Veteran Nollywood Actor,Jimoh Aliu is dead

Veteran Nollywood actor,Chief Jimoh Aliu popularly known as Baba Aworo is dead. The dramatist, Sculptor, Filmwriter, Playwright,Film Director and former National President of Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (ANTP) died in the early hours of today Thursday, shortly after meeting with his children in Ado Ekiti,Ekiti state capital. It was gathered that the 93years old thespian earlier met with the children and urged them to be united and be at peace with each other An inside source said Pa Jimoh Aliu  had premonition of his death, as he told…

Kwara Govt presents appointment letters to six Traditional Rulers

The Kwara State Government on Monday presented letters of appointment to six newly appointed 3rd Class and 4th Class Traditional Rulers. The official presentation followed the approval by Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq after the ratification of same by the Kwara State Council of Chiefs. The newly appointed Royal Fathers included Oba Ezekiel Ajibola Omobanjo as the Oloke of Oke-Opin in Ekiti Local Government Area (3rd Class); Oba Abdulwahab  Bolaji Usman as the Onimosudo of Masudo in Ifelodun Local Government Area (4th Class). Others were Oba Simeon Ibiyinka Olaonipekun as the Oba…

Gov Sani-Bello eulogises Etsu Nupe, Yahaya Abubakar at 68 ,17th Anniversary on throne

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has eulogised the personality of the Etsu Nupe and Chairman Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar on his 68th birthday and 17th anniversary on his ascension to the throne as the 13th Etsu Nupe. In a congratulatory message issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mary Noel-Berje, the Governor described the Etsu Nupe as a true, loving and peaceful leader as well as a bridge-builder whose immense contributions to unity, peaceful coexistence and development of the society is not only reckoned with…

Making of Ooni Ogunwusi: The Facts! By Olawale Olaleye

Some folks had challenged me earlier today to put out my facts as far as the emergence of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II is concerned and I’m doing just that now. From a few of the responses on the thread of my previous posts, it’s evident that the truth had been lost in the mix, either by design or default. But I’ll see to it now and set it straight. In a concise form, I’d try as much as possible to reveal some of the…

My love for music and dance is not quantifiable — Ekiti Commissioner

Ekiti state Commissioner for Culture and Tourism,Prof. Rasak Bakare,has said his love for music and dance know no bounds. Bakare stated this on Tuesday in Lagos during a visit to the Chairman of Evergreen Musical Company, Femi Esho, Africa’s largest collector of Highlife music. “My  love for music and dance is not quantifiable, I started my romance with the art at the age of 17 when  I premiered in late Hubert Ogunde’s play “Aropin N Teniyan.” “Our country has a lot of tourism potential and music is an integral part…

Saga of a living ancestor By Dare Babarinsa

It is interesting that even now people of Ile-Ife still refers to Baba Adesoji Tadeniawo Aderemi in the present tense. It is as if one day, he would be sighted at Oke Itase or any of the many sacred sites in Ile-Ife, the city which the Yoruba people believe is the Land of the First Dawn. Aderemi was the Ooni of Ife for 50 momentous years. Forty years ago when Chief Bola Ige was the Governor of old Oyo State, the Ooni passed on to the land of the ancestors.…

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…