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Federal govt’s support for creative industry paying off – Lai Mohammed

The increased attention and support being given the Creative Industry by the Buhari administration has started yielding fruits, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said.

Fela used Afrobeats to agitate for human rights – Bolanle Austen-Peters

Mrs Bolanle Austen-Peters, the founder and operator of Terra Kulture Arena on Sunday eulogized the virtues of the late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and his wives who used his musical platform to agitate for social change and human rights during his life time.

Federal govt will continue to support growth of the creative industry – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that the Federal Government would continue to provide an enabling environment for the growth of the creative industry in the country.

Wizkid wins “Young Person of the Year’’ Future Awards Africa 2017

Nigeria’s ace singer Ayodeji Balogun a.k.a Wizkid has won the `Young Person of the Year’ at the 2017 edition of the prestigious Future Awards Africa.

Wizkid, Davido, Joshua winners at The Future Awards

Wizkid, Davido, the undefeated heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, Kenny Blaq and Nancy Isime, emeged some of the winners at The Future Awards Africa 2017 held in Lagos on Saturday.

Tiwa Savage, Timi Dakolo, Seyi Shay to perform at The Future Awards Africa 2017

Tiwa Savage, Timi Dakolo and Seyi Shay are among the top artistes set to perform at the 12th edition of The Future Awards Africa.

Peace returns to Lagos Actors’ Guild

Peace has finally returned to the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria (AGN) as its two warring factions in Lagos State have been reconciled by the Emeka Ejezie-led national executive.

Saudi Prince Salman revealed as buyer of Jesus $450m paint

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is the actual buyer of a painting of Jesus by Leonardo da Vinci that sold for a record-breaking $450 million at auction last month, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

32 countries to participate in Miss Africa beauty pageant in Calabar

No fewer than 32 beauty queens are expected to participate in the 2017 edition of Miss Africa beauty pageant in Calabar, an official has said.

Sam Loco-Efe, James Iroha, others honoured with Rock of Fame awards

Late Nigerian movie veterans Sam Loco-Efe, James Iroha, popularly known as ‘Giringori Akabogu’ and other practicing professionals have been honoured as first recipients of the Rock of Fame Award.’

Lagos street carnival: Stakeholders clamour for direct involvement in future editions

Stakeholders in the Arts and Cultural sector in Lagos have appealed to Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode to directly involve them in the planning of subsequent editions of the Lagos Street Carnivals.

Lagos Carnival to discourage vices of past celebrations

The Lagos State Government (LASG) on Sunday said that the ongoing 2017 Lagos State Street Carnival holding in Ikeja, the state capital, was organised to discourage street carnivals by different groups which usually resorted into killings of innocent lives and other criminal activities.

Calabar carnival kicks off with inauguration of municipal garden

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River has inaugurated the `Calabar Municipal Garden’ which will serve as the 2017 Calabar Carnival village.

Lagos aims to become art, design hub

Africa's most populous city is aiming to become a cultural hub for the continent, as the boisterous city of Lagos hosted the AFRICAN Culture and Design Festival.

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Order monthly inspection of police stations – Femi Falana tells Lagos CJ

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Manchester City’s record run unfairly overshadowing Chelsea form – Antonio Conte

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Boko Haram has killed more Muslims than Christians – ex-Minister Sarafa Tunji

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NGO urges more sensitisation on polio vaccination

Women Friendly Initiative (WFI), an NGO, has called for more sensitisation and education of the public, especially parents on importance of immunisation of children against polio.

Yuletide: FRSC reassures Ebonyi road users of safety

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has reassured motorists and other road users on the commitment of the corps to ensure safety and security of all road users during the Yuletide.