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FESTAC ’77 was not fetish – Obasanjo

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Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has punctured some people’s perception that the World Black Festival of Arts and Culture, held in Nigeria in 1977, was fetish. Some people have argued that it was the fetish nature of the festival that brought socio-economic and political problems to Nigeria. But Obasanjo, who was the military head of state at the time, said ...

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When Royalty Embraces Progress – Still on Ooni’s Visit to Canada @150

Olumide Julius Oyekunle

Traditional rulers in Africa are no doubt an embodiment of grace personified. They never walk alone like the slogan of the popular English Premier League side and of course, their roles as the custodian of culture gives them a social status that enables them to flaunt regalia and decorate themselves with women as if they were commodities. In the 21st ...

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Calling All Artists: The City is Looking for Your Hazel Art  

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February 14, 2017 Today has traditionally been about hearts, flowers and poetry but in Ontario, Valentine’s Day is now about so much more.   On December 8, 2016, the Ontario legislature passed an Act proclaiming February 14 as Hazel McCallion Day in Ontario. To celebrate Mississauga’s longest serving mayor, the City’s Culture Division is planning a spring exhibition that pays ...

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NO LIMITS MINISTRIES CHRISTMAS DINNER AND APPRECIATION AWARDS

By Oluchi Ugoh Members and community were treated to a well packaged and well-organized awards and dinner organized by the church. Many members of the church were recognized for their various activities and volunteerism in the church. Our publisher, Ngozi Ugoh received an award for “Contribution to Communication and Media ”. We thank the organizer for this recognition and pray ...

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African Union (Pictures)

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Toronto International Film Festival (PICTURES)

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