Lagos demonstrates readiness to promote tourism with three days fam trip of state’s tourism assets

Lagos State has demonstrated it commitment to take the lead as the number tourism destination in the country and West Africa. One of such initiatives aimed at promoting tourism in the state is the recently organised fam trip tagged “bestoflagosfamtour22” which exposed the tour operators and the travel media to the tourism assets of the state. Franklin Ihejirika who was on the trip writes It was a deliberately planned and executed project by the Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Art and Culture, under the leadership of Pharmacist Uzamat Akinbile Yusuf,…

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Astute Public Relations practitioner bows out of FAAN

One incontrovertible fact in life is: whatever has a beginning must have an end. About three and a half decades ago, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu started a journey at the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and it has gradually come to an end today, Friday, February 25, 2022. As it is evident today, she has made a mark in the aviation industry as a public relations practitioner guru saddled with the responsibility of presenting the organisation she has served over the years in good image in the eyes of its…

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Tede Lineage : History in perspective

By Ezekiel Oladoja The history of human progress is anchored on the need to allow the past inform the present while the present informs the future in an unending march of human progress. It is against this backdrop that we are writing to refute and correct the distortions and falsehood about the history and tradition of Tede and her Chieftaincy lineage. The information contained in the anniversary pamphlets released to the public on the twentieth coronation anniversary of the incumbent Onitede of Tede Alhaji Raufu Adebimpe Oladoyin was false, untrue…

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17th Akwaaba African Travel Market: Sustaining the tempo of travel expo in Africa despite Covid 19 pandemic

Photo Caption: L-R: President, Federation of Tourism Association of Nigeria (FTAN), Onung Nkereuwew;Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) Otunba Segun Runsewe; Organizer, Akwaaba Africa Travel Market 2021, Ikechi Uko; Publisher, Guardian Newspapers, Mrs. Maiden Ibru; Chairman, GHI Assets Limited, Olufemi Adefop;and CEO Merit Travels, Cornelia Lewis,during the opening ceremony of Akwaaba Travel in Lagos…yesterday. The 17th Akwaaba African Travel Market sustained the tempo of travel and tourism expo in Africa despite devastating impact of Covid 19 Pandemic especially on the tourism sector. Akwaaba African Travel Market has…

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NANTA raises the bar in travel with excellent performance at 2nd Eminent Persons Award

It was yet another excellent outing for the National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies, NANTA, on the second edition of its Eminent Persons Award in Abuja on Friday November 2021. The event lived up to its billings in the calibre of personalities that attended the programme, thus raising the bar in the travel and tourism business. The occasion which has been described as the best NANTA programme in many years was top notch in organisation, excellent in attendance, spectacular in attracting the best of the travel, tourism and culture industry…

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Nigerian youths, students celebrate Nigeria at 61

Photo Caption: The Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture Otunba Segun Runsewe in a group photograph with students from Olumayu secondary and Tudun Wada secondary school Wuse at the Independence day children day celebration at the Aso Rock Villa Abuja. As a follow up to the cultural exhibition for the 61st Independence anniversary celebration held by the National Council for Arts and Culture on the 30th of September 2021, the Council held a similar exhibition for Nigerian school youths and school children at the state house. The essence…

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AFCFTA: A voice for Tourism Transportation Summit

In the past two decades, Nigeria has made spirited attempts to generate atmosphere conducive to getting various aspects of the economy on the podium of local and International recognition and buy- in. It started with Federal and state governments trade fairs, and advanced to the international space, where our socioeconomic value chain, became subjects of economic interrogation by foreign investment experts and consumers. Specialized exhibitions and Trade shows became more focal, considering the huge movement of investment circle globally, with investors, discreetly attracted by cheap but educated manpower and a…

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Boss Mustapha at 65: Putting Nigeria first

By Frank Meke. Boss Gida Mustapha is Nigeria’s Secretary to the Government of the Federation since 2017. He was also the Chairman of the Presidential Task force on COVID-19, and currently of its Steering Committee, national assignments he executed with an unparalleled commitment, transparency and zeal. I shall return to this later. Prior to his appointment as SGF in November 2017, Boss Mustapha held sway at the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) and gave that once moribund brown water regulatory agency its first public brush of reformation and resurgence. That…

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Larry Maduabuchukwu Udorji: Tribute to passionate & Transformative Community Leader

Dr. Larry Maduabuchukwu Udorji (Ichie Ezenwamadu of Ihiala) – Altruist, Leader, Philanthropist, and Doctor of Clinical Psychology. These are few titles that our Ihiala National USA (INUSA) Chairman garnered throughout his life. lchie Ezenwamadu, succinctly put, was a contemplative man of many facets – he took family, laity, business, and community leadership to their highest levels, and even as he was going through challenges regarding his health, Dr. Udorji was still thinking about how to improve his community with the policies and projects he initiated and executed since he assumed…

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Court issues Bench Warrant against NFVCB’s director of operations, Abua over contempt

The Abuja division of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN), has issued a bench warrant against the director of operations, National Film and Video Censors Board, Mr. Ferdinand Ogbaji Abua, for his failure to appear before the court, despite being subpoenaed. Apart from the Bench warrant issued against Ogbaji, the court also awarded the cost of N300, 000, 00 against the Board, for disregarding the court summon.  The court presided over by Justice Osatohanmwen Ayodele Obaseki-Osaghae, issued the arrest warrant against Abua for willfully stalled the trial slated for July 15,…

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