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.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00

Nigeria’s $7bn shipping Industry is in Doldrums

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The maritime industry in Nigeria is very green and vast. With its long coastline, unique location, large oil and gas deposit, large and growing population, among others, Nigeria is well-positioned to transform its ports into attractive destinations for both regional and globaltrade.

The maritime sector provides vast window of business opportunities in several related activities that offer commensurate returns on investments to the potential investors.

Sunday, 09 December 2018 00:00

After India is Nigeria the next Nation to look out for?

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After India is Nigeria the next nation to look out for? By Augustine Togonu-Bickersteth,London,England

There are strange developments between Nigeria and India. India has a population of 1.36 Billion and the Nigerian Leader being the head of the worlds most populous black Nation is regarded as a torch bearer bearer of 1.2 Billion Blacks world wide and 1.2 billion Africans. Nigeria has the second fastest growing population after India.

Pandit Nehru was born November 14 1889 and the Next day, November 15 1889 saw the birth of Ooni of Ife,

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

Thursday, 06 December 2018 00:00

Cultural Tourism Sustains Communities and Living Heritage - UNWTO/UNESCO

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The third cultural tourism conference (3-5 December) organized jointly between the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) concluded today in Istanbul, Turkey. Participants declared their support for cultural tourism as a driver for safeguarding living heritage, catalyzing creativity in cities, and spreading tourism’s socioeconomic benefits to all.

A key conclusion from the conference was the need for a clear and strong link between tourism, culture and local community stakeholders. Cultural tourism policies and strategies must consider the perspectives and interests of local communities, who can also assist governance bodies in balancing tourism

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.
Wednesday, 28 November 2018 00:00

Ethiopian Crowned Best Airlines in Africa Award, for the 7th Consecutive year

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Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX Certified Four Star global airline has won 2018 Best Airlines in Africa Award for the 7th year in a row from African Airlines Association (AFRAA). The award was given on November 27, 2018 in recognition of its exceptional financial performance at the 50th high profile African Airline Association Annual General Assembly in Rabat, Morocco.

Regarding the award, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked, “We are thrilled to win this prestigious award. In the last seven years we have been coming to AFRAA annual general assembly and receiving this continental high-profile award every single year. We sincerely thank AFRAA

Tuesday, 27 November 2018 00:00

Morocco Seeks Tourism Collaboration with Nigeria

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The African Director, Moroccan National Tourism Office, Jalal Imani, has called for collaboration between his country and Nigeria to promote tourism in Africa.

He made the call in Marrakech during a familiarisation trip organised by his agency. 

According to Imani, such collaboration, besides its economic benefits, will promote regional peace and unity, transfer of cultural heritage and further boost bilateral relations between the two countries. 

Tuesday, 27 November 2018 00:00

Nigeria: FTAN Calls for National Policy on Cultural Tourism

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The Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) held her annual Nigeria Tourism Investors Forum and Exhibition (NTIFE) on November 21st and 22nd 2018, at Sheraton Hotel Abuja, where the President of the Federation, Alhaji Saleh Rabo, called on both the Federal and State Governments to come up with a national policy on Cultural Tourism to make Nigeria a leading African tourist destination.

In his welcome address at the event, Alhaji Rabo said, “FTAN calls on the federal government, through the Ministry of

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 00:00

Federation Calls for Cultural Tourism Development Zones Across Nigeria

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The Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) held her annual Nigeria Tourism Investors Forum and Exhibition (NTIFE) on November 21st and 22nd 2018, at Sheraton Hotel Abuja, where the President of the Federation, Alhaji Saleh Rabo, called on both the Federal and State Governments to analytically look at the Nigeria’s tourism map and build motorable roads leading to and from tourist destinations.

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