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3 Oct
Cities began to emerge as the trade between Britain, the early Portuguese and the territory now called Nigeria expanded rapidly, cutting across every part of the North and South. Cityscapes and landscapes were among the earliest photography subjects. Gidan Makama – If you understand the walls, you can break through the culture of the great…
1 Aug
“When I looked out in the morning, it is as if I had waked in Utopia”- George Eliot Sitting at the top of Carlton Hill and overlooking the city of Edinburgh, it is easy to fall in love one more time with a city so beautiful it breaks the heart again and again; thoughts rushing…
4 Jul
1. New Yam Festival Yam is a staple in West Africa and a typical food you find around Nigeria. Unlike other foods, yam is quite different and much respected. It is more than food. In the very old days, commonly in the southern part of Nigeria, barns of yams show the wealth of a person,…
16 May
A frustrated Nigerian traveller once wrote on Twitter: Having a traveller’s soul and a Nigerian passport has to be the top two worst combinations in the world. Many of us wish just to be woken up one weekend morning and hear, “Hi dear, let’s pack our bags and travel to destination Z”, as we see…
25 Apr
Magic sometimes resides in a box. A train ride is a beautiful experience. Outside, you get to see the beautiful landscape transverse behind you and inside; you meet new people on your journey. Since the new ultra-modern train begun in December, routing Lagos-Abeokuta-Ibadan, traveling, and having a good time on a weekend out of Lagos…
21 Mar
Taraba-Jalingo! Among the least visited regions in Nigeria is North-Eastern Nigeria. Primary reasons for this include the proximity to other places; the states in northeast Nigeria are far from other areas, including other northern locations. Packed with cultural treasures, fine food, immaculate clouds and intimidating Mountains, Taraba is a dream for all kinds of travellers.…
24 Jan
Jam waali! Good morning in Fulfulde. Waking up on a harmattan morning to catch the beautiful sunrise as the moon disappears over the River Donga. On the way back, one thing strikes one, the beautiful brick clay used on most buildings along the dusty road. Gembu, a settlement of about 130,0000 people, is among the…
13 Dec 2020
“I am often amazed that ... people still try to take Nigerian food and squeeze it into this all-encompassing title of “African food”. I guess that the rest of the world is seeking a kind of exotic simplification: a working summary, an effective way of getting the feeling across that Africa will fit in your…
14 Sep 2020
Craft and Arts are a core aspect of any culture. The mastery in any craft shows the skill and experience the craftsman have acquired over time. Although there is a general decline in traditional craft, there are still a few resilience craftsmen operating in Nigeria. Most of these traditional work has remained unchanged, except that…
12 Jul 2020
It's been months since international and domestic flight have been suspended in and out of Nigeria. Thankfully, the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) announced that domestic flights will resume on July 8. Grounded for many months, airlines are coming up with new plans and restructuring of their schedules—though the number of flights will be…
23 Jun 2020
The Northeast Nigeria consisting of Bauchi, Adamawa, Gombe, Yobe, Taraba and Borno is one of the least visited places in Nigeria and yet, has the most beautiful natural resources with huge tourism potential. It is home to ranges of Mountains, the highest point in Nigeria, three national parks and also numerous waterfalls doubling almost that…
RIYOM ROCK
31 May 2020
Rock me gently, rock me slowly. In the late ‘70s, this song by Canadian singer, Andy Kim was a Billboard number-one hit song. Aside from being very comfortable to use in lyrics, rocks are everywhere in Nigeria. All rocks are equal, but some are more equal than others. Rocks are so common that most of us…

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Nigerian singer-songwriter and producer, Okwudili Okoli, professionally known as 6UFF, has said songwriters, and producers deserve more credit than they receive. The Anambra-born producer stated this while addressing some major challenges confronting the Nigerian music industry. According to him, a song will be a fruitless effort without the contributions of producers, songwriters, and engineers. "A…
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Financial commitment aims to secure dedicated, low-cost supply of molnupiravir, if the drug is authorized by regulators; builds on long-term efforts to increase access to tests, treatments, vaccines SEATTLE, October 20, 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced today a commitment of up to $120 million to accelerate access to the investigational…