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Hill-Top Creative Arts Centre Opens In Sokoto

The Hill-Top Creative Arts Foundation founded by BM Dzukogi in Minna, the capital of Niger state got a boost with the extension of its activities to Sokoto state. The Foundation which trains teenagers in the art of writing and public speaking had in April this year organized a national event tagged   Nigerian Festival Of Teen Authors (NIFESTEENA). After the event which had teen writers from Sokoto,                                                                             Advertisement Kebbi, Bayelsa and other states attending, the Sokoto state participants   left with a vow to replicate the Foundation’s programmes in Sokoto by starting an Arts Centre modeled after the Minna Arts Centre managed by the Hilltop Creative Arts Foundation. Dr. Aisha Umar, leader of the Sokoto state participants at NIFESTEENA and motivator of the new Sokoto Arts Centre expressed joy at the inauguration of the Sokoto Hill-Top Creative Arts Centre last Saturday, which was marked with a me

Here Is What Authors & Publishers Need To Know About The Legal Deposit Law in Nigeria.

Some writers and book publishers in Nigeria may not be aware of the Legal Deposit Law of Nigeria, which requires that three (3) copies of any book published in Nigeria be deposited with the National Library of Nigeria. There are benefits to authors and publishers who make this deposit. We bring to you all you need to know about the Legal Deposit Law in Nigeria as issued   by Prof. Lenrie Olatokunbo Aina, the National librarian and CEO of the National Library of Nigeria. The Legal Deposit law in Nigeria has its origin in the 1950 Publications Ordinance which gave the University College Ibadan library and the Secretariat Library in Lagos the right to collect two copies each of every book published in the country. National Library Act: The Authority to Collect Legal Deposit Materials The National library act was passed in 1964 and later reviewed in 1970 with emphasis on deposit obligations and bibliographical functions. The Act No. 29 of 1970 applies throughout the

Poetry By Sunsampaul Egwu

On Nigeria's Democracy Day, we serve you the poetry of Sunsampaul, the Philosopher.  Come into his thoughts on poetry and Nigeria. Enjoy.   POETRY IS LIFE Poetry is the heart of art The ladder that take a person of exceptional talent to the top The light that brightens the life of human The echoes of children of the street Poetry is the prophecy of a prophet Poetry is not only what we do Poetry is who we are We write poetry, speak poetry, preach poetry We are poetry Poetry is the Mouth piece that speak peace more than a chief priest Poetry is the hope of the wussies Poetry is the future of the boys and girls who went and never returned Poetry is the calabash that can never be broken Because Poetry is life I'M EVERYWHERE Don't look for me in only a place of worship, I'm everywhere, anywhere you call on me, I'll be. I'm in your small dark room that lacks proper ventilation, Even though it is not like a palace;