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The Genius of our ancient Yoruba Architects

The Genius of our ancient Yoruba Architects

I stood upon a hilltop in Idanre land, 900m above the surrounding plains. Before me sat the ancient Oba’s Palace, surrounded by thickets of verdant forests, outshoots of granite rocks and relics of the ageless Oke-Idanre village. The mud buildings stand bold and strong, through centuries they endured countless downpours of fearsome rains and inestimable…

Meet Nigeria’s top Travel Bloggers… It’s live! [See Photos and Full Video]

Meet Nigeria’s top Travel Bloggers… It’s live! [See Photos and Full Video]

Last Tuesday, 18th of February, 2014, numerous travel and tourism enthusiasts gathered at Four Point Sheraton Hotel in Lagos, to discuss with top Nigeria-based travel bloggers on how to promote tourism in Nigeria through story-telling, as well as to assess the impact social and digital media is having on the domestic travel, tourism and hospitality…

Plateau State Gov. approves N2bn makeover for Jos Wildlife Park

Plateau State Gov. approves N2bn makeover for Jos Wildlife Park

The Plateau Government has approved N2 billion for the rehabilitation and expansion of Jos Wildlife Park in 2014, an official said in an interview recently. The General Manager of Plateau State Tourism Corporation, Mr John Doy, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos that the money would be used to restock the park…

Domestic Tourism: Why it is Still Unattractive to Nigerians

Domestic Tourism: Why it is Still Unattractive to Nigerians

The tourism and travel industry is a money- spinning industry no doubt. It is one of the few sectors that survived the recent world-wide recession and political unrests, churning out billions in terms of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in countries serious about tourism.  And charity, they say starts at home. So, why are Nigerians famed…

A visit to Igbo-Ora in SW Nigeria, the town with the largest twin births in the world! [video]

A visit to Igbo-Ora in SW Nigeria, the town with the largest twin births in the world! [video]

So amazing it is to know that there is a place in Nigeria where exists the largest population of twins in the world. This place is Igbo-ora, small village in Oyo State, south-west Nigeria, more twins are born in Igbo-Ora than anywhere else on earth and that there are just few households who do not…

Who knew palm wine at Terra Kulture could save the day… Let’s talk about the must-try drink

Who knew palm wine at Terra Kulture could save the day… Let’s talk about the must-try drink

Milky, tasty, fresh, chilly, awesome, tantalizing, alluring, refreshing, invigorating, revitalizing, breath-taking, amazing…. is the calabash of Palm wine served at Terra Kulture in Victoria Island, Lagos. The noon sun burned mercilessly over the skies of the busy Island and the breeze from the nearby Kuramo Beach being quenched by the blazing solar heat could not…

A Paradise Nature Park in Jamaica named after Naija’s Abeokuta town

A Paradise Nature Park in Jamaica named after Naija’s Abeokuta town

(Story by Jamaican travel blogger Marcia Mayne of InsideJourneys) Abeokuta Paradise Nature Park (pronounced A-be-o-ku-ta*) is located a few yards off the Dean’s Valley Road in Westmoreland. The centrepiece of this rustic eco-tourism destination is an almost Olympic-sized pool which is fed by water that is channelled via an aqueduct from the nearby Sweet River….

Healing from the Bowels of a Stygian Cave

Healing from the Bowels of a Stygian Cave

Within the belly of Omi-Ìwò cave, the hydraulic sound of a crystal clear spring mixed with the whirring calls of resident bats disvirgin the air. A blinding beam of light pierces the torn rock and illuminates a small pool of water within the cave, from which flowed the stream which the people call “Ìwò”. The…

A Polythene Kite above the coloured skies of Eagle Island, Port-Harcourt

A Polythene Kite above the coloured skies of Eagle Island, Port-Harcourt

 The setting sun blew a blanket of colours across the reposed skies, casting it in brilliant shades of gold and yellow bands set against an enchanting backdrop of sky-blue hue. It’s 6:30pm at Eagle Island in Port-Harcourt and a group of rustic boys had turned a sand-filled creek-side into a football pitch. The fallow stretch…

Exploring the Neglected Coal Mines of Enugu’s Iva Valley

Exploring the Neglected Coal Mines of Enugu’s Iva Valley

A mysterious chain of deep valleys jewelled the charming landscape of Enugu City; and steep walls of stratified rocks beatify the confines of these valleys, within which outcrop the ‘black gold’ of ancient Nigeria: the black gold that powered our railways and brought us fortune for decades. Iva Valley is one of these valleys. The…

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