Nigeria

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Additional Information
Capital Abuja
Currency NGN
Timezone Africa/Lagos
Total States 36
Airport City Bayelsa International Airport, Ilorin International Airport, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Asaba International Airport, Yola Airport
Ruling Type Government
Offical Languages English, Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo, Fula
National Animal Eagle
Food Garri., Egusi Soup, Jollof Rice
Seasons Autumn  : Sep - Dec
Summer : Jun - Sep
Winter     : Dec - Mar
Sprint      : Mar - Jun


Destination



1 ) Lagos
Popular - Island     Location - Lagos, -Lagos, -Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city, sprawls inland from the Gulf of Guinea across Lagos Lagoon. Victoria Island, the financial center of the metropolis, is known for its beach resorts, boutiques and nightlife. To the north, Lagos Island is home to the National Museum Lagos, displaying cultural artifacts and craftworks. Nearby is Freedom Park, once a colonial-era prison and now a major venue for concerts and public events.

Lagos initially emerged as a port city that originated on a collection of islands, which are contained in the present day Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Lagos Island, Eti-Osa, Amuwo-Odofin and Apapa. The islands are separated by creeks, fringing the southwest mouth of Lagos Lagoon, while being protected from the Atlantic Ocean by barrier islands and long sand spits such as Bar Beach, which stretch up to 100 km (62 mi) east and west of the mouth. Due to rapid urbanization, the city expanded to the west of the lagoon to include areas in the present day Lagos Mainland, Ajeromi-Ifelodun and Surulere. This led to the classification of Lagos into two main areas: the Island, which was the initial city of Lagos, before it expanded into the area known as the Mainland


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2 ) Abuja
Popular - Old Mosque     Location - Abuja, -FCT, -Nigeria

Abuja  is the capital city of Nigeria located in the centre of the country within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). It is a planned city and was built mainly in the 1980s, replacing the country's most populous city of Lagos as the capital on 12 December 1991. Abuja's geography is defined by Aso Rock, a 400-metre (1,300 ft) monolith left by water erosion. The Presidential Complex, National Assembly, Supreme Court and much of the city extend to the south of the rock. Zuma Rock, a 792-metre (2,598 ft) monolith, lies just north of the city on the expressway to Kaduna.

At the 2006 census, the city of Abuja had a population of 776,298, making it one of the ten most populous cities in Nigeria. According to the United Nations, Abuja grew by 139.7% between 2000 and 2010, making it the fastest growing city in the world. As of 2015, the city is experiencing an annual growth of at least 35%, retaining its position as the fastest-growing city on the African continent and one of the fastest-growing in the world.As at 2016, the metropolitan area of Abuja is estimated at eight million persons, placing it behind only Lagos, as the most populous metro area in Nigeria.

Abuja has a very large Christians population as well as muslims. the city is Majority Chistians. religious sites include the Nigerian National Mosque and the Nigerian National Christian Centre. The city is served by the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. Abuja is known for being one of the few purpose-built capital cities in Africa, as well as being one of the wealthiest


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3 ) Lagos
Popular - Financial Hub     Location - Lagos, -Lagos, -Nigeria

Lagos City is a beautiful mystery and the most popular city in West Africa. The beautiful city of Lagos is the combination of every city on the list and more. It is one of the best states to live in Nigeria, Located in the Western part of Nigeria and her capital located at Ikeja. Lagos state is the smallest states in Nigeria and used to be the capital of Nigeria until 1991.

The beautiful city of Lagos is a giant magnet that attracts citizens of Nigeria and tourists from countries of the world to her popular metropolitan area. Being a major city in Nigeria and Africa’s financial center, The center of Excellence is well known for its attractive and interesting places, figures and structures.

Lagos houses numerous possibilities for locals and foreigners. “nothing wey you no fit see for Lagos” including the finest university in the Nation, the most elegant shopping mall, Disney world, tranquil sandy beaches, amazing 5 stars hotels, ultra-modern parks, cinemas, galleries and churches, reliable road network that lead to different corners of the country, airports, good people and over 150 cultural groups.

The home of amala and again beans, restaurants, bars, museums, and art centers and the most elegant places is Nigeria (Ikoyi, Lekki, Festac, Surulere…) and The abundance of water has made places like Bar beach, Lekki beach, Badagry beach, Eleko Beach, Elegushi, & Alpha beach a major hot spot. Indeed Lagos one of the most beautiful city in Nigeria.


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4 ) Kaduna
Popular - Culture     Location - Kaduna, -Kaduna, -Nigeria

Another city sharing name with its state is the beautiful city of Kaduna. The northern part of Nigeria has not been left out on this list. This is the first city from the northern part of Nigeria on this list. Kaduna comes in as number for on the top 10 most beautiful cities in Nigeria. Being the third-largest city in Nigeria by landmass, the beautiful city of Kaduna is spectacular.

Kaduna is characterized by scattered short trees, shrubs and green pastures.
Kaduna is a place you must visit if you want to get up to date with the Hausa/Fulani culture. The beautiful city of Kaduna is one of the best northern states in Nigeria.

Kaduna is one of the few cities in Nigeria that appreciates arts and history like the Amalgamation house, which housed Lord Lugard and his personnel during colonialism and there is also famous the Zaria City walls of Queen Amina, the ancient Nauru castle. Kaduna also plays a big role in Nigeria’s local and international trade.

Urbanization in Nigeria also resulted in Kaduna population growth and industrialization over the past decades.
Kaduna has all the features of an urban city including state of the art shopping malls, two airports, cultural centers, a polo club with an impressive 1.6-kilometer racecourse, many restaurants, hotels, and other exciting sights and places to visit.


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5 ) Owerri
Popular - Great Restaurants     Location - Owerri, -Imo, -Nigeria

From the eastern part of Nigeria is the capital of Imo state. The beautiful city of Owerri have seen its ups and down but this led to perfection. All over Nigeria, there is no sight as natural as those found in Imo. Dominated by the Igbos, you’ll learn a lot even on a short visit.

Tourist for all over the world crash here to see heart-melting sights like the Oguta Lake, Ada palm plantation, Mbari cultural and art center and the Edemili lake. There are also a lot of natural lakes and streams all over the city of Owerri, and this makes Owerri one of the most beautiful city in Nigeria.

With over 3,500 hectares of land in a smooth terrain and breathtaking landscape with an exceptional view in a clean and secure environment, this is one state that will leave you with a memory.


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6 ) Rivers State
Popular - Garden City     Location - Rivers State, -Rivers, -Nigeria

Port Harcourt comes in as number 5 on this list. From the southern part of Nigeria, this is a place you must visit, especially those who like aqua life, waterfronts and slashes. Garden City is one of the most beautiful cities in Nigeria.

With a massive amount of crude oil deposit making an apple in the eyes of investors and the development have been constantly rising. It is the capital of Rivers state and one of the most urban and modernized places in Nigeria. People usually troop into Port Harcourt for her non-stop entertainment.

The nightlife here is simply amazing and bonfire nights are spectacular. it is one of the richest cities in Nigeria, home to big multinational companies, 3-4 stars hotels, beautiful bodies of water and green grass. But what tourists love about Port Harcourt is the fact that they know how to have a good time whether, in the Upper Orashi Reserve or the Finima beach, there is always fun and energy.


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7 ) Enugu
Popular - Mining Industry     Location - Enugu, -Enugu, -Nigeria

Located in the eastern parts of Nigeria is the beautiful city of Enugu. Enugu is proudly tagged the coal city, but there is nothing black about the city you’ll get non stop entertainment when you reside here. The nightlife is amazing.

The Coal City was formed from another state known as Anambra on August 27, 1991. And since then, Enugu has been in a phase of constant development like a few of her sister state. Enugu has very nice topography and attractive structures, breathtaking waterfalls, hills, rocks, and a serene environment.

Did I mention the sunrise? Enugu has one of the most beautiful sunrises found in an urban environment. The city and the state bear the same name, making it the center of developmental attention.

Other eye-catching sights include her a wildlife park and game reserve, impressive recreational centers, an amusement park, public coal mines, museums and art galleries, golf courses, zoo, botanical garden, public decor, and parks. You can also visit the Uli hills, Ngwo cave, Ogelube lake, the Aniozalla lake, and the Iheneke lake and get a different view of nature.


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8 ) Akure
Popular - Agriculture     Location - Akure, -Ondo, -Nigeria

Akure is the capital of Ondo state, located in the western part of Nigeria and home to the Yoruba tribe. It is often said that the air is cleaner is Akure, because it is the dwelling place of nature.

Akure has a natural beauty which includes the presence of rocks. It has an interesting rock history with engraved details dating back to 900BC, waterfalls, forest, captivating hills, cocoa, corn, tobacco and cotton farms all in an urban environment.

Oral tradition states that Akure was founded by Omoremilekun Omoluabi, a great-grandson of the Emperor Oduduwa. The Prince left Ile-Ife, his great-grandfather's kingdom, in search of a place to settle after passing a strict test administered by Oduduwa himself, and eventually founded the city upon his arrival in the Akure region. The Oba's Palace is located at the centre of the town, and was built in 1150 AD. It has over 15 courtyards, with each having its unique purpose. Ua nla, Ua Ibura, Ua jemifohun, Ua Ikomo are some of the names of the courtyards. For example, in the Ua ubura courtyard, oaths are taken, and the ua Ikomo is used for naming ceremonies. At present, a bigger and more modern palace is being built to the south of the old palace's grounds. Oja Oba, which means the Oba's Market, is just a stone's throw away from the Palace.


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9 ) Uyo
Popular - Brewery     Location - Uyo, -Akwa Ibom, -Nigeria

Uyo is the state capital of Akwa Ibom, in South South Nigeria. The city became the capital of the state on September 23, 1987 following the creation of Akwa Ibom State from erstwhile Cross River State.

Uyo is the state capital of Akwa Ibom, in South South Nigeria. The city became the capital of the state on September 23, 1987 following the creation of Akwa Ibom State from erstwhile Cross River State. The University of Uyo Main campus is located at Nwaniba, While the Town campus and Annex campus are located along Ikpa road. The population of Uyo, according to the 2006 Nigerian Census which comprises Uyo and Itu, is 427,873. while the urban area, including Uruan, is 554,906. An inlaw of this state is Mr Yohanna Bako.

Uyo lies on the road from Oron to Ikot Ekpene. A collecting station for palm oil and kernels, it is also a local trade centre (yams, cassava [manioc], palm produce) for an area inhabited mainly by the Ibibio people. The town has a brewery and a textile mill.
 
 


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10 ) Calabar
Popular - Culture     Location - Calabar, -Cross River, -Nigeria

Calabar is a city of history, culture, and tourism. Situated on a natural hill overlooking the Calabar River, there is so much about this city for you to experience. ... Currently, the capital of Cross River state, Nigeria, Calabar fills the traveler with memories that cannot be forgotten easily.

Calabar is a port city in southern Nigeria, near the Cameroon border. The capital of Cross River State, it sits on a hill near the Calabar River and the Cross River delta. British colonial architecture fills the city’s older sections, including Henshaw Town, Duke Town and the waterfront area. Dating from the 19th century, Duke Town Cathedral is one of Nigeria’s oldest churches. The nearby cemetery offers river views.

On 10 September, 1884, Queen Victoria signed a Treaty of Protection with the King and Chiefs of Akwa Akpa, known to Europeans as Old Calabar. This enabled the United Kingdom to exercise control over the entire territory around Calabar, including Bakassi.

 

Today, Calabar is a large metropolis with several towns like Akim, Ikot Ansa, Ikot Ishie, Kasuk, Duke Town, Henshaw Town, Cobham Town, Ikot Omin, Obutong.


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Activity



1 ) Badagry Heritage Museum
Activity Duration - 9am–5pm     Activity Category - Museum

The ancient town of Badagry was founded around 1425 A.D. Badagry Town holds so much history of Nigeria, which includes the very first storey building in Nigeria while it also played an historic role during the slave trade era.
The origin of Badagry could be traced back to the period when people lived along the Coast of Gberefu and this area later gave birth to the town of Badagry. Badagry – the 2nd largest commercial town in Lagos State – is located in the western tip of Lagos city and about an hour drive from Lagos main land. The tour activities includes notable places of interest to be visited which includes; • Mobee family slave trade relics museum • Badagry heritage museum • Badagry slave port • The point of no return • Badagry slave market • Seriki Abass brazillian baracoon • Agia tree monument • Early missionaries cemetery • Visit to the first storey building in Nigeria • Breakfast/lunch inclusive • Fully airconditioned transport shuttle.


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2 ) Kalakuta Museum
Activity Duration - 10am–6pm     Activity Category - Museum

Kalakuta Museum also known as Kalakuta Republic Museum was home to Late Fela Anikulapo Kuti, his family and his band members in the 1970s until he died in 1997. Kalakuta Museum used to be a recording studio and commune to the late musician. The name Kalakuta was an imitation of the prison cell called Calcutta that Fela inhabited when he was jailed. The museum has a five-room guest house, a souvenir and coffee shop. The grave of the late musician is located just by the entrance of the museum. On display in the museum are the personal effects of the late musician such as the rack where he used to keep his shoes with the pairs of shoes placed on it, his clothes and underpants, old album covers, newspaper clippings, and many of his paintings and photographs. The major attraction of the museum is the bedroom of the late singer which is still the same way he left it.

Best Time to Visit Kalakuta Museum
Kalakuta Museum is open everyday from mornings to dawn.

How to Get to Kalakuta Republic
Kalakuta Republic is located at 14 Agege Motor Road, Idi-Oro, Mushin, Lagos State.

Kalakuta Republic is a fascinating museum located in Lagos. Some of the things to do at Kalakuta Museum include:

  • hang around the rooftop terrace to watch a band rehearsal or performance
  • attend the annual Felabration festival
  • Take a picture of the personal effects of the late musician displayed in the museum


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Festival

1 ) Eid al Maulud

Festival Month - February

Held in February, this is the first major Muslim festival celebrated of the year in Nigeria. It is known as ‘Mawlid’ in other Islamic holidays, and means ‘birth of the Prophet’, celebrating the birth of Mohammed in 570 AD. This day is honored with a national public holiday; you will see it observed slightly differently depending on which region of the country you are in.


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2 ) Argungu Fishing Festival

Festival Month - March

This is an annual four-day fishing festival that has been held in the northwestern state of Kebbi since 1934. It is held at the beginning of March, and thousands of fishermen come to compete to catch the largest fish on the Sokoto River using only traditional handmade nets.


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3 ) Osun Festival

Festival Month - August

This festival is held towards the rainy season, usually last week of August. It is a traditional tribal festival from the Yoruba people, held to honor the river goddess Oshun. Thousands of people attend to bear witness to the ceremonies, which include priests seeking protection for the villagers for the year to come by offering gifts and sacrifices. The festival is held at the Oshogbo Sacred Forest.


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