Tag: culture

University of Aberdeen to return Nigeria’s Bronze artifact

The University of Aberdeen said on Thursday it would return a Benin Bronze to Nigeria within weeks, one of the first public institutions to do so more than a century after Britain looted the sculptures and auctioned them to Western museums and collectors. The university said the sculpture of an[Read More…]

“A Lot of Cultural Bias Is Demystified” – Nigerian Women Fostering National Unity Through Multicultural Marriages

by Abigail Anaba Senior Correspondent Displayed Image is a file photo of Paul Okoye (Igbo) and Lola Okoye (Yoruba) of the Psquare duo Lagos – Nigeria: Nigeria is a multi-ethnic, multicultural and multilingual society. These fault-lines are further amplified by religious affiliations characterised by a predominantly Christian South and Muslim[Read More…]

Nigeria Discloses Amount Recovered From Looters

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has explained that the looted fund recovered so far by government is a far cry from what the country needs to revive the economy. The minister said this on Friday when he appeared on a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in[Read More…]

Reuben Abati: Why History Should Be Taught

There is never a scarcity of shocking events, revelations, encounters and experiences in the course of the interesting times we seem destined to live in. But nothing can perhaps be more shocking than a recent encounter I had with a young man. He had remarked quite innocently to my hearing[Read More…]

Opinion: Religion, A Tool Of Our Partisan Politics

Nigeria’s constitution both past and present proclaims the secularity of the Nigerian state. According to Wikipedia, a Secular state is a concept of secularism, whereby a state or country purports to be officially neutral in matters of religion, supporting neither religion nor irreligion”. A secular state also claims to treat[Read More…]

Cheta Nwanze: History Of The Igbo People

Today we will talk about ndi Igbo, and how the Igbo man came to be. BUT putting this together in one article is impossible. Because of this difficulty, today’s focus will be on the events of the colonial period, when modern Igboman came into being. Many modern day Igbo groups/clans[Read More…]

Opinion: Nollywood Cultural Originality

By Farouk Martins Aresa Africans finally realize that fake and broken European or American that we used to call Akada can never successfully compete with the original. Akada will always remain second class. The simplest case in point to African originality is Nollywood example from original African culture, swiveled into[Read More…]

Mark Amaza: Re-Introducing Northern Nigeria, Not as You Know It

I am writing this article mainly for the benefit of Southern Nigerians who have never been to the North, and mostly have a warped and inaccurate view of the North. I have been driven to write this out of my many personal experiences, and those of friends and family, as[Read More…]