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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FTAN Nigeria Tourism Award and matters arising

By Frank Meke Nkerewuem Onung, President, Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN), will possibly make our own” Nigerian Guinness books of records” for his strategic and determined efforts to rebrand and refocus the organised tourism practitioners representation and visibility. First, he changed his address from his Cross River state home ground and influence, relocated to Abuja, in order to lead the Federation from the front bit as a tested war General would do. Nkerewuem Onung has a massive thriving tour outfit in Calabar, coupled with piano chords fingers in…

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Eno Dagwor, doing amazing things at CRISPAN hospitality

By Frank Meke. Having travelled and stayed in most top rated hospitality institutions, around the world, hotels in focus, grading and classification of hospitality businesses in Nigeria, takes me off the drift. Indeed, it is a serious business to grade, classify hotels and related enterprises across Nigeria which is as diverse as our culture. Right at the hill top city of Jos and majestically announcing its luxury presence, is a 200 bed hospitality giant, not in the hue of many I had seen or stayed across Nigeria, but off a…

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Women and Youths as fulcrum of development

By Frank Meke. For three days last week in Jos, the Plateau state capital, erudite scholars from Nigerian universities, engaged participants on role of women and Youths on Culture, Peace and National Security. It was a no holds barred exchange of well thought-out and researched papers, some laced with practical street experience, not minding sentiments usually associated with national discourse on issues of peace and national security. Am not a fan of our Professors and egg heads from the academic environment but having been part of this open and sincere…

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‘How we can prevent more deaths from Covid 19’

By Rich Lesser, CEO, Boston Consulting Group With countries around the world struggling and India setting new, devasting records for COVID-19 deaths and cases almost daily, the U.S. government’s decision to share up to 60 million doses from its stockpile of AstraZeneca vaccines was an easy one. Now it’s time to make the more difficult choices and truly lead the global fight against this disease. We can do more, and we can do so now. Following a modeling done by Boston Consulting Group (BCG), it suggests that by the end…

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Why Politicians Divide and Create Boundaries for Political Gains in Nigeria

By Primus C. Igboaka – Cleveland, Ohio. “Boundry Redistricting” is a Western constitutional practice that today as I write and in the United States is used every ten years to legally redraw the constituent maps to favour the party in power at local, county and state levels. ” Boundary Redistricting” is a congressional act enacted in 1967 in the US . It is the state legislature that has the primary responsibility (not the federal government, the Congress or the President) for creating a redistricting plan in many cases subject to…

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Pilgrimage to Jordan: NCPC boss assures of zero abscondment

The executive secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, Rev. Yakubu Pam has assured that the Commission’s planned pilgrimage to Jordan would experience zero abscondment during the exercise. He disclosed this recently in Abuja during an interview session with the Press. The NCPC Helmsman, described the pilgrimage to Jordan as a spiritual journey that would be well coordinated and the pilgrims would return back to the country safely. Rev. Pam reiterated that the Commission would strictly observe the COVID 19 protocols required for all pilgrims in Nigeria as well as…

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Insecurity in Nigeria: Zero effect of foreign intervention and the way forward 

By Chief Malcolm Emokiniovo Omirhobo Esq Barely twenty four hours after Boko Haram  hoisted its flags in Kaure and Shiroro local government areas of Niger State about 140km to the Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria’s seat of power, displacing residents in about 50 communities attaching the wives of the locals to its men, Senator Smart Adeyemi and other performers of the circus, oh sorry I mean and other law makers of the National Assembly put up a spectacular show at circus, oh sorry, I mean at the Hallow Chambers of the  National…

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Thinking aloud – Isa Pantami on my mind

By Primus Igboaka – Cleveland, Ohio, USA I am not sure if this Isa Pantami man, Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy understands what is as stake with all fingers whether local or international pointing at him. Isa Pantami has claimed his youthful age and ignorance or inexperience were to be blamed for the serious  allegations against him. However, serious criminal evidences are emerging about his avowed identity that is not just Nigeria’s but global security threats that the world is ‘interestingly’ watching.  In fact, Isa Pantami thinks the…

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JUSUN Strike: Nigerian  Constitution and the manuals of governance

By Chief Malcolm E. Omirhobo Esq Let me start by stating that I am one  hundred and ten percent in support  of the financial independence of the Nigerian judiciary because of its  enormous importance and significance to the administration of justice, the rule of law and our nacesent democracy.   I am also in full support of the struggle for the actualisation of the financial independence of the Nigerian judiciary  provided it’s approach is civil, lawful and  constitutional. And for the records , I am in support of the extant Judiciary…

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