Africa: Why we chose Badagry to mark 400th anniversary of slavery in Africa

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BADAGRY, a coastal town in the suburb of Lagos played a major role in the history of the contact between Nigeria, Europe and the Americas, It was a major slave outpost and market during the centuries of slave trade. Now Badagry is a thriving tourism site that attracts people of African descent from all over the world, but many do […]

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Africa: Badagry to explore tourism for growth as it host Diaspora Festival 2019

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Badagry Local Government under the leadership of Hon. Onilude Segun Adeniran’s vision in the area of tourism is to turn it into a very viable one. The Tourism Sector is classified as the largest employer of labour if properly harnessed. And this is why the Onilude led administration has begun proper arrangement in leveraging the Diaspora opportunities for tourism growth […]

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Africa: Trip to Badagry, The Nostalgia and The Superlative Conspiracy

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The 15th Akwaaba African Travel Market which held earlier this week, was innovative in more ways than one. Perhaps, the most innovative thing about this year’s edition of the influential travel and tourism show, was the incorporation of the African Diaspora Conference, more than 200 years after the Transatlantic Slave Trade ended in Nigeria. The conference provided guests from the […]

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Africa: Badagry is star of Akwaaba travel market

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There is an unmistakable effort to reaffirm Badagry’s pivotal role in the promotion of tourism in Lagos State. The popular Akwaaba African Travel & Tourism Market which had its 15th edition at the Eko hotel in Lagos became a veritable platform for the ancient city of Badagry to showcase its potential and demonstrate its commitment to the promotion of tourism. […]

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Africa: How Bad Road is Killing Tourism Business in Badagry- Operator

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The very bad state of Badagry Expressway leading to the ancient town of Badagry has dealt a big blow to the once thriving tourism and leisure business in the area resulting to poor economy and increased loss of jobs. A prominent operator in the tourism business, Chief Patrick Yegbenu Mobee, told our reporter that the road has caused a major […]

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Africa: Nigeria’s first storey building receives 13,609 visitors in 2018

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The first storey building in Nigeria located in Badagry, Lagos State, recorded 13,609 visitors in 2018, Mr Hodonu Daniel, the officer in charge of the building, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday. Daniel said that the number of tourists that visited the 172-year-old structure was higher than the 9,009 recorded in 2017. NAN reports that the foundation of […]

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Africa: Over 30 checkpoints in Badagry hinder tourism and economic boom – LG boss

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The chairman of the Badagry local government area, Olusegun Onilude, has said that the multiple checkpoints on the Mile Two-Badagry Expressway is a hindrance to tourism. Onilude said that in place of the many checkpoints, security must be improved so as to clear off the discouragement caused by several stops on the road. He urged the public to partner with […]

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African Market: Alaba Market: The Hub of Commerce

Peter Uzoho who visited Alaba International Market recently, writes on the motley crowd that makes the market thrive. Though not all have been to it physically, but the echo of the happenings in and around it has echoed across the length and breadth of the country and the world at large. No doubt, it has become a household name among […]

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Lagos to complete $1.65b Lekki seaport in 2019

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Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has assured that ongoing construction works at the $1.6 billion Lekki seaport would be completed in 2019. Speaking recently at the formal unveiling of the office of Overseas Affairs, also known as Lagos Global, he said the seaport, on completion would be the deepest in sub-Saharan Africa. Represented at the ceremony by Secretary to […]

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GBEREFU: From slaves’ ‘Point of No Return’ to Africa’s biggest deep sea port

For almost 400 years, little has changed about Gberefu Island in Badagry area of Lagos State. The vast land is sparsely populated as the communities located on it are few and far between, reports OKORIE UGURU. A stretch of sandy soil runs into miles. The beach has little activities except by some white garment worshippers whose churches are located there. […]

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