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Yayyy!!! We won it again! Best Travel Blog: Nigerian Blog Awards 2014

Yayyy!!! We won it again! Best Travel Blog: Nigerian Blog Awards 2014

Although this is coming about a month late, we want to say a million thanks to everyone that nominated and voted for Naijatreks during the nomination and final voting stages of the Nigerian Blog awards 2014. This is the third time we’ve won this award (NBA 2011 and NBA 2012) and we are encouraged to…

Kano City Walls: Destroyed by Explosives or by Human Hands?

Kano City Walls: Destroyed by Explosives or by Human Hands?

We heard in July, 2011, that the Nigerian Federal Government announced plans to rehabilitate the Kano City Walls. Till today, the walls are still a shadow of their former majesty. The beauty and pride of Kano people can no longer be seen and is gradually crumbling like a pack of cards. These walls are a…

Final Dates Announced for Osun Osogbo 2014!

Final Dates Announced for Osun Osogbo 2014!

A press briefing on the annual Osun Osogbo Festival was hosted on high note early this month at Eko Hotels and conference Centre, Lagos. The Osun Osogbo 2014 programme unveiling featured guests, royalty, artistes, corporate representatives and members of the media. The final dates for this year’s edition of the festival is Monday, August 18…

Super Count down… Lagos Carnival 2014 is 13 days to go!

Super Count down… Lagos Carnival 2014 is 13 days to go!

That time of the year has come again, when the beautiful city of Lagos, Nigeria, blows up in grand display of beautiful people, fabulous costumes and musical jamboree, all celebrating the loveliness and magnificence of the culture and people of Lagos. Every year, the whole parade normally kicks off with over a thousand beautifully dressed…

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…

Exclusive: Captain Matthew Ekeinde opens a new tourist resort in Badagry

Exclusive: Captain Matthew Ekeinde opens a new tourist resort in Badagry

The pilot husband of Nollywood actress, Omotola Jolade-Ekeinde, Captain Mathew Ekeinde recently opened an entertainment and tourist center in Badagry called “Aquatic Jungle Entertainment”. The center has planes as part of its tourist and entertainment attractions. According to Captain Matthew, his idea to embark on such a tasking and money gulping project was born after…

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…

Nigerian Blog Awards 2012: Pls, ejoor, biko, abeg… Nominate Naijatreks for “Best Travel Blog” ooohh

Its time for the Nigerian Blog Awards 2012 and nominations are now open. Naijatreks aspires to win in the “Best Travel Blog” and “Nigerian Blog of the Year” categories. Please, ejoor, biko, abeg… kindly nominate Naijatreks for these two categories oooh. It’s easy.. – Simply go to http://nigerianblogawards.com/register.php – Fill your name and email into…

US returns 11 cultural artefacts to Nigeria

US returns 11 cultural artefacts to Nigeria

The United States has returned 11 cultural artefacts to Nigeria. Authorities said French customs officials tipped off the U.S. in April 2010 about a shipment headed to New York’s Kennedy Airport. The 10 Nok statues and a carved tusk were seized from a Manhattan gallery owner, and an investigation determined they were bona fide antiquities….

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