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Akeredolu Becomes Grand Patron Of National Museum

…….as Owo Museum Clocks 50 The First Lady of Onto State, Mrs. Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu joined others across the globe to mark this year’s celebration of World Museum Day and mark the 50th Anniversary of Owo Museum at a colourful event at the Olowo of Owo’s Palace. Mrs. Akeredolu who was conferred with the award, Grand Patron National Museum, used the opportunity to re-affirm the need to position Owo as number one destination for cultural tourism. While stressing that Owo is a town with impressive cultural heritage yet to be maximized,…

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LAGOS WOOS FILM MAKERS, UNVEILS MAGAZINE IN CANNES, FRANCE

The Lagos State Government has encouraged film makers and producers across the world to take advantage of the massive infrastructure and enabling environment provided by the Akinwunmi Ambode administration to shoot their films in the State.   The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Fola Adeyemi said this on Saturday during the unveiling of the magazine – ‘Cinema in Lagos’ by the State Government at the ongoing Cannes International Film Festival in Cannes, France.   Describing the State as a land of opportunities, the Permanent Secretary emphasized…

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BUHARI TO DECLARE OPEN 61ST UNWTO, CAF MEETING

President Muhammadu Buhari is to declare open the 61st Meeting of the United Nations World Tourism Organization/Commission for Africa (UNWTO/CAF), scheduled for 4-6 June 2018 in Abuja. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced this in Abuja on Tuesday when he paid an advocacy visit to the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Mohammed Musa Bello, to intimate him with details of the forthcoming international event. “The Honourable Minister of the FCT is the Minister of the Host City. That makes it imperative for us…

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Feeding Africa From A New Soil Improvement Paradigm

Africa’s population is growing rapidly and the inhabitants on the continent are speedily urbanising. In 2016, the continent was home to 1.216 billion people. The 2015 revision of the World Population Prospects: Key Findings and Advance Tables, a publication of the United Nations, projected, however, that  this figure will more than double to  2.478 billion people in 2050, while it will be about 1.679 billion people in 2030.   The significance of this population increase will be brought to bear on many indices of human life on the continent. Considering…

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LAGOSIANS CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY AT JJT PARK

…As Hip Hop Star, Kiss Daniel Thrills Fans Scores of Lagos residents on Sunday converged on the recently unveiled Johnson Jakande Tinubu (JJT) Park in Alausa, Ikeja to celebrate this year’s international mother’s day amidst pumps and pageantry. The special celebration sponsored by Friesland Campina, makers of Peak Milk, was preceded by a tour of exciting places in Lagos State. There were lots of food, drinks and exciting prizes for winners of the mini competition on general knowledge quiz. Speaking on his experience, a Lagos resident, Mr Abiola Dauda who took his…

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FG: We’re Ready To Host African Tourism Ministers

  Nigeria has formally invited African Tourism Ministers to the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)/Commission for Africa (CAF) meeting scheduled to hold in Abuja 4-6 June 2018.   The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, personally extended the invitation to the Ministers at a meeting they held on the sidelines of the ongoing International Travel Trade Fair (ITB) in Berlin, Germany, on Thursday.   ”I have tried to contact, individually, every Minister. I have sent an email to every Minister reminding them of the meeting and assuring them that…

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Miinister: We’re Building Africa’s Biggest Free To Air TV Platform

Nigeria is building what will be Africa’s biggest and most lucrative Free To Air Television platform, with the ongoing transition from analogue to digital television in the country, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said. ”With over 24 million TV households, and being the capital of African creativity in Music and Film, I am now more than convinced that we will also become the capital of Television in Africa within the next few years,” the Minister said at the launch of the digital television in Osogbo, Osun State, on Friday. He said everyone,…

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Minister Seeks Partnership With China To Develop Nigeria’s Animation Industry  

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has called for a meaningful partnership with China to develop Nigeria’s Animation Industry.   The Minister stated this in Abuja on Thursday when he received, in his office, a delegation of Television Production and Animation Companies from China.   He described animation as the fastest growing genre of the film industry, saying animation will thrive in Nigeria, especially if it is rooted in the culture and tradition of the people.   “Animation today has grown into a multi-billion-dollar business and notably…

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Cambodia Jails Western Tourists For Porn Dance

Cambodian prosecutors charged 10 foreigners with producing “pornographic” pictures after they were arrested at a party in Siem Reap town, near the country’s famed Angkor Wat temple complex. Police said they raided a rented villa Thursday where the foreigners were taking part in what organizers billed as a pub crawl and found people “dancing pornographically.” A statement on the arrests posted on the National Police website Sunday included photos showing clothed young adults rolling around together on a dance floor. The prosecutor of the Siem Reap provincial court, Samrith Sokhon,…

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2 years After, Artists Tackle Minister Over Demolished Village

Two Years after the demolition of artists village at the National Arts Theatre in Lagos, Minister of Information and Culture is yet to make good on his publicly stated promise to compensate affected Artists for Studios and Performance spaces illegally demolished. In a statement released in Lagos the Deputy Coordinator, Artists’ Village Network, Kingsley Agubom, said: “Two years ago, on Saturday, 23rd of January, 2016 at about 6:00 am, the then General Manager of the National Theatre of Nigeria  Kabiru Yusuf Yar Adua invaded the National Council for Arts  and…

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