Gabe Ona: Gov. Ayade Recalls Chairman, Calabar Carnival Commission

Gabe Ona: Gov. Ayade Recalls Chairman, Calabar Carnival Commission

Mr. Gabe Onah, Chairman of Calabar Carnival Commission been recalled. Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has recalled Chairman of Calabar Carnival Commission, Mr. Gabe Onah, who was suspended on April 5. According to a statement issued by Ayade’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Christian Ita, and made available to newsmen on Friday in Calabar. According to the statement, he is to resume duties with immediate effect. “Gov. Ben Ayade has approved the recall of Mr. Gabe Onah, Chairman of Calabar Carnival Commission. “Consequent upon this, Mr. Onah…

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Save Bara, Historic Old Oyo Empire Town From Destruction, Scholar Begs Alaafin

Save Bara, historic Old Oyo Empire town from destruction, scholar begs Alaafin

  Archaeologist and author of a major new book on Yoruba history, Akinwumi Ogundiran, has called on the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, and other key personalities of Yorubaland to intervene urgently to prevent Bara, a historically significant town of the ancient Oyo Empire, from being destroyed. Bara, the burial site of several past Alaafins who are major figures in Yoruba history, is undergoing rapid deforestation due to arable farming and cattle grazing on an unsustainable scale. Thousands of trees are being cut down illegally, precipitating a looming environmental…

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Benin Bronzes: Germany To Return Looted Artefacts To Nigeria

Benin Bronzes: Germany to return looted artefacts to Nigeria

Germany has agreed to return to Nigeria priceless artifacts that were stolen during the colonization of Africa. British troops looted thousands of artworks known as the Benin Bronzes from the Kingdom of Benin, in present-day Nigeria, in 1897. Following auctions, some of the bronzes ended up in museums and private collections across Europe. They hold deep cultural significance, and there is growing international pressure to give them back. Berlin’s Ethnologisches Museum holds more than 500 artifacts from the Kingdom of Benin, most of the bronzes. “We want to contribute to…

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Big Data & Analytics As A Foundation Of The Future Of The Africa Art Ecosystem

Big Data & Analytics As A Foundation Of The Future Of The frica Art Ecosystem

Speaking of the advent of information and communication technology, digital streams and information science, the Internet has left no economic stone unturned on its quest to turn the world into a fully functioning digital village, the visual arts being no exception. Enlightened art market players increasingly embrace new technologies to display, promote, and conserve artworks while artists engage with innovative media to intensify cultural branding in the digital age and to give birth to new art forms that push the boundaries of contemporary art. The Relationship Between Art and Big Data

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Lagos Commissioner Counsels Owners Of Event Centres

Lagos Commissioner Counsels Owners Of Event Centres

Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, has advised owners of social event centres to continue adherence to the stipulated safety guidelines issued by the State Government to further weaken the spread of the deadly coronavirus pandemic in the State. She gave the advice when she featured as a guest on “Your View”, a Television Continental programme while giving detailed explanations on the Governor’s approval for the safe reopening of event centres across the State. Mrs. Akinbile-Yussuf pleaded that the intention of the State government, which…

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Nigeria, South Korea Sign MoU To Promote Cultural Exchanges

Nigeria, South Korea Sign MoU To Promote Cultural Exchanges

Nigeria through the National Council for Arts and Culture(NCAC) and the Korean Cultural Centre of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Abuja have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at developing and promoting mutual and cultural exchanges. The NCAC, Director-General  Otunba Segun Runsewe signed on behalf of the National Council for Arts and Culture and while the Director, Korean Cultural Centre, Mr. Lee Jin Su signed on behalf of the Korean Cultural Centre in Abuja. Speaking shortly after signing the MoU , Runsewe stated that the event…

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Lagos, UAE To Construct Cultural Heritage Centre In Alimosho

Lagos, UAE To Construct Cultural Heritage Centre In Alimosho

The Lagos State Government, in partnership with United Arab Emirates (UAE), has concluded plans to construct a world-class Lagos Cultural Heritage Centre in Ijon, Ayobo-Ipaja, Alimosho. The State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts & Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, who revealed this during an inspection visit to the proposed project site, noted that the project will boost the economic activities of the host community and its environs. The Commissioner described the proposed project as one of the landmark investments of the present administration in the tourism industry, observing that it will strategically…

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Gabe Onah: Gov. Ben Ayade Suspends Chairman Of Calabar Carnival Commission

Gabe Onah: Gov. Ben Ayade Suspends Chairman of Calabar Carnival Commission

Governor Ayade of Cross River has suspended the Chairman of Calabar Carnival Commission, Mr. Gabe Onah, from office. Onah’s suspension is contained in a press release signed on Monday in Calabar by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Mr. Christian Ita. The governor said that the suspension was with immediate effect. He however did not state the reason for the suspension of the commission’s chairman. The suspension is coming two days after the commission held its maiden award night in Calabar. Recall, the governor on Wednesday…

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LATHACE 2021: FTAN Lagos Chapter Set To Hold Economic Summit March 25

LATHACE 2021: FTAN Lagos Chapter Set To Hold Economic Summit March 25

… To address tourism industry needs Lagos State Tourism Hospitality, Art and Culture Economic Summit ( LATHACE 2021)  to hold its maiden edition on the 25th March 2021 at Eko Hotel and Suites Victoria Island Lagos. The Lagos State chapter of the Federation of Tourism Association of Nigeria (FTAN) says this is to address the needs of the tourism industry post-COVID-19. According, to the FTAN Coordinator, Lagos chapter,  Mr. Gbenga Sunmonu, in a press conference with journalists in Lagos, said that the two-in-one intensive program to hold at Eko Hotels,…

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NIHOTOUR Inaugurates Governing Board Of Hospitality, Tourism Sector Skills Council Of Nigeria

NIHOTOUR Inaugurates Governing Board Of Hospitality, Tourism Sector Skills Council Of Nigeria

The National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) has concluded arrangements for the inauguration of the Governing Board of the Hospitality and Tourism Sector Skills Council of Nigeria (HTSCCN) as the host of the Council and in line with its mandate as a regulatory body for professional training, practices and certification in the sector. Briefing Media crew Unit of the Institute in his office, Alhaji Nura Sani Kangiwa, Director General of NIHOTOUR said the inauguration of the Governing Board of the Council became imperative to enable the Council to commence…

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