Tourism Stakeholders Call On Federal, State And Private Sectors To Invest In Agro-Tourism Industry To Boost Economy.

The call was made by different speakers at the 4th Tourism world international commercial conference and award held in Lagos at Golden Tulip hotel, Festac Mr. Solomon Uwakwe, Managing Director, De Tourism World International, advised Nigerian youths to embrace agro-tourism for wealth and job creation. Uwakwe gave the advice during the 4th Tourism World International Commercial, Agro-tourism Conference and Awards Lagos. Speaking on the theme:“infrastructure and Human Capital Development for Global Sustainable Hospitality and Tourism Growth”. Uwakwe, organiser of the conference, said that employment opportunities abound in the tourism industry…

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ANJET Honours Runsewe, Alabi, Awe, Uko, Inaugurates Executives And Patrons

It was celebration time at the recently held tourism seminar by the Association of Nigerian Journalists and Writers of Tourism (ANJET) in Lagos, when the umbrella body for travel writers in the country honoured some of the operators in the tourism sector, and inaugurates its new executives as well as patrons. On the honour list were the Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, a patron of the association; and Chief Samuel Alabi of Eko Hotels and Suites, who is also a patron of…

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2019 Ofala: Obi Of Onitsha Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe Celebrates His 18th Ofala, Extol Virtues Of Globacom

…President Buhari Promise To Speed Work On The Second Niger Bridge   The 2019 Ofala Festival sponsored by national telecommunications company, Glo, continued at the 2019 Ofala Festival in Onitsha, Anambra State, with the paramount ruler of the ancient town, Igwe Nnaemeka, extolling the virtues of Globacom, which he said had been sponsoring the festival since 2011. Speaking after he made a grand royal entry into the Ime Obi arena, accompanied by his Ndi Ichies, and other palace functionaries, the Igwe commended Globacom for supporting the Ofala festival for the past nine years,…

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The Ofala Festival; An Age Long Traditional Festival To The Onitsha People In Anambra State

The Ofala Festival is an annual ceremony practiced by Igbo people, particularly the indigenes of Onitsha, Umuoji and other neighboring communities such as Aguleri, Nnewi and Ukpo in Dunukofia Local Government Area. It serves as rites of renewal of the king or Igwe or Obi and it is similar to the Igue festival in Benin and the Ine, Osi or Ogbanigbe Festival in many mid-West Igbo communities of Nigeria. The term ofala, is derived from two Igbo words – ofo (English: authority) and ala (English: land).[2] The festival is celebrated within two days mostly in October by the Obi (English: king) and is a customary obligation that must be performed every couple of years without fail. According to…

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Mayor Of Banjul, Rohey Lowe Launches REFELA In Gambia

The Mayor of Banjul, a large state in the country of Gambia was a washed with the generosity and benevolence of Rohey Lowe who recently launched the Gambian faction of REFELA, a network of women elected officials of substantial and local governments in Africa. According to Mayor Lowe, she is interested in the growth of women and the encouragement of the women folk to develop themselves globally. REFELA was founded in 2005 in South Africa for the reunification of three continental groups of local governments. According to reports available to…

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4th Edition Of International Commercial/Agro-Tourism Conference Holds October 16th, 2019 To Unveil Oversea Work and Study Recruitment Programs

All is set for the 4th edition of International Commercial/Agro-Tourism Conference organized by the De Tourism World Inter-National selected to take place on Wednesday October 16, 2019 at the Golden Tulip Festac Hotel, Amuwo Lagos, Nigeria. The theme “Infrastructure And Human Capital Development For Global Sustainable Hospitality And Tourism Growth”, will focus on Infrastructure, Hospitality and Tourism development remains unchanged. According to an online statement sent to Waka About Africa by the Executive Director, Tourism World International and convener of the conference, Mr. Solomon Uwakwe, said some opportunities in commercial…

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Dubai Underlines Commitment To Nigeria Following Successful Participation At AKWAABA 2019

▪▪▪28 per cent year-on-year growth in overnight visitors’ cements Nigeria’s position as 17th largest source market Dubai Tourism has reported a stellar incline in tourism volumes from Nigeria, Africa’s largest source market for inbound traffic to Dubai, welcoming 113,000 overnight visitors in the first seven months of 2019. With impressive double digit growth, inbound traffic from Nigeria to the Dubai grew by 28 per cent year-on-year, cementing its position as the emirate’s 17th largest source market. Dubai’s diverse portfolio of attractions has experienced sustained interest amongst Nigerian travellers through ongoing strategic…

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Tourism Stakeholder Task Nigeria Government To Explore Tourism Potential For Job Creation.

L-R: President, LA Campag Netropicana Beach Resort, Otunba Wanle Akinboboye; The Olota of Otta Kingdom, Ogun State, Oba Prof. Adeyemi Obalanlege; President, Association of Nigerian Journalists and Writers of Tourism (ANJET), Andrew Iro Okungbowa, and former President, ANJET, Tope Ogbeni Awe at the annual tourism seminar 2019 “Tourism and Jobs: Better future for all” in Lagos Stakeholders and operators of Nigerian tourism sector have charged government at all levels in the country to focus more on the tourism in order to achieve accelerated development of the country as the oil…

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Lai Mohammed Unveils Agenda For Culture, Tourism Sector For The Next Four Years.

… To Make National Summit for Culture and Tourism A Yearly Affair    The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed unveiled his agenda to transform the creative, tourism and culture industry into Nigeria’s new oil in the next four years. The minister who disclosed the plans in Lagos at a meeting with Travel Journalists, Arts and Culture Writers Association of Nigeria said the sector would also create millions of jobs for the youth. Mohammed who corrected the misconception in certain circle that he paid more attention to information…

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Waist Beads: Helps African women’s Bum, Improve Sexual Prowess While Acting As Some Sort of Birth Control.

Waist beads are often worn by African women and it holds certain fascination for many. The beautiful stream of color blending could be one of the reasons for this fascination or the way a woman’s lower body moves when this ornament is worn could be another.   It has been named according to the tribes wearing them. In northern Nigeria, it is called ‘Jigida’ by the Hausas, the Yorubas refer to it as ‘Bebedi’ while the Igbos called it ‘Ekere’ or ‘Mgbanu- Ukwu’. Such is the importance attached to the…

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