NOBEL PRIZE AS MOTHER OF ALL CONTROVERSIES

The Nobel Prize in Literature is Alfred Nobel’s dynamite gift of controversy that can blow up the world. British playwright and the 1926 Nobel Prize winner, George Bernard Shaw, said: “I can forgive Alfred Nobel for having invented dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize.” It is a prize that has turned into a yearly ritual of polemics and brickbats once a novelist or playwright or poet or lyricist as in Bob Dylan is announced as the winner of the much coveted prize.…

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OZIGBO AS ANAMBRA’S BREATH OF FRESH AIR

By Peter Osakwe Val Ozigbo stands out in the galaxy of candidates for November 7, 2021, Anambra gubernatorial election not because he is flying the flag of a popular party but because he is the knight in the shining armour for Anambrarians. You need not be clairvoyant to tell that Anambra is in dire need of fresh breath after eight years of mindless suffocation. And who will bell the cat? Here is Ozigbo. Young, energetic, urbane, cerebral and unassuming yet well wired. His robust academic resume, uncanny strides and exploits…

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GOODBYE SASAKOSA!

By Tony Okoroji In a few days, we will be committing to mother earth the remains of the great composer and lyricist, melody maker, multi-instrumentalist, sculptor, designer, performer per excellence and intellectual giant, Prof. (Sir) Victor Uwaifo, a legend of the Benin Kingdom, an icon of the Nigerian nation and an unforgettable African superstar. As the great ‘Guitar Boy’ goes home, a Super Red Carpet Tribute Night & Street Concert in honour of the music maestro, will be held in and around the magnificent COSON House in Ikeja this coming…

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ARREST OF CHIWETALU AGU IS ILLEGAL AND UNCONSCIONABLE

By Inibehe Effiong The harassment and arrest of celebrated Nollywood actor, Mr. Chiwetalu Agu, on Thursday, 7th October, 2021 by the Nigerian Army is illegal, unconscionable and unwarranted. The actor has not committed any criminal offence known to law. The Nigerian Army should stop ridiculing itself before the international community. Supposing without conceding that the dressing of the legendary actor amounts to “incitement” as claimed by the Army, it is the Nigeria Police Force that should have responded. There is no evidence of incitement against him. Nothing was inscribed on…

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FRANCIS CHUKWUDEBELU: 60 GARLANDS FOR AN ICON

By Ingram Osigwe Turning 60 is a huge milestone for anyone. And so it is with an icon and a paragon, Chief Francis Chukwudebelu(Ezeana Omenuko). This quintessentially successful son of Ukpor (his home town), an illustrious son of Anambra and awesome gift to humanity deserves all the accolades, kind words and prayers that come with the attainment of Diamond jubilee. There are many things to be grateful for after living one’s life for six decades. Above all things, one can confidently say that  Chief Chukwudebelu is super grateful to God…

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