Covid-19: NCAA to submit aviation restart plan to PTF wednesday

The director-general of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Captain Musa Nuhu has revealed plans to submit the Nigerian aviation restart plan to the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 by Wednesday (24th June, 2020), all things being equal. Capt. Nuhu in his effort to be accountable to stakeholders in the industry concerning the restart of the aviation sector, conveyed another round of stakeholders’ forum over the weekend The NCAA DG in his address appealed to the stakeholders especially the airlines to bear with the authorities, stressing that even though they…

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Culture: Telling Buhari story in five years

By Frank Meke To the Nigerian tourism community, President Mohammadu Buhari certainly did not factor Culture and Tourism in his game plan to revive the Nigerian economy. The octane voices of aggressive lobbyists for the new economy under the Buhari government, had no time and space to lubricate the biggest driver new jobs and rural development and it caused some of us the palpitations of the heart. And with the merger of Culture, Information and national orientation as a ministry, industry stakeholders, particularly the very vocal travel press, folded up…

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Susan Akporiaye takes over as 44th NANTA president, promises continuity

Mrs Susan Akporiaye was today, Friday March 27, sworn in as the 44th president of the National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies, NANTA. Mrs Akporiaye took over from Mr Bankole Bernard who was the immediate past president of the association. Speaking after she was sworn in, Mrs Akporiaye assured NANTA members and stakeholders of continuity as one of the outgoing executives of the last administration. In her words; “On one hand you are assured of continuity because i was one of the outgoing executives of the last administration”. She noted…

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Runsewe commends NANTA for being gender sensitive

Director general, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) Otunba Segun Runsewe has thrown his weight behind the efforts of National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies ( NANTA) to give women travel professionals opportunities to lead the association after its first attempt twenty five years ago Runsewe who has about five female directors working with him to re-brand the high profile Culture agency, noted that the NANTA effort is commendable and the way to run an all inclusive association. ” I must commend Bankole Bernard as president of NANTA for…

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ANJET honours Runsewe, Alabi, Ogbeni Awe, Uko, inaugurates executives, patrons

It was celebration time at the recently held tourism seminar by the Association of Nigerian Journalists and Writers of Tourism (ANJET) in Lagos, when the umbrella body for travel writers in the country honoured some of the operators in the tourism sector, and inaugurates its new executives as well as patrons. On the honour list were the director general of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, a patron of the association; and Chief Samuel Alabi of Eko Hotels and Suites, who is also a patron…

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Xenophobic attacks: NANTA urges Africans to embrace love as virtue

NANTA while stating its position on the recent xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa said the recent happenings have not been a pleasant one. The President of NANTA, Mr. Bankole Bernard while speaking on this issue said: “Initially when I saw the videos of how our people were being killed by thugs in South Africa, all I could think of was that why should Africans be destroying themselves? However, on a second thought when I took a closer look at the situation, I saw that some criminals were trying…

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NANTA to hold nationwide training for travel agencies

The National Association of Nigerian Travel Agency has announced plans for a nationwide training for the International Air Transport Association, IATA and Non-IATA registered travel agencies in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja at no cost. Tagged as IATA EasyPay Workshop for IATA and Non-IATA Agents, Mr. Bankole Bernard, President of the Association said the purpose of the workshop is to enlighten Travel Agents on the IATA EasyPay (IEP) plan. “IATA EasyPay (IEP) is a new payment method that is globally available to all IATA accredited travel agents for the issuance…

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NCAA enlists Lagos Aviation Academy as an Approved Training Organisation

Lagos Aviation Academy (LAA), has been enlisted by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) as an Approved Training Organization (ATO) which is one of its major milestones in the first half of the year 2019. The feat enables the academy to run additional courses such as the Cabin Crew Ab-Initio Programme and the Basic Flight Dispatcher Course. The Academy’s director, Mr. Bankole Bernard attributes this success to LAA’s dedication to its core values which are: Knowledge, Integrity, Excellence, Ownership, and Collaboration. Adding that the Academy is focused on delivering quality…

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2019 AGM: NATOP x- rays impact of culture, partnerships, governance on Nigeria tourism

By Franklin Ihejirika The impact of culture, partnerships and governance on Nigeria tourism development was the focus of the just concluded 2019 Nigerian Association of Tour Operators (NATOP) Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Ile Ife, Osun state with the aim of promoting co-operation and collarborations among the culture and tourism stakeholders. In view of the fact that the tourism industry lacks the culture of trust and partnerships, the theme of the AGM becomes apt to see the stakeholders collaborate and work together through partnerships that will help the industry…

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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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