ELEPHANT POACHERS ARE TERRORISTS – DESMOND MAJEKODUNMI

Nigeria’s foremost environment activist, Desmond Majekodunmi came into the studios of Nigeria Info 99.3 Fm for the radio programme, ‘Environment Reports’ on Thursday, the 2nd of August, 2018 with the recorded voice of a trumpeting elephant from his Lumfasi Park in Lekki, Lagos. Most of the listeners who called in to the show easily identified the sound as that of the elephant. But listening intuitively, it sounded like a spiritual clarion call for attention to be paid to the plight of elephants in our own interest. Elephant numbers are in…

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LAGOS STREET CARNIVAL HOLDS IN IKEJA

All is now set for the second edition of the Lagos Street Cardinal scheduled to hold on Sunday 3rd December, 2017, along the entire stretch of the Oba Akran Avenue, Ikeja from 12noon. Dubbed, “Lagos Street Party’’ in its maiden edition on Lagos Island last year, the event has grown into a carnival to celebrate the multi-cultural nature of Lagosians and re-position the State as a formidable cultural destination. The 12 hours Carnival, which features a parade of Colours and Music by representatives of all the 57 Local Government Councils and…

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ECOTOURISM RAISES YOUR MENTAL ABILITY –DESMOND MAJEKODUNMI

By Best Ofori. Ecotourism as widely accepted is the visit to prestine, unhampered natural environment as tourism activity and in turn learning about the cultures and beliefs of those natives and appreciating nature at its fullest. Some countries have achieved tremendous  success in the preservation of their pristine environment as tourist spots. It involves creating traffic to these areas without necessarily degrading the original ecological beauty. Although Nigeria has a lot of potentials as far as ecotourism is concerned, the nation lags behind African countries like Kenya, Malawi Zimbabwe and…

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GHANAIANS MOURN WATERFALLS DEAD

At least 18 people, mainly high school students have died after a large tree fall on them at a popular waterfall sport in Kintampo, Ghana. The students were swimming during a storm when the freak accident happened. Twenty-two others were injured and are being treated in the hospital. Rescue team used chainsaws to cut through the fallen tree and free those trapped underneath. President Nana Akuffo – Addo has tweeted his condolences to the families of the victims. Police and fire services personnel were involved in the rescue operation at…

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CULTURE AND TOURISM VITAL TO REVAMPING NIGERIAN ECONOMY : RT. HON. MUYIWA OLADIPO

The role of culture in sustainable development can not be overemphasized. Indeed Cultural tourism is one of the largest and fastest growing global tourism markets. Many locations are now actively developing their tangible and intangible cultural assets as a means of developing comparative advantage in an increasingly competitive tourism market place and to create local distinctiveness in the face of globalization. Ogun State, referred to gateway state is rich in culture and tourist sites. Speaking in an early morning programme on the state radio, (OGBC), the state commissioner for Culture…

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Mariel Rae-Omoh becomes Acting DG, NTDC

Dateline: 28 December 2016. A new breath of life was injected into the operations and general activity of Nigeria’s Tourism regulatory body the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation.  The appointment was contained in a letter signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Culture, Mrs. Ayotunde, Adesugba, to Mrs. Rae – Omoh, to the effect that she has been appointed by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, as the acting DG of NTDC with immediate effect. She takes over from the former acting DG Boniface…

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LAGOS@50 CELEBRATION WILL BOOST TOURISM – AMBODE

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has assured people of the State that his administration is putting in place strategies to develop the tourism and hospitality potentials available in the five administrative divisions of the State. Mr. Ambode stated this recently at the Airport Hotel, Ikeja,during the second festival colloquium organized by the Ikeja Division planning committee for the “Lagos @50” celebrations, canvassing for the development of the hidden culture and heritage of Lagos State. The Governor, who was represented by his Special Adviser on Housing, Mrs Aramide Giwanson, said…

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AMBODE VOWS TO MAKE BADAGRY AFRICA’S HUB OF TOURISM 5

AMBODE VOWS TO MAKE BADAGRY AFRICA’S HUB OF TOURISM Ambode and Exco members at the commissioning of Asphalt Plant in Badagry area of the State …Presides Over Exco Meeting In Ancient Town …Commissions Asphalt Plant Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday 13th July presided over the State Executive Council Meeting held at the VIP Chalet in Badagry, just as he said that his administration has fine-tuned plans to make the ancient town of Badagry a hub of tourism and resort enterprise in Africa within the next 18 to…

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PROPHET TB JOSHUA CELEBRATES 53RD BIRTHDAY WITH A SPECIAL LENGTHY CHURCH SERVICE

Nigeria’s most visited pastor, the founder and General Overseer of The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet Temitope Joshua, turned 53 on June 12, 2016. The world renowned Icon of Religious Tourism started the day, which fell on a Sunday with the church service at the headquarters of the SCOAN in Lagos, which was beamed live on the international network of EMMANUEL TV on available satellite in about 60 countries of the world. Expectedly, the faithful, from all over the world had trooped into Nigeria for this special occasion.…

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