Komodo Dragon: 5 facts about the ‘largest lizard’ on Earth
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by efosataiwo@vanguardngr.com
8M ago
Komodo Dragons are reportedly the world’s largest lizard species with a capacity to grow to more than 3m (9.8ft) long. Boasting of long, flat heads with rounded snouts, scaly skin, bowed legs, and huge, muscular tails, the reptiles are found on a handful of small islands in Indonesia, where experts say just 3,000 remain. Here are, however, ten facts to know about the Komodo Dragon, according to National Geographic. The Komodo Dragon can walk up to seven miles per day even though they prefer to stay close to home—rarely venturing far from the valleys in which they hatched. They prefer the isla ..read more
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Group commends Tinubu on creation of a stand-alone tourism ministry 
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by miftaudeenraji@vanguardngr.com
10M ago
By Jimoh Babatunde President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been commended by the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN), the Nigerian on the creation of a stand-alone tourism ministry.  The  umbrella private sector tourism body also congratulated the minister-designate of tourism, Ms. Lola Ade-John. In an open letter  titled ‘Appreciation and Congratulations’ signed by the federation’s president, Mr. Nkereuwem Onung, FTAN praised  President Tinubu for heeding to the collective voice of the tourism  industry and recognizing the immense potential that lies within t ..read more
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Ijakumo: Kunle Remi, perfect lead actor in story of greed, religious fraud and vengeance
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by biodunbusari@vanguardngr.com
1y ago
By Biodun Busari The film Ijakumo: The Born Again Stripper hit Netflix on Friday, 23rd June, 2023, and it’s become a talking point as one of many Nollywood stories with realities that Nigerian society endures where the societal ills of greed, deceit, lust, betrayal, religious corruption, and vengeance mingle with flamboyance, pride, ego, wealth, and power. The film was scripted by Kehinde Joseph and directed by Adebayo Tijani, with a duration of 120 minutes. It was nominated for Best Picture Editor (Steve Sodiya), Best Sound Editor (Kazeem Agboola) and Best Cinematographer (Idowu Adedapo) in t ..read more
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Chefs thrill visitors with local, international cuisines in Abuja
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by biodunbusari@vanguardngr.com
1y ago
Tourists from across the world jostled to taste various dishes from different countries, weekend, in Abuja as Nigeria hosts the 3rd edition of its gastronomy festival. The festival was organised by the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) with the theme: “Culinary Arts: The Gateway to Growing Tourism Destinations.’’ The tourists engaged in cultural diplomacy and integration as they learnt the basics of food processing, preparation, packaging and presentation from one another. Cuisines on display were from Nigeria’s six geopolitical zones as well as from China, Spain, Trini ..read more
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China to train young Nigerians on cultural tourism economy
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by biodunbusari@vanguardngr.com
1y ago
By Jimoh Babatunde Young Nigerians will undergo critical cultural tourism training in China, which is strategically billed to reduce unemployment and crime, and also mobilise the youths to drive the Nigerian creative cultural tourism economy.  The cheering development was disclosed by the Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe, who is leading an African delegation to the International Culture Tourism Reform for Developing Nations put together by the Chinese government and Academic International for International Business Officials ( AIBO ..read more
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Nigeria ranks 6th in Africa visa openness report
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by Emmanuel Okogba
1y ago
Nigeria has ranked sixth in the Africa Visa Openness Report released by the African Union (AU) and the African Development Bank (AfDB). The report, which is the seventh edition, was released at the 2022 African Economic Conference (AEC) being held in Balaclava, Mauritius on Sunday. The report noted that Benin, Seychelles and The Gambia ranked first, second and third, respectively. The data for the 2022 edition was collected in July and August with main from the International Air Transport Association and countries’ official websites. The report noted that 48 countries out of 54 now offe ..read more
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Radisson Hotel Ikeja redefines Sunday brunch buffet
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by Urowayino Jeremiah
2y ago
By JIMOH Babatunde The Sunday brunch buffet served by the Radisson Hotel Ikeja- Lagos has become a rallying point for the who is who in society every weekend. Guests and walk-in customers are served international and local cuisine in the contemporary hotel’s Collage restaurant. It is not unusual to see the Executive chef, Hesham Ali leading his team as they move around to make the families enjoy their meal. The signature restaurant of the hotel, the Collage restaurant, comes alive as families move in and out picking from the array of scrumptious food and tasty delights on the menu. The restau ..read more
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Nigeria remains key focus for Radisson Hotel expansion in Africa – Van Der Merwe
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by Nwafor
2y ago
Radisson is an upscale hotel brand that offers Scandinavian inspired hospitality, which enables guests to find more harmony in their travel experience. With natural surroundings and unexpected delights, Radisson inspires the art of being in the moment and is committed to helping guests find the right balance for their stay Today, it has become a household name in hospitality management in Nigeria with many hotels under the Radisson Hotel Group’s brand. One of the properties under the group in the country is Radisson Hotel Lagos Ikeja, owned by Avalon Intercontinental Nigeria Limited. The Gen ..read more
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Nigerians speak on reasons they do not go on vacation
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by Emmanuel Okogba
2y ago
Some Nigerians on Saturday revealed reasons they do not go on vacation either locally or internationally. They spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. In spite of the therapeutic effect of embarking on vacations frequently, they complained over the high cost of imbibing such lifestyle, describing it as luxury. They listed the cumbersome process of acquiring visa, aircraft phobia and more as reasons they do not go on vacation. Mrs Funmilayo Olowoyo, a staff of the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC),  said she wished to go on vacation from time to time, being conscious of th ..read more
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Digital Technology, best tool to boost tourism in Nigeria – NTDC
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by Rasheed Sobowale
2y ago
The Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) says digital tools such as Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, Telegram and Twitter will boost marketing of tourism in the country. The Director General of NTDC, Mr Folorunsho Coker stated this on Friday at the South-East Tourism Stakeholders’ Forum in Enugu with the Theme: “Utilizing Digital Tools for Optimization and Destination Marketing”. Coker said that technology had changed tourism market, increasing reach and changing the characteristics of tourism jobs, adding that the only way destination are promoted, demands new skills from tourism e ..read more
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