Author: Enefaa

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 to be the administrative seat of government in Port Harcourt in colonial times. Although parts of the building has offices that are still in use, most of the structure is in disrepair and is slowly crumbling. Hopefully the state government decides to restore the whole building...

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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 is one of the towns along the path of the River Ethiope; although at this point of the river, you no longer get the clear blue waters that the Ethiope has in Obiaruku and Abraka. The town used to be known for timber, rubber and palm oil and you can still...

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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 trying to locate the Afi Wildlife Reserve in Boki. Their site clearly states that to get to the reserve make sure you’re on the Ikom – Obudu road, not the Ikom – Ogoja – Obudu road. No one seems to say that about the Kwa falls. The only...

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Travel Destination: Ikom Stone Monoliths

I wasn’t paying attention when the curator was speaking. I had a lot on my mind which is what usually happens when I don’t live by the principle in this tweet. On days when I have to pick between selling a fabric and my peace of mind, I choose peace of mind. — The Ankara Dentist (@rolayomide) April 9, 2017 I’m going to frame this tweet.   I did hear enough to know that what the curator was saying was kind of different from what I had read online.   The monoliths I visited are in Alok, Ikom. There...

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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 instead.” Side note: whatever you do, don’t take a bike. Get a cab. The problem with this advice though is as I said in my previous posts on Obudu, they like picnic vans in this part of the country. These cabs usually carry 9 passengers...

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