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: 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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African Tourism: Nigeria starts the journey to redesign Tourism Masterplan after initial failure

By Renn Offor The President Mohammadu Buhari led government of Nigeria has taken a step further, in what may be seen as a positive move, in its determined effort to present a workable tourism master plan for the tourism sector by inaugurating a technical committee that would bring into consideration the various peculiarities about the country as it would identify […]

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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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Aviation: Cross River to float an airline in November- Ayade

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Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River state, has stated that his administration will float an airline in November. Ayade said this while playing host to a consortium of Indian investors in Calabar on Monday. He said the airline, which is to be called `Cally Air’, will be managed by Dana Group under a public private partnership (PPP) arrangement. The governor […]

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Biafra Independence to Feature in Ghana Conference

By EmekaOkonkwo THE Biafra Nations Youth League (BNYL) has called for unity among all the organisations advocating for the independence of the region. The call comes ahead of the All Biafra Conference initiated by the Organisation of Emerging African States, scheduled for Ghana on May 27. Aghaulor Godspower, Public Relations Officer of BNYL, confirmed they had received an invitation and […]

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NCAC to develop national calendar for cultural festivals

By Wale Olapade THE Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Mrs Dayo Keshi, has promised to double the organisation’s efforts at rebranding the Nigerian cultural potentialities, to not only serve as attractions to tourists, but also revenue generation for the economy. The NCAC boss, who was a guest at the Nigerian Association of Tour Operators (NATOP’s) national conference, […]

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