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Federal government to launch national policy on culture, tourism – minister

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture says plans are on ground by the Federal Government to launch National Policy on Culture, Tourism and finalise work on Motion Picture Council of Nigeria and others.
Access Bank has unveiled a new brand logo to reflect its new status following the completion of its merge with Diamond Bank.

Access Bank lifts creative industry with N20 billion facility

Access Bank Plc has announced the disbursement of N20 billion loans to beneficiaries in the entertainment industry under the Creative Industry Financing Initiative (CIFI) of the Central Bank of Nigeria. The fund, which represents the first tranche of the loans, was made accessible to the borrowers in the sector.
President Muhammadu Buhari and his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa, have agreed to set up a committee to address the issue compensation to victims of xenophobic attacks in South Africa, it was learnt on Thursday. 3

Xenophobia: Nigeria, South Africa to set up committee on compensation — in pictures

President Muhammadu Buhari and his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa, have agreed to set up a committee to address the issue compensation to victims of xenophobic attacks in South Africa, it was learnt on Thursday.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with all the 2019 Nigerian pilgrims over the successful completion of their Hajj rites and the Eid-el-Kabeer celebration.

[email protected]: President Buhari’s independence day speech — full text

Remember the sacrifices made by our Founders and great leaders past; by soldiers, by distinguished public servants; by traditional leaders, by our workers —- sacrifices on which Nigeria has been built over the 59 years since Independence in 1960; and
President Buhari receiving Report of the Technical Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the National Minimum Wage in State House on 25th Mar 2019 2

[email protected]: President Buhari orders release of N600 billion for capital expenditure

As Nigeria marks its 59th independence anniversary, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning to release the sum of N600 billion for capital expenditure within a three-month time frame.

Australia’s biggest celebration of spring starts in Canberra

A pleasant 21 degrees centigrade with sunshine and no clouds marked the opening of the 2019 Canberra flower festival on Saturday.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the appointment of six new Permanent Secretaries in the States Civil Service.

LASG: Only 700,000 out of 22 million Lagosians are active tax payers

Lagos state government has disclosed that only 700,000 out of the 4.8million Lagosians registered as taxpayers are active taxpayers out of a population of about 22million people.
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Commercial films records increased viewership – Cinema company

Moses Babatunde, Executive Director of FilmOne Distribution and Production has said that entertainment contents in commercial films have increased audience in cinemas houses.
President Muhammadu Buhari in his goodwill message to the Esogban by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, joined members of Edebiri family, friends and well-wishes in celebrating an important and respected son of Bini Kingdom’s rich culture and heritage.

APC: You can’t call President Buhari ‘Baba go slow’

The ruling ¸ Progressives Congress (APC) Friday night in Abuja said President Muhammadu Buhari has performed creditably in his first 100 days in office, saying Nigerians cannot refer to him as “Baba go slow”.

MTN Nigeria celebrates 18 years of operations, promises quality ICT

Leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) company, MTN Nigeria, on Thursday promised improved quality ICT offerings as it marked 18 years of its operations in Nigeria.
A private radio station in Afghanistan has shut down after numerous threats from a suspected Taliban commander objecting women to work as presenters, officials at the radio station said on Monday.

Afghan radio station shuts down after threats over women presenters

A private radio station in Afghanistan has shut down after numerous threats from a suspected Taliban commander objecting women to work as presenters, officials at the radio station said on Monday.
This year’s launch performance line up includes top entertainers who have produced some of the biggest hits of 2018/2019. Get your dancing shoes ready to usher in the new BBNaija season with performances by Burna Boy, Teni the Entertainer, Zlatan and DJ Neptune who will serve as the DJ for the opening night!

Burna boy, Teni, Zlatan, DJ Neptune set to perform at #Bbnaija2019 premeire

The much-awaited Big Brother Naija Season 4 is set to kick-off on DStv and GOtv from 30 June 2019 and is starting on a high note.
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Governor Ayade to spend N10 billion for entertainment in 2019

The Cross River State House of Assembly (CRSHA) has approved the sum of N10 billion for the State Governor, Prof Ben Ayade, to spend on entertainment for 2019, financial assistance, N10b and contingency allowance N4b.
A hip-hop artiste, Anthony Ugodu, a.k.a “Tony Fresh’’ has advised his colleagues to invest on things that would benefit them in future, by doing away with fake lifestyle.

Musician advises colleagues to avoid fake lifestyle

A hip-hop artiste, Anthony Ugodu, a.k.a “Tony Fresh’’ has advised his colleagues to invest on things that would benefit them in future, by doing away with fake lifestyle.
Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Kadri Obafemi Hamzat Congratulating the newly elected Speaker of the 9th assembly of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Honourable Mudashiru Obasa at the Legislative Chamber of the House of Assembly Complex Alausa, Ikeja.

Governor Sanwo-Olu assures legislators of harmonious relationship

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has assured legislators of a harmonious working relationship to ensure the state remains the most prosperous in the nation.
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Governor Ihedioha: We‘re not going to run propaganda government

Imo State governor, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, has said that his administration would not be run on propaganda and that they would not be distracted by those who have already decided to bad mouth them.
Prince Dapo Abiodun was on Wednesday sworn-in as the fifth Executive Governor of Ogun at the MKO Abiola International Stadium in Abeokuta.

Governor Abiodun: I’ll not abuse my office or turn government into family affairs

Amid cheers from enthusiastic crowd at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, successful entrepreneur and oil magnate, Prince Dapo Oluwasegun Abiodun, took his oath of office yesterday, pledging not to “personalize” office or “abuse” it.
Lagos State Governor-elect Babajide Sanwo-Olu was at a special reception organised by Kings’s Court Chapel for the Ogun State Govenor-elect Prince Dapo Abiodun on Sunday. 1

Governor Sanwo-Olu: Hard times confront us

The new Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has promised to move the state forward despite hard times confronting residents.

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Williams Troost-Ekong: I’m enjoying the competition in Super Eagles camp

Udinese defender William Troost-Ekong says he is enjoying the competition in the Super Eagles camp, ahead of other challenges in his club.

Police recruitment: Court adjourns for PSC to respond to AGF’s application

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, adjourned till November 20 for the Police Service Commission to respond to the Attorney-General of the Federation’s counter-affidavit in a suit to stop the recruitment of 10, 000 police officers.
Russia's Embassy to Washington says it has lodged a formal diplomatic protest after Israel extradited a Russian national to the United States, where he is suspected of stealing more than $20 million from U.S. consumers through credit card fraud.

Moscow accuses US of ‘hunting’ Russians after Israel extradites suspect

Russia's Embassy to Washington says it has lodged a formal diplomatic protest after Israel extradited a Russian national to the United States, where he is suspected of stealing more than $20 million from U.S. consumers through credit card fraud.
Evo Morales, who resigned as Bolivia’s president Sunday after losing the support of the army and police, has said there is now a warrant for his arrest.

Evo Morales’s topsy-turvy flight into exile

Bolivian ex-president Evo Morales jetted off to exile in Mexico Tuesday in a bizarre flight full of detours that traced the shifting political map of a Latin America racked by crises.
The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, held that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was wrong to have excluded candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Mrs Natasha Akpoti, in the Nov. 16 governorship election in Kogi.

Kogi guber: APC accuses SDP candidate of faking attack on her

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State has accused the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Natasha Akpoti, of faking the reported attack on her on Tuesday in Lokoja.