Africa: Gov. Ayade, Air Peace MD Onyema and Ekezie of Wakanow win Man of the Year Awards

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Gov. Ayade, Air Peace MD Onyema and Ekezie of Wakanow win Man of the Year Awards Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has won the Atqnews Tourism Man of the Year award for 2016, this is as the CEO of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema also emerged the Aviation Man of the year while Mr. Obinna Ekezie, Managing Director […]

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Africa: Ayade Changes Calabar Festival To African Festival Of Arts And Culture

Ayade Changes Calabar Festival To African Festival Of Arts And Culture In its continued quest to widen the scope of its tourism offerings and enhance greater global participation, Cross River State governor, Senator Ben Ayade, has announced the inclusion of the African Festival of Arts and Culture in this year’s Calabar Carnival calendar. Accordingly, all carnival activities during the annual […]

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Africa: Carnival Calabar, Melting pot of African culture

Carnival Calabar: Melting pot of African culture If there was a year Carnival Calabar stamped its mark as Nigeria’s foremost tourist destination, it was 2016 during the last carnival. In the process, the city has also established itself as the number melting point for all cultures in Africa. For many who are used to the carnival, the high point was […]

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Africa: Ayade bags Governor of the Year Award on job creation

Ayade bags Governor of the Year Award on job creation CROSS River State governor, Prof Ben Ayade, has been named as the 2016 Governor of the Year Award on Job Creation by the Authority newspaper. Speaking on Ayade’s choice during the award presentation ceremony at Shehu Yaradua Centre, Abuja, Managing Director, Authority Newspapers, Madu Onuora, said the award was in […]

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Africa: Carnival Calabar 2016, The Thrills And Colour

Carnival Calabar 2016, The Thrills And Colour Carnival Calabar 2016 writes ANDREW IRO OKUNGBOWA was a box office affair as it generated a lot of motions, colours and excitements. PROLOGUE The excitement was turbo charged and Calabar, the theatre for the Calabar Festival 2016, was filled with colours and people of all colours, races, statuses and backgrounds who have abandoned […]

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Tourism:Brazil’s Vai Vai Band wins International Carnival Calabar

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Brazil’s Vai Vai Band wins International Carnival Calabar By Friday Nwosu The 2nd edition of the International Carnival Calabar was won by the Tobias Vai Vai band of Brazil. This is just as the Ghanaian and Rwanda dancers came second and third respectively. There were 13 countries participating in the event that started later than usual. The countries participating were all […]

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Tourism: Carnival Calabar preps with dry Run

Ahead of the 2016 Carnival Calabar schedule for the later part of December, Cross Riverians, on Sunday came out in their drove to join carnival band loyalists for the second dry run. The dry run as it is called is a dress rehearsal created by the Carnival Commission to test-run innovations meant to add fun and pageantry to the carnival […]

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Africa: Cross River reappoints Ikechi Uko as Consultant to Carnival Calabar

The Governor of Cross River State His Excellency Prof. Ben Ayade has reappointed Travel Expert Mr. Ikechi Uko as the Consultant for the international aspect of the Carnival. This is in line with the repositioning of Carnival Calabar as the Number one event in Africa. Mr. Ikechi Uko the Team Leader of The TeamAfrica is also the Organiser of Akwaaba […]

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Tourism: Ayade plans beach resort for Calabar

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As part of value addition to the state’s tourism offering, the Cross River State governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, has announced plans to build a beach resort in Calabar. Speaking during the inspection of Nsidung Beach in Calabar South Local Government Area of the state, the governor disclosed that construction work will start in the second week of September this year. […]

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How Festivals like Carnival Calabar transforms economies

As the government seeks additional income from the non-oil sector, ANNA OKON takes a look at the nation’s festivals, heritage sites as veritable sources of revenue. Nigeria is a culturally rich nation. The country’s festivals and heritage sites are well documented tourist attraction to people all over the world. Share our story:

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