Africa: Visitor numbers for National Musuem Lagos falls to 41,826 in 2017

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The National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM), Lagos office on Thursday said it had recorded 41,826 visitors in 2017. NCMM’s Head of Education Department, Mr Emmanuel Omotosho told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the commission suffered low patronage towards the end of the year due to fuel scarcity. He said that the scarcity accounted for […]

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Tourism: Tanzania set to Open the Largest Human History Museum in Africa

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The Olduvai Gorge Museum, largest Human History museum in the African continent is set for grand, official opening by end next week. Located inside the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Northern Tanzania, the museum is located adjacent to the archaeological site where thefirst species hominid Zinjanthropus boisei Skull was discovered by Dr. Mary Leakey on July 17, 1959 in Olduvai Gorge. […]

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Tourism: Touring the new African American Museum in Washington USA

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The newly commissioned black museum in Washington, D.C. is an eye opener to understand American history through the lens of the African American. Funke Olaode, finds out during her visit to America’s capital city that it is  a gallery that digs into the  past through stories and images. For a first time visitor to the quiet and serene Washington, D.C. […]

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The Attractions of Badagry

Charles Ajunwa and Solomon Elusoji took a trip to Badagry, one of the darkest and most fascinating historical landmarks in Nigeria, and write about the town’s golden offerings. Twelve-year-old Happiness Anya, a student of Royal Christian College, Lagos, looked curiously at the rusty chains before her. She had probably never seen anything like it before this class excursion to Badagry. […]

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The birthing of ‘Adowa’; Lessons from our fathers

My love for dance stems from the fact that I personally do not know how to dance well and so anytime I see someone or a group of people performing this complex task that I find very difficult to do with ease, I sincerely doff my hat off for them. From time immemorial, dance has been used as a way […]

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Jake Obestebi Lamptey was one of Africa’s best Tourism Ministers

Born on February 4, 1946 in Accra, to Emmanuel Obetsebi-Lamptey (a prominent lawyer and politician) and his Dutch wife Margaretha, Jake Otanka Obetsebi-Lamptey served as Minister of Tourism and Modernization of the Capital City 2002-2005 and minister of tourism and diaspora relations 2005-2007, following a change of name of the same ministry. Share our story:

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Turkish Airline: We are number one in Africa

Turkish Airlines, named Europe’s best airline for five years, has announced its decision to increase the number of routes and flights it offers in Nigeria, as well as its new status as Number One in Africa. The announcement was made last week by the Vice President, Turkish Airlines, Mr. Said Samil Karakas, while speaking to the press in the country’s […]

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Lagos To Partner FG On National Museum Modernization

The Lagos State Government is to collaborate with the Federal Government to redesign and modernize the National Museum at Onikan in Lagos to make it an international tourist attraction and historical hub. According to the union.com.ng, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode announced the decision following a request to that effect by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, during a […]

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Ngamba Island welcomes another baby

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Ngamba Island’s chimpanzee community is celebrating the birth of a baby female chimpanzee. In this case we are allowed to say like mother like daughter because Kyewunyo (Surprise) just like her mother Katie, gave birth to a bouncing baby girl on 17th February at the sanctuary. Kyewunyo is a sub adult female Chimpanzee who conceived while on contraceptives (implant failure). […]

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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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