THE BIG COPYRIGHT STRUGGLE IN NIGERIA (1)

By Tony Okoroji In the last quarter of 1987, the copyright campaign in Nigeria was hot because of the activities of the new Executive Council of PMAN which I led. At the same time, the structure of PMAN as a true national organization was being built across Nigeria. In most places, the two objectives were tied. Between me and then PMAN General Secretary, the late Benin born Okuoimose E. Okuoimose, we were on the road day and night, setting up the framework for new PMAN chapters in different states of…

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ADEWOLE ADEBAYO, LAWYER TURNED POLITICIAN SET TO FIX NIGERIA AS SDP EMERGES FASTEST GROWING PARTY

By Adebayo Obajemu Prince Adewole Adebayo, the presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, is an unusual candidate in many respects. One, he is about one of the youngest of the lot jostling to succeed Muhammadu Buhari. Second, he is a quiet achiever that prefers to silently walk his talk instead of hugging media limelight, he is stealthily building strictures and structures of his party across the 36 states. In that wise, SDP is the fastest growing party in the country. “The party has a rich history and pedigree…

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FACE TO FACE WITH DEATH—BUT ALIVE TO TELL THE STORY (2)

By Azuh Arinze Olumide and I departed Owerri, Imo State, with two versions of what might have transpired that Thursday, November 10, 2022, around 11am. The first is that our driver may have dozed off behind the wheel. The second, and the most plausible, is that he was moving at a top speed, a trailer was equally speeding right behind him, and from no where a Keke or Korope veered into his lane. To compound the situation, a crater occupied a major portion of that section of the road. Knowing…

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AN AFTERNOON WITH THE BRONZE ARTISTS OF IGUN STREET

By Terh Agbedeh Wisdom Ewaen Aigbe grew up around the art of bronze casting. He could barely tell his left hand from his right when his father started to teach him the craft, and he never looked back. Now a grown man with his own family, he knows every aspect of the art. And that includes sourcing materials to form the figurines in wax and clay to casting figures that fascinated the colonisers so much they stole thousands. “The Aigbe family to which I belong are from the Inneh family.…

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FACE TO FACE WITH DEATH…BUT GOD DELIVERED US

By Azuh Arinze It was undoubtedly the loudest sound I had heard in my 50 years of existence. In fact, the only thing that could come close was the bomb explosion that rocked Ikeja, Lagos Cantonment on January 27, 2002. The next thing, our car flipped over, landed on its side, and the air bags deployed immediately. Smoke enveloped the whole surrounding. I heard my friend and brother, Olumide Iyanda, screaming and asking a staccato of questions, with blood gushing out of his mouth. Prior, I had read somewhere that…

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