Ife comes alive as Ooni hosts NATOP AGM May 24

.. As Runsewe is confirmed as special guest All is set for the much anticipated 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM), of the Nigeria Association of Tour Operators (NATOP), in Osun State, Nigeria. The AGM which will be hosted by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi at the Ife Grand Resorts and Leisure is slated to hold on 24th May 2019. NATOP AGM with the Theme: “Impact of Culture, Partnerships and Governance on Nigeria Tourism Development”, will feature a four day program to include a tour of Osun state,…

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Ex Mrs Tourism United Nations to unveil WABIO Place Saturday in Lekki

All is now set for the unveiling of WABIO Place, a one stop beauty shop on Saturday, May 18 in Lekki Lagos WABIO Place which promises the best in make-up and body beauty is located opposite Prince Ebeano supermarket in Lekki. WABIO which is an acronym for Women Are Beautiful Inside and Out comprises of the Foundation, the beauty and training arm. Speaking in an interview with Journalists in Lagos, the chief executive officer of WABIO International Limited, and former Mrs Tourism United Nations, Mrs Ebele Enemchukwu stated that the…

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Arik Air adjusts schedule to cope with aircraft maintenance

Arik Air carried out adjustment on its scheduled operations to cope with the exigencies of its aircraft that are on mandatory maintenance. The airline’s fleet has witnessed a reduction in number in the last two weeks due to the fact that some aircraft have been flown overseas to Approved Maintenance Organisation (AMO) in Europe. The management stated that in order to maintain schedule integrity and ensure flights depart on time, it had to cut down on the number of flights operated daily. The airline further stated that as a safety…

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Extradition: Fresh application stalls judgment in extradition suit against Kashamu 

A Lagos Federal High Court, today, further adjourned until May 23, to re-open hearing in a suit by Senator Buruji Kashamu, seeking to stop his extradition to the United States, to face drug related charges.  Kashamu, who is the Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, had in his suit labelled FHC/L/CS/930/2018, joined the following as respondents: The Inspector General of Police, Commissioner of Police Lagos Police Command, Director General State Security Service (DSS), National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA, and the Attorney General of the Federation…

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N6.9bn fraud: EFCC declares its witness ‘hostile’ in Fayose’s trial

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) today, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, declared its witness in the ongoing trial of the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Peter Ayodele Fayose, as an ‘Hostile witness’. The EFCC declared its witness, Mr. Adewale Aladegbola, ‘hostile’ when he contradicted his extrajudicial statement to the EFCC. The witness had told the court that nothing happened on the June 16, 2014 and that the two vehicles he used to drive were grounded that day. The witness, Aladegbola, a former driver to Zenith…

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Oba of Benin to celebrate anniversary with NAFEST

The revered Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, Oba of Benin Omo has disclosed plans to celebrate his fourth anniversary on the throne of the ancient Benin Kingdom during the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) slated for October this year. A former diplomat and accomplished culture influencer, Oba Ewuare II noted that his desire and intention to celebrate his fourth anniversary which coincided with NAFEST, will give the festival of national unity a royal touch deserving of a national cultural and…

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Romarox to give away brand new car to winner of 2019 Tourism Photo competition

Photo Caption: L-R: Consultant, Romarox Tourism Photo Competition, Mr. Cornell Udofia; Project Co-ordinator, Mr. Emeka Anokuru; Nollywood Actress, Ngozi Orji; former Miss Nigeria Beauty Pageant, Rosemary Okeke; former Nigeria Airspace Management Authority (NAMA), Engr. Nnamdi Udo; former President, Nigeria Association of Tour Operators (NATOP), Mrs. Fatima Gabati and Nollywood Actor, Tony Akposeri, during the launching and unveiling of Romarox Tourism Photo Competition, in Lagos The organisers of Romarox Tourism Photo Competition (RTPC) are set to give away a brand new car as star prize for the winner of the 2019…

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Runsewe re-brands Nigeria’s culture, tourism with new vision, engages stakeholders

By Franklin Ihejirika It has become expedient to re-brand the culture and tourism sector in Nigeria in order to shift from the total focus on oil as the major source of revenue to the government and diversify into areas like culture and tourism which other country’s are reaping from their huge benefits.  This has become the theme and major focus of the director general of the National Council for Art and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe who is leading this drive which its mandate is to re-position Nigeria on the…

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Interswitch signs multi-billion naira deal with British firm to enhance transportation ticketing

Photo Caption Akeem Lawal, Divisional CEO, Interswitch Group; Jeremy Hunt MP, United Kingdom Foreign Secretary and Jack Dangoor, CEO, Bekoz at the signing of a partnership agreement in Abuja to drive cashless multi-modal transportation in Nigeria Interswitch Group has signed a multi-billion Naira deal with Bekoz UK Ltd, a British transport ticketing company, to enhance transportation ticketing in Nigeria. The deal, which is worth £56 million (approx. N26billion), will leverage British technology to keep Nigeria’s commuters on the move through the launch of three products developed exclusively for the Nigerian…

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Workers Day: ATSSSAN threatens to shut NCAA over non expansion of organogram

The Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN) has threatened to shut the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) if the organogram of the Authority is not reviewed and expanded. Speaking at the ATSSSAN secretariat on Wednesday in Lagos during the Workers Day rally, the president of ATSSSAN, comrade Ilitrus Ahmadu said over 47 Assistant General Manager (AGM positions in NCAA have been extinguished and some directorates and departments have been merged as a result of obsolete organogram. He said this development is not acceptable to the union, adding…

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