The cityscape gave way to verdant forests as we drove; traffic got less and less until we were the only ones left on an unpaved road.
Nigeria has its many best kept secrets, but all things considered Akwa Ibom ranks highly on that list.
The past year and half has felt like eternity, literally. The pandemic has not only fractured the world as we knew it, it has also doused it in despair.
Pelu Awofeso rode in a car with two other adventurers. Their plan at the outset was to traverse Nigeria from the Lagos end all the way to the Maiduguri
Two haunting images set me off on my Mary Slessor quest in May 2021; two images I have had with me for about
Broad-billed roller (By Adedotun Ajibade)
By Adedotun Ajibade
There is a birdwatcher in everyone. But it takes a conscious effort to grow or
A beach scene in Lagos. Image by Adedeji Olalekan
By Pelu Awofeso
Nick, Reggie and Teddy go to the beach (on Lagos island)
Akwa Ibom is scenic and serene and one of Nigeria’s under-celebrated states when it comes to travel and tourism. The state does not have hills or waterfalls but it has lots of other attractions that’ll appeal to many visitors, including several historical sites.
One of the first contemporary landmarks I visited on my recent trip to Uyo was the Dakkada Towers, the 21-storey high-rise building also known as the ‘smart building’. Situated in the financial district, it’s said to be the tallest building in Nigeria’s south-south region.
Visitors to the Akwa Ibom State capital will do well to check out these architectural and artistic masterpieces. By Inemesit Solomon