1921 in Minna, Niger State, and died on November 4, 2007 in Enugu, Enugu State. He is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of modern African literature, and his works have been translated into several languages. Ekwensi’s literary career spanned…

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  • Report: 3,620 people kidnapped, N5bn ransom demanded in Nigeria July 2022 – June 2023

    Armed groups kidnapped at least 3,620 people across Nigeria between July 2022 and June 2023, and a ransom of N5 billion was requested in the same period, a new report by a Lagos-based security and political risk research firm has shown. The report, The Economics of Nigeria’s Kidnap Industry released last week, was conducted by SBM Intelligence. The report detailed…

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  • TRAVELOGUE: Mosi oa Tunya: an ecological splendour and the painful paradox, By Omoniyi Ibietan

    The denouement of the annual conference of the African Public Relations Association (APRA) is usually a tour of the host country’s most memorable sites, either in natural locales or in the built environments. So, in concluding the APRA Lusaka Conference of 2023, we set out on a long journey of about 8 hours drive from Lusaka to the town of…

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  • Subomi Balogun

    Subomi Balogun – The life and times of a lawyer turned banker

    On Friday, Subomi Balogun, a titan whose footprints left golden tracks across different aspects of Nigerian society, breathed his last in London at the age of 89. Early life and education Born on March 9, 1934 to a family of great distinction, Balogun was a high-ranking Ijebu aristocrat from Ogun state, with a litany of titles like Otunba Tunwase, the…

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    Netflix in Africa: A Booster for Local Filmmakers and Audiences

    How Netflix is Changing Africa’s Film Industry Netflix, the popular streaming platform, has made a significant impact on Africa’s film industry since its launch on the continent in 2016. A recent report by the company shows that it has invested over $175 million in content and local creative ecosystems in South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria, generating millions of dollars towards…

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  • Haruna Ishola, the father of Apala music

    by Ayomide Olaniyan , Although the history of Apala music is a bit muddy, its creation and popularity is associated with the late and legendary Haruna Ishola. Born in Igbaire Oko-Sopin, Ijebu-Igbo (now Ogun state) in 1919, Haruna Ishola Adebayo Bello, who was popularly known as “Baba Ngani Agba,” began his journey into music at a young age. Until his death in…

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