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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Abia, Plateau, Ogun, Delta, NCAC, NTDC, Turkish Air to attend Nigeria Tourism Investors, Exhibition Forum 2018

Six states which include Plateau, Imo, Abia, Enugu,  Delta and Ogun, The National Council of Arts and Culture (NCAC), the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) and  Turkish Airlines have all indicated their willingness to be part of the 2018 Nigeria Tourism Investors Forum and Exhibition (NTIFE 2018) holding next month in Abuja. NTIFE, a national exhibition, and conference organized by the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) will take place at Sheraton Abuja Hotel and Towers on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 of next month.  Other corporate organizations, parastatals, and agencies…

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Ethiopian Air at 72 Years still Renewed like Stallion, Tola Alabi relishes

Tola Alabi, is the Senior Sales Representative of the Ethiopia Airline, the country’s national carrier that has been operating in Nigeria since 1960 without cease. She was at her usual best in this interview with Waka About Africa where she revealed what still made the airline thick and preferred by passengers and sundry issues you have not read elsewhere before now. Have a swell time. Q; You have been participating in Akwaaba travel market, what can you say are the benefit.   My name is Tola Alabi, am a Sales…

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Akwaaba is the highest market for tourism in the country says- Sally Mbanefo

Commissioner for Tourism and Diaspora, Sally Mbanefo is upbeat that the activities of her Ministry have been highly acknowledged by our people in the diaspora which has given the State government the needed impetus to provide more infrastructural developments to encourage the all-important Ministry. Needless to say that the Ministry has been receiving lots of positive responses and we are working even hard to sustain and surpass expectations. According to her, it is instructive to note that Anambra State been at Akwaaba Fourteenth edition 2018 and we have done to…

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Carnival Calabar, A Yearly Reverend Show Piece Onah Paints Vivid Picture

Chairman of Carnival Calabar, Mr. Gabe Onah has been speaking on the profitability of the famous carnival and believes that time is near when it will become huge internal revenue earner for the state. Onah spoke with Waka About Africa that the state is still talking about the GDP of Carnival Calabar and more innovative ways of harnessing effectively all the potentials that would make it number destination every year, he further narrated to WAKA ABOUT AFRICA. According to him, If I tell you the GDP you cannot calibrate it…

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