Wednesday, 05 July 2017 00:00


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Paraphrasing the words of late ChukwuEmekeOdimegwuOjukwu “thedifference between the Blackman from Africa and the Whiteman is, when the former sees,let’s say, a rock or cave he turns back and probably runaway with the assumption that it is a sacred object, while the latter faces it and thinks of what he can make out of it.” It is in that wisdom I present to you a brief insight of Nigeria’s mystical Ogbunike Cave in Anambra State, South Eastern Nigeria.

Ogbunike Cave is located in Anambra State, to be precise in a place called Oyi. It is a marvelous sight to behold and currently, it is on the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. What this means is that this cave is not just an ordinary cave that you can come, there are a lot of places where you can drink fresh palm wine around the cave. If you are hungry, there are still places where you can eat some indigenous foods.

The Ogbunike Cave,located in a valley blanketed by tropical rain forest is the collection of caves that have been in use over centuries by local people for whom it has particular spiritual significance. This spiritual significance is still apparent, as the "ImeOgbe" celebration is undertaken every year to commemorate the discovery of the caves.

Wednesday, 05 July 2017 00:00


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Alhaji SamailaMera, the Emir of Argungu on Sunday 2nd of July, 2017 said the popular Argungu Fishing and Cultural Festival would hold in March 2018 and this edition will feature Polo as one of its events.

This is part of a media report by an online newspaper following the remarks made by Alhaji Mera during a courtesy call by the President of the Nigeria Polo Federation (NPF), Mr. Francis Ogboro and his officials to the Emir’s palace.

The four-day yearly festival held in Kebbi State is one of Nigeria’s internationally recognized tourism attractions.

Wednesday, 05 July 2017 00:00


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On a beautiful Monday morning at the rising of the sun, I was filled with excitement and anxiety as the thoughts of touring the well known, and most talked about, Akwa Ibom fall, also called “Kwa Falls”. I thought to myself, “what better way to enjoy Independence Day, October 1st than to share in one of God’s most wonderful gift of nature, a tour to Kwa falls; rather than waste it on boring talks and gossips, or being lazy all day in bed singing Happy Independence day”. 

Setting out to the departure point, where people from different tribes and languages assembled for the tour. We prayed to God for journey mercies and blessed the day. With our articulate tour guardian, Mr. Joesef Karim, the lead tour consultant at, we all introduced ourselves and exchanged pleasantries, laughed at jokes and made jest of people. The thrilling part of the journey was the struggle among us over whose music playlist would be played first. The choice of song was ostensibly important as only interesting songs, of course, would motivate and entertain us in this journey into nature.

The overriding argument being that when male and female folks are together gender preference arises; male folks need male artiste songs to be played while the females wanted theirs. Some even subscribed to foreign ‘Jamz’ while others delight in ‘9ja’ Afro Pop lyrics. This sweet altercation enlivened the journey, filling us all with banter and laughter. Hence, we loquaciously arrived Calabar were other people joined us for the onward drive to Kwa Falls.

Tuesday, 09 May 2017 00:00

Ikeja Hotels Board Sacked by Security Exchange Commission

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) yesterday dissolved the board of directors of Ikeja Hotels Plc and ordered a forensic investigation into the affairs of the hospitality and tourism company. Chief Anthony Idigbe (SAN) is the interim chairman.

The apex capital market regulator said it sacked the board due to unresolved internal crisis involving some majority shareholders of Ikeja Hotels Plc, in apparent reference to the squabbles within the Ibru family, which holds the largest shareholdings in the company.

Monday, 24 April 2017 00:00

Nigeria had highest Chinese Tourists to Africa

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The 2016 travel statistics for Africa indicate that 200,000 Chinese itizens visited Nigeria in 2016, making the country the destination with the highest number of Chinese outbound visitors to Africa in the year under review.
The report was released on Friday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at the 59th Conference of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, UNWTO, Commission for Africa and High Level Meeting on Chinese Outbound Tourists to Africa.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, led the Nigerian delegation to the conference. 

Friday, 21 April 2017 00:00

Argungu Fishing Festival holds in March 2018

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After years of inactivity and failed attempts. Nigeria's foremost Argungu Fishing Festival is set to held in March 2018! Argungu is one of the most glamorous fishing festivals in Africa. However, hosting the festival annually had been a challenge. It is on record that promises had been made in the past by Kebbi State Government officials to host the iconic festival, yet the promises were not kept. 

The Argungu fishing festival in its very first edition began in the year 1934, as a mark of the end of the centuries-old hostility between the Sokoto Caliphate and the Kebbi Kingdom. Alhaji Samaila Mera, the Emir of Argungu on Sunday said the popular Argungu Fishing and Cultural Festival would hold in March 2018 and feature polo as one of its events. 

Saturday, 15 April 2017 00:00

Cross River Partners South Africa in Tourism

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The Cross River State government has announced its partnership with the North West Province of South Africa to develop agriculture and tourism sectors.
 Governor Ben Ayade disclosed this yesterday in Calabar, while addressing the Mafikeng delegation that was in the state for a three-day working visit.
 He explained that the partnership would also include the implementation of the recommendations on mass production of yellow maize and livestock farming, particularly poultry.

Tuesday, 04 April 2017 00:00

NTDC DG:Quick Peek at the New Helmsman

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The Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) has been immersed in various controversies and smear campaign, since the tenure of Mr. Olusegun Runsewe. He was succeeded by Mrs. Sally Mbanefo who was removed on November 17, 2016 and recently replaced by Mr. Folarin Coker.

Mr Folorunsho Folarin-Coker is the latest person to be appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as the new Director General of Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation NTDC, replacing Mrs. Sally Uwechue-Mbanefo, whose tenure ended recently.

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 00:00

CNN Report: The Trauma of Egypt's Tourism

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(Source: CNN) The turquoise waters of East Sinai should be an easy sell.

Thursday, 17 December 2015 00:00

Tourism Rates Fall with the New South Africa Visa Entry Requirements

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These new requirements have created a serious drop in the number of tourists coming to South Africa. New international arrivals of families have dropped 9.8% since the new requirements have been put into practice, according to a Forwardkeys study. Not only has the tourism industry for families been on the decrease, total international travels in general have also been on the decrease between 6.8 and 10.6%.

These new regulations are taking a toll on the South African tourist industry. While the family segment was the only tourism segment which was on the rise before the new requirements (+1.8%), the numbers are now dropping. 

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