NCAC inaugurates LOC for 35th NAFEST

The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), saddled with the responsibility of organising the annual National Festival for Arts and Culture (NAFEST), has inaugurated a Local Organising Committee ( LOC ) to put the event together.   Chief Olusegun Runsewe, Director-General, NCAC during the inauguration in Lagos, said serving the nation should be considered a greater honour than material possession.   Runsewe in a statement, urged members of the LOC to bring together new ideas and work as a team to add value to the iconic festival.   He…

Don’t listen to any Presidential Candidate speaking through a proxy – Peter Obi tells Nigerians

Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi has asked the electorate not to consider any of the Presidential candidates speaking through proxies.   Speaking to Nigerians that came to welcome him in Germany yesterday, Mr Obi said that every candidate must come and tell Nigerians his agenda to make Nigeria work.   The presidential candidate who made this known while addressing Nigerians in Frankfurt, Germany on Friday asked electorates to do background checks on all presidential candidates before listening to whatever promises they make   He said, “When…

My alliance with Obi failed because north wanted power to remain in the region — Kwankwaso

A former Governor of Kano state and Presidential candidate of the new nigeria people’s party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso has explained why his alliance with peter obi, presidential candidate of the labour party collapsed.   kwankwaso, who spoke in an exclusive interview with news central tv said he turned down the request to serve as running mate to obi because the mood of the north does not support a southern presidency.   According to him, most northerners wanted power to remain in the north even after president muhammadu buhari must have…

HAUSAFEST: Matawalle turbaned as Fagacin Zango, Kumasi

International Hausa Day Hausa Arts and Culture exhibition known as HAUSAFEST  (Ranar Hausa) was celebrated in Zango, Kumasi, Ghana, with Governor Bello Mohammed hosted as Special Guest of Honour. Governor Matawalle, who was at the event on the formal invitation of the organisers of the event, was also honoured and turbaned as the Fagacin Zango, Kumasi, Ghana. The event featured abundant and quality Hausa heritage displays which was also attended by both the Sarkin Zango Alhaji Umar Faruk Sa’eed as well as the Minister in charge of Kumasi, Hon. Ben…

Osun at 31: Oyetola greets Citizens, appreciates them for their support . Says ‘we’ve not disappointed so far’

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has congratulated the citizens on the occasion of the 31st anniversary of the creation of the state.   In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, the governor noted that having celebrated the 30th anniversary in a grand style last year, it is only reasonable for the government to make this one a low key.   While paying glowing tributes to the founding fathers of the state, including his predecessors in office, for laying what he called a “solid foundation,” upon which successive…

BREAKING: CBN releases $265m foreign airlines’ trapped funds

In a fast move to avert a total shutdown of Nigeria’s aviation sector, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Friday, released the sum of $265 million to airlines operating in the country, to settle outstanding ticket sales.   A breakdown of the figure indicates that the sum of $230 million was released as special FX intervention while another sum of $35 million was released through Retail SMIS Secondary Market Intervention Sales) auction.   Confirming the release, the Director, Corporate Communications Department at the CBN, Mr. Osita Nwanisobi, said that…

NYSC disowns Corps Members campaigning for a political party  ….. Says the scheme remain apolitical

The attention of NYSC Management has been drawn to a campaign poster making the rounds in the social media, showing some ladies in NYSC uniform purporting to be Corps Members endorsing one of the political parties in the country.   The message encapsulated in the poster is antithetical to the policy of the Scheme which forbids Corps Members from showing partisan interest in politics.   In addition, it is a direct assault on the integrity of the NYSC which is among the electoral umpires, and has been in collaboration with…