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Vice President Osinbajo hails creative industry

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has hailed the creativity and ingenuity of Nigerian artistes which they have deployed to project the image of the country.

Why we can’t return African artworks – museum

The National Museum of African Art (Smithsonian museum) has explained why it cannot return the original works of art from African countries back to their places of origin, amidst calls for their repatriation.

Awo’s statue, piece of artwork, not photograph – Lagos govt

The Lagos State government has reacted to criticism and diverse interpretations trailing the recently unveiled statue of late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, saying it is a piece of artwork expressing the artist’s impression of the late sage and not a photograph.

Catwalk dreams now start with message on Instagram

Once upon a time it was a young girl’s dream to be stopped in the street like Kate Moss and be asked to model in a fashion show.

Cross River plans to generate N1.7bn annually from tourism

Cross River Government says it plans to make the state a tourist destination by generating N1.7 billion from the sector annually as part of effort to boost the state’s economy.

Ice Prince, Seyi Law shine at Peace Achievers Awards

Popular Hip-hop singer Ice Prince and a veteran comedian Seyi Law, have been honoured with the “Peace Achievers Awards” by the Peace Ambassador Agency, an organisation that promotes national peace.

Sadau, Ajibade unveiled as hosts of BON Awards

The Best of Nollywood (BON) awards will be hosted by actors Gbenro Ajibade and Rahama Sadau, the organisers have announced.

Emmy winners throw jabs at Trump

The Emmy awards show was peppered with political jokes and pointed speeches on Sunday, as host Stephen Colbert took shots at U.S. President Donald Trump, Sean Spicer made a surprise appearance and Trump won an Emmy – sort of.

Donald Glover makes history, wins two Emmy Awards for ‘Atlanta’

‘Atlanta’ creator Donald Glover made history at the just concluded 2017 Emmy Awards as the first black man to win best directing in a comedy.

Nollywood actor drums support for local fashion

Nollywood actor, Ramsey Noah, has called on Nigerians to appreciate and patronise indigenous fashion designers to move the fashion industry forward.

Kano govt gives face-lift to ancient city wall

The Kano State Government has awarded contract for the upgrading of Kano City ancient wall as part of plan to make the state capital a mega city.

Rihanna headlines NY Fashion Week day four

Barbadian superstar Rihanna brought much needed oomph to New York Fashion Week Sunday, with motorcycle stunt riders soaring over giant pink sand dunes in her latest fashion collaboration for Puma.

Nollywood, evidence of Nigeria’s cultural influence in the world – US Senator

Nollywood, the nickname of Nigeria’s movie industry, according to United States Senator from Delaware, Christopher Coons, has the capacity to compete with any other movie industry in the world.

Chibok girls inspire first Nigerian superhero comic published by Marvel

U.S. comic book publisher Marvel has launched the first superhero comic set in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos and inspired by the adoption of the Chibok girls in 2014.

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Tiger Woods swinging driver as rehab continues

Tiger Woods, who tantalized fans with a Twitter video of himself hitting a driver on Sunday, has been cleared by doctors to resume full golf activities, ESPN reported on Monday.

Fulani herdsmen may consume ethnic groups in the North – Northern CAN

Northern Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Yakubu Pam, has urged Federal Government to call Fulani herdsmen in the country to order before they consumed minority ethnic groups in the North.

Robert Mugabe’s wife set to become Zimbabwe’s second female vice president

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace is set to become the country’s second female vice president after the ruling Zanu-PF party’s 10 provinces agreed to have an extra-ordinary congress to amend the constitution.

Court tells Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe to produce IPOB’s Nnamdi Kanu or lose N300m bail...

Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja, has fixed Nov.20 for Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe and two other sureties to produce Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu, for trial.

Senator Ahmed Makarfi calls for return of former PDP members in Osun

The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has renewed its call on members who have left the party to return without delay for the party to be more stronger.

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Passengers’ complaints drop at airports in six months – NCAA

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), said it received a total of 144 complaints from both domestic and international air passengers between January and June 2017.

Somali President Farmajo declares three days of mourning

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi "Farmajo" Mohamed has declared a three-day national mourning following a deadly explosion in Mogadishu on Saturday.

PANDEF faults Presidency’s handling of Kachikwu-Baru feud

Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, yesterday, criticized the Presidency over the manner it handled the rift between the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Kachikwu and Group Managing Director, GMD, of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru.

Super Eagles need top friendlies to prepare for Russia 2018 World Cup – Furo Iyenemi

Former Nigeria defender, Furo Iyenemi, has called on the Nigeria Football Federation to ensure that the Super Eagles play top class opponents in friendlies ahead of their 2018 World Cup campaign.‎

Nigeria’s Kemi Adeosun asks World Bank, IMF to scale up renewable energy

Nigeria has asked the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund to scale up the provision of and access to renewable energy in order to deliver development results and meet global climate goals.