Korea-Nigeria relations: KCCN celebrates 40th anniversary

October 6, 2020 Editor 0

The Korean Cultural Centre of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea is celebrating 40th anniversary of Korea-Nigeria relations. To this end, the centre is organising Online screening of Hanyang & Seoul Traditional Orchestra on Tuesday October 6, 2020. The screening exercise is taking place less than one after Nigeria celebrated its 60th Independence anniversary. Talking about the import of Read More

I’m ready to re-marry – Hadiza Abubakar

August 14, 2020 ALIYU ASKIRA 1

Nollywood actress Hadiza Abubakar, otherwise known as Ummi Gombe, has been in the Hausa film industry for more than 10 years. However, very little was known about her until recently because she hardly got prominent roles in high-budget films. Ummi Gombe’s fortunes may have turned for the better in 2020, as she has featured in several songs and dozens of Read More

Breaking: FG jerks up hate speech fine

August 4, 2020 Editor 0

The fine for hate speech in Nigeria has been increased from N500,000 to N5 million. Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this in Lagos on Tuesday while unveiling the Reviewed Broadcasting Code said the increase came into effect after President Muhammadu Buhari approved recommendations to reposition the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC). A statement by the Federal Ministry of Information Read More

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The place of culture in civilisation

March 20, 2020 Editorial III 0

The first time I spent time with the former president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy; the first thing I learned about the French people is that they value their culture so much. We were in a room where there were a lot of English speakers and very few French speakers, yet he refused to speak in English, even though all the Read More

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Runsewe remanded in prison for defying court order

January 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

 Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe was Thursday sent to Kuje Correctional Centre by Justice Jude Okeke of High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Justice Okeke  ordered the Inspector General of Police to give effect to the court order. Justice Okeke made the order in a ruling on a committal motion drawn from Read More

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Tambuwal: Northern states should emulate Niger on cultural fiestas

January 6, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state has called on his colleagues in the northern part of Nigeria to give premium to organising and hosting of cultural festivals in order to sustain the cultural heritage of the region. Tambuwal who was a guest at the 41st edition of the annual ‘Sabre National De Lutte Traditionnalle’ (traditional wrestling festival) held in Read More

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Over 2,000 from 68 countries expected at CAX weekend

January 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

More than 2,000 participants from 68 countries are expected at the Creative Africa Exchange (CAX) Weekend which opens in Kigali on 16 January in what the organisers are describing as Africa’s first continental event dedicated to promoting exchange within the creative and cultural industry. Organised by Times Multimedia (TMM) and sponsored by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and other partners, Read More

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Ikhin cultural day’ll show beauty of Edo culture – Uanseru

December 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Ahead of Ikhin cultural day, Patrick Iria Uanseru, the President of Ikhin Inner Circle Club (IICC), Sunday said the community is setting the stage to expose the beauty of Owan East local lovernment area, Edo state.  Speaking with newsmen Sunday, Uanseru stated that this year, IICC is hosting a communal socio-cultural gathering of the people at the Ikhin Cultural Festival, Read More

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Border closure: Wase justifies action before ECOWAS parliament

November 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Idris Wase, on Wednesday defended Nigeria’s decision to close its boarders with some of its West African neighbours, urging participants to ensure their countries respect anti smuggling protocols.Speaking at the ongoing Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament in Abuja, Wase expressed displeasure over comments by some members over closure of Read More

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Bobrisky, NCAC Boss Runsewe ‘on war path’

August 29, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria’s popular cross-dresser, Bobrisky has dared Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, the Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), to make good his threat to banish him from Nigeria and see what it would result to. Runsewe, who described Bobrisky, last week as a national disgrace that was not fit for the Nigerian society, had vowed to deal with Read More

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Restitution of Nigeria’s prized cultural heritage

July 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

A very warm welcome to all of you (or as we say here in Germany, Herzlich Wilkomen). Thank you all for accepting our invitation and joining us for the first edition of the Nigerian cultural day in Berlin. We happen to be in perhaps the most culturally conscious cities in the world and as such, we thought it best to Read More

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Encomiums pour in as Wizkid turns 29

July 16, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria’s international, multiple award winning singer Wizkid, a.k.a Starboy is the toast of Twitterati today as he clocks 29. Not surprisingly #Wizkid29 is trending as number one with many posts celebrating him on his birthday. Other Wizkid hashtags, such as #Wizkidday and #Wizkidfc are also trending on Tuesday morning in Nigeria. Owoseni Samuel Seyi penned a birthday salutation on behalf Read More

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Yobe Gov bags traditional title in Machina

April 30, 2019 Editorial III 0

A four-day Machina Annual Cultural Festival (MACUF) has ended in Machina, Yobe state with conferment of Governor Ibrahim Gaidam with traditional title of Shettima Mafatihuma of Machina. Presenting the letter to the governor on Sunday, His Royal Highness, the Mai Machina, Bashir Albishir Bukar (OON), said the traditional title was given to the governor for constructing Nguru-Machina road and provision Read More

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Nigeria operates corrupt constitution- NPM chair

March 28, 2018 Editorial IV 0

National Chairman of New Progressive Movement, Mustapha Bala Getso, believes corruption in Nigeria derives from a warped constitution that creates room for all manners of undemocratic behaviours and, therefore, should be the first thing to restructure for Nigeria to attain meaningful socio-economic and political advancement. PATRICK ANDREW reports What is the mission of your party and since it is progressive Read More

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Dressing in Nigerian varsities

March 17, 2018 Blueprint 0

Culture is a people’s way of life. People living within a geographical area are characterised by the same culture; having a peculiar way of life, the norms and values of the people are what make them unique. Cultural heritage ought to be transferred from generation to the generations. Does the present generation have any preserved culture to transfer to the Read More

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Kogi unbans Igala cultural festivals 63 years after

March 15, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  The Attah of Igalaland, His Royal Majesty, Dr. Micheal Ameh Oboni II, has described the Kogi state Governor, Yahaya Bello as a leader with great vision, ideas and dedication despite his young age. The monarch gave the remark yesterday, when he led a delegation of his people to express their appreciation to the governor for all he had done, Read More

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Nigerian buildings lack fire safety design – Agbili

February 26, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Engr Martin Agbili is the Director and Fire Chief, Anambra State Fire Service. In this interview with OKEY CHRIS, he cautions on the use of expired gas cylinders (gas cookers), calls on the public to cultivate the culture of building and living in fire-safety designed houses, avoid phone calls at petrol stations, among others What can you say are the Read More

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Jime: Innovating service-delivery at NEPZA

February 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Time really flies. It is about 10 months since Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Jime took office as the 7th Managing Director of Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA). And it has been 10 months of action, innovation, eventfulness, pragmatism and unusual promise. In Nigeria, where public service is essentially about private service, the Jime example speaks volumes. Ten months may be Read More

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Adokwe donates materials to victims of Benue/Nasarawa killings

January 11, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Mohammed Tangida Lafia Senator representing Nasarawa South at the National Assembly, Sulaiman Adokwe has donated food items worth millions of naira to victims of the recent attacks on Tiv communities in Nasarawa/Benue border by suspected herdsmen. Adokwe, who is the chairman, Senate Committee on Information and Culture made the donation on yesterday in Awe IDPs camp in Awe local Read More

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Islam: Muslim World League holds global peace forum in South Africa, By Ibrahim Muhammed

January 5, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The event, entitled “For a Safer World: Followers of Religions Unite Against Hatred, Extremism and Terrorism,” was inaugurated by Mayor of Durban Zandile Gumede, in the presence of MWL Secretary-General Mohammed Al-Issa, a number of South African government ministers and representatives from many different religions. Al-Issa thanked all those present for their cooperation and partnership with the MWL in organizing Read More

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2018: MHEI targets 10,000 Abuja residents on mental health intervention

January 4, 2018 Editorial IV 0

President, Mandate HealThempowerment Initiative (MHEI), Mr Ameh Zion, has said that it would provide mental health intervention for 10,000 residents within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in 2018. According to him, MHEI was able to sensitive and provide mental health intervention to over 2,800 people in various communities in 2018. Zion also added that the group would begin sensitisation of Read More

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FESTAC: Our maintenance culture is poor – Fakorede

December 12, 2017 Editorial IV 1

Shola Fakorede, President Festac Town Residents Association, in this chat with TOPE MUSOWO, speaks on the idea and achievements of FESTAC, among other issues On Festac at 40, assessment Well, so far so good, it is a combination of the good, the bad, the ugly, there are very good aspects of Festac and also the bad aspect which we are Read More

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Corps members urged to respect host communities

November 27, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Ene Osang Abuja Corps members have been urged to always respect the culture and tradition of host communities in order to avoid getting into conflict with anyone of them. This was contained in a statement from the NYSC news desk, which indicated that the Director-General, Brig.-Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, gave the charge at the weekend while addressing corps members at Read More

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Yoruba language must not go into extinction – Ogun commissioner

November 24, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Peter Moses Abeokuta Ogun state Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Muyiwa Oladipo, has called on stakeholders to revitalise Yoruba language and salvage it from going into extinction. Oladipo made the call yesterday at a press conference to herald this year’s edition of Ewa Ede, a cultural programme, in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta. The programme with the theme “Yoruba Culture and Heritage: Read More