Thursday, 19 November 2020 00:00

Tourism Stakeholders Advocate Creation of Ministry and Digitization of Marketing

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The Association of Nigerian Journalists and Writers of Tourism (ANJET) has held first live event since the easing of the COVID-19 lockdown.

The ANJET Tourism Seminar 2020 under the theme: ‘“Tourism and Rural Development” with Sub-theme: “Post Covid-19: Recovery strategies for the tourism and hospitality sector in Nigeria” held in Lagos, brought various players, top government officials and stakeholders in the tourism sector to discuss challenges and opportunities in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic which affected travel and tourism around the world.

Thursday, 12 November 2020 00:00

Assets Disposal: FG is Addressing MDAs Office Accommodation Challenge - Malami

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Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has compiled and submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari a comprehensive profile of Federal Government's Ministries, Departments and Agencies with office accommodation challenge.
 
Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN made this known yesterday when a delegation from the Management of the National Institute For Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) paid him a courtesy visit in his Office.
Monday, 02 November 2020 00:00

Foundation Calls for Migratory Birds Protection in Nigeria

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With the dwindling population of migratory birds, the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) has called for their protection. The group also advised the Federal Government to promote eco-tourism through bird watching. NCF technical lead, Dr. Joseph Onoja, made the call during the virtual commemoration of the World Migratory Birds Day organised by the Foundation in Lagos. The celebration featured activities such as a virtual tour, bird watching tips, a quiz competition, and migratory birds video.

Wednesday, 23 September 2020 00:00

NCAC Holds Cultural Roundtable in Abuja

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A one day Cultural Roundtable on Morality, Culture and the Nigerian Youth has been organized by National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC). The aim of the program was to address the progressive deterioration of our cultural values and the urgent need to mount a comprehensive and sustainable value re-orientation programme to return Nigerian society on the path of moral rebirth.

In his welcome address at the event held at Abuja Sheraton Hotels and Towers, the Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe decried the progressive deterioration in our cultural values.

Thursday, 27 August 2020 00:00

Nura Kangiwa Heralds Tourism Capacity Development in NIHOTOUR

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Earlier this week, Nigeria's President, Alhaji Muhammadu Buhari appointed new Chief Executive Officers for agencies and parastatals under the Federal Ministry of Information, Culture & Tourism. Among the new appointees is Alhaji Nura Sani Kangiwa, a tourism technocrat, who hails from a royal family in Kebbi State, North Western Nigeria. 
Wednesday, 26 August 2020 00:00

FTAN's Nura Sani Kangiwa Appointed DG of NIHOTOUR

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Chief Executive Officers for nine of the agencies under  the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture. The DG of NIHOTOUR appointment went to the maverick, Alhaji Nura Sani Kangiwa, a former Vice President, Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria FTAN North West Zone.

Sunday, 16 August 2020 00:00

Low Turn Out at Osun-Osogbo Festival

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The grand finale of the annual Osun-Osogbo festival ended on Friday with a low turnout of people to the grove as the annual cultural fiesta was observed in strict compliance with the COVID-19 protocols.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the state government had on Tuesday announced a ban on social activities and gatherings at the Osun-Osogbo festival and restricted visitors to the UNESCO World Heritage site to worshippers only.

Sunday, 02 August 2020 00:00

Lagos State to Stimulate Hospitality & Tourism Development

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Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved N1 billion seed capital for investment in tourism, as the state is set to drive a new growth in hospitality business. Sanwo-Olu announced the approval of the loan on Wednesday at the 6th Lagos Corporate Assembly held at the Banquet Hall in the State House, Alausa. The Governor said the investment was required to bolster the hospitality sector by providing key operators in tourism business with soft loans to boost their capacity in driving growth. The initiative, Sanwo-Olu observed, is necessary to position tourism business as a new frontier for job creation and economic prosperity in the post-Coronavirus era.

Wednesday, 15 July 2020 00:00

NCAC Launches Drive-in Cultural Show in Jos

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Nigeria cultural tourism community witnessed its first successful count down to a post covid 19 new normal engagement with a drive- in artistic experience, held at the open grounds of Sheraton hotels, Abuja on Sunday.

The event, shoveled with very tight security, social distancing and a must wear mask protocols, ushered in selected car owners strategically connected to a special program frequency for sound, dedicated pavilions and over forty visitors convenience.

Friday, 10 July 2020 00:00

Rare Gorillas Found in Nigeria

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Conservationists have captured the first images of a group of rare Cross River gorillas with multiple babies in Nigeria’s Mbe mountains, proof that the subspecies once feared to be extinct is reproducing amid protection efforts.

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