@naijatreksinfo@naijatreks.com

Date archive: October 2011

Akure Terrapin Habitat is Drying Up!

  On a recent visit to a hill-top habitat of the Gnamma terrapin turtles (a newly-discovered subspecies of the West-African side-necked turtle) in Akure, Ondo State capital, we found out that the water level in the turtle pool has significantly dropped below the usual average depths normally observed within the past 8 years of our…

A Bamboo Bed, A Village in Slumber

  Across my silenced candle stick I lay, "Krà krà krà" My bamboo bed murmured and creaked under my weight, Well woven thatches of raffia, overhead they hang. "Woooooo wooooooo" Cries of bush babies echo in the stygian firmament.   A stygian cloud engulfs my red bùbá and sóóró àdìres hanging on the wall, Even…

Tope, the famous fisherman of Ureje Lake in Ado Ekiti, SW Nigeria

  “I love Ureje lake, I love its fishes; not just because they feed my beautiful belly, but because their home keeps me company when am lonely…” The words of the young fisherman of Ureje Lake reverberated in my heart like a resounding gángan drum, and they won’t just let go. To him, the lake…

Ureje Lake: My Reflection in a Blue Glassy Fluid

On the outskirts of Ado-Ekiti, a lake settles like a sleepy crab and its face shimmers like a wet mirror, manifesting a picturesque image of the sky. It lies calm and still, except for the gentle ripples that rock its form intermittently. Into its face, the sky looks and its clear reflection it sees, painted…

Sunset in Niger Delta- I Am Enthralled

  The depressed sky is torn, A long slit forms, A slit of pink rim and bright yellow and white core, Reposed in a backdrop of a charming sky-blue, All resting on a skyline set with low mangrove shrubs, and an earth draped with a rug of thick white sand. With its bulging head, the…

Ayantunde Oyinbo: The German who speaks with Bata drums

NàìjáTreks: What is your original English name? Ayantunde: I am not English. I am German. My German name is Anselm Ramacher. I was born in Remscheid, Northwestern Germany, I grew up in the south Germany small town of Wangen im Allgäu and I am living in the big city of Munich in Bavaria, South Germany….

Menu