Ife comes alive as Ooni hosts NATOP AGM May 24

.. As Runsewe is confirmed as special guest All is set for the much anticipated 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM), of the Nigeria Association of Tour Operators (NATOP), in Osun State, Nigeria. The AGM which will be hosted by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi at the Ife Grand Resorts and Leisure is slated to hold on 24th May 2019. NATOP AGM with the Theme: “Impact of Culture, Partnerships and Governance on Nigeria Tourism Development”, will feature a four day program to include a tour of Osun state,…

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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 re-brands Nigeria’s culture, tourism with new vision, engages stakeholders

By Franklin Ihejirika It has become expedient to re-brand the culture and tourism sector in Nigeria in order to shift from the total focus on oil as the major source of revenue to the government and diversify into areas like culture and tourism which other country’s are reaping from their huge benefits.  This has become the theme and major focus of the director general of the National Council for Art and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe who is leading this drive which its mandate is to re-position Nigeria on the…

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NANTA 2019 AGM: Runsewe calls for adequate attention to development of culture industry

The director general of the National Council for Art and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe has called for adequate attention to the development of the country’s culture industry. Runsewe who stated this at the 43rd AGM of National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies, NANTA in Lagos today noted that culture provides a major content for the development and growth of tourism. He emphasised the need for adequate attention to be to the marketing and promotion of Nigeria’s cultural products and tourism destinations. The NCAC DG observed that most of these products…

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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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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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NCAC DG, Runsewe plans nationwide tour, applauds upbeats in culture, tourism

Director-General National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe has expressed immense joy with culture and tourism activities in Nigeria last year, promising to embark on culture evangelism tour of the 36 states of the federation very soon. The NCAC DG singled out Lagos, Rivers, Cross-River, Kaduna, Plateau and Edo States for engaging and promoting robust culture and tourism activities in 2018, which helped create a window for organised local and international visits across Nigeria. Runsewe whose office organised some of the most notable cultural festivals in Nigeria last…

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How Runsewe parachute culture into limelight

By Frank Meke Sometime in late 2017, few weeks after his glorious appointment by President Buhari as Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe had breezed into a hospital in Abuja to see a friend of mine and industry big wig who suddenly took ill and was near breathless. It was past 12 mid night and he had rushed to the hospital at my invitation and a call to save a soul. Though Otunba is not a medical doctor, he does have this profound ability…

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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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