Benue state handover facilities for take off of NIHOTOUR zonal campus in Makurdi

The minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed has described the successful handing over of structures and facilities to the federal government for the take-off of the North Central Zonal Campus of the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) as promise made and promise kept by the Benue State Government. Alhaji Lai Mohammed who made the statement at the official handing over of the facilities in Makurdi said tourism has assumed an extra ordinary growth globally because it is a major catalyst for economic growth and social development…

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NAMA dismisses fraud allegations by pensioners on monthly pension payment

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has dismissed an unsubstantiated claims by some officials of Airspace Management Pensioners Association of Nigeria (AMPAN) to the effect that the agency has been shortchanging its members in their monthly pension payment. In a statement making the rounds on social media, Mr Kester Omotayo accused NAMA of “operating two pension structures, perhaps to deliberately cover up or attempt to cover up some sharp practices…” and that “our request for dialogue on the issue has also been rebuffed.” The agency stated that the above allegations…

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AGF charges market leader, Baba Alado, 6 others for alleged terrorism

The scheduled arraignment of the leader of Aswani International Market, Chief Taoreed Farounbi, popularly called Baba Alado, and six other persons, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, over alleged terrorism acts, today, failed to proceed due to the inability of the prosecution to serve the charge sheet on Baba Alado and five others. Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) dragged Chief Taoreed Farounbi, alongside Alhaji Olusegun Akeem Akinde (A.K.A. Echo), Mr. Ayokunle Fakiyesi, Mr. Idowu Akinde, Musilu Oladejo, Mr. Lekan Matthew and Mr. Adeleke Akinjeji, before the court presided over by…

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Runsewe lauds Gov Uzodimma on Imo cultural rebirth

The 33rd edition of Nigeria’s iconic cultural festival, Nafest may have come to a glorious end but dignitaries, delegates and visitors would not forget in hurry the celebration of last minute appearance of imo state contingent as shouts and adulation of the state governor, Hope uzodinma rented and electricified the Rwang Pam stadium, jos. Director general National Council for Arts and Culture ( NCAC) was heard loud and clear, praising the surprise appearance of the Imo state contingent, noting that the very miraculous participation of the heartland nation was made…

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NAFEST 2020: NANTA president thumbs up NCAC, pledge support to Jos tourism

President National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (nanta), Susan Akporiaye has noted the very progressive and global marketing profile advanced by National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) to facilitate branding of Nigeria’s Cultural products and festivals. Speaking at the sidelines of the just concluded one week National Festival in Jos , Plateau state capital, Mrs Akporiaye stated that NCAC under Otunba Segun Runsewe has proven beyond doubt that Nigeria has all it takes to welcome visitors and above all, put together Cultural tourism events that can compete favourably with…

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NAFEST 33rd edition ends in grand style, peace back on the Plateau

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State, re echoed the return of peace to Jos, noting that his government invested on security and the welfare of the people. He spoke glowingly about the tourism and hospitality economy of the Plateau, adding that Nigerians and foreigners alike must return and invest, recreate in a safe, secured and temperate city of Jos, Plateau State. Joined by the Governor of Yobe State, Mai Bala Bunu and minster of Sports, Mr Sunday Dare, Governor Simon Lalong explained that God has been in the forefront of…

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Court Convicts fake BDC Operators over N162m fraud

Two fraudsters, who operate illegal and unregistered Bureau De Change (BDC) Uju Peace Iziogu and Mr Richard Owegie, were today, convicted by a Federal High Court, Lagos, for defrauding their victims to whooping sum of N162 million. The two illegal BDC operators were convicted alongside of their company, Reoworld Enterprises Limited of the three counts charge of conspiracy, obtaining by false pretence and fraud of the mentioned amount, made against them by the Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU) Ikoyi, Lagos, by Justice Ayokunle Faji, after finding them guilty of the…

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NCPC screens 300 Delta intending pilgrims to be airlifted from Asaba Airport

The Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission, NCPC, in collaboration with the Delta State Pilgrims Welfare Board, has successfully screened 300 intending pilgrims for this year’s holy pilgrimage to Israel. The screening exercise were conducted on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th November, 2020 at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Province. 3 in Asaba. The exercise commenced with praise and worship as well as words of exaltation. Intending Pilgrims were thereafter made to undergo medical examinations while international passports were verified by Immigration Officers, rigorous interviews conducted by representatives of the…

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All aircraft flying in Nigeria are safe to fly – NCAA boss

The director general of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, Capt. Musa Nuhu has affirmed that the country’s Airlines and aircraft are safe. Speaking in an interview recently, Capt. Nuhu categorically emphasised that all aircraft flying in Nigeria are safe and safe to fly. Excerpts How safe is our airlines and their aircraft? I can categorically say that our airplanes are safe. The airplanes that are not safe have been grounded. Some aircraft have been grounded in Nigeria for months because they are not safe and we have insisted that…

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Delta to launch first quarantine-free, COVID-free travel to Europe through new testing protocols

Delta Air Lines, the Aeroporti di Roma and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport have joined in a first-of-its-kind trans-Atlantic COVID-19 testing program that will enable quarantine-free entry into Italy, in accordance with a decree expected to be issued soon by the government of Italy. “Carefully designed COVID-19 testing protocols are the best path for resuming international travel safely and without quarantine until vaccinations are widely in place,” said Steve Sear, Delta President – International and Executive Vice President – Global Sales. “Safety is our core promise – it’s at the center…

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