Badagry: A Walk through the Slave Route

“I know you may have come here with a mindset; a somewhat hatred for the Whitemen who dealt on slave trade. But they were not the ones that went to the inter lands to capture the slaves, our people did.” These were the startling words from Anago, one of the curators at the Seriki Faremi William Abass Slave Museum in Badagry, Lagos State in Nigeria at the commencement of the tour of the popular Badagry Slave Route that existed some hundreds of years ago. I had left that morning to…

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Association of Nigerian Journalists and Writers of Tourism (ANJET) Tasks Government, Others on Tourism development

As the year 2019, unfolds with uncertainty surrounding revenue generations by the government and tackling unemployment, corruption, insecurity etc, the Association of Nigerian Journalists and Writers of Tourism (ANJET), has charged the government at all levels and the organised private sector to pay serious attention to tourism development and promotion in the country. The body of organised travel journalists, writers, lamented that despite the vast potential and comparative advantage that the country has in tourism that the government has continued to pay lip-service to the sector, not bothering to create…

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Awesome lifestyles of Men Who Do Women’s Work’

They provoke a double take having in a world seen as men’s, chosen to earn a living doing ‘women’s work.’ In this report, Waka About Africa walks into the hearts of these special breeds and reveals what makes them tick. His business address is not on a highbrow area of Lagos State. In fact, such places hold little or no attraction to his kind of business.  And, without a business name with which to remember his trade or a roof overhead to serve need for corporate branding, residents of Abule-Egba,…

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AYODEJI OMOBOYE WON THE 2018 ONE LAGOS FIESTA, RECEIVES CAR PRIZE.

Lagos State Government has presented a brand new Car to the winner of the star prize in 2018 One Lagos Fiesta (OLF) raffle draw, Ayodeji Omoboye, a resident of Igbogbo in Ikorodu at a brief ceremony at the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture in Alausa Ikeja.  L-R  Mrs. Abosede Adelaja, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Aramide Giwanson, the Special Adviser, Arts and Culture, Mr. Ayodeji Omoboye, winner of OLF 2018 Raffle Car, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Gbenga Adesanya, Orenuga…

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Lagos State’s Biggest Fiesta is Back with a Twist Promise to Be Bigger

Lagos State Government is set to put more smiles on the faces of residents of the State. During the 2018 edition of the annual One Lagos Fiesta  and this time, will be bigger, as the other years, the entertainment hub of Africa witnessed various invigorating performances by Nigeria’s biggest music exports such as Davido, Wizkid, Olamide, and many other artistes. But this year, Lagos State’s biggest fiesta is back with a twist, which offers a raffle draw game as the winner will get to walk away with brand new car by…

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NAMA Begins Flight Calibration Of Navigational Aids In 24 Airports

Ahead of the yuletide, the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has started a routine calibration of navigational facilities in 24 airports across the country. A statement by the Agency explained that when completed in two weeks’, the calibration exercise, which is targeted at putting all navigational aids in optimal capacity would ensure that the facilities generate precise and accurate signals to guarantee the safety of air navigation in the country. Also to be calibrated and commissioned are the newly installed ILS/DME facilities in Lagos and Port Harcourt airports. The Nigerian…

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NCC To Develop Regulatory Framework For 5G, Tailored To Support The Technology.

Telecommunications Stakeholders recently met in Abuja, held a one-day stakeholders forum to brainstorm on Nigeria’s readiness for 5G and High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) technology. The Telecoms forum was organised by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Danbatta who was represented by Mr. Austine Nwaulune, director, Spectrum Administration NCC, according to Danbatta, the 5G framework is still being defined by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), there is the need to prepare toward massive deployment ofinfrastructure tailored to support the technology. The EVC Prof. Danbatta, said the forum was to bring stakeholders…

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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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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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