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  • tanker by apapa lagos lagoon
    tanker by apapa lagos lagoon
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  • shell island with refinary and oil tankers
    shell island with refinary and oil...
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  • a look into Ikoyi mansions
    a look into Ikoyi mansions
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  • walk carefully Lagos

    you can walk in Lagos daytime and on certain areas such as victoria island, Ikoyi, ikeya, and it is nice, going shopping, eating out.night time or sundown are not suggested in all not just for security but also for health reason such as mosquitoes. walking by the beach at Lagos and see the oïl tankers go by,mingling with the locals and just have a...

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  • Visa for Nigeria in Bamako, Mali...

    In Bamako you can get a tourist visa in 1 day, price depends on your nationality, irish 56000 CFA, french 40000 CFA, austrian 31500 CFA....When applying dress as well as you can.

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  • If god created a hell on earth I fould...

    Nigeria is a dangerous dirty place. I was there for 2 years and was sick all the time. I had glads I never thought existed in ones body. Food was something I have never seen before. The Nigerians eat something they call garrey. Its a greasy pasty looking something that I was unable to determine what it was made out of. The poverty level is...

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  • Be smart in Nigeria

    I have just come back from 2 1/2 weeks in Nigeria. Lagos and Ibadan. Roads are a challenge - so dont plan to travel too far. Avoid public transport. You need to be street smart to survive them. Private car will come with a driver. My driver and security guards were brilliant and stongly recommend. Word of mouth recommendation is the only way to get...

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  • An exiting place to grow up

    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...

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  • Bauchi, entrance of the town

    The entrance (and exit) of the town centre of Bauchi, as of many other towns in the region, are marked with nice gates. These gates have a big entrance in the middle for the cars, buses and trucks and two smaller ones at both sides for the pedestrians. I liked the local architecture and the colours of these gates.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bauchi

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  • Ilorin, lively streets

    From Abeokuta we drove to Ilorin, a town about 285 KM north-east of Lagos. Ilorin is a gateway city between the north and south of Nigeria, economically and culturally.Allthough it is situated in Yoruba-land, Ilorin has also a strong Muslim influence. We arrived in the town at dusk. At that moment the streets were very lively. A lot of people were...

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  • Ibadan, citycentre

    Ibadan, capital of Oyo State, is an enormous city, 125 KM north of Lagos.We passed this Yoruba city of about 8 million inhabitants on our way from Abeokuta to Ilorin and Abuja. In the citycentre was a lot of traffic and traffic jam, so it took us some time to cross this sprawling city from west to east.There is not much to see in Ibadan. There are...

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  • Bauchi. " How are you? Welcome!''

    During our long lunchstay in Bauchi especially the kids were very curious and friendly. They looked at us freely and asked "How are you?" or said ''You're welcome'' and they liked to chat with us a little. All the friendly people and kids we met in Bauchi and everywhere along the road in the towns and villages, we visited.

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  • Bauchi, streetscene at lunchtime

    In Bauchi we had a convenient lunchstop. I bought some food in the streetstalls and had lunch outside in the street. At that time a lot of people were buying some snacks, sitting just along the sidewalks, chatting with each other and looking at what was happening in the street. The same like I did. The relaxed atmosphere.

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  • Bauchi, streetstalls

    In the streets around the central market in Bauchi were a lot of streetstalls. It looked like the whole towncentre was one big shoppingcentre, selling eggs, soft drinks, fruits like oranges and bananas, bread, sweets, biscuits and much more.I bought some food in these streetstalls for having lunch in the truck, because it was my turn to watch the...

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  • Bauchi, it's crowded at the marketplace

    During our lunchstop in Bauchi it was very crowded in front of the the central market. I really enjoyed to look at all the people around, like the many streetvendors, the motortaxi drivers, the curious children or just in general all the people, just being around for shopping or something else.

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  • Bauchi, central market

    Bauchi has a lively central market in its towncentre. Here we did our shopping for our meals fro the next days. Most vegetables and food we needed were available at the market or in the stalls nearby.And if something, you want to buy, is not there, you just ask a motortaxi driver and he will bring you to the shop or stall seomewhere else in town,...

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  • Bauchi, towncentre

    Bauchi, the capital of Bauchi State, about 125 KM east of Jos, is a Muslim town. Sharia law operates in Bauchi, so it's forbidden to drink, to smoke, engage in premarital sex among a number of other things. Visitors come to Bauchi, as a convenient stop on their way to the Yankari Game Reserve about 70 KM south-east of the town. We had a lunchstop...

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  • Ilorin, waving, singing and dancing...

    When we crossed the towncentre of Ilorin, our truck was accompanied by an enthusiastically waving, yelling, dancing and singing crowd of people. It was an amazing experience for them, but also for us !! One week later I met the district priest of Ilorin in our guesthouse in Jos. He told me, that he had seen us in Ilorin, crossing with our truck. I...

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  • Ilorin, traffic jam and lots of people

    When we arrived in Ilorin at the end of the day, there was a traffic jam. So we crossed the towncentre rather slowly.The enthusiastic people along the road had more than enough time for waving and yelling ''you're welcome'' and ''how are you?'' at the moment they saw approaching us with the truck. The encounter with the friendly people of Ilorin.

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  • Ibadan, minibuses and bushtaxis

    Like every town in Nigeria and West Africa, Ibadan has its several Motor Parks for minibuses and bushtaxis, departing to all the towns and villages in the area.There is a Motor Park for every direction. Mostly at that side of the town, in which direction you have to travel. Everytime again in every town, you have to find out and ask around, from...

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  • Ibadan, shops and enterprises

    Crossing the several parts of Ibadan, in the citycentre but even in the ourskirts, it was very striking, that every building at every floor had so many shops and enterprises. This was easily to recognize, because most of them were very abundantly signposted. I often wondered about the meaning of some signs. What to think about one of the signs I...

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  • Ibadan, lively townlife

    Crossing the citycentre of Ibadan gave us a good image of the lively townlife. Everywhere around we saw a lot of busy people, streetstalls, shops, enterprises of all kind, traffic, cars, minibuses.There was so much to look at, like in all the towns on our way. But maybe because Ibadan is one of the largest cities in Nigeria, all looked so more...

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  • Globalization II

    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...

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  • Tropical Rain Forest

    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. There are so many interesting Animals, Rare Foliages, Wild Honey, Palm Wine etc.... that are natural and healthy for life sustanance. Everything...

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  • The Myth

    There is this legend that was said to have disapeared into the grounds in my village. After helping in winning a major battle against the Kingdom of Danhome... present day Republic of Benin.This place is very sacred and it is believed by the locals that, he would come out and assist in prosecuting their wars if neccessary incantations and rights...

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  • The Police Headquaters Abuja.

    Security in Nigeria is a big deal, the ultramodern Police Headquaters in Asokoro is a sign that the Federal Government is very serious about security.

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  • THE FEDERAL SECRETARIAT ABUJA

    The Federal civil service senior excecutive operates here. It is presently said that the civil service is overbloated.

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  • The Art, The people.

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

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  • The supreme Court of Nigeria

    Justice in any country is synonimous, with the Judiciary arm of the government. In Nigeria, the three arms of government are located close to each other.

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  • The Senate Building

    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.

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  • The Ships House - Abuja

    The Nigerian Military is reputed to be the most disciplined in the world...this building, an Architectural masterpiece, houses the defense Ministry.

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  • The ECOWAS SECRETARIAT

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

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  • Abuja

    Abuja is where to be, however, you may not get the feel of the country except you move to the suburbs. The people are very friendly to visitors, they are very cultured and the local foods are usually very spicy.

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  • Nigeria: not bad at all!

    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,...

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  • visit the Eko La Meridian...

    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...

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  • ALWAYS FUN TIME

    NIGERIA,THIS IS A COUNTRY THAT HAS MANY THINGS THAT IS MAINLY MONEY BUT THE COUNTRY ECONOMY IS VERY BAD. NIGERIA,IS A COUNTRY THAT HAS MANY MUSICIANS LIKE LAGBAJA,KING SUNNY ADE ,OBESERE AND KWAM1.

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  • I would take them to the...

    I would take them to the beach, bar beach is gone now but there are others like leki beach or badagry beach. 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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  • When you visit Nigeria,just...

    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...

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  • Nigeria, like I've already...

    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...

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  • The Oba at the Oba Palace in...

    The Oba at the Oba Palace in Benin-City (Edo State, nigeria) with his wifes and children during 'Igue-Festival'

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  • When travelling to Nigeria you...

    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...

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  • Leave the cities and go to the...

    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. I got...

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  • know the tricks and cruckeries...

    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. 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...

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  • The city of Port Harcourt is...

    The city of Port Harcourt is the oil rich treasure base of the nation. It has an approximate population of one million comprising of different tribes e.g Ikwerre, Ijaw and Kalabari. And a lot of foreigners. The smiling faces

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  • A passport and visa, which...

    A passport and visa, which must be obtained in advance, are required for entry into Nigeria. Foreign nationals cannot legally depart Nigeria unless they can prove, by presenting their entry visas, that they entered Nigeria legally.

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  • Notice the sights on the way...

    Notice the sights on the way from the airport.Village life is basic to say the least. Smiling faces ,even though they are trapped in poverty.

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  • You will notice armed police...

    You will notice armed police at road blocks....just be polite and give him 20 nira.They are poorly paid and it will help him feed his family and you will pass by safely. The mobile policeman who guarded our base came with me to recover stolen property and dropped his bullets.We were crawling about the ground to find them because he had to account...

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  • NIGERIA THE LARGEST BLACK...

    NIGERIA THE LARGEST BLACK NATIONA VERY NICE PLACE TO BE, SINCERELY YOU CANNOT VISIT SUB-SAHARA AFRICA WITHOUT NIGERIA. THE SECOND CAPITAL LAGOS THE MOST POPULATEDAND VIBRANT CITY IN SUB-SAHARA AFRICA RICH WITH REAL AFRICAN CULTURE.FOODA LOT OF REAL AFRICAN DISHES TO CHOOSE FROM EXAMPLESRICE WITH DIFFERENT TYPES OF SAUCES, EBA, PEPPER SOUP, AMALA,...

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