African Drum Festival Makes National Calendar

The Federal Government of Nigeria says the African Drum festival, which has received international recognition, will be included in the National Calendar. The Minister for Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed disclosed this during the third edition of the African Drum Festival tagged, ‘Drumming for Advancement’, held at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta. …

Ooni, Alafin, Others Extols Ogun Govt For Preserving Cultural Heritage

Traditional rulers across the country have showered encomium on Ogun State government and expressed satisfaction over the cultural importance and values, the African Drum festival would impact on the people in the African continent. The Monarchs, who converged at the June 12 Cultural Centre for the third edition of the Drum Festival, agreed that culture has …

African Drum Festival: Participation Excites Amosun

The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun says he is delighted to have 15 African countries, 70 private troupes and over 25 states of the federation, saying the state would not take their participations and supports for granted. Governor Amosun who made this known at the opening ceremony of the African Drum Festival held in …

Ogun Sets For 2018 Immunization

The Ogun State Primary Healthcare Development Board in collaboration with partners in the health sector is set to begin the 2018 first round Immunization Plus Days (IPDs) exercise, targeting children between 0 to 50 months. According to a release signed by the State Commissioner for Health Dr. Babatunde Ipaye, indicated that the exercise was scheduled …

Ogun: Pacesetter In C of O Distribution- Amosun

The Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun says the Homeowners’ Charter Programme has received wide acceptance, as other states of the federation had adopted similar scheme. The Governor disclosed this during the presentation of 1000 Certificates of Occupancy (C of O) and Building Plan Approval to another batch of beneficiaries at the Arcade Ground, …

S Africa’s Ramaphosa Cuts Short UK Trip Over Violent Protests

The South African president returned home a day early after violent clashes broke out in North West province. Cyril Ramaphosa has cut short his trip to the Commonwealth summit in the UK by a day to address violent demonstrations at home. The South African president called for calm and asked law enforcement to “exercise maximum restraint” in …

APC Insists There Will Be No Tenure Elongation, To Retain Zoning Formula

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has maintained that there will be elections into all offices during next month’s congresses and convention of the party. Speaking to The Nation, APC’s National Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, also disclosed that the party will retain its zoning formula. The party, he said, overruled Adamawa State Governor, Jibrilla Bindow’s suggestion …

Assets Recovery: Reps Threaten Warrant Of Arrest On Obla, Malami, Adeosun, SGF, Others

House of Representatives threatened, yesterday, to invoke section 89 of the 1999 Constitution to arrest some senior officials of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government. The officials include Senior Adviser to the President on Prosecution, Mr.  Okoi Obono-Obla. who doubles as the Chairman of Special Presidential Investigation Panel, SPIP, on Public Assets Recovery; Office of the Vice …

INEC To Redistribute 1.4m Unclaimed Pvcs In Lagos

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State on Friday said that it was making plans to redistribute the unclaimed 1.4 million Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in the state. Mr Sam Olumekun, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, disclosed this in a telephone interview with the Newsmen in Lagos. INEC PVCs “We are …

IMF Warns Of Another Melt Down, As Global Debt Rises To $164trn

At the backdrop of increasing impressive performance of the global economy, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, IMF, Mrs Christine Lagarde, has warned of some dangers in the horizon, as world debt rises to $164 trillion. IMF Addressing the media on the sidelines of the on-going Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group …