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my mum never wanted me to go into music - Flavour

BUT for his doggedness and determination, and, well, the God factor, the singer, who is popularly known as Flavour Nabania would have missed out being the multimillionaire music star that he is today.

National Theatre, In dire need of investors, corporate sector’s support

I AM a bit flustered when I see that the National Theatre, Nigeria’s iconic building has become a den of all kinds of activities, the environment has become completely compromised; and the environs of the National Theatre has become habitat for hoodlums and undesirable elements; and my voice is very feeble, therefore, I desire and require and appeal to those of us in this room and through us to the public, even as we begin to look at the celebration of Nigeria’s 100 years in another 24 months, the time to address the dilapidation of the National Theatre is now. If we do not do it now it will be  a poor reflection of even our national ethos.”

Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa announces longlist

•  L-R: Opeseyitan, Chief Executive Officer Lumina Foundation, Dr. Ogochukwu Promise and Mrs.  Emanuel, at the conferenceORGANISERS of Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa, a biennial award for the best literary work produced by an African, have announced the longlist for the fourth edition of the prize which holds this year. The fifteen long listed candidates are from seven African countries: Nigeria, Liberia, South Africa, Mali, Uganda, Gambia and Kenya, respectively. Eight Nigerian authors made the list.

Tricycle riders threaten showdown over motorpark intimidation

•Tricycles on displayThe lingering  crises between Three Wheelers(tricycle) Beneficiaries, Operators Association and the Lagos State government and four others is still far from being over as the association has accused , one of the parties  in the crisis,The National Union of Road Transport Workers(NURTW) of  misinforming the public on the true status of the case, recently struck out of court.

Lawrence Anini: Nigerian Robin Hood

•BabangidaLawrence Nomanyagbon Anini ( 1960 – March 29, 1987) was a Nigerian bandit who terrorised Benin City in the 1980s along with his sidekick Monday Osunbor. He was captured and executed for his crimes. Anini was born in a village about 20 miles from Benin City in present day Edo State.