Obscure Spots: 1925 Building

Known as the 1925 Building, you probably won’t get any prize for guessing when it was completed seeing as it also has 1925 written in concrete at the top of the building. Said to be the first building built in the area that’s is now called the Rivers State Secretariat complex, it used...

Travel Destination: Sapele

“Mr Salami is a farmer, he lives in Sapele.” The sentence above from the primary school “reader” by Macmillan (I think) is probably how many Nigerians my age first heard about Sapele. For me growing up, it was where grandpa and grandma lived. Situated in Delta State, Sapele...

Travel Destination: Kwa Falls

Kwa waterfall is in Akampka. The problem with the previous statement is that the Akampka most people know is on the Calabar – Ikom Road. You can’t get to the fall using that road – very annoying if you’ve been trying to find this place for months like me. It’s like...

Travel Destination: Agbokim Waterfall

Every story before I got here said the waterfall was in Ikom or close. “When you get to Ikom just take a bike.” Great! So I told the friend acting as a guide we should just get a bike. Dude looked up to the clouds and said “rain dey up”, “let’s take a cab...

Nanna Living History Museum, Koko

Visiting Opobo and seeing the statue and palace of Jaja made me want to see Nana’s equivalent. Besides having similar sounding names and having town’s synonymous with them, they were both sent into exile by the British. Nana was the only one of many sent into exile by the British to come back home...

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