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We Will Implement Creative Industry Report-Lai Mohammed

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji , hasreceived the report of the Implementation Committee for Post-COVID-19Initiatives Committee on the Creative Industry, with a pledge toimplement the recommendations of the committee.
Receiving the report in his office on Thursday, the Minister assuredthat the Government will not disappoint the stakeholders in theCreative Industry.
“I can assure you that we will study the report and commence itsimplementation in earnest,” he said.

Alhaji Mohammed commended the Committee for its wide consultation witha broad spectrum of stakeholders in the Creative Industry in order tosecure their buy-in and ensure inclusiveness.
He commended members of the committee for their painstaking work thatculminated in the report.
In his remarks, the Chairman of the Committee and the Director Generalof the National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe,said the Implementation Committee set up 14 clusters to collate theviews of all the players in the Creative Industry, with a view todrafting immediate, medium and long time implementation plan for theturnaround of the Creative Sector, which was badly hit by the COVID-19pandemic.
Otunba Runsewe, who thanked the Minister for his foresight in settingup the committee, said this is the first time any government willengage the entire spectrum of the Creative Industry in order to charta course for the development of the industry.
The Minister inaugurated the Committee on August 18th, 2020, to designan implementation plan on immediate and short-term relief for theCreative Industry, in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic (Short Term);design a Policy Framework for Tax Relief for the various sectors inthe Creative Industry, if it is identified as one of the measuresaimed at achieving immediate and short-term relief for the Industry,and to work out a detailed implementation plan for a long-termintervention for the overall development of the Creative industry inNigeria (long term).
Other members of the Implementation Committee are Ali Baba (DeputyChairman), Anita Eboigbe, Baba Agba and Joe Mutah (Secretary).

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Onyeka Onwenu speaks on Nigeria‘s unity, warns leaders

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Veteran Nigerian singer, Onyeka Onwenu has warned that Nigeria is fast approaching a precipice.

She advised leaders to work towards keeping the country together, especially for the younger ones, adding that the unity of Nigeria was not negotiable.

Onwenu said this on Thursday during the virtual presentation of her memoir, “My Father’s Daughter”.

According to her, Nigeria had always been on the precipice, but God had been holding the country together.

According to her, “We cannot leave Nigeria worse than what we met.

“Every single one of us has a role to play.

“We all have a sphere of influence even a small child has a sphere of influence.

“Within that sphere of influence, what can we do to make the best better for the next person?

What can you do for yourself, Nigeria and for your neighbour? You can do something.”

She warned all leaders to exercise caution in order to thwart the present descent into precipice

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BBNaijaFinale: #Laycon emerges winner of BBNaija lockdown edition 2020

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The 2020 edition of the Big brother Naija reality TV show has finally come to a close with housemate and top finalist, Laycon emerging the winner .

Laycon was declared the winner of the 2020 lockdown edition of the show on Sunday after he beat other housemates with the highest number of votes from viewers.

Fellow housemate, Dorathy, emerged the 1st runner up while Nengi was declared the 2nd runner up.

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