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Sunset in Niger Delta- I Am Enthralled

  The depressed sky is torn, A long slit forms, A slit of pink rim and bright yellow and white core, Reposed in a backdrop of a charming sky-blue, All resting on a skyline set with low mangrove shrubs, and an earth draped with a rug of thick white sand. With its bulging head, the…

A Naija Traveller’s Mind: “May the Boulders of Olúmo Rock Smash the Heads of Haters of Naija Peace & Tourism!”

In the heart and mind of the average Nigerian, (either home or abroad), lies a bleeding wound, a deep wound of shame and dishonour, emplaced by the recurrence of violence, bomb blasts and war in different parts of his beloved country, Nigeria. In the heart and mind of the average Naija traveller and explorer, lie…

Ever captured the splash of Creek Waters at Sunset?

A twin-engine boat speeds through the creeks like an excited cheater, spraying sheets of saline water along its trail. The sun is approaching its set, and the firmament has now worn a lilac lipstick. The low mangroves smile with delight having been fed bountifully from the day’s solar shower. The tide is gradually climbing, and a…

Igbara-Oke Petroglyphs- Mysterious Inscriptions on a rock in Igbara-Oke, made by an Ancient Warrior

Igbara-Oke Petroglyphs- Mysterious Inscriptions on a rock in Igbara-Oke, made by an Ancient Warrior

  I have driven past the small sleepy town of Igbara-Oke when travelling to Ikogosi Warm Springs in Ekiti State, and never knew the town hosted such a great historical relic as this. However, someone from this town wrote me a mail and suggested I pay a visit to his home town to see the…

Crowning the King Ant

In times like this, At us the ants look, And in great amusement, they laugh. In times like this, The termites observe our folly… Our kìràkìtà, Our helter-skelter, In outbursts of laughter they reel, Never will their laughter stop, Infact, not until they start rolling on the ground. “Don’t they call themselves the higher animals?”,…

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…

”Style-Up your E-Marketing” -A Kenyan observes Naija Tourist Sites

My very good friend and brother challenged me last week with the motive of quickening my creative juices and I was grateful for that. What would one do without such valuable people who are so willing to take that risk and push you into your destiny? So, here I am once again another fortnight and…

At the Foot of the Mighty Wase Rock, Central Nigeria

At the Foot of the Mighty Wase Rock, Central Nigeria

The rain had just stopped falling, and the skies had begun to clear out into its typical mix of white clouds set in a background of sweet light blue, and the land below had become soaked and muddy in the torrents of rain water. We had travelled about two hours south from the city of…

Endangered Terrapin Turtles Discovered in Akure, Nigeria

On the 16th of May, 2003, a community of  terrapin turtle species was discovered in Akure, Ondo State capital, Nigeria; subsisting in a harsh and unusual habitat- gnammas (large holes with water) on massive granite inselbergs (granite hills). The Akure landscape is a typical inselberg landscape especially around its northern outskirts. This area falls essentially…

Ignorance – A Militating Factor against Nigerian Tourism

Published- Financial Standard, October 20, 2003. p.8 After spending much time following the programmes of such foreign television stations as SABC Africa, I was stunned to discover that they have over eight programmes a week that deal with subjects as tourism, travels and cultures in South Africa. This shows that awareness is one major factor…

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