Runsewe lauds El-Rufai, Fayemi on steps to curb rape, gender based violence

The director-general of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe has commended Governor Nasir El-Rufai and Kayode Fayemi for taking steps to curb the rising cases of rape and gender-based violence. Runsewe who made the commendation in Abuja said that the current rise in cases of rape and gender-based violence in Nigeria is worrisome, adding that it is fast becoming another form of pandemic. The NCAC boss who blamed this moral decay on the deterioration of our cultural values stated that steps need to be urgently…

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NCAC holds memorial in honour of George Floyd

The National Council for Arts and Culture, has held a memorial in honour of George Floyd who was killed while being arrested by the police in the USA in May, 2020 and was buried yesterday. The director general, National Council for Arts and Culture and President, World Crafts Council (African Region),  Otunba Olusegun Runsewe said it has become very necessary for Nigeria to join the over seventeen (17) countries in Africa to organize an immemorial for this black American that was murdered in cold blood by the Minneapolis police in…

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NCAC boss lauds Obaigbena for ThisDay dome isolation centre

Director General National Council for Arts and Culture( NCAC ) Otunba Olusegun Runsewe has described the donation of Thisday dome in Abuja by Nduka Obaigbena, a Frontline media entrepreneur as the gesture with most humane touch. Chief Nduka Obaigbena is the publisher of the iconic Thisday newspaper and chairman of Arise Television, who despite the many challenges posed by covid 19 pandemic on the media sector, went out  of his way to donate the mega dome and  converted it to a 320 bed covid 19 isolation center.  Impressed and touched…

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Runsewe donates Covid 19 Personal Protection Equipment to Nigeria Police

Photo Caption L – R: Otunba Olusegun Runsewe DG NCAC presenting locally made Face Shield, Facemasks made of adire, Hand Sanitizers and others to DIG Abdulmajid Ali, DIG Operations (Representing IGP Muhammed Abubakar Adamu The director general, National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe has donated Covid 19 Personal Protection Equipment to members of the Nigeria Police Force. This donation which is a continuation of the support of the Council to the fight against Covid 19 epidemic is to enhance the security of officers and men of the…

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NANTAP reiterates support for Runsewe, IGP on protection of government properties

Photo Caption: R – L: Time Bello, Director of Business FCT, Kayode Aiyegbusi, Chairman FCT HQ, Thespian Isreal Eboh, National President, NANTAP, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, DG NCAC, Oludotun Osunsanya (FTA) and Ngozi Duru, Sec. Gen. FCT Chapter in a group photograph at the Council’s Headquarters The National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (NANTAP) has come out to take a bold stand in support and commendation of Otunba Segun Runsewe, Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture and Inspector General of Poilice, Mohammed Adamu. NANTAP recognises that both men have…

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Ekiti submits bid to host NAFEST 2021

The Executive Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has expressed the interest of his state in hosting the 2021 edition of the National Festival for Arts and Culture (NAFEST). Receiving the bid document from Ekiti State Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism Prof. Tunde Bakare on Monday, the Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe commended Governor Fayemi for early indication of interest to host the cultural fiesta. Runsewe described Governor Fayemi as a proactive leader who is committed to giving the best to…

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ANJET honours Runsewe, Alabi, Ogbeni Awe, Uko, inaugurates executives, patrons

It was celebration time at the recently held tourism seminar by the Association of Nigerian Journalists and Writers of Tourism (ANJET) in Lagos, when the umbrella body for travel writers in the country honoured some of the operators in the tourism sector, and inaugurates its new executives as well as patrons. On the honour list were the director general of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, a patron of the association; and Chief Samuel Alabi of Eko Hotels and Suites, who is also a patron…

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Runsewe, Pastor Balogun admonish Christians to uphold tenets of Christianity

Photo Caption: DG, NCAC, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe (left) and Pastor Peter Balogun of Citizens Church during the launch of 4 books at the International Conference Centre in Abuja on Sunday. Christians have been enjoined to uphold the tenets of Christianity as enshrined in the Holy Bible and other Christian literature in order to build a more prosperous nation. Both men gave the counsel in Abuja on Sunday during the launch of four books written by Pastor Peter Balogun all reflecting several themes aimed at enhancing the spiritual life of Christians.…

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Runsewe decry Lekki naked dance, says it negates beauty of Nigerian culture

Director general National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe has thrown his weight behind Lagos government decision to fish out brains behind the Lekki public naked dance, saying the show negates the beauty of Nigerian culture and way of life. Runsewe who has zero tolerance for attitudes and culture unbecoming of well brought up Nigerian young persons, described the Lekki public show as unacceptable, Jezebelistic and sin against Nigerian culture which must be condemned, rediculed and rejected by Nigerians from all works of life. The NCAC boss…

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Runsewe appointed chairman of Africa China Culture Exchange Society

.. Promises to strengthen culture economy of Africa, China Director general National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) and President, Africa region of the world crafts council (WCC), Olusegun Runsewe, has been appointed chairman, Africa China Exchange Society (ACCAES). Runsewe who in two years has changed the narratives of Nigeria’s cultural economy and fostered strategic cultural exchange among African nations through multi-cultural marketing platform, was chosen by the global body for his visionary leadership in fronting Africa Arts and Crafts, for driving an excellent cultural  exchange platform between African countries…

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