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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Ibadan Misconception Disproved

Ibadan Misconception Disproved

The perception Nigerians have about the city and people from Ibadan is bad and quite wrong. The city and people have been repeatedly maligned. They are branded local, uncivilized and old-fashioned. This is absolutely wrong. But, according to social norms, when you keep saying the same thing about people or a city and their way of life, such statements, whether they are true or not become acceptable. In line with this, we discuss the magnificence, beauty, and culture of the city called Ibadan to help dispel or disprove some of this perception.

About Ibadan

Ibadan is the state capital of Oyo State, Nigeria. It has a population of over 3 million and arguably the largest city in West Africa. In addition to this, it is the most populous city after Lagos and Kano. In addition to this, Ibadan used to be the headquarters of politics in West Nigeria. Ibadan, unlike Lagos, is very conservative and it is a perfect place to getaway.

Places to Visit

Cocoa House

Before Nigeria became obsessed with PMS, the nation focused on agriculture. The South West had cocoa which was well cultivated long before oil. The Cocoa house is a symbol of the impact of Cocoa had on South West, Nigeria. It was built by late Obafemi Awolowo in the 60s. This building is the first skyscraper ever to be built in Africa and it was constructed from the proceeds of cocoa sold for export.

Mapo Hall

Mapo Hall is a monument you can’t miss in Ibadan. It is located next to the Bere Market in Ibadan. The building, which was just recently refurbished is a home to the courts and visitors who will be wowed by the outstanding pillars and the general structure.

Agodi Garden

Agodi Garden is a wonderful park in the heart of Ibadan. It covers over 13 acres of land. It has a zoo, forestry, love garden, and recreation. The view of the Agodi Garden is spectacular.

The Bower’s Tower

The over 60 feet tall tower is on the hill top of Oke Are in Igbo Agala (Agala forest) area of Ibadan. It is the highest hilltop in the city and it has about 47 spiral staircases. The tower gives a panoramic view of all the important places in the ancient city.

Old Oyo National Park

The Park sits in the north-western part of Oyo State and it is about 160 kilometres from Ibadan. It has an area of about 2,500 square kilometres and harbours a wide variety of wildlife. It is a place to relax and have fun.

Hotel to stay

One of the popular hotels to reside in Ibadan is Owu Crown Hotel. The hotel is a first class hotel located in Monatan, Iwo Road highway, off the Lagos-Ojo Expressway. The Marketing Manager of the Hotel, Ayotunde Fabamwo said: “Owu Crown Hotels Ibadan is the only international hotel operating in Ibadan and is designed to extend warmth and hospitality combined with the local Nigerian flavour to visitors. The location is also in good proximity to local amenities such as the airport, motor parks, banks, shops and service stations.

“The hotel’s facilities include 80 rooms, suites, and apartments, an all-day dining room with its own private dining area, suitable for family gatherings or business functions in addition to a lobby bar and pool bar. The rooms are fully air- conditioned, with WiFi internet access, cable TV etc. Additional facilities include swimming pool, gym, meeting rooms, business center, and restaurant, private dining and lounge bar.”

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

9 Must Know Tips to Help You Fly Like a Pro For The First Time

9 tips to help you fly like a Pro

Doing something for the first time can make you very nervous and anxious. It is even worse if you are boarding a plane. Although the experience may be pleasant, the unpalatable things you have heard about flying may scare you. Beyond this, there are other important things that can disrupt your flight which you are probably unaware of because you are flying for the first time. In line with this, we share nine things first-time flyers must know to enjoy their flight.

1. Arrive at the airport super early

Whether you are travelling within or outside Nigeria, you should arrive at the airport super early. This will help calm your nerves. But if you are first time flyer and you arrive late, you would be disorganized and uncoordinated. Consequently, you may miss your flight. Alternatively, you can arrive a day earlier and lodge in one of those airport hotels.

2. Keep your carry-on bag small and light

You should carry a portable bag where you can keep your valuables like passports and other important travel documents. It is easier to reach, anytime you need them.

3. Get in your seat and power down

You do not need to show everyone on the plane that you are a first-time flyer. It will simply reveal your stupidity. When you get on board, choose your seatmate carefully, sit and switch off your phone or place it on flight mode.

4. Do not tip indiscriminately

There is nothing wrong with tipping. You can if you want to. However, don't just tip everyone that demand money from you. You may end up tipping them with all your pocket money.

5. Avoid junk food

Eat proper food, not junk. You do not want to throw up at the airport or on the plane. It is highly possible that you may throw up because you are overwhelmed or anxious.


6. Don’t carry cash

It is not advisable to carry cash when you are flying let alone for the first time. You may lose your money. Before you travel, contact your bank to know how you can get an ATM card that you can use anywhere in the world. Besides, if you want to carry cash, do not carry too much cash.

7. Do not patronize touts to exchange money

There are all sorts characters at the airport. So, be careful who you deal with. Never patronize touts especially when it has to do with currency exchange. They may change the money at a higher rate or give you fake currencies. There are bureau de Change wherever you are travelling to.

8. Bring your headset

Your headset will keep you company when you are bored or anxious. You can listen to your favourite music. This will distract you from your worries about flying for the first time.


9. Don’t be fearful

Do not think about all the stories you have heard about flying. You should believe that nothing will happen. If you dwell on it for too long, you may end up not travelling. It is not easy but you have to ditch your fear or paranoia.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

4 Reasons to Visit Owerri This Easter

4 Reasons to Visit Owerri This Easter

Owerri is located in the heart of Igboland in Eastern Nigeria. It is the capital of Imo state and one of the most tourists friendly state in that part of the country. As Easter beckons on us, so many people will be searching for destinations to visit and getaway. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency recommend that you include Owerri to your Itinerary. We share reasons why you visit Owerri during Easter.

You can fly to Owerri as they have the Sam Mbakwe Airport which is about 14 miles (23 km) south of the city. That is if you do not want to go by road.

There is so much to do

You must have heard about the statue of Jesus Christ in Imo State. It was modelled like the statue of Jesus Christ in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. It is located at St. Aloysius Catholic Parish, Abajah and it has a height of 28ft. You can check out the statue. Besides the statue, you have the Oguta lake, Nekede Zoo, Owerri Amusement park, and Mbari Cultural and Arts Centre among others

It is inexpensive

You don't need to break the bank to travel to Owerri. It is inexpensive to explore the many tourist attractions in the state. It is devoid of all the shenanigans of a typical city like Lagos. In fact, you can book a hotel for as low as 3,000. Wow!

Owerri is always animated during Easter

For Igbos who didn't travel home in December, Easter is the only opportunity they have to go see his/her people. Hence, Owerri during Easter, Owerri is bubbly and lively and their hospitality and warmth won't allow you to return to your abode.

Ng-ofe-oweri tasty food

Tasty Meals

The gastronomic endowments of Owerri are one of the best in South East Nigeria. You will salivate when they serve you the indigenous Ofe Owerri. This is the most widely eaten soup in Owerri and it is usually eaten alongside Akpu. Just ask a local to take you to the best restaurant in town for you to have a taste of this soup. You will lick your plate. In fact, without tasting this soup; your visit to Owerri is incomplete.