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    Re-Creating Rivers State Economy Through Tourism

    Against the backdrop of unending negative news coming out of Rivers State, Vanessa Obioha reports that creative consultant, Yibo Koko, who superintends the carefully-structured Rivers State Tourism Development Agency(RSTDA) as Director General and Chief Executive Officer by the Governor Nyesom Wike administration is pushing for a N100-billion grand scheme that is set to change the narrative, using culture […] More

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    Nollywood Set to Promote Domestic Tourism in Nigeria

    Through the lens of film, the visibility of tourist destinations has increased, gaining wider traction to tourists, and revenue for tourism practitioners, the local community and filmmakers. This was on the front burner of discourse as tourism stakeholders, Nollywood practitioners, government representatives and the Diasporic community, convened at the Online conference hosted by Goge Africa’s […] More

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    Tourism Stakeholders to Access #5Billion, Say’s Sterling Bank

    Domestic tourism in Nigeria is on the verge of taking a leap. Investors and stakeholders who convened at a web conference organised by Goge Africa have indicated interests in developing the numerous tourism potentials of the country. Titled “Cross-Sectoral Collaboration for Tourism and Economic Development”, the founders of Goge Africa, Ambassadors Isaac and Nneka Moses […] More

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    Nuggets from Goge Africa’s Webinar

    Adjusting to the challenges of international travel hiccups post-Covid-19 requires a look inward by tourism practitioners. Developing domestic tourism and attracting local and international tourism traffic is an imperative for quick recovery of the economy. While government support is necessary, the attention of the government can only be attracted to the sector through collaborative effort […] More

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    National Theatre To Get A Face-lift

    The Federal Government of Nigeria has officially handed over the National Arts Theatre complex at Iganmu Lagos to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Bankers Committee, to renovate, modernize and upgrade the facility. It is indeed a new dawn for the tourism and entertainment industry as this national heritage is set to get a […] More

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    Homowo Festival: A Union of the Living and their Ancestors

    Festivals in traditional African communities are filled with lots of funfair. Mostly organized according to traditional calendars, they have over the years served as a means of bonding and reinforcing communal living, fostering kinship relations and camaraderie among friends. Notwithstanding the influence of Westernization penetrating African societies, the practice of festival gathering has remained, drawing […] More

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    Respite for Nigeria’s Tourism Sector, as CBN, Sets Aside N50BN Recovery Fund

    Hope for the prompt recovery of the tourism sector looms in the horizon as the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed recently announced that the Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN), has earmarked #50 billion to support smallholder businesses and the creative industry including the tourism and hospitality industry, on its path to post-Covid-19 economic […] More

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    Badagry: An Interaction With Nature and History

    Located in the bustling city of Lagos, the coastal town of Badagry is a shift away from the ostentatious show that Lagos presents. Occupying the fringes of the border between Nigeria and Benin Republic, this historical town is predominantly occupied by the Egun people, and has attained the status of Nigeria’s choicest tourism destination. Notable […] More

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    NCAC Adopts Innovative Cultural Tour

    The recent disruption of economic activities occasioned by the global pandemic; Covid-19, has accelerated the swift adoption of virtual technology. Stakeholders in the travel and tourism industry have been consistent towards proffering innovative solutions geared towards combating the effects of travel restrictions while adapting to the new reality.In a recent development, the National Council for […] More

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