Runsewe lauds Sanwo- Olu for pragmatic investment in creative industry

Director General , National Council for Arts and Culture( NCAC) , Otunba Segun Runsewe, says Lagos state governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo- Olu has shown deep and unprecedented commitment to the growth of cultural tourism economy in the state, nay Nigeria . Listing detailed creative sector interventions by the tourism loving governor in recent times such as reconstruction of the Badagry slave Museum, unveiling of John Randle Yoruba History and Culture Museum, hosting of United Nation’s World Tourism Organization conference and the iconic 35th edition of Nigeria’s biggest cultural festival expo,…

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National Hotel Association urges members to deposit old notes in banks before CBN deadline

The National Hotel Association has directed its members to ensure that all notes in their possession are deposited in commercial banks before the deadline Central Bank of Nigeria earmarked for the deposition of the notes in banks nationwide The National President of the Association His Highness Eze Patrick Anyanwu said this during an interactive session with newsmen on the redesigned notes in Abuja He said the leadership of NHA in the 36 states and FCT will swing into action with a view to educating the hoteliers on the new policy…

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Awori Tourism to mobilize industry players for Sanwo-0lu

Awori Tourism facilitator, and Chairman, Association of Tourism Practitioners of Nigeria (Atpn) South West zone, Prince Femi Fadina, says his organisation which recently organised the first ever Awori nation cultural festival, will roll out full campaign mechanics to ensure the re -election of lagos state governor Babajide sanwo-0lu come February. Fadina, who has shown creative capacity to drive inclusiveness to key tourism projects, mobilising resources and human derivatives, disclosed that governor sanwo-0lu achievements in repositioning culture, entertainment, hospitality and tourism remains a high point in the socioeconomic growth for a…

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Waiting for the return of Team Madrid

By Frank Meke Before I tell you about the subject matter of today, it is important we pray. Remember, if two good people are in agreement, great things, good things will happen. I know also that evil men do gather. So we pray thus: Every arrow of shame fired against me, return back to sender. Two days ago, we wrote to let the industry know that our official tourism minders were in Spain and sneaked to fitur without anything to show about Nigeria. The report rattled and quivered some who…

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APTN Board inaugurated as Hassan Zakari receives plaundits

Seven members of the new board of the Association Of Tourism Practitioners of Nigeria, were inaugurated in Abuja on Wednesday. Justice Idi Appolos who performed the oath office of the trustees, enjoined the members drawn from the six geopolitical zones of the country, to stay focused and faithful to the extant laws setting up the oldest private sector tourism association. Members inaugurated were Alhaji kabir Malan , Ganiyu Tarzan shekoni Balogun, Andrew Ehanire, Nkereuwem Onung, John likita Best, Frank Meke and Alhaji Abdulmumuni Mapindi. Alhaji Kabir Malan, chairman of the…

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FTAN President harps on need to rethink collaboration to sustain business trend in tourism

The President Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN),Mr Nkereuwem Onung, has identified collaboration as a key factor that will not only sustain business trend in 2023, but also strengthen the survival bond among stakeholders in tourism. Onung who spoke with journalists at the Margaret Ekpo International Airport, Calabar, recently, said after recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic things become more dynamic and it takes a dynamic business-minded person or group to work out viable ways to meeting the new challenges that emerge. He stated that: “So to scale up with…

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Runsewe commiserates with Anyiam Osigwe family over death of AMAA President

President, Africa Region of World Craft Council ( WCC) and Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture, ( NCAC) Otunba Segun Runsewe has described the death 53 year old founder of Africa Movie Awards, Peace Anyiam Osigwe as painful loss to Nigeria cultural creative sector. Runsewe says her death leaves a vacuum difficult to fill and prays that God gives the family, and the entire Nigerian culture and entertainment sector the fortitude to bear this sudden tragic loss in a year, the industry is looking up to create more…

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Colourful Carnival Calabar continue waxing stronger despite two years of Covid 19 break

Carnival Calabar has continued to wax stronger, wins acclaims and has remained the people ultimate street party despite the two years Covid 19 break. Based on its level of acceptance and love by the people, the carnival has remained one of the most enduring products that will never die no matter the situation. The 2022 edition with the theme, Agro industrialisation had so much to offer from the beautiful dance steps and costumes, acrobatic displays, interpretation of the theme, to the international flavours adding colours and cultures. Calabar was electrified…

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NIHOTOUR trains 250 youths, women in soap making production through STEP Programme

NIHOTOUR’s Sustainable Tourism Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP) recently trained 250 displaced Youths, indigent and widowed Women in the science, craft and business management of liquid and bar soap making. The life-transforming and economically uplifting hands-on trainings of the indigent Nigerians held between December 21st to 23rd 2022, in ten towns across Nigeria’s six-geopolitical zones. The 250 trainees were selected from tourist host communities in Nigeria – where there are internally displaced peoples (IDPs) camps and other leading care-giving organisations that provide welfare services. The selected youths and women went through 2-day…

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Caroline Olory: Natures Mother Theresa

By Frank Meke Protecting Nigeria’s forests and fauna resources, is not a business for the pedestrian and weak at heart. It used to be a man’s job, tough, dangerous and unthankful but it no longer a boys scout calling since Caroline Olory ventured to dare. In Nigeria’s conservation trajectory and heads up leadership by Dr Ibrahim Goni, Conservator General of Federation, detailed and determined revelations have brought forward the capacity of female Conservators to bear. Caroline Olory, is the trust holder, the baton of hope and the first female Ranger…

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