Ubongabasi Nseobot advocates sector in Nigeria should be given much more support now than whatever.

Southern Sun Sale/Public Relations Manager Explodes…We should not wait for anyone to develop the tourism sector for us. Our Correspondent, CHINOSO AGHABIE conducted the unputdownable discussion that revealed a lot of gains for the economy if the tourism sector is gainfully harnessed they captured in this story. Southern Sun Hotel and its benefit to Akwaaba especially 2018, It always a pleasure to be part of Akwaaba travel exhibition for Southern Sun is an excitement, am excited that opportunity to come on board and showcase what we have as a goal…

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2018 Iriji Mbaise Fiesta Celebrated Under Political siege

There is tension in Mbaise nation, a clan of people that make up three of the 27 Local Governments in Imo State. Politically, they constitute the largest voting population in the State and known to have notable political leaders and those who have excelled in various fields of human endeavor. The annual New Yam festival (Iri Ji) is a well known cultural norm of the people and this year’s event is generating so much controversy as reports reaching Waka About Africa indicate that a planned chieftaincy title by all the…

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Thousands of UBA Staff Across Africa Give Back to their Communities…

  GMD/CEO, UBA Plc. Mr. Kennedy Uzoka, flanked by senior executives of the bank and some students of secondary school students at the event.   UBA Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, on Friday, November 23, 2018 launched its Each One, Teach One initiative, hosting a huge impact day in Nigeria and across all its subsidiaries in Africa.  The UBA Community Service presents an opportunity for UBA staff members to give a little of their time and skills to their communities. All…

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14–year old Odjegba Divine became the 2018 Winner of UBA Foundation’s National Essay Competition

 l-r: CEO, UBA Foundation, Bola Atta; Winner of 2018 UBA Foundation National Essay Competition for Senior Secondary Schools in Nigeria and Student of School International High School, Delta State, Miss Unuakpor Divine Odjegba; GMD/CEO, United Bank for Africa(UBA) Plc, Mr. Kennedy Uzoka; 2nd Runner-up, Master Ini-Iso Christopher; 1st Runner-Up, Master Halimat Ozemoka; and Deputy Managing Director, UBA Plc, Mr. Victor Osadolor, at grand-finale of the competition held at UBA House in Lagos.   The 2018 edition of the UBA Foundation’s National Essay Competition was held at our Bank’s headquarters with 14–year…

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NCAA warns pilots on hazardous weather conditions, appeals to passengers during flight delays, cancellations

As the nation sets to witness the onset of Harmattan weather condition across the country, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has warned Pilots and airline operators to observe safety precautions in line with Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs) during flight operations just as it appeals to passengers for patient, understanding and exhibit exemplary conduct during flight delays and cancellations in adverse weather conditions. The warning was contained in an Advisory Circular with reference no. AC: NCAA-AEROMET- 26: to all Pilots and Airline Operators signed by the Director General of the…

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Wike, Runsewe say Culture Remain Nigeria’s Biggest Asset to Enthrone Sustainable Peace, Unity

The Executive Governor of Rivers state, Chief Nyesom Wike and the Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) have agreed that culture remains Nigeria’s biggest asset in enthroning sustainable peace and unity among all Nigerians irrespective of ethnic, religious or political divides. Wike and Runsewe highlighted this position during their respective remarks at the closing ceremony of the 31st edition of the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) held in Port Harcourt. At the cultural fiesta, Rivers State emerged first overall while Bayelsa and Ondo came 2nd and…

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Mbaise Colloquium 2018 expresses Need for University in their Community

A colloquium was held, as usual, a day before the yam cutting rite. This year’s theme focused on quality education and the need to build a University in the community. More than five Professors from various academia, entrepreneurs, and youths gathered to share ideas at the Mbaise Colloquium 2018. The new yam festival or Iri Ji is an age long ceremony which celebrates the harvest of yams from the farm. It is a traditional way our thanksgiving for bounty harvest. Igbos believed that yam is the king of all crops.…

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Lalong Harps on Potenial of Culture, Tourism on Socio-E

Culture and tourism can be used to drive and transform the socio-economic fortunes of Plateau State in particular and Nigeria in general if well harnessed. These were the submission of the Governor of Plateau State, Simon Bako Lalong and other tourism and culture experts at the first Plateau Tourism Conference held in Jos with the theme, “Unlocking the Vast Potential of Tourism as a Financing Option for Sustainable Socio-Economic Development.” This position was further re-echoed by the Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe while delivering a…

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FG’s Visa On –Arrival Policy Yielding Fruits says Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the Federal Government’s Visa-On-Arrival Policy has started yielding Fruits, especially in the tourism sector which has been boosted by the policy. The Minister made the assertion in Abuja, when he received members of the Latin America Motorcyclists Association (LAMA), who is in Nigeria for a tour of heritage sites and other tourist attractions in the country. ”All our visitors here today got the visa on arrival. That shows that the Federal Government’s visa-on-arrival policy is working,” he said.  Mohammed…

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Akwaaba Now A Way of Life says Ghana’s Asumadu

Mr. Alfred Asumadu is the Chief Marketing Officer of Ghana Tourism Authority he aired his views with Chinonso Aghabie at the 14th edition of Akwaaba, a yearly travel market that brings West Africans and diaspora together. According to Asumadu who spoke about Ghana at Akwaaba, he revealed that Ghana Tourism Authority has been coming to Akwaaba in a unique way and this year was no exception. “Ghana Tourism Authority has been participating in Akwaaba for sometimes now, firstly, Akwaaba in our language means “welcome” and to Ghana ultimately identify with…

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