Africa: Calabar Carnival: Keeping Nigeria atop World tourism map

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Calabar Carnival festival in Nigeria, also tagged “Africa’s Biggest Street Party’’, was created in 2004 as part of the vision of making Cross River State and Nigeria, the number one tourists’ destination for Nigerians and visitors from all over the world. The carnival, which begins every 1st December and lasts until 31st December, has boosted the cultural mosaic of Nigeria […]

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Africa: Joint Stakeholders Inspects Carnival Calabar Road Mapping as DOPT Takes Over Route Management

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The joint Stakeholders on 2019 Carnival Calabar have inspected the approved routes for the event ahead of carnival dry run on Sunday, 20th October, 2019. Some of stakeholders are Carnival Commission, Band leaders, International Carnival Consultant led by Ikechi Uko, Security Agencies, Department of Public Transportation (DOPT), Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Fire Service, The Media among others. The Department […]

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Africa: Carnival Calabar Discusses Collaboration with the Ooni of Ife Representative and the Toronto Caribbean Carnival

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Carnival Calabar Team met with the Representatives of the Ooni of Ife and the team From Toronto Caribbean Carnival in Carnival. The meeting was held at the Echoes of Calabar Restaurant in Victoria island Lagos where discussions were held on the Possible Collaboration between His Majesty Who is the Patron of the Canadian Festival the Carnival Calabar and the Toronto […]

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Africa: Sen. Ita-Giwa Hosts Echoes of Calabar Brunch

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Senator Florence Ita-Giwa on Sunday, March 31, 2019, treated a select group of friends to a lavish feast at her high-end restaurant, Echoes of Calabar. The “Echoes of Calabar Brunch” attracted a flock of well-heeled patrons to the restaurant on No. 285, Akin Olugbade Street, off Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. The treat was high-end gastronomy that included a […]

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Africa: International Contingent Stokes Up Carnival Calabar Outing

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Cross River State has continued to make Nigeria proud as one of the country’s tourism brand products, using the Carnival Calabar as not only a cultural, social and economic springboard but also a platform to stoke up a global story about Africa viz-a-viz educational discussed through its yearly innovative themes. The yearly theme has not only added energy to the […]

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Africa: Nigeria’s Calabar Carnival defies financial woes

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The annual Calabar Carnival in southern Nigeriaused to be a month-long event, featuring mountain races, cultural displays and even beauty pageants. However, the ongoing economic turmoil has forced the organisers to make adjustments over the years. But it remains one of the biggest attractions on the African continent. Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris reports from Calabar.           […]

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Africa: Ayade’s, Duke’s bike gangs to clash at Carnival Calabar as final dry run holds

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December 28, the D-day for the 2018 Carnival Calabar, may be days away, but the whiff of celebration is all around the ancient city of Calabar. The city is gradually tuning into festivity mode. This was very much apparent during the third and final dry run of the 2018 Calabar Carnival. From the Margaret Ekpo International Airport to the city […]

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Africa: Tourism Commissioner Proffers Solutions To Accommodation Problems During Calabar Carnival

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Over the years the influx of visitors and tourist into Cross River State during the Yuletide to experience varieties of events (Carnival Calabar, Bikers Parade, Cultural Festival, Barbecue party, etc), has continued to raise concerns when it comes to access to accommodation. As it has been one of the growing challenges in the State season in and out, the office […]

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Tourism: We tell the African story through Calabar carnival-Ayade

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Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River on Sunday said that the 2018 edition of the annual Calabar festival was designed to showcase and tell the original story of the black race. Ayade, who was represented by his deputy, Prof. Ivara Esu, said this in Calabar during the flag off of the second dry run of the 2018 carnival According to […]

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