President MuhammaduBuhari arrives Kebbi state to witness the 2020 Argungu International Fishing and Cultural Festival (AIFCF). Top officials of the state led by governor AbubakarAtikuBaguduwere prompt at the airport to receive President Buharion his arrival. Mr President is, however, expected to only partake in the agriculture fair of the programme, an integral part of the annual four-day festival and thereafter depart the state.
Nigerian literary giant, Chinua Achebe’s novel “Things Fall Apart” has been ranked top 5 of BBC’s The 100 Stories that Shaped the World. According to BBC culture, a poll was conducted with about 108 authors, critics, academics, journalists and translators across 35 countries to nominate five fictional stories that have influenced history.
The government of Mexico in a display of good faith has brought back an ancient Ile-Ife bronze sculpture to Nigeria following its seizure by customs officials at the Mexico City International airport. The sculpture is believed to date back to the 6th Century from the south-western region of Nigeria. The above information was revealed in a press statement obtained on Mexico’s website on Wednesday, Feb. 26.
Giant search engine, Google on Sunday celebrated Nigerian novelist BuchiEmecheta with its Doodle on what would have been her 75th birthday.Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the company'slogo on its homepages and is intended to commemorate holidays, events, achievements and notable historical figures world over.
The incredible painting of Ile-Ife princess by Ben Enwonwu, Adetutu Ademiluyi, known as Tutu, gets an auction of £1, 205,000, four times more than expected. The Nigerian masterpiece, initially declared missing was found in a “modest north London flat” recently.
In naira terms, it was sold for N508, 358, 301, an African record. The painting, ranked by arts collectors with Mona Lisa, was done by Nigeria’s renowned artist late Ben Enwonwu in 1974.