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Economic Recession Threatens Nigeria’s Global Book Fair

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Organisers of the Nigeria International Book Fair Trust (NIBFT) have expressed worry that most exhibitors may not participate at this year’s fair due to the economic recession.

The book fair is scheduled to hold next month at the University of Lagos. The NIBFT’s Executive Secretary, Mr. Biodun Omotuti told newsmen in Lagos that only a few local and foreign exhibitors have indicated interest to participate.

“We have been having issues at encouraging exhibitors. It has been very hard to convince them to participate at the book fair. The recession has negatively affected the preparations.

“Those who usually register early are yet to do so, despite the fact that the fair would take place few six weeks from now. Also, some foreign exhibitors have declared that they would not be participating at the fair.”

Omotuti, who pointed out that the impact of the recession on the turnout was affecting participants from Kenya, Senegal and South Africa, however disclosed that there were favourable responses from Ghana.

According to him, there was also reluctance from the Asian countries where only India, with the largest number of exhibitors, has registered to participate at the fair. This is probably due to the fact that over the years, India had emerged the strongest Asian participant at the NIBFT.

He said: “We are sure that at least, seven Indian regular exhibitors would be here to support us. However, one organisation from the United Kingdom has indicated its interest to participate at the fair.”

He expressed NIBFT’s determination to forge ahead despite the daunting challenges occasioned by the recession and collapsing social infrastructure.

Omotuti added that new measures were being put in place to ensure that more participants register for the event since the registration has not yet closed.

He explained that the NIBFT had approached the All Nigerian Colleges Principals (ANCOPS), Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Nigerian Parents Teachers Association (NAPTAN), the Nigerian Copyrights Commission (NCC), Nigerian Publishers Association (NPA) and government to ensure the success of the fair.

Source: Guardian

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“Marriage requirement is very high in Igboland” – Lady says her brother spent less than N50K on traditional marriage items to marry his wife from Benue

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A facebook user, Munachimso says that marriage requirement is very high in Igboland and there has to be an adjustment.

She stated this when she shared the list of basic requirement for the traditional marriage between her brother and his Benue wife, which she said was not up to N50,000.

But las las our marriage requirement di very high na alaIgbo. See what my brother spent to marry wife from Otuko, Benue state. All no reach 50K. We need to adjust.” she wrote.

She added that her sister-in-law is a “complete package. Character, charisma and content. Nwanne, complete package,”  after a follower implied that Igbo girls are superior to others.

See her post and reply below.

"Marriage requirement is very high in Igboland" - Lady says her brother spent less than N50K on traditional marriage items to marry his wife from Benue"Marriage requirement is very high in Igboland" - Lady says her brother spent less than N50K on traditional marriage items to marry his wife from Benue

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Na Nokia 3310 We Fit Give You -Fans Replies DJ Cuppy As She Begs For iPhone 12

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DJ Cuppy begs Nigerians for an iPhone 12 as late birthday present.

Taking to her Twitter handle, she wrote;

“Who wants to get me an iPhone 12 as a late #CuppyDay birthday present?

Oh, you thought I didn’t know how to beg too abi?”

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“She would have been my spec even when I was 10” – Banky W says as he shares photos of his wife, Adesua, as a girl

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Popular Nigerian musician, Banky W took to his Instagram page to praise his wife by sharing childhood photos of Adesua and her cousin, Ozzy Etomi.

Banky W while appreciating Adesua’s beauty, said if he was 10 years old, she would have still been his spec.

”I hereby interrupt your day to let you know that Susu’s beauty is TIMELESS!!! She would have been my spec even when I was 10 years old!!! Just look at this supermodel!!!
Swipe to see that the cuteness actually runs in their family lol @adesuaetomi @ozzyetomi lol goodgenes.com” he wrote.

Reacting, Adesua wrote

”I love this washing. I’ve got a gift for you when you get home”

See the exchange below:

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