Nature Sparkles At Kwa Falls, Imbued With Alluring Beauty Sited In Cross River State

…Kwa Falls Needs government’s Attention   Story By: Chinyere Ogidi   The beauty of Kwa Falls cannot be taken away from it. It is a spectacular waterfall located in a narrow, steep gorge on the headwaters of the Kwa River located in the urban division of the Cross River National Park. It has sparkling natural water which incessantly falls through the mounds of igneous rocks of tropical reminiscence. There is a deep plunge pool formed at the bottom of the waterfall which is hidden under the thick canopy of the…

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Nigeria Very Important Market For Gambian Tourism- Gambia DG

The Director General of the Gambia Tourism Board Abdoulie Hydara has confirmed that Nigeria is a very important market for Gambian tourism and the reason for the country’s attendance at the Akwaaba trade fair every year. Nigerians, he said are known as high spenders and with the close proximity to the Gambia has opportunity to penetrate fully in this market. According to him, “Many meetings are lined up during our presence in Nigeria to showcase what the Gambia has to offer to Nigerians. Due to the importance we put in…

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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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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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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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Ekene 15 Year Old From Abia State Get Scholarships As Emerges Best Candidates In 2019 JAMB UMTE

A 15-year-old boy from Abia State Ekene Franklin emerged the best candidate by scoring 347 marks considered as the highest by the board. But the Registrar of JAMB, Prof Ishaq Oloyode, who announced this at a media briefing, Saturday, however, said the best candidate, may not be admitted in the University of Lagos, which he chose as his first choice because of age. Similar, a 16-year-old boy from Abia State came second by scoring 346 marks just as a 17-year-old from Osun State trailed behind with 345, considered by the…

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JAMB: Out of 1.7m candidates Who Wrote The 2019 UMTE 34,120 Results withheld

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board released the results of 1, 792, 719 candidates who wrote the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). Similarly, the board has withheld the results of 34, 120 candidates including the results of 15,145 candidates it clarified as “identical twins and siblings.” JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, in a sixteen page address titled: “Doing things right and doing right things,” broke the news to reporters in Abuja, the nation’s capital. A 15-year-old boy, Ekele Franklin from Abia State, is the overall best candidate in the…

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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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