News - Arts and Culture

Buhari Congratulates Nigerian Writer

8 months ago /

President Muhammadu Buhari has on behalf of all Nigerians congratulated Nigerian writer, Lesley Nneka Arimah, for winning 2019 Caine Prize for African Writing.

Culture Enthusiasts Say It Is A Unifying Factor

9 months ago /

Culture and tourism could be used as unifying factors in promoting lasting peace and harmony within communities, states, and Nigeria at large.

DAAR Communications Sweeps Bayelsa Media Awards

9 months ago /

DAAR Communications Plc Yenagoa Bureau was the cynosure of all eyes at the 7th edition of the Bayelsa Media Awards that took place in the state capital.

Dokpesi Calls For Resignation Of NBC D-G Over Muscling Of The Media

9 months ago /

The chairman emeritus and founder of DAAR Communications Plc, Aleogho Dokpesi has called for the resignation of the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, Ishaq Modibbo Kawu over allegations of bias, intimidation and an attempt to muscle the media in Nigeria.

Bauchi Promises To Restore Cultural Traditions

9 months ago /

Bauchi State government has promised to restore the lost glory of the traditional institutions by strengthening the state civil service and local government authorities that are the custodians of the state's cultural heritage.

Literary Icon Gabriel Okara Honoured In Port Harcourt

9 months ago /

It was an evening of tributes as literary scholars and members of the academia converged on the auditorium of the Port Harcourt Polytechnic to honour the literary icon, late Gabriel Okara who died at the age of one hundred and one.

NBC Decries Dearth Of Children’s Programmes On Television

10 months ago /

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) says it is worried about the shortfall in the production and broadcast of children’s programmes on television stations across the country, with content hardly meeting up with the 10 percent air time for children’s programmes stipulated in the Nigeria broadcasting code.

Abuja Carnival To Return As A Unifying Force

11 months ago /

The Nigerian government says it is working to ensure that the 2019 Abuja carnival returns as a unifying force for culture and tourism destinations in Nigeria and the African continent.

Walt Disney Co Will Unveil A Family-Friendly Streaming Service

11 months ago /

Walt Disney Co on Thursday will unveil a family-friendly streaming service with TV shows and movies from some of the world’s most popular entertainment franchises in a bid to challenge the digital dominance of Netflix.

NBC Shuts Jos-Based Radio Station

1 year ago /

The Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC), following its alleged critical coverage of the recent presidential and national assembly elections has shut down a popular Jos-based private radio station “Jay FM,” indefinitely.

Lai Mohammed Says Nigeria Ready To Host U.N. Tourism Conference

1 year ago /

Nigeria’s minister of Information Lai Mohammed says the country is ready to host the 61st United Nations World Tourism Organization Commission For Africa meeting In Abuja.

Governor Ayade Seeks FG's Involvement In Calabar Carnival

2 years ago /

As a further boost to its soaring global appeal, cross river state governor, Senator Ben Ayade has called on the federal government to take ownership of the 13-year old Africa’s biggest street party, the carnival Calabar and make it the world’s number one tourism event. Ayade made the call in Calabar...

Osun Gov. Harps On Importance Of Culture In National Development

2 years ago /

Osun state Governor Rauf Aregbesola says Nigerians must begin to understand the essence of culture in national development if the country truly intends to diversify the economy and move away from oil.  Aregbesola stated this at the national conference of the national institute for hospitality and tourism held in Osogbo,...

Nigeria’s Arts And Culture Industry Set To Become Major Revenue Earner

2 years ago /

Nigeria’s Arts And Culture, industry is set to become a major revenue earner for the country if the comments of the authorities are anything to go by. The director-general of the council for arts and culture, Olusegun Runsewe told newsmen in Abuja that this month’s arts and crafts expo scheduled to...

It Is unfortunate that the Nigerian arts and culture are not given a priority attention - Otunba Olusegun Runsewe

2 years ago /

The national council for arts and culture is developing the Nigerian culture to become the country’s income earner. Already, it has produced some artifacts under a waste-to-wealth scheme, which have attracted global interest. The director-general of the council, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe stated this when he paid a visit to the corporate headquarters...

France, Nigeria To Partner To Boost ArtWork

3 years ago /

Denys Gauer, France Ambassador  to Nigeria said on Tuesday , that France would partner with Nigeria to boost the work of art by providing the platform for young Nigeria artist at the international market. Gauer said this at the fourth edition of the `Art of Friendship Exhibition’ organised by the Ministry...

Africa Fashion Presents Yemi Alade As Brand Ambassador

3 years ago /

African Fashion Week Nigeria presents Yemi Alade as its brand ambassador for its fashion show holding July 1-3 of this year. From a small brand founded to satisfy a niche, AFWN has evolved to become an award-winning and very well recognised brand, which is the biggest platform of its kind in...

Calabar Carnival is the largest street party in Africa – Gov. Ayade

4 years ago /

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River, has described the annual Calabar Carnival as the “largest street party in Africa.” The governor, who made the remark on Monday in Calabar at the grand finale of the 2015 carnival, noted that the festival is unique in promoting talents and unity among Nigerians. Ayade pointed...

Five Reasons To Have Children

5 years ago /

People often ask: Tim, why did you have so many children?” To which I can only reply: “Buggered if I know.” However, after considering it more carefully, I have come up with some reasons/rationalisations. If you are thinking of having children, but can’t quite find the courage, this list may help. 1. New social...

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