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.

Thursday, 02 July 2020 00:00

Gospel Singer, Chichi Zawmah Releases 'Mercy' Single

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We are all a product of God’s mercy, and so should tread softly when God’s grace is extended to us, this is the message the gifted, talented and anointed music minister, song writer and a devout worshipper Chichi Zawmah said as she marks her birthday with a debut single titled ‘‘Mercy’’ recently in Abuja.

Tuesday, 30 June 2020 00:00

National Parks: Red Flag for Serious Attention

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In my over twenty five years relationship and coverage of the activities of the Nigerian National Parks service, I am yet to witness such horrendous attacks and developmental dislocation on going through unexpected failures in the country. Certainly and sadly the dislocations are man made and can be solved by serious human ( government) efforts.

Thursday, 18 June 2020 00:00

Perm Sec, Grace Gekpe, Alleged Involved in Multi-Million Naira Fraud

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A petition seen by SaharaReporters has fingered Grace Gepke, Permanent Secretary of Nigeria’s Ministry of Information and Culture, in a multi-million naira fraud. According to the document, the minister in charge of the ministry, Lai Mohammed, was instrumental to the release of millions of naira for different unexecuted projects. The petitioner, Clifford Ume, in the document addressed to the Special Presidential Investigation Panel to look into the activities Gepke, alleged flagrant abuse of office and massive corrupt practices by the official.

Friday, 05 June 2020 00:00

Covid-19: Runsewe Advocates Use of Culture as Therapy

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Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe has advocated the use of culture as a therapy against Covid-19 pandemic. Stressing the potency of culture to address all human challenges, he said that culture is the totality of the ways of life of a people and therefore could be employed to solve all human problems.

In his words, the NCAC boss noted that the same way Medical Doctors use theatre as a place to heal the sick, and Artists use the theatre to educate and entertain, culture is a theatre of the mind and soul.

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