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NIHOTOUR Wins Top Tourism Supportive Agency 2020 Award



Joel Ajayi

The National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) has won the top tourism supportive Agencies year 2020 award of the Seven Wonders of Nigeria.

In a letter dated 22nd February, 2021 and signed by Nkechi Uko, organizer of the Seven Wonders Nigeria tourism award to Alhaji Nura Sani Kangiwa, Director General and Chief Executive Officer of NIHOTOUR, it said the award was in recognition of the dogged pursuit of NIHOTOUR in the promotion of the travel tourism industry in manpower training and skills upgrade in the face of the global crisis that hit the industry by the Covid-19 pandemic during the year under review

According to the letter, ‘In recognition of your dedication and remarkable efforts to drive and sustain domestic tourism, the Seven Wonders of Nigeria… has the pleasure to inform you that your valiant efforts have not gone unnoticed and have thus been recognized as one of the leading tourism supportive agencies in Nigeria 2020’, the letter read in part.

 Arrangements to hold the award by the organizers have reached advanced stage as presentations for the award is billed to take place in Abuja during the 7th Abuja Jabamah from 26th to 27th March, 2021 alongside a Tourism Master Class Training session.

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It was a modest begining last year for the maiden edition of The Arojah Students Playwriting Prize with Ọjọ́ Miracle Joshua of Obafemi Awolowo University emerging as the pioneer winner of the N100,000 prize money with his play, Justice:A Mirage?

Submissions for the 2021 edition of the competition is open from between March 1st and May 31st, 2021


The competition is open to all playwrights of Nigerian heritage who are undergraduates across tertiary institutions – Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges around the world.


The Submission Guidelines for TASPP 2021 are as follows;

i.       All entries must be submitted within the stipulated deadline. Failure to meet all stated conditions will lead to outright disqualification.

ii.      Entries must be full length ONE-ACT PLAYS.

 iii .   Entries must be an adaptation/transposition of John Pepper Clark’s THE CASUALTIES. The competition is in honour of the Nigerian literary icon.

 iv . Entries can be in any form of the playwright’s choice – comedy, parody, monologue, tragedy etc.

 v . Any play previously performed, published or currently in consideration for other competitions is not qualified to enter for this competition.

 vii .  Submission must be in word document sent as an attachment with the subject column reading: TASPP 2021

 viii . Complete contact information, including full contact address, email(s), phone number(s) social media handles and a brief (50 word) bio of participating student playwright should accompany each submission, on a separate sheet.

ix.     All submissions should be sent to TASPP@AROJAHTHEATRE.COM on or before 31 May 2021.

 x . Multiple entries by the same playwright would not be allowed.

Also note that:

 i. A panel of judges for this competition would be announced in due course.

ii.      The selection of the judges, approved by the Management and Board of Patrons of Arojah Royal Theatre, shall be final.

iii.     A longlist of ten (10) plays would be announced in July 2021.

iv.     Announcement of winners and award ceremony will hold in September/October 2021


The winner will clinch a monetary prize of N150,000, certificate and a medal of honour while the two runners up get N50,000 consolation prizes each with certificates.

The three winning plays will be published in an anthology of new plays.


Paul Liam

Prize Administrator

+234 703 019 5010

Om’Oba Jerry Adesewo

Artistic Director

Arojah Royal Theatre

+234 805 277 1123

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