Nigeria Things to Do

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Nigeria Things to Do

  • THE RIGHT TRANSIT LOUNGE AT LAGOS...

    How accurate is this tip? Well I am in the airport right now writing it! If you have the great misfortune to be a transit passenger in this airport, you will not enjoy it much. They take your passport and make you go through security again. Then they take you upstairs to a 'Transit Lounge' where there is some old furniture, a newspaper and a guard...

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  • Dusty, Windy, & cold

    This tips depends on when you likely want to visit Nigeria, and the paticular location, if you are visiting say around August -November, and you heading towards the North, yopu to make sure that you are well litted , because of cold, and dry weather. But if it is down south then you need not to be disturbed about the weather harshness, but just...

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  • Abuja

    Previously the capital was in Lagos, on the coast, then, in December 0f 1991 the capital was moved to Abuja. The city is clean and not overpopulated. Most government offices were already moved to Abuja from Lagos, and the government controls the inflow of people to Abuja from other towns and villages.The city looks quite modern with some local...

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  • help for money

    i met some one on line stating that she was staying in royal accommodation hotel in 3K, GARKI STREET OSU,OYO STATE,NIGERIA. i have been in able to find any such hotel. The phone number there is +2348066633370. I have been unable to locate either hotel or phone number and this person keeps asking for money to pay hotel bill plus help her pay for a...

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  • Jos and surroundings, rocks

    Jos is at 1200 M above sealevel. That's why Jos and its surroundings have a cooler climate than most other parts of Nigeria. The area of Jos is quite popular because of these lower temperatures. The hills, covered with stones, in and around Jos make the area also very scenic. Jos means "Jesus Our Saviour".

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  • Abuja, the capital of Nigeria.

    Because the city of Lagos was too unmanageable, the Nigerian government decided to build a new capital for the country, like Brasilia. They choosed for an undeveloped area out of control of any ethnic group.In the early 80s the construction of the new city started, but because of the reducing of the oil-boom, the construction of Abuja also slowed...

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  • Abeokuta, under the rock

    The name ''Abeokuta'' means ''under the rock''. At many places in the town you can see the rocks at the background.Abeokuta is known because of the sacred Olumu rock. This rock is used in all kind of rituals and celebrations. A guide can bring you to the top of the rock, show you some caves and a shrine and give some explanation about the rituals.

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  • Jos, Tin Mining Museum

    In the Museum complex of Jos you can also find a Tin Mining Museum. It's the same story as the Railroad Museum, not really interesting, comparing with the National Museum and the Museum of Traditional Archtitecture, but ... It's on the same road for the same price and in a quick look you can learn something about the tin mining in the area.Opposite...

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  • Jos, Rail Road Museum

    In the Museum complex is also a small Rail Road Museum, where you can see some old locomotives. This museum is less interesting than the National Museum and Architecture Museum, but it's on the same road for the same price. So, why don't have a quick look like I did.

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  • Jos, Zoo

    In the Museum complex, opposite the National Museum, is a small Zoo. It's a nice area with scenic stone-covered hills. I saw a lot of African animals like hyenas, ostriches, baboons and vultures. There was only one lion. Because he had just eaten his lunch, he was hiding a bit in his stable in the shade.For the zoo you have to pay an entrance fee,...

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  • Jos, huts in the Architecture Museum

    In the Museum of Traditonal Nigerian Architecture, you can also find some traditional round huts, made of mud-bricks and with conical roofs made of straw.In the huts local women show different kinds of handicrafts, like weavening and making pottery.

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  • Jos , Zaria Mosque in the Architecture...

    By climbing the Kano Wall, I had a nice overview over the other buildings in the Museum of Traditional Nigerian Architecture.In the Museum you can find two mosques, the Ilorin Mosque and the old Zaria Mosque. The Zaria Mosque is a interesting building with a small Muslim museum inside.At the entrance of the mosque sat a picturesque person with an...

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  • Jos, Museum of Traditional Nigerian...

    In the Museum of Traditional Nigerian Architecture in Jos you can find full-scale reproductions of all kind of buildings from many regions of Nigeria. The most striking part of the Museum is the reconstruction of the Kano Wall. Every 2 or 3 years they have to repair the wall. The red mud is mixed with grass to give more strenght for building...

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  • Jos National Museum

    In the centre of Jos you find an unique museum-complex with four museums and a zoo. First I visited the National Museum with traditional artefacts of the country and wonderful pottery. There was also an exhibition, warning against aids.Nearby, at the other side of the road, I continued with a walk in the 20 hectares of the Museum of Traditional...

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  • Villages, east of Abuja

    On the way from Abuja to Jos we saw this traditional village with round huts and granaries for storage of crops. The huts are made of mud and have conical straw roofs.By using these natural materials, the huts and the villages, everywhere in Nigeria, form a perfect unity with their surroundings, like they did allready for centuries.

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  • Abuja, exhibition ''world press photo''

    In the lobby of the Abuja Sheraton Hotel & towers the Dutch embassy organised the exhibition of the "World Press Photo'' during our stay. It was a nice ambiance -with free admission- for this interesting exhibition.Many of the touching pictures were taken at the African continent. Later during my Africa-trip I saw the same exhibition a second time...

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  • Abuja, contrasts

    Abuja, the new capital of Nigeria is a modern new-built city with huge buildings, new housing areas and wide boulevards.But don't be surprised to see also rural scenes as herds with cows and goats between the traffic and concrete buildings.

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  • In the streets of Abuja

    We walked several times in the area just west of the Sheraton Hotel to visit the shops and restaurants. We enjoyed the lively streets in this part of Abuja. Everyday we passed this place, where some men always gathered in the shade of the trees, just chatting with each other and looking at the daily life, passing by in the streets.

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  • Abuja, boulevards and streets

    Abuja has a lot of wide boulevards. Some of them have hardly any traffic.In the Wuse district and the area west of the Sheraton Hotel near Herbert Macaulay Way you find lifely streets of a normal size with a lot of people around. Here you can find a lot of restaurants, supermarkets and internetcafes.

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  • Abuja, new mosque and other new...

    Some of the new modern buildings of Abuja are finished, like the presidential guesthouse, the law courts and the huge mosque. We stayed near the -at night brilliantly lit- mosque. So this enormous building was a good landmark for us.Allthough some ministries are still in Lagos, many official functions are allready moved to Abuja. So Abuja is slowly...

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  • Abeokuta, town

    The town of Abeokuta was not very exciting. Except the market and the rocks, there was not much to see. So, I just strolled around a bit and visited the internet cafes regularly, waiting for the visa from Lagos.Unlike Lagos, Abeokuta looked a rather safe town. Further Abeokuta is known, being the birthplace of the writer Wole Soyinka and the...

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  • Abeokuta, market

    In Abeokuta we visited the lifely market in the citycentre. I bought peanutbutter, tomatosauce, maggi and all kind of vegetables for making the West African groundnutsoup, that I learned to cook in Ghana many years ago.Except food you can also find many other goods and materials at the market, like the indigo adire cloth, created by the Yoruba...

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  • Globalization

    I got this inspiration from a member here, having read her page. In Nigeria, you will see the big multinationals everywhere, but the poverty of the people does not go away. This village knows about Coke, they sell Coke, they consume coke, but they still enjoy their poverty.

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  • Safari fun & Hot Springs

    Another awesome Nigerian childhood memory: When we were living in Nigeria, one Christmas we all went to Yankari Game Reserve Park. I vividly remember how excited we were because we've never been on a safari. It's been many years ago and I can't remember what animals we saw. However, I do remember swimming in Wikki Warm Springs (also in the...

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  • ASO ROCK

    “For us to achieve the targets we are setting for ourselves, we must, where necessary, be able to effect attitudinal and personnel changes towards the realization of our goals, for the overall benefit of our people.”...President Obasanjo March 2004“We are promoting responsible change; change with vision and direction; a change founded on solid...

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  • Abuja the Fedral Capital Teritory

    Abuja (pop. 380,000) is a planned city, built from scratch to be Nigeria's capital (which it became in 1991). Located near the center of Nigeria, it has also been a very expensive undertaking -- at least $10 billion so far. The planners designed the city to grow on a progressive basis: government buildings and light industry facilities were the...

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  • Live view of Broad street

    This is how the normal day in broad st looks like, its an interesting site to behold. its always logged with traffic jams due to over population in the city of Lagos. you might enjoy it.

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  • A view must see

    If you happen to come to Nigeria and visit Lagos, try to visit the National theatre, located at Iganmu. It is full of activities, ranging from musical concerts, night clubs, drama, movie shows, and lots of entertainment. The National Theatre is one of the centres of attraction and activities in Lagos. The house is a mgnificent edifice cosntructed...

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  • Arriving in Lagos and touring...

    Arriving in Lagos and touring the city can be stressful. Not only do you have the typical concerns of travelling as a probably wealthy foreigner in an emerging market, but you cannot trust the authorities. Corruption is rampant and bribery is expected. The airport, as probably anyone who has travelled within the domestic United States, is...

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  • The shopping can be great....

    The shopping can be great. Beautifully died textiles, antique fetishes, wooden masks, and trade beads are all good bets.

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  • See the beaches, but do not...

    See the beaches, but do not plan on doing more than photography in the Lagos region. They are crowded and not really 'tourist-friendly.' Again, the country is supposed to have some beautiful beach life, but I did not get a chance to enjoy this.

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  • THESE ARE THE MOST STRKING...

    THESE ARE THE MOST STRKING PLACES I WOULD LIKE YOU TO VISIT IF YOU EVER COME TO NIGERIA:1. The First Nigeria Storey Building at Badagery (Lagos State). This is the house where slaves (mostly Nigerian people) were kept before shipping them overseas.2. ANATIONAL THEATRE at Iganmu, Lagos. It is a magnificent building with fine architectural ...

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  • Agugu festival it takes place...

    Agugu festival it takes place in Sokoto,the Kuramo beach in lagos(at night)the ikogosi warm water spring in Ekitiand Bowera towers in Ibadan.The agugu festival is a must see almost the enteire population of a small village are required to fish in stream and the person with the biggest fish wins the contest.the Ikogosi warm water spring bring forth...

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  • La Campagna Beach Resort

    A developing Nigerian 'beach resort'. Somewhat basic, but some nice features: great stretch of beachfront with plenty of palm trees to sit under; 'captured' lake for wading, small boats; walking trails; horseback riding; overnight cabanas, bar, decent food.

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  • If you happen to come to...

    If you happen to come to Nigeria and visit Lagos, try to visit the National theatre, located at Iganmu. It is full of activities, ranging from musical concerts, night clubs, drama, movie shows, and lots of entertainment. The National Theatre is one of the centres of attraction and activities in Lagos. The house is a mgnificent edifice cosntructed...

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  • If you're staying somewhere in...

    If you're staying somewhere in the South of Nigeria, you should try to visit the village called 'UDO'. It's in the West of Benin-City when taking the road to Lagos. Ask natives for the right direction.In Udo you may find the market (it's really a small village). But the must is the bronze statue in the middle of the village. It shows a hero who, in...

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  • They are not too many...

    They are not too many activities to do in Nigeria : tennis, squash, pool, golf, beach, cruising, fishing, clubs and restaurants. There is no Cinema and you cannot walk freely in the streets.Register in a sports clubs.

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