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The Chief Executive of the Dubai Tourism Corporation and Marketing, Issam Kazim says the Dubai Expo 2020 which opened on the 1st of October will offer peoples of diverse cultures around the world, an opportunity to see world class destinations, the latest advancements in technology and tourist attractions all...
Arrangements have been concluded to celebrate Nigeria's celebrate Nigeria's 61st Independence Day with seven-hour praise and prayer sessions on Friday, October 1.   With the theme Yoda Paga, the interdenominational prayer session which will hold at The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Strong Tower Sanctuary, Ogudu, Lagos will see the Vice...
Traditional rulers from seven communities in the newly created Ikole West Local Council Development Area of Ekiti, on Wednesday appealed to Gov. Kayode Fayemi to relocate the council headquarters from Ijesa-Isu to Usin-Ekiti. They made the plea at the temporary Secretariat of the LCDA in Asin-Ekiti, where they staged peaceful protest...
Nollywood blockbuster comedy movie, ‘My Village People’ has grossed N100 million in Nigerian box office. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the dark thriller comedy, directed by Niyi Akinmolayan, is officially the 17th title to cross N100 million in Nigerian box office, after a solid 12 weeks in...
Oba Jimoh Titiloye, the Olu of Igbo-Ora in Oyo State, has announced that the 2021 edition of the World Twin Festival would hold Oct. 3 to Oct. 9 in the ancient town. Oba Titiloye disclosed this on Wednesday in a statement he made available to the media in Lagos. He said...
No fewer than 7,000 artefacts plundered from Benin Kingdom are expected to be repatriated by Germany to Nigeria not later than October, Nigeria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said. The Permanent Secretary, Amb. Gabriel Aduda, disclosed this at the Inaugural Nigerian Cultural Show exhibiting Nigeria’s diverse cultural heritage, sites and...
Jubal Kanayo visited the palace of the late Mai Deribe in Maiduguri and narrates his experience. “Will you follow me to Mai Deribe’s golden palace? I should take you there one of these days and let you wander into its vastness.” That was my colleague Khadijah. “There is a gold-speckled mansion...
A Nigerian poet, Othune Umokoro, has won the 2021 African Poetry Prize for his fearless words on family, hope, depression and loss. The Port Harcourt based poet and playwright consequently pockets the £3,000 prize for his effort. Othuke, who is a keen football fan, studied screenwriting at the University of Ibadan...
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has directed the Muslim Ummah to look out for the crescent (moon) of Ramadan 1442AH from Monday. Abubakar gave the directive on Sunday in a statement issued by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto. “This is to...
The Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) has slated the 12th Zuma Film Festival (ZUFF), from Dec. 1 to Dec. 7 in Abuja. This is contained in a statement by its Head of Public Affairs, Mr Brian Etuk in Jos on Sunday. Etuk said that entries would be opened to all interested film makers from...
Immediate past Traditional Ruler of Aro Kingdom and custodian of its heritage, His Majesty, Mazi Ogbonnaya Okoro, also known as Eze Aro of Arochukwu, will be buried on Monday, April 5, 2021. An official burial announcement by Prof Okoro Ijoma and Mazi Anicho Okoro, chairman and secretary of Aro National...
A sparepart dealer, Abdulahi Abdulsalam, on Thursday told a Customary Court sitting in Ile-Tuntun in Ibadan to dissolve his 10-year-old marriage to estranged wife, Aminat on grounds that she was wicked and starves him of sex. Abdulsalam in his testimony after Aminat accused him of neglecting her and their two...
One of Nigeria's digital bank, V bank, continues to contribute to the development of the art and entertainment sectors of the country, by partnering in events that celebrate outstanding artistry and give back to the public. The month-long Ajorin Dance metaphor is the first metal art-only exhibition to take place...
The Lagos State Government on Thursday urged residents to be thankful to Almighty God for His guidance and protection during the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease. The Commissioner for Home Affairs, Lagos State, Prince Anofiu Elegushi, gave the advice during the 14th Edition of the Christmas Carol Service of Nine...
The Director General, Nigeria Copyright Commission (NCC), Mr  John Asien, says the commission would focus more on the enforcement of copyright laws as from 2021. Asien told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN,) on the sidelines of the just concluded 39th International Convention of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA)...
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has formally received the repatriated Ife Terracotta from his Foreign Affairs counterpart, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, in company of the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Nigeria, Mr. Harry van Dijk. While receiving the artifact in his office in Abuja...
Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takada, better known as Kenzo, who created his label in Paris in the 1970s, died on Sunday, the brand that still carries his name said. Aged 81, Takada died of complications linked to COVID-19 at the American Hospital of Paris in Neuilly-sur-Seine, a residential suburb on...