CLEMENT UMINA: We are building a vibrant destination for business and pleasure

Clement Umina who last November was appointed the managing director of Cross River State Tourism Bureau shares his plans for the rebirth of the bureau and infusing new energy to Destination Cross River with ANDREW IRO OKUNGBOWA   How would you describe your recent appointment and did it come to you as a surprise? My appointment is an opportunity to serve this state, to offer my experience and performance in the tourism sector that I am passionate about – developing tourism as an economic driver for Cross River State. It…

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R&A CITY HOTEL: A blend of elegance, comfort

R & A City Hotel beckons with luxurious facilities and professionally delivered services, writes ANDREW IRO OKUNGBOWA   Located on Majekodunmi Street, off Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos, R&A City Hotel, exudes a warm and welcoming feeling with serene mood pervading the complex. Though situated in a residential cum commercial end of the city, it is a safe haven to explore for the best of business and leisure offerings. With its homely feel and attractions, the hotel prides itself on its high quality facilities measuring to international standard hence the sobriquet:’…

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Mohammed visits Owu fall, promises dev of tourist attractions

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has concluded a tour of Owu Waterfall in Kwara State, signalling his long awaited tour of tourist attractions across the country. He described the fall as one of the wonders of nature even as he disclosed government’s plan to invest in the development of natural assets so as to highlight their economic benefits. “This is one of those natural assets that we have been bestowed with and there is no country that has this kind of asset that will not be…

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CONTROL OF MELLITUS TYPE TWO: Use of spices, herbs (1)

Diabetes Mellitus is a rising health concerns around the globe, most especially Type Two diabetes which also leads to life threatening complications. For people diagnosed and living with either Type 1 or 2 diabetes, controlling blood sugar level is a lifelong battle often fought and lost because of inability to keep the sugar level at safest minimum. But with determination, willingness and religiously adhering to dos and don’ts of diabetes, the situation can be well managed. You can make your meals healthier and tastier while strengthening your struggles to fight…

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Ethiopian Airlines takes delivery of third Airbus A350XWB aircraft

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) has taken delivery of its third Airbus A350 XWB as part of its fleet boosting plan. The newly acquired aircraft is named after Erta Ale, a large basaltic shield volcano located in the Afar Region of north-eastern Ethiopia. The Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, said, “As part of our continuous fleet modernisation programme, we have now phased in a third Airbus A350 XWB 900. Both the B-787 Dreamliner and the Airbus A-350 are the most technologically advanced airplanes in the world today and we…

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Wakanow set for UK market

Wakanow has announced plan to launch commercial operations into the United Kingdom, as part of its global expansion and bid to consolidate on its European reach. The tourism-based outfit is Nigeria’s number one online booking portal and Africa’s fastest growing travel concern, which recently launched DestinationAfrica, a global booking platform that aggregates the best of Africa packaged holidays from over 23 countries. With existing operations in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, and Dubai, its UK operations are expected to showcase a cutting-edge booking portal that will offer flights and hotel bookings and…

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… signs strategic partnership deal with ASATA

African Business Travel Association (ABTA) has entered into a strategic partnership deal with the Association of Southern African Travel Agents (SATA), which is aimed at expanding their scope of influence for the mutual benefits of their respective membership. ASATA’s strategy of effective communication, member support, partner relations, consumer awareness and regulation will receive a boost with the contribution of ABTA in such important initiatives as training and research, said the Chief Executive Officer of ASATA, Otto de Vries. He said: “An informal and mutually beneficial partnership has long existed between…

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