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CARNIRIV 2012 Boat Regatta: Battle of the Canoes

CARNIRIV 2012 Boat Regatta: Battle of the Canoes

A flood bath of jubilant sunrays inundates a creek of murky waters in the oil city of Port-Harcourt, southern Nigeria, as a thousand souls spectate at its bank. A war canoe pierces through the waters as its twenty paddlers bellow battle chants and songs with dramatic fervour. Like spears, their black-painted oars slice in and…

Boat Reggata on the Creeks- PortHarcourt Tourist Beach

For Naijatreks, By Nseobong Okon Ekong (Deputy Editor at THISDAY Newspapers) The Port Harcourt Tourist Beach Waterfront was one of the hot spots for spectacular performances at the PortHarcourt Carniriv 2010 event. The boat regatta was a contest between the 23 local governmentareas in the state. The regatta was one of the activities that attracted…

Colours of the Delta

Published- ThisDay Newspapers, 19th Dec. 2010, p. 78. Temples smeared in crimson like blood on the Taj Mahal; eyelids swollen, eyes half-open; patches of blue and grey dotting the entire face- they were the colours of the Niger Delta. The oil painting made by Segun Aiyesan was the icon for the exhibition which was part…