FG To Amend Act Establishing National Endowment For The Arts

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the Federal Government will amend the Act establishing the National Endowment for the Arts to enable it to play a pivotal role in responding to the demands of the sector, which has been negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Minister stated this in Abuja on Wednesday, in his opening remarks at the Virtual Forum of the African Union Ministers responsible for Arts, Culture and Heritage. ”We have decided to amend the Act establishing the National Endowment for the…

Lai Mohammed Inaugurates Post-Covid-19 Committee For Creative Industry

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has performed the virtual inauguration of the Post-Covid-19 Initiatives Committee for the Creative Industry, with a call on all members of the industry to support the committee in the interest of the industry. “The Committee’s membership, as announced two weeks ago, has now been expanded to include as many sectors as possible. This is to ensure a fair representation,” the Minister said while inaugurating the committee in his office in Abuja on Tuesday. ”However, while the committee cannot accommodate all members…

Emir Sulu-Gambari salutes Wali of Ilorin at 90

The Emir of Ilorin and Chairman Kwara State Traditional Council, Mai-Martaba Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, has described the Wali of Ilorin, Alhaji Shehu Usman Mustapha, as a quintessential and astute community leader with unprecedented tolerance The Emir also thanked Allah for gift of examplary life given to the Wali of Ilorin, in a goodwill message to the nonagenarian on his 90th birthday anniversary . In a statement by his Media Aide, Mallam Abdulazeez Arowona, Alhaji Sulu-Gambari confirmed that Wali Shehu Mustapha remains one of the highly respected traditional chiefs in the…

Omo-Agege greets Ovie of Agbarha-Otor on his birthday

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has felicitated with the Ovie of Agbarha-Otor Kingdom in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State, His Royal Majesty, Richard Oghenevwogaga Ebelle (Okorefe 1), on the occasion of his birthday. Senator Omo-Agege, in a goodwill message he personally signed, applauded the royal father for his exemplary leadership in piloting the affairs of his people in Agbarha-Otor Kingdom. According to the lawmaker, King Ebelle’s “ascension to the revered throne of Agbarha-Otor Kingdom, is undoubtedly a divine design by God Almighty to…

How Oole Oba Festival Promotes Unity, Culture, Territorial Defence By Sunday Adepoju

300 years after it started during the reign of the first Soun, the people of Ogbomoso have continued to celebrate the Oole Oba festival under the Ajagbon tree at the back of the Soun’s palace. SUNDAY ADEPOJU who covered the 2020 edition of the festival reports that it was a forum to promote unity among the people and the five Ogbomoso royal families.   Eminent personalities, the five Soun royal families, well wishers and culture enthusiasts from Ogbomoso and the rest of the world on Friday, March 20 converged on…

Ooni prescribes alternative African medicine to cure Coronavirus

The Arole Oduduwa and Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II on Monday revealed that cure to the pandemic Coronavirus lies in the ability to explore the potentials of the alternative/natural medicine. Ooni Ogunwusi who doubled as the Co-Chairman of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria(NCTRN) made the disclosure while addressing newsmen at his Ile Oodua Palace, Ile Ife, emphasising that the Nigeria as a country and the world at large must look inward for alternative solution. “A divine proclamation came out to the world last…

Origin of Ogbomoso, Oyo state

Ogunlola was of Ibariba stock and descent. He came to the area now known as Ogbomoso in pursuit of his hunting profession. He stayed under ajagbon tree (still seen today by the side of the palace) and used the branches for hanging gears. The whole place was at this time (around the middle of the seventeenth century), a dense jungle. Ogunlola was an expert archer and brave hunter. Later he and his wife, Esuu, built their hut by the side of the ajagbon tree. On a certain day, Ogunlola noticed…

Bade Emirate appoints Lawan as  Sardauna of Bade

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan on Wednesday received a letter of appointment as the Sardauna of Bade by The Mai Bade, Mai Abubakar Umar Suleiman. Bade is an Emirate in Yobe State and the Mai Bade is the Paramount ruler of the emirate with headquarters in Gashua, home of the Senate President. The appointment letter was handed to him at the National Assembly by a delegation of Kingmakers and title holders from Bade emirate led by Alhaji Mohammed Saleh. The brief ceremony was witnessed by the Speaker of the…

Sanusi leaves Awe after judicial victory

Muhammad Sanusi II, former emir of Kano, has left Awe, a town in Nasarawa where he was banished to after his dethronement. Sanusi is riding in the same vehicle as Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, who visited him on his third day in detention. A federal high court in Abuja had ordered the immediate release of Sanusi. On Thursday, Lateef Fagbemi, a senior advocate of Nigeria, filed an exparte motion for the release of Muhammad Sanusi II from confinement in Awe. Fagbemi prayed that the court order Sanusi’s release…

Oyo, Plateau, Kano emerge winners at NYSC cultural festival

As the NYSC Cultural Festival came to a close, contingents from NYSC Oyo State Secretariat emerged first in the drama competition while their counterpart from Plateau came first in dance and Kano also clinched the first position in comedy. Announcing the result at the end of the keenly contested events, with the Judges namely; Prof. AJ Oklobia and Prof. AM Aginam, the Chairman, Panel of Judges, Prof. ES Dandaura, commended all the contestants for their display of talents, maturity and adherence to the rules and regulations that guided the competition.…