Easter: Catholic Diocese Clears Fines of 25 Prison Inmates

The Catholic Diocese of Yola on Friday paid fines of 25 inmates from the Prison, as part of activities to mark the Easter celebration. Speaking at the ceremony, Bishop Stephen Mamza, said the church paid the fine amount and got them released. The church also presented foodstuff to the remaining inmates. Mamza urged Christians to…

Nigeria’s cultural heritage; huge export potential, says Ooni

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has described Nigeria’s cultural heritage as a huge export potential capable of igniting economic transformation. Ooni Ogunwusi said this at the joint celebration of Alafere, Oya and Ijugbe festivals, on Sunday, in Ile-Ife. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the festival attracted a huge……

Information Minister commends Lagos on upgrade of National Museum, Theatre

The Federal Government on Monday commended the Lagos State Government for upgrading the National Museum, Onikan, and also offering to rehabilitate the National Theatre, Iganmu. Information and Culture Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, gave the commendation in his remarks at the public presentation of` The Green Treasures in the New Museum`, in Lagos. “For Culture and……

FCT Minister Calls For Cultural Renaissance

The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has called on all socio-cultural organizations dwelling in the Federal Capital Territory to be in the vanguard of showcasing aspects of their rich cultural heritage that encourage unity and togetherness.  The Minister made this call at the weekend, while receiving a delegation from the Bwatiye Community Development Association,…

Cuba to strengthen ties with Nigeria in culture, healthcare

The Cuban Ambassador to Nigeria, Carlos Sosa on Saturday said efforts were in place to strengthen ties between his country and Nigeria on health care delivery and promotion of cultural practices. Sosa made this known, while delivering a speech during the Abuja Writers Forum session held in Abuja. According to him, efforts are already in……

Engr. Kabiru Aminu Saleh Turbaned as Wamban Katagun, Bauchi State

  Kabiru Aminu Saleh was born on 19th November, 1956 in Azare, Katagum Local Government of Bauchi State. As a child from a respected Muslim family, he was first enrolled at home into Qur’anic School at Mallam Wabi House. He was enrolled into Adrao International School, Lagos, 1961-1965. Capital School Kaduna 1965-1968 where he obtained…

Stop calling Nigeria ‘Naija’, NOA appeals

Mr Garba Abari , Director-General, National Orientation Agency (NOA), has appealed to Nigerians to stop referring to Nigeria as `Najia’ to keep its originality. Abari told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday that the new trend of making funky the original name of Nigeria was worrisome and not in the best……

Gov. Bello sets up committee to probe LGs’ usage of N4.4bn bailout fund

Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger has inaugurated a seven-man committee to ascertain how the 12 local governments used N4.4 billion bailout fund meant for the payment of salary arrears. The committee, headed by Mr Daniel Clifford, a former Permanent Secretary, is particularly expected to find out why the local government were still owing salaries, in……

I Will Support Revival of National Theatre – Gov. Ambode

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has made a firm commitment to partner with the Federal Government for the renovation of the National Theatre, saying it is necessary to join hands to uplift national monuments. The Governor made the commitment when he paid a join inspection visit to the National Theatre with the Minister of…

National Assembly Will Not Stifle Freedom of Worship

Nigeria’s Senate President Bukola Saraki (NAN) The Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, says the National Assembly will not enact any law that will stifle the freedom of worship in the country. Saraki made this known in a statement by his Chief Press secretary, Mr Sanni Onogu on Saturday in Abuja. He made the pledge at the…