The School for the Gifted, Gwagwalada in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has emerged winner of the 7th Korea-Nigeria quiz for secondary schools.
The competition was organised by the Korean Cultural Centre (KCC) in Nigeria and the FCT Secondary Education Board.
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Transcorp Hilton Abuja has received the Signum Virtutis (Seal of Excellence) in the Hotels and Resorts Category of the 2017 Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards. It is the second of such award, having received similar award in 2016.
The Award Gala ceremony took place at the most exclusive private members country club in Greece, the Ecali Club, on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the 5th anniversary of the award body.
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Nigeria has been elected Vice President of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assembly .
Nigeria, represented by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, was elected by acclamation to represent Africa, alongside Cape Verde, at the 22nd General Assembly of the UN body, which opened in Chengdu, China. China was elected President of the Assembly.
Nigeria’s election followed the country’s unopposed nomination by the UNWTO Commission on Africa (CAF), which met a day earlier.
In receiving the honour, the Minister said:
”To be called upon to serve as a Vice President of the General Assembly of the UNWTO is a very big honour to Nigeria.
It has proven one thing, that in the last two years, we have succeeded in pushing tourism and the Creative Industry as a whole from the back burner to the front burner. From a side issue to the main issue. This has also been noticed by the global community and I feel highly gratified by it.”
Nigeria, which will serve on the United Nations World Tourism Organization General Assembly until 2019, will host the 61st edition of the UNWTO CAF Meeting in Abuja 4th-6th June 2018.