Culture, Technology, Festivals, Travels, Hospitality, Music, Business, Movies, Brown water economy, insurance news, and sports Tourism in collaboration with HEC TRAVELS, Thursday, December 8th 2022,

Edited by Frank Meke

** insurance business top runner, Anchor Insurance, will host its top industry customers, staff and friends to an end of the year party in Victoria Island. The date and location, will be announced in our subsequent reports.

*** After weeks of great cultural showcase and hosting of National Festival of Arts and Culture ( Nafest), which it won, lagos is about to showcase its greater opportunities in entertainment, culture and hospitality. Special Adviser on Tourism to governor Babajide sanwo-0lu, Barrister Femi Martins says Greater lagos activities has received the nod of the governor.

***Nigeria’s lowland forest ecosystem, home to white throated monkeys, Okomu National Park and its adjacent forest reserves, has been signed out by Edo state governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki as no go areas for illegal logging and hunting activities. The governor told over support forty communities , particularly Inikurugha stakeholders to desist from illegal logging, noting that Okomu is very precious and rare as home to white throated monkeys and other flora resources desirable to future human development. Governor Godwin obaseki further stated tha global warming and environmental conservation, are top discussion all over the world, hence Okomu stakeholders should consider the prioritisation of the protection and preservation of this unique area, devoid of illegal activities that may threaten the green biosphere space.

Nigeria’s non interest bearing bank, Jass Bank, has moved into its house, at JS Tarka Street , Area 3, Abuja. The bank says the new office, will provide it more visibility and capacity to deliver services to its clients. Jass Bank began operations in kaduna ten years ago, and to have about 46 branches in Nigeria.

**zenith Bank, Nigeria, has won the Bankers Magazine, Financial Times group of United Kingdom, award as Bank of year. The ceremony took place in the London last weekend and zenith bank emerged Nigeria’s bank of year due its strong management ecosystem, sound business strategy and model and support for small businesses.

** Do you desire a train trip with the yuletide around the corner? If yes, then be prepared to pay more as Nigeria Railway Corporation has announced new fares covering its services across the country. Lagos to Ibadan on the 24 coaches services, goes for 9k from its former rate of 6, 500k. The 56 and 68 coaches will now cost 6, 500k, instead of 5k while 88 seat coaches, goes for 3, 600 naira and 2, 500 naira respectively. On warri to itakpe services, 9k gets a ride while the Abuja to Rigasa( kaduna) services, you can ride for 9k for the 24 seater coaches and 3,600 naira for 88 seater coach with kids and or minors, paying a flat rate of 3k.

*,To fast track the national digital transformation programme of President Muhammadu Buhari, about two 3.5GHZ spectrum licences will be opened to bidding by stakeholders by Nigerian Communications Commission. According to Prof umar Danbatta, vice chairman of NCC, the process is to drive a comprehensive DT machinery through the converging and harnessing the various emerging technologies available to NCC for the common good of the nation’s digital transformation ecosystem.

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