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In  a strategic response to the partial closure of the iconic third mainland bridge for repairs in Lagos, the National Inland Waterways Authority ( NIWA) has deployed forty-feet floating jetties to help bring water transportation services close to commuters through out the six months repairs duration of the bridge.
 
The floating jetties are  to compliment the flagging off  of four brand new water transportation routes located at  Adekunle, under the third mainland bridge outward oworoshonki from Yaba, another at  Lekki phase one by NIWA police post, Oyingbo and at  Oworoshonki, in bound the island.
The Director General National Council for Arts and Culture( NCAC ) Otunba Segun Runsewe has described the donation of Thisday Dome in Abuja by Nduka Obaigbena, a frontline media entrepreneur as the gesture with most humane touch.
 
Chief Nduka Obaigbena is the publisher of the iconic Thisday newspaper and chairman of Arise Television, who despite the many challenges posed by covid-19 pandemic on the media sector, went out  of his way to donate the mega dome and converted it to a 320 bed covid-19 isolation center. 

Nogle Travels, Nigeria’s fastest emerging Online Travel Company has just recently opened its Ikeja office and added more service to its range of service it offers in a bid to consolidate its drive in the Nigerian market and also to provide more personalized services for her customers while making its online portal a one stop shop for all travel needs. 

Thursday, 28 September 2017 00:00

Press Release: FTAN condemns killing at Ogba zoo

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*calls for immediate release of MD, Ogba Zoo

The Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) has strongly condemned the killing of three policemen and kidnap of the managing director of Ogba Zoo , Oredo council area of Edo State, Dr. Andy Ehanire by gun men recently. The incident happened at Ogba  Zoo, Oredo, Benin. Speaking on the development, The FTAN President, Alhaji Saleh Rabo said it was a sad development for the Nigerian tourism industry and a major set-back for the little gains made by the Nigerian tourism industry. Rabo said:  " I find it difficult and unacceptable that such a thing should happen at a tourist site in the country.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 00:00

INVEST IN HEALTH SECTOR TO CURB MEDICAL TOURISM

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A Professor of Medicine, Emeritus Prof. Theophilus Ogunlesi, has advised the Federal Government to allocate more funds to the health sector to curb the incessant medical tourism by Nigerians. Ogunlesi, the first Professor of Medicine in Nigeria, gave the advice on Monday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sagamu, Ogun state.

He urged the government to provide incentives and conducive working environment for healthcare practitioners to discourage them from seeking greener pastures in medically advanced societies. He said that the brain drain being witnessed in the sector was as a result of lack of support on the part of the government.

Ogunlesi explained that the first step to enhance the country’s healthcare delivery system was by restoring the citizens’ confidence in the capacity of their country to provide quality healthcare services. “Government must resolve to equip local healthcare facilities with state-of-the-art infrastructure to curb the need to refer patients abroad for medical treatment.