Incredible narrative of Nigeria as fraud destination must stop, NCAC boss warns

The director general of National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe has frowned and expressed disgust at emerging global outcry about Nigerians caught and paraded abroad for drug related offences and internet fraud in the past three weeks. Otunba Runsewe who described the disturbing trend as locust attack against the image of Nigeria and Nigerians, called for a national probe to truly find out the true identity of the alleged offenders to determine if the Nigerian passports in their possession were genuine and the holders truly Nigerians. He…

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Ibrahim Musa Goni: Great stride on nature conservation

By Frank Meke Ibrahim Musa Goni, Nigeria’s Chief Conservator General is an uncommon natural resources conservation evangelist. He barely engages in vain discussion, thus picks his words with deliberate caution whenever he does engage those who love to share is vision. His choice by President Muhammadu Buhari to revamp and restore the lost glory of Nigeria’s protected areas, rekindled the hope and prayers of conservation enthusiasts and observers that Nigeria may again show forth strength in the global quest to secure the earth and its abundant flora and fauna resources…

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Runsewe commends FCT minister on Abuja nude clubs raids

The director- general of National council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) Otunba Segun Runsewe has commended the federal capital territory (FCT) minister and his officials for the timely raid and closure of nude clubs in Abuja. According to Runsewe, the rise of this ugly and negative recreational pass negates every strand of Nigerian culture, hence the need for all states in the country to emulate the raid and burst measures adopted by the administrator of the fedral capital territory. “What the FCT minister and his officials have done is not…

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NATOP commiserates with families of slain tourists at Kajuru

..Set for AGM May 24 The National President of Nigerian Tour Operators (NATOP), the Association for Tour Operators in Nigerian has sent a message of condolence to the families of the victims of banditry experienced by Tourists who went to the famous Kajuru castle in Kaduna on Saturday. Hajia Bilkisu Abdul condemned the assault on the tourists and regretted the lost of lives involved in the attack. According to a Police report published in the Media, two tourist who stayed over in the castle lost their lives in the attack…

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Miss Apex Queen Nigeria set for May 11

Preparations are in top gear for the hosting of this year’s edition of Miss Apex Queen Nigeria 2019. The beauty pageant, which made its entry into the Nigerian pageantry calendar last year, is set for its grand finale and award night billed for May 11 at Gracepoint Hotel, Wuse, Abuja. The pageant is the pet project of Queen of Tourism Nigeria 2017, Miss Favour Amarachi Uzochukwu, who hails from Anambra State and a final year student of History and Diplomatic Studies of University of Abuja. The beauty pageant is being…

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Ooni of Ife to attend African Tourism Diaspora Conference at Akwaaba in Lagos

The Ooni of Ife, His Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, the Ojaja II has confirmed his  attendance of the African Tourism Diaspora Conference as the Special Guest of Honour to be held at the 15th Akwaaba African Travel Market, September 22nd to 24th, 2019 in Lagos. The Oba will be addressing not just the Yoruba nation at the event which takes place September 23rd, but the global African diaspora on bringing African Cultures together to grow its people. The Ooni in his remark while receiving the Akwaaba team who came…

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Again, stakeholders advocate for full ministry of Tourism, Culture, useful statistics

Nigeria’s tourism stakeholders have once again advocated for a full Ministry of Tourism and Culture so that tourism can receive the desired attention from the government. This is just as they called for adequate funding for Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in charge of Tourism for better performance. The tourism stakeholders who were participants at the Tourism Journalism Communication Training programme organised for members of Association of Nigerian Journalists and Writers of Tourism (ANJET) in Abuja with the theme: “Building a Sustainable Destination through Tourism Reportage”, by National Institute for…

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Caribbean Tourism to showcase beautiful Islands at Akwaaba in Lagos

The Caribbean Tourism Organisation is set to showcase its beautiful Islands at Akwaaba African Travel Market in Lagos. This was sequeal to the conclusion of a partnership deal with the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) for this year’s event slated for September 2019. The partnership was signed at the World Travel Market held in London. The Caribbean Tourism Organisation is the board that represents the tourism board of the Caribbean Islands. At the ongoing Caribbean Tourism Organisations Annual General Meeting (AGM), in Carlton House Terrace, London, Business Development Manager, Akwaaba Travel Market,…

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NIHOTOUR holds training programme for ANJET in April

As part of its commitment to human capital development and deepening reportage of the tourism sector, the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) has scheduled a four day training programme for the Nigeria tourism media under the auspices of the Association of Nigerian Journalists and Writers of Tourism (ANJET). In a statement by the acting director general of NIHOTOUR, Alhaji Kabir M. Momoh, the training section is scheduled to hold between April 8 and 11 at the Kapital Klub and Apartments, Asokoro, Abuja. He said the title for this…

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Runsewe appointed chairman of Africa China Culture Exchange Society

.. Promises to strengthen culture economy of Africa, China Director general National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) and President, Africa region of the world crafts council (WCC), Olusegun Runsewe, has been appointed chairman, Africa China Exchange Society (ACCAES). Runsewe who in two years has changed the narratives of Nigeria’s cultural economy and fostered strategic cultural exchange among African nations through multi-cultural marketing platform, was chosen by the global body for his visionary leadership in fronting Africa Arts and Crafts, for driving an excellent cultural  exchange platform between African countries…

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