Kano City Wall

Built in 15 Century AD. 17.5 km in circumference with 16 gates, protecting what used to be an important centre of trade towards the north across the Sahara. Within the walls, the Gidan Makam Museum is a national monument of architectural excellence.

Obudu Mountain Resort

For those who are inclined towards the supernatural, it brings the feeling of being close to one’s creator. Obudu is a place where one can easily find pure natural milk and honey. The cattle of Obudu ranch produce the milk. Despite its cold nature, the place produces pure honey. There is even a honey factory in the ranch and a very nurtured cow named Donald Duke.

National War Museum

Custodian of the history of Nigeria’s most momentous event. …housing the famous OJUKWU BUNKER from where the Biafra war command operated during the Nigeria Civil War.

Governor Ayade advocates for Intra-African Tourism

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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. Read More

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

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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.  Read More

South Africa to rescind Visa barriers

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Derek+Hanekom+XXX..as inter Ministerial committee recommends review


Good news for foreign tourists – the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) tasked with reviewing South Africa’s immigration regulations has recommended that biometric visa applications be made on arrival in South Africa. Accredited international travel agents will be able to make visa applications on their clients’ behalf, negating the need for in-person applications. Read More

Airline Operators rake over N10 Billion in six months –NCAA

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…Says Nigeria to sign BASA with 15 countries


By Friday Nwosu


NCAANigeria’s Civil Aviation Authority has disclosed that foreign and domestic carriers in the country’s aviation industry raked over 10 billion naira from ticket sales in six months. Director General of the country’s regulatory agency, Capt. Muhtar Usman made the disclosure while delivering a paper at the 21st League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) seminar with the theme: “Achieving a win-win Aviation Sector in Nigeria” at the agency’s annex in Lagos. Read More

Myths surrounding Oranmiyan Staff

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OranmiyanIle-Ife is an ancient town with many historic tourist attractions,ranging  from the Palace of the Ooni in Enuwa, the Ife Museum and many others. One of the top attractions at Ile-Ife is the Oranmiyan Staff (Opa Oranmiyan). The staff is above 18 feet and has some intricate designs on it. It has myth, history and culture around it. It is a must-see for tourists. A visit to the ancient city of Ife would not be complete without seeing the staff. Read More

Inside Ojukwu’s Bunker

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http://thenationonlineng.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Ojukwu-2.jpgOne of the relics of the Nigerian Civil War, the Ojukwu’s Bunker in Umuahia, still attracts curious visitors. Charles Ajunwa writes. Some relics of the Nigerian Civil War, also known as the Biafra War fought between July 6, 1967 to January 15,1970, are preserved for posterity’s sake. These relics which served as lessons remind people especially those born after the war on the evils of war and why dialogue is best for settling disputes and conflicts. Read More

Badagry Diaspora Festival highlights town’s neglect

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By Moses Kadiri


http://newtelegraphonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Badagry-Diaspora.pngMOSES 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. Read More

Pilot Foils Stowaway Attempt At Lagos Airport

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By Friday Nwosu
StowawayAnother stowaway attempt made by a 25-year-old man yesterday has been uncovered by an airline pilot at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal 2 in Lagos. The man was arrested while attempting to stowaway on board a Medview Airline aircraft before he was spotted by the pilot. According to information gathered, the man had successfully hid himself in the tyre compartment of the aircraft which was ready for taxing.

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