NCAC, NASS empower Nigerians with free skill acquisition

Photo Caption: A cross section of participants at the NCAC/ NASS Waste to Wealth programme held in Edo and Ekiti States recently. The National Council for Arts and Culture(NCAC) in collaboration with the National Assembly is taking its Waste to Wealth empowerment initiative to several states in Nigeria starting with Edo and Ekiti. The scheme which has been a major part of Otunba Segun Runsewe’s policy thrust since assumption of duty as director-general, saw constituents of two communities in Edo and Ekiti benefit from training in several areas like, bead…

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NAFEST 2019: Gov. Obaseki assures of full support towards successful hosting

Photo Caption: DG, NCAC Otunba Segun Runsewe presenting an artifact symbolizing the global connection of unity and culture to the Hon Commissioner for Arts and Culture/ Diaspora Affairs, Edo state, Hon. Osaze Osemwegie-Ero while other dignitaries applaud during a World Press Conference held in Abuja on Tuesday. Ahead of the 2019 National Festival of Arts and Culture(NAFEST 2019) slated for Benin, the Edo State capital, Governor Godwin Obaseki has assured of his full commitment and support towards a successful hosting. The Governor gave the assurance during a World Press Conference…

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Art & Craft Village not for sale- Runsewe

The director–general of the National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe has refuted claims emerging from some quarters that the permanent site of the Council located at Wuse zone 4 in Abuja has been sold. Rather, a massive renovation of the site is being undertaken according to Runsewe. The DG made this known while showing some journalists round in a facility tour of the premises which has been under lock and key for some time now, adding that upon completion of the rehabilitation work currently ongoing, the cultural…

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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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