Tourism: Oba Of Benin Receives Africa Travel 100 Global Personalities Award

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The Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, has been honoured with Africa Travel 100 Global personalities awards by the Organiser of AKWAABA African Travel Market, Mr Ikechi Uko in recognition of his cultural and historical upstanding. This was just as the Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe presented a branded royal souvenir […]

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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: South Africa, Mexico, Lithuania emerge winners at International Carnival Calabar 2018

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South Africa has emerged the winner of the International Carnival Calabar 2018 held in Cross Rivers State With over 28 nations performing at this year’s carnival, the dancers from the South African nations against all odds put a scintillating performance to gain the coveted top spot at the event. The South Africans with bold bare skin Zulu dance held the […]

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Calabar Carnival: 5000 power bikes, 300 vintage cars thrill revelers


Residents and revelers at the ongoing Calabar Carnival were yesterday treated to a breathtaking showpiece by over 5000 power bikers and 300 vintage cars drivers. The Bikers Carnival which is in its second edition as a spice to the carnival offering drew bikers and drivers from America, Canada, Australia, Germany and other parts of the world including Africa. Also participating […]

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Tourism: Akwaaba Travel Market is Changing Africa’s narrative to the outside world-Ita Giwa

One of Nigeria’s foremost Senators, Florence Ita Gwa has said Akwaaba African Travel Market has continued to act as a beacon of light in the tourism and travel industry in Africa and particularly in West Africa. The Senator said the yearly tourism and travel expo is changing the negative perception held by the outside world of the continent through bringing […]

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Africa: Lagos set to unveil tourism master plan — Commissioner

The Lagos State Government says it will soon unveil its Tourism Master Plan to give direction to the development of tourism in the state. The Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr Steve Ayorinde, made the disclosure at the official opening of 14th edition of Akwaaba Travel and Tourism Fair in Lagos on Sunday. Ayorinde, represented by the […]

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Aviation: IATA Wants Nigerian Carriers To Take Advantage Of Single African Air Transport Market

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Tuesday urged Nigerian airlines to take advantage of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) to expand their operations across the continent. The NIGERIA NEWS reports that Mrs Adefunke Adeyemi, Vice-President, IATA for Africa, gave the advice while speaking at the ongoing Akwaaba Travel and Tourism Fair taking place in Lagos. Adeyemi said […]

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