How ‘Illegal’ Mining Activities Pollute Nigeria’s Sacred Osun River, Desecrate Goddess’ Grove, Endanger Lives Of Users; Sahara Reporters
Continuous and unregulated mining activities around the popular Osun River which runs across South-West states in Nigeria have been causing pollution ad engendering lives of users of the water across several towns and communities, Al Jazeera reports. In his early twenties, Simeon Abolarinwa did the grown-up thing of making a curriculum vitae for the first time. At the bottom of the document, he listed his hobbies: hunting, hiking and fishing. Unlike many of his peers doing the same to fill space or boost their profiles, these were actually his hobbies.
Nigeria’s sacred Osun River supports millions of people – but pollution is making it unsafe; Jo Adetunji; Conversation
The ability of the Osun River to support biodiversity is being threatened by pollution and can only be rescued if the contamination ends.
Nigerian Samuel Oluwanisola Adeyanju grew up a many-hours-long drive from the Osun Sacred Grove, a remnant of old-growth forest regarded as the home of a fertility goddess — now he is helping to preserve the precious biodiversity found there.
Ever so often Pelu Awofeso meets Nigerians and visitors to Nigeria who don’t know much about the many tourist attractions in the country. Having travelled across Nigeria himself many times over, he knows there are 101 places to delight anyone, whatever their interests. If time permits, he will use this opportunity to mention a couple of attractions they should consider visiting if they can make out the time.
Do it for the culture: 5 places to visit in Nigeria for an enriching cultural experience; Adaobi Onyeakagbu; Pulse
These sites are the few in Nigeria that offer structured cultural and historical tours.
I have ever been enchanted by my father’s narration about his visit to Nigeria. I feel that my soul is captured somewhere there as I was dreaming all the time of traveling there and take a round. My Dad had worked in Nigeria for a period of time and has a lot of memories and marvelous stories with beautiful photos there. Last year, we received an invitation from my father’s friend to visit Nigeria. We decided to ditch our plans and head for Nigeria. We had actually spent weeks preparing for what I still consider the trip of a lifetime, and I want to provide you a with a taste of what we experienced.
In western Africa lies a hidden paradise that people miss. Nigeria is made up of a number of the most charming, thrilling, beautiful places that I have ever been to.
Light Up Your Yuletide: Checkout 10 Interesting Historical Places To Visit This Christmas; The Nation
Nigeria, the giant of Africa is a country with a rich cultural heritage, boasting of several hundreds of languages and various historical sites and tourist attractions, including long stretches of exotic beaches, lush mountains, well-preserved traditions, culture and beautiful enchantments. These historical attractions stemmed out as a result of the country’s vast historical and cultural heritage.
Let’s examine ten historical places in Nigeria that can attract tourists, just in case you’re free and need to tour!
1. Ogbunike Caves
A UNESCO World Heritage Site is located in Ogbunike, Anambra State. The caves have retained the same biodiversity for hundreds of years, have been in use for centuries by local people for whom it has particular spiritual significance. Visitors must remove their shoes before entering the caves, as tradition demands, and women on menstruation cannot go in.
The ritual drummers preceded her as she strode down the broad steps toward the Osun shrine, carefully balancing on her head a calabash filled with kola nuts, palm oil and other offerings to the Yoruba gods. She was not used to walking barefoot, so the sticks and stones on the forest floor sometimes hurt her feet, yet she continued on her course with a trancelike resolve. It was all part of an initiation ceremony of the traditional Ifa religion of the Yoruba, the largest ethnic group in southwest Nigeria, and the main reason she had traveled to the Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove in Nigeria. At home in Brooklyn people know her as AnnMarie Sealey. Here in Osogbo they call her Ifaseye Orisabunmi Adeegbe.