NIGERIA’S TOURISM IN DIRE STRAITS

It was the legendary writer and elder statesman, Chinua Achebe, who wrote the book,” the problem with Nigeria”. According to the writer, there is nothing wrong with the weather or climate of the country, the problem with Nigeria is squarely that of leadership failure. However, the focus of this piece has nothing to do with […]

A PEEP INTO THE UNDERDEVELOPED NIGERIA’S TOURISM SECTOR

Nigeria, dubbed ‘Africa’s Giant,’ may be lacking in many areas, but tourist attraction sites are not one of them. With a number of top breathtaking spots like the Obudu Mountain Resort, Olumo Rock, Yankari National Park, Ngwo Pine Forest, Awhum Waterfall, and Gashaki-Gumpti National Park, among many others, Nigeria has proven that she can be […]

THE AMAZING ABUJA: THINGS TO SEE AND DO

Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria. Built in the 80s, it is one of the best planned and laid out cities in Nigeria. Originally inhabited by the Gbagyi, Bassa Gade, Ganagana, and Koro people, it presently serves as a neutral ground for all the different cultures in Nigeria. Because of its unique positioning, it […]

ZUMA ROCK: THE MONOLITH INSELBERG WITH A HUMAN FACE

Zuma Rock, the monolithic Inselberg with a human face, is in Madalla, Niger State, to the North of Abuja. It was once described as the unquestionable watchman of the F.C.T. It is the sandy concealment that hangs like a haze over Zuba Town. The other mountains in and around it stays a considerable distance from […]

Architectural Review Of Monuments & Royal Palaces In Northern Nigeria

For centuries architecture in Northern Nigeria has been a professional practice by northerners, more especially the Hausa ‘master-builders’ who have acquired and practiced their highly skillful craft in building houses for the people and royal inhabitants of the north. Predominantly, they use their professional skills and intelligence in using local building materials such as mud […]

Balanga Dam: A Frog In Our Throat?

Situated at Balanga local government area of Gombe State, Balanga dam lies on latitude 10o 16’N and longitude 11o 16’E of the Greenwich meridian. It is bordered by Reme, Tula, Dong, and Junge villages respectively. It is one of the so many dams built by the Shagari administration in the early 1980s on river Gongola. It was built with the goal of providing water for irrigation practice and electricity. Currently, Balanga Dam provides water for irrigating over 1000 hectares of farmland, and more interestingly, fishing activities are taking place in the dam throughout the year. However, intermittent disruption of governance over the years stalled the progress of most of such dams across the country.

The dam that is blessed with huge volumes of water stretching about 20km from the villages of Balanga, Gelengu and Reme districts, can still be put into good use provided the enabling environment is guaranteed. Investigations reveal that the dam generates about 11 Kilowatts of electricity, which is seen to be more than the requirement […]

THE STORY OF A PLACE

The key reason why we are afraid to explore other cities besides our own is not because we have had bad experiences there ourselves, but a good share of what we feel and know about a place and its people is based on stereotypes; what other people tell us and what the media shows us.

The story of a place carries a lot of value, for many people it is the only thing they will ever really know about that country, city or people. A story stands the chance of being an enlightenment and guide for people, it also faces the danger of being a one sided story that people […]

DEVELOPMENT OF TOURISM IN NIGERIA: THE ROLE OF AIRLINES

Leisure travellers and tourists in the country may be in for special packages, if the Max Air Services can enter into a strategic partnership with the Nigerian Tourism Development Co-operation.

The partnership which is aimed at driving the tourism industry, with increased patronage for airlines, hotels, and other related service providers. This is an initiative that will bring to life the domestic tourist industry, which will in turn encourage more Nigerians to fly to various tourist destinations around the country, rather than travel abroad for […]

Tourism – An Economic and Social Phenomenon

Over the decades, tourism has experienced continued growth and deepening ‎diversification to become one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the world. ‎Modern tourism is closely linked to development and encompasses a growing number ‎of new destinations. These dynamics have turned tourism into a key driver for socio-‎economic progress.‎ Today, the business volume of […]