Awujale cancels 2021 Ojude Oba festival

The Awujale and Paramount Ruler of Ijebuland, Oba (Dr.) Sikiru Kayode Adetona, has approved the cancellation of the 2021edition of the Annual Ojude Oba Festival of Ijebu Ode. In a Press statement issued by the Coordinator of the Festival and Baagbimo of Ijebu, Chief (Dr.) Fassy Yusuf, the cancellation was attributed to the prevalence of the COVID-19 pandemic, its likely upsurge with the Delta variant and the negligible number of people that had taken the anti-COVID 19 vaccine. Rather than expose peoples who will converge on Ijebu Ode from all…

Pantami, Danbatta felicitate with Bayero on coronation

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami and the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, have rejoiced with Alhaji Aminu Ado Beyero on his coronation as the 15th Emir of Kano.   Prof Danbatta, who hailed from Danbatta Local Government Area of Kano State, paid homage to the Emir, Friday evening, to congratulate him in his personal capacity and also deliver a similar congratulatory message on behalf of the Hon, Minister, Board of Commissioners and the entire staff…

Makinde presents Staff of Office to New Olugunwa of Oke-Amu 

Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has presented the instrument of appointment and Staff of Office to the new Olugunwa of Oke-Amu, His Royal Majesty, Oba Omotosho Kasali Oyeniyi. Performing the official presentation to the new monarch at L.A Primary School, Oke-Amu, in Itesiwaju Local Government Area, Makinde called on the traditional institution to partner his administration in ensuring better standard of living for the people. He also said that his administration was passionate about security of lives and properties and carrying out meaningful programmes that would have direct impact…

Ahmed Ahmed assumes duty as National Troupe Artistic Director,CEO 

The substantive Artistic Director and Chief Executive Officer of the National Troupe of Nigeria Alhaji Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed has formerly assumed office. Ahmed succeeded Comrade Tar Ukoh whose tenure as Artistic Director ended on March 31. Ahmed whose appointment took effect from April 30, 2021 promised to revitalize the National Troupe and reposition the Troupe for effective service delivery and the demonstration of Nigeria’s advancing cultures. The new Artistic Director gave this assurance while addressing management and staff of the NTN at the Troupe’s temporary office space at the National…

ILLEC @ 33 :Nupe language school felicitates with first Nupe language  Professor, Adamu Idris Manarakis

The Nupes Language School has felicitated with the the first Nupe language Professor and founder of Indigenous Languages Learning Centre in Nigeria(ILLEC).on the occasion of 33rd anniversary of the centre. The congratulatory signed by the school management read : Before your 33rd years Anniversary, you brought a lot of happinesses and joys to kinnupe. All the ideas nursed or nourished by you are the things one could think is almost impossible even in a mere dream, especially in the aspect of rebirthing a moribund Nupe Language. You made it possible…

Oyetola mourns Olufon’s passing, says it’s a colossal loss 

The Governor,State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola has described the passing of the Olufon of Ifon in Orolu Local Government Area of the State, Oba Almorouf Adekunle Magbagbeola, as a colossal loss. The Governor in a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan on Thursday in Osogbo, offered his sympathies and prayers to the Royal Family and the people of Ifon. Oyetola who described Oba Almorouf as a symbol of history, culture and heritage, said the late monarch would be remembered as a visionary leader who made important contributions…

Nasarawa ready to partner NTDC to promote tourism, says Gov Sule

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, said his administration is ready to partner with the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), in order to develop the tourism potentials of the state. Engineer Sule stated this while hosting the North Central Zone Coordinator of the NTDC, Nanna D. Yakubu, at the Government House, on Wednesday. The Governor said his administration was particularly interested in going into a public private partnership, with the government willing to provide the infrastructure, as well as support investors who are ready to run such ventures as businesses.…

Gov Sani Bello felicitates new Emir  of  Kagara, Ahmed Garba Gunna

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has congratulated the newly appointed 2nd Emir of Kagara, Alhaji Ahmed Garba Gunna.   The appointment of Garba Gunna followed the death of Alhaji Salihu Tanko who died Tuesday, March 2nd 2021 after 39 years on the throne.   Alhaji Ahmed Garba Gunna scored the highest number of votes in the recently concluded election by the electoral college ( king makers) of the Emirate and subsequently declared winner.   In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary ,Mary Noel Berje,Governor Sani Bello described…

HONOURARY PROFESSORSHIP : ILLEC ,Nupe Language family felicitates Adamu Idris Manarakis

The Nupe Language family has congratulated the Director,Nupe Language School,Adamu Idris Manarakis on the Honourary Professorial Award conferred on him by Smart International Academy,United Stare of America. Read the statement in full : Adamu Idris Manarakis’ journey started like that of a small scale business trader. After his JSS Certificate, he took Building Technology Education as his field of interest in his Senior Secondary School, his NCE program, and his First Degree program. He ventured to writing and teaching in Nupe Language in 2012. He has grown from writing the…

Stop conferring non Igala titles on Igala soil,Ane Igala Restoration tells Igala  Traditional council

Ane Igala Restoration (AIR ), an Ata Igala constituted pan Igala socio-cultural organisation established to restore and revive Igala values, heritage vis a vis land and people which are spread across Anambra, Benue, Delta, Edo, Enugu, Kogi States etc , has cautioned members of Igala Area Traditional Council in Kogi State to desist from the ignoble and despicable act of conferring titles that are alien to the highly respected Igala tradition and culture on the Igala soil.   The organization said Igala heritage which their forefathers fought for with their…