CHINA’S CULTURAL INDUSTRY REPORTS STEADY VALUE -ADDED GROWTH

China’s cultural industry saw steady value-added growth last year that has played a bigger role in driving broad economic growth, official data showed. In 2016, the value added of China’s culture-related sectors stood at 3.08 trillion yuan (about $463.9 billion), rising 13 percent from the previous year, according to data from the National More...

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By editor On Friday, May 27th, 2016
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‘IDENTIFY NIGERIA’ FOR DRESSING

Has Nigeria, a land with limitless investment opportunities, distinguished herself worldwide in the area of cultural heritage? Sometimes, a people might not know the value of what they have until non-natives angle More...

By editor On Friday, March 11th, 2016
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YOU’RE ON SAME LEVEL WITH OBAS UNDER ME – AWUJALE BLASTS ALAKE OVER RANKING

The Awujale and Paramount Ruler of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona, has ​strongly criticized the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, over his recent ranking of Yoruba Obas. The Alake ​recently More...

By editor On Monday, February 22nd, 2016
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HISTORY OF ILE IFE – THE PLACE OF ORANMIYAN

Penultimate Sunday, the Alake of  Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, stirred controversy, when he  attempted what some have  described as an unholy ranking of kings. The Alake, while receiving the Ooni of Ife, More...

By editor On Sunday, June 8th, 2014
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LAMIDO SANUSI NAMED AS NEW EMIR OF KANO IN NIGERIA

As bank governor, Sanusi had levelled accusations of high-level fraud and was suspended The ousted central bank governor and prominent government critic, Lamido Sanusi, has been named as the new emir of Kano in More...

By editor On Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
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A FADING FUTURE FOR NIGERIA’S INDIGO DYERS – SPECIAL REPORT

The Kofar Mata dye pit began trading in 1498 “I first came here when I was young and I enjoyed helping out,” says Haroun Baffa. He comes from a long line of indigo dyers – for seven generations More...

By editor On Thursday, October 17th, 2013
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MEGHALAYA: WHERE WOMEN CALL THE SHOTS

Many Indian women cry out for equality, but a matrilineal culture thrives with little parallel in the northeast. Khasi-Jaintia women believe men have enough of a role to play in society [Subhamoy Bhattacharjee/ More...

By Editor On Saturday, September 14th, 2013
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NIGERIAN KINGS IN THEIR SPLENDOUR1

Nigerians are naturally very colourful, cheerful, expressive people and in these, their monarchs are not left out.  Enjoy this production of pictures of some Nigerian Monarchs in their colourful palaces                    More...

By Editor On Friday, May 31st, 2013
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OYO STATE ; THE AJIMOBIS BAG CHIEFTANCY TITLES FROM OLUBADAN

Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi and his wife, Florence, were recently installed as the Aare Atunluse and Yeye Aare Atunluse of Ibadanland by the Olubadan, Oba Samuel Odulana, shortly after the endorsement of the More...

By editor On Friday, May 24th, 2013
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EMIR OF KANO LOOSES WIFE

The death has been announced of Hajiya Rabi Ado Bayero, wife of the Emir of Kano. The late Rabi, famously known as ‘Uwar Soron Kano’, passed on Thursday night at the age of 67, and had since been buried on More...