Nigerian youths declare Bobrisky persona non grata

Nigerian youths have finally risen in unison to collectively disown one Idris Okuneye popularly known as Bobrisky and people of his ilk who according to them represent a high level of moral decadence. Thousands of Nigerian youths under the auspices of the National Youths Council of Nigeria staged a mass protest in Abuja on Wednesday, adding their voices to such groups as the Women Society, Christian Association of Nigeria and others who have officially taken a stand against Bobrisky and his activities. The protest match featured youths from all works…

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NCAC DG, Runsewe commends Air Peace boss for rescuing stranded Nigerians in South Africa

Director general National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe has lent his support to the unending plaudits to Barrister Allen Onyeama, chairman, Air Peace for the prompt evacuation of Nigerians caught up in xenophobic attacks in South Africa. He appreciated and commended the Air Peace boss for being culturally sensitive to the cries of Nigerians who wished to return back to Nigeria, many who lost their means of livelihood to massive looting while others were intimidated to leave South Africa. ” Barrister Oyeama deserve our support and…

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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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NGO supports FG move to stop indecent exposure of women

A pan African non governmental  Organization (NGO) on female gender protection and advancement has commended the director general of National Council for Arts and Culture( NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe for standing up in defence of Nigerian Culture and the Respect to the dignity of the women and girl child. The Kenya based Women Arise  in Africa (WAA) organisation in a press statement, noted the seeming growth of slavish entertainment offering heavily tinted to corrupt the souls of young female persons and also paint women as slaves to mundane and unacceptable…

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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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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 launch 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…

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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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