NAFEST 2019: ‘Nigeria needs great minds like Runsewe’ – Oba of Benin

His Royal Majesty, the Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, has extolled the director-general of the National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe. The revered monarch said Nigeria needs great minds like Runsewe who are passionate about the promotion of the country’s rich and diverse cultures expressing his delight at the choice of Benin for the next edition of the National Festival for Arts and Culture slated for October. Oba Ewuare was speaking when the DG along with his management team and 30 state…

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NAFEST 2019: Benin Set to thrill the world in October

The Edo State capital will be agog with festivities come October 19th to 26th as countries like Senegal, Mali, France, Ghana and many more will be on song during the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST). This was made certain during the opening of the 49th National Stakeholders meeting on NAFEST presently holding in Benin. Speaking during the opening ceremony, the Executive Governor of Edo state, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, represented by the Commissioner for Arts, Culture, Tourism and Diaspora Affairs, Osazee Osemwegie-Ero said the state has secured the commitment…

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Accra Weizo 2019: Nigeria forges close cultural, tourism relationship with Ghana

.. As Runsewe inaugurates Nigeria Ghana Friendship Club Photo Caption L-R: Haji Bilikisu Abdul president NATOP , Dr. Zublim Iddi, Deputy Minister tourism ,Ghana, Otunba Segun Runsewe DG( NCAC) ,HRM Nii Auayi Annan II Akwashoutste of Teshile,Ghana and Akwasi Agyeman C.E.O,Ghana Tourism during the lauch of the Friendship Club in Accra recently. Nigeria is forging a close cultural and tourism relationship with Ghana as the director general of the National Council for Art and Culture, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe has launched the Nigeria – Ghana Friendship Club at the recently concluded…

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NAFEST 2019: Stakeholders embark on facility tour of Benin

A high-powered delegation from the National Council for Arts and Culture led by the director-general, Otunba Segun Runsewe will embark on a week long facility tour in Benin starting from 8th to 12th, July. The aim is to ascertain the preparedness of the ancient city while building a groundswell of support from stakeholders who will partner the NCAC as it plans a successful hosting of the 2019 edition of the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) slated for October 19th, this year. key players that are expected to participate…

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How Runsewe took Nigeria message to Ghana

By Frank Meke The director general of the National Council of Art and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe is a Nigerian of different mould and making. He loves Nigeria so much and as a frontline influencer in culture and tourism, he broods sometimes when challenges of development seems to make Africa’s biggest economy crawl on its knees. One of such areas is the recent tension between Nigeria and Ghana. So when he forwarded me an invitation to a West Africa travel and tourism program in Ghana where he was to conferred…

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Bobrisky not cultural Ambassador, Runsewe warns Nigerian youths

The director-general of the National Council for Arts and Culture has lambasted the controversial Nigerian Internet personality and cross dresser, Okuneye Idris Olarenwaju popularly known as Bobrisky. Otunba Segun Runsewe insisted that Bobrisky, whose contentious gender and amorously weird dress sense totally negates the true Nigerian culture which is respected and admired all over the world. Runsewe who was speaking at an event marking the World Handcrafts Day at the NCAC headquarters in Abuja observed with dismay the bastardisation of our noble culture and values by attention-seeking characters such as…

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Runsewe commends CBN Governor for Creative Industry Financing Initiative

The director-general of the National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe has commended the Central Bank Governor, Mr. Godwin Emiefele for developing a Creative Industry Financing Initiative. Runsewe who gave this commendation in Abuja said that the Initiative will allow Investors in the Creative Industry access loan up to Five hundred million naira (₦500,000,000) with nine percent (9percent) interest rate. He noted that this initiative will greatly boost the Industry and enhance the capacity of key players in the sector to optimize their potential. The NCAC boss added…

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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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