Organisers Of Akwaaba Unveil Diaspora Winners Of Africa Travel 100 Global Personalities Awards.

African Travel Quarterly, (Atqnews.com), has unveiled a shortlist of Diaspora winners of the Africa Travel 100 Global personalities awards. The 15th Akwaaba,  African Travel Market is from 22nd to 24th of September 2019. The award recognises personalities of African origin, living in Africa or outside the continent, irrespective of their current citizenship or nationality that has been contributing to the development of the continent and its Diaspora in the area of Tourism and Travel. This comes as plans to launch a Global Tourism Association for Tourism players in Africa and…

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Iri Ji Mbaise Will Boost Imo’s Economy, Serves As Bond For The Mbaise Nation –Gov. Ihedioha.

The Governor of Imo State, Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha, says cultural heritage of any nation is a key factor that unites the people and guarantees progress. Governor Emeka Ihedioha, described the 2019 Iri Ji Mbaise (New Yam) festival as one that must be sustained, not only in Mbaise nation but other parts of the state. He noted that the wide acceptability and intimidating audience the Iri Ji Mbaise festival witnessed could be leveraged on for socio-economic gains for the state.  Ihedioha disclosed this at the 2019 Iriji Mbaise (New Yam)…

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ANJET, FTAN Reiterate Call For President Buhari To Create Culture And Tourism Ministry

As the upper legislative chamber of the National Assembly (Senate) begins the screening of nominated ministers following the submission of the ministerial list by President Muhammadu Buhari to the upper house for consideration, the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigerian (FTAN) and Association of Nigerian Journalists and Writers of Tourism (ANJET) have renewed calls for President Buhari to reinstate the defunct Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Speaking on this development, the two bodies in separate statements disclosed that there is no other time but now for Nigeria to have a…

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Former Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has failed tourism, say Tourism Stakeholders …Call On President Buhari, To Create A Ministry of Tourism and Culture

The spate of missed opportunities and the dearth of policy initiatives which ordinarily should drive growth in the tourism sector to an appreciable level of visibility have been further compounded by the lack of attention from the Former Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and his team. It would be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 scrapped the then Ministry of Tourism and Culture and proceeded to merge the ministry with that of Information, with effect reducing the tourism sector to an agency within the Ministry of…

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Fela: The Noise of Advancing Ideas

The first time I watched Fela Anikulapo Kuti perform was in the mid-1970s at the Enugu Campus of the University of Nigeria. Then, he was sinewy and effervescent. Vigorous and nimble, he sprang across the stage, as he danced, sang and played both the piano and tenor saxophone. Every move he made was mirrored in the sound of the music, as the drummer and the other percussionists followed his every move with their beat. His band members were spruced-up, decked out in pink “Crapelin” outfits. His dancers were scantily clad.…

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Ihedioha To Restore Traditional Rulers’ Financial Autonomy Promises 5% Of LG Allocation

Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, has promised to give five percent of the monthly allocation of the local government areas in the 27 local councils of the state. The governor who Address monarchs of the 647 autonomous communities at the Eze Imo Parliamentary Palace Chambers, Mbari Street, Owerri, Ihedioha assured the monarchs that his administration would provide them with five percent of the required monthly federal allocation as enshrined as this would help them grow judiciously. And also the allocation was lawful and would help the royal fathers to develop…

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FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON LAGOS INTRODUCES NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF

The Four Points by Sheraton Lagos has announced the latest addition to its associate family – Executive Chef Leslie Quarmyne. Leslie who hails from Ghana is a seasoned chef with a track record of delightful meals and creative food presentation. He is a culinary expert with 22 years of practice in five-star hotels and resorts in two different continents. “We are super excited to bring Chef Leslie onboard,” says Mr. Jonathan Patterson the General Manager of the Four Points by Sheraton Lagos “He possesses an incredible mixture of experience, education,…

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The Second Edition Of Miss Apex Queen Nigeria Pageantry Holds In May

The 2019 Miss Apex Queen Nigeria beauty pageant is here again, this year’s edition will be full of many surprises, fun and more entertaining. According to the Chief organiser, Miss Favour Amarachi said all Preparations for the hosting of this year’s edition are ready, the pageant which made its entry into the Nigerian pageantry calendar in 2018, is set for its grand finale and award night billed for May 11, 2019, at Gracepoint Hotel, Wuse, Abuja. The pageant is the pet project of Queen of Tourism Nigeria 2017, Miss Favour…

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