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Why Adams Was Chosen Out Of 25 As Aare Ona Kakanfo – Alaafin

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, has disclosed that the title of Aare Ona Kakanfo was bestowed on Dr. Gani Adams because of his passionate commitment to the protection of the culture and territorial integrity of Yorubaland. Oba Adeyemi made the disclosure during a thanksgiving service on Sunday at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Oyo to mark his 47th year on the throne. He disclosed that out of 25 candidates shortlisted for the title, Adams was found to have paid dearly and earnestly for the interest of Yorubaland…

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Minister Mourns Oloyede, Calls Him Creative Genius

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has described the death of former Village Headmaster Producer, Chief Tunde Oloyede, as a big blow to the Creative Industry in particular and the nation in general.   In a statement issued in Lagos on Tuesday, the Minister said Chief Oloyede’s demise has robbed the nation’s Creative Industry of a great icon, a creative genius and a passionate advocate of the industry.   He said while Chief Oloyede was a man of many parts, he stood out for his legendary role…

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Minister: ‘Ijakadi Festival’ To Be Included In National Calendar

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the local wrestling contest in Offa, Kwara State, called ‘Ijakadi Festival’, will now be included in the National Festival Calendar. The Minister, who made this known at the 2017 ‘Ijakadi Festival’ in Offa on Saturday, said the people in charge of the festival will also be trained under a (training) programme for festival managers, being jointly implemented by the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture and the British Council. “It is my pleasure to say that my ministry is…

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Minister: Digital TV ‘ll Fetch N100bn Income For Nollywood

The Digital Switch Over (Digital TV) will fetch the Nollywood not less than N100bn through Free TV distribution network  annually, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has said.   Speaking in Ilorin, Kwara State on Wednesday at the launch of digital switch over at the premises of the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), Alhaji Mohammed said Nigerians have watched Nollywood movies from VHS tapes to VCD to DVD, adding that the whole world has moved to digital consumption of content with its attendant benefits and democratisation of distribution.  …

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Minister Flags Off Final Dry Run Of Calabar Carnival

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has flagged off the third and final dry run of the Calabar Carnival with a pledge to help turn the event into a major global attraction.   Performing the flag-off in the company of the Cross River State Deputy Governor, Prof. Ivara Esu, in Calabar on Sunday, the Minister said the street processions preparatory to the 2017 Calabar Carnival later in the month have commenced.   “I make bold to say that what is happening here today will reverberate throughout the…

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Saudi Arabia To Lift Decades-Long Ban On Movie Theaters

Saudi Arabia on Monday said it would lift the kingdom’s decades-long ban on movie theaters, part of reforms by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The government passed a resolution paving the way for licenses to be granted to commercial movie theaters for the first time in 35 years. They could open in March. The conservative kingdom shut movie theaters down in the 1980s during a wave of ultraconservatism in the Middle Eastern country that has a strict Islamic code. The move is the latest effort by the young crown prince, 32, to consolidate power and socially reform…

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Police Reorganizes Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS

The Nigeria Police Force has observed the recent trends of event in the Social Media on the #ENDSARSNOW and the controversy being generated by the innuendos from the allegations and other misconceptions as it concerns the Operational roles and activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a detachment of the Nigeria Police Force. In a statement, Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Jimoh Moshood said: the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) have been doing very well in fighting violent crimes such as Armed Robbery, Kidnappings and Cattle Rustling in the country in the recent…

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