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Farin Ruma WaterFalls To Become New Nollywood Village – Lai Mohammed

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says with the scenic discription and beautiful vegetation of Farin Ruwa Waterfalls in Nassarawa State, the site will soon become another Nollywood village.
The minister stated this on Saturday in Lafia, during a courtesy visit to Governor Abdulahi Sule of Nassarawa State. It was gathered that the minister was on a two- day visit to the state for the inspection of Farin Ruwa Waterfalls site, to showcase the states tourism and investment potentials.
In the entourage of the minister were the Directors General of the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), Alhaji Nuhu Kangiwa and Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation, Mr. Folorunsho Coker.
Also in the minister’s entourage were Special Adviser to the President attached to the minister, Mr SegunAdeyemi and Mr Williams Adeleye and a team of Journalists.
“I have no doubt in my mind that with the proper promotion, we will turn it around and make it the destination for film and music promotions. We will also create around the area, a resort and a destination of the tour for vacation and holiday makers”, he said.
Lai Mohammed commended the governor for his vision of promoting the tourism potentials of the state and building  infrastructure around its tourism sites.
“The governor got it right with the realisation that the major obstacle to tourism is infrastructure, it is commendable that about N3 billion has been used to construct a road to the Farin Ruwa Waterfalls. The vision of the governor in seeing that tourism is promoted in earnest is laudable” he said
The minister announced the offer by NIHOTOUR to train 13 young men and women from Nassarawa State, one from each LGA a tour guide. According to him, tour guides are a very important aspect of tourism.
The minister also stressed the position that creative industry was Nigeria’s next oil and itemised the successes so far recorded by the federal government in repositioning the sector. Earlier, the state Governor said the potential in Farin Ruwa Waterfalls was more than tourism, with capacity to generate 40 megawatts of electricity and 40,000 acres of Irrigation land for Agriculture.
He said that when he visited the waterfalls and discovered the biggest challenge was road network, the state awarded a N3 billion contract for the road network leading to the water falls.
“We have just taken over the road we spent N3 billion contract for the road and the road has been completed. I also want to use this opportunity to thank president Mohammadu Buhari for approving the contract for the construction of a dam at the site. With all these in place, I can say that we have completed the cycle and what we are waiting for is for the minister to promote the waterfall so that investors will key into it”, he said.
The governor said that the bottom table of the waterfalls could generate 15 megawatts of power while at the dam itself after construction is completed, they could easily generate 25 megawatts of power totally 40 megawatts capacity.
He called on potential investors to take advantage of the top of the waterfalls as a conference centre could be built there.
Located in Wamba Local Government Area of the state, about 120 km away from Lafia, Farin Ruwa waterfalls has been described as one of its kind in Africa due to its height which is above 450 metres.
The torrential force of the gushing water from the fall which could be mistaken for white smoke earns the Farin Ruwa in Hausa Language which translates to white water in the English Language. It was gathered that the state government was planning to build a film village resort at the site of the waterfall to create a blend of culture.

 

By: Jacob Obinna

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I’m Eager To Find Love Again -Tiwa Savage

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Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage, has declared her desire to find love and experience once again. The Koroba Crooner shared her deepest wish with her fans and followers via her instagram page. The number one African bad girl is highly optimistic that her prince charming will seek her out soonest as she is ready to be found and pampered with love.
Tiwa shared a picture of herself as she looked gorgeously dressed in a beautifully tailored pink dress for Toyin Lawani’s wedding reception. She captioned it ‘somebody’s son will find me one day.
Savage was married to Tunji Balogun popularly know as Tee Billz Balogun on November 23, 2013 the couple held their traditional marriage at the Ark in Lekki, while their white wedding was held on April 26,2014 at the Armani Hotel, Dubai.
In 2015, Tiwa gave birth to her first child with Tee Billz. However, in 2016 the singer announced the crash of her marriage as she accused her husband of financial recklessness, drug addiction and abandonment.

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Burna Boy Drinks From Grammy Award Plaque

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It is no news that Burna Boy was nominated by the organisers of the grammy awards event and won the award with his popular album Twice As Tall. The award remains a highlight for all the nominations, awards won and every other achievement so far in his musical career.
The self acclaimed African Giant was out clubbing with friends over the weekend and made sure to take along his grammy award plague. In the viral video which surfaced on the internet, the kilometer singer was seen in the club in the company of friends as they celebrated his taking receipt of his grammy win.
In the course of their celebration Odogwu held out the gold plague as champaign was poured into it after which he drank the entire content. The video has gone viral and got social media users talking and expressing diverse opinions, while a popular boy has criticised the Afro fusion singer for taking his plague to a club, noting he and his plague have begun a nation wide tour and may visit all the 774 local government areas in Nigeria.
Social media users have become defence ministers for Burna Boy and they have slammed the blog while hailing the artite, noting the grammy win was well deserved and he can celebrate and do whatever makes him happy with his plague.
Dansonko said: “Celebrate your wins, you worked for it, you deserve it and no one can tell you otherwise.

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Alibaba, Banky W, Others Attend Wizkid’s Debut Album’s 10th Anniversary

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On June 12, 2021, Grammy Award winning music star, Wizkid celebrated the 10th anniversary of his debut album, ‘Super Star’. In a documentary shared on Wizkid’s insa stories, industry giants like Bankyw, Alibaba, Femi Kuti, Basket Mouth and others took turns to speak on the 30-year-old singers evolution since his successful debut.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the release of the album under BankyW’s Eme, Wizkid released a docu-series titled. “A super star’ made in Lagos on his you tube page and shared across his social media handles.
Speaking in the docu-series, wizkid reflects on his childhood, recalling his early days in Surelere and being the last child of his parents. Wizkid took time to share his experience in BankyW’s Enyire Maths Entertainment (EME) which signed him and released the album.
“Getting signed to Bankyw was one of the amazing things that happened to me, it was just an amazing moment for me, it changed my life,” Wizkid said.

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