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    The Senate Building

    by Toyin Written Oct 2, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Most of you that watches CNN, you must have been seeing this complex. It houses the Legislative arm of the Nigerian government. Democracy in Nigeria is a phenomenon. The people does not seemed to be enjoying the Western form of Democracy and value. I think, this is mainly because of the general level of education in the country.

    The Senate Building
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    Globalization II

    by Toyin Written Feb 27, 2005

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    Favorite thing: When you travel even to the remotest part of Nigeria, you will see that the products of the Big companies, such as, Total France. The people could also repair and fix most complex machine and cars if you have a break down with your vehicles.

    You really do not need a garage to do your cars in this forests villages. Mechanic is what you ask for. Not a garage.

    Global Village?
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    The ECOWAS SECRETARIAT

    by Toyin Written Oct 2, 2004

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    Favorite thing: This is the building that coordinates the activities of the Economic Community of West African States. The whole concept is gearing towards the unification of the ECOWAS states. The EU, actually copy the blue print.

    Fondest memory: The cooperations that existed in this region before the Berling Conference in 1870.

    ECOWAS SECRETARIAT ABUJA
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    The Art, The people.

    by Toyin Updated Oct 2, 2004

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    Favorite thing: There is the need for visitors to understand the peoples Art and Cultures. Nigerian Artist are renowned all over the world.
    This work of art belongs to an art student in the University of Nigeria Nsukka.

    Fondest memory: I will miss the originality inherrent in their arts and culture.

    Abstract Art
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    Tropical Rain Forest

    by Toyin Updated Jan 23, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Nigeria lies entirely within the tropics, yet there are wide climatic variations. However, history has it that the first inhabitants of Nigeria settled in the rain forest belt and the Niger Delta region.

    Fondest memory: There are so many interesting Animals, Rare Foliages, Wild Honey, Palm Wine etc.... that are natural and healthy for life sustanance. Everything is BIO, ...no GM foods here.

    Tropical Rain Forest
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    Abuja

    by Toyin Written Oct 2, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Abuja is where to be, however, you may not get the feel of the country except you move to the suburbs.

    Fondest memory: The people are very friendly to visitors, they are very cultured and the local foods are usually very spicy.

    The Aso Rock..Note the National Assembly complex.
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  • Nigeria: not bad at all!

    by Ewoi Updated Jun 18, 2004

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    Favorite thing: I have been living in Nigeria for almost 2 1/2 years - in Daura, Katsina state, a small town in the dusty North, near the border with Niger - and loved the country. I worked there as a volunteer and lived a modest lifestyle amidsts the locals. Nigerians, and especially the Hausas in the North, are generally lovely people; they are gentle, openminded towards strangers, hospitable and at the same time a bit reserved, which - to me - is a pleasant combination. Nigeria has a bad reputation, but in my experience its not that horrible at all. Yes, public transport is outrageously dangerous and anyone wearing a uniform can be a pain in the ass, but as long as you go with the flow and dont show off your wealth you will be quite ok. Avoid parts in the South - Delta, Lagos by night, South-East - and at this moment Jos, because of robberies and ethnic/religious conflicts. The North is beautiful (Nassarawa, Kano, Bauchi, Zamfara and Sokoto). Not many tourists visit Sokoto or Katsina, but its certainly worth going there. For desert-lovers: The scenery along the route Abuja/Kano - Sokoto, through Zamfara state, is sometimes breathtaking! Though sharia law is implemented in the Northern (muslim) states, it does not much affect westerners. And if youre thirsty, try one of the many clubs like Kano Club, Katsina Club or Bauchi Club, etc (social clubs, originally founded by the British in colonial times, but now a sort of hangouts for locals and expats) or the socalled Mammie Markets. Mammie Markets are in fact army barrack compounds, where consequently Federal Law rules. Therefore selling and drinking alcohol is not forbidden there, which created lively little oases with drinking parlours and dancing places on the army grounds. Especially Mammie Market in Sokoto is a pleasant place to chill out with a cold beer in the evening, with a cool breeze, local musicians, the best kilishi (sundried, thin sliced beef with peanut/chilly coating..try it!) and no hassle.

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  • I would take them to the...

    by tomaatje Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: I would take them to the beach, bar beach is gone now but there are others like leki beach or badagry beach.

    Fondest memory: I'm married with a Nigerian in Nigeria , so what I miss the most in Nigeria is my parents in Law and my husbands sisters.

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    visit the Eko La Meridian...

    by nnapr Updated Jan 28, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Every first time visior to Nigeria should endeavor to visit the Eko La Meridian Hotel in Lagos. it's one of the best hotels in the world. with it's cusin environment, it's quite an experience to ignor. visitors to Nigeria should also do their self good by visiting the numerouse tourist attraction sites in the country, such as the Yankari games reserve in Platue state.The Ogbudu Ranch in Cross Rivers State.The Slave trade camp in Badagry,Lagos State. all these will add great pleasure to your visit to these country of great Savana.

    Fondest memory: i remember the population of people in the city of Lagos. it's one of the busiest cities in the world. with the population of 15 million people.There is also the warm weather of about 30 digrees centigrate, which is absolutely friendly to human body. one thing about Nigeria is it's freeness. as a visitor, you will find Nigeria very free and friendly. no body taxes you for anything, you just live happily.

    Front view of Eko le Meridian Hotel
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  • When you visit Nigeria,just...

    by Rinks Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: When you visit Nigeria,just try to visit some places of interest,Nigeria is a country blessed with culture,arts and tourism.There are many places of interest in which you will love to visit e.g the Osogbo Shrine in Osun State of Nigeria,the Emi's palace, please visit www.osogbocity.com for more historical site.Irin jesa water fall e.t.c pls go to my homepage for more information.

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    Nigeria, like I've already...

    by june11_66 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Nigeria, like I've already said it is a country with many cultures and activities, so it depends on the travellers choice. But meanwhile there are many activities going on in this country anytime of the year, like in the easthern part of the country, they held their cultural festivals or canivals as the case may be towards the end of the year, and their new-yam fetsival within July and August.
    In the north( Kebbi State) where you have their Arungugu fishing festivals, it comes up between Aprial and the month of May.
    In Nigeria, there monuments for their leaders and kings of old time, there is also antiquties, crafts and above all the National Arts Theater, located in Lagos, that hosted the second world black festival of arts and culture FESTAC, in 1977.The picture will soon be here in the page so bear with me . In Lagos in particular there are many fast food joints that scartred within the lenght and breth of the city, infact they are in chains of them so you make your choice but the most popular in town is called MR BIGGS.If you are in Nigeria , there airports for you, and youn will be wellcomed. International airports, located in Kano (northen state), Lagos (westhern state), Port-Harcourt (Eastern State), Abuja ( nort central).

    Fondest memory: Nigerian dishes are very nutricious, they have verities so

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    An exiting place to grow up

    by daarth Updated Feb 20, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Nigeria was an exiting place to grow up. I will not attempt to write a travel guide as this was many year ago.

    For those of you old enough to remember the Biafra war, it was the first war with total media cover from the international media. For a kid 7 years old, it was an experience never to be forgot. At the worst we had the front 50 km from our home. We had the offer of evacuation, but later in life, I have often wondered about the Nigerians. They never had anywhere to go.

    Before the war, I had many great experiences and I hope to take my family back sometime to see the country today.

    Some day (if I get inspired) I will attempt to write a few funny stories.
    (Read about my monkey in my Siera Leone page)

    (note to self: move this to travelogue)

    School building
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    When travelling to Nigeria you...

    by TanjaE Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: When travelling to Nigeria you have to meet the nice and friendly people. But, it's always good to have a native guide and not to trust everyone. When going to Benin City try to do that during Christmas season. A traditional celebration will be held at the Oba Palace (King of the Bini). Until the beginning of the 20th century foreigners have been prohibited to attend the ceremony. Human sacrification was normal during those days.

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    Leave the cities and go to the...

    by orinoco1999 Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Leave the cities and go to the villages. This is Africa. The people are so great !
    Unfortunately most of the expatriates hardly leave their camps. Not always their fault, since some companies do have very strict safety rules. But you havent seen Nigeria if you havent been deep inside the bush, and therefore will never understand the country.

    Fondest memory: I got to know the people of one village 1 hour outside from Port Harcourt quite well. I went there many weeekends over 4 years. The day I left Nigeria i sat down with the Elders and we had a bottle of the local brandy. The wife of the old man was crying and holding my arm. These are the memories you keep !

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    know the tricks and cruckeries...

    by antelop Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: know the tricks and cruckeries the 'fresh fish' is a target for. After sometime, you will eventually be able to appreciate the positive side of Nigeria.

    Fondest memory: Nigeria is an outlaw country. But since no law is applied here; it means that anything you do with Nigerians is done 'on trust'.
    As difficult as it is to believe, trustable people in Nigeria are some of the most trustable in the whole world.

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