Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tag "tourism"

    Buhari: We’ve invested $9bn on power, roads, railway

Buhari: We’ve invested $9bn on power, roads, railway

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration has spent about $9 billion to strengthen investment on power, roads and railway.Buhari said this on Monday while declaring open the 61st meeting of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Commission for Africa (CAF) holding in Abuja.Represented by Boss Mustapha, secretary of the government of the federation  (SGF), the president said the [...]

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    Obiano promises to boost tourism sector of Anambra

Obiano promises to boost tourism sector of Anambra

Willie Obiano, governor of Anambra, has revealed plans to boost the tourism sector of his state.Speaking at the state executive council meeting in Awka on Monday, Obiano said there were plans to construct access roads to the famous Ogbunike Cave in Ogbunike and the Ogbaukwu caves and waterfalls in Owerre Ezukala town.The governor said concrete footpaths would be constructed to [...]

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    French ambassador: Jollof rice is my favourite Nigerian dish

French ambassador: Jollof rice is my favourite Nigerian dish

Denys Gauer, ambassador of France to Nigeria, says jollof rice is his favourite Nigerian dish.Gauer disclosed this to TheCable at the end of his embassy’s chef taste challenge which held in Abuja on Tuesday.The ambassador also said he enjoys Nigerian culture.“I love jollof rice, I see it everywhere I go... Last year I attended the yam festival in Ogidi, Kogi state. [...]

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    There’d be ‘strong demand’ for Nigerian food if we market them aggressively

There’d be ‘strong demand’ for Nigerian food if we market them aggressively

Abuja came alive this weekend as residents trooped out to savour local delicacies from different parts of the country in the first Nigerian Flavours event held at the exquisite Harrow Golf Park in Abuja.The event which brought together several eateries and food vendors, was organised by parastatals of the ministry of information, culture and tourism.Fara Goga, head of hospitality department in [...]

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    Plateau gov, Gbong Gwon Jos woo NCAC, NANTA for Jos tourism

Plateau gov, Gbong Gwon Jos woo NCAC, NANTA for Jos tourism

Plateau state governor, Hon. Simon Lalong believes that Jos plateau has all it takes to become Nigerian tourism capital and therefore seeks the assistance of National Council of Arts and Culture (NCAC) and National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (Nanta) to revive the interest of Nigerians and foreigners in Jos tourism.Governor Lalong who spoke at the grand finale of the [...]

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    We want our FTAN back

We want our FTAN back

Today, I remember Tereza Ezeobi, the “Ruth” of our tourism - a very loyal, committed and effective leader in the growth and development of tourism in Nigeria. Tereza Ezeobi, then Nanta President in the late 90s, was indeed an amazon and tourism warrior.She did not only help reposition Nanta, she worked gallantly to birth the Federation of Tourism Associations [...]

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    Hurray! Buhari tourism is here

Hurray! Buhari tourism is here

Last weekend, tourism industry practitioners rose from ashes of depression to high praises and celebration over the appointment of Segun Runsewe and Folarin Coker as director-generals of National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) and Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) respectively.The two time-tested administrators and frontline tourism apostles were appointed by President Buhari to rev up the dwindling fortunes of [...]

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    NTDC in transition: Is this Paul the messiah?

NTDC in transition: Is this Paul the messiah?

That government interest in tourism is troubled is not a fable, neither is it a moonlight story that Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) has gone to the dogs.Therefore to salvage tourism is also to have a strong institutional framework that will carry out a clinical surgery on how this business grows and those who will power its recovery.It is the [...]

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    Lai: I’m tired of saying tourism can create thousands of jobs

Lai: I’m tired of saying tourism can create thousands of jobs

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says he is tired of saying tourism can create thousands of jobs in Nigeria because he wants a realisation of the nation’s potential in the sector.In a statement issued by Segun Adeyemi, his media aide, on Tuesday, the minister pledged to leave a legacy of turning Nigeria's rich tourism potential to a tourism [...]

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    Growing rural communities through sustainable tourism

Growing rural communities through sustainable tourism

BY OLUKAYODE KOLAWOLEThe responsibility to grow our rural communities is a shared one. In fact, majority of the tourism sites in Nigeria are located in most of the rural areas. Development in these areas are not as fast-paced as urban communities.Every year, rural development always finds its way to the government’s shopping list but somehow doesn’t make it to the [...]

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    21 places every tourist must visit in Nigeria

21 places every tourist must visit in Nigeria

Tourism in Nigeria is under-exploited and under-publicised.[...]

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    South Africa begins new visa restrictions

South Africa begins new visa restrictions

New restrictions on South African visa applications targeted at travelling minors and those under the age of 18 took effect on Monday, June 1.The government explained that the new restrictions are targeted at curbing child trafficking activities and ensuring the well-being of children travelling into and out of the country.Under the new rules of passport and travel documents act, unaccompanied [...]

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    Thailand ‘the most dangerous country in the world to visit’

Thailand ‘the most dangerous country in the world to visit’

According to a new book, Thailand is one of the most dangerous tourist destinations on earth.Thailand: Deadly Destination written by Australian author John Stapleton talks about widespread police corruption, violence and crime, which are blighting a country once commonly referred to as the 'Land of Smiles'.He claims the boom in tourism has created a hatred of foreigners and a murderous indifference [...]

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    Going… Going… Lagos to close 2,500 illegal hotels

Going… Going… Lagos to close 2,500 illegal hotels

The Lagos State Government has threatened to close over 2,500 hotels and restaurants in the state for failing to register their facilities.Commissioner for Tourism and Inter-Governmental Relations, Mr. Disun Holloway, who issued the threat today at the 2014 Ministerial Press Briefing in Ikeja, said out of the over 3,000 hotels and restaurants operating in the state, only 350 had fully registeredHolloway [...]

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