My travails linked to patriotic desire to protect Govt. property owned by NCAC – Runsewe

The director general of National Council For Art and Culture ( NCAC) , Otunba Segun Runsewe has stated that his current travails is linked to his patriotic desire to protect and defend government property owned by National Council For Arts and Culture. He disclosed that the property , the Art and Craft village (Opposite Abuja Sheraton) valued at 9.8billion is the reason behind why some people wanted him hounded into jail and removed from office because he refused to dance to their tunes. Runsewe further revealed that government property was…

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NCAC boss dismisses alleged indictment by Auditor General’s audit report

The director general of  the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe has dismissed the alleged indictment by the national audit report of the Auditor General of the federation claiming to have found him wanting. In a chat with few selected journalists, Runsewe disclosed that he was neither indicted or found wanting by the report which dwelt majorly on the activities of the agency (NCAC) before he was appointed. He informed that a thorough look at the report captured majorly activities of the agency in 2015 and…

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NCAC will revive Argungu Fishing Festival for national unity-Runsewe

The renowned Argungu fishing festival is set to receive a breath of new life in 2020 after 10 years of abandonment. This was the promise made by Otunba Segun Runsewe while receiving a delegation led by the Emir of Argungu in Kebbi State, HRH. Alhaji Samaria Mohammed Mera (CON) to the headquarters of the National Council for Arts and Culture. Displaying several publicity/promotional materials specially prepared by NCAC to prosecute the 2020 edition of the festival, Runsewe assured that the fish house he built in 2010 will also be refurbished…

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Aftermath of suspension: Turkish Airlines pledges compliance as Runsewe commends NCAA

Following the suspension of Turkish Airlines operations into Nigeria, the airline has pledged to commence immediately freight of all left over passengers’ baggage in Turkey to Nigeria. This was sequel to a meeting with the acting director general of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Capt. Abdullahi Sidi who met with the management of Turkish Airlines at the NCAA Office in Abuja on Friday. At the end of the meeting, the Airline’s executives pledged to commence immediately freight of all left over passengers’ baggage in Turkey to Nigeria. It was…

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NCAC to grace Rivers community cultural festival In Abuja

Photo Caption: DG, NCAC, Otunba Segun Runsewe( 2nd left) and king Jaja of Opobo kingdom, Dr. Dandeson Douglas (middle) along with members of his delegation during an advocacy visit to NCAC in Abuja. The National Council for Arts and Culture, NCAC is set to grace and add colour to the 2019 edition of Rivers Cultural Festival holding in Abuja on 14th December. This is following the visit of king Jaja of Opobo kingdom, Dr. Dandeson Douglas Jaja to the headquarters of NCAC. His Majesty, the Treaty King who is the…

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INAC 2019: Diplomatic community mark cultural diplomacy day for peace

As the 12th edition of the International Arts and Craft Expo comes to a resounding end, Ambassadors from several countries have agreed INAC is the way to go. The Envoys admitted they were highly impressed with INAC which held in Abuja from 20th to 24th, just as all participants were honoured with special awards and certificates during the closing ceremony reaffirming the role of culture in global peace and unity. The envoys also agreed that November 24th as chosen by the Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun…

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INAC 2019 expo records highest turnout of exhibitors/participants

Within 24 hours of the opening of the International Arts and Crafts (INAC) Expo at the FCT Exhibition Pavilion, venue of the 12th expo, it has registered an unprecedented number of Nigerians and foreign nationals who are troooping to the venue to witness the best of art and craft from every continent of the world. Guests and exhibitors drawn from around the world at the event have since reached impressive numbers. At least 30 countries and almost all states of the federation are displaying unique art and crafts, besides the…

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INAC 2019: Biggest art, craft expo begins in Abuja

… Offers free skill acquisition/medicals for Nigerians The much awaited International Art and Crafts Expo(INAC) holding at the FCT Exhibition Pavilion will light up Abuja on November 20th and will last till 24th. The director-general, National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe assures on a special outing with the provision of free BMI, free eye testing/glasses, free dental services, free skill acquisition and Waste to Wealth initiative. According to the NCAC chief who is leaving no stone unturned in ensuring a successful outing, this year’s INAC has been…

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INAC 2019 expo: NCAC to host 30 countries in Abuja

All is now set for the 2019 edition of the annual International Arts and Crafts Expo (INAC) slated for 20th to 24th of November in Abuja. This time around, INAC will break new grounds with a record 30 countries participating in the exhibition which is an upgrade from the 23 counties that exhibited last year. While the venue for the event remains the FCT exhibition pavilion, the director-general, National Council for Arts and Culture Otunba Segun Runsewe is upbeat that everything is now in place to stage another showpiece thereby…

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Plateau plans big for 2020 NAFEST

Photo Caption: Right-Left: Otunba Segun Runsewe (OON) and Mrs. Tamwakat Weli displaying a signed copy of the acceptance letter by the Plateau state Governor indicating his willingness to host NAFEST 2020 in the state. Plateau State has started early preparations towards a successful hosting of the 2020 edition of the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST). The North-central state has been designated the next host of NAFEST by the National Council for Arts and Culture which is the government agency in charge of promoting culture and the living arts…

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