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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…

The Coconuts of Lagos Lagoon- Tourism, Trails & Potentials

The Coconuts of Lagos Lagoon- Tourism, Trails & Potentials

The setting sun beams a blanket of vibrant reflections across the shimmering lasgidi  waters, as alternating chains of mangrove swamps, coconut trees, sand-filled beaches and man-made structures lace the Lekki and Ikorodu banks of the redoubtable Lagos Lagoon” As I sail from the remote end of the lagoon near Epe, down to the Five-Cowrie Creek…

Ureje Lake: My Reflection in a Blue Glassy Fluid

On the outskirts of Ado-Ekiti, a lake settles like a sleepy crab and its face shimmers like a wet mirror, manifesting a picturesque image of the sky. It lies calm and still, except for the gentle ripples that rock its form intermittently. Into its face, the sky looks and its clear reflection it sees, painted…

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…

Bold stands the gigantic Wase Rock, who dares to conquer its height?

Bold stands the gigantic Wase Rock, who dares to conquer its height?

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…

Colours of the Delta

Published- ThisDay Newspapers, 19th Dec. 2010, p. 78. Temples smeared in crimson like blood on the Taj Mahal; eyelids swollen, eyes half-open; patches of blue and grey dotting the entire face- they were the colours of the Niger Delta. The oil painting made by Segun Aiyesan was the icon for the exhibition which was part…

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…

The Allure of Ebomi Lake

The Allure of Ebomi Lake

Published- Weekend Hope, 13th March, 2004. p.20 Situated in the pristine forests of Ipesi-Akoko enclave, are the marvellous waters of Ebomi Lake, flowing gracefully below the dense canopies of verdant forests. The lake, located at Ipesi-Akoko, is also known as ”the bottomless lake” because of its depth which is difficult to estimate. It stretches though…

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