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Date archive: December 2010

Endangered Terrapin Turtles Discovered in Akure, Nigeria

On the 16th of May, 2003, a community of  terrapin turtle species was discovered in Akure, Ondo State capital, Nigeria; subsisting in a harsh and unusual habitat- gnammas (large holes with water) on massive granite inselbergs (granite hills). The Akure landscape is a typical inselberg landscape especially around its northern outskirts. This area falls essentially…

Owá Cave on Idanre Hills- The House of a Thousand Bats

Beneath a massive outcrop, The earth opens wide its buttocks Like a torn mouth, it farts the odour of bat’s guano. Across the gloomy expanse, Mini vampires parade the air like vultures around a cadaver. Regarded as King among the numerous ‘Iho’ in the city of inselbergs, Yet so humble it reposes in the solitary…

Colours of the Delta

Published- ThisDay Newspapers, 19th Dec. 2010, p. 78. Temples smeared in crimson like blood on the Taj Mahal; eyelids swollen, eyes half-open; patches of blue and grey dotting the entire face- they were the colours of the Niger Delta. The oil painting made by Segun Aiyesan was the icon for the exhibition which was part…

Ignorance – A Militating Factor against Nigerian Tourism

Published- Financial Standard, October 20, 2003. p.8 After spending much time following the programmes of such foreign television stations as SABC Africa, I was stunned to discover that they have over eight programmes a week that deal with subjects as tourism, travels and cultures in South Africa. This shows that awareness is one major factor…

The Allure of Ebomi Lake

The Allure of Ebomi Lake

Published- Weekend Hope, 13th March, 2004. p.20 Situated in the pristine forests of Ipesi-Akoko enclave, are the marvellous waters of Ebomi Lake, flowing gracefully below the dense canopies of verdant forests. The lake, located at Ipesi-Akoko, is also known as ”the bottomless lake” because of its depth which is difficult to estimate. It stretches though…

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