Runsewe lauds China on impressive display at INAC

Photo Caption: Otunba Segun Runsewe, DG NCAC receiving a gift of the sacred panda from China Cultural attachee, Mr. Li Xuda during China day at the ongoing INAC in Abuja The director general, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) Otunba Segun Runsewe, has expressed great admiration and satisfaction at the impressive display of the People’s Republic of China at the ongoing International Arts and Crafts Expo(INAC) holding in Abuja. The D.G gave the commendation during his opening remarks on Wednesday 20th November which was the day dedicated to celebrate…

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Nigeria makes history as global expo kicks off amid pump, pageantry in Abuja

Photo Caption: The chairman of the occasion and publisher of Leadership Newspapers, Mr. Sam Nda Isaiah and cross session of the high table, standing to declare the International Arts and Crafts Expo (INAC) organised by the National Council for Arts and Culture open in Abuja on Monday. Nigeria made history on Monday November 19 with the historic flag-off of the 2018 edition of the International Arts and Crafts Expo (INAC) organised by the National Council for Arts and Culture. The country with this stride have assumed its pride place among…

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Nigeria Travel Week to honour young tourism personality, others on Nov 23

Preparations for the second edition of the Nigeria Travel Week (NTW) has reached an advanced stage for the tourism event that opens on Nov 23 at the Federal Palace Hotel and Casino, Lagos, spanning November 24. This was disclosed by the Chief Executive Officer of NTW, Efe Ahwana, who said that the major event for the first day of the two days gathering is the tourism roundtable, which will feature a number of panelists. The list include: Prince Yemisi Shyllon of OYASAF, Desmond  Majekodumi of LUFASI Park, Jon Howell of…

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Abuja comes alive as NCAC int’l expo opens today

The much anticipated International Arts and Crafts Expo (INAC) organised by the National Council for Arts and Culture will kick off officially today, Monday 19th November by 12 noon in Abuja. The Expo which is the 11th edition with the theme: Networking Nigerian Crafts to the World, will hold at the FCT exhibition pavilion just besides the International Conference Centre. Dignitaries expected to grace the opening ceremony include the Honourable Minister of the FCT and Chairman of the occasion, Alh. Mohammad Musa Bello; Special Guest of Honour, Sam Nda Isaiah…

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23 countries arrive Abuja for INAC 2018

No fewer than 23 countries are set to arrive Abuja for the 2018 International African Arts and Crafts Expo (INAC) which has been expanded to an intercontinental affair. The International Arts and Crafts Expo is slated for 17th to 24th of November in Abuja. Briefing journalists at the FCT exhibition pavilion which is the venue for the expo, the director-general, National Council for Arts and Culture Otunba Segun Runsewe said everything is now in place to align the exhibition with global standards. Taking the journalists on a facility tour, Runsewe…

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NAFEST 2018: Every state a winner

The 31st edition of National Festival of Arts and Culture has come and gone but the positive national vibrations generated still lingers. Though about four states, Rivers, Ondo, Bayelsa and Delta came tops as overall winners, almost all the participating states had one award or another listed for them. It is strategic and the NCAC idea is to foster a sense of belonging, acceptability and encouragement to be the best in developing and sustaining the huge Nigerian cultural value chain, particularly those endemic to each region or people. This report…

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SA Tourism appoints Thekiso Rakolojane new head for West Africa region

South African Tourism has appointed Thekiso Rakolojane to lead the organisation’s destination marketing efforts and to expand strategic business partnerships in Ghana and Nigeria. “The West African markets are critical to us being able to achieve the goal of 5 million tourist arrivals by 2021 because the potential to grow the region is significant enough to make a big impact to South Africa’s tourism results,” Sthembiso Dlamini, Chief Operating Officer at South African Tourism said. Growth in tourist arrivals means a better performing economy and increased job creation. In South…

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We are focusing more attention on tourism as source of revenue – Gov. Lalong

Plateau state was once revered as one of the choicest destinations for relaxation, holidays, honeymoon and others in Nigeria because of its serene environment, pleasant weather and its warm hospitality. Jos the state capital used to be the breeding ground for young talents in football, music, movies and others until crisis impacted negatively on the city and its fortunes dwindled. Today, Governor Simon Bako Lalong is working assiduosly to change the narrative and bring Jos and the entire Plateau state back to its past glory using culture and tourism to…

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Ghana Tourism signs 5 year MoU with organisers of Accra Weizo

Photo Caption: L-R: Organizer Akwaaba African Travel Market, Ikechi Uko; Marketing Director, Ghana Tourism Authority Madam Roberta; CEO Ghana Tourism Authority, Akwasi Agyeman Ghana Tourism signs 5 year MoU with organisers of Accra Weizo The Ghana Tourism Authority has signed a 5 year Memorandum of Understanding, MoU with the organisers of Accra Weizo. The MoU which was signed at the World Travel Market in London is to jointly organise the successful Expo with the owners Akwaaba Travel Market. Accra Weizo has been organised in Ghana for 4 years now and…

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Governor Lalong, Runsewe, stakeholders to drive Plateau economy with Culture, Tourism

The Plateau state Governor, Simon Bako Lalong, the director-general, National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe and stakeholders have resolved to drive the Plateau economy with Culture, Tourism. This is coming against the background of the identification of Culture and tourism as key drivers in transforming the socio-economic fortunes of Plateau state and by extension, Nigeria. The resolve by Governor Lalong along with culture and tourism experts was further corroborated by Runsewe while delivering a speech at the first Plateau Tourism Conference held in Jos with the theme:…

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