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Nigeria Receives Stolen Benin, Ife Artefacts From US Museum

The Nigerian National Commission for Museums and Monuments has recovered three of the stolen Nigerian artworks from the Metropolitan Museum of Art(MET) in New York. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the artworks which included, two 16th-century brass plaques, depicting a Warrior Chief and and a Junior Court Official belonging to the Benin as well as one 14th-century Ife head were received by the Director-General, National Commission for Museums and Monuments(NCMM), Prof. Abba Tijjani in company of the Consul-General of Nigeria in New York, Amb. Lot Egopija. According to NAN, the MET currently houses about 160 works of arts from Nigeria, which were mostly donated by individuals said to have acquired them from the art market. Tijjani in the report commended the museum for returning the artefacts to Nigeria while urging other museums in possession of Nigerian artefacts to follow suit. The meeting also featured the NCMM signing a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with the MET


The federal lawmaker representing Ife Federal Constituency, Hon. Taofeeq Abimbola Ajilesoro has  commenced the second batch of Agri-preneurship intensive training and empowerment program. Hon. Ajilesoro in a statement obtained from his media office on Monday maintained that the training in Agri-business is yet another concerted effort to emancipate constituents, boost agricultural practices and assist in the provision of alternative sources of income for the good people of Ifeland, According to him, the initiative is aimed at boosting agriculture, food production and self-wealth creation index of his constituency, adding that the programme will cover over 150 constituents across Ifeland with some other constituents from Atakunmosa west Local Government as a sequel to the previous 150 beneficiaries who were trained last August on Cocoa and Plantain production. The lawmaker upon declaring the program open via video conversation, highlighted Agri-preneurship as a goldmine waiting to be ta