Nigeria History And Culture

Nigeria History And Culture: From the ancient Ife head sculpture, the Benin head terracotta to the historical Igbo Ukwu civilization, the stone age Nok Culture and the Hausa-Fulani cultural heritage, Nigeria is a country that is very rich in history and culture.

Old Oyo National Park

Old Oyo National Park

The park which was named after the Old Oyo – the political capital of the Oyo Empire between the 16th and 18th centuries, spans a remarkable 2,512 sq km (970 sq mi), most of which fall in Oyo State, some extends to Kwara State. It is rich in fauna and flora resources, significant species of which are the baboons and wide variety of birds.

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Osun Osogbo Sacred Forest

Osun Osogbo sacred forest

Regarded as the abode of the goddess of fertility Osun, one of the pantheon of Yoruba gods. The landscape of the grove and its meandering river is dotted with sanctuaries and shrines, sculptures and art works in honour of Osun and other deities. The only remaining site of a once widespread phenomenon that used to characterise every Yoruba settlement.

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Emir of Kano Palace

the emir of kano palace

This is a 15th century palace and its grounds occupy the highest space in Kano. The entire palace complex is embraced by a wall of 20 to 30 feet high from the outside the height of which never exceeds more than 15 feet from the inside. The wall is tapered and modestly decorated inward.

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Gashaka Gumti National Park

Gashaka Gumti

Gashaka-Gumti is the Nigeria’s largest national park. This area is important not only as a major watershed but also as a haven for a rich and exotic assemblage of wildlife, given its strategic location at the interface between the moist Cameroonian Highland and the dry Sub-Saharan Guinea Savannah.

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Idanre Hills

Idanre Hills

Located in Idanre town, the hills are unique tourist haven that attracts mystery lovers, spiritualists and lovers of adventure. Idanre Hill is a cluster of intimidating and imposing hills that houses some wonderful things which confound the senses.

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Olumo Rock

Olumo Rock

The rock is a massive outcrop of granite rocks of primitive formation from which Abeokuta meaning “under the rock”, derives its name. This is Abeokuta’s most famous landmark where visitors can explore the caves used as sanctuary during the Yoruba civil war.

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One Comment

  1. Kyanna says:

    Super exctied to see more of this kind of stuff online…highly useful for my academic research

    Reply

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