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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Tourism: An Ijebuman’s experience of Calabar Carnival

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An Ijebuman’s experience of Calabar Carnival A month after the carnival, the exciting experience of Calabar Carnival remains fresh. It was worth the journey and the stress as Ijebuman sat back to replay the event from take-off. The flight from Lagos to Calabar was delayed for hours. The weather report showed that the flight could not land in Calabar. Expectedly, […]

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Africa: NATOP to sustain tourism advocacy at 2017 AGM in Nigeria

NATOP to sustain tourism advocacy at 2017 AGM in Nigeria By Renn Offor Nigeria Association of Tour Operators is gearing to focus this year’s AGM towards sustaining its advocacy and agenda setting for the Nigerian tourism sector and the development of tourism in general. This is coming on the heels of the huge success that the association recorded in the […]

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Africa: Calabar Carnival’s year of the acrobats

Calabar Carnival’s year of the acrobats The international band competition at the last edition of Carnival Calabar took a more sterling dimension with acrobatic displays that almost freaked spectators out. The show provided a striking balance to the usual display of bums by taunting Brazilian troupe and the more provocative Zulu dancers whose bare chest left nothing to the imagination […]

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Tourism: 4 reasons Calabar International Carnival should be on your priority list

4 reasons Calabar International Carnival should be on your priority list Come December 2016, Calabar will bubble once again, as it does every last quarter of the year, with its signature event, “The Calabar International Street Carnival.” The carnival has always played host to thousands of tourists from around the world. So, if you have to be in Calabar during […]

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Africa: Tourism Experts Who Could Be NTDC DG

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A few days ago, the Federal Government relieved the Director General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation, Sally Mbanefo, of her duties. In essence, there will be a new person in charge of marketing Nigeria; the country’s unique natural endowments and its rich cultural heritage. Most visitors to Nigeria come for business with only a small percentage coming for leisure. […]

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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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Tourism: Warri Carnival Beckons

Arrangement towards a successful hosting of the five-day Warri Carnival in Delta State has reached advanced stage, according to its chief promoter, Sunny Nikoro. The much-awaited maiden edition has been slated to hold between September 28 and October 1. The Carnival is targeted at entrenching Warri as a gateway to the Niger Delta region, and listing it as a tourist […]

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Amid dwindling resources, tourism is road less travelled

By Femi Oni THE Nigerian government has certainly been feeling the pinch since the oil price slide began to hammer public finances. Whether the dwindling oil revenue is as a result of drastic reduction in the demand for the nation’s light crude oils or as a result of the fall in the price of crude oils (light or heavy), the […]

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Calabar Carnival Chairman, Gabe Onah congratulates Florence Ita Giwa on her Doctorate Degree.

Chairman Calabar Carnival Commission, Gabe Onah has congratulated Senator Florence Ita Giwa on her Doctorate Degree. Ita Giwa was recently honoured with a degree award in Political Science by the Executive Council Board of the University of Calabar for her many contributions to the political development of Nigeria. Share our story:

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