Descendants of Bini Bronze Casters Tell FG: Don’t Return Looted Artefacts to Oba Of Benin, Say 70% Were Looted From Our Shrines.

The descendants of Bini bronze casters have appealed to the federal government not to release the looted artefacts from Germany to the Oba of Benin, claiming that thousands of Bronzes and Ivories were looted from their ancestral shrines in their quarters at Igun, Igbesamwan and Owina, just outside the ancient palace. Their appeal is contained in a letter to the Minister of Information and Culture, … Continue reading Descendants of Bini Bronze Casters Tell FG: Don’t Return Looted Artefacts to Oba Of Benin, Say 70% Were Looted From Our Shrines.

Edo won’t engage in “disrespectful exchanges” with Oba of Benin over returned artefacts, says Obaseki

The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has said his administration won’t engage in “disrespectful exchanges” with the Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, over stolen artefacts. This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Secretary to the Edo State Government, Osarodion Ogie. This was in reaction to a statement issued by the Oba of Benin asking the Federal Government to temporarily take custody of … Continue reading Edo won’t engage in “disrespectful exchanges” with Oba of Benin over returned artefacts, says Obaseki

Edo Governor, Oba Of Benin, Clash Over Looted Artefacts, As Benin Monarch Urges FG Not To Hand Custody Of 1,130 Stolen Monuments To Edo Obaseki

Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, has asked the Federal Government to temporarily take custody of 1,130 stolen Benin artefacts after they are repatriated from Europe amid the controversy surrounding where the artefacts will be housed. The Benin Palace and the Edo State Government have been at loggerheads over where the artefacts will be housed. While the palace wants the artefacts kept in the Benin Royal … Continue reading Edo Governor, Oba Of Benin, Clash Over Looted Artefacts, As Benin Monarch Urges FG Not To Hand Custody Of 1,130 Stolen Monuments To Edo Obaseki

1,130 Stolen Benin Bronzes To Be Fully Returned From Germany In 2022 – FG

The federal government has said the full return of the 1,130 stolen Benin Bronzes from Germany should be completed by August 2022. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, proposed the one-year time limit during a round-table with German Museum Directors and government officials in Berlin, Germany. A statement on the round-table was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on … Continue reading 1,130 Stolen Benin Bronzes To Be Fully Returned From Germany In 2022 – FG

Queen visits Coronation Street set to mark 60 years of soap

The Queen has visited the set of Coronation Street to help celebrate the soap’s diamond jubilee. Her Majesty was given a tour of the ITV drama’s studios in Trafford, Greater Manchester, including a stop off at the Rovers Return pub. The monarch, who celebrated 60 years on the throne in 2012, also walked down Weatherfield’s famous cobbled streets, meeting cast and crew members. Her trip … Continue reading Queen visits Coronation Street set to mark 60 years of soap

Colleague set up Gofundme for Baba Ijesha

A Dublin-based Nigerian actor, Oladele Matti, has set up a Gofundme account to cover the legal fees of embattled actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka aka Baba Ijesha. The comic actor was charged with alleged child molestation and sexual assault. The fundraising titled “Help Olanrewaju Omiyinka with legal Costs” is set with a target of €50,000. Giving reasons for the fundraiser, Matti said: “This is a gesture of … Continue reading Colleague set up Gofundme for Baba Ijesha

Lagos launch 20 year tourism master plan, policy

A Tourism Master Plan and Policy which seeks to make Lagos State one of the top-five tourism hubs in Africa has been presented to the public at the Adeyemi-Bero Auditorium, Alausa, Ikeja. Speaking at the presentation, the State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, described the event as a critical step to further unlock aspects of Lagos towards becoming Africa’s tourism giant. He said: “Since our assumption … Continue reading Lagos launch 20 year tourism master plan, policy

Baba Ijesha: Iyabo apologises to TAMPAN, Jide Kosoko, Oga Bello, Yinka Quadri

Popular Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo, has apologised to the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria days after she was issued a stern warning over her outburst on social media on the ongoing trial of the embattled actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, fondly known as Baba Ijesha. Baba Ijesha has been charged with indecent treatment of a child, defilement of a child, sexual assault by … Continue reading Baba Ijesha: Iyabo apologises to TAMPAN, Jide Kosoko, Oga Bello, Yinka Quadri

France is sending a second Statue of Liberty to the US

New Yorkers have a surprise gift to look forward to for this Independence Day: a second Statue of Liberty sent by France. This new bronze statue, nicknamed the “little sister,” is one-sixteenth the size of the world-famous one that stands on Liberty Island. On Monday, during a special ceremony, the smaller sibling was lifted and loaded into a special container at the National Museum of … Continue reading France is sending a second Statue of Liberty to the US

I became virgin again after having my daughter, says Bisola Aiyeola

Bisola Aiyeola Nigerian actress and reality star, says she became a virgin again after she had birthed Joan Olanrewaju, her daughter. In a chat with Toke Makinwa, TV host, on her latest episode of TokeMoments, Aiyeola also disclosed that the last time she was on a date was four years ago. “No, no man yet. I decided to give myself peace of mind. I haven’t even … Continue reading I became virgin again after having my daughter, says Bisola Aiyeola