Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Culture to develop local tourism sites

The Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Art and Culture has said the agency is set to develop local tourism sites in the state even as it commences work on newly discovered ones. Speaking at a press conference to herald the celebration of World Tourism Day 2020 in Lagos, Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, pharmacist, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf while expressing the state’s readiness to mark the event on September 2020, said the development of new sites in Lagos will help reduce the rate at which Nigerians travel abroad for adventure…

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IATA partners UNOCT on countering terrorist travel

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) have signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen cooperation with the United Nations Countering Terrorist Travel Programme (CT Travel Programme). The memorandum was signed today by UNOCT Under-Secretary-General Mr. Vladimir Voronkov and Director General and CEO of IATA, Mr. Alexandre de Juniac during a virtual ceremony. The CT Travel Programme, a flagship global initiative of UNOCT, assists Member States in building their capabilities to detect and counter terrorists and serious criminals by using advance passenger information…

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NAFDAC arraigns man for brewing fake bitter drinks

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC today, arraigned a man, Yusuf Wasiu Adio, before a Federal High Court, for allegedly brewing fake and unregistered herbal bitter drinks. The defendant, a resident of 5, Ibile Street, Mowo-Nla, Ikorodu, Lagos, was arrested by NAFDAC operatives at his brewery, located at 11, Oladapo Olomo Street, Gberigbe, also in Ikorodu, while brewing the said fake and unregistered herbal bitter drinks. The fake herbal bitter drinks allegedly brewed by the defendant include: Okiki Ibile VIP Alcohol bitter,  Odu bitter, also…

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Ethiopian to resume flight to Victoria Falls

Ethiopian Airlines Group has announced the resumption of its flight services to Victoria Falls, African’s most spectacular natural sites effective 06 October, 2020. The airline informed its customers that Facemasks will be mandatory for travel and are requested to satisfy destination entry requirements such as PCR COVID-19 Clearance certificate issued by the recognized facility within 48 hours from the date of departure, in line with WHO guidelines. As countries continue to open their borders and relax travel restrictions, Ethiopian said it is ready to increase frequencies to accommodate the demand…

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Runsewe lauds Gov. Lalong for facilitating Max Air’s regular flights to Jos

A same day flight into and out of Jos, the Plateau state capital by local carrier, Max Air, and initiated by Governor, Simon Lalong has attracted the commendation and support of the director general National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) Otunba Segun Runsewe. The flights scheduled for every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and which will be flagged off by Governor Lalong on Monday, September 28, is part of strategic economic plan by the Plateau State government to open Jos to cultural tourism businesses, investment, visitations and full exploitation of…

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