Monday, 11 March 2019 00:00

ATBOWATON Re-strategizes and Elect New Executives Members

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Association of Tourism Boats Operators and Water Transporters(ATBOWATON) Lagos branch has inaugurated new members of the executive council to run its affairs for the next three years.

Sworn in Lagos to rebrand and restructure the association with specialized members doing business on water transportation, weekend water and beach tourism services were Alhaji Lawal Babatunde as (Chairman), Engineer Omowowo Repheal, (Deputy Chairman), Oluwatobi Ogunleye, (Deputy Chairman II), Aworetan Ayomikun,

Monday, 11 February 2019 00:00

Nigeria's NOK Museum Upgrade to Boost Culture and Heritage Tourism

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The Nigerian government is to upgrade and explore new ways to make the Museum in NOK Community in Kaduna State, North-Western Nigeria a tourist hub as a way of diversifying the country’s economy. Nigeria’s Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu disclosed this while being honoured with the title of Wey Sim Nok (The son that loves the Nok) by the district head of Nok, his royal highness, Mr. Banu Adamu in Kaduna State. 

Dr. Onu, said that the present generation owed it a duty to improve upon the legacies of Nigeria’s forebears to enhance the country’s artefacts through innovation.

Thursday, 07 February 2019 00:00

Africa: Uganda Brands as a Sex Tourism Destination

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Recently, the Ugandan President Mr. Kaguta Museveni accused the tourism ministry of failing to attract more tourist in the country. In 2017, about 1.3 tourists visited Uganda bringing in 1.4 billion dollars in revenue. The Ugandan President was quoted as saying:

"A country like Spain that has nothing to show be visited by 50 million people and Uganda just 2 million people and you are here congratulating yourself? Uganda Tourism Board is mediocre and I don't like that type of mediocrity. Uganda has great potential in tourism...other countries have nothing to show but they manage to attract more tourists." 

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 00:00

Lagos State Roll Out 2019 Calendar of Art Events

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The Lagos State Government has released the 2019 calendar of arts, culture and entertainment events, an annual listing meant to guide local and foreign tourists as well as journalists and the general public into the rich cultural content on offer in the state. The Calendar which is on the state website and in print form contains more than 80 events that are either state sponsored or simply endorsed and supported by the Lagos State Government.
Wednesday, 23 January 2019 00:00

One Lagos Fiesta - Mr. Ayodeji Omoboye Receives Car Prize

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Lagos State Government, earlier this week, presented a brand new Car to the winner of the star prize in 2018 OLF raffle draw, Ayodeji Omoboye, a resident of Igbogbo in Ikorodu at a brief ceremony at the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture in Alausa Ikeja.

The Honourable Commissioner, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, during the official presentation of the car and  other consolation prizes, appreciated all stakeholders especially the major sponsors who

Tuesday, 08 January 2019 00:00

Nigeria Tourism: Minister of Federal Capital Territory Invites Tourists to Abuja

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Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has called on investors, global tourism and residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), to explore the blooming economic green fields of Abuja in 2019.

In a message at the World Cities Tourism Federation, in Beijing, China, Bello described Abuja as the wise choice for business and tourism in the New Year.

Citing the huge progress recorded in the areas of infrastructure, rail mass transit, and new airport terminal, the minister declared that Abuja today, has become a potential mining field for investment and tourism. 

He expressed appreciation to FCT residents for their support and partnership towards the milestones achieved by his administration in the passing year, just as he appealed for continued support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in his resolve to take Nigeria, to the Next Level.

“We also use this occasion to convey our sincere appreciation to all residents for their partnership and sacrifices in all we accomplished last year. These includes city infrastructure and utilities, rail mass transport, satellite towns infrastructure and rural roads, health, education and lots more, all of which were achieved under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari. 

Your efforts and hard work have made the Abuja dream a reality. Today Abuja has become a leading investment, conference and tourism destination in West Africa.”

The minister stressed that Abuja’s strategic location in the heart of Nigeria and indeed, the heart of Africa and its rich hospitality culture and beautiful cityscape has made the territory the wise choice for business. 

Bello also paid tribute to the founding fathers of the territory, noting that Abuja today has exceeded older states as the preferred destination for investment and tourism.

 

SOURCE: Leadership

Wednesday, 19 December 2018 00:00

Improved Security, Upgraded Infrastructure Will Boost Nigeria's Tourism

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the present administration's efforts at improving security and upgrading infrastructure is a deliberate policy to promote tourism in Nigeria.

The Minister, who stated this when he received the Secretary-General of the D-8, Mr. Dato’ Ku Jafafar Ku Shaari, on a courtesy visit to his office in Abuja on Tuesday, noted that without the provision of security and critical infrastructure, tourism development will remain a mirage.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00

Nigeria Music Maestro's Family House to be Opened as Heritage Museum

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The Ogun State Government on Monday said the ongoing renovation of late Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s family house into heritage museum would soon be completed.

The state Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Olumuyiwa Oladipo, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the project, which began in early 2017, was 70 per cent completed.

The commissioner said the renovation was aimed at preserving the late music legend’s achievement by turning the family house into a tourists’ site.

Thursday, 06 December 2018 00:00

Nigeria Ranks Poorly on Africa Visa Openness Index

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Nigeria is notably missing among the top countries in the Africa Visa Openness Index, an annual survey conducted by the African Union (AU) and the African Development Bank (AfDB). Conversely, seven West African countries were listed among the top 20 including Benin, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Senegal and Togo while Southern Africa has the least number with four and North Africa has one.

Earlier in 2018, the Nigerian government had announced a Visa-On-Arrival policy for international travelers as part of

Monday, 03 December 2018 00:00

Nigeria Compiling List of Festivals Nationwide To Boost Tourism - Lai Muhammed

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said his Ministry will soon produce a compendium of the festivals across the country as art of efforts to boost tourism and showcase the country's diverse cultures.
 
The Minister disclosed this in Istanbul, Turkey, on Monday while speaking at the ongoing 3rd UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture, jointly organized by the two UN agencies.
 
He said with more than 365 festivals across Nigeria, the country can organize one festival per day all year round, thus boosting domestic and international tourism.
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