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Port-Harcourt Carnival sets the City Ablaze!!! Boat Regatta is tomorrow!!!

Port-Harcourt Carnival sets the City Ablaze!!! Boat Regatta is tomorrow!!!

Here comes CARNIRIV 2012, and it’s hitting the oil city of Port-Harcourt with a BIG BANG!! This year’s carnival kicked off on Sunday, December 9, 2012 with kid’s carnival and praise jam, with many more exciting events are lined up for the rest of the week. Please check out the schedule below and endeavour to…

Buildings left-over, yet they tell the story of our Niger Delta

Buildings left-over, yet they tell the story of our Niger Delta

A bell-less belfry juts into the clear blue skies, spanked on all sides by the merciless rays of the soaring sun. The mud-brick stones of the aged church beneath fortifies the ostentatious poise of the belfry, while its dexterously crafted fascias splash rows of spectacular shadows on its asbestos walls. This is the oldest church…

Coals of fire, dancing on Sambreiro River

Coals of fire, dancing on Sambreiro River

Coals of fire, dancing on Sambriero River, Bubbles of lightening, sitting on plush sofas of gently bouncing waters. It is sunrise, the sun has begun to soar like a kite in the skies, And shadowy pockets of mangrove thickets are bathed with its rising light. The world beneath, rivers and creeks, are still asleep, Oh…

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…

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…

Enchanted by Port Harcourt’s Wildlife Park

It is a busy day at slaughter market. Buyers and sellers haggle over prices. The lurid smell of butchered meat embrace the air, its concentration increased by the heat from the Port Harcourt mid-day sun. The cluster of market stalls slopes down to a meandering creek smeared in the dark tones of the typical Niger…

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