Turkey crave for more Nigerians to visit Bodrum this year

Photo Caption: L-R. Omer F.Dengiz President of BODER the Hotel Association of Bodrum. Ahmet Aras the Mayor of Bodrum Cecile Mambo Doumbe of CMD Tours, Ozge Gunay Cetinkaya of Kartaca Turizm and Ambassador Ikechi Uko during a meeting with the Mayor of Bodrum Belediye at his Office Recently the President of Turkey Reycip Erdogan visited Nigeria and Invited President Buhari to Turkey for the Turkey African Conference in December. This is Part of Turkey’s effort to Develop a Special relationship with Africa and Nigeria. The City of Bodrum wants to…

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Tede Lineage : History in perspective

By Ezekiel Oladoja The history of human progress is anchored on the need to allow the past inform the present while the present informs the future in an unending march of human progress. It is against this backdrop that we are writing to refute and correct the distortions and falsehood about the history and tradition of Tede and her Chieftaincy lineage. The information contained in the anniversary pamphlets released to the public on the twentieth coronation anniversary of the incumbent Onitede of Tede Alhaji Raufu Adebimpe Oladoyin was false, untrue…

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NCPC targets to raise about 10,000 pilgrims in 2022

The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, NCPC, Rev. Dr. Yakubu Pam has disclosed plans of the commission to raise about 10,000 pilgrims in 2022. Speaking in Lagos during an interactive session with the media, Rev. Pam stated that the agency has already raised about 3000 of that expected figures from the states. The NCPC boss observed with dismay that the pilgrims spirit is dying in the South East. The South East zone that is predominantly Christians scored the least on sponsorship of Christian pilgrims, followed by South…

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We cannot hide under slots to give unfair commercial advantages to foreign airlines over Nigerian airlines -NCAA DG

The Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, Captain Musa Nuhu has shown expertise and commitment in moving the aviation industry forward as the regulator and also protecting the domestic Airlines against unfavourable international aero politics and helping the airlines grow. In this interview, Captain Nuhu speaks on the Nigeria and UAE crisis, when Nigeria will have a slot system that will address all the challenges, assessment of aviation industry in 2021 and expectations in 2022, Covid-19 protocol compliance among others. Franklin Ihejirika reports Nigeria and UAE crisis…

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Police arraigns man for alleged land grabbing, breach of public peace

A middle aged-man, Olusegun Ogunmefun, has been arraigned before a Yaba Chief Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, for alleged conspiracy, land grabbing and breach of public peace, by the men of Force Criminal Investigation Department (ForceCID) Annex, Alagbon-Ikoyi Lagos. The defendant and others now at large, according to the prosecutor, Barrister Morufu Animashaun, sometimes in 2020, while armed with dangerous weapons, allegedly invaded a landed property located at Segun Finnih Street, off Daddy Savage Street, Fagba, and forcefully took over the land.  He was also alleged to have procured and engaged some…

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Imo State is an irresistible tourism destination- Dr Ohia, Commissioner for Tourism

.. We are going to showcase the best of Imo state tourism, art, culture to the world. The Imo State Commissioner for Tourism and Culture, Mazi Uche Ohia has disclosed that Imo state is an irresistible tourism destination. Mazi Ohia stated that his Ministry is going to showcase the best of Imo state tourism, art, culture to the world. The Commissioner who stated this in an interview with Nigerian Franknews on the sidelines of 2021 National Festival of Art and Culture, NAFEST, in Ekiti state, noted that Imo State has…

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Ekiti comes alive as NAFEST kicks off amid colourful opening ceremony with over 25 states participating

The National Festival of Art and Culture, NAFEST kicked off in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital on Monday, November 15th amid a colourful opening ceremony and parade by 25 states participating states and more still expected. The unity festival has no doubt brought prosperity to Ekiti state with the high level of participation from the states and other culture, art and tourism enthusiasts. In his welcome address, the Ekiti state governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi expressed his happiness on state hosting of the Festival, stressing that the event marks another…

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NIHOTOUR partners Eureka on eLearning programmes

The National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) has commenced eLearning programmes in partnership with the Eureka Consortium, an international education initiative with support from the European Union. NIHOTOUR’s eLearning project provides 27 specialist courses in Tourism Management, Hospitality Operation and Sustainable Development. Just over a year ago, the Director General of NIHOTOUR, Nura Sani Kangiwa, on assumption of office, promised to bridge the knowledge gap in Nigeria’s hospitality and tourism sectors by ensuring that NIHOTOUR provides eLearning programmes for new entrants and professionals in the industry. He further justified…

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NANTA Eminent Persons Awardee, NDLEA boss, Marwa promises to rid Nigeria of illicit drugs

Chairman, National Drug law Enforcement Agency,( NDLEA), Gen Buba Marwa ( rtd), says the National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA), will receive the support of the illicit drugs bursting agency as part of its all inclusive collaboration to rid Nigeria of drug cartels and couriers. Gen Marwa disclosed that as a former player in the aviation sector, he appreciates the challenges of travel trade operators in having the right training to help track down drug traffickers who approach them for travel services, nothing that though the drug agency is…

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Brazilian Govt, Embraer celebrate steady growth of Air Peace at 7

The Brazilian Government, represented by the Head of Mission, Embassy of Brazil in Nigeria, Ambassador Ricardo Guerra de Araujo, and the country’s aerospace conglomerate, Embraer, have both celebrated the steady growth of Air Peace as the Nigerian foremost carrier marked its 7th Anniversary on October 24, 2021. Ambassador Guerra de Araujo, at the 2021 Brazil-Nigeria Aviation and Defence Trade Forum 2021 organised by the Embassy on Monday, October 25, 2021, in Abuja, commended the visionary leadership of Air Peace Chairman, Allen Onyema, and the entire Management Team for their tremendous…

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