Honourable Sir Anthony Bolaji Oni By Kanmi Ademiluyi 0

Born in the then elite Brazilian quarters on Lagos Island, Anthony Bolaji Oni later on in life became an embodiment of the spirit of Surulere. His well known house on

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The View from “Quarters”

Surulere Now! visited the Quarters which encompasses the area between Lawanson Junction and Idi Araba Market on either side of Itire and Ishaga roads. We were in the company of

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Gbajabiamila opens clinic in Surulere

  In May this year, the leader of the House of Representatives, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, formally declared open the Surulere Clinic in the Barracks area. Speaking at the event, he said

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Cyprian Ekwensi – Quintessential Surulere man

Cyprian Ekwensi was celebrated as Africa’s greatest urban novelist. Most writers make a habit of staying away from the city centre, and almost always pursue their craft in rural locales.

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Missing Home 1

On a recent visit to her country of birth, Femke Van Zeijl reminisces about what she misses about Surulere – and what she doesn’t. I figured a pocket-sized shaker with

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Space for Art 3

She used to go to the National Theatre on Friday afternoons to share a beer with sculptor Bisi ‘Baba’ Fakeye under the mango tree in front of his studio. When

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