NTIFE 2019 Seeks a Tourism Development Legislative Framework for Nigeria

The Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) recently announced the hosting of NTIFE – the Federation’s annual flagship tourism conference and exhibition.  NTIFE is an acronym for Nigeria Tourism Investors Forum and Exhibition; the event started in 2014. The fifth edition of NTIFE is scheduled to hold on the 19th and 20th of November 2019, at the prestigious Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja; Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory. The 2019 NTIFE Organising Committee is co-chaired by FTAN President, Alhaji Saleh Rabo, who confirmed to reporters that a number of Nigeria…

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Edo Played Host To First Ever NAFEST In 40 Years

 After 31 editions, the ancient city of Benin finally played host to the 2019 edition of the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) with a colorful opening ceremony. The Executive Governor of the state, Mr. Godwin Obaseki alongside members of his EXCO and Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe symbolically opened a cultural calabash to declare the festival open at the University of Benin Sports Complex. The opening witnessed a string of captivating performances by veterans such as the legendary Guiltar Boy, Sir. Victor Uwaifo…

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House Representatives Committee on Aviation, Hon. Nnaji Nnolim Back Move For FG To Concession Airports

Airport Concenssion: Chairman, House of Represenrative Committee on Aviation, Hon. Nnaji Nnolim backed the move by the Federal Governmaent to concession major airport in the country. However he said there must be “a regulatory frame work that will ensure proper guidance on the operations of privatized airports in the country or government running of airports like in Egypt and Ethiopia” As the debate on whether to concession Nigerian airports or going into Public Private Partnership (PPP) continues to generate controversy, the Chairman House Representatives Committee on Aviation,  Hon. Nnaji Nnolim…

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Kennedy Uzoka Is 2019 BusinessDay’s Bank CEO

Mr. Kennedy Uzoka, the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Pan African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has won the much coveted  ‘BusinessDay’s Bank CEO’ of the year 2019 award. Uzoka emerged tops based on his sterling achievements since he assumed the position of Group CEO at UBA three years ago. Kennedy Uzoka has been successful in pulling increased financial performances and appreciation of shareholders’ investment.  A techie himself, he has ensured massive investment in the digitalisation of the bank’s activities and processes,  particularly the introduction of…

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Ways To Stop Panic Attack When You Feel One.

Ways To Stop Panic Attack When You Feel One. A panic attack is an abrupt surge of intense fear or discomfort that reaches a peak within minutes, and during which time a variety of psychological and physical symptoms occur. These symptoms include rapid heart rate, sweating, shaking, shortness of breath, hot flashes, and lightheadedness, as well as a sense of impending doom, chills, nausea, abdominal pain, chest pain, headache, and numbness or tingling. If you’ve ever had a panic attack, you’ll know it can be both a terrifying experience and…

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THE OFALA FESTIVAL, A GOOD NIGERIAN TOURISM ASSET – FOLORUNSHO COKER

        The Director-General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Mr Folorunsho Coker has described the Ofala festival as a viable and sustainable  Nigerian Tourism asset which should be further developed into a regional and global outing of culture and heritage.. Coker, who said this at the 18th Ofala festival of the traditional ruler of Onitsha, explained that festivals such as Ofala remain a unifying factor in connecting diverse cultures and interest as it brings people together from all walks of life and different parts to Onitsha,…

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Nigerians Make Up The Majority With 21% Of The Foreigners On Death Row In Malaysia

Almost half of prisoners facing the noose in Malaysia are foreign nationals, with Nigerians making up the majority. In a report released by Amnesty International Malaysia (AIM), 568 foreign nationals from 43 countries are on death row as of February this year. Nigerians make up 21% of the foreigners on death row, followed by Indonesians (16%), Iranians (15%), Indian (10%), Filipinos (8%) and Thais (6%). According to Malaysia Home Ministry, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin an­­noun­ced another amnesty programme for illegal immigrants in a fresh bid to repatriate undocumented foreigners by…

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UK Govt Corrupt, Receives £90bn Stolen Funds From Nigeria, Others Yearly

The United Kingdom (UK) receives about £90 billion illicit funds from Nigeria, Africa and countries in third world every year, according to report by Christian Erikson and Lionel Faull, anti-corruption advocates. The advocates disclosed this in a joint paper tagged, ‘Obtaining Property Information Overseas’ presented at the anti-corruption training organised by the Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA Resource Centre) in collaboration with The Corner House; MacArthur Foundation and the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA). In the report obtained cited by The Cable, they said most of the…

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Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Announces Qatar Airways G700 Aircraft Launch Customer

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation has formally announced Qatar Airways as the launch customer for Gulfstream’s recently introduced flagship, the Gulfstream G700TM for its charter service, Qatar Executive. The new aircraft brings an unprecedented combination of performance, technology and cabin size to Qatar Executive’s fleet. According to President, Gulfstream, Mark Burns, “Qatar Executive demonstrated their confidence in Gulfstream when they committed as international launch customer for the G500, which is in service with them now alongside the G650ER.” “We are grateful they have chosen to continue growing their Gulfstream fleet with our…

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