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Rev. Bishop Kukah Writes U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee

      Full statement of Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah to the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee on 13 July in Washington D.C. about the state of religious freedom in Nigeria.   From its inception as an independent nation, Nigeria has remained a volatile country. Home to almost two hundred million people communicating in over […]


(Opinion) Tourism: Matters Arising And The Four Way Test By Frank Meke

    This column is about People and Tourism. In sum, it’s pedestaled on the power of community of persons, nations as the fulcrum of tourism development. In the discharge of our tourism watch tower expectations, we endevour not only to question processes and policies on tourism economy and related enterprises, but also to hold […]


(Opinion) Looted NTDC : Open Letter To  Lai Mohammed By Frank Meke

      Dear Honourable Minister, it is with heavy heart that I write to bring to your notice the near collapse of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC). Indeed, I must commend your proactive initiative to salvage NTDC about two years ago, when the cracks of poor leadership began to rear up its head. […]


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(Opinion) Greater Lagos Tourism Economy : Gov Sanwo-Olu To Redefine Parameters By Frank Meke

Photo caption : The Chairman, FTAN Lagos Chapter, Gbenga Sumonu   It is not in doubt that Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has uncanny ways of getting his economic messages across to all stakeholders in the business of moving Lagos forward. Drive  by passion and enthusiasm, the listening governor of Lagos State, will stake it […]


(Opinion) A Govt That Loves Cows More Than Its Citizens By Akinrinlola Olumide

  There is a government in West Africa that loves cows more than its citizens. It is no other than the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), of the Federal Republic of Nigeria under the All Progressives Congress. The love for cows and herdsmen by the Buhari regime knows no bound. While […]


(Opinion) NTDC : Calabar Like Esuk Mba By Frank Meke.

.   In the past two weeks, the seeming rot in Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation ( NTDC), has been on the front burner of the industry eye balls. In sum, about N6 billion that is, if you add up 2021 release in budgetry allocation, have graced the account of the premier federal government tourism agency, […]


(Opinion) Gov. Sanwo-Olu: Time To Rejig The Lagos Tourism Team

  One of the best fallouts of the just concluded Ehingbeti Investment Summit, is the promise of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to double critical efforts on youth empowerment. Indeed, the summit examined six thematic areas which would be the fulcrum of entrepreneurial rediscovery and empowerment. These are Destination Lagos, the shaping up of Lagos as world […]


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33 Years Of Road Safety Administration ,Traffic Management In Nigeria: Journey So Far By Bisi Kazeem

    The ugly narrative of Road Traffic crashes in the early 70s changed through Federal Government’s resilience in the establishment of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in 1988, as the lead agency in road safety administration and traffic management in Nigeria via decree no 45 of 1988 as amended by decree no 35 […]


(Opinion) Listed Mirages: Inside NTDC Projects Glass House By Frank Meke

  If there’s one agency that the federal government may use as a laboratory to check its planned deployment of the newly introduced projects monitoring capacity, that agency is the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC). There are no denying the fact that other agencies of government may also be caught napping in acts unbecoming of […]


(Opinion) Creative Industry Palliatives: Matters Arising By Frank Meke

  In the past few weeks, there has been froggy concerns and comments on the creative sector palliatives. The Otunba Segun Runsewe, Committee had submitted its recommendations to Tourism and Culture Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed about three months ago and stepped outside to await the Minister’s assurance that he would deliver. Expectedly, there will be […]