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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…

Ok this is how they fish in the Niger Delta!!!

Ok this is how they fish in the Niger Delta!!!

Two young boys stand at the edge of a gentle creek in the Soku community of southern Rivers State, Niger Delta. It’s about 7am in the morning, and the oil workers had just begun to disperse into the creeks to continue their daily operations in the area. The boys had spotted a calm part of…

Hunting with the Mona Monkeys of Niger Delta

Another big creek swell came up fast and silent, morning sunlight dancing in the skies flashed on its face. Rolling fast to my left, it lifted and dropped my eight-foot dugout canoe with the smooth motions of an elevator. I heaved a loud sigh and amidst the multitude of bird chatter around us, my two…

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…

Niger Delta from the Window of a Cockpit

“A jigsaw of verdant pieces” From the skies above, peep I into my Niger Delta. Beneath me spreads a romantic mosaic of lush and verdant carpet, broken into giant slabs of small but plush islands encircled by lulling creek waters. I peeped again and again, lost in lust for the Delta’s luring charm. The creeks…

The Wild Angalas of Niger Delta

Standing at the desolate banks of Ekinama Island, the mid-day sun overhead illuminates the mangrove and creeks, revealing the moody poise and ambience embracing the burnt vegetation on the other side. A silenced landscape looms beyond, Staked with a hundred sooth-coated lifeless trunks, underlain by a puffy mosaic of brown and lemon green grasses, Bleached…

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