Following the burial of Alhaji Lateef Jakande, the former governor of Lagos State who passed on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 91, Dr. Paul Okoye, the President General of Ndigbo Royal Heritage Worldwide, NIROH, has commiserated with the people of South West, Nigeria, especially Lagos, asking them to take solace in the indelible marks left behind by the erudite politician, whose achievements as the governor between 1979 and 1983 have remained unrivaled.

In a statement, Okoye called on politicians to bear in mind that their achievements in office would always be the yardstick with which they would be judged by…

Castledown Gallery, organisers of the popular Eko Oni Baje Festival, in furtherance of its commitment to boosting domestic tourism in Nigeria is set host Lagos residents at its Festival of Love event slated for February 14, 2021. Festival of Love is being packaged to avail a convivial, fun atmosphere where love will be celebrated amongst the various ethnic nationalities living in Lagos, while guests are being entertained with music, comedy and exquisite cuisine.

According to the proprietor of Castledown, Chinedu Idezuna (aka Eze Mmuo) the evening will provide the atmosphere for couples to bond more while willing singles will have…

Technology is disruptive. And sometimes, it could be dangerously so. As New Media, takes centre-stage, what has remained exigent is how to rein in some perceived excesses of users. Yes, information is hotly in need, and can now be disseminated in seconds with people in far-flung and remote locations of the world switching on their phones to consume them, almost at the speed of light, but what happens when the information being consumed is wrong and destructive? What happens when the information is concocted to undo an opposing interest or influence? …

Enyinna Nwigwe and Filmmaker Obi Emelonye

Action: Nollywood, Badamasi and National Conscience

By Ngozi Emedolibe

At a certain forum hosted by the BBC in Lagos to interrogate Nollywood’s journey to global relevance, I raised a pertinent point. As a panelist, I maintained (and still do) that the modern film industry came to real reckoning amongst Nigerians when it became the purveyor of heavily-guarded information about the society, more like the investigative journalist. People love information and can pay for it, when anyone is ready to offer it in a dependable and factual way.

Let me illustrate this with the film that (arguably) gave birth to the…

Emedolibe Ngozi Emeka

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