Runsewe Lauds Kogi, Plateau, Gombe, Abia For Donating Offices To NCAC


The Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture,(NCAC) Otunba Olusegun Runsewe has commended the governments of Kogi, Plateau, Gombe, and Abia states for donating office accommodations to the Council. Runsewe, who made this commendation in Abuja, stated that the donation of office accommodations is an indication of the commitment of the state governments to the development of the Culture Sector in Nigeria. Runsewe said that with the presence of the Council’s offices in these states, the opportunity has been opened for the NCAC to directly network with the…

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It’s Time For Africans To Explore Africa

Mark Havercroft

Africa’s own domestic travel market will be at the forefront driving recovery of the sector post-COVID-19, and it’s up to the leisure and business accommodation industry to get behind what these markets will demand as doors open once again, says Minor Hotels’ Mark Havercroft. It was two years ago that a PwC report identified the importance of local markets for the African travel sector, and the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic make these more relevant than ever. In its PwC Hotels outlook: 2018-2022 Positioning for future growth, the company predicted…

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Finding Freedom: Everything We’ve Learned So Far From Upcoming Biography Of Harry And Meghan

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A new biography of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex has offered a unique insight into what led the couple to step down from royal duties. Finding Freedom, by royal reporters Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie, describes the wall of resentment that slowly built up between Harry and Meghan and the rest of the royal family. Neither Harry nor Meghan have contributed to the book; it is based on the authors’ own experiences as members of the royal press and incorporates quotes from sources close to the couple. Extracts from the biography…

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Kate Middleton Felt She ‘Didn’t Have Much in Common’ With Meghan Markle and Never Pursued a Deep Friendship

Kate Middleton

Excerpts from royal reporter Omid Scobie and royal contributor Carolyn Durand’s upcoming book Finding Freedom have been running in The Times all this weekend, and they’ve given the most insight yet on what led to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s decision to step back from their senior royal family roles. The excerpts have also gone in-depth about Meghan’s relationship with her sister-in-law Kate Middleton and why they never became close. “Meghan would agree with the assessment that the duchesses were not the best of friends,” the two reporters wrote. “Their relationship hadn’t progressed much since she was Harry’s girlfriend.”…

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Coronavirus – Safety Is Transcorp Hilton Abuja’s Priority – Dupe Olusola

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MD/CEO of Transcorp Hotels Plc, Dupe Olusola said the key priority of its properties, Transcorp Hilton Abuja and Transcorp Hotels Calabar, is safety amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. She said this at the Africa Tomorrow Hospitality conference during her spotlight discussion led by Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, Founder and Chairman of APO Group, a pan African communications Consultancy.  The focus discussion was to deep dive into the leading hospitality brand’s strategy to keep both its hotels open at the onset of the pandemic, the ancillary revenue streams it tapped into, and their post-COVID-19…

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Senate Confirms Danbatta’s Reappointment As NCC Boss


The Senate has officially confirmed the nomination of Prof. Garba UmarDanbatta for reappointment as the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). The Senate confirmed Danbatta during its plenary on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Abuja, following the consideration of the report of Senator Oluremi Tinubu-led Senate Committee on Communications. Danbatta had, on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, appeared before the Senate Screening Committee and gave impressive accounts of his stewardship as the country’s chief telecoms regulator in the last five years. The…

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FIFA Unveils World Cup Qatar 2022 Match Schedule

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The iconic image of FIFA World Cup™ champions France lifting the trophy at Luzhniki Stadium is still fresh in the memory of every football fan. Exactly two years after that historic occasion on 15 July 2018, the unveiling of the match schedule for the next edition invites the football world to dream of a new beginning – one that, now, has a precise time and place to start. Al Bayt Stadium, a 60,000-capacity arena that takes its name and shapes from the traditional tents used by nomadic peoples in the…

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New National Theatre To Create Over 1 million Jobs In 18 Months – Emefiele

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The governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele has said that the National Art Theatre in Lagos would create over one million jobs in the next 18 months after the renovation is completed. Emefiele said this at the official handing over of the edifice to the CBN and the Bankers Committee by the Federal Government of Nigeria on Sunday, July 12, 2020. While speaking at the event, the CBN Governor assured that upon completion in another 18 months, the Theater would have transformed the entrance area into…

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Lai Mohammed Says The National Theatre, Despite The Arrangement, Remains A National Heritage.

Lai Mohammed

The Minister for Culture and Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Sunday in Lagos handed over the National Theatre to the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Bankers committee for restoration and upgrade. Speaking at the event, Mohammed said that the National Theatre, despite the arrangement, still remained a national heritage. He said that the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture would continue to hold the keys to the iconic national heritage in spite of the Public-Private Partnership arrangement between FG and the Bankers Committee. ”Please permit me to make clarifications…

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Ikechi Uko appoints member, Board of Trustees, FTAN

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Mr. Ikechi Uko has been appointed a member of the Board of Trustees, Federation of Tourism Associations in Nigeria (FTAN) by industry players in Nigeria.                                                                         The Abia State-born media consultant, journalist and author have bestridden the sub-sector like a colossus bettering every aspect he has touched with his wealth of experience and humble demeanor.…

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