My travails linked to patriotic desire to protect Govt. property owned by NCAC – Runsewe

The director general of National Council For Art and Culture ( NCAC) , Otunba Segun Runsewe has stated that his current travails is linked to his patriotic desire to protect and defend government property owned by National Council For Arts and Culture. He disclosed that the property , the Art and Craft village (Opposite Abuja Sheraton) valued at 9.8billion is the reason behind why some people wanted him hounded into jail and removed from office because he refused to dance to their tunes. Runsewe further revealed that government property was…

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NCAC boss dismisses alleged indictment by Auditor General’s audit report

The director general of  the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe has dismissed the alleged indictment by the national audit report of the Auditor General of the federation claiming to have found him wanting. In a chat with few selected journalists, Runsewe disclosed that he was neither indicted or found wanting by the report which dwelt majorly on the activities of the agency (NCAC) before he was appointed. He informed that a thorough look at the report captured majorly activities of the agency in 2015 and…

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NCAC to grace Rivers community cultural festival In Abuja

Photo Caption: DG, NCAC, Otunba Segun Runsewe( 2nd left) and king Jaja of Opobo kingdom, Dr. Dandeson Douglas (middle) along with members of his delegation during an advocacy visit to NCAC in Abuja. The National Council for Arts and Culture, NCAC is set to grace and add colour to the 2019 edition of Rivers Cultural Festival holding in Abuja on 14th December. This is following the visit of king Jaja of Opobo kingdom, Dr. Dandeson Douglas Jaja to the headquarters of NCAC. His Majesty, the Treaty King who is the…

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Better opportunities as NCAC renews commitment to reposition indigenous fabrics

Photo Caption: Right-Left; Director- General, NCAC, Otunba Segun Runsewe OON, receiving a frame designed in Nigerian fabrics from the founder of Bridge Concepts, Bimbo Daramola during the courtesy call. Manufacturers of local fabrics and those in the fashion business will soon start smiling to the banks following renewed commitment by the National Council for Arts and Culture to reposition the sector. The NCAC which has already taken the lead in the promotion of indigenous fabrics is set to expand the scope by adopting new strategies to empower local fabric producers…

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NCAC hosts 36 Diplomats, sets another milestone in cultural diplomacy

Photo Caption: The DG of NCAC, Otunba Segun Runsewe presenting some cultural gift items to His Excellency the Ambassador of Trinidad and Tobago to Nigeria, Wendell De Landro The stage has been set again for yet another cultural watershed with the National Council for Arts and Culture playing host to no less than 36 Ambassadors, High Commissioners and Representatives of countries drawn from around the world to a pre-International Arts and Crafts Expo dinner in Abuja. The assemblage of countries like South Africa, Iran, Cameroun, Spain, China, Sudan, Venezuela, USA…

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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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