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Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha

Boss Mustapha: Corruption hasn’t ended despite President Buhari’s efforts

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, the Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), and others on Tuesday said corruption had not ended despite the President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s efforts to stamp out the scourge.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha

Federal government reiterates support for Nollywood

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, said the Federal Government would ensure that Nollywood actors get a fair deal from their trade.
Olusegun Runsewe

Otunba Runsewe: Lekki naked dance negates Nigerian culture

Still on the video which went viral over the weekend of some girls seen dancing naked, which musician Tekno noted was not to promote any negativity, Director General National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe, has thrown his weight behind Lagos government decision to fish out brains behind the Lekki public naked dance, saying the show negates the beauty of Nigerian culture and way of life.
National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

NOUN to award degree in Arabic, Philosophy, 3 Nigerian languages

The Senate and Management of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), have approved degree programme in three major Nigerian languages as part of efforts to impact national integration in Nigeria.
This picture of Jide Macaulay was grabbed on July 13 from Too Gay for God?, a documentary by BBC. BBC-GUARDIAN-SCREENGRAB

Nigerian gay priest in Church of England pushes for marriage with his partner

As a priest, the Church allows Jide Macaulay to be gay. But an outright marriage to his partner is not permitted. He can live with him in a celibate relationship but cannot get married in the church. He risks losing his job in the Church if he does.
Mr Marcelino Ansorena, Ambassador of Spain to Nigeria, in Abuja said that the concert was organised in commemoration of this year’s Rhonda International Guitar Festival.

Spain to strengthen cultural relations with Nigeria

The Embassy of Spain in Nigeria on Thursday night hosted the Spanish guitar musical concert aimed to strengthen ties between Spanish and the Nigerian culture.
Olusegun Runsewe

Olusegun Runsewe: NCAC determined to preserve, promote Nigerian arts

The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) will continue to preserve and promote Nigerian arts and culture as part of world heritage.

Aruna Quadri promotes Nigerian culture in ITTF new promo

Apart from making the country proud on the table, Aruna Quadri has become Nigerian culture promoter in the new promo released by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) for the 2019 World Championship holding in Budapest, Hungary.
Minister of Youth and Sports Solomon Dalong

Solomon Dalung: Nigerians acquire social vices from foreign cultures

Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Hon. Solomon Dalung, said Nigerians acquired social vices like corruption and drug abuse from foreign cultures.
Mikel Obi & Olga Diyachenko

Mikel Obi’s partner wants Nigerian culture for their twins

Super Eagles John Mikel Obi‘s Russian partner Olga Diyachenko, has revealed her love for Nigerian Culture and hope the couple’s twin could adopt the culture when they have come of age.
Nollywood artistes and their fans celebrated the 2018 edition of the prestigious Nollywood New Yam Festival, amid glitz and glamour, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Artistes, fans celebrate Nollywood New Yam festival in FCT

Nollywood artistes and their fans celebrated the 2018 edition of the prestigious Nollywood New Yam Festival, amid glitz and glamour, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Felabration: Foreign tourists express enthusiasm for Nigerian culture

Some Foreign tourists at the ongoing 2018 Felabration on Tuesday expressed their interest to learn more about Nigerian culture.
Chinese Cultural Centre

Official: Chinese cultural centre to deepen exchange with Nigeria

The Deputy Director Chinese Cultural Centre, Abuja, Ms Linda Jia Xiaoling, has reaffirmed the commitment of the Centre to deepen cultural exchange with Nigeria.
Disney

Nigerians react to Disney Nigerian fairy-tale movie ‘Princess Sade’

Some Nigerians on Wednesday in Abuja commended the new Disney Nigerian fairy-tale princess called `Sade’, presently being produced by Rick Famuyiwa and Co-written by Ola Shokunbi.

NYSC: Cultural interaction can foster national unity

The National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) in Anambra says knowledge and respect for the culture of the various ethnic groups in the country can foster greater unity among Nigerians.

NICO establishes cultural clubs in schools

The National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO) says it has established cultural clubs in schools across the country as part of its catch-them-young initiative.

FRC: 2018 corporate governance code will attract foreign investments

The Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRC) has expressed the hope that the Nigerian Code of Corporate Governance 2018 will promote ease of doing business; attract local and foreign investments into the country.
Stella Etta of Nigeria Women Association of Georgia (NWAG)

500 students get US women scholarship

Nigeria Women Association of Georgia (NWAG) has awarded scholarships to 506 female college students and shipped medical supplies worth $2 million to Nigeria.

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As Nigeria celebrates her 59th year independence anniversary, Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has said that though the country is 59 years old, it has not matured.

Taraba to incorporate additional 300 staff into state civil service

The Taraba Governor, Darius Ishaku has approved the employment of over 300 people into the state civil service as part of efforts to address the gross manpower shortage of the state civil service
“In several cases, journalists, bloggers and activists have either been denied bail, as it is the case with journalist Agba Jalingo, or granted bail with stringent conditions that implicitly violate human rights, as it is the case with journalist and activist Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare. In all of such cases, the alleged offences are not constitutionally and internationally recognizable.”

Correctional Service: Agba Jalingo didn’t sponsor inter-cell sports competition for inmates

The authority of Nigerian Correctional Service have refuted reports in one of the private television stations and some social media handles claiming sponsorship of a football competition by detained journalist, Agba Jalingo, for inmates in the Afokang custody Centre of the service in Calabar, Cross River State.
YIAGA Africa

Kogi elections: Yiaga Africa wants polls cancelled

An election observer group, Yiaga Africa, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to cancel the gubernatorial and senatorial elections in Kogi State; saying the exercise was marred by vote-buying, ballot box snatching, intimidation of voters and thuggery.
An Italian youth club fired manager Massimiliano Riccini for disrespecting the opposition after his team bagged a 27-0 win on Saturday.

Italian club fires coach for winning 27-0 in football league

An Italian youth club fired manager Massimiliano Riccini for disrespecting the opposition after his team bagged a 27-0 win on Saturday.
Nigeria Police

Kogi elections: Three confirmed dead, casualty list still being compiled – Police

The Commissioner of Police in Kogi, Mr Akeem Busari, who confirmed the deaths to newsmen, said the command was still compiling its report on the poll to ascertain the actual number of casualties.