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NTT Global Destinations: Opening new Frontiers for Tourism and Business development between Nigeria and The Maldives

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The Federal Republic of Nigeria and The Maldives are poised to commence a new era of tourism and business development in the coming months. This follows a recent Familiarization Tour of The Maldives by Ms. Elizabeth Agboola, the CEO/Founder of NTT Global Destinations and a team of legal, trade and cultural promotion specialists. The Tour was conducted from 29th March to 3rd April 2022 in association with International Maldives Travel Market (IMTM) and provided important insights into the prospects for tourism and trade between Nigeria and the Maldives.

Although Nigerians have been visiting The Maldives for decades, there is still much to be discovered in relation to this pearl of the Indian Ocean, that is ranked among the top tourism destinations in the world. Ms. Agboola has declared that, ‘’Every Nigerian should have a chance to experience the Maldivian dream and NTT Global Destinations is ready to take them there”.

The Maldives has been dubbed COVID-19 pandemic winners having copped the World’s Leading Destination Award in 2020 and 2021.

The Familiarization Tour provided an opportunity for the NTT team to visit guest houses in the capital Male as well as in other islands including Maafushi, Hudhuranfushi, Olhuveli and Maamigilli. In each location the team was able to sample the delightful cuisine as well as the variety of attractions and accommodation facilities ranging from high end luxury hotels to guest houses on both local islands and resort islands. The team was also able to experience ‘’island hopping’’ by speed boat and domestic flights.

The team also took note of the prospects for making Nigerian goods and services available to enterprises in the Maldives, especially in the areas of food, fashion and entertainment. This is among the elements being discussed with H.E Muhammed Bello Abioye, the Nigerian Ambassador to The Maldives. There is scope for bringing businesses from Nigeria and the Maldives together via trade fairs, B2B encounters, cultural events and other promotional mechanisms.

Among the highlights of the Tour were the scheduled meeting between the NTT Team and Minister of Tourism – Dr. Abdullah Mausoom, as well as engagements with Mr Rafil Mohammed, The Executive Director of The Maldives Association of Tourism Industry (MATI) – the oldest tourism association in The Maldives and Mr. Thoyyib Mohammed, The Managing Director of Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC).

The Minister outlined his vision for tourism development in The Maldives and expressed the hope that Nigerian tourists would soon play a prominent role in the growth and expansion of the industry. The Minister further stated that, ‘’as The Maldives celebrates its Golden Year of Tourism in 2022, outreach to an important market like Nigeria is critical and would be further enhanced, with the introduction of direct air connections’’.

NTT Global Destinations has crafted destination marketing plans for the Maldives, in partnership with Nigerian tour operators and will spearhead efforts to introduce direct charter flights in the near future.

In addition to its established place in global tourism, The Maldives is also a leader in Muslim friendly travel experiences. It caters extensively to halal food, private villas, exclusive sand banks and an abundance of mosques and designated places for prayer.

Ms. Agboola is enthused at the positive response to the packages for The Maldives and strongly encourages everyone to ‘’sign up early to avoid missing out on the special rates on offer by all our tour operators, for both leisure and halal packages’’.

The Maldives is a visa free destination for Nigerians and the government has removed the requirement for a COVID Test as a condition for entry.

 

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Nasarawa Governor’s Son, Hassan Sule Dies 7 Months After Wedding….

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Abdullahi Sule, the Nasarawa State Governor, has lost his son, Alhaji Hassan Sule.

Hassan reportedly died after a brief illness.

 

He died seven months after his elaborate wedding to Salamatu Muhammad Odeh, which was held on Saturday, June 25 2022.

The wedding took place at the palace of the Emir of Keffi and was attended by prominent Nigerians including Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote; Governors of Kano, Ogun and Borno, Abdullahi Ganduje, Dapo Abiodun and Professor Babagana Zulum respectively.

 

According to Vanguard, the lawmaker representing Lafia North Constituency at the State House of Assembly, Hon. Muhammed Ibrahim Alkali said he received the news with great shock.

 

In a condolence message to Governor Sule, the lawmaker described the death of his son, Hassan, as a huge loss to the state and Nigeria at large.

 

“I share my deep condolences with His Excellency, Engr Abdullahi A. Sule, over the passing of his beloved son Alh. Hassan. I pray that Allah (SWT) grants him Aljanatul Firdaus and comfort his family,” the statement said.

 

Also, a condolence message signed by the Publisher of Eggonnews, Matthew Kuju and obtained by the newspaper around 5.30 am, reads, “It is with pains in our hearts to learn of the passage of your dear son, Hassan. No doubt, it is very painful when a father has to bury a son, but only Allah can explain such happenings.

 

“We pray May Allah raise him among the righteous and grant him aljannah Firdausi, and may Allah grant the family the fortitude to bear this painful demise.”

 

 

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Toyin Abraham Distances Self From Property Scammers, Revolution Plus, Bamidele Onalaja!

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Nollywood actress Toyin Abraham has announced that she has ended her working relationship with a real estate company, Revolution Plus.

The actress made the announcement via a short statement she released on Saturday.

She never mentioned why she ended the ambassadorial deal with the company but this may be connected with some complaints raised by customers of the company.

“For those who are observant? You would have noticed my inactivity about the Revolution Plus brand. Got the purpose of business confidentiality, I won’t be going into the back and forth that happened between us, but I can let you know freely that I have stopped working with the brand and all official engagement between us stops by 31st of this month. I am grateful for the opportunity and I am so sorry for those that have experienced inconvenience working with them. I wish the company well in its future dealings and strength to deal with existing issues,” the statement from the actress reads.

In 2022, Toyin was among the brand ambassadors called out by customers after they accused Revolution Plus of failing to allocate properties to them after they made the full payment.

In the heat of the controversy, several aggrieved clients took to social media to drag the entertainers for representing the company despite its alleged involvement in fraud.

But in their reactions, the entertainers called on affected customers to exercise patience, assuring that the issue would be resolved.

In an Instagram post in 2022, Toyin said she has already reached out to the company. She also dismissed claims that she had left the real estate brand.

“I am not leaving the brand as I can say they keep to their words, it’s just that we have issues that need to be resolved,” she wrote.

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Property Scam: Controversial RevolutionPlus CEO, Bamidele Onalaja Lands In N15 Million Scam Allegations…

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Society Reporters reports that The controversial CEO of RevolutionPlus property, Bamidele Onalaja has been accused of a N15 Million scam.

This was made known by a customer of the property company who revealed that he purchased a landed property worth N15 Million since 2020 but is yet to get allocation three years after.

The customer explained that the company is fond of sending email notifications for allocation only to go back and forth regarding the allocation process.

In a video shared on Instagram, the customer caused a scene at the company’s office to further express his displeasure in the company.

Watch the video here:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CnrYF3-OPgm/?igshid=Yzg5MTU1MDY=

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