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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.

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu promises N10m grant for movies shot in state

As part of the efforts to develop tourism sites and promote tourism potential in Abia, the state Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has pledged N10 million as grant for any film shot in the state.

British author Philip Pullman’s ‘Dark Materials’ world re-emerges after 17-year wait

The 17-year wait for a return to the mystical world of British author Philip Pullman's "Dark Materials" series ended Thursday with the release of "La Belle Sauvage", the first volume of a new trilogy.

Let youths engage in storytelling, it heals the mind – Louis Eriomala

A culture promoter, Mr Louis Eriomala, on Wednesday in Lagos called for inclusion of storytelling in school curricula and engagement of unemployed youths as storytellers.

Ex-US President Barack Obama picks Kehinde Wiley to paint official Presidential portrait

The Former President of the United States, Barack Obama, has picked Artist Kehinde Wiley, known for his paintings of African-Americans to paint his official portrait for the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.

Leonardo Da Vinci painting of Jesus to be sold for $100m

The last Leonardo Da Vinci painting dating from around 1500, “Salvator Mundi” — which depicts Jesus Christ as the world’s saviour, will go under the hammer next month in New York.

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Asisat Oshoala, Francisca Ordega four others pull out of Olympic qualifier

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Delta governor dragged to court over appointment of DESOPADEC chairman

Worried by what it described as injustice to the Urhobo nation, Centre for Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Crusade, CHURAC, has dragged Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to court over the appointment of Chief Michael Diden as Chairman of the Board of the State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC.
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Japan expresses regret over end of intelligence-sharing deal with South Korea

Japan on Friday expressed regret at South Korea’s decision to terminate a joint military intelligence-sharing deal.

Striking university workers demand N30 billion earned allowance

Nigerian non-academic university workers have demanded N30 billion as payment of their earned allowances from the Nigerian government.
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UK pilot banned for telling friends he is ‘suicidal’

An EasyJet pilot has been banned from flying holiday jets out of the UK after he told friends that he was suicidal.