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The Vernacular Architecture of the Hidden Ancient Irefin Palace, Ibadan, SW Nigeria

The Vernacular Architecture of the  Hidden Ancient Irefin Palace, Ibadan, SW Nigeria

Ingenuity and wisdom, speaks the creative works of art which were wrought by the aged hands of our ancestors. These can be seen in the way they designed and built their houses and palaces in the days of old. These relics lie strewn across our fast growing cities in Nigeria; we walk and drive past…

See Photos of Naijatreks’ recent trip to Ibadan- ‘The City of Brown Roofs’

See Photos of Naijatreks’ recent trip to Ibadan- ‘The City of Brown Roofs’

The day started on a low note. The parking lot in Victoria island, Lagos, where we had hoped to leave our cars while we take off to Ibadan in the tour bus wouldn’t open till 9AM that morning. We had to find a way to have all vehicles parked and secured. Second, some of our…

The Science of Danfo Transportation in Ibadan…. I couldn’t Stop Laughing while Watching This! [Video]

The Science of Danfo Transportation in Ibadan…. I couldn’t Stop Laughing while Watching This! [Video]

Kayode Oyinbo, an American who is on a visit to Nigeria, learned how to speak Yoruba fluently and decides to take a trip around the ancient town of Ibadan, taking danfo buses and local cabs. See the video clip below. However, here is a summary of his step by step guide: Step 1: Go to…

NYSC is almost over, will I now leave Ibadan without visiting this lake? No way!!

NYSC is almost over, will I now leave Ibadan without visiting this lake? No way!!

NYSC is almost over, and in less than a week time I will round up my service at IITA Ibadan (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture) where I was attached. So, on Sunday night, while thinking about my nysc experiences it dawned on me that there’s one last stone still unturned: One beautiful lake I was…

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