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Minister advocates digital capacity training for tourism personnel

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has called on National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) to embark on digital training  for tourism and hospitality personnel in the industry for effective service delivery. Mohammed, who was represented by Mr Femi Coker, Director General, Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), made the call at the 2021 Annual Masters Lecture Series on Thursday in Abuja. The 2021 edition with the theme: “Professionalising the Nigeria Hospitality and Tourism Personnel in Pandemic World”, aimed at repositioning the sector in its rightful position.…

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Singer, Tiwa Savage loses dad

Nigerian singer, songwriter and actress, Tiwatope Savage a.k.a Tiwa Savage has lost her father to the cold hand of death. The African super musician took to her Instagram page @tiwasavage on Monday to announce the sad news. She wrote, “Early hours of this morning you made peaceful transition, you fought till very  end. “You really fought daddy and it had been rough for you these past couple of years but you are resting now. “This is tough on me, I am so numb, so weak. Rest in perfect peace my…

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Enugu pledges support to National Gallery of Arts

Enugu State on Wednesday, pledged its continued support to the National Gallery of Arts, (NGA) to enhance Nigeria’s culture and heritage. The Deputy Governor, Mrs Cecilia Ezeilo, made the promise while receiving members of the NGA at Government House in Enugu. Ezeilo, who received the members on behalf of Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, called on the management to assume a central role in actualising the vision of the government. “Government vision is to make Nigeria a tourist paradise and culture goldmine, by erecting a befitting and functional gallery space. “A gallery…

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Buhari Condoles With Fasasi Family On Death Of Sound Sultan

President Muhammadu Buhari extends heartfelt condolences to the Fasasi family on the death of renowned singer and songwriter, Olanrewaju Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan, aged 44. The President notes that Sound Sultan’s demise is not only a loss to the Nigerian music industry, but to the country as a whole. As a celebrated rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, he lived an exemplary life, achieved several milestones in his career and contributed greatly to the development of the Nigerian music and entertainment industry through his artistic genius, creativity and talent, which…

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VP Osinbajo: Transcorp Aura ‘ll Help Revive Hospitality Industry

…….After COVID-19 Transcorp Hotels Plc., the leading hospitality Company which owns the award-winning Transcorp Hilton Abuja and Transcorp Hotels Calabar,on 8th July officially launchedAura by Transcorp Hotelsat The Transcorp Hilton Abuja. Aura by Transcorp Hotels,a digital platform that connects people to unique accommodation, great food, and experiences is Transcorp Hotels’ new business expansion, and being launched as part of its asset-light model, leveraging technology to deliver true hospitality for all to experience. Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Transcorp Hotels Plc., Mrs. Dupe Olusola said ‘Aura’ by Transcorp Hotels…

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Tour Your Country To boost Economy, NTDC Urges Nigerians

The Director-General, Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Mr Folorunsho Coker, has called on Nigerians to tour the country and patronise made in Nigeria products to boost the nation’s economy. Speakig in Abuja on Sunday, Coker said that domestic tourism has the potential to strengthen the nation’s economy and attract international tourists. “We don’t need tourists to come and visit Nigeria. There are over 200 million Nigerians. Let Nigerians know more about Nigeria first. Let Nigerians consume enough of Nigerian products. “If we make more positive noise about Nigeria, other people…

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Artiste Seeks Help To Access Creative Industry Fund

An artiste, Bolaji Haruna, on Saturday appealed to the Federal Government to help artistes access the Creative Industry Finance Initiative (CIFI). Haruna, popularly known as “Maturedmind,” said that the fund established by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), though laudable, was not easily accessed and as such not effective. He said the funds, if accessed, could give the creative and entertainment industry a boost. The CIFI is a loan scheme developed by the CBN to provide access to long-term and low-interest financing for entrepreneurs in the creative industry. ‘’To be…

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Stakeholders Urge Investment In Arts Education To Create Employment

Some stakeholders in the arts industry have urged government at all levels to invest in arts education for economic gains and employment generation for the youth. They spoke in Ibadan on Friday at the award ceremony of an art competition organised by Gessomate Professionals Arts Society. The event. which took place at the Department of Art, Design and Printing Technology (ADPT) of The Polytechnic Ibadan. was entitled: “A Tour to the Root’’. The Gessomate Professional Art Society President, Mr Abiola Olugbile, said the competition was to commemorate the 20th anniversary…

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Transcorp Hotels To Unveil ‘Aura’ In Abuja

……..in an event tagged #TheAuraExperience Transcorp Hotels Plc., as part of its commitment to continue to redefine hospitality, will on 8th July 2021, host #TheAuraExperience at Transcorp Hilton Abuja, one of its choice properties in Nigeria. The leading hospitality Company which softly launched Aura by Transcorp Hotels earlier in the year is using the experiential event in Abuja to officially launch the digital hospitality platform, introducing the world to an app that connects them to unique accommodation, great food, and experiences to treasure, in grand style and to suit your…

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Family, Friends Mourn ”Obama DMW”, Davido’s Road Manager

Indigenes of Epe, including the local government chairman, Mr Adedoyin Adesanya, have extolled the virtues of late Uthman Habeeb-Ademola, an aide of popular singer, Davido, who died on Tuesday. The deceased, popularly known as ”Obama DMW” , was the road manager of popular Nigeria artiste David Adeleke, also known as ”Davido”. Many of the indigenes said that Epe had lost a vibrant, supportive and committed indigene. His friends said that he drove himself to the hospital after complaining of breathing problem and reportedly died of heart failure at the Everest…

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