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Otunba Runsewe: 1,600 Plateau indigenes benefit from NAFEST free skill acquisition

Otunba Segun Runsewe, Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), organiser of the National Festival for Arts and Culture (NAFEST), on Friday said 1600 Plateau Indigenes had benefited from NAFEST’s free skill acquisition programme.
The Edo State Government has announced that it is confident and prepared to host 11,500 athletes and officials at the 20th National Sports Festival which kicks off in Benin City on March 22.

Ministry shifts national sports festival to January

The National Sports Festival (NSF) earlier slated for Benin from Dec. 3 to Dec.13, has been rescheduled to hold at the same venue from Jan.3 to Jan.17, 2021, an official has said.
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NCAC: Take handcraft seriously, desist from crime, frivolous activities

The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), on Tuesday advised Nigerian youths to embrace handcraft to enable them to remain creative and productive rather than engage in frivolous activities and social vices.
Former Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has urged his supporters to resist further attacks from the government. He said he would no longer tolerate unwarranted assaults on his person and relatives.

NAFEST: Nigeria will lead the world – Senator Okorocha

Sen. Rochas Okorocha, Chairman, Senate Committee on Culture and Tourism, has expressed greater hope that Nigeria will definitely lead the world with the vast culture and tourism potential.

NAFEST: Contingents undergoing coronavirus tests before participation – official

Mr Dan Manjang, Chairman, Publicity Committee of the 2020 edition of the National Festival for Arts and Culture (NAFEST) holding in Jos, Plateau, says the contingents are undergoing tests for COVID-19 before participating in the festival.
Isu said the agency had earlier distributed food items meant for the 2019 flood victims, which was initially kept at its warehouse, following the approval of Gov. Douye Diri two weeks ago.

Bayelsa governor redeems cash reward offer to athletes, sports administrators

Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa has ordered the release of the balance of cash reward pledged to athletes and sports administrators that participated in the last National Sports Festival in Abuja, a statement issued to newsmen on Friday, by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor on Media, Mr Daniel Alabrah, has said.
The state Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, recently announced that the Academy was in the recruitment stage.

Lagos Creative Academy begins classes 2021

At the ongoing The Entertainment Fair and Festival (TEFFEST), the founder of EbonyLife Films, Mo Abudu, disclosed that the Lagos Creative Academy is scheduled to begin classes next year; first quarter of 2021 specifically.
Former Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has urged his supporters to resist further attacks from the government. He said he would no longer tolerate unwarranted assaults on his person and relatives.

Senator Okorocha to chair NAFEST 2020 holding in Jos

Sen. Rochas Okorocha, Chairman, Senate Committee on Culture and Tourism, will chair the 2020 edition of the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) holding in Jos, Plateau, from Nov. 22 to Nov. 28.
Commissioner for culture and tourism, Orman Esin stated this on Friday at the Ibom Hotel and Golf Resort Uyo during a press conference to unveil this year’s Christmas activities.

Akwa Ibom expands land space at Christmas village over virus safety protocols

The Akwa Ibom state government has said that the 2020 Christmas festival especially activities at the Christmas village will be done with strict adherence to the Covid-19 safety protocols.
Former Green Eagles goalkeeper, Emmanuel Okalla, has commended Youth and Sports Development Minister Mr Sunday Dare for his commitment to the welfare of Ex-players and athletes.

Minister unveils plans for other sports

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, has commended the Delta state Governor Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa for hosting the Council of Sports Meeting at short notice, even he promised a new dawn for sports development.
Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger has inaugurated a 14-man judicial panel of inquiry, to investigate cases of police brutality and other related extrajudicial acts by the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in the state.

Niger government bans processions, protests

The Niger State Government on Wednesday night announced the banning of all forms of protests and processions throughout the the state.
Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Fremaux has detailed a three-prong contingency plan should next year’s festival, due to run May 11–22, be forced to delay due to ongoing uncertainty around COVID-19.

Cannes Film Festival sets three virus contingency plans for 2021

Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Fremaux has detailed a three-prong contingency plan should next year’s festival, due to run May 11–22, be forced to delay due to ongoing uncertainty around COVID-19.
Johnny Depp will be awarded the Camerimage Award for “an actor with unique visual sensitivity” at the EnergaCamerimage Film Festival. “Minamata,” starring Depp, will be the closing film of the 28th edition of the event.

Johnny Depp to be honored at Camerimage, ‘Minamata’ to Open Film Festival

Johnny Depp will be awarded the Camerimage Award for “an actor with unique visual sensitivity” at the EnergaCamerimage Film Festival. “Minamata,” starring Depp, will be the closing film of the 28th edition of the event, which focuses on cinematography.
BBC documentary strand Storyville is moving under the remit of BBC Film, as part of a broader restructuring of the BBC’s filmmaking output.

BBC documentary arm Storyville moves under BBC Film remit

BBC documentary strand Storyville is moving under the remit of BBC Film, as part of a broader restructuring of the BBC’s filmmaking output.
“The infection situation in the city leaves us no other choice,’’ Mayor Andreas Bausewein said, explaining the decision.

German city cancels Christmas market, introduces pandemic curfew

The central German city of Erfurt has cancelled its Christmas market this year due to the coronavirus situation, it announced on Sunday after a crisis meeting.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Reports of Edo 2020 indefinite postponement fake – minister

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has refuted reports that the National Sports Festival tagged Edo 2020 has been postponed indefinitely, saying the ministry has not taken a final decision on a date for the biennial event.
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.

Minister: Nigerian government waiting for NPAN to make submissions on palliatives

The Federal Government yesterday said it was ready to look into the hardships and the challenges the media, especially print, was facing due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus — Britain is to start trials to see whether plasma collected from donors who have recovered from COVID-19 could be an effective treatment for patients who are severely unwell with the disease.

Egypt tries plasma treatment to fight pandemic

Mohamed Fathi, an Egyptian man who has recovered from Covid-19, winced as he watched tubes running down his arm to donate blood plasma, but insisted: "if I can help just one person, that's a very good thing".

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Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

Troops raid terrorists’ hideouts, eliminate five in Borno

Troops of Operation Fire Ball have eliminated five Boko Haram (BHT)/ISWAP terrorists and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition as well as bags of assorted grains in recent attacks on their hideouts in Borno.
Briefing State House Correspondents on Wednesday after the virtual FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja, the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fasola, and Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, gave breakdowns of the approvals.

President Buhari condemns ‘insane’ killing of farmers by Boko Haram in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed grief over the killing of farmers on rice fields at Zabarmari in Jere Local Government of Borno, describing the terrorist killings as insane.
The Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) on has announced the appointment of Pastor Samuel Sanusi as its new General Secretary- Chief Executive Officer-Designate.

Bible Society appoints new CEO-designate

The Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) on has announced the appointment of Pastor Samuel Sanusi as its new General Secretary/ Chief Executive Officer-Designate.
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I paid N3 million ransom before I was freed by kidnappers – doctor

Azubuike Iheanacho, the medical doctor that was kidnapped in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State, has revealed that he had to pay a ransom before the abductors freed him.
The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Men’s World Cup served off its first spins on Friday, November 13 and there was a shocking loss for Nigeria’s best table tennis player, Quadri Aruna, who was beaten by Slovenian Darko Jorgic.

Aruna Quadri records third league victory with TTC in German Bundesliga

Aruna Quadri returned to winning ways with TTC RhönSprudel Fulda-Maberzell (TTC) in the Table Tennis Bundesliga as the Nigerian was instrumental to his team’s 3-1 win over TTC OE Bad Homburg at the weekend.