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Kill another African Softshell Turtle and you’ve killed another Niger Delta pikin!!!

Kill another African Softshell Turtle and you’ve killed another Niger Delta pikin!!!

“Still, laid the lifeless carcass of a beautiful turtle upon the cold floors of a wooden batcher in Elem-Sangama village, Soku, in the Niger Delta. It was in the harsh claws of a fisherman’s net that it was caught, conquered and dragged ashore by a rustic dug-out boat hewn from the sempervirent mangrove forests cloaking…

The raging Kuramo Beach and the Area Boys who attempted fishing

The raging Kuramo Beach and the Area Boys who attempted fishing

As the streets of Victoria Island, Lagos bustled with ‘ponpons’ and ‘hons’ of traffic, so did the great waves of the Atlantic coast rumble against the bleached sands of the Kuramo Beach. And although the long pile of concrete interlocks had managed to keep the waters away from the nearby Ahmadu-Bello Street, the beautiful remains…

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…

Tope, the famous fisherman of Ureje Lake in Ado Ekiti, SW Nigeria

  “I love Ureje lake, I love its fishes; not just because they feed my beautiful belly, but because their home keeps me company when am lonely…” The words of the young fisherman of Ureje Lake reverberated in my heart like a resounding gángan drum, and they won’t just let go. To him, the lake…

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