Author: Enefaa

Rumuola: Egelege

Wrestling festivities in Port Harcourt and its environs for this year are almost coming to an end. Sadly, I was only able to attend two events despite wanting to visit several more this year. The both events involved the Rumuola community. The first one was in Rumuola and the other when Rumuola visited Orogbum. here’s to hoping next year will be...

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Travel Destination: Badagry

Have you heard the story of three thieves who tried to steal from a house through a window at night? The first thief brings his hand out of the window, he refuses to say what exactly his loot is but says that it is glorious. The second thief puts his hand through the window and suffers cuts from a blade. He too like the first thief refuses to say what his loot is but says that it was worth staying up at night to be part of the robbery. You probably know what happened to the third thief. I’m going to be...

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Travel Destination: Tarkwa Bay

Getting to Tarkwa Bay requires a 10 to 15 minutes boat ride from Victoria Island. Most descriptions on how to get to Tarkwa Bay just say get a boat ride from one of the jetties along the marina. Very helpful it is not. Tarzan: This was the first boat service we checked out. The weather wasn’t exactly beach weather at the time and we were the first to show up for a ride to Tarkwa Bay. Their service costs N4,000 (Four Thousand Naira) for a return ticket and they need a minimum of 5 passengers to make the trip. We were...

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Artsy City: Benin

This trip was way too short to do this city justice. There’s just art almost everywhere you look. If you can’t see it then you’re obviously not looking right. I chose the places that I could use my camera over places that do not allow the use of cameras. This meant that the National Museum at the middle of the Ring Road was out. Ditto Victor Uwaifo’s galleries and the Oba’s palace. Secretariat Complex I’m coming back for you. I missed out on Chief Ogiamien’s house (the only royal building not destroyed during the 1897 Benin expedition). I’m not...

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Travel Destination: Abraka

I am always looking for new and unique places to visit closer to home in Port Harcourt. The Ethiope River passes through Abraka and in Abraka it is about 30 minutes (by road) from its source in Umuaja. This also means that the river at this point is fairly free from pollution and the water is so clear that you can see the riverbed. This has been blamed for people drowning in the river as they have misjudged the depth before jumping in. So of course, having seen photos of the river in Abraka, I decided to pay the...

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