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Nigeria’s Martins Lawrence Akande scoops The International Galileo Galilei Prize

This is Africa last year featured the artwork of one of Nigeria’s most talented hyper realistic artists, Martins Lawrence Akande. Akande recently bagged a prestigious award, the International Galileo Galilei Prize in Italy, which is one of the most valuable and significant prizes given to artists. The artist says he’s honoured to receive the recognition, and hopes the award will be an inspiration to artists across Nigeria and the continent especially those that share similar dreams. Akande’s remarkable realistic pencil drawings continue to draw immense praise. Congratulations to the artist.

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Stop Playing the Music of Hate

The Bisi Alimi Foundation (BAF) conducted a survey to explore and collect information about current life experiences of LGBT [Lesbians Gay Bisexuals Transgender] Nigerians. The report titled Not Dancing to their Music details the discrimination, harassment and abuse experienced by respondents and makes recommendations of changes needed in the country to ensure security, justice and equality for all.

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10 irresistible African gems to celebrate Valentine’s Day

In Africa, as is the case across the globe, it’s the season of love once again. This year’s Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday and many couples are undoubtedly excited to leave work early and go wine and dine with their loved ones. Whether you’re getting ready for that romantic candlelight dinner, preparing an evening out with family and friends or celebrating solo, we have the perfect African love playlist for your February 14.

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University of Lagos bans short and tight fitting clothes

The University of Lagos has introduced a controversial new dress code for its students, banning dresses which are too tight, too short, or expose sensitive parts of the body. Students have condemned the ban, and the new dress code has also caused an outrage on social media. The circular makes specific reference to the types of clothes prohibited for men and men. Do you think university management should dictate to students what to wear?

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Epistle From St. James To Fellow Steakholders

Brothers and sisters, if you are or have ever been a local government councilor or chairman, a commissioner, a special assistant, a senior special assistant, a governor, a minister, an Honorable member of the House of Representatives, a Distinguished senator, a president and commander-in-chief of the Naija Armed Forces, then this epistle is for you. I bring you great tidings from my sumptuous lair in Oghara.