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Appeal Court strikes out motion setting aside gazette on approval of 48 Obas in...

The Court of Appeal in Ibadan on Thursday struck out a motion filed by Sen. Rashidi Ladoja, challenging the powers of Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State to gazette and approve “beaded crowns and coronets” to 48 Obas across the state.
Ooni and Olori Moronke Ogunwusi

Olori Ogunwusi seeks reforms in Nigeria churches

Prophetess Silekunola Naomi Ogunwusi, the wife of the Ooni of Ife, has urged religious leaders to support the ongoing effort to tackle the spate of kidnappings and other social vices in the country.
Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi

Ooni of Ife: Without Ifa’s existence, there would not have been Google

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, on Wednesday said that the Google originated from the ‘Ifa’ also known as the oracle.

Ooni of Ife: I receive over 2,000 tourists daily

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, on Wednesday said that no less than 2, 000 tourists visit his palace and other tourist sites around Ile-Ife on daily basis.

Minister: Abuja carnival to gulp N82.109 million

The 2019 edition of Abuja cultural carnival will gulp N82.109 million, Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said.
Olusegun Runsewe

NCAC chief Segun Runsewe appointed chairman Africa-China culture exchange society

Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) and President, Africa region of the world crafts council (WCC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, has been appointed chairman, Africa-China Exchange Society (ACCAES).
National Museum, Ilorin, Kwara

Curator urges public to bring artefacts found on sites to museum

The curator, Kwara office of National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Mrs Bimpe Oladele, has called on the public to bring any artefact or report strange discoveries on sites to the Commission.
Lupita Nyong’o

Black Panther’s Lupita Nyong’o confirms screen adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie’s Americanah

Black Panther actress Lupita Nyong’o has confirmed the screen adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie’s acclaimed novel, ‘Americanah’.
Olusegun Runsewe

Olusegun Runsewe: NCAC determined to preserve, promote Nigerian arts

The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) will continue to preserve and promote Nigerian arts and culture as part of world heritage.
Nike Davies-Okundaye

Nike Okundaye: We help to take girls off the streets

Nike Davis-Okundaye, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Nike Centre for Art and Culture, says that her centres located in Osogbo, Abuja and Lagos have helped to rehabilitate and empowered several street girls in recent years.
Olusegun Runsewe

NCAC chief Segun Runsewe 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.

Ooni: Another waterfall discovered in Ile-Ife

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, on Saturday, said that another waterfall, set to be unveiled, had been discovered at the Ife Grand Resort, Ile-Ife.

Ooni of Ife: Discovery of oil, Nigeria’s greatest misfortune

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, has said that the greatest misfortune that has ever befallen Nigeria as a nation was the discovery of oil and gas.

Lagos national museum records 42,889 visitors in 2018

The National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM) Lagos branch, recorded 42, 889 visitors in 2018, up from 41,826 visitors received in 2017.
Oyinkan Braithwaite

Three Nigerians nominated for 2019 Women’s Prize for Literature

Three female Nigerian authors, Oyinkan Braithwaite, Emezi Akwaeke and Diana Evans have been nominated for the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction.
Akwaeke Emezi

Two Nigerian authors nominated for Women’s Prize for Fiction

The Women’s Award for Fiction, one of the UK’s most prestigious literary prizes, has nominated two Nigerian authors alongside 14 others in its 16-book longlist.

Davido, Adesua Etomi-Wellington, IK Osakioduwa nominated for Nickelodeon Awards

David Adeleke, Adesua Etomi-Wellington and IK Osakioduwa have been nominated alongside global bigwigs in the entertainment industry for the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards.
Eli Waduba Yusuf

America’s Kevin Hart purchases artwork of Kaduna-based artist on Twitter

American comedian and actor Kevin Hart has purchased a pencil drawing of himself from Kaduna-based artist, Eli Waduba on Twitter.

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Federal government has 58 roads, bridges ongoing projects in Southeast – minister

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