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  When my brother first mentioned in September that his movie Big Man was going to be the only Nigerian film showing at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), the first thought that came to mind was: "Fantastic, holiday in Dubai!" I booked my flight to Lagos, called my best friend Bibi and said, "How do you feel about a holiday to Dubai?"... Read More
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In the spirit of the holiday season, we at ZODML have put together a collection of Christmas stories from all over the country for your reading pleasure. They highlight the excitement of the celebrations and recall some of our favourite childhood memories, from delicious feasts to awesome fireworks. We hope you enjoy and share them with friends... Read More
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The Coal City Book Convention (CCBC) is an annual event organized by the Delta Book Club which its founder Dillibe Onyeama, an author and publisher, states is "to celebrate literary excellence among the Igbo people of Nigeria." This year's CCBC, its fourth edition, saw a large turnout at the Ofu Obi Africa Centre in Enugu, including Chief Sir... Read More
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When Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi came up with new policies after taking over as the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria such as bank reformation and Cash-lite Nigeria, many right-thinking Nigerians welcomed them because of the impact they would have in shaping our economy to meet the standards of advanced nations. However, the latest move by... Read More
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It is no longer news that Chimamanda Adichie’s novel Half of a Yellow Sun is being adapted for the big screen. The novel, which won the Orange Prize for Fiction, is set during the Nigerian-Biafran War, which claimed the lives of about three million people and explores its impact through the twisting stories of a university professor, his lover,... Read More
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Can you speak your native language? This question is a very interesting one in a Nigeria overwhelmed by Western civilization and culture and battling with two strange phenomena: the fluent use of local languages in rural areas and the decline in their use in some urban areas. Recent reports in the media echo my fear about the latter. Things have... Read More
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It seems almost impossible to discuss literary culture in Nigeria without recourse to Lagos. Many Nigerian writers such as Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe and Odia Ofeimun have drawn inspiration from the lurid peculiarities of the coastal city in crafting their fictional narratives. Lagos also plays host to many publishing houses and various literary... Read More
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Literary awards are geared towards increasing the productivity of writers as well as bringing out the best in them by showing appreciation for work well done. They aim to encourage established writers to hone their craft as well as to inspire more people to write. However, judging by the situation of literature in Nigeria, it is obvious that many... Read More
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In the world we live in today, how far you can go in life is often based on the amount of education you have as well as how much you have allowed your education influence your being. It is clear that life is not just about being rich in material things. Getting educated goes a long way in shaping who you can be. The great Obafemi Awolowo once... Read More
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  If there is any event in the world that brings people of different cultures, colours and languages together, it is the Olympics Games. The Olympics are a major international event in which thousands of athletes participate in a variety of sporting competitions. They are considered to be the world's foremost sports competition and more than 200... Read More

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