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Amiri Baraka Resurrects In Ibadan

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The January edition of the monthly gathering of arts lovers, Artmosphere held at The Well Bar and Café, Nustreams Conference and Culture Centre, Ibadan, Oyo State on Saturday enlivened memories of the late American activist-poet, Amiri Baraka.

Baraka, whose funeral at Newark Symphony Hall, US, coincided with the event, died on January 9, 2014 at age 79. Born Everett LeRoi Jones, he wrote under the pen names; LeRoi Jones and Imamu Amear Baraka.

Some of his poems interrogating issues such as racism, escapism, multi-culturalism, Africannnes, development and nationalism as they affect black American and Africans were discussed.

Ibadan-based legal practitioner and poet, Tade Ipadeola who was the winner of the 2013 Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas Prize for Literature and the 2012 winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing, Rotimi Babatunde, were among those on hand to pep up the event.

The event, hosted by WriteHouse Collective, also featured budding poets, writers and arts enthusiasts who shared the first drafts of their published works with the participants and discussed the progress of their current efforts.

Managing Partner, WriteHouse Collective, Mr. Femi Morgan, said the initiative has consistently provided the needed ambience for literary, creative and intellectual empowerment in Nigeria.

He added that the edition provided a platform for talented artists to showcase their talents in the area of poetry, stories, music and personal narratives.

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Tinubu Visits Sanwo-Olu, Says “I’m Still The Jagaban”

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Tinubu Visits Sanwo-Olu, Says “I’m Still The Jagaban”

 

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former governor of Lagos State and National leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress on Saturday paid a courtesy visit to the governor of the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Tinubu, in his visit to the governor, stated that contrary to false news making the rounds, he did not travel to France, adding that he is still the Jagaban.

He also denied rumours that his son Seyi was kidnapped or chased out of his residence outside the country, emphasizing that nobody can chase him or his family out of Lagos.

The former governor’s visit comes after the infamous shooting of unarmed protesters in Lekki area of the state.

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Air Force Intervenes, Slams Policemen For Shooting At A Crowd (Video)

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Air Force Intervenes, Slams Policemen For Shooting At A Crowd (Video)

A viral video has captured moment soldiers of the Nigeria Air Force intervened and slammed some policemen for shooting at a crowd.

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The incident which occurred at a yet to be identified venue showed some men of the Nigeria Air Force calling on officers of the Nigeria police to cease fire.

In the videos also, residents were seen running helter-skelter while soldiers used a megaphone to call for calm. “Stop shooting, the Air Force are here”, the soldiers could be heard screaming.

However, the policemen appeared reluctant in taking orders from the soldiers until one of them showed proof of his rank by pointing to the stars on his shoulder.

The soldier also warned that if they refuse to ceasefire, he would charge them and their headquarters for inciting violence.

The officer who spoke on behalf of the Air Force then commanded the policemen to move their van behind theirs so the Army would serve as a buffer between them and the crowd.

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#EndSARS: Hoodlums vandalize Senator Gershom Bassey’s family house in Calabar

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#EndSARS: Hoodlums vandalize Senator Gershom Bassey’s family house in Calabar

Senator Gershom Bassey’s resident has been vandalized and looted by hoodlums rampaging the streets of Calabar.

Information Nigeria gathered that the hoodlums overpowered the security men attached to the property.

 

This is in spite of the  24 hours curfew declared in Cross River state.

Some of the buildings already vandalised include the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office along Marian Road, Cross River State Transport Regulatory Agency (CRTRA) office and banks along Mayne Avenue and 8-Miles Calabar.

Federal institutions like the Ministry of Agriculture, Cross River Basin Authourity, and Federal Psychiatric Hospital were also vandalized.

Houses belonging to some politicians were not spared. Some of those affected include Senators Gershom Bassey and Victor Ndoma Egba. Bassey’s houses located at Mayne Avenue by White and the one at Asari Iso were looted and burnt.

Egba’s house located within the same Asari Iso axis was also vandalized.

To restore normalcy, military personnel have reportedly taken over major streets.

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