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Demonic powers troubling Nigeria since 1977 FESTAC – Cleric

A Lagos-based cleric, Evangelist Felix Adunpe, yesterday called for nationwide prayer on Ikoyi Mountain so as to redeem the country from bondage.

Court cases stalling action on National Theatre – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says the various court cases on the concessioning of the National Theatre complex located in Iganmu, Lagos State, were depriving the government from taking a definite action on it.

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.

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.

56 countries to participate in Festac [email protected]

Fifty-six countries and nine states have indicated interest to participate in the one weeklong commemoration of FESTAC”[email protected] beginning on Nov.6 in Lagos.

Edo govt to develop 58 tourist sites, targets domestic, foreign receipts

The Edo State Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Diaspora Affairs, Hon. Osaze Osemwegie-Ero, has disclosed plans by the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration to revive and rebrand 58 tourist sites across the state.

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