NAFEST Edo: Wike back to back, Jos next destination

By Frank Meke From the opening ceremony to the closing, there were no indications which state could come up more than strong. National Festival of Art and Culture (NAFEST), Nigeria’s unity festival in its 32nd outing in Edo state was colourful and full of excitement. There were no competitive over drive, it was absolutely captured in the true likeness and expressive candour of the Nigerian cultural offerings. Dances, poetry, cuisines, traditional wrestling, Ayo, fashion, sports, all interpreted and linked to our strength and advantage on royalty and monarchism. Indeed, the…

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NAFEST 2018: Gov Wike, Runsewe send strong message of peace, unity

The Rivers state Governor, Mr. Nyesom Wike and the director-general, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) have both agreed that culture remains Nigeria’s biggest asset in enthroning sustainable peace and unity among all Nigerians irrespective of ethnic, religious or political divides. Both Wike and Runsewe highlighted this position during their respective remarks at the closing ceremony of the 31th edition of the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) held in Port Harcourt with Rivers state emerging first overall while Bayelsa and Ondo came 2nd and 3rd respectively. Governor…

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NAFEST 2018: Over 900 youths set for NCAC’s free skill acquisition

The National Council for Arts and Culture, (NCAC) is set to excite the youths of Port- Harcourt with its free skill acquisition programmes as over 900 youths register for the programme at the ongoing National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) in Port- Harcourt. The youths and other participants took out time to listen to guest speakers who are successful entrepreneurs at the Stakeholder’s Round-Table on Entrepreneurship held at the Obi Wali event centre in Port Harcourt on the essence of acquiring entrepreneurship skill and the need to start small…

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River State set to host best, most colourful NAFEST

Rivers State is set to host the best and most colourful and entertaining National Festival for Arts and Culture (NAFEST) ever. With the high level of preparations, the State is set to beat the record that was set last year by the Kaduna State government, which was commended by the organisers of the event, the National Council of Arts and Culture (NCAC), stakeholders and the general public for a successful fiesta. Governor Nyeson Wike has never hidden his pleasure to give his people the desire to transform the state and…

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Gov. Wike unveils ultra modern cultural centre in Port Harcourt

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has unveiled the ultra modern Cultural center in the city of Port Harcourt. According to the commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Mrs. Tonye Briggs Oniyide, the contract for the  State of the Arts Cultural Centre was re awarded in January this year and the Governor in marching words with action, made money available and ensured that the contract was completed in record time of less than 120days. The Cultural center built and furnished to international standard and specification is an edifice with 1800 Seating…

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