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Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed confidence that the Tokyo Olympic Games will go ahead as planned in July, despite worries over the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: WHO rejects calls for postponement of Tokyo Olympics

The World Health Organization (WHO) has defiantly rejected suggestions that it should advice the International Olympics Committee (IOC) to postpone Tokyo 2020 as a precaution to prevent the spread of the virus.
Zambia Minister of Tourism and Arts, Mr Ronald Chitotella, Sierra-leone Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Dr Memunatu Pratte, and Nigeria Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed at the 11th Tourism Investment and Business Forum for Africa in Madrid, Spain on Thursday

Lai Mohammed: Creative Industry the fastest growing sector of Nigerian economy

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed says Creative Industry is the fastest growing sector of the Nigerian economy in terms of business opportunities, employment generation, earnings as well as entertainment.

Federal government to establish community museums to boost tourism – minister

The Federal Government has announced plans to establish community museums as part of efforts to ensure that local communities benefit from tourism.

Federal government to establish community museums to boost tourism – minister

The Federal Government has announced plans to establish community museums as part of efforts to ensure that local communities benefit from tourism.
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Saturday reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government towards free and compulsory education of the first nine years of a child school life across the country.

VP Osinbajo harps on culture, tourism in new world order

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says culture and tourism in the new world order are referred to as soft power because of their influence in economic and international relations.
South African Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, will in the coming week travel to Nigeria and Ghana on a working visit.

South African minister sets to visit Nigeria, Ghana

South African Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, will in the coming week travel to Nigeria and Ghana on a working visit.
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Federal government to establish endowment fund for art, culture – minister

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information, Tourism and Culture, has said that one of the priorities of the ministry is to ensure all parastatals in the art and culture sector were funded to achieve their set goals.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, disclosed this at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) forum on Tuesday in Abuja.

Minister unveils agenda for Nigeria’s culture, tourism sector

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Sunday unveiled his agenda to transform the creative, tourism and culture industry into Nigeria’s new oil in the next four years.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has assured the international community that President Muhammadu Buhari’s new administration will be more determined in the fight against corruption.

Federal government plans national summit on youth, women participation in tourism

The Federal Government is planning a national summit on the role of youths and women in tourism as part of the efforts to harness hidden talents to develop the sector, according to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture.

Folorunsho Coker: NTDC bill will generate more revenue

Mr Folorunsho Coker, the Director-General of Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), says the new bill of the corporation will generate more revenue and develop tourism assets in the country.

Lai Mohammed: Nigeria compiling list of festivals nationwide to boost tourism

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said his Ministry will soon produce a compendium of the festivals across the country as part of efforts to boost tourism and showcase the country’s diverse cultures.
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Lai Mohammed: Nigeria compiling list of festivals nationwide to boost tourism

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, has said his ministry will soon produce a compendium of the festivals across the country as part of efforts to boost tourism and showcase the country’s diverse cultures.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, disclosed this at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) forum on Tuesday in Abuja.

Lai Mohammed: Federal government to produce festivals compendium to boost tourism

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the ministry will soon produce a compendium of the festivals across the country to boost tourism and showcase the country’s diverse cultures.
Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Senate President Bukola Saraki slowed down the progress of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Lai Mohammed: Inaccurate statistics on arrival, receipts affecting Nigeria’s tourism sector

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday, attributed inaccurate statistics on arrival and receipts of tourists as reasons why the country’s tourism sector is backward.
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UNWTO launches new global report on inclusive tourism destinations

A new report by the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), produced in collaboration with UNWTO Affiliate Member globaldit, presents a model for inclusive tourism destinations. Global Report on Inclusive Tourism: Model and success stories was launched on the occasion of the UN Day 2018 celebration in Madrid, Spain.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed (middle front row) and the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, Deaconess Grace Isu-Gekpe in a group photograph with the Contingent of Miss Polo International Beauty Pageant, when they visited him in Abuja on Monday

Minister: Visa on arrival policy making Nigeria destination of choice

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said Nigeria is fast becoming a destination of choice for international tourists because of the favourable policies of the present administration.

Delta: How we forestalled industrial unrest in councils

The Delta State Government, on Wednesday, disclosed its strategy of ensuring industrial harmony even when workers in 21 out of the 25 council area are being several months of salary arrears.

Lai Muhammed: We will sell our tourism with culture, music

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, promised to ‘suffocate’ delegates to the just-concluded 61st United Nations World Tourism Organisation, UNWTO, Commission for Africa (CAF) conference held in Abuja with the best of Nigerian culture.

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A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.

Nasarawa NMA chairman, 64 health workers test positive for coronavirus

The Chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) in Nasarawa State, Dr Bulus Peter, has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, (FMARD), Sabo Nanono, says the Federal Government is committed to ensuring the take-off of University of Agriculture, Zuru, Kebbi, in 2020.

Nigerian government to establish over 600 farm mechanisation centres

The federal government has said it will start up a programme, “The Green Imperative”, which will lead to the establishment of 632 farm mechanisation centres in the country.

FRSC Board approves appointment of two deputy corps marshals

The Federal Road Safety Commission Board has during its meeting on May 3, 2020 after due consideration of the report submitted by the Establishment Committee in respect to the 2019 promotion, approved the promotion of two Assistant Corps Marshals from the North Central geopolitical zone to the rank of Deputy Corps Marshal with immediate effect.
Public Works and Transport minister Ndlaluhlaza Ndwandwe was found to be infected after a routine test on Tuesday.

Eswatini cabinet in isolation as minister contracts coronavirus

The 20-member cabinet in Africa’s last absolute kingdom of Eswatini has been ordered into isolation after one minister contracted coronavirus, the government said on Saturday.
Panama's last two presidents, Ricardo Martinelli and Juan Carlos Varela, were charged Thursday with money laundering, as two separate scandals tarnished the political legacy of the former allies turned enemies.

Former Panama presidents charged with money laundering

Panama's last two presidents, Ricardo Martinelli and Juan Carlos Varela, were charged Thursday with money laundering, as two separate scandals tarnished the political legacy of the former allies turned enemies.