NCAC partners NYSC in uniting Nigeria, bringing sustainable peace

Photo Caption: D.G of NYSC Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim presenting a gift to the D.G NCAC Otunba Runsewe The director-general of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe has pledged his commitment to partner with the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) in the task of uniting Nigeria and bringing sustainable peace and social harmony in the country. The NCAC boss made this pledge when he received the director-general of National Youths Service Corps, Brigadier-General, Shuaibu Ibrahim in his office. While unveiling a joint agenda tagged “Partnership…

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NCAC partners with Potter Media for Ohafia Heritage Festival

The National Council of Arts and Culture (NCAC) in partnership with a Lagos based communication and marketing company, Potter Media Communications and Marketing Company, will in August this year hold a novel cultural festival cum tourism programme in Ohafia, Abia State. The festival, Ohafia Heritage Festival and Slave Route Tour (OH-FESRT), would provide local and international tourists the opportunity to experience the famous Ohafia War Dance (Egu Ikperikpe Ogu), a traditional dance festival that evolved from the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade era.  The festival will also offer tourists the opportunity to…

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Red flag on Kaduna sex party: Runsewe commends Gov El Rufai

The director general National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe has pulled socks up in support of Governor Nasir El Rufai who ordered the demolition of a house slated as venue for a sex party in Kaduna state. The house located in Sabon Tasha, on the outskirts of Kaduna metropolis was demolished by the state Urban Planning Development Agency ( KADUSPA) on the express orders of Governor Nasir El Rufai who was miffed at the public show of disrespect for Nigerian Culture and total disregard to public…

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Tourism in 2021: Runsewe calls for faster Covid testing, certification

The director general, National Council for Arts and Culture ( NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe has called for deep measures of support for tourism sector in 2021, through faster Covid testing and certification process. The reality of new strain of the pandemic, coupled with very stringent measures for inbound travels across board with partial lockdown affecting out door recreation, hospitality business and impacting on jobs, have advanced additional burden to industry players, not knowing how to survive next year. Runsewe who also doubles as President, Africa Region of the World Craft…

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Craft entrepreneurship on showcase at Runsewe’s mother home call

A deliberately packaged Nigerian Arts and craft dominance was on showcase at the eagle club, surulere, venue for the post interment reception for Mama Kaduna, Mrs Felicia Adesola Runsewe, mother of Otunba Segun Runsewe at the weekend in Lagos. The upscale venue wore various indigenous Craft works, made from art materials carefully blended with local fabrics, showcasing the very enblessment entrepreneurial skills in interior and exterior decorations. At the entrance, a canoe fully captured in a row mission, flanked by a dummy of the iconic Eyo masquerade raved the imagination…

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NAFEST 2020: NANTA president thumbs up NCAC, pledge support to Jos tourism

President National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (nanta), Susan Akporiaye has noted the very progressive and global marketing profile advanced by National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) to facilitate branding of Nigeria’s Cultural products and festivals. Speaking at the sidelines of the just concluded one week National Festival in Jos , Plateau state capital, Mrs Akporiaye stated that NCAC under Otunba Segun Runsewe has proven beyond doubt that Nigeria has all it takes to welcome visitors and above all, put together Cultural tourism events that can compete favourably with…

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NAFEST 33rd edition ends in grand style, peace back on the Plateau

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State, re echoed the return of peace to Jos, noting that his government invested on security and the welfare of the people. He spoke glowingly about the tourism and hospitality economy of the Plateau, adding that Nigerians and foreigners alike must return and invest, recreate in a safe, secured and temperate city of Jos, Plateau State. Joined by the Governor of Yobe State, Mai Bala Bunu and minster of Sports, Mr Sunday Dare, Governor Simon Lalong explained that God has been in the forefront of…

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Celebrating Nigeria on the Plateau, Gov Lalong, Runsewe make History

Nigeria’s iconic cultural diversity was on display, Monday in Jos, plateau state capital as over 22 states and FCT in full compliance of the covid 19 protocols, proved beyond measures that Culture holds the tripod for national unity and development. Major highlight of the over four hours duration heralding the opening ceremony,of the 33rd edition of National Festival of Arts and Culture ( NAFEST) was Governor Simon Lalong’s testimony that Plateau has returned to winning peaceful ways. “Peace has returned to the Plateau nation. We have invested on security and…

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Minister pledges to implement Creative Industry report

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has received the report of the Implementation Committee for Post-COVID-19 Initiatives Committee on the Creative Industry, with a pledge to implement the recommendations of the committee. Receiving the report in his office on Thursday, the Minister assured that the Government will not disappoint the stakeholders in the Creative Industry. “I can assure you that we will study the report and commence its implementation in earnest,” he said. Alhaji Mohammed commended the Committee for its wide consultation with a broad spectrum of…

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ANJET seminar 2020: Dr. Babalola calls for creation of sole tourism ministry

Photo Caption: From left, Zonal Coordinator, Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Mr Rotimi Ayetan, Publisher, African Travel Times, Mr Lucky George, Director of Research, Lagos Council for Arts and Culture, Mr Azeez Sheriff, ANJET President, Omololu Olumuyiwa, Representative of Commissioner of Tourism Lagos State, Mrs Ada Oni, Keynote speaker, Dr Wasiu Babalola, CEO, Akwaaba African Travel Market, Mr Ikechi Uko, Zonal Coordinator, National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), Mrs Chinyere Uche-Ibeabuchi and Moderator, Prince Wale Olapade.   Chairman, Institute of Hospitality, United Kingdom and Nigeria, Dr Wasiu Babalola, has reiterated…

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