UK to assist Nigeria in retrieving stolen Ife Bronze Head with Belgian

By Rotimi Ijikanmi The United Kingdom has offered to assist Nigeria in retrieving the Ife Bronze Head, an antiquity stolen at National museum, Jos in 1987 and found with a Belgian collector in London, about thirty years after. The British Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism, Helen Whately, NP made the pledge on Thursday in […]

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Calabar Carnival: Animals have become more human – Governor Ayade

The Governor of Cross River, Ben Ayade, has declared Calabar Carnival open. Ayade said he chose to address the people on the basis of humanity. Speaking at the official opening of the 2019 Calabar street carnival on Saturday, Ayade said God created man for the beauty of the world, but man has degenerated so much […]

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Akpata descendants launch book on family

A renowned dentist and academic, Prof. Enosakhare Samuel Akpata, has written a book on the genealogy of the Akpata family of Benin Kingdom. The book, titled ‘Our Family Tree, Five Generations of Akpata Descendants’, and published by Narrative Landscape Press, details the origin and accomplishments of the Akpata descendants, while also touching briefly on the […]

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Annang Festival of Arts and Culture 2019 holds on December 20

With a mission to preserve the Anaañ history, language and culture and to promote our cultural heritage, promote and market Anaañ language, industry, arts and crafts including advancing the appreciation and understanding of Anaañ artistic production, and scholarship, through a yearly cultural event, tagged Annang Festival of Arts and Culture (AFAC), in partnership with other […]

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Calabar Carnival: Cross River assures tourists, residents of safety

By George OdokThe Cross River Government has assured residents and tourists coming for the 2019 Annual Calabar Carnival of adequate security. Mr Ani Esin, the State Security Adviser, South, to Gov. Ben Ayade, gave the assurance on Saturday in Calabar, during an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). NAN reports that the first dry […]

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Dying culture of `Thank You Visit’

‘Feeling gratitude and not expressing it, is like wrapping a present and not giving it,” says William Arthur Ward, a renowned writer of inspirational maxim. This is the situation playing out in Nigeria’s political space, as politicians who went begging the electorate for votes, never bothered to go back to express their gratitude after electoral […]

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Video: Masquerade set ablaze in Ogun comes out unhurt

An Ogun Masquerade, Danafojura pulled a fire stunt at an event attended by residents of the state at Ojude Oba Festival on Aug. 13. A viral video making rounds online captured moment the Masquerade whose name means “Burn alive and walk way” got set on fire. He however walked through the fire without getting hurt. […]

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Brief History of Gbagyi ….. _ The Gbagyi people as an ethnic group originated from the Biblical account (Gen. 11:8) where all humanity in the world traces their origin. Some researchers emphatically said Gbagyi people invaded Saudi Arabia and later migrated to West Africa (Nigeria). Continue reading……

Brief History of Gbagyi_____Gbagyi live in a scattered settlement and the people can be found mostly in central Nigeria. They are dispersed throughout the area known as the middle Belt. They are found in five (5) States namely; Kaduna, Niger, Kogi, Nasarawa and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) . The Gbagyi people as an ethnic group […]

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