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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….

The Coconuts of Lagos Lagoon- Tourism, Trails & Potentials

The Coconuts of Lagos Lagoon- Tourism, Trails & Potentials

The setting sun beams a blanket of vibrant reflections across the shimmering lasgidi  waters, as alternating chains of mangrove swamps, coconut trees, sand-filled beaches and man-made structures lace the Lekki and Ikorodu banks of the redoubtable Lagos Lagoon” As I sail from the remote end of the lagoon near Epe, down to the Five-Cowrie Creek…

Amazing! From the Creeks of Niger Delta Emerges Winner of Naijatreks Young Writers Contest 2012

Amazing! From the Creeks of Niger Delta Emerges Winner of Naijatreks Young Writers Contest 2012

Yesterday, 26th of January, 2012 witnessed a contest of talent and creativity among the rural children of Ekinama community, tucked away in the creeks of Niger Delta. About twenty-five (25) kids, of ages ranging between 6 and 12 assembled at the village primary school. These kids are the few whose parents value education, while the…

An Army of Furious Talking Drums

Myriad of drumbeats rock my ears, Angry outpours of gangan drums thump the village atmos. They are torrents of rage uttered by oppressed hearts, and belched from hungry tummies, Tummies which had managed to live on N5 a day, Now forced to live on N2 this day. At the table my wants I call. My…

Candido da Fonseca Galvao, the Yoruba Prince of Brazil

   Candido da Fonseca Galvao ( Sheets , 1845 – 1890 )  was a military officer in Brazil.  Candido da Fonseca Galvao was probably a son or grandson of Yoruba King Abiodun of Oyo Empire in the area now known as South West, Nigeria. He was recognized as a foreign sovereign by the Brazilian monarchy,…

My Life, A Framed Àwòrán

As a framed Àwòrán, My mind stands still before my eyes, Like a breathing Àwòrán, I look into my eyes… and my mind says “hi”. Frame by frame, My life I scroll before my eyes, Frame by frame, My heart reports its log on the table of my mind.   Like a movie, My life…

The Sweet Life of the Naija Delta

        An Ijaw man carefully rows his dug-out canoe near the creek edge as the heavy waves rumble against his thrust. The creeks form a labyrinth of straight-cut and meandering waterways. The waters burn with glistening bars of solar fire. Luxuriant high mangroves are lit up in kaleidoscopes of verdant shades marked…

Crowning the King Ant

In times like this, At us the ants look, And in great amusement, they laugh. In times like this, The termites observe our folly… Our kìràkìtà, Our helter-skelter, In outbursts of laughter they reel, Never will their laughter stop, Infact, not until they start rolling on the ground. “Don’t they call themselves the higher animals?”,…

”Today, I keep it Short and Sweet! It’s about Naija taking over everything”: K-Naija Sister Writes

Today, I keep it short and sweet! My reason is that at the end of the article I will need you to take action as part of your response to this article. So here we go… It started with the flooding of Nollywood movies in the Kenyan market, next came the Nigerian preachers (or did…

A Peace like the Creeks of Niger Delta

The Midnight wispered across a sleepy creek, Hazy mists mute its snore, Floating lilies savour its lull, Dead Angalas tower above its banks like lonely pilars of a relic coliseum, Their grey tones are smeared in ethereal forms atop the waters. Towering above the banks, The lifeless mangroves stood with an earthly ardour, Emblazed by…

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