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Tourism stakeholder urges FG, states to organise festivals

The Group Managing Director, Nanet Hotel and Suites, Mr Ini Akpabio, has advised  the Federal and state governments  to  organise festivals and carnivals regularly  to boost their Internally  Generated Revenue (IGR). Akpabio said in Lagos on Sunday that festivals and...

250 bikers storm Calabar for carnival, says official

No fewer than 250 bikers from Togo, Morocco, Akwa Ibom, Enugu, Anambra and other states of the federation are expected to participate in the `bikers carnival show’ slated for December 27 in Calabar. President of Metallic Knights Motorcycle Club in...

FG to make Calabar carnival a foreign exchange earner — Minister

FG to make Calabar carnival a foreign exchange earner –Minister The Federal Government sas it will  make the annual Calabar carnival a major foreign exchange earner for Nigeria. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said  this on Sunday...

2017 Carnival to discourage vices of past street carnivals, says Lagos

The Lagos State Government (LASG) on Sunday said the ongoing 2017 Lagos State Street Carnival holding in Ikeja, the state capital, was organised to discourage street carnivals by different groups which usually resorted into killings of innocent lives and...

Tourism can become highest labour employer in Plateau

Plateau State Commissioner for Culture, Tourism and Hospitality,Mr Peter Mwankon, has said the state’s tourism sector has the potential to become the highest employer of labour. Mwankon stated this in Jos on Saturday when `Save and Humanity Organisation, an NGO,...

NIPC to partner Niger on development of Tourism, Agriculture

The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) on Thursday said it would partner the Niger State Government to attract investors into tourism and agricultural sectors of the state The Chief Executive Officer of NIPC, Ms Yewande Sadiku, said this when Gov....

National Museum records 5,474 visitors for third quarter

The National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM), Lagos office has recorded 5,474 visitors for the third quarter of the year. The Head of Education Department, Mr Emmanuel Omotosho, said on Tuesday, in Lagos that the patronage of the museum...

Association kicks against NTDC bill

President, Nigeria Hotel Association, Mr Lanre Awoseyin, on Saturday criticised the Senate’s passage of the bill for an Act to amend the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) Act No 81 of 1992. Awoseyi said in Lagos that the contents of...

Kano plans kids’ festival to boost tourism-Official

As part of plans to boost tourism activities, revenue and Gross Domestic Products (GDP) of the state, the Kano State Government says it has concluded plans to hold kids’ festival between January and February 2018. Deputy Director, Kano State Ministry...

FESTAC ’77 not fetish, says Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday said FESTAC’77 was a celebration of African diverse and rich cultural heritage and not a fetish festival as erroneously believed. Obasanjo made the clarification during the opening of the commemoration of FESTAC’77 @ 40...

CCII inaugurates committees for Ibadan mega city project

As part of efforts to make Ibadan a mega city by 2040, the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII) has inaugurated 20 committees toward the realisation of the project. The CCII President-General, Mr. Yemi Soladoye, inaugurated the committees in Ibadan...

‘Epe will be preferred tourist destination by 2020’

Impressed by Lagos State Government’s tourism infrastructure development in Epe, an indigene, Mr Sesan Ogundeko, said the action has positioned the ancient city to be a preferred tourist destination by 2020. Ogundeko, also the Proprietor of Scholars International School, Epe,...

Tourism: Association urges regular expos to boost IGR, Forex

The Federation of Tourism Association of Nigeria (FTAN) has urged the Federal Government and other stakeholders to organise regular local and international tourism expos to boost Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) and Foreign Exchange (Forex) earnings. Deputy President of FTAN, Southwest...

China pledges to support Nigeria on Chinese ideology

The Chinese Government has assured that Nigeria will continue to benefit from its “thought on socialism with Chinese characteristics for a new era’’. The Chinese Consul-General in Lagos, Mr. Chao Xiaoliang, gave the assurance at a news conference on Thursday...

NCPC boss urges Christian leaders to fund pilgrimage

The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC),Rev. Tor Uja, has called on Christian leaders and those who are blessed with the resources in the Church to fund pilgrimage and the commission’s activities. Uja made the call in an interview...

Osun to hold biggest street carnival in December – organisers

Organisers of the maiden Osun Carnival on Wednesday said it would be the biggest street carnival ever held in the state. The Media Communication Officer, Osun Carnival, Mr. Obasijuade Adedokun, said at a press conference in Lagos that the event...

Fashion industry is Africa’s best kept treasure -AfDB

The Director of Special Projects, African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Sipho Moyo,has said Africa’s fashion industry was best kept treasure capable of changing the continent’s economy. She disclosed in Lagos on Sunday, on the sidelines of the “Fashionomics African Disrupt/Fashion...

56 countries, 9 states indicate interest in FESTAC”77@40 – CBAAC DG

Fifty-six countries and nine states have indicated interest to participate in the weeklong commemoration of FESTAC”77@40 beginning on November 6 in Lagos. The Director-General, Centre for Black Arts and African Civilisation (CBAAC), Dr. Ferdinand Anikwe, told newsmen in Lagos that...

FG to retaliate visa delay to Nigerians

The Interior Minister, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd) has warned that Nigeria would no longer tolerate delay in issuance of visa to its nationals from any country. The minister stated this on Monday in Abuja at a meeting with the Foreign...

French firm invests N81m in Plateau Hotel

The Plateau Government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a French company, Kanerkrizo Parks Limited to invest N81 million toward the revitalisation of the moribund Plateau Hotel. The Plateau Commissioner for Tourism, Culture and Hospitality, Mr. Peter Mwankon,...

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Obasanjo successfully completes PhD programme at NOUN

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, is among 14,771 persons expected to receive honours at the 7th convocation of the National Open University of Nigeria...