2019 AGM: NATOP x- rays impact of culture, partnerships, governance on Nigeria tourism

By Franklin Ihejirika The impact of culture, partnerships and governance on Nigeria tourism development was the focus of the just concluded 2019 Nigerian Association of Tour Operators (NATOP) Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Ile Ife, Osun state with the aim of promoting co-operation and collarborations among the culture and tourism stakeholders. In view of the fact that the tourism industry lacks the culture of trust and partnerships, the theme of the AGM becomes apt to see the stakeholders collaborate and work together through partnerships that will help the industry…

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Runsewe moves to redress perception of Nigeria as destination for drugs, fraud in China

Africa Region president of World Crafts Council and director general, National Council for Arts and Culture ( NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe has thrown more light to help arrest global perception of Nigeria as destination for drugs and internet fraud. Speaking at a global people and cultural tourism panel gathering in China yesterday, Otunba Segun Runsewe explained that Nigeria is a notable key player in African affairs and its premium relationship with world economies necessitated certain organised dark syndicates in black Africa to target Nigerian passport and use same to forment…

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Runsewe lauds Gen. Marwa’s committee on drug abuse

The director-general of the National Council for Arts and Culture has hailed the initiative of the Gen. Buba Marwa-led Presidential Advisory Committee on the Elimination of Drug Abuse (PACEDA). Otunba Segun Runsewe said that the initiative is a welcome development considering the challenges of drug abuse amongst Nigerians especially the youths. Runsewe who is Nigeria’s number one Culture Ambassador and a staunch advocate of preserving the country’s cultural identity, observed with very keen interest that drug abuse has never been part of our culture. Declaring his stand via telephone conversation,…

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NCAC charges Nigerians on peaceful 2019 elections

Critical stakeholders and indeed all Nigerians have been encouraged to embrace the long tested culture of peace during and after the conduct of the 2019 general elections. This admonition was given by a collective assemblage of relevant stakeholders who converged at the headquarters of the National Council for Arts and Culture in Abuja to preach the message of peace as Nigeria prepares for 2019 elections. Leading the call for peace, director-general (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe charged everyone to maintain the culture of peace and brotherliness that Nigerians have been known…

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NCAC declares Nov. 24 as global Cultural Diplomacy Day for Peace

The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) has declared 24th of November every year as the global Cultural Diplomacy Day for Peace. This was declared by the director-general of NCAC, Otunba Segun Runsewe during the grand closing of the 11th International Arts and Crafts(INAC) Exposition which held in Abuja last week. According to Runsewe, the launch of the International Cultural Diplomacy for Peace initiative is aimed at uniting the world via culture, arts and crafts. Speaking at the closing ceremony, the Minister of Science and Technology and chairman of…

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India excites at NCAC exposition with spectacular performance

Photo Caption: Left – right: Otunba Segun Runsewe, DG (NCAC) discussing with the Indian ambassador, Mr. B.N. Reddy during the india special day at INAC 2018 in Abuja. India special day will be remembered for the breathtaking performances reminiscent of Bollywood productions at the International Arts and Crafts (INAC) Expo organised by the National Council for Arts and Culture in Abuja. As INAC 2018 gains momentum, India, a major participant at the exhibition, took turns to wow guests on 22nd November, a day set aside to celebrate everything that makes…

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Abuja comes alive as NCAC int’l expo opens today

The much anticipated International Arts and Crafts Expo (INAC) organised by the National Council for Arts and Culture will kick off officially today, Monday 19th November by 12 noon in Abuja. The Expo which is the 11th edition with the theme: Networking Nigerian Crafts to the World, will hold at the FCT exhibition pavilion just besides the International Conference Centre. Dignitaries expected to grace the opening ceremony include the Honourable Minister of the FCT and Chairman of the occasion, Alh. Mohammad Musa Bello; Special Guest of Honour, Sam Nda Isaiah…

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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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NAFEST 2018: NCAC, River state set to showcase Nigeria’s diverse culture

Arrangements are in top gear to ensure a historic hosting of the 2018 edition of National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) in Rivers State, South-South, Nigeria. The director-general National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe in a telephone conversation with the director-general, National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe stated that the Council is fully prepared to showcase the glamour of Nigeria’s diverse cultures to the world during the festival which is billed to last from October 21th to 27th. Runsewe was upbeat that 2018…

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