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FG will continue to fight illicit trafficking in Cultural Property – Minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has promised that the Federal Government will continue to fight against the illicit trafficking in Cultural Property. Declaring open an exhibition of repatriated Nigerian artefacts in Lagos on Thursday, the Minister challenged the National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM) to double its efforts in …

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Diaspora Festival: FG, Lagos to host largest gathering of Africans in Badagry…Event to aid 15 million Nigerians in Diaspora retrace their roots

The Lagos State Government and the Federal Government have concluded arrangements to help over 15 million Nigerians in diaspora to trace their roots back home through the Badagry Diaspora Festival scheduled to hold between August 23 and 25, 2017. Speaking at a news conference jointly addressed at the Bagauda Kaltho …

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Lagos refutes report of plan to replace Fawehinmi, Abiola statutes at Ojota parks …Says ongoing remodeling’ll accommodate bigger sculptures of both prominent Nigerians

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday refuted reports that it was planning to replace the statues of late Chief MKO Abiola and late Chief Gani Fawehinmi at the Ojota parks with another monument. Acting Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Hon. Adebimpe Akinshola, while reacting to a media report that …

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“I’m working to create the best collection of classic African art in the world” – Sindika Dokolo

(www.Fondation-SindikaDokolo.com)  What is the motivation behind the project to repatriate classic African art pieces? I think it’s first useful to understand the context—how all of this first started. As a child growing up in Paris, I was always surrounded by classic African art. Even though I wasn’t consciously aware about …

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Unhinged praise, worship as TD shuts down Computer Village with PRAISE FLAME

Otigba Street in the heart of Computer Village, Ikeja – Nigeria’s ICT and accessories hub – was transformed on Thursday June 1st as Technology Distributions Ltd., Sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest ICT distributors, unleashed a heavyweight cast of Gospel artistes including Chioma Jesus, Joe Praise, Monique, Enkay, Chika 100%, Sammie Okposo and …

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TD storms Computer Village with Chioma Jesus, Sammie Okposo, others for Praise Flame

Sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest Information and Communications Technology (ICT) distributors, Technology Distributions Ltd. is set to storm Computer Village, Ikeja – Nigeria’s ICT and accessories hub – for the second edition of a market place evangelical initiative tagged Praise Flame. The event scheduled for Thursday June 1stat Otigba Street, in the …

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Only PDP can save Nigeria – Gov. Wike says at stage adaptation of Concubine by Elechi Amadi

  Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared  that only the Peoples Democratic Party  (PDP) can pull the country out of the quagmire that the All Progressives Congress,  APC, has plunged it into.  Governor Wike also declared total support  for the Senator Ahmed Makarfi led National Caretaker Committee, saying that it …

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Lagos’ greatness lies in it being melting pot of all cultures — Ambode …Claim of Lagos being No Man’s Land misleading, confrontational – Akiolu, Fasinro, Okunnu

  Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday attributed the greatness of the State to its ability to be the melting pot for all cultures, just as he said that the people of the State over the years have distinguished themselves in making others feel home away from home. …

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Why Lagos@50 Celebration enjoys robust publicity – Ayorinde, Lagos Commissioner

  The Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde has described the ongoing Lagos@50 celebrations as the leading government event that has enjoyed the widest coverage from both the conventional and online media locally and internationally. Ayorinde attributed the wide coverage of the event to the combination …

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Embracing animation technology will boost Nigeria’s entertainment industry – Minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has made a strong pitch for Nigeria to embrace the growing Animation technology in order to benefit from what has become a $300-billion industry and which represents 25% of the global audiovisual market. Addressing the opening ceremony of the 7th African Digital TV Development Seminar in Beijing, China, on …

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Lagos plans star-studded concert for Golden Jubilee celebration …Thanks sponsors, media, Lagosians for support

The Lagos State Government has concluded plans to host the best of Nigerian traditional and contemporary popular musicians and fashionistas to an anniversary concert to round off the unprecedented year-long activities to mark the 50th anniversary of the creation of the State. A statement issued on Thursday by the Commissioner …

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