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Nigerian breaks Guinness world record for ‘longest marathon reading aloud’

Nigerian breaks Guinness world record for ‘longest marathon reading aloud’

Olawunmi Bayode, a Nigerian, has set a new Guinness Record in the ‘Longest Marathon Reading Aloud’ category. Bayode, father of three, logged 120 hours on Saturday at the YouRead Library Yaba in Lagos, beating the previous record set by Nepali Deepak Sharma Bajagain. The latter had 113 hours 15 minutes in 2008. Another Nepalese, Tudikhel

Chinua Achebe honoured with Google Doodle on posthumous birthday

Google has honoured Nigerian literary icon, Chinua Achebe, on its doodle. Google Doodle is a special logo on Google’s homepage intended to celebrate holidays, events, achievements and people. November 16 is Achebe’s posthumous 87th birthday. Google said Achebe had been honoured to underscore his status as a figure of 20th-century literature. “One man took it

Lai backtracks, denies saying ‘music, film we consume must be made in Nigeria’

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, has done a turnaround on his statement that there will be no more shooting of movies/music videos outside Nigeria. During a visit to the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), the minister was quoted by NAN as saying, “government has agreed that henceforth, whatever we consume in Nigeria in

Lagos partners Ford Foundation on transformation of Onikan to Africa’s tourism hub

The Lagos State Government has sealed a major partnership with world’s second largest private foundation, Ford Foundation on the total regeneration of Lagos Island and transformation of Onikan axis to a major tourism hub in Africa. Briefing Government House Correspondents after a strategic meeting held at Lagos House in Ikeja with an high-powered delegation from

Minister defends request for loan from NBC

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said a letter he endorsed requesting for a loan from National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to cover travelling expenses of a delegation to China was in order. The position of the minister was contained in a statement issued on Saturday in Abuja by Mr. Peter Dama, the

Experts want FG to draw up promotional programme for indigenous languages

Some culture experts on Monday called on the Federal Government to draw up a promotional programme for Nigeria’s indigenous languages. They told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that the progrmmes would help in reviving languages and stop them from going into extinction. The Coordinator of a non-governmental organisation, Good Access, Mrs Adama