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CULTURE & TOURISM

Abuja 2022 Jabamah tourism expo to hold March 11th– Organiser

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The organiser of the annual Abuja Jabamah tourism expo, Mr Ikechi Uko, has announced that the 8th edition of the expo would hold on March 11th 2022. Uko, who  disclosed this in a statement on Friday, in Lagos, added that...

Ufok Ibaan, Udoma and Ikot Abasi Women’s War

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By Akpandem James - About this time 92 years ago there was palpable tension in a place which is today known as Ikot Abasi, in Akwa Ibom State. The place was then known as Egwanga. The then colonial government came...

Ooni confers chieftaincy title on IITA D-G Nteranya Sanginga

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By Ola Modupe (LAGOS) One of Nigeria’s prominent paramount rulers, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, at the weekend conferred chieftaincy titles on the Director-General of the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Dr Nteranya Sanginga, and his wife,...

New COVID-19 variant: Ayade suspends 2021 Carnival Calabar

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By Patrick Abang (CALABAR) - Governor of Cross River State, South-South Nigeria, Ben Ayade, on Monday suspended the 2021 Calabar Carnival. The Governor’s suspension of the 2021 Carnival at State Executive Council Chamber, took many by surprise as the governor had...

Elephant kills suspected poacher in South Africa

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An elephant has trampled a suspected poacher to death in South Africa’s famed Kruger National Park, a spokesman said Friday. The mangled body was discovered Thursday during an intelligence operation aimed at preventing poaching, Kruger spokesman Isaac Phaahla told AFP. But...

UN report predicts disappearance of Mount Kilimanjaro, Kenya, Rwenzori glaciers by 2040

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East African glaciers will disappear in the next two decades because of climate change, a new United Nations (UN) backed report warned Tuesday. The report from the World Meteorological Organisation and other agencies, released ahead of the UN climate conference...

‘Face of Tiv International’ is aimed at promoting Tiv cultural heritage – Iwambe

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By Esther Alexander (ABUJA) - Organizers of the Face of Tiv International have explained that the beauty and cultural pageant is aimed at promoting and celebrating Tiv cultural heritage, beauty and empowerment of women. National Director of Face of TIV...

Turkish archaeologists discover 1,600-year-old Byzantine-era fountain in Istanbul

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Turkish archaeologists have discovered a 1,600-year-old Byzantine-era fountain during the restoration works of an ancient palace in Istanbul, local officials announced on Friday. “We uncovered an exquisite historical artifact,’’ Mahir Polat, deputy secretary-general of the Istanbul Municipality, announced on his...

Nigeria to host UNWTO Conference in 2022– Lai Mohammed

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Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says Nigeria will host the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Regional Conference in 2022. The minister disclosed this in Sal Island, Cape Verde, after a meeting with the Secretary-General of the UNWTO,...

Africa tourism ministers condem unequal distribution of COVID-19 vaccines

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Africa tourism ministers have agreed to speak with one voice to inform the world that the continent is being treated unfairly in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. At a meeting in Sal Island, Cape Verde, the ministers agreed to ratify...

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IOC President back in Tokyo for start of Paralympics

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IOC President, Thomas Bach has returned to Tokyo for the commencement of the 2020 Paralympic games on Tuesday. Bach, 67, arrived in Tokyo on Monday...

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