Sirika, Lai Mohammed, Runsewe, Coker to grace NANTA AGM in Lagos

The minister of state for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, the minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the director general of the National Council for Art and Culture, NCAC, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe and the director general of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation, NTDC, Folarin Coker are among the dignitaries expected to grace the Annual General Meeting, AGM of the National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies, NANTA on the 27th of March at the Muson Centre in Lagos. Also expected at the AGM are the Ooni of Ife, His Majesty…

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Looters’ list: Court dismisses contempt suit against Lai Mohammed

Justice Rilwan Aikawa of a Federal High Court, Lagos, today dismissed a contempt application filed by a former Minister of State for Finance, Mrs. Esther Nenadi Usman, seeking to commit the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed to prison for the inclusion of her name in the ‘looters’ list’ he released to the public. Justice Aikawa described the application as a distraction which could interfere with the speedy determination of the matter. Mrs. Usman, who is facing allegations of money laundering brought against her and a former Minister of Aviation,…

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Chika Balogun: Buhari’s game changer in tourism education

Getting tourism education right has always been a major challenge in the quest to get Nigeria blossom in global tourism business. Indeed, home front tourism education has no focus and lacks sustainable definition. It is from zero to zero until Chika Balogun came to the scene almost four years ago. For over 30 years, 1987 to be precise, the birth and successful lobby by Nigeria to serve as creative tourism education hub in West Africa powered by International Labour Organization and other United Nation agencies, met with brick walls of…

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Abuja UNWTO/CAF Meeting: A call for Action, development of Tourism Statistics in Africa

Picture Caption From left: Ms. Elcia Grandcourt, UNWTO Director; Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and Secretary-General, United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili at a Joint Press Conference by the UNWTO Secretary-General and the Minister in Abuja recently. The African representatives of national tourism administrations and other related sectors at the Abuja UNWTO/CAF Meeting have called for action, development of Tourism Statistics in Africa. The representatives from related sectors, statistical institutes, international and regional organisations, the private sector and the academia gathered at the Seminar…

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Fani Kayode drags Lai Mohammed to Court over looters’ List

The former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, has instituted a contempt proceedings suit against the Mr. Lai Mohammed, the Nigeria’s Minister of Information, for listing his name in recently released ‘Looters List’. Fani-Kayode, through his lawyer, Mr. Ferdinand Orbih, today, told a Federal High Court, presided over by Justice Rilwan Aikawa, that his application against Mohammed was brought pursuant to the provisions of the Sheriffs and Civil Processes Act, as well as the  Court’s Civil Procedure Rules. He said his application was seeking leave of the court, to serve the…

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All set for Nigeria’s hosting of global tourism meeting – Minister

Picture Caption Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed (left), handing over an Invitation Letter to the 61st United Nations World Tourism Organisation Commission for Africa Meeting to Governor Godwin Obaseki (right) at the Edo State Government House in Benin on Friday. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the stage is now set for the 61st edition of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Commission for Africa (CAF) Meeting, which Nigeria will host from 4-6 June 2018 in Abuja. The Minister gave the assurance in…

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