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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,...

Senate working on legislation to attract foreign investors-Yusuf

The Vice-Chairman, Senate Committee on Science and Technology, Sen. Yusuf Yusuf, has said the Senate was working on legislations aimed at attracting more foreign investors to Nigeria. Yusuf stated this when he addressed journalists in Abuja on Sunday, shortly after...

Niger State revokes N70m Gurara tourist site contract

The Niger State Government has revoked the N70 million contract agreement with Shelter Suit to construct a hotel at Gurara tourist site. The state Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Mr. Daniel Kolo,disclosed this at a press conference in Minna on...

Nigerians in S/A will cooperate with new High Commissioner -Olubajo

Nigerian Communities in South Africa are ready to cooperate with Ambassador Ahmed Musa Ibeto, the new High Commissioner to the country. President of Nigeria Union, South Africa (NUSA), Mr.AdetolaOlubajo, gave the assurance on Ibeto’s assumption of office. According to TBI...

Miss Kebbi’s emergence as MBGN dominates Google searches

Miss Kebbi’s emergence as Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) dominated searches on the internet search engine Google this week. Google Spokesman,  Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, said this in a dispatch in Lagos.According to Him, the week’s top trending search terms on...

Group pledges to build social cohesion among Nigerians in South Africa

The newly elected Chairman of  Ohaneze Ndigbo, a socio-cultural organisation in  Western Cape Province of South Africa, Mr. Vincent Nzekwe,says the group will build social cohesion among  all Nigerians in that country. He disclosed this in Cape Town, South Africa,...

Nigeria, Niger Republic to facilitate bilateral trade

A two-day workshop to remove trade barriers between Nigeria and Niger Republic held in Katsina State. The workshop was attended by representatives from ECOWAS, Nigeria, Niger Republic and governors of Katsina, Kano and Jigawa States.Other participants include the Nigerian Immigration...

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Buhari’s achievements laudable in spite inheriting empty purse

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration recorded laudable achievements, in spite of terrible economic downturn and...