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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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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Sheraton Hotels Lagos, Abuja, Four Points Ikot Ekpene announce arrival of new cluster GM  

The following Marriott International properties in Nigeria; Sheraton Lagos Hotel, Sheraton Abuja Hotel and Four Points by Sheraton Ikot Ekpene have announced the arrival of their new cluster general manager, Rex A.G Nijhof . Rex arrives with a vast wealth of experience in the hospitality sector, more than 30 years and most of it with Marriott International. He will lead the management & operations of the three properties, as well as support the company’s pipeline plans in the country. Rex attended Hotelschool Heerlen, Netherlands and equally graduated with a BSc.in…

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Celebrating Nigeria on the Plateau, Gov Lalong, Runsewe make History

Nigeria’s iconic cultural diversity was on display, Monday in Jos, plateau state capital as over 22 states and FCT in full compliance of the covid 19 protocols, proved beyond measures that Culture holds the tripod for national unity and development. Major highlight of the over four hours duration heralding the opening ceremony,of the 33rd edition of National Festival of Arts and Culture ( NAFEST) was Governor Simon Lalong’s testimony that Plateau has returned to winning peaceful ways. “Peace has returned to the Plateau nation. We have invested on security and…

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Minister pledges to implement Creative Industry report

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has received the report of the Implementation Committee for Post-COVID-19 Initiatives Committee on the Creative Industry, with a pledge to implement the recommendations of the committee. Receiving the report in his office on Thursday, the Minister assured that the Government will not disappoint the stakeholders in the Creative Industry. “I can assure you that we will study the report and commence its implementation in earnest,” he said. Alhaji Mohammed commended the Committee for its wide consultation with a broad spectrum of…

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ANJET honours NATOP BOT chairman, Onung with 2020 Tourism Award

Photo caption: CEO, Akwaaba African Travel Market, Mr Ikechi Uko receiving ANJET Award 2020 on behalf of Chairman, Remlords Tour, Mr Nkereuwen Onung from the President, Association of Nigerian Journalists and Writers of Tourism (ANJET) as Mrs Taiye Olayemi of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) looks on. The Association of Nigerian Journalists and Writers of Tourism, ANJET, has honoured the chairman, Board of Trustees of the Nigerian Association of Tour Operators, NATOP, and First Deputy President of Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria, FTAN. Mr. Nkereuwem Onung with its 2020…

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ANJET seminar 2020: Dr. Babalola calls for creation of sole tourism ministry

Photo Caption: From left, Zonal Coordinator, Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Mr Rotimi Ayetan, Publisher, African Travel Times, Mr Lucky George, Director of Research, Lagos Council for Arts and Culture, Mr Azeez Sheriff, ANJET President, Omololu Olumuyiwa, Representative of Commissioner of Tourism Lagos State, Mrs Ada Oni, Keynote speaker, Dr Wasiu Babalola, CEO, Akwaaba African Travel Market, Mr Ikechi Uko, Zonal Coordinator, National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), Mrs Chinyere Uche-Ibeabuchi and Moderator, Prince Wale Olapade.   Chairman, Institute of Hospitality, United Kingdom and Nigeria, Dr Wasiu Babalola, has reiterated…

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Runsewe endorses NIHOTOUR Certification as entry regime in hospitality job profiling in Nigeria

Nigeria’s Voice in Culture and Tourism and President World Craft Council (WCC) Africa Region, Otunba Segun Runsewe has proposed the certification and endorsement of entry regime and job profiling in the tourism and hospitality industry in Nigeria by the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism ( NIHOTOUR). Runsewe who’s also the director general National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), who spoke during NIHOTOUR inaugural master class lectures in Abuja on Thursday, believes the process will bring sanity to the sector’s training and retraining capacity, enthrone standardisation, eliminate quackery and…

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