LEISURE TOURISM

Ekiti State Government Restates Commitment to Fund Tourism and the Creative Sector

Written by  |  Wednesday, 28 August 2019 00:00  |  Published in LEISURE TOURISM

Ekiti state government has promised to continue in its strive to make the interest of Art and culture premier priorities in the state. This is coming just as the State Council of Art and Culture has set the necessary machinery in motion for a successful festival of art and culture in December. It was against this background that the state Council of Art and Culture organised the first Ekiti state Art and Culture Stakeholders Forum with the theme: Art and culture for economic prosperity.

About One Million Tourists Witness Osun Oshogbo Festival - Governor Oyetola

Written by  |  Saturday, 17 August 2019 00:00  |  Published in LEISURE TOURISM

As adherents of Osun Osogbo deity converged on the groove at Osogbo for the grand finale of this year’s festival, Osun State governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola on Friday charged indigenes of the state and those in the diaspora to collaborate with his administration in promoting the annual festival.

The Governor made these known while addressing a mammoth crowd of adherents, traditionalists, local and international tourists who thronged Osun Osogbo groove for the festival.

Insecurity Hampering Tourism in Nigeria - Adenuga Jr.

Written by  |  Wednesday, 14 August 2019 00:00  |  Published in LEISURE TOURISM

The chairman of an indigenous telecom company, Globacom, Mr. Mike Adenuga Jr, has said that Nigeria tourism industry will continue to suffer a decline if the government fails to adequately address the issue of insecurity in the country.

Adenuga Jr., who made this known in his goodwill message to the 2019 Ojude Oba Festival, held in Ijebu Ode, read on his behalf by Folu Aderibigbe, equally urged government at the federal, state and local government levels to work harmoniously and design strategies to nip security challenges in the bud to harness the huge tourism potentials available in the country.

US Congress Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, Marks Slavery Anniversary in Ghana

Written by  |  Thursday, 01 August 2019 00:00  |  Published in LEISURE TOURISM

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is in Ghana with a U.S. congressional delegation for high-level talks and a commemoration of the 400-year-old slave trade from Africa to the New World.

The visitors were to be received Monday evening by Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo in Accra. They include the House Majority Whip James Clyburn, Congressional Black Caucus chairwoman Karen Bass and House representatives Barbara Lee and John Lewis, the Associated Press reported.

Buhari Rejects NIHOTOUR Bill and Others

Written by  |  Thursday, 04 July 2019 00:00  |  Published in LEISURE TOURISM

President Muhammadu Buhari, has rejected 13 bills passed by the 8th Nigeria National Assembly, including the National Institute of Hospitality and Tourism Establishment Bill, popularly called the NIHOTOUR Bill. However, the President assented to 9 other Bills. 

Mr. Ita Enang, the President's Liaison Officer to the Senate, told National Assembly Correspondents yesterday, that more bills passed by the Eighth Assembly are still being expected by the President and promised to take action as soon as he was in possession of them. 

FTAN Condemns Killing of Tourists in Kajuru Castle, Calls for Tourism Police

Written by  |  Wednesday, 24 April 2019 00:00  |  Published in LEISURE TOURISM

The Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) unequivocally condemns the dastard attack on Kajuru Castle and the killing of 2 tourists at the popular resort on Friday night, April 19th 2019. We are saddened by the news of this brazen banditry that led to the death of Ms. Faye Mooney, a British aid worker, and Mr. Matthew Oguche, a Nigerian, while visiting Kajuru Castle in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna.

ATBOWATON Re-strategizes and Elect New Executives Members

Written by  |  Monday, 11 March 2019 00:00  |  Published in LEISURE TOURISM

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,

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

Written by  |  Monday, 11 February 2019 00:00  |  Published in LEISURE TOURISM

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.


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