Director-general, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, on Thursday advised Nigerian youths to embrace the nation’s rich culture and its opportunities for wealth creation. Runsewe was speaking in Lagos against the back-drop of the World Culture Day, celebrated annually on May 21. He said that Nigeria was...
As part of moves to reposition the nation’s economy post the Coronavirus era, the Minister of Information & Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Tuesday, performed the virtual inauguration of the Post-COVID-19 Initiatives Committee for the Creative Industry, calling on all members of the industry to support the committee in...
The Higher Organizing Committee of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) has announced that the 18th edition of the exhibition, initially scheduled to hold between 29th September and 3rd October 2020, has been rescheduled for September 2021, with the theme ‘Sustainability and Heritage… A Reborn Aspiration’. The 18th...
The Niger chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has lauded the state government’s order suspending Sunday service as part of efforts to curtail the spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). Rev. Mathias Echioda, the state CAN chairman made this known on Saturday during an interview with News Agency of...
A housewife, Sakina Lawal on Wednesday prayed a Shari’a court sitting in Rigasa, Kaduna to dissolve the three-year marriage to husband, Abubakar Abdullahi over his inability to pay for rent. ”My husband has abandoned me. He does not care about me. He has also denied me of sex. “I can no...
An Islamic scholar, Ustaz Sa’eed AbdurRauf, has identified lack of the fear of God as foundation in marriage and poor finance as some of the factors responsible for the collapse of marriages in the country. AbdurRauf stated this on Monday in Ibadan at a public lecture organised by Oyo District...
The traditional Saint Patrick’s Day parade in New York has been suspended for the first time in over 250 years due to fears that the annual street party will help spread the coronavirus. Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a cultural and religious celebration held on...
A 44-year-old land Surveyor, Mr Sheriff Ahmed, on Monday urged an Igando Customary Court, Lagos, to nullify his seven-year marriage, over wife’s alleged romance with a policeman. The petitioner alleged that his wife, Rashidat, with whom he had two children was promiscuous, adding that she was dating a police officer. “I...
Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi ll has been dethroned over disrespect to the office of the governor and other government agencies.In a statement issued by,the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, said the removal was with immediate effect.The emir’s action violated the part 3 section A-E...
A mother of two, Alimot Idris, on Tuesday, prayed a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan to dissolve her eight-year-old marriage to her husband, Idris, whom she described as a liar. Alimot, a trader, told the court that her husband was not straightforward in his dealings with her. “When I had my...
A mother of two,  Ariyike Adeyemi, told a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan that she made a terrible mistake marrying her  husband, Adekunle. In her petition, Ariyike said:”Adekunle beats me. I made a terrible mistake by marrying him 12 years ago. ”I have tolerated him and done my duties to make...
A Grade I Area Court, Kubwa, on Thursday dissolved a four-month-old marriage between one Rashidat Maliki and Idris Bello on the grounds of incompatibility and lack of love. Maliki, who resides in Kubwa, Abuja, had sought dissolution of  her marriage to Bello for lack of love in the union. According to...
The Central Bank of Nigeria and the Bankers Committee plan to revive the National Theatre at Iganmu, Lagos, with about N25bn. The Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Godwin Emefiele, disclosed this during the 11th Bankers Committee retreat in Ogere, Ogun State, on Saturday. “What the Bankers Committee is doing is...
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced the plan on Thursday at the ongoing 4th World UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture in Kyoto, Japan. “In Nigeria, we observed that tourists stay in big cities when they visit.” ‘They visit the museums in the cities where objects...
After several unsuccessful interventions to save an 18-year-old marriage, an Igando Customary Court in Lagos on Monday dissolved the union between Mrs Olubunmi Balogun and her husband, Olushina. The petitioner, Olubunmi, told the court that her husband was adulterous and had abandoned her for...
The  special international convention to mark the 30th anniversary of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) kicked off on Friday evening at the church's popular Prayer City along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ogun State.Already worshippers, in their thousands from all over the world, who had arrived for the convention, which...
About five people were reportedly feared dead with several others wounded, as hoodlums around Idi-Arere/Oja’ba area in Ibadan, on Sunday afternoon, hiding under the celebration of the annual Egungun festival, unleashed mayhem on members of their rival gang, as a popular masquerade in the city, Ege, was...