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7 Nov 2017
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, have commended the vision behind the Festival of African Arts and Culture, held in 1977 (FESTAC ’77)...
6 Nov 2017
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday said that FESTAC’77 was a celebration of African diverse and rich cultural heritage and not a fetish festival as erroneously believed.
25 Oct 2017
Fifty-six countries and nine states have indicated interest to participate in the one weeklong commemoration of FESTAC”77@40 beginning on Nov.6 in Lagos.
20 Mar 2017
Dr Ferdinand Anikwe, Director General, Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilisation (CBAAC) on Monday,called on Nigerians to ensure full participation in celebration of FESTAC 77 at 40.
5 Mar 2017
Senate President, Bukola Saraki, yesterday, congratulated former President Olusegun Obasanjo on attaining the age of 80 and described him as a “beacon of national unity, peace and progress.”
4 Mar 2017
Mohammed spoke on Friday evening in Abeokuta at a programme organised by the Centre for Black Arts and Africa Civilisation (CBAAC), marking Obasanjo’s 80th birthday and celebration of FESTAC `77 at 40.
18 Jan 2017
No less than 45 African countries had indicated their interests to participate in the forthcoming celebration of Festac77 @ 40 that would start on April 1 across the country.
8 Jan 2017
When Information and Culture Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, was asked early last year to comment on the amount allocated to the ministry in the 2016 budget, a little over N45.1 billion...
19 Oct 2016
The most striking lesson from discussions and biting effects of the current economic recession has been that both the state actors and non-governmental individuals ...
7 Sep 2016
The Director General of Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilisation (CBAAC), Dr. Ferdinand Anikwe, is seeking the continuous support of The Guardian in the promotion of arts and culture in the country.


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