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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.

Ara to build N600m drum academy

Cultural musician and player of talking drum, popularly known as Gangan, Aralola Olumuyiwa, has expressed her readiness to build a drum academy meant to groom talented youths and individuals across the globe and also to promote creativity.

26 countries to participate in 2017 Calabar Carnival – official

No fewer than 26 countries are participating in the 2017 Calabar carnival, Mr Ikobi Ikobi, a Commissioner in the Carnival Commission in charge of Media and Publicity has said.

Netherlands to provide financial assistance for outstanding Nigerian artists

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Nigeria, on Monday, announced its first cultural exchange project and a supportive budget to outstanding Nigerian artists.

Leonardo da Vinci painting of Jesus sells for record $450 million

A 500-year-old painting believed to be by Leonardo da Vinci sold for $450.3 million in New York on Wednesday, blazing a new world record for the most expensive work of art sold at auction, Christie’s said.

Lagos to open six theatres in 2018 – Steve Ayorinde

Lagos State Government on Monday said that the six ‘Eko Theatres’ under construction across the state would be ready before the end of next year.

FESTAC”77 mask carver appeals for enabling environment for artists

Joseph Alufa, the artist who carved the FESTAC `77 Ivory mask, has called on the Federal Government to create an enabling environment for artists in the country.

France’s Emmanuel Macron, Arab leaders to inaugurate Louvre Abu Dhabi

French President Emmanuel Macron will be joining Arab leaders to inaugurate the new Louvre Abu Dhabi in the capital of the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday evening.

FESTAC ’77 not fetish – Ex-President Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday said that FESTAC’77 was a celebration of African diverse and rich cultural heritage and not a fetish festival as erroneously believed.

Nigerians are responsible for preservation of NOK artifacts – Lai Mohammed

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, on Thursday said the preservation and promotion of the Nok artifact and other cultural materials was the responsibility of every Nigerian citizen.

French, Japanese embassies mark film festivals with Nigerian movies

The French and Japanese Embassies in Nigeria and the Institut français du Nigéria, have concluded arrangements to organise the third edition of a film festival for both countries.

Rick Ross, Tuface, others to thrill fans at Calabar carnival

American Rapper, William Roberts II, a.k.a Rick Ross, Tuface, and Techno will perform at the Calabar Carnival scheduled for December 26.

We want stolen Benin artefacts returned – Governor Obaseki

The Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has said that his administration has commenced engagements with relevant stakeholders to ensure the return of stolen Benin artefacts.

Professionals urge Africa to invest in dance industry

Professional dancers from Benin Republic have urged African countries to invest more in the industry to earn additional revenue and promote cultural integration and diplomacy.

Google maps, street view will boost tourism in Nigeria – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has stressed the need to leverage on technology, particularly digital mapping, to boost tourism in Nigeria.

Nigerian haute couture in the Muslim north

Ibrahim Aminu launched his first clothing line eight years ago when he designed a dress for his sister.

UNESCO, CBAAC to celebrate 40th anniversary of FESTAC 77

UNESCO in partnership with the Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization (CBAAC) would mark the 40th anniversary of FESTAC 77 to push for the preservation of images captured across the globe for posterity.

The forgotten history of Rodin’s Napoleon, found in New Jersey

Napoleon Bonaparte and Auguste Rodin are both household names in their own right. But a bust of the French emperor created by the master sculptor faded into oblivion in an American town, only to be discovered by chance.

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Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Tribunal: I have not been certified – Atiku Abubakar’s data analyst

Petitioners’ Witness 60, Joseph Gbenga, called by Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, as an expert witness admitted before the Presidential Election Petitioner Tribunal, on Friday, that he had not been certified.
Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

Presidency: Court will decide Ibraheem El Zakzaky’s fate

The Presidency has enjoined El-Zakzaky-led Shiite members to desist from needless violent street protests and await the decision of the court in Kaduna where their leader is currently being tried.

Governor Masari pushes for collective dialogue with bandits in North-West

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State says, for dialogue and amnesty programme for cattle rustlers and bandits in the Northwest to succeed, it must involve all state governments in the zone.

Tailor arrested over alleged N1.48 million fraud

A 47-year-old tailor, Popoola Abolade, was on Friday brought before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for allegedly defrauding a company of N1.48 million.
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Kogi guber: APC stakeholders drag NWC to court

The All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders Kogi State chapter, have taken legal action against the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) over the indirect mode of primaries adopted by the national leadership for the election of candidates for the November 16 Kogi State governorship poll.