Ogun State shines at INAC expo focal on Ankara economy

Ogun State contingent, put up a fantastic Cultural show of force, Thursday night in Abuja, at the ongoing International Arts and Crafts Expo, pulled all strings, showcasing its rich Ankara and Batik fabric economy, spiced with gastronomical outing of the famed Ofada Rice, to the delight of participants and invited dignitaries. Olusegun Olaotan, Permanent Secretary, Ogun state Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, took to the expo podium to recast the diversity of the state rich Cultural tourism Endowments, from Ankara fabrics, natural resources, rich flora and fauna ecosystem and…

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NCAC DG extols virtues of Professor Sule Bello, expresses sadness over his demise

The Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe has extolled the virtues of Professor Sule Bello, a foremost Professor of History who passed on to eternal glory on Sunday. Otunba Runsewe in his condolence message to the family of Professor Bello described his death as not only painful but also very sad. The NCAC boss said that he was a great Historian, World Class Intellectual and a patriotic Nigerian, adding that the gap his death has created will be very difficult to fill. Otunba…

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President Buhari commends Runsewe on Treasures of Nigerian Culture Exhibition

A very rich diverse exhibition of Nigerian Cultural tourism engagements, captured as Treasures of our country, received Plaudits from President Muhamandu Buhari at the Banquet hall of the Presidential villa, Abuja, Thursday night. President Buhari, accompanied on the historic inspection by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President, Ahmed lawan, , Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, Secretary to the Federal Government, Boss Mustapha and Niyi Adebayo, Minister of Trade, commended the Director General National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) Otunba Segun Runsewe, who conducted the President and his team…

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Emir of Kano tasks NANTA to develop Kano into tourism destination, assures of support

The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, has promised to assist National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA), to rebrand Kano as a veritable cultural tourism destination on the West Coast of Africa. His Royal Highness who received the President of NANTA, Mrs Susan Akporiaye and her delegation on a courtesy visit to the palace, on Tuesday, disclosed that Kano historically is at centre of Trans Sahara trade and tourism, hence deserve the support of NANTA and foreign airlines to blossom again despite the challenges of covid 19 pandemic.…

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Trending video: Unruly passengers arrested by FAAN Security not Air Peace

The management of Air Peace Limited has clarified that the unruly passengers in a trending video online were arrested by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN security and not Air Peace. The airline in a statement signed by its management stated that the explaination becomes necessary as the video was portraying Air Peace in a bad light on social media. The airline explained that: “We have noticed a certain video portraying Air Peace in a bad light on social media and it has become imperative that we clear the…

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New dawn for tourism as FTAN honours Runsewe with Nigerian Tourism and Culture Brand Icon Award

It was a night of glowing tributes to a tourism, art and culture icon, Otunba Segun Runsewe, the Director General of the National Council for Art and Culture, NCAC, who was honoured by the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria, FTAN, with the Nigerian Tourism And Culture Brand Icon Award for his immense contribution to the growth and development of tourism in Nigeria. Runsewe was honoured with the first award instituted by FTAN for achievers in the the tourism and culture industry in Nigeria at a well attended and colourful…

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Sheraton Lagos Hotel appoints Enwefah new cluster director of human resources

Sheraton Lagos Hotel has announced the arrival of their new cluster director of human resources, Dr. Jason Enwefah. According to Rex A.G.Nijhof, the cluster general manager for Sheraton Lagos Hotel and Sheraton, Abuja Hotel, “Dr. Jason Enwefah is an exceptionally experienced and versatile professional – with an accumulated total of 20 years practice in Human Resources, Strategy Development and Project Management. Jason has previously acquired extensive experience working for notable blue-chip Organizations, both locally and internationally – such as the Cardiff Business School (UK); GTBank Plc; Vic Lawrence & Associates; Accenture;…

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Drug trafficking: ex-LG Chief, Ashekun, seeks for another Judge over alleged bias

A former Vice Chairman, Lagos Island East Council Development Area, Lagos State, Mr. Kehinde Ashekun, who is standing trial before a Lagos Federal High Court, over alleged drug trafficking, has asked the Court’s Chief Judge, to transfer his case file to another judge, over alleged likelihood of bias by the trial judge, Justice Ayokunle Faji. Ashekun popularly called Owoiya, was arrested by the men of National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) with the drug on May 7, 2021, during the outward clearance of passengers on Virgin Atlantic Airlines flight from Lagos…

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UK broadcaster, Adesope harps on impact of Afrobeats in UK Parliament

The UK-based broadcaster and ardent promoter of Afrobeat in the diaspora, Olajide Adesope has harped on impact of Afrobeats in the United Kingdom, UK Parliament Adesope appealed to the United Kingdom government to collaborate with its Nigerian counterpart and multilateral organisations to provide funding support for both the established and up and coming creatives in Nigeria. He made the plea recently at the UK parliament when he met select members of the parliament on foreign affairs alongside Afrobeats star, Patoranking to discuss the impact of Afrobeats on the Nigerian economy,…

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FTAN set to honour Otunba Runsewe with first Nigerian Tourism Award

The Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria, FTAN is set to honour Otunba Segun Runsewe the director general of National Council for Arts and Culture, NCAC, with the First Nigerian Tourism Awards to on the 24th of September at Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos. The President of the Federation, Mr Nkereuwem Onung made this announcement in Abuja during the Inauguration of the FCT Council of FTAN. He said that the Nigerian Tourism Awards will be an annual Recognition for major Players who have Made huge Contributions to the Growth…

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