The Federal Government has congratulated the government and people of neighbouring Republic of Benin on the occasion of its 57th Independence anniversary. At a dinner organized recently in Abuja to mark the event, Nigeria’s Minister of Culture and Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed congratulated the West African country and urged that...
• Describes Maitama Sule moralist, true patriot By George Daniel and Remi Adebayo With right attitude by Nigerians towards embracing its rich cultural  diversities, the sector will soon replace oil as major foreign exchange earner, Director-General of the National Council for Art and Culture, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe has said. Runsewe stated this...
By Edith Ike-Eboh The nation’s financial sector lost N2.19 billion to fraudsters in 2016, according to Annual Report of the Nigeria Electronic Fraud Forum (NeFF), released in Abuja. According to the report, the actual money lost to fraudsters is slightly less than the N2.256 billion recorded in 2015. However, the volume of...
By Olawale Jokotoye The African Drums Festival commenced in Abeokuta on Thursday with more than 20 cultural troupes from about 13 countries from the continent in attendance. The festival, an expanded form of the maiden edition of the Nigerian Drums Festival held in Abeokuta in 2016, also drew participants from Haiti...
In this week’s Culture segment, Linnete Bahati talks about the just concluded Pan-African film and television festival (FESPACO) in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou. Felicité of French-Senegalese director Alain Gomis won the prestigious prize, the Golden Stallion of Yennenga. In honour of anti-imperialist revolutionary Thomas Sankara, a prize was also created...