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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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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Mbaise Colloquium 2018 expresses Need for University in their Community

A colloquium was held, as usual, a day before the yam cutting rite. This year’s theme focused on quality education and the need to build a University in the community. More than five Professors from various academia, entrepreneurs, and youths gathered to share ideas at the Mbaise Colloquium 2018. The new yam festival or Iri Ji is an age long ceremony which celebrates the harvest of yams from the farm. It is a traditional way our thanksgiving for bounty harvest. Igbos believed that yam is the king of all crops.…

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Akwaaba Now A Way of Life says Ghana’s Asumadu

Mr. Alfred Asumadu is the Chief Marketing Officer of Ghana Tourism Authority he aired his views with Chinonso Aghabie at the 14th edition of Akwaaba, a yearly travel market that brings West Africans and diaspora together. According to Asumadu who spoke about Ghana at Akwaaba, he revealed that Ghana Tourism Authority has been coming to Akwaaba in a unique way and this year was no exception. “Ghana Tourism Authority has been participating in Akwaaba for sometimes now, firstly, Akwaaba in our language means “welcome” and to Ghana ultimately identify with…

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Abia, Plateau, Ogun, Delta, NCAC, NTDC, Turkish Air to attend Nigeria Tourism Investors, Exhibition Forum 2018

Six states which include Plateau, Imo, Abia, Enugu,  Delta and Ogun, The National Council of Arts and Culture (NCAC), the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) and  Turkish Airlines have all indicated their willingness to be part of the 2018 Nigeria Tourism Investors Forum and Exhibition (NTIFE 2018) holding next month in Abuja. NTIFE, a national exhibition, and conference organized by the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) will take place at Sheraton Abuja Hotel and Towers on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 of next month.  Other corporate organizations, parastatals, and agencies…

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Governor Obiano has created Enabling Environment for Diasporas, Tourism Development, Emma Umekana reveals….

Emma UMEKANA, an Acting Director, Ministry of Diaspora Affairs, Culture and Tourism is at home while discussing tourism development other sundry issues with Waka About Africa on the subject matter which showed his versatility. He was at ease reeling out the workings of his Ministry and what the Governor Willy Obiano’s government has invested in to make this Ministry work round the clock in a bid to bring the diaspora to comfortably assess the vast opportunities in the tourism sector which much awareness has gone into. Though, brief chat but…

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