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Minister: Capacity Building Key To Tourism Sector Growth

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that capacity building for players in the tourism sector is key to the development of the sector The Minister stated this in Makurdi, Benue State, on Monday at the formal take-off of the North Central Zonal Headquarters of the Nigerian Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR). “Now, one of the prerequisites for tourism to develop and play its desired role in the socio economic life of a nation is availability of well-trained personnel. This forms the basis for the…

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Don’t Wait For Govt Jobs, Be Creative, Entrepreneurs Tell Youths

Entrepreneurs on Thursday urged Nigerian youths not to wait for government jobs, but embrace entrepreneurship skills, be creative and financially self-reliant. They spoke on Thursday at the ongoing National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST)’s Roundtable on Entrepreneurship in Jos, Plateau. Commenting, Mrs Fatima Haruna, a professional Chef, said acquiring an entrepreneurship skill was of great necessity as the nation faces the challenges of unemployment. Haruna urged youths to learn, at least three vocational skills, to become entrepreneurs and be successful individuals, instead of depending on government jobs. According to her, a successful…

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Minister Receives Repatriated 600-Year-Old Ife Tarrecotta

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has formally received the repatriated Ife Terracotta from his Foreign Affairs counterpart, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, in company of the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Nigeria, Mr. Harry van Dijk. While receiving the artifact in his office in Abuja on Thursday, Alhaji Mohammed said the return of the stolen Ife Terracotta marks a milestone in Nigeria’s efforts at pursuing the return of the country’s antiquities. “It gives me profound joy to receive this very important antiquity, an Ife Terracotta,…

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Minister Touts Tourism’s Potentials To Create Jobs, Curb Youth Restiveness

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has stressed the need to explore the nation’s vast tourism potentials to create jobs, achieve inclusiveness and address youth restiveness. The Minister made the remarks in Abuja on Monday when he received a delegation from Nasarawa State Government, led by the Deputy Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe. The Deputy Governor said the delegation came to seek support for the development of tourism sites in the state, “Your Excellency, I want to thank you for this visit because it shows the kind of…

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Transcorp Hilton Wins Four At 2020 World Travel Awards 

……..Emerges Africa’s Leading Business Hotel for the Sixth Consecutive Year Transcorp Hilton Abuja has been honoured with four (4) awards including Africa’s Leading Business Hotel for the sixth consecutive year at the 27th annual World Travel Awards. The hotel, which is owned by Transcorp Hotels Plc, the hospitality subsidiary of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc, also won the awards for Nigeria’s Leading Hotel, Nigeria’s Leading Business Hotel and Nigeria’s Leading Hotel Suite (the Presidential Suite).   Commenting on the award, the General Manager of Transcorp Hilton Abuja, Kevin Brett, said,…

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Get approval before using corps members’ uniform in movies, NYSC tells filmmakers

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has urged filmmakers to always seek proper approval before using corps members’ uniform while shooting their movies. Mr Christian Oru, NYSC Assistant Director of Legal Services, said this in Lagos during a meeting between National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) and creative industry stakeholders on enabling laws and strengthening of professional guilds and associations. The NYSC official said that illegal use of its uniform in movies would no longer be tolerated by the management. Oru said that before using NYSC uniform in movies,…

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3 Lagos Theatres Now Open To Public, Says Commissioner

Lagos State says its three theatres located in Epe, Igando and Badagry are now in full operation under public-private partnership management. The state Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, disclosed this during the 2020 Assocation of Nigerian Journalists and Writers of Tourism (ANJET) seminar on Tuesday in Lagos. The theme of the seminar was, “Tourism and Rural Development” and the sub theme “Post COVID-19: Recovery Strategies for Hospitality and Tourism Sector in Nigeria”. Akinbile-Yusuf, represented by Adamma Oni, a Deputy Director in the ministry, said that individuals…

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Davido Releases New Album On Music Platforms

Nigerian music star David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has dropped his long-awaited album titled “A Better Time’’, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The album which should have been released earlier but delayed by the recent #EndSARS protest was dropped on many music platforms in the early hours of Friday. The album has 17 song tracks such as “Fem, Jowo, Holy Ground, Heaven, Very Special, The Best, Shopping Spree, Sunlight, Tanana, Mebe, La La, So Crazy, Birthday Cake, I Got A Friend, Fade and On My Way’’. Davido…

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Paris Jackson Wears Heart On Her Sleeve In Debut Solo Album

Paris Jackson says her musical influences when growing up with dad Michael ranged from Motown to classical music, but the style she has embraced for her first album is alternative and folksy. If people do not like it, the 22-year-old musician is cool with that, saying she has quit trying to please other people. “I’ve kind of reached the point where I’ve realised that someone is always going to have something negative to say…So I might as well be myself,” Jackson told Reuters. “I hope people like it but if…

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Looting:  Group Sympathises With Actress Lilian Bach

……Seeks Assistance For All Victims The Creative Industry Group (CIG) has appealed to the three tiers of government to assist people whose property were looted or destroyed by hoodlums who hijacked the #ENDSARS protests. The CIG President,  Felix Duke, made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Duke noted that the Curiousity Underwears owned by Nollywood star and CIG  Executive Member, Lilian Bach, was among shops burgled by hoodlums on Oct. 21 at the Adeniran Ogunsanya Shopping Mall, Surulere Lagos.   He regretted that many Nigerians were…

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