FG produces compendium of festivals across Nigeria to boost tourism

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said his Ministry will soon produce a compendium of the festivals across the country as part of efforts to boost tourism and showcase the country’s diverse cultures. The Minister disclosed this in Istanbul, Turkey, on Monday while speaking at the ongoing 3rd UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture, jointly organized by the two UN agencies. He said with more than 365 festivals across Nigeria, the country can organize one festival per day all year round, thus boosting domestic and…

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NCAC declares Nov. 24 as global Cultural Diplomacy Day for Peace

The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) has declared 24th of November every year as the global Cultural Diplomacy Day for Peace. This was declared by the director-general of NCAC, Otunba Segun Runsewe during the grand closing of the 11th International Arts and Crafts(INAC) Exposition which held in Abuja last week. According to Runsewe, the launch of the International Cultural Diplomacy for Peace initiative is aimed at uniting the world via culture, arts and crafts. Speaking at the closing ceremony, the Minister of Science and Technology and chairman of…

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INAC 2018: Bangladesh shine as NCAC launch Diplomacy Day for Peace

Guests at the International Arts and Craft (INAC) Expo were once again treated to a double doze of non-stop music and dance entertainment by Bangladesh on 23rd November as the Expo winds down to a grand finale. The pulsating, rhythmic cultural routines from a very colourful troupe invited standing ovation from all in attendance. Earlier, the director-general, National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe speaking on the day dedicated to Bangladesh and Ogun State, said Ogun State had done Nigeria proud with the electrifying performances combined with exquisite…

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India excites at NCAC exposition with spectacular performance

Photo Caption: Left – right: Otunba Segun Runsewe, DG (NCAC) discussing with the Indian ambassador, Mr. B.N. Reddy during the india special day at INAC 2018 in Abuja. India special day will be remembered for the breathtaking performances reminiscent of Bollywood productions at the International Arts and Crafts (INAC) Expo organised by the National Council for Arts and Culture in Abuja. As INAC 2018 gains momentum, India, a major participant at the exhibition, took turns to wow guests on 22nd November, a day set aside to celebrate everything that makes…

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Waka About Africa 2018 Conference, Exhibition holds Nov. 28 in Lagos

The publishers of Waka About Africa has concluded arrangements to hold its 2018 Africa Conference on November 28, 2018, at the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority NCAA, in Lagos. The conference with the theme: Deploying ICT to expand financial inclusion: Prospects and challenges is poised to bring together experts from different fields of human endeavour, including professionals and stakeholders in the ICT, finance, tourism & culture sectors under one roof to compare notes and share other experiences. Expected at the conference are the managing directors/chief executive officers of banks, and their…

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Travelport Research shows more Nigerians turning to digital solutions to manage travel

Photo Caption: Guido Verweij, Travelport’s managing director for Africa .. Nigeria ranks 5th in global survey of 25 countries embracing total digital travel experience Nigerian travellers are forward-thinking and ready to embrace new technologies more readily than their counterparts from Europe and other parts of the world. This was a major finding of the 2018 Global Digital Traveller Research, an independent global travel study conducted by Travelport, the world’s leading global commerce platform. The 2018 survey, which covered 16,200 respondents from 25 countries including Nigeria, showed that Nigerian travellers are…

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Nigeria partnering with UNWTO to implement tourism Masterplan – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said his ministry is partnering with the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) in the implementation of the National Tourism Development Masterplan, in order to optimally harness the country’s tourism potential. The Minister disclosed this in Abuja on Wednesday when he declared open the Fourth Tourism Investors Forum and Exhibition, organized by the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN). “Ladies and gentlemen, I wish to draw your attention to the fact that the programmes and policies to fully harness…

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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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