COVID-19: Runsewe urge industry players to stay safe, be watchful

The director general National Council for Arts and Culture ( NCAC) Otunba Segun Runsewe has called on culture and tourism players not lose faith about the sudden uncertainty that engulfed humanity because of Covid 19. Though the industry, is highly affected and bleeding, the NCAC boss believes the industry and practitioners will survive the scourge if the medical and hygiene culture protocol is strictly adhered to by all and sundry. ” Our industry at times like this, had survived many socio-economic and medical visitations in the past because we are…

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NASS lauds IGP, Runsewe for Protecting government property

The National Assembly has commended the concerted efforts of the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu and Otunba Runsewe (Director-General) National Council for Arts and Culture for ensuring the protection of public utilities. Members of the House Committee on Culture and Tourism led by the chairman, Hon. Ogbeide Ihama denounced a situation where private individuals convert government property for personal use extolling the IGP and Runsewe for securing the permanent site of NCAC located in Abuja. Hon. Ihama said both men have remained unwavering in their commitment to protecting government…

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Runsewe commends NANTA for being gender sensitive

Director general, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) Otunba Segun Runsewe has thrown his weight behind the efforts of National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies ( NANTA) to give women travel professionals opportunities to lead the association after its first attempt twenty five years ago Runsewe who has about five female directors working with him to re-brand the high profile Culture agency, noted that the NANTA effort is commendable and the way to run an all inclusive association. ” I must commend Bankole Bernard as president of NANTA for…

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Nigeria, Belgium plan big cultural exchange program for 2020

Photo Caption: Left- Right: Director-General National Council for Arts and Culture Otunba Segun Runsewe OON receiving some cultural promotional materials from Mr. Daniel Dorgent, Belgium Ambassador to Nigeria while on a visit to NCAC recently in Abuja. One of the cultural programs Nigerians can expect this year is a major exchange between the National Council for Arts and Culture and the Kingdom of Belgium. The Belgian Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Mr. Daniel Dorgent categorically stated the need to come together and work on projects which will be of mutual…

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NASS promises to recover NCAC property in national interest

The National Assembly has expressed commitment to help the National Council for Arts and Culture take full control of its permanent site in order to maximise the site for the benefit of Nigerians. This position was made known by members of the House Committee on unspent funds in Abuja recently. Members of the Committee promised to look into the recent controversy surrounding the cultural village located near Sheraton Hotels in Abuja with a view to securing the premises for NCAC. During the investigative hearing, the director general of NCAC, Otunba…

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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 will revive Argungu Fishing Festival for national unity-Runsewe

The renowned Argungu fishing festival is set to receive a breath of new life in 2020 after 10 years of abandonment. This was the promise made by Otunba Segun Runsewe while receiving a delegation led by the Emir of Argungu in Kebbi State, HRH. Alhaji Samaria Mohammed Mera (CON) to the headquarters of the National Council for Arts and Culture. Displaying several publicity/promotional materials specially prepared by NCAC to prosecute the 2020 edition of the festival, Runsewe assured that the fish house he built in 2010 will also be refurbished…

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Aftermath of suspension: Turkish Airlines pledges compliance as Runsewe commends NCAA

Following the suspension of Turkish Airlines operations into Nigeria, the airline has pledged to commence immediately freight of all left over passengers’ baggage in Turkey to Nigeria. This was sequel to a meeting with the acting director general of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Capt. Abdullahi Sidi who met with the management of Turkish Airlines at the NCAA Office in Abuja on Friday. At the end of the meeting, the Airline’s executives pledged to commence immediately freight of all left over passengers’ baggage in Turkey to Nigeria. It was…

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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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