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Date archive: March 2012

The New Alagbaka Fountain in Ondo State: An Automatic Tourist Attraction? …Naija people shaaa

The New Alagbaka Fountain in Ondo State: An Automatic Tourist Attraction? …Naija people shaaa

  The newly installed fountain at a round-about located in the Alagbaka area of Akure, Ondo State capital city, has automatically become the latest attraction for the people of the town as there is almost no time of the day that you won’t find one or two persons posing for photo shoots at the fountain….

Climbing the Extinct Volcanoes of Jos Plateau and getting our Pants torn and dirty!

Climbing the Extinct Volcanoes of Jos Plateau and getting our Pants torn and dirty!

The plains stretched as far as the eyes could see, and the sleepy horizon was obscured by massive cones of varying colours- some lush green, and others, earthly brown, jutting out into the skies and standing imposingly like enormous sand heaps on a village farm. These are none but the volcanoes that blew Jos Plateau…

By the time we’ve eaten all our crocodiles finish…

By the time we’ve eaten all our crocodiles finish…

…even the two kids weren’t afraid to hold the croc as their mum sliced its neck. “Na only 4 Niger Delta dis kind thing fit happen oh. Gbam!” The picture above had been widely circulated across Nigerian social networks for some days now; and it obviously describes one of the dangers confronting Nigeria’s ecological biodiversity….

I live in the Delta, I am a Dug-out Canoe

I live in the Delta, I am a Dug-out Canoe

 My abode is the Delta. I was carved from its timber, old, strong and un-withered. Until a creek has to be crossed, or islands to be hopped, I stay quiet, moored and tied in ropes of jute to my master’s private jetty- a jetty of rough planks hewn from the delta’s mangroves. Both night and…

Strange Birds, Broken Lands, Rich Fauna: The Niger Delta

Strange Birds, Broken Lands, Rich Fauna: The Niger Delta

A poultry of multicoloured avians laced the banks of a waning narrow creek. Although it was mid-day, the waters appeared to have fallen asleep, wrapped in a blanket of verdant colours, as a poultry of 7 birds gently suck from its muddy edge. These birds I have never seen before, and these I beheld and…

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