Nigeria Eases Entry Visa for Foreigners

Nigeria-VisaWith an eye on making it easier for foreigners to do business in the country, Nigeria has eased its visa processes for persons who wish to visit Nigeria for business and tourism by removing some of the bureaucratic bottlenecks. Nigerians are also beneficiaries of the review. Henceforth, passport re-issuance has been decentralised and Nigerians no longer need to travel to Abuja to get this done.

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New face of Idanre: Ondo lifts century old communal fiesta to world class entertainment extravaganza



Idanre HillsThe visitor needed no telling he had arrived Idanre. The sprawling mighty boulders that formed an impregnable natural vanguard of sentries round the town proclaimed it. The famed rocks formed a natural boundary that foreclosed further expansion or development thus “creating a linear settlement and a sense of order imposed by nature itself” that necessarily compelled admiration. At the same time, they elicited awe with their intimidating sizes and towering heights with which they seemed to watch, warn and dare would-be-aggressors against their charge, the town. Continue reading

Governor Ayade advocates for Intra-African Tourism

DSC_1276The Governor of Cross Rivers State, Prof.  Ben Ayade has charged Africans to explore each other’s country in a bid to improve and grow intra-African tourism in the continent. Ayade gave the charge at the 11th edition of Akwaaba 2015 while addressing pressmen at the event held at Eko hotel in Lagos. He stated that most Africans have travelled round the world and are conversant with so many places outside Africa adding that very little travel within the continent. Continue reading

Kenyan Airways launch KQ Holidays in Nigeria

By Friday Nwosu


From Left: Joshua Sin Keet, KQ Holiday Manager, Kenyan High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ambassador Tom Amolo, Rose Kiseli, Area Manager West Africa, Anglophone, Chukwuma Ibobo, KQ Holiday, Ameenat Hasan, KQ Holiday and Country Manager Kenya Airways Nigeria, Hafeez Balogun at the launch of KQ Holidays in Nigeria.

Africans are used to travelling to other parts of the world, especially the West for education, medical tourism, for relaxation and shopping. But they seldom visit other African countries even though the continent is blessed with amazing wild life and landscapes that could wow ones experience and hold them spell bond for a life time. Continue reading

NCAA, IATA, Ethiopian Airlines, NANTA for Aviation Day @ AKWAABA

AkwaabaDG, NCAA, Capt. Usman Mukhtar, MD, International Services of Ethiopian Airline along with the Head of IATA Middle East and Africa, will be headlining this year’s Aviation Day at the 11th Akwaaba. The International Air Transport Association (IATA), in line with its, objective to bring increased connectivity to Africa has partnered with Akwaaba to organize the Aviation day.  The event will hold on the 23rd of Nov, the 2nd day of Akwaaba from 10am. The event aims to stimulate valuable discussions by renowned industry players to address the lingering issue of connectivity in Africa.  Continue reading

Badagry Diaspora Festival highlights town’s neglect

By Moses Kadiri KADIRI writes that Badagry Diaspora Festival celebrated two weeks ago is one of the rare limelight moments for the historic slave port city despite promises by the Lagos State government to transform it into a tourist destination of choice. Given its physical distance from the Lagos metropolis, Badagry seldom makes the headlines. But when it comes to history and prospects, this town that straddles the Nigeria – Benin Republic border certainly scores big. As a former slave port, which played host to slaves and some returnee slaves during the era of the once obnoxious trade, it is a town that teems with history. With rich and enduring history, relics and icons as well as diverse memories, over the years, not much has been done to tap the rich prospect and transform it into a rich tourist enclave of choice despite the promises and beautiful plans highlighted by successive governments. Continue reading