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Helpful Little Articles: Top 10 Affordable Salons In Calabar

April 19, 2022

If you are in Calabar, you might want to check out our list of salons. Rest assured, it will be worth your while. 1. Styleplus Salon and Spa “We pamper you from head to toe” is what the salon’s official website says. They seem to make good on that promise if the array of services … Continue reading Helpful Little Articles: Top 10 Affordable Salons In Calabar

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Ethnic Groups in Nigeria: The Yakurr People

April 19, 2022

A People that were formally known as Umor, Ekoli, Ilomi, Nkoibolokom and Yakurr be Ibe, The Yakurr (also Yakö and Yakạạ) live in five compact towns in Cross River State, Nigeria. They are found in the present-day Yakurr Local Government Area and constitute the largest ethnic group in the state. They share their northern and … Continue reading Ethnic Groups in Nigeria: The Yakurr People

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Helpful Little Articles: Hotels in Calabar

April 19, 2022

The city of Calabar has many attractions for visitors and tourists especially in the festive period. For one thing, the Christmas Carnival is a real crowd puller and the city has a reputation as one of the cleanest in Nigeria. The people are warm and friendly and the food is great. So without further ado, … Continue reading Helpful Little Articles: Hotels in Calabar

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Food

Places to Eat in Abuja

April 19, 2022

Abuja is Nigeria’s seat of power. Most government agencies in the country have their headquarters in this city. However, Abuja is not just about serious business. It is a beautiful city surrounded by hills and gigantic rocks. Among Abuja’s landmarks are the National Mosque, the neo-gothic National Church of Nigeria, the Millennium Tower and the … Continue reading Places to Eat in Abuja

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Nigerians In History: Francis Akanu Ibiam

April 19, 2022

He was born on 29th November 1906 in Unwana, a town close to Afikpo in Ebonyi state in Nigeria, to the family of Chief Ibiam Akanu, a well known and highly respected traditional ruler in the village clan of Unwana. He was a year old when his father died. Early Childhood and Education Ibiam was … Continue reading Nigerians In History: Francis Akanu Ibiam

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Top 10 Cities Recommended For Tourism By Nigerians

April 19, 2022

Every time you hear of tourism in Nigeria, it seems its centred on Lagos. So we took a survey to hear people’s opinions of the other states tourists can have fun besides Lagos. Below are the top 10 cities, other than Lagos, recommended by Nigerians for a great tourist experience (arranged in no particular order): … Continue reading Top 10 Cities Recommended For Tourism By Nigerians

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Ethnic Groups in Nigeria – The Efik People

April 19, 2022

The name “Efik” is said to be derived from a verb meaning ‘to press’ or ‘oppress’, since they were alleged to be aggressive; a name claimed to be given to them by the people of Uruan. Found in the South-South geopolitical zone of Nigeria, in “the South Eastern corner of the Cross River State,” the … Continue reading Ethnic Groups in Nigeria – The Efik People

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Food

Origin Of Nigerian Foods: Afia Efere

April 19, 2022

The Efik-Ibibio ethnic groups inhabit the South-South geopolitical zone in Nigeria. They predominantly occupy Akwa Ibom and Cross River states. The Efik-Ibibio play a pivotal role in Nigeria’s history. In fact, the ancient city of Calabar is considered the first capital of Nigeria because it served as the first capital of the Southern Protectorate, the … Continue reading Origin Of Nigerian Foods: Afia Efere

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Did You Know? Calabar is Home to the Only African Airport Named After a Woman

April 19, 2022

For centuries, Calabar has been the window to the world for much of the Eastern end of the Gulf of Guinea. It was once a favorite port of merchandise traders and slave dealers; these days, it’s better known as one of Nigeria’s more peaceful and aesthetically attractive cities, with features just about good enough to … Continue reading Did You Know? Calabar is Home to the Only African Airport Named After a Woman

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Tourism

Top 5 Christmas Destinations in Nigeria

April 19, 2022

Christmas is a great time to go on tours and explore unique destinations. In Nigeria, there are certain destinations that embody the spirit of Christmas with massive festivities. If you are not sure where to visit this Christmas, here is a list of the top five destinations to consider: Lagos, Lagos State. Welcome to the City of … Continue reading Top 5 Christmas Destinations in Nigeria

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Did You Know When The Capital Of Nigeria Was Moved To Abuja?

April 19, 2022

The Nigeria we know today has an origin dating as far back as 1100 BC. That is, people have been found living in the territory that is now known as Nigeria since that period. Stating it more clearly, for instance, people were found to have been living in areas like Nsukka since about 100,000 years … Continue reading Did You Know When The Capital Of Nigeria Was Moved To Abuja?

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Did You Know Calabar Was Once Nigeria’s Capital?

April 19, 2022

Calabar is the capital of Cross River State, a state in the Southern region of Nigeria. The town, which was first known as “Akwa Akpa” and later changed to “Calabar” by a Portuguese explorer, was once the “capital” of our great country, Nigeria. In the 18th century, Calabar was the base of the Europeans due … Continue reading Did You Know Calabar Was Once Nigeria’s Capital?

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Did You Know That Calabar Was Formerly Known As ‘Akwa Akpa’?

April 19, 2022

Calabar is a city in and the capital of Cross River State, a state in the Southern region of Nigeria. The port city, close to the Cameroon border, is situated on a hill adjacent to the Calabar and Great Kwa rivers and creeks of the Cross River. For administration purpose, the city is divided into … Continue reading Did You Know That Calabar Was Formerly Known As ‘Akwa Akpa’?

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Culture

Interesting Facts About The Efik

April 19, 2022

The Efik are a peace-loving group of people predominantly settled in Cross River State of Nigeria. They are a popular ethnic group partly because of the prominence of the Calabar people in the history of Nigeria. One of the things they are widely known for is their statement dish, ‘Edikaikong’, a vegetable soup made from … Continue reading Interesting Facts About The Efik

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Events

March Events To Mark On Your Calendar

April 19, 2022

The month has only just begun and they’re a line-up of events around town. We’ve made you a list of events you don’t want to miss in March. Rebeca Omordia LIVE in Concert Romanian-Nigerian London-based virtuoso pianist, Rebeca Omordia, is billed to perform at the Agip Recital Hall, Muson Centre on March 4 and March … Continue reading March Events To Mark On Your Calendar

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