ONWA ASATO: GRAND CELEBRATION OF RICH AZU-OGBUNIKE CULTURAL HERITAGE

By Dr. Harris Chuma Odili – Ogene Igbo Festivals are celebrated to preserve the cultural heritage of the society. As a socio-cultural phenomenon, culture festivals in Ogbunike are connected with various deities like Aro, Ogwugwu, Kisa,Ogba,  among others to preserve their heroic deeds and attributes and as means of venerating them. Festivals in Ogbunike land represent auspicious occasions when people celebrate religious, social, political and cultural events. Indeed, in Azu-Ogbunike, Onwa isato festival is celebrated annually in commemoration and recognition of the rich cultural heritage of the Azu people. The…

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OKONJO IWEALA APPOINTED 7TH WTO DG

Former finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was Monday chosen as Director General of World Trade Organisation (WTO). The organization revealed this via its official tweeter handle @WTO.org. According to the tweet, “members made history today (15 February) when the General Council agreed by consensus to select Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria as the organization’s seventh Director-General.” Upon resumption on 1 March, Dr Okonjo-Iweala will become the first woman and the first African to be chosen as Director-General. Her term, renewable, will expire on 31 August 2025. “This is a very significant moment…

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EMPOWERMENT GALORE AT PRIMATE AYODELE’S ANNUAL THANKSGIVING EVENT

The leader of INRI Evangelical spiritual church, Primate Elijah Ayodele has been honoured at his annual thanksgiving and empowerment ceremony which was held yesterday in Lagos. The record-breaking event was honored with several dignitaries across the globe; which had the presence of the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the  Honourable representing Oshodi-Isolo in the Lagos House of Assembly, Jude Idimogu, Pro-chancellor of Oduduwa University, Dr Rahmon Adedoyin, the Ojon Of Ejigbo, Oba,  Morufu Ojoola, Taiwo Hassan Ogogo, International Association of World Peace Advocates, IAWPA, delegates that include Amb Nabit…

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REVAMPING NATIONAL THEATRE: FG, BANKERS COMMITTEE SIGN MOU

The Federal Government and the CBN/Bankers Committee, on Sunday February 14, 2021, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the revamping and restoration of the National Theatre. The signing of the MOU and contract awards was witnessed by Governor, Babajide Sanwoolu of Lagos State, Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, Honourable Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Mr. Sunday Dare, Minister of Sports and Youths Development, CEO of Access Bank, Herbert Wigwe, General Manager/CEO of National Theatre, Prof Sunday Ododo and the Director of Legal Ministry…

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