Tag: books

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 17, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Stay With Me, Love Does Not Win Elections… See the 10 most notable books of the year

From award-winning sprawling depictions of infertility and feminism, to non-fiction accounts of winning elections in Africa, these are the YNaija2017Review’s ...

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Op-ed EditorMay 13, 2017

Dele Momodu: Season of books and denials

by Dele Momodu Fellow Nigerians, let me confess that one of my addictions is reading books. I just love the ...

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ItunuoluwaMay 2, 2017

The Alausa Blog: Governor Akinwunmi Ambode unveils Lagos State Digital Library

The Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode formally unveiled the State Digital Library Monday, another emphasis on the administration’s commitment ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaJanuary 4, 2017

Reuben Abati: Nobody comes to Abuja to read

by Reuben Abati I thoroughly enjoyed reading Pius Adesanmi’s “A Nigerian, Library and Lawmakers” (Sahara Reporters, December 24). I will ...

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ToluNovember 30, 2016

Grill and Read Book Party to hold in Abuja on the 3rd of December

The #GrillandRead Book party makes another stop in Abuja on Saturday, December 3rd 2016. Having successfully held in Lagos and ...

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RoqeebahNovember 30, 2016

The YNaija morning cover today, 30th November

Read the full stories and our analyses here now!

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Op-ed EditorNovember 27, 2016

Chineye Ikweme: Where the earth was brown and mango trees many

by Chineye Ikwueme The first time I felt connected to literature, it was like feeling blood run through my veins. ...

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RoqeebahNovember 22, 2016

LABAF, AFRIFF and Ake Festival all in one week

Festivals are the most realistic means of showcasing what a nation has to offer in terms of culture. Be it ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 14, 2016

Pius Adesanmi: Why Nigeria does not deserve good things

by Pius Adesanmi About 15 years ago or so, a very senior colleague was getting closer and closer to the ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 13, 2016

Mubarak Aminu: Cultivating a rich reading culture [NEXT]

by Mubarak Aminu This four-letter word is so powerful and amazing, it has the ability to transform one’s mind and ...

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RoqeebahNovember 11, 2016

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o to headline the 2016 Ake festival

Abeokuta, Ogun State will stand still once again as it hosts an outstanding roaster of writers, thinkers, artists, filmmakers, musicians, ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 25, 2016

Innocent Chizaram Ilo: The day I knew the Ethereal power of books [Nigerian Voices]

by Innocent Chizaram Ilo Okigwe was always red-red, hilly and tranquil. On Sunday afternoons, after the legendary rice and stew lunch, ...

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Adebayo EmuleomoJuly 26, 2016

Royal African Society is receiving donations for Africa Writes (DETAILS)

Africa Writes is the Royal African Society’s annual literature and book festival that takes place at the British Library over ...

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Op-Ed EditorJanuary 20, 2016

An economic model for reducing cost of textbooks in Africa – A UNESCO report

A new study by UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM)* issued on 19 January proposes an economic model that would ...

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Adebayo EmuleomoNovember 28, 2015

Kachifo, Ake Arts and Book Festival to raise $10,000 for Binyavanga Wainaina

Kachifo Limited will be supporting Ake Arts and Book Festival, in collaboration with Vee Global Concepts Ltd, Sabi News and ...

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Op-Ed EditorDecember 3, 2014

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: African books for Western eyes

by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani Who are African books for? MY close friend Mercy, when she heard about my novel, congratulated ...

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writerAugust 4, 2014

Chude Jideonwo writes | The reading culture is dead? Keep calm and watch videos

by Chude Jideonwo I have just returned from an exhilarating tour of some major cities with my new book, and ...

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April 12, 2014

‘Rework your plan’: 5 secrets to changing your behaviour

By Art Markman  Rather than pulling your phone out every 10 minutes, spend time talking to people and looking around ...

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March 5, 2014

Ayodeji Rotinwa: Chimamanda Adichie – Beyoncé’s favourite novelist? Or great novelist… period

by Ayodeji Rotinwa Please, do bare in mind that some of us would never know of Chimamanda if it wasn’t ...

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November 4, 2013

The golden rules: 9 ways NOT to turn him off online

by Amanda Green If you only list stereotypically girly interests, like romantic comedies, ballet, or Pilates, you might not attract ...

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October 14, 2013

5 best things to do for your relationship

by Nina Burleigh All relationships grow a bit stale as time goes by, and the longer-lasting they are, the staler ...

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August 20, 2013

Try these: 7 ways to get a better night’s sleep

In all seriousness, doing any non-stimulating activity one hour before bed that doesn’t involve electronics is beneficial. 1. Relaxing Tea ...

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May 10, 2013

Gimba Kakanda: I love pop culture – but it has lost its soul

by Gimba Kakanda Today you have graduates who would say “I dey craze?” on being asked to go for a ...

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April 16, 2013

8 steps to becoming a relationship expert on Twitter

by Tracy Clayton Something amazing is happening today. Your favorite musical icons from the 1990s are putting down the microphones ...

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December 29, 2012

Opinion: The way we acquire and share knowledge is changing

Muhammed Abdullahi Tosin Although many people have fears about these electronic alternatives and even some erroneously think an end to ...

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November 9, 2012

Bee Azubike: The escape (30 Days, 30 Voices)

This generation isn’t reading. Nigerians don’t read. These days, there are so many attention-stealing, time-wasting activities considered ‘it’.  As a ...

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October 23, 2012

Robbing the future: 4 men arraigned for stealing 20,000 books meant for Universal Basic Education

by Isi Esene Four suspects have been arrested in Anambra State by operatives of the State Security Service for selling ...

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September 13, 2012

Opinion: Is pirating books ever OK?

by Amanda Nelson If you haven’t paid for a book and it isn’t available in the public domain, downloading it ...

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September 8, 2012

Opinion: What does your bookshelf say about you?

by Peter Knox Sharing your shelf is sharing yourself. Try taking a picture of your bookshelf and its wonderful contents ...

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August 25, 2012

Okechukwu Ofili: Why is the book reading culture on life-support in Nigeria?

By doing so we might find simple solutions, we might not be able to fix the roads, re-build the libraries ...

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