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Brooklyn Hotels Boss Advocates Tourism Revival

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Chief Mike Amachree (JP)

Chief Mike Amachree (JP)

Following the downward
slide in the Nigerian economy occasioned by fall in oil prices, a tourism practitioner, Chief (Dr) Mike Amachree (JP), has advocated for the revival of the sector to stabilise the economy.
Chief Amachree said this in an interactive session with newsmen and tourism stakeholders at his newly established Brooklyn Tourist centre along the East/West road, near Rumuosi, Port Harcourt.
The elder statesman who is described as the father of tourism in Nigeria said that tourism is presently the key to Nigeria’s economy.
He emphasised that the present global economic realities have underscored the urgent need by both the federal and various state governments in the country to massively invest in the sector as it has the potentials for job creation for the teeming unemployed youths in the country as well as improve its foreign exchange earning capacity.
According to him, tourism remains the highest employer of labour in the country and second to crude oil in foreign exchange earnings.
The father of tourism in Nigeria listed ways in which the sector can be revamped to include, collaboration with private sector to identify tourist potentials as well as documenting tourist sites with the view to developing them.
Others include provision of security at tourist centres, museums and event places as well as relax entry requirements by Nigerian embassy and high commissions abroad to enable more tourists and investors to visit Nigeria.
The rest according to him include, launching of tourism development fund by state governments and the proceeds invested in the development of tourism infrastructures and assistance for tour operators who source for international tourists.
“For instance in 1990, the Plateau State government in collaboration with the private sector practitioners, the Association of Tourism Practitioners of Nigeria (ATPN) organised the launching of the Plateau State Tourism Development Fund.
“Under the chairmanship of General Yakubu Gowon, while the former Head of State General Ibrahim Babangida was the special guest of honour who made sure that all state governments were invited to make donations” he said..

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Guns Should Be Legalised In Nigeria – Iyabo Ojo

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Popular Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo has stressed the need for guns to be legalizeds in Nigeria to deal with child molesters.
The mother of two made this known while reacting to a video posted by comedienne, Princess, on her Instagram page.
Princess, whose foster daughter was allegedly sexually abused by Yoruba actor, Baba Ijesha, shared a video of a four-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted by her teacher.
Alongside the video, Princess wrote: “Abuse of minors has become the new trend in Nigeria and only a few people are speaking up. Even in the animal kingdom, it’s not this bad. Our society stigmatises, even threatening victims and their parents, while the perpetrators like Baba Ijesha walk freely.
“Our children are being destroyed daily and most people see it as cruise.”
Reacting, Iyabo Ojo made it clear that anyone who messes with her children will be dealt with.
The mother of two wrote: “Can they just legalise guns because some demons need to be taken out as soon as possible?

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Comedian AY, Wife Welcome Second Child After 13 Years

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Popular Comedian, Ayodeji Makun, also known as AY, has welcomed his second child after13 years.
He announced this in a video shared on his Instagram page.
The birth of their second child is coming thirteen years after they had their first child, Michelle.
Alongside a video, AY wrote: “Our prayers in the last 13 years has been answered. Ayomide, thank you for making Mabel and I ‘Mummy and Daddy’ again.
“Thank you for making Michelle a big sister. Thanks to everyone who kept us in their prayers and never stopped feeding us with positive vibes.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways submit to him and he will make your path straight.
“God’s time is the best.”

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Living In Nigeria Becoming Crazier – Basket Mouth’s Wife

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Elsie Okpocha, wife of popular Nigerian comedian, Bright Okpocha, popularly known as Basket Mouth has called out President Muhammadu Buhari’s government over the increment in prices of groceries and foodstuffs.
Basket Mouth’s wife, in a recent post said is unfair that Nigerians have to constantly deal with the regular increase in prices.
According to her, it’s getting ‘crazier trying to survive in the ‘Giant of Africa’.
She urged the Buhari-led government to help Nigerians by making life livable.
On her Instagram story, she wrote: “Our dear government, do you want us all to leave this country for you.
“It’s unfair how we constantly have to deal with the regular price increment of foodstuffs and groceries.
“It’s getting crazier trying to survive in this country that’s supposed to be the giant of Africa.
“Abeg you people should help us and make life in Nigeria livable .”
The Tide source gathered that the prices of foodstuffs in the past few months have continued to increase in markets across the country.
Many Nigerians have taken to social media to lament the cost of eggs, bread, beans and other foodstuffs.

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