Dino Melaye Emerges 2019 North-Central Outstanding Political Personality of the Year

The Senator Representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the Nigeria Sanate , Sen.Dino Melaye has been nominated for the Outstanding Political Personality of the Year by the organizers of North-Central Service Awards. Dino Melaye was nominated through a transparent voting system participated by Nigerians especially those who reside in the North-Central states of Nigeria. The North-Central service Awards is initiated by COA Media to honour individuals, groups and institutions whose outstanding selfless service and contributions are helping to change the socio-economic landscape of North-Central states and Nigeria. Date: Thursday 21st,…

Information Minister Mourns Chief Akinyele

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has expressed deep shock and sadness over the death of a former Minister of Information, Chief Alex Akinyele. In a statement issued in Abuja on Friday, Alhaji Mohammed described the death of Chief Akinyele a monumental loss to his family, the people of Ondo State and Nigerians in general. The Minister said the late Chief Akinyele, to whom he was well acquainted in his lifetime especially in the realms of public relations, as an astute administrator and a highly-respected public relations…

Minister Commends Women’s Leading Role In Creative Industry

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has lauded the leading role being played by women in the country’s creative industry. Alhaji Mohammad gave the commendation at the opening of the 2019 Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) in Lagos on Sunday. He hailed the organizers of AFRIFF, which was founded by a woman, Chioma Ude, for using this year’s edition to celebrate women, hence the theme of the event, ‘Shero’. Alhaji Mohammed identified Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Road to Yesterday’, Bolanle Austen Peter’s ‘The Bling Lagosians’, ‘Waka The Musical’, Saro…

Lai Lauds Igbomina Communal Development Efforts

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has lauded the communal effort of the Igbomina, a sub-national group that cuts across three states, in complementing the efforts of the government in the provision of infrastructure and social services for the community. The Minister gave the commendation during the 2019 Igbomina Day celebration in Isanlu Isin, Kwara State, on Saturday. “I want to most sincerely congratulate the organizers of the 2019 Igbomina Day, especially for making the issue of development the focus of the celebration. “I say this because…

ABUJA CARNIVAL: FCT Minister Calls For Inclusion Of Fishing Festival

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has advocated the inclusion of a fishing festival in the activities of subsequent Abuja Carnivals while pledging that the FCT Administration will collaborate with the Federal Ministry of Information to ensure that the 2019 edition is the best ever. The Minister said the inclusion would add value to the carnival, explaining that, “The FCT as you know is home to very large water bodies where, historically, in one of the areas, a fishing festival is held. So if…

Reviving Cultural Values, Panacea For Many Societal Problems – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the revival of the nation’s cultural values was a panacea to some of the problems confronting the country due to moral decadence. The Minister made the remarks in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Thursday at the maiden edition of the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) Joint Venture (JV) Host Community Day. “Yesterday in Abuja, a German Journalist who is visiting Nigeria asked me what my vision of the nation’s Culture Sector is. I told him that my vision is…

FG Pledges Full Support For AFRIMA ….As Nigeria Hosts 2019 Edition

The Federal Government has pledged its full support for the successful hosting of the 2019 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), as the country prepare to host the glamorous event in Lagos 20-23 November 2019, with the theme: ”Feel Africa”. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the pledge in a statement in Lagos on Sunday. ”When you look at the All Africa Music Awards, it’s one of the biggest awards for the music industry in Africa, and what government has done in the past is to provide…

FG Seeks India’s Support For Nigeria’s Film Industry

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has enjoined the Indian Government to support Nigeria’s film industry with the technology that will enhance the quality of films produced in the country. The Minister made the call in Abuja on Friday when he received the Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Abhay Thakur, on a courtesy visit to his office. “I think Bollywood is probably the biggest film industry in the world, closely followed by Nigeria, but while we are proud of what Nollywood is doing in terms of…

Poland To Support Nigeria in Preserving Artifacts, Monuments

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced on Thursday that Poland has offered to support Nigeria in preserving the nation’s cultural artifacts and monuments, The Minister made the announcement in Abuja when he received the Polish Ambassador to Nigeria, Joan Magdalene Tarnawska. “The highlight of our discussion this morning is Her Excellency’s offer that Poland is willing to assist Nigeria in giving us the technology to preserve some of our artifacts and our monuments and we are looking forward to the formal proposal from Poland because this…

BREAKING: Oldest Tortoise In Africa Dies At 344

A 344-year-old tortoise popularly known as Alagba, in the palace of the Soun of Ogbomoso, is dead. The scared tortoise which was the oldest in Africa, was sick for a few days before her demise on Thursday. The  tortoise became a popular breed upon ascension of the throne of the current Soun of Ogbomosoland, Oba Oladunni Oyewumi with the monarch providing good shelter and health support for the tortoise during its sojourn on earth. Confirming the incident to the Nigerian Tribune, the Private Secretary to Oba Oyewumi, Toyin Ajamu, stressed…