Businessss dialogue: Osinbajo showcases Nigeria’s potential to German investors

By Elizabeth ADENUGA  Nigeria is a leading investment destination for potential and serious investors and the business opportunities are abundant and increasing, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has told German investors. Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, in a statement, said Osinbajo spoke on Monday at the first Nigeria-German Business Dialogue in Germany. Osinbajo showcased the investment potential of Nigeria at the Adlon Kempinski Hotel in Berlin, as the special guest at the well attended forum with German investors. According to…

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Management of Badagry Park to build mini museum, zoo

By Giwa SHILE The new management of Badagry Recreation Park (BRP) on Monday said that there were plans to create a mini museum and zoo to boost activities in the park. The Managing Director, Centre for Heritage Preservation, who is now in charge of BRP, Mr Emmanuel Hunkalin, made this known in Badagry. BRP was built by Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK). Hunkalin said that the proposed mini museum would boost activities at the park and increase the number of tourists in the site. “We are planning a…

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Firm to market Nigeria’s tourism potential in 2019

By Meletus EZE The Managing Director, Skyview Communications, Mr Femi Lawson, Lagos says the company will start marketing the nation’s tourism sites to the international community in 2019, using virtual reality gadgets. Lawson said in Lagos on Thursday that the company had completed all processes of research and ready to have virtual reality booths at different locations in Nigeria and beyond. Virtual reality is a simulation of existing tourist locations, composed of a sequence of videos, images which may involve some multimedia elements such as sound effects, music, narration and…

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Visa on Arrival boosts tourism – Immigration boss

By Thompson ABISOLA Mr Muhammad Babandede, Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (CGIS), on Thursday said the Visa on Arrival (VOA) policy had increased the influx of tourists as well as facilitated ease of doing business in Nigeria. Babandede made said this during his presentation entitled “Encouraging Tourism in Nigeria: Role of Nigeria Immigration Service’’ at the fourth Nigeria Tourism Investors Forum and Exhibition (NTIFE) in Abuja. NTIFE is an annual meeting organised by Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) to attract relevant stakeholders and chart a way…

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Invest in tourism to boost economy, NTDC urges private sector

By Aliyu DANLADI The Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) has called on private sector to invest more in the tourism sector to boost the country’s economy. The Director General, NTDC, Mr Folurunsho Coker said this call at fourth edition of the Tourism Investors Forum and Exhibition (NTIFE) held in Abuja. Coker stressed the need for more investment in the tourism sector, which he said would generate more revenue for the investors and the country, create job employment for the teeming unemployed persons. “ We need to build those cottage industries,…

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Low level of oestrogen causes vaginal infection – Expert

By Meletus An Abuja based gynaecologist, Dr Ikenna Oti, on Tuesday said low levels of oestrogen in the body could expose women to vagina infection called vulvovaginitis Oti said in Abuja that vulvovaginitis is an infection that affected a woman’s vulva and vagina, and common to women of all ages. He said that about 75 per cent of women would have this infection in their life time and most times could have a second episode. The expert, however, attributed some factors that could pose a risk of developing the condition…

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Akran urges indigenes/residents to attract investments to Badagry

By Aliyu DANLADI The Akran of Badagry, De Wheno Aholu Menu Toyi 1, has appealed to indigenes and residents to attract more investments to the coastal town to provide job opportunities for its teeming youths. Menu Toyi made the appeal on Saturday at the maiden edition of De Wheno Award ceremony organised by the Royal Kingdom of Badagry, Lagos State. The Badagry monarch said that the coastal town had produced successful people in all areas of life, adding that they should contribute their quota to the development of the town.…

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Oil is good, but culture and tourism better -Runsewe

By Giwa SHILE The Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture, Mr Otunba Runsewe, has said that culture and tourism, when promoted, would earn more revenue than oil. Runsewe stated this on Friday in Jos, at the maiden Plateau Tourism Conference. The conference has the theme: “Unlocking the Vast Potentials of Tourism as a Financial Option for Sustainable Socio-economic Development.” According to Runsewe, oil is exhaustible while culture is not. “It is sad that we are paying lip service to a sector that can make Nigeria great. “The only secret remaining to…

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Expert calls for more infrastructure for tourism devt.

By Giwa SHILE An expert in tourism management, Mr Habila Kayit,  has called for more infrastructural development in the country to attract tourists and reposition the sector. Kayit made the call on Tuesday in Abuja on ways to generate more revenue from the tourism sector. “Tourists want to have new experiences as such the need for renewed infrastructure and superstructure facilities are important. “Renewed investment in the areas of infrastructure and superstructures will help reposition the industry,” he said. He added that these would aid in creating more employment opportunities,…

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Council chairman promises to boost economy, IGR, through tourism

By Giwa SHILE The Chairman, Epe Local Government Area, Mr Adedoyin Adesanya, on Monday said his administration was committed to boosting the local economy and increasing the council’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) through tourism promotion. Adesanya said in Epe commemoration of Nigeria’s 58th Independence Anniversary that his administration would not focus only on taxes and levies but  on programmes that could engender sustainable development. He said that his administration would tap into the tourism, arts and culture potential of Epe to drive local investment and generate income for the council.…

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