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French Author Wins Nobel Prize In Literature 2014

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Patrick Modiano, the French writer whose novels center on topics like memory, identity and guilt, won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday. In an announcement in Stockholm, the Swedish Academy cited Mr. Modiano’s ability to evoke “the most ungraspable human destinies in his work.” Recent winners for the prize...

 

35,000 Year-Old Indonesian Cave Paintings Suggest Art Came Out Of Africa

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Paintings of wild animals and hand markings left by adults and children on cave walls in Indonesia are at least 35,000 years old, making them some of the oldest artworks known. The rock art was originally discovered in caves on the island of Sulawesi in the 1950s, but dismissed as younger...

Australia Returns Lost Ancient Art To India

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has welcomed the return by Australia of two ancient Hindu art treasures that were allegedly stolen from temples in Tamil Nadu.

Kenyan Author, Okwiri Oduor Wins 2014 Caine Prize For African Writing

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Kenyan author Okwiri Oduor has won the 2014 Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story ‘My Father’s Head.’ Among other contenders from Ghana, Zambia, South Africa, Zimbabwe and another from Kenya.

U.S. Ambassador Pays Visit To Emir of Kano

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The U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, on Tuesday visited the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, in his palace in Kano.

Excitement As Two Bronze Works Are Returned To Benin After 117 Years

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The was excitement over the weekend at palace of the Oba of Benin, Oba Erediauwa, following the return of two Bronze works looted from the Palace of the Oba during the British invasion of Benin Kingdom in 1897.

Gbagyi People Request For More Chiefdoms From Nasarawa State Government

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The Gbagyi people of Nasarawa state clamoring for the creation of more chiefdoms in the Gbagyi nation.             

Stella Oduah Bags Chieftaincy Title In Her Home State

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Former aviation minister, Stella Oduah has been honoured with a chieftaincy title her kinsmen.

Alhaji Abubakar Shehu Abubakar Succeeds His Father As The New Emir Of Gombe

3 years ago /

Gombe state governor, Ibrahim Dankwanbo on Friday approved the appointment of Alhaji Abubakar Shehu Abubakar as the new emir of Gombe emirate.    

Governor Al-Makura Promises To Continue Working With Traditional Rulers

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The Nasarawa state government says it will continue to work closely with traditional institutions for the promotion of peace and development in the state.  

RADIO, TELEVISION, THEATRE AND ARTS WORKERS UNION HALT STRIKE PLANS

3 years ago /

There are indications that the Radio, Television, Theatre and Arts Workers Union will suspend plans to embark on a three day warning strike with effect from march 27.


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