TOURISM: On Ekiti Mystery Tree, Olosunta of Ikere, By Tunji Ariyomo
The tree is believed to be 900 years old.
TRAVELOGUE: A trip to Vegas, the city of allure, sin and gambling, By Folu Olamiti
“When you hear of a SIN CITY, here you are,” Steve told me without betraying any emotion.
Tourism recorded 3.9 per cent growth in 2016 – UN World Tourism Organisation
The report noted that 2016 was the seventh consecutive year of sustained growth.
10 places to visit in Nigeria during Christmas holidays
If you are planning on a family vacation or picnic this Christmas, there are amazing places to go.
Nigeria generated over $1.1 billion from tourism in 2015
“In 2016, about 6.01 million came into Nigeria and we generated over $1.1 billion as the expenditure related to their arrival.”
TRAVEL: Like Britain, tourism can help bail Nigeria out of recession, By Folu Olamiti
“Nigeria has a lot to learn from Britain’s private sector, the academia, tourism industry, the media and entertainment sectors, among others…”
Al-Andalus: The Mosque-Cathedral and the Conscience of History (IV)
The Mezquita is the place where you see two contending forces of psychological and physical ownership living together..
Al-Andalus: The Mosque-Cathedral and the Conscience of History (III)
“It is only in Cordoba where the mosque means a church, and vice versa.”
Al-Andalus: The Mosque-Cathedral and the Conscience of History (II)
“Interestingly, in all the countries I have visited so far, the fastest clearance by an immigration official that I have ever experienced was in Spain.”
TRAVEL: Al-Andalus: The Mosque-Cathedral and the Conscience of History (I)
“As we prepared on the morning of the visit to Santiago Bernebeu in the autumn of 2014, I knew that I was working through history.”
TRAVEL: Life in Ely: Rural America, solid mineral mining and lessons for Nigeria
“I think Nigeria has a lot to learn from the arguments for and against mining in Ely.”
Saudi Arabia discovers “world’s oldest human bone”
“This renders it as the oldest human trace found to date in the Arabian Peninsula.”
TRAVELS: Osun Groves and Its Latent Economic Potentials, By Nurudeen Omotosho
Nigeria and Osun State in particular need to learn how to generate incomes and employment from the grove.
Phones being stolen at Indian Lagos festival as event begins on rowdy note
Organisers have failed to treat VIP guests well.
In Kano, a thrilling display of ancient Durbar festival marks Eid el Fitr
Historians say the Hwan Daushe Durbar was introduced to the Kano emirate during the reign of Muhammadu Rumfa in the 1400s.
TRAVELS: Do Not Go To Delhi, By Adaobi Nkeokelonye
“Dear Africans, I will not say ‘do not go to Delhi’, go if you must, but beware!”
Kebbi to revive Argungu International Fishing Festival
The festival was last held seven years ago.
Onitsha, Kaduna, Aba among world’s top 10 most polluted cities – WHO
Nigeria produces three of the 10 most polluted cities.
Arik delays Abuja-Accra flight for 24 hours, mistreats stranded passengers
Passengers wonder why airline authorities in the country are yet to sanction the airline for shabby treatment of customers.