FTAN inaugurates 3 man committee to probe finances of Lagos chapter

.. Appeals to new exco to honour Runsewe with dignified award The Chairman Board of Trustees of the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria, FTAN, Chief Samuel Alabi has set up a three member committee to review the finances of Lagos State chapter of FTAN. Chief Alabi said the three man committee will look at the activities of Lagos FTAN, its mandate and how it was able to open and run account without the knowledge of the Federation. Speaking before the FTAN delegates election in Abuja, Alabi frowned at the…

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FTAN elects Nkereuwem Onung as new president

The chairman of Remlords Tours and Car Hire Services, Mr Nkereuwem Onung has emerged the president Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria, FTAN. Onung emerged winner with a landslide victory of 71 votes over his challenger Otunba Ayo Olumoko who secured 22 votes at the Federation election held today, Thursday July 8th at RockView Hotel, Abuja. Onung is the former president of Nigerian Association of Tour Operators, NATOP and its BOT chairman. He was the immediate past acting president of FTAN, taking over after the untimely death of Alhaji Rabo…

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Restarting tourism in Nigeria: The NATOP new template

Nigerian Association of Tour Operators, NATOP Annual General Meeting, AGM offered the tourism body and other stakeholders the opportunity to share their new template for restarting tourism in the country after the ravaging impact of Covid 19 on the travel and tourism industry globally. The 2021 AGM hosted by one of the leading tourism states in Nigeria, Akwa Ibom ushered in a new template well articulated by experienced tourism professionals. Akwa Ibom state which is poised at promoting its tourism offering lashed on the AGM to drive tourist traffic to…

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Air Peace boss preaches unity to passengers In-flight

The chairman and chief executive officer, CEO of Air Peace, Allen Onyema has called on Nigerians not to be discouraged by recent events, which has given vent to calls for separation, insisting that Nigerians are better off living in one, united nation.   He made the call on Wednesday when he addressed passengers onboard Flight 7120 operated by the airline’s Boeing 777 from Lagos to Abuja and told them that with the natural and human resources abound in the country, Nigeria would make a great nation and would be the…

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Heirs Life Assurance partners Avon Medical on World Blood Donor Day

Newly launched specialist life insurance company, Heirs Life Assurance (HLA) has partnered Avon Medical to organize a blood drive in commemoration of the 2021 World Blood Donor Day. The event, which was held on Monday, June 14, 2021, at the ultramodern Avon Medical Dialysis Centre in Ikeja, Lagos had individuals present to donate blood for those in dire need of medical attention. This year’s edition, the first partnership between both companies, set out to increase awareness of the importance of safe blood for transfusion and highlight the critical role voluntary…

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FTAN Presidential Election: Onung outlines 7 point agenda to reposition body, tourism

The acting president of the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria, FTAN, and aspirant for the position of the president of FTAN, Mr Nkereuwem Onung has outlined his seven point agenda aimed at repositioning the body and fastracking the growth and development of tourism in the country. Speaking with Journalists in Lagos on his aspirations to lead FTAN, and his vision for the tourism industry, Onung stated that the time has come to take tourism to national prominence. Onung who is also the chief executive officer of Remlords Tours and…

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Insecurity: Obasanjo’s former security aide, others proffer solutions on how to reduce tensions in Nigeria

A retired Principal Staff Officer of the Department of State Services (DSS) and former Senior Security detail to ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo, Mr. Adetayo Oluwaseyi has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately commence the process of restructuring the country and embark on massive recruitment into the Nigerian military as parts of measures to reduce the areas of discontentment which he, alongside others said are contributory factors to the current security bedlam in Nigeria. Also, Lagos based legal practitioner and public affairs analyst, Dr. Chima Nnaji adduced that the propensity to dominate…

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REDTV’s TMC emerges‘Web Series of the Year 2020’ at Gage Awards

The Men’s Club (TMC), Africa’s highly anticipated online series powered by the United Bank for Africa’s Lifestyle and Entertainment channel, REDTV, has emerged the winner of Gage’s Awards’ Web Series of the Year 2020.   Following a thorough audit by the organisers of the awards, TMC which was nominated alongside four other popular online shows, clinched the highly coveted award, and was announced as the winner in an elaborate virtual event which was held on Saturday, April 24th, 2021.   Now in its third season, TMC is one of the top…

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UNWTO, IATA partner on Destination Tracker to restore confidence in travel

The World Tourism Organization, UNWTO, and the International Air Transport Association, IATA, have announced a Destination Tracker in preparation for the restart of international travel. It is the result of both organizations joining efforts to boost confidence and accelerate recovery of the tourism sector when borders reopen. The UNWTO-IATA Destination Tracker is a new free online tool for governments to provide information on COVID-19 requirements for travel and the measures in place at the destination.  The tool is available through the websites of both organizations and will provide information on: …

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Decision to suspend Azman Air operations not punitive measure -NCAA boss

.. Says Green Africa Airways, NG Eagle, Chanchangi, many other airlines coming up The director general of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, Capt Musa Nuhu has stated that the decision to suspend Azman Air operations is not a punitive measure. Speaking during an interview the members of the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents, LAAC, in Lagos over the weekend, Capt. Nuhu stated that the regulatory body takes the issue of safety utmost which is the agency’s number one priority including safe operation of airlines. He explained that it…

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