NCAC, NASS empower Nigerians with free skill acquisition

Photo Caption: A cross section of participants at the NCAC/ NASS Waste to Wealth programme held in Edo and Ekiti States recently. The National Council for Arts and Culture(NCAC) in collaboration with the National Assembly is taking its Waste to Wealth empowerment initiative to several states in Nigeria starting with Edo and Ekiti. The scheme which has been a major part of Otunba Segun Runsewe’s policy thrust since assumption of duty as director-general, saw constituents of two communities in Edo and Ekiti benefit from training in several areas like, bead…

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NAFEST 2019: Gov. Obaseki assures of full support towards successful hosting

Photo Caption: DG, NCAC Otunba Segun Runsewe presenting an artifact symbolizing the global connection of unity and culture to the Hon Commissioner for Arts and Culture/ Diaspora Affairs, Edo state, Hon. Osaze Osemwegie-Ero while other dignitaries applaud during a World Press Conference held in Abuja on Tuesday. Ahead of the 2019 National Festival of Arts and Culture(NAFEST 2019) slated for Benin, the Edo State capital, Governor Godwin Obaseki has assured of his full commitment and support towards a successful hosting. The Governor gave the assurance during a World Press Conference…

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Sirika, Lai Mohammed, Runsewe, Coker to grace NANTA AGM in Lagos

The minister of state for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, the minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the director general of the National Council for Art and Culture, NCAC, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe and the director general of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation, NTDC, Folarin Coker are among the dignitaries expected to grace the Annual General Meeting, AGM of the National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies, NANTA on the 27th of March at the Muson Centre in Lagos. Also expected at the AGM are the Ooni of Ife, His Majesty…

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Sheraton Abuja celebrates International Women’s Month with special offers

Sheraton Abuja Hotel is set to celebrate this year’s women’s month with extra special offers. Against this backdrop, the Hotel has lined-up exciting activities and unbeatable offers to make this Month in March truly special for all especially Female Patrons.   The general manager for Sheraton Abuja Hotel , Nouman Irshad explained that: “We have themed our women’s month in march “Celebrating Women”, in line with Mother’s Day and International Women’s day. We will take the liberty to commemorate all mothers, friends, sisters, wives and daughters by giving them something…

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Four Points by Sheraton Lagos adds sparkle to Valentine’s Day Celebration

Four Points by Sheraton Lagos is adding sparkle and delight to Valentine’s Day with a bouquet of romantic treats which include accommodation, lavish spa treatments and delectable culinary dishes that are perfect to celebrate the most romantic day of the year with a loved one. “If you’re searching for the perfect Valentine’s Day surprise to leave your loved one happily speechless, Four Points Lagos offers breathtaking experiences to make this day unforgettable,” said the general manager of the hotel, Mr. Jonathan Patterson. Patterson stated that: “From its delicious meals and…

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Art & Craft Village not for sale- Runsewe

The director–general of the National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe has refuted claims emerging from some quarters that the permanent site of the Council located at Wuse zone 4 in Abuja has been sold. Rather, a massive renovation of the site is being undertaken according to Runsewe. The DG made this known while showing some journalists round in a facility tour of the premises which has been under lock and key for some time now, adding that upon completion of the rehabilitation work currently ongoing, the cultural…

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Auditing Nigeria tourism leadership: Nothing personal

By Frank Meke In the last two years, there has been an orchestrated and concerted satanic confrontation to rubbish my integrity and journalistic expectations on how to hold leaders accountable for their action or inaction on tourism issues in Nigeria. At each point or outing where my commentaries and positions dwelt on request to account how our national tourism fund or assets are being managed, opposition commentators and their representatives seems to thrive on sentimental adjudication. The many lies from the synagogue of satan are wont to paint my interventions…

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Gov. Obaseki to enrich NAFEST cultural content, lauds Runsewe for Nigeria’s cultural rebound

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has promised to enrich the cultural content of National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) with robust presence of Benin royalty and culture never seen anywhere before now. Speaking at a pre NAFEST 2019 engagement meeting with the director-general of National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe at government house in Benin City on Thursday, Governor Obaseki noted that Edo being the cultural nerve centre of Nigeria, will bring its rich cultural experience to embelish the growing influence of NAFEST as the…

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LASG presents new car to winner of One Lagos Fiesta

Photo Caption: L-R  Mrs Abosede Adelaja, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs Aramide Giwanson, the Special Adviser, Arts and Culture, Mr Ayodeji Omoboye, winner of OLF 2018 Raffle Car, Mr Steve Ayorinde, Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr Gbenga Adesanya, Orenuga Funmilayo, Oreoluwa Olayinka, and Mr Kayode Adejuwon, Senior Channel Development/ Marketing Manager of GAC Motors Lagos State Government has presented a brand new Car to the winner of the star prize in 2018 One Lagos Fiesta (OLF) raffle draw, Ayodeji Omoboye, a resident of Igbogbo…

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International tourist arrivals reach 1.4b two years ahead of forecasts

International tourist arrivals grew 6 percent in 2018, totalling 1.4 billion according to the latest United Nations World Tourism Organisation, (UNWTO) World Tourism Barometer. UNWTO’s long term forecast issued in 2010 indicated the 1.4 billion mark would be reached in 2020, yet the remarkable growth of international arrivals in recent years has brought it two years ahead. UNWTO estimates that worldwide international tourist arrivals (overnight visitors) increased 6percent to 1.4 billion in 2018, clearly above the 3.7percent growth registered in the global economy. In relative terms, the Middle East (+10percent…

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