Tourism: We are tired of clapping hands

By Frank Meke At most kindergarten schools, the first lesson the young minds are made to go through, is to learn to clap. Even as toddlers, our mothers will struggle to make us clap hands even when we are not in the mood. This clapping mantra, had become the face of nursing and caring of humanity that it suddenly became the feature of the very affairs of man. Trust us in Africa, particularly Nigeria, we have scientifically programmed the act of plaudits, ordinarily meant to encourage scholarship and accountability to…

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Greater Lagos tourism economy: Gov Sanwo-Olu to redefine the parameters

By Frank Meke It is not in doubt that Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwuolu has uncanny ways of getting his economic messages across to all Stakeholders in the business of moving Lagos forward. Driven by passion and enthusiasm, the listening Governor of Lagos State, will stake it big and high with the organised tourism practitioners and investors March 25th at Eko hotel in lagos. Weeks in and out, the very restless and ” gentle giant” pushing the dream of lagos State beyond measure, through massive support to the Ministry of…

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NTDC: Calabar like Esuk Mba

By Frank Meke In the past two weeks, the seeming rot in Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation ( NTDC), has been on front burner of the industry eye balls. In sum, about 6 billion naira that is, if you add up 2021 release in budgetry allocation, have graced the account of the premier federal government tourism agency, yet nothing to show for it. In the February 18th edition of my Column in the soar away Sun newspapers, I had specifically articulated item by item listed projects on NTDC radar, many re-circled…

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Protein Nutrition: Roadmap to healthy future

By Reginald Onabu The journey of life runs from childbirth to senescence. One activity that remains constant throughout this journey is daily nutrition. The foods we consume daily constitute our daily diets, which is connected to our health and wellbeing. We must certainly eat and nourish ourselves regularly for our nutrition, growth and development. Nutrition involves more than simply eating a “good” diet; it is about nourishment on every level. This includes eating balanced, quality food, drinking clean water and eating natural fruits with nutritious value. An aspect of nutrition…

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‘Trump’s impeachment trial big lessons to Future American Presidents and Authoritarian Regimes in Developing Countries’

By Primus Chuks Igboaka – Cleveland, Ohio The impeachment trial of Donald Trump resumed at noon (Friday, February 12, 2021) with the former president’s defense lawyers presenting ‘evidences” on his behalf why the charges against DT that he incited the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 should be dismissed. To say that I am disappointed by the Defense Attorneys’ rambling augments on their defense on a second day of Trump’s impeachment defense is to say the least. In fact, I could say equivocally that they don’t…

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Time to improve Nigerian food plate

By Elvis Eromosele Africa is big on agriculture. It has to be. It is the second-largest continent in the world. It is also the second most populous. So, there’s plenty of space to farm and over a billion mouths to feed. It is no surprise therefore that an estimated 65 per cent of Africa’s population relies on subsistence farming. Subsistence farming, or smallholder agriculture, by definition, is when one family grows only enough to feed itself. Nigeria is the most populous country on the continent. Although it depends heavily on…

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Change begins with you

By Mohammed Belgore The people get the government they deserve, so posited Joseph De Maistre. While I am currently advocating for youths to step up to their calling as leaders of tomorrow, I will not be remiss of the other stark reality that before a man embarks on a quest to change the world let him change himself first. Change begins with you. I believe that was the message that the President Muhammadu Buhari, PMB administration sought to inject in our minds earlier in the days of this current dispensation.…

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Glowing tribute to Captain Paul Mamman Thahal

<Capt. Paul Mamman Thahal was a director and Co-founder of Mission Securities Limited. He is a seasoned Pilot with several years of experience in the aviation industry. He worked in different capacities in the Nigerian Airways where he became the first Nigerian Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer between 1976/79. He has flown many Nigerian and African leaders worldwide and won many international honours and award from countries like USSR, Ethiopia, Liberia, Niger, Senegal, and Jamaica just to mention a few. Thahal is an industrialist, a member and Director of many parastatals…

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Protein deficiency: A blight on modern healthcare

By Reginald Onabu Modern medicine has made giant strides in the last fifty years. There has been appreciable progress in the evolution of healthcare and contemporary medical science. Today, the world is a much better place, in that regard. New technologies and research are helping to produce drugs and medicines to improve treatments, cures and solutions. Several illnesses and diseases that were formerly thought to be incurable such as poliomyelitis, arthritis and bronchitis, are now almost treatable, or at least better managed.   Advances in modern medicine have developed to…

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Culture: Telling Buhari story in five years

By Frank Meke To the Nigerian tourism community, President Mohammadu Buhari certainly did not factor Culture and Tourism in his game plan to revive the Nigerian economy. The octane voices of aggressive lobbyists for the new economy under the Buhari government, had no time and space to lubricate the biggest driver new jobs and rural development and it caused some of us the palpitations of the heart. And with the merger of Culture, Information and national orientation as a ministry, industry stakeholders, particularly the very vocal travel press, folded up…

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