Friday, April 18, 2014

Poetic Gani, By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

April 7, 2014

The celebration of late Chief Gani Fawehinmi was understandably more political than poetical. It is in the realms of politics that most Nigerians would want... read more

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Movie Review: The Legend of TANGO WITH ME

February 11, 2014

Genevieve & Mahmood-Ali-Balogun Shooting on celluloid has over the years been a bridge too far for Nigerian moviemakers. When the ace filmmaker Mahmood Ali-Balogun courageously... read more

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Nigeria: Celebrating 48 years of solo drama

February 7, 2014

Nigeria’s foremost Mono Dramatist, Greg Mbajiorgu is currently on sabbatical in the Department of English Language and Literature of the Nigerian Turkish Nile University, Abuja,... read more

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Minorities as Media Masters, By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

December 27, 2013

Maxim Uzoata There is the argument that writers who are interested in style are those who really have no burning issues to pour out. Jimanze... read more

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Book Review: Primitivism as Black Redemption

December 23, 2013

Amene’s book is controversial. The religious types will of course not have kind words for him.…... read more

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Country of Coups, By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

December 18, 2013

Maxim Uzoata Fellow Countrymen: The Story of Coups D’etats in Nigeria By Richard Akinnola; Richkonsult, Abuja; Revised Edition 2013. Military coups and Nigeria used to... read more

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An encounter with General Prince Yormie Johnson, By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

September 20, 2013

Maxim Uzoatu Recall the gory video scene of the killing of then President Samuel Doe of Liberia. There was the beer-guzzling Prince Yormie Johnson sitting... read more

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An Essay on Nothing, By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

August 17, 2013

Maxim Uzoatu Nothing can be more jarring than discovering at this moment when one is congratulating oneself on having written on everything only to instantly... read more

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Features: A place where the blind can see

July 22, 2013

VTC Library Miracles do not come any greater than giving vision to the blind. The Nigeria Society for the Blind (NSB) at its Vocational Training... read more

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A Global Garden for Mandela in Nigeria, By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

July 14, 2013

Mandela Garden Prototype The whole wide world is stark awake, day and night, waiting for the Mandela hour. But there’s no escaping the fact that... read more

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The Unsung Book World of ABIC in Enugu

June 24, 2013

ABIC Books published Chinua Achebe’s “The University and the Leadership Factor in Nigerian Politics”, an interesting 26-page monograph published in 2006 Book publishing in Nigeria... read more

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Scrap Aso Villa Now! By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

June 11, 2013

Uzor Maxim Uzoatu “Except Aso Villa is scrapped for good there may be no light at the end of a very dark Nigerian tunnel.”…... read more

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The Compelling Vision of Governor Fashola, By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

May 20, 2013

“The slumming of a big city such as Lagos took quite some time…”…... read more

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Tony Akudinobi Awakens Africa in Designs of Beauty

May 3, 2013

Hammerhead collection “The works of art presented here are coded in furniture of utilitarian types that are simply alluring.” The ambience at Shell Club in... read more

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Humanizing Governance According to Governor Fayemi, By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

April 21, 2013

Maxim Uzoatu Back in recent time, when gubernatorial mandates were brazenly stolen in broad daylight under the watch of the imperial presidency of Olusegun Obasanjo,... read more

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Tribute to Ashikiwe Adione-Egom: The Motor-Park Economist

April 9, 2013

Uzor Maxim Uzoatu Ours was a meeting of minds on the OP-ED pages of The Guardian in the 1980s.…... read more

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Tribute to Ashikiwe Adione-Egom: The Motor-Park Economist

April 2, 2013

Uzor Maxim Uzoatu Ashikiwe died of prostate cancer.…... read more

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There Is No Country: Achebe’s Apocalyptic Valediction, By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

April 2, 2013

Uzor Maxim Uzoatu “Never explain, never retract, never apologize. Just get the thing done and let them howl.” – Nellie L. McClung…... read more

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The Example of Owei Lakemfa, By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

December 24, 2012

Maxim Uzoatu The news caught me in the web of the post-okada-ban heavy Lagos traffic jam: Owei Lakemfa has been elected the Secretary-General of the... read more

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Nigeria’s Pita Okute wins the 2012 Tuscany Prize for Catholic Fiction

December 4, 2012

“Wild Spirits is sumptuously well-written, and it deservedly won the 2012 Tuscany Prize for Catholic Fiction.”…... read more

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INTERVIEW: Nollywood will soar to unimaginable heights — Asharifa Johka, African-American film producer

December 4, 2012

How were you introduced to the Nollywood film culture? My introduction to Nollywood was sparked by a few things. First, I’ve worked in the film industry... read more

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The transition of Onitsha market literature to home movies, By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

December 4, 2012

The market town of Onitsha earned worldwide renown when market literature was all the rage. Now that home movies have taken over, Onitsha has shot... read more

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