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Celebrated sculptor, Prof. El Anatsui receives 2024 Doctor of Fine Arts from Bard College

OYIZA ADABA, NEW YORK BARD COLLEGE ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-FOURTH COMMENCEMENT Bard College held its 164th commencement on Saturday, May 25, 2024. Bard President Leon Botstein conferred 395 undergraduate degrees on the Class of 2024 and 229 graduate degrees. Bard also conferred 40 associate degrees from its microcolleges and Honorary Degrees …

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When DELA, film on iconic sculptor, El Anatsui, made North American debut at 31st New York African Festival

Moderator Ben Dotsei Malor and DELA Director Oyiza Adaba during the Q&A   By IHUNMEHAI ISAAC, NEW YORK PHOTOS: JOHN OKO NYAKU, AFRICA PHOTO COMMUNICATION It was an eventful and beautiful Mother’s Day on May 12th, 2024 at the prestigious Lincoln Centre, with guests trooping in with tickets in hand, …

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NNPC Chief, Kyari, wins Champion Newspapers’ Most Outstanding Energy Icon Award …Says NNPC ever committed to Nigeria’s energy security

Group Chief Executive Officer of NNPC Ltd, Mr. Mele Kyari has won the Champion Newspapers’ 2023 Most Outstanding Energy Icon of the Year.   Kyari was conferred with the honour during the newspaper’s annual awards ceremony held at the Eko Hotels & Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos, on Saturday.   …

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Global iconic artist celebrated as documentary, DELA: THE MAKING OF EL ANATSUI premieres in New York, USA

The much anticipated North American premiere of the biographical documentary, “DELA: The Making of El Anatsui,” which tells the story of the global success of internationally celebrated Ghanaian sculptor, Professor El Anatsui, held at the Lincoln Center in New York, United States of America (USA) on Sunday, May 12, 2024. …

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Why Onuorah was arrested – Police; How he was ‘abducted’ in the presence of wife, children, without warrant

By Stanley Nwanosike Enugu, May 23, 2024 The Police Command in Enugu state has said that an Abuja-based online publisher, Mr. Madu Onuorah, was arrested over alleged defamatory publication against a US-based Reverend Sister. This is contained in a statement issued by the Command’s Spokesman, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, on Thursday …

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IMO Women in Maritime Day: NIMASA celebrates Nigerian women stakeholders  

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dayo Mobereola, during the 2024 commemoration of the International Day for Women in Maritime in Lagos, commended the contributions of Nigerian women to the development of the maritime sector. Associations that participated in the event with the …

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 Nigeria’s Adekeye emerges Chairperson, APPO Training Directors

Nigeria’s Folashade Adekeye has emerged as the Chairperson, Forum of the Directors of Oil & Gas Training & Vocational Education Institutes of the African Petroleum Producers Organization (APPO).   Adekeye, who is the Director, NNPC Academy, took over from the former chairperson, Mr. Abdelkader Guenone, the Managing Director of the …

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Renowned Prof. and Ifa Priest, Wande Abimbola to grace Yoruba Action Council program in Newark, New Jersey, Saturday

Former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Professor Emeritus (Chief) Ogunwande “Wande” Abimbola,  will be the Key Speaker and Special Guest of Honor at the Yoruba Action Council (YAC), North America Event Launching & Fundraising Gala Banquet on Saturday, May 16, 2024. YAC is a …

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Celebrating renewed hope: 58 hearty cheers to Gov. Hyacinth Alia By Simon Imobo-Tswam 

Alia: A Man of Many Parts: Revd Fr. (Dr.) Hyacinth Iormem Alia is a man of many parts, to wit: Roman-Catholic Priest, administrator, theologian, counselling psychologist, biomedical specialist, exorcist and politician. He is today the 6th Executive Governor of Benue state. But the foregoing is already in the public domain. …

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Must-watch film, “DELA: The Making of El Anatsui” premieres, Sunday, May 12, at Lincoln Center, New York, USA

….To Premiere at the 31st New York African Film Festival   The North American premiere of “DELA: The Making of El Anatsui,” an intriguing biographical documentary that records the extraordinary life and artistic journey of globally-recognised Ghanaian sculptor El Anatsui, has been selected to screen at the 31st New York …

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T Y Danjuma wants Nigerians to use culture to strengthen national cohesion

By Ibrahim Bello Zuru (Kebbi), May 4, 2024 Former Minister of Defence, Lt.-Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (rtd.), has identified culture and tradition as veritable tools for strengthening unity, national cohesion and integration amongst Nigerians. He stated this in a message to the 2024 Zuru Emirate Uhola Cultural Festival and Agricultural Show …

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