REPORTER’S DIARY: An encounter with death

I was one of the 114 passengers who escaped being killed when Air Peace passenger plane almost crashed when it lost two of its tyres during take-off at the local wing of the Muritala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, on February 27. While the other 113 passengers were scampering for safety as we all got trapped inside the aircraft, the journalistic instinct in me took the better part of my judgement as I was preoccupied in the midst of the confused scenery with looking for scoop. Thank goodness everyone came out alive…

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Rae-Omoh petitions Mohammed over demotion

The last is yet to be heard of the controversy surrounding the removal from office of the former Acting Director General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Mrs. Mariel Rae-Omoh and her subsequent demotion from the grade of director, level 17 to deputy director, level 16, as she has petitioned the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, alleging bias, injustice and conspiracy against her. In the petition entitled: “Re: Implementation of the Report of the NTDC Staff Records Verification Committee: Petition on my demotion to the post…

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10 foods that can make you look younger

Looking younger is not about investing and spending huge amount of money on cosmetics and beauty items. Some people assumed looking younger entails external appearance but taking care of your internal and external body is what is required to look younger. The strongest warning if you really want to look younger is to avoid harmful habits such as consuming junk foods, smoking and drinking alcohol. Samples of foods that can assist you to look younger, healthier and trendy: TOMATOES: Tomatoes contain lycopene, a very strong anti-oxidant that prevents the collapse…

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SWISS INTERNATIONAL MABISEL – PORT HARCOURT: Splendid offering at it best

Swiss International Mabisel, located on 9, Mabisel Avenue, off Peter Odili Road, Port Harcourt, is the latest addition to the blossoming hospitality business of the oil-rich city, otherwise known as the Garden City. Its formal opening ceremony early in the year was attended by a selected guest of the crème de la crème. Of course, it was a celebratory one with all the glitz that comes with it as the hotel announced its presence and place of pride. The hotel is elegantly set, featuring well-crafted aesthetics and opulence that are…

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NANTA backs AMCON’s move to sanitise aviation industry

The National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA) has thrown its weight behind move by the Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON) to sanitise the aviation industry following its recent takeover of Arik Air. Commending AMCON for taking over the operation of the airline last month as a result of it heavy debt profile, NANTA President, Bankole Bernard, said it would had been disastrous for the nation’s economy and aviation industry if AMCON had not intervened at the time it did. “AMCON’s intervention is very good, it is a good…

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Zimbabwe promises to finance Sanganai/ Hlanganani Travel Expo 2017

The Zimbabwe government has assured the tourism world that it will bankroll the staging of the country’s annual travel and tourism trade exhibition, Sanganai/Hlanganani Travel Expo 2017, following the earlier cancellation notice by the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA). ZTA Chief Executive, Mr. Karikoga Kaseke, had earlier said that the 35 years old tourism expo this year would be put on hold due to lack of resources as ZTA owed service providers about $150,000 from last year’s event. But the plan has been reversed by the Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality…

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MOROCCO: Top 10 tourist attractions

Background Known as the Maghreb (Arab West) for its western outlook and orientation, located in North Africa, Morocco is an Arabian nation with the majority of its population Muslims. Geographically, the country is nestled against the stretch of the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, affords it a rich coastline while it enjoys a mixed of rugged mountains and other physical elements. A former French protected colony, it gained independence in 1956, with a population of over 32 million people, its landmass spans 710,850 square metres. The state capital is Rabat,…

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Lagos partners group to host catwalk show

The Lagos State Government in partnership with Africa Fashion Week Ngeria, is poised to showcase the best of Nigeria’s fashion and beauty industry as it hosts a pre-event ahead of this year’s fashion week celebration. This was revealed by the Chief Operating Officer of Aiki Odiawa while speaking on the development and partnership between his outfit and the state government. According to him, the Africa Fashion Week, which is tagged: ‘The Iconic Catwalk Shows,’ and scheduled to take place at the National Theatre and Tinubu Square, Lagos, will spotlight talented…

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World Pangolin Day: PCWGN tasks govt on protection of endangered species

The Pangolin Conservation Working Group Nigeria (PCWGN) has cautioned the government and Nigerians on protection of Pangolin, an endangered species. The conservation group lamented what it described as the massive tonnes of Pangoling scales that have originated from the country on the illegal trade. This charged was given at the recent celebration of the 6th World Pangolin Day by the group at the University if Ibadan, with the theme: “Speak up for Pangolins.” The event, according to the coordinator, PCWGN, Dr. Morenikeji Abimbola Olajumoke, who is also the President of…

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