The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has saluted Prof. Wole Soyinka for inducting Nigeria into the Hall of Fame through his iconic literary works.
Speaking at the Command Performance of one of Prof. Soyinka’s books, the “Death and the King’s Horseman”, in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of his winning the Nobel Prize in Literature, the Minister said Prof. Soyinka’s literary creativity, ingenuity and contributions to the growth and development of literature and dramatic arts can easily be described as legendary.
“He has continued to play vital roles in the development of Arts, Culture and Democracy in Nigeria and around the world. On behalf of the Ministry, I salute Professor Soyinka and wish him longer life so that this exemplary Nigerian and global citizen can continue to make us proud,” he said.
Recalling the epochal event 30 years ago, Alhaji Mohammed said the Nobel Prize in Literature was a historic moment for the Creative Industry, for Nigeria and for Africa ”because it was the first time that a Nigerian, an African and indeed a black writer will be named a recipient of the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature”.
He used the occasion to harp on the enormous potential of Nigeria in the Creative Industry, particularly the performing arts, and the rich cultural heritage which, he said, if gainfully harnessed will further drive tourism and significantly lift the Nigerian economy.
“I am glad to report that our efforts to lift the Creative Industry have received support from President Muhammadu Buhari. Not only has the President rallied support for the sector, he has also directed that such support must reflect in the budget of the Ministry of Information and Culture in 2017. We will leverage on such high level support to further our plan to develop our country’s Creative Industry and also enhance its contribution to the national economy,” he said.
The Minister disclosed that part of the strategies adopted by the Ministry to develop the Creative Industry is the signing of Memoranda of Understanding with the Tony Elumelu Foundation and the British Council on capacity building, especially the training of Festival Managers, as well as linking the industry to the business world.
He said an an innovative part of the collaboration is the plan to convene a Creative Economy Task Force to map the Creative Industry to provide a better picture of what is happening and develop policies that will fast-track the development of the sector.
Alhaji Mohammed solicited the support of stakeholders in the performing arts towards the successful implementation of the administration’s national reorientation campaign, CHANGE BEGINS WITH ME, which is aimed at bringing back the time-tested values that once defined Nigerians as a people.
“She Took Care Of My Son When I Left To UK To Give Birth To My Twins” — Kindhearted Nigerian Woman Rewards Her Housemaid With Canada Sponsorship
A Nigerian lady identified as Lioness Eze wrote: “Miracle is her name
She was a maid to me.
She’s here in Canada to do her first degree in IT innovation ( I’m her full sponsor). She’s 20
She took care of my son when I left to UK to put to bed to my twins. My son never for one day felt I wasn’t around him.
Each time my son asks of where the dad is, she’s always there for him to make sure no vacuum at all
When we relocated to Canada, I started pursuing her greener pastures.
I applied for her degree program into same university as mine in Ontario. She got the admission, I started applying for her visa, she was denied first time. But she was granted visa the second time and was given 3 years visa to study in Canada.
She has arrived😁😁 pictures bellow
She even traveled with us to UK for summer 😁
Isn’t her name speaking for her?(Miracle)
NB : she calls me mommy, ( her biological mother is late) she’s my older daughter now, anywhere U see her, tap her back and tell her she’s really a miracle to her generation
GRACE GOD has given me which is unique from others is, you can’t be around me and remain same. If you are around me and your life never changes, it means you need to change ur attitude.”
I’m still single and searching – 70-year-old virgin Cries
An elderly woman has lamented being single and still searching because she rejected many men in the name of sacrificing her life to give her siblings a good education before getting married.
“The reason I am still single is that I haven’t found the right man for me. But when I was still a young girl, several men were chasing after me. I dated several, but I refused to get married before my siblings graduated because I was the one who was taking care of them. Men would approach me for marriage and I would tell them no because I wanted to educate my siblings first, then marry later,” she said.
“If I get a husband, I would get married. I’m ready to be a wife and move in together with my husband,” Alphonsine said.
Time To Sanction Wike Has Come, He Has Touched The Tiger’s Tail- Atiku’s Camp
For daring to call for the expulsion of the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, the camp and political associates of the former vice president has moved against Nyesom Wike, asking the NWC to discipline him.
They described Wike as a serial betrayal who formed the group of five governors that committed series of anti party activities against the PDP during the February 25 presidential election.
Director of Research and Documentation of the PDP Presidential Campaign, Dr. Pedro Obasike said,
“Wike coming out to ask for the expulsion of the number one leader of the party and the presidential flag bearer of the party and the recipient of the mandate of the Nigerian people as declared in INEC’s submission that we won 21 states and asking Atiku to be expelled from the party, Wike has crossed the red line and now, he should be ready. He has all the money to fight us back because we are coming at him like a thousand bricks.
“He has unleashed the dogs of war and we will not sit back and watch him ride rough over the party and majority of Nigerians like he did for 8 years over the humility of the Rivers people. That can no longer suffice”.
He also challenged Wike to publish his bank account when he assumed office as a governor and after his eight years tenure as the governor of Rivers state.
According to Obaseke, “Wike is a member of the APC, a sitting Minister of an APC government. Wike openly campaigned against the PDP. You see, by their fruits, we shall know them. By all intents and purposes, Wike is not a member of the PDP’ .
“If you remember clearly, just a few months to the election, Barrister Nyesom Wike, then the governor of Rivers State ran to the court to get an injunction to preclude and stop the PDP from expelling him from the party. If he was so untouchable and bigger than the entire party machinery, why did he do that? Whether we like it or not, Wike is Satan lieutenant.
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