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Nigerians Must begin to Learn the Culture of Wildlife Conservation! Na every Animal for Bush Person dey Kill Chop? [See Photos]

Nigerians Must begin to Learn the Culture of Wildlife Conservation! Na every Animal for Bush Person dey Kill Chop? [See Photos]

Recently, while driving along Ilesha-Benin express way, southwestern Nigeria, I drove past this point and whatever caught my eyes made me pull to a hard stop. I decided to reverse and take a better look. Along the road side, a Mona Monkey killed by a local bush hunter was hung on a wooden stake with…

The Genius of our ancient Yoruba Architects

The Genius of our ancient Yoruba Architects

I stood upon a hilltop in Idanre land, 900m above the surrounding plains. Before me sat the ancient Oba’s Palace, surrounded by thickets of verdant forests, outshoots of granite rocks and relics of the ageless Oke-Idanre village. The mud buildings stand bold and strong, through centuries they endured countless downpours of fearsome rains and inestimable…

Plateau State Gov. approves N2bn makeover for Jos Wildlife Park

Plateau State Gov. approves N2bn makeover for Jos Wildlife Park

The Plateau Government has approved N2 billion for the rehabilitation and expansion of Jos Wildlife Park in 2014, an official said in an interview recently. The General Manager of Plateau State Tourism Corporation, Mr John Doy, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos that the money would be used to restock the park…

Èsà Cave: Human sacrifice required to be open to tourists!

Èsà Cave: Human sacrifice required to be open to tourists!

We heard of a beautiful ancient cave in Ekiti State, south west Nigeria and we packed our bags and hit the roads. With hearts soaked in gladness, anticipating another awesome encounter with nature, we dared the searing heat of the tropical Naija sun and the crazy pot-holes that punctuated some of the roads on our…

Olumo Rock- pile of boulders, home of caves, residence of ancient shrines

Olumo Rock- pile of boulders, home of caves, residence of ancient shrines

Many rocks I’ve climbed, many hills I’ve conquered, ancient dwellings I have seen, many caves I’ve entered, but none like the magnificent rocks of Olumo… A bastion of massive granite, soaring high and proud into the ice-blue skies, smiling and glimmering upon the Ogun River and the ancient town of Abeokuta, south-western Nigeria. The climb…

Africa’s Oldest Known Boat found in Dufuna village near Yobe River, Northern Nigeria

Africa’s Oldest Known Boat found in Dufuna village near Yobe River, Northern Nigeria

  A Fulani herdsman who roamed the desert lands of Northern Nigeria in search for pastures, descended into one of the dry valleys drained by the gentle flowing prongs of Koma Dugu Gana River in the northern part of Yobe State. It must have been a dry season. The location lies on the outskirts of…

In Nigeria, art boom feeds revival of ancient rites (REUTERS)

In Nigeria, art boom feeds revival of ancient rites (REUTERS)

Displayed at a Lagos gallery alongside colorful paintings of domestic scenes, stunning stone sculptures represent a revival of ancient art forms in Nigeria, rooted in traditional spirituality, that Christian missionaries tried to banish a century ago. That revival coincides with a turn by the country’s super rich elite and small but growing middle class towards…

Amazing! We found Bush Babies in Niger Delta

Amazing! We found Bush Babies in Niger Delta

The tide was rising and a cloak of frigid air enfolded the Degema area. It was close to mid-night and the moon soared high into a nude sky. Standing on the veranda of the lower deck of our houseboat which had been carefully moored on the banks of Sambreiro River, somewhere between Nkpor and Ilelema…

Naija Tourism, Culture and Games #Ayò-Olópón

Naija Tourism, Culture and Games #Ayò-Olópón

You visit a village in south-western Nigeria and see a group of men standing or sitting beneath the shade of a tree canopy, around two men seated on a bench and facing each other with a wooden board between them- a wooden board incised with two rows of six holes each, containing heaps of green…

Onikan National Museum, Lagos: No Cameras Allowed but I snuck mine in.

Onikan National Museum, Lagos: No Cameras Allowed but I snuck mine in.

“He-He-He…I pray the spirit of wàká and wanderlust won’t lead me into wàhálà one day o!…” Nigerian Museums ban the use of cameras within their premises, but I broke the rules at the National Museum in Onikan, Lagos. It wasn’t my fault though, I could not just resist the spell-binding aura that enfolded the ancient…

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