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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NCAC charges Nigerians on peaceful 2019 elections

Critical stakeholders and indeed all Nigerians have been encouraged to embrace the long tested culture of peace during and after the conduct of the 2019 general elections. This admonition was given by a collective assemblage of relevant stakeholders who converged at the headquarters of the National Council for Arts and Culture in Abuja to preach the message of peace as Nigeria prepares for 2019 elections. Leading the call for peace, director-general (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe charged everyone to maintain the culture of peace and brotherliness that Nigerians have been known…

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Runsewe commends organisers of 3rd Abuja annual trade fair

The director-general of the National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe has praised the designers of the Wuye ultra-modern market in Abuja. This was during the occasion of the opening of the 3rd Wuye annual trade fair held in Abuja with Runsewe as special guest of honour. Runsewe said that the market has a friendly environment for business with over 1600 number of lockup shops, a well- furnished fire station which will serve the whole of Wuye district and its environs. This year’s Wuye trade fair was declared…

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NCAC declares Nov. 24 as global Cultural Diplomacy Day for Peace

The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) has declared 24th of November every year as the global Cultural Diplomacy Day for Peace. This was declared by the director-general of NCAC, Otunba Segun Runsewe during the grand closing of the 11th International Arts and Crafts(INAC) Exposition which held in Abuja last week. According to Runsewe, the launch of the International Cultural Diplomacy for Peace initiative is aimed at uniting the world via culture, arts and crafts. Speaking at the closing ceremony, the Minister of Science and Technology and chairman of…

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INAC 2018: Bangladesh shine as NCAC launch Diplomacy Day for Peace

Guests at the International Arts and Craft (INAC) Expo were once again treated to a double doze of non-stop music and dance entertainment by Bangladesh on 23rd November as the Expo winds down to a grand finale. The pulsating, rhythmic cultural routines from a very colourful troupe invited standing ovation from all in attendance. Earlier, the director-general, National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe speaking on the day dedicated to Bangladesh and Ogun State, said Ogun State had done Nigeria proud with the electrifying performances combined with exquisite…

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India excites at NCAC exposition with spectacular performance

Photo Caption: Left – right: Otunba Segun Runsewe, DG (NCAC) discussing with the Indian ambassador, Mr. B.N. Reddy during the india special day at INAC 2018 in Abuja. India special day will be remembered for the breathtaking performances reminiscent of Bollywood productions at the International Arts and Crafts (INAC) Expo organised by the National Council for Arts and Culture in Abuja. As INAC 2018 gains momentum, India, a major participant at the exhibition, took turns to wow guests on 22nd November, a day set aside to celebrate everything that makes…

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Abuja comes alive as NCAC int’l expo opens today

The much anticipated International Arts and Crafts Expo (INAC) organised by the National Council for Arts and Culture will kick off officially today, Monday 19th November by 12 noon in Abuja. The Expo which is the 11th edition with the theme: Networking Nigerian Crafts to the World, will hold at the FCT exhibition pavilion just besides the International Conference Centre. Dignitaries expected to grace the opening ceremony include the Honourable Minister of the FCT and Chairman of the occasion, Alh. Mohammad Musa Bello; Special Guest of Honour, Sam Nda Isaiah…

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23 countries arrive Abuja for INAC 2018

No fewer than 23 countries are set to arrive Abuja for the 2018 International African Arts and Crafts Expo (INAC) which has been expanded to an intercontinental affair. The International Arts and Crafts Expo is slated for 17th to 24th of November in Abuja. Briefing journalists at the FCT exhibition pavilion which is the venue for the expo, the director-general, National Council for Arts and Culture Otunba Segun Runsewe said everything is now in place to align the exhibition with global standards. Taking the journalists on a facility tour, Runsewe…

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