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The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the disclosure Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House, Abuja.

Nigerian government to implement report on creative industry – minister

The Federal Government says it will study the report of the Post COVID-19 Initiative Committee on the Creative Industry and ensure its full implementation, within the realms of available resources.
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Nigerian government appoints Ali Baba, Segun Arinze, others into coronavirus committee

The Federal Government has approved the appointment of comedian Ali Baba, Segun Arinze and others into a committee of creative industry stakeholders to advise the Federal Government on the best way to mitigate the effect of COVID-19 pandemic on the industry.
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed

Nigeria grants two-month licence fee waiver to broadcast stations

The Federal Government has granted a two-month licence fee waiver for terrestrial broadcast stations in the country as part of measures to cushion the effect of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the broadcast industry.
Nollywood actor, Jide-Kene Achifusi aka Swanky JKA, won the trailblazer award at the 2020 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA).

Swanky JKA wins AMVCA trailblazer award

Nollywood actor, Jide-Kene Achifusi aka Swanky JKA, won the trailblazer award at the 2020 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA).
The organisers of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) on Thursday released the full list of nominees for the coming event.

AMVCA 2020: Full list of winners

Here's the full list of winners at the 2020 Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards.
The Commissioner for Home Affairs, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, said in a statement that medical and administrative screening were done for the intending pilgrims

Lagos completes four arts theatres to groom young talents

Lagos State government on Wednesday took possession of the four arts theatres built in different locations across the state to provide a befitting place for young and upcoming artistes and performers to nurture their talents as well as compete favorably with their global counterparts.
The organisers of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) on Thursday released the full list of nominees for the coming event.

AMVCA 2020: Full list of nominees

The organisers of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards on Thursday released the full list of nominees for the coming event.

Minister graces ‘Fela’s Republic and Kalakuta Queens’ in musical concert life performance

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Monday graced the “Fela’s Republic and The Kalakuta Queens’ musical concert and life performance in Lagos.
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Teddy A sends emotional message to Bambam at 30

Entertainer and former BBNaija house, Tope Adenibuyan, popularly known as Teddy A, has written an emotional note to celebrate his ‘girlfriend,’ Bamike Olawunmi (Bambam), on the occasion of her 30th birthday.
Queen Moremi Ajasoro’ musical initiative, the musical dramatisation of the life and times of the legendary Queen Moremi Ajasoro (QMA) initiative would return to the stage during the Easter celebration.

Queen Moremi musical coming in Easter

Queen Moremi Ajasoro’ musical initiative, the musical dramatisation of the life and times of the legendary Queen Moremi Ajasoro (QMA) initiative would return to the stage during the Easter celebration.
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Lai Mohammed, Funmilayo Amosun, Ooni of Ife seek for promotion of culture

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the wife of Ogun governor, Mrs Funmilayo Amosun and the Ooni of Ife, Oba Ogunwusi Adeyeye, have advocated the promotion of the nation’s culture to check extinction.

In Pictures: 2Baba, Mo Abudu, others accompany VP Osinbajo to Hollywood

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday visited Hollywood during his working visit to the United States.

Lagos government unveils initiative to attract foreign direct investment

Lagos State Government on Sunday, unveiled an initiative tagged, ‘Lagos to the World’, to expose activities of the state and attract more Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to the state.

Lai Muhammed: We will sell our tourism with culture, music

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, promised to ‘suffocate’ delegates to the just-concluded 61st United Nations World Tourism Organisation, UNWTO, Commission for Africa (CAF) conference held in Abuja with the best of Nigerian culture.

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.

Vice President Osinbajo hails creative industry

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has hailed the creativity and ingenuity of Nigerian artistes which they have deployed to project the image of the country.

Nigeria proud of its arts, entertainers – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said Nigeria is very proud of its arts and entertainment industry, where talented Nigerians continue to show and exceed world-class standards.

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The United States of America ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, has said the recent visa ban to Nigerians will be reviewed, if certain conditions are met.

US envoy inaugurates emergency health operation facility in Bayelsa

The US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, has inaugurated a state-of-the-art public health Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
The Vice-President’s daughter, Kiki Osinbajo, has denied owning a property worth N800m in highbrow Wuse 2 area of Abuja.

VP Osinbajo’s daughter denies owning N800 million property

“It may be difficult for people like him to understand that a young woman can work hard and succeed on her own steam. Anyone can verify the ownership of the property of Glamd Africa at AGIS in Abuja. I am a tenant in the property. My landlord’s name is Musa Adams.”
The Benue State House of Assembly has been shut indefinitely to allow members and staff to undergo COVID-19 screening and treatment.

Benue Assembly suspends plenary for members to undergo coronavirus tests

The Benue House of Assembly has suspended its plenary sessions to allow lawmakers and members of staff to subject themselves to COVID-19 screening.

Benue university pro-chancellor, other staffers test positive for coronavirus

The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Benue State University, Makurdi, Prof. Zacharys Gundu has tested positive for COVID-19.
Pep Guardiola says Bernardo Silva is one of the most special footballers he has ever coached despite the midfielder's dip in form this season – something for which the Manchester City boss takes his share of responsibility.

Pep Guardiola: Bernardo Silva’s bad form may be my fault

Pep Guardiola says Bernardo Silva is one of the most special footballers he has ever coached despite the midfielder's dip in form this season – something for which the Manchester City boss takes his share of responsibility.