Runsewe lauds Gov. Lalong for facilitating Max Air’s regular flights to Jos

A same day flight into and out of Jos, the Plateau state capital by local carrier, Max Air, and initiated by Governor, Simon Lalong has attracted the commendation and support of the director general National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) Otunba Segun Runsewe. The flights scheduled for every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and which will be flagged off by Governor Lalong on Monday, September 28, is part of strategic economic plan by the Plateau State government to open Jos to cultural tourism businesses, investment, visitations and full exploitation of…

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Deterioration of cultural values: NCAC to rid Nigeria of moral rot

Photo Caption From R-L : Hon. (Justice) Olamide Oloyede (rtd), Hajiya Bilikisu Abdul (President NATOP), Ulasi Ebele, (Director Counselling, NAPTIP), Mrs. Susan Akporiaye (President NANTA) , Dr. (Mrs) Toyin Dokpesi, (MD AIT), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, DG NCAC, Dr. Hajo Sani, Snr Special Assistance to the President on women affairs and administration. Mrs. Rita Ezeani (MD Sheraton hotel Abuja. Mrs. Eugenia Abu, (Broadcaster, Writer and Media consultant), Mr. David Manya Dogo, ( FCT Director, NOA rtd). The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) has organized a one day Cultural Roundtable…

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Runsewe alerts industry players of palliatives scammers

President World Craft Council, Africa region and director general National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe has advised industry players and institutional investors in Culture and tourism economy to beware of scammers and fraudsters masquerading as government licensed consultants and financial consortium with powers to provide post Covid palliatives and sundry investment titles for a fee. He stated that their modus operandi are to present well articulated and faultless proposals, parade fictitious and forged references, backed by mouth watering financial intervention, all packaged to suck up the unassuming…

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NCAC boss harps on all inclusive evaluation of impact of COVID 19 on creative industry

The director general National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe has stressed the need for an all –inclusive evaluation of the creative industry against the back drop of the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. Speaking at the inauguration of the thirteen Sub—Committees under the National Creative Industry Committee on Friday, Otunba Rusewe charged the heads of the committees to ensure that they leave no stone unturned in carrying out their assignments as efforts put in place are expected to stand the test of time with impact on not…

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Runsewe unveils creative industry sub committees

The National Secretariat of the Creative Industry Committee, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), has released the comprehensive list of the 13 sub Committees ahead of the formal inauguration on Friday. The all inclusive Committees listed are Tourism/Hospitality, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Writers and Publishers, Entertainment, Musicians, Motion Pictures, Exhibition organisers, Fashion industry, and Industry Reporters. Others are Digital marketing and Content Development, Institutional Representation and Creative Industry Finance Support Group. According to the chairman of Central working Committee and DG, NCAC, Otunba Segun Runsewe, the task before the…

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Stakeholders laud Runsewe on composition of sub Committees on creative industry

The all inclusive and broad composition of sub Committees on the implementation of creative industry intervention by Otunba Segun Runsewe, has attracted commendation from stakeholders in the industry. Otunba Segun Runsewe director general National Council for Arts Culture ( NCAC) who is the chairman of central implementation Committee for creative industry inaugurated by Tourism minister, Lai Mohammed barely few weeks ago, rolled out a comprehensive list of sub Committees to capture the the entire gamut of the sector, with intent to address the needs and expectations of the players. The…

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Information minister inaugurates implementation committee of creative Industry post COVID-19

The minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has inaugurated the Implementation Committee of the Creative Industry Post COVID-19 Initiative. The minister in his virtual inaugural speech reminded the 5-man members of the Implementation Committee that the well researched report of the initiative committee was submitted to him in July this year and the next phase of that report is the full implementation of that same report. The minister commended the initiative committee for going beyond their call of duty to do a complete mapping of the creative industry…

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Culture commissioners, stakeholders appeal to Governor Lalong to host NAFEST in Nov.

As the National Council for Arts and Culture holds the first National Festival for Arts and Culture virtual meeting, the stake holders in the Arts and Culture sector have appealed to the Plateau state Governor , Rt. Hon Simon Lalong to consider hosting the cultural festival in November rather than December this year. The stake holders made up of 36 state commissioners of culture, permanent secretaries, special advisers and directors of culture and tourism in the 36 states of the federation including Abuja said that November was a better date…

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NAFEST 2020: Rusewe puts Jos on focus with first drive-in engagement

Nigeria cultural tourism community witnessed its first successful count down to a post covid 19 new normal engagement with a drive- in artistic experience, held at the open grounds of Sheraton hotels, Abuja on Sunday. The event, shoveled with very tight security, social distancing and a must wear mask protocols, ushered in selected car owners strategically connected to a special program frequency for sound, dedicated pavilions and over forty visitors convenience. The well illuminated and decorated open theatre stand was centralized and visible from all directions and angles, with the…

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NCAC unveils virtual cultural tour of Nigeria

The National Council for Arts and Culture, NCAC, has unveiled a Virtual Cultural Tour of Nigeria. This cultural tour held on Saturday, June 27, 2020, is the seventh in the series of zoom meetings the Council has held since the Covid-19 lockdown. Speaking during the programme, the director-general of NCAC, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe said that the essence of the weekly virtual meetings was to keep stakeholders engaged and the sector busy at this period of global health emergency. He said that rather than keep the sector idle, the virtual meetings…

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