PayPal is an online payment service that allows individuals and businesses to transfer funds electronically.
Here are some of the things you might use PayPal for:
. Send or receive payments for online auctions at eBay and other Web sites
. Purchase or sell goods and services
. Make or receive donations
. Exchange cash with someone
You can send funds to anyone with an e-mail address , whether or not they have a PayPal account. To receive the funds, though, the recipient must have a PayPal account associated with that e-mail address. Basic PayPal accounts are free, and many financial transactions are free as well, including all purchases from merchants that accept payments using PayPal [source: PayPal ].
If you have a PayPal account, you can add and withdraw funds in many different ways. You can associate your account with bank accounts or credit cards for more direct transactions, including adding and withdrawing money. Other withdrawal options include using a PayPal debit card to make purchases or get cash from an ATM, or requesting a check in the mail.
Signing up for PayPal is quick, and doesn't even require you to enter any bank account information. However, if you want to use many of PayPal's features, you'll need to add and verify a checking account or credit card. To get started, just click the "sign up" link at the top of the site's home page.
At the next page, you'll choose whether you want a personal, business or premier account. If you just plan to use PayPal for the occasional eBay auction or online purchase, a personal account is the right choice. If you intend to use PayPal to accept payments for a business, then a business or premier account would be more suitable. If you select a personal account, you can upgrade in the future.
A PayPal account is verified if you've associated that account with a current bank account or credit card. This is more than just entering account information. PayPal will ask you to follow certain steps to complete the verification process. For a checking account, for example, PayPal will make two micropayments to that account, usually about five cents each. Then, you'll need to enter the amounts of those micropayments as verification.
A PayPal account is confirmed if you've completed one of three options to signal to PayPal that the address on your account is valid. The fastest of these is to verify a bank account or credit card matching the address you've entered as the PayPal account's address. As an alternative, you can request a confirmation code by mail after you've had the account for 90 or more days, or you can apply for a PayPal Extras MasterCard which confirms your address by running a credit check.
Saturday, 12 November 2016
PayPal is an online payment service that allows individuals and businesses to transfer funds electronically.
What is a domiciliary account?
There are times that you or your business would like to make and receive payments in a foreign currency. A Domiciliary Account allows you to have accounts in currencies besides the Naira. You’ll also be able to pay into these accounts through cash deposits/inflows, traveler’s cheques or foreign currency cheque deposits.
Also, domiciliary Account also allows customers to maintain accounts in a foreign currency and can withdraw cash or make transfers or payments to suppliers offshore.
Domiciliary account, how it works
To open a domiciliary account in Nigeria, you will need to provide the bank the documents below. Keep in mind that for limited Companies and partnerships, you will have to identify at least two principals to the account. The popular domiciliary account in Nigeria is the gtbank domiciliary account, which you can open with the bank, even if you don’t have an account with GT bank or sign up with gtb internet banking.
1. Proof of identity
The bank needs to see ONE of the following documents: You can provide photocopies of these documents.
Valid international passport
Driver’s license – Nigeria or International
National identity card
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2. Proof of Nigerian address
Also, you need to provide proof of one of the following:
Power company bill (such as electricity, phone bill, waste bill, water) from the last couple of months- Most banks accept three months old electric bills or current month bill
3. Personal details of signatory/directors
Name, contact address and the contact phone number
4. General Business details
Business names, Nigerian address and contact numbers, principal trading activity and date your business started.
For Limited Companies and limited liability partnerships, the bank would have to see proof of business registration, such as:
Memo and Article of Association
Copy of Certification of Incorporation
Copy of form C07
Printed copy of Tax Identification Number (TIN)
One passport photography of each signatory to the account
Board of director purpose (signed by 2 directors/1 directors and Company Secretary)
So, how can you withdraw from a domiciliary account in Nigeria?
Opening a domiciliary account is a brilliant thing to do because it lets you receive foreign currency in your account and exchange them when you need to in a black market.
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If you’ve been saving or transferring funds into your domiciliary account in Nigeria, you might at one time need to make a withdrawal. And how can you make that withdrawal?
There are many ways one can make a withdrawal from a domiciliary account in Nigeria, although this also depends on the types of domiciliary account you have: Savings or current
How to withdraw
1. Submitting a detailed written application for withdrawal:
– Just write an application for a withdrawal addresses in your bank branch’s manager and you’d get the money, within 24 hours.
2. Using a withdrawal slip:
This works like a normal withdrawal slip used in many banks in Nigeria. You can find one across the counter, fill and wait to be paid from your foreign currency teller.
3. Writing a cheque (For currency domiciliary accounts):
Writing a cheque to withdraw out of your account is quite simple. Just indicate the total amount that you need along with your usual signature. You should be able to cash the cheque in front of the bank counter or pay into another domiciliary account. Of course, you will be paid in the foreign currency – Dollar, Euro, Pounds etc.
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4. Wire transfer:
You can easily perform a wire transfer from bank to bank with either local or international and the fund can be transferred within a week.
5. Using an ATM card:
In case your domiciliary account is linked with ATM cards like MasterCard or visa, it is possible to withdraw from the globally connected ATM in Nigeria in Naira or abroad in the country’s currency. Keep in mind; this kind of withdrawal normally comes with a fee.
Business, Career, and Finance
1. B. Michelle Pippin pays $50-$150 for business-related articles.
2. Back to College pays $55+ for articles that address the needs of adults going
back to school.
3. Brazen (formerly Brazen Careerist) will pay if you pre-arrange it with their
editor. They’re looking for posts about higher ed administration, marketing,
networking, and recruiting and HR.
4. DailyWorth pays $150 for articles about women and money. They list a blackhole
editorial@ email address, but I recently tweeted them about how to submit a
pitch, and they suggested hitting up the managing editor, Koa Beck .
5. Doctor of Credit pays $50 for personal finance articles that focus specifically
6. eCommerce Insiders pays $60-$150 for articles about online retailing.
7. IncomeDiary pays $50-$200 for articles about making money online, including
SEO, affiliate sales, and traffic generation.
8. Mirasee (formerly Firepole Marketing) pays $200 for 1,000-2,000-word posts on
marketing, business productivity, and growth topics.
9. Modern Farmer reportedly pays around $150 for articles.
10. The Work Online blog pays $50 per post.
11. Cosmopolitan.com pays $100 for essays about college. They’re also using this
essay submission as a way to find writers to give assignments to.
12. Essig Magazine offers $100 for essays about a personal experience.
13. The Establishment pays $125 and up for reported stories and essays.
14. Eureka Street is an Australian site that pays $200 for analysis or commentary
on politics, religion, popular culture or current events in Australia and the world.
They also pay $50 for poetry, which seems to be a rarity these days.
15. Everyday Feminism pays $75 per post, but they are not always in the market
for contributors. Sign up for their newsletter or check back often to see when
they need a writer.
16. Guideposts pays $250 for faith-based essays.
17. LightHouse pays $100 for uplifting essays by blind or visually impaired writers.
18. Narratively pays $100+ for essays on specific topics. Check their guidelines for
a list of current needs.
19. The New York Times Modern Love column reportedly pays as much as $300 for
essays on any topic that could be classified as modern love.
20. The Washington Post’s PostEverything section reportedly pays $250 for essays
on politics or culture.
21. The Toast pays for essays. Negotiate your rate as part of the pitching process.
22. xoJane pays $50 for essays about crazy things that happened to you, beauty or
fashion trends you’ve tried, and other women-focused topics.
Family and Parenting
23. A Fine Parent solicits articles on a rotating topic. Check out the topic, then
pitch your idea on the theme. Each accepted article earns $100.
24. Adoptive Families covers the adoption process from every perspective. You’ll
need to negotiate your pay rate.
25. Babble pays $100-$150 for posts on parenting, entertainment, pregnancy,
beauty, style, food, and travel.
26. Lies about Parenting is a site that tells the truth about raising kids. They pay
$50 per post.
27. The Motherlode (the New York Times’ parenting blog) pays $100. Pitch the
28. Scary Mommy pays $100 for original parenting posts.
Lifestyle and General Interest
29. The Atlantic’s online health section reportedly pays $200.
30. BBC Britain doesn’t publish their pay rate, but I’ve seen reports of $350-
$1,000 for various BBC sites. Pitch stories with a British slant for an
international audience. Download their guidelines as a Word document.
31. Bitch Magazine’s website pays for pop culture features. Pay is variable, so
negotiate to get your desired rate.
32. BlogHer pays $50 per post on a variety of lifestyle and Internet topics. This
site is part of the SheKnows family of sites, which also includes StyleCaster,
DrinksMixer, and DailyMakeover.
33. Cultures and Cuisines pays $200 per article.
34. The Daily Beast reportedly pays $250 and up. Their submission guidelines have a
black-hole editorial@ email address, so you’ll want to do a little digging to find
the right person to pitch.
35. Dame reportedly pays $200 for essays. They do accept reported features and
other article types, and pay rates may vary for those.
36. Dorkly pays $75 for long features on Batman, Marvel, Pokemon, and other
potentially dorky topics.
37. END/PAIN is a new site launching in 2016, and they are paying $250. END/PAIN
is no longer paying this rate.
38. Expatics serves U.S. expatriates. This is another site where you’ll need to
negotiate pay before you write your article.
39. Fund Your Life Overseas pays $75 for articles about business ideas that provide
enough income for U.S. ex-pats.
40. Gawker Media reportedly pays $250 for reported features and essays on its
family of sites, which includes Deadspin, Jezebel, and more. They prefer to see
fully written stories. They shuttered a number of their sites yesterday and plan
to focus on politics now, so take care with pitching to ensure you hit a paying
41. getAbstract reportedly pays $300 for longer (2,000-4,000 word) book
42. Gothamist pays $50-$150 for reported pieces about New York.
43. HowlRound pays $50 for blog posts about the theater — management and
marketing, play production and writing, and so on. Note: This market asked to
be removed because they were receiving pitches that were not well targeted.
Target your pitches so we can keep providing these lists.
44. The International Wine Accessories blog pays $50 and up for articles.
45. Pay at The Daily Dot’s online magazine The Kernel varies, so be prepared to
negotiate. I saw a report of $350 for a 1,000-2,000 word option piece.
46. Knitty pays $75-$100 for articles about knitting.
47. Listverse pays $100 for long (1,500 word) lists on various topics.
48. The Mix, a network of contributors to Hearst online publications (including
Country Living, Bazaar, Esquire, Popular Mechanics , and more) pays $50-$100
49. New York Observer pays $100 on posts about politics and culture for
“sophisticated readership of metropolitan professionals.”
50. OZY does pay freelancers, but rates vary.
51. Paste pays $50+ for submissions in many different areas.
52. Penny Hoarder shares money-saving ideas. You’ll need to negotiate pay with the
editors during the pitching process.
53. Playboy.com pays up to $350, depending on the topic.
54. Pretty Designs covers fashion and beauty. You’ll need to negotiate per-post
55. PsychCentral covers mental health. They don’t list a pay rate on their site, and
they didn’t respond to my query about pay, but a reader on last year’s list
reported they are a paying market.
56. Refinery29 reportedly pays $75 and up for slideshows, articles, and essays on
various topics. They also post their needs for specific columns on their guidelines
57. Salon pays $100-$200 for essays and reported features, even very long ones.
58. Saveur starts at $150 for “amazing stories about food and travel.”
59. The Salt (NPR’s food blog) reportedly pays $200+.
60. Smithsonian Magazine Online reportedly pays established freelancers up to $600
for reported articles.
61. The Tablet pays for articles on Jewish news, ideas, and culture. Pay varies, so be
prepared to negotiate. I saw a report of $1,000 for a heavily reported 2,000+
62. TwoPlusTwo Magazine pays $200 for original posts about poker. They post articles
for six months, after which time the rights revert to the writer, so you can sell
reprint rights or post it on your own blog.
63. Upworthy pays $150-$200 for 500-word posts.
64. Vice ‘s pay rate varies, so you will need to negotiate if you’d like to write about
food, technology, music, fashion, and other lifestyle topics.
65. A List Apart covers web design. They pay $200 per article.
66. Compose pays $200 and $200 in Compose database credits for articles about
67. The Graphic Design School blog pays $100-$200 for articles and tutorials about
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and open source design tools.
68. Indeni pays $50-$200 for posts that cover Check Point firewalls, F5 load
balancers or Palo Alto Networks firewalls.
69. Linode pays $250 for articles about Linux, Socket.io, NoSQL databases, game
servers, Open Change, and Web RTC.
70. SlickWP pays $100 for posts about WordPress and the Genesis Theme framework.
71. Treehouse pays $100-$200 for posts about web design and development.
72. Tuts+ pays $100 and up for tutorials on various technologies, including Web
design and Flash. Tuts once ran a network of 16 different blogs, including
Freelance Switch, but it’s all together on a single site now that encompasses
design, gaming, photography, writing, and more.
73. WordCandy pays 6 cents a word for ghostwritten pieces about WordPress —
these will appear on some of the larger WordPress blogs, such as wpmudev.
74. WPHub pays $100-$200 for posts on web design trends, coding best practices,
and other WordPress-related topics.
75. Funds for Writers pays $50 for original articles for the newsletter that cover
ways to make money writing. (If you don’t subscribe to their newsletter, it’s
worth signing up while you’re there reading the guidelines.)
76. Make a Living Writing . That’s right, this-here blog pays — and as of this post,
we’re raising our rates to $75 a post. We’re also paying $100 for longer
assigned posts on specific topics (see that guidelines link for a list).
77. Read. Learn. Write. Pays $50 for original essays about reading and writing.
They are no longer paying, though they are still accepting the same types of
78. WOW! Women on Writing pays $50-$150.
79. The Write Life pays for some posts — you’ll need to negotiate your rate.
80. Writer’s Weekly pays $60 for writing-related features.
Method One of Five:
a. Make great posts:
1- Search for a niche
2- Consider opening up another Facebook account and keeping it separate
from your personal account.
3- Give it time.
b. Make a commitment to earn.
Method Two of Five:
Making Money Through Affiliate Advertising and Other Link-Type Advertising
a-Find an affiliate program or other link-type advertising program. Affiliate
programs provide you with a unique ID and marketing materials, and then
pays you a commission based on how much business you generate
b- Sign up. Once you've decided to market a company as an affiliate, search the company's site and fill out the required forms. This should always be
free, and usually only takes a few minutes.
Don't ever pay to become an affiliate.
c- Add accounts. Make a Facebook account for each affiliate program or
group of programs you sign up for. This allows people to follow your pages based on the things they're interested in, rather than having to sign up for
one page full of all different kinds of ads.
d- Promote your programs. Make posts for each of them daily, and maintain
your accounts fastidiously. With luck, and a good central account with a lot
of followers, your affiliate accounts will begin to get followers as well.
Whenever anyone clicks your posts and buys something from one of your
affiliates, you earn money.
Method Three of Five:
Become an author of Facebook Posts Market or Facebook Fanpages Market
and earns on Selling Posts or Fanpages. Installation guide is included in
both scripts (step by step). If you don't know PHP / HTML, is possible to
install it for you. Administration doesn't required coding skills so everybody
can manage and provide powerful Facebook Markets.
Facebook Posts Market
Facebook Fanpages Market
How to make and use money online.
2. PayPal account and how to operate
3.sell articles online
5.make money through facebook
1.blogging: "Blog " is an abbreviated version of "weblog," which is a term used to describe websites that maintain an ongoing chronicle of information.
Here's how to make money from a blog.
1. Start a Blog. ...
2. Start Creating Useful Content. ...
3. Get off your blog and start finding readers. ...
4. Build engagement with the readers that come. ...
5. Start making money from the readership you have through one or more of a variety of income streams.
Monetize with CPC or CPM Ads
One of the most common ways bloggers make money is through placing ads
on their site. There are two popular types of ads:
1. CPC/PPC Ads: Cost per click (also called pay per click)
2. CPM Ads: CPM Ads, or “cost per 1,000 impressions,” are ads that pay you
a fixed amount of money based on how many people view your ad.
Perhaps the most popular network for placing these types of ads is Google
AdSense. With this program, you do not need to be in direct contact with
advertisers; There are countless similar programs available if you find that AdSense doesn’t work for you, such as Chitika, Infolinks, and Media.net.
3. Sell Private Ads
Selling private ads can come in the form of banners, buttons, or links. You
can even make money writing sponsored posts where you write about or
give a review of an advertiser’s product or service. Another option is to
write an underwritten post or series, which is where you can write about
any topic, but the advertiser pays for a “Brought to you by” mention in the content.
4. Include Affiliate Links in Your Content: You include an affiliate link on your site. You can do this directly in
the content or through banner ads. If a reader clicks on your unique link
and buys the product you have recommended, you earn a percentage of
what she purchased.
5. Sell Digital Products
If you would rather not advertise other people’s products on your site, or if
you are looking for another stream of income, consider selling digital
products. This can include items like:
Images, video, or music people can use in their own content
Apps, plugins, or themes
Just remember that if you are going to choose one of these avenues that you
make it relevant and useful to your readers. A lot of bloggers make the
mistake of assuming they are developing a product their readers need; listen
to your readers first, and then create a digital product that will meet their
6. see it as a Content Marketing Tool for Your business .
7. Use it to Build Your Credibility
The biggest thing to keep in mind is that making money through blogging is not
possible by putting your site up and letting it sit there. The “if you build it,
they will come” mentality doesn’t work here, so be sure you are willing to
put in the time. Most bloggers do not see a spike of income for several
months (sometimes years) after starting their blog. Before you dive too deep
into blogging, remember these little bits of advice:
1. Create Quality Content
2. Don’t Spend Your Time Exclusively on Your Blog
3. Don’t Be Afraid to Experiment.
Saturday, 8 October 2016
By Bankole ‘SijiAwosika
The synopsis of circumstantial events that literally compelled me to write this book I am the Nigerian Nation can be traced back to January 7, 1968. When I woke up that Sunday morning in New York, where I was working at the Nigerian Permanent Mission to the United Nations, I had wanted to buy my favourite New York Post when the screaming headline of ‘I am the Nation’ in the New York Times caught my attention and aroused my curiosity. The personal pronoun beginning the word “I” am was repeated over 20 times in the one-page article.
This is indicative of an autobiography. It was also written in the present tense which emphasised its timeless genre. It was all about the history of the United States of America; the founding fathers, the historical personalities; the swashbuckling heroes of great adventures; the war heroes of the Alamo, the Maine and the Pearl Harbor and the titanic struggle against colonialism and for Christian religion were predominantly highlighted. The genesis of the educational system that gave birth to thousands of universities including the universally renowned ones got prominent mention. The popularity of sports, the prowess and achievement of sporting personalities and clubs also featured in it. Popular playwrights and actors heralded the birth of Hollywood. Various places of interest that enhanced the growth of tourism and culture were featured.
With this article in mind, it dawned on me, years later that I have been destined and well equipped by my background and experience, particularly in the Nigerian foreign service to join the campaign for the resuscitation of history as a subject within the school curriculum.
I served in New York, Cairo, London, Edinburgh and Tokyo. Most importantly I was seconded to the International Secretariat of the festival of African arts and culture, popularly known as FESTAC ’77.
This gave me, as the Deputy Director of Protocol, the opportunity to be elaborately involved in the hosting of the global fiesta popularly referred to as FESTAC. Indeed, I travelled extensively throughout Nigeria arranging for accommodation, feeding, entertainment and tourism identifying places that may be of tourism interest. I attended many local festivals and entertainment venues. These included the thrilling Eyo festival in Lagos; the enormously popular and indigenous Ojude Oba in Ijebu-Ode, the historical Olojo in the “source” city of Ile-Ife, the hilarious Osun Osogbo in Osogbo; home-beckoning Azu-Ofala in Onitsha, the age-long Igue festival in Benin, the cultural parade of horse riders and gaily attire participants at the Durbar festival in Kaduna, the jubilant participants and throngs of spectators at the Ogun festival in Ondo, the highly cultural Igogo festival in Owo, the New Yam festival by the Nri people in Igbo land, the picturesque drums and songs of Regatta participants in the riverine areas, the fishing extravaganza at Argungu, and the Mmanwu festival featuring about 2500 masquerades in Awka, Anambra State. All these festivals were mentioned and described in the book.
I witnessed and participated in some epochal events which bear relevance to our nation, Nigeria. It is, therefore, incumbent on me to narrate in details my experience and observations in furtherance of my quest and campaign for the reawakening of interest in the study of history and its restoration to the curriculum in schools in Nigeria.
The importance of the study of history as a subject in schools can hardly be over-emphasised, History will broaden ones perspectives about life and society. It is a pity that nowadays, people, particularly parents are not aware, or couldn’t care less about whether their children and wards are taught the subject, History. People do not seem to understand the implication of ignoring history. It is like a winding river whose source has not been traced. The river runs the imminent risk of drying up.
History teaches morals. In the past, we used to be taught morals on the assembly grounds in the primary and secondary schools. History explains and defines the past, gives direction to the present by way of repairs, adjustments and damage control and gives the opportunity to plan and map out strategies for the future.
The Bible says “people perish for lack of knowledge”, where there is no sense of history, there will be no moral. Where such is lacking there will be anarchy. Perhaps this explains what is happening today in our country. The study of history should not be merely to appreciate the past but also to draw useful inspiration and lessons for the future. The mistakes and pitfalls of the past should be identified, corrected and eradicated to enable progress into a buoyant future.
Charity begins at home for instance some of the causes of Nigeria’s ethno-religious discords are located in our neo-colonial past. If today’s youths do not fully understand the history of their country and Africa, then one can imagine the type of leaders they would turn out to be in the future.
Certain historical details should not be consigned to the dustbin of the forgotten past. People, the youths in particular, should know the history of how civilisations and empires rose and fell in many parts of the country in centuries past. They should know about the causes, course and effects of Nigeria/Biafra Civil War from 1967-1970. What about the study of Ife, including its arts and architectures, of Benin civilisation, or Nok, Esie and so on? It is important to let the younger generation know the history of men and women whose activities and sacrifices challenged colonialism and laid the foundation for independence and self-governance. We should recall the religious crusading zeal of Ajayi Crowther and Othman Dan Fodio. We should teach the younger generation about the front-line activities of Herbert Macaulay; the colourful and vivacious Nnamdi Azikiwe; the leadership qualities of Ahmadu Bello; the innovative and pioneering zeal of Obafemi Awolowo, the spectacular image of Festus Okoti-Eboh, popularly known as Omimi Ejoh, the bombastic expression of “man of timber and caliber” K.O. Mbadiwe and “the King of boycotts”, Mbonu Ojike. By extension, what about the Aba women’s riot or the 1945 general strike which was the major political action that defined Nigeria as a Nation because it united workers from across the country who joined the fray to better their lot. They should go to Badagry to see the first story building in Nigeria, the first dug-out well and first Bible translated from English to local language.
In other spheres, youths should know about the history of sports and entertainment. They should draw inspiration from the 1949 “UK tourists” in soccer. They should know about the football wizardry and messmerising ball control of the master dribbler, thunder bolt Balogun, the inimitable Henshaw and his fierce shorts, the unerring and accurate passes of “Golden Toe” Titus Okere and Patrick Noquapor whom the legendary Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana daubed as “that dangerous number 11” because of his speed and ball control.
The entertainment industry is now on all lips. But history should recall the pristine and home-grown efforts and performances of the doyen of Nigeria theatre and cinema, Hubert Ogunde, Duro Ladipo and Kola Ogunmola. They were there before the advent of Nollywood.
At the risk of sounding imperious or alarmist, I aver that any country without a past would have no future. All the aforementioned facts are the essential ingredients of the country’s history that must be taught. They include the steps taken through Labour, solidarity and sacrifices.
• Being Awosika’s remarks at the launching of his book “I am the Nigerian Nation”
Monday, 27 June 2016
I've seen love, hate, friendship and family! They work all hand in hand even as the name implies the opposite.
Of all this and that I discovered people looked so happy but I still find myself numb to all emotional connection.
The Ones you think loves you has always ended up being the one that's going to make the world upside down for you.
I always thought there wasn't a solution to my "ailment" as I do say to myself, even confidence started to lack.
Then there was music, the thing about is that Music brings joy, to all of my heart, It's one of those, emotional arts.
Sounds of melodies, that I truly adore, Brings me pure pleasure, as my spirits do soar.
Music that touches me, I can't help but smile, I'm free to choose, genre or style.
Music clearly, enlightens my days, Makes me happy happy, in so many ways.
But still not enough to give me the motivation needed to let my worries lay low.
There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.
I know happiness is coming this way up to me and I'm ready to be happy in any situation I find myself in.
Saturday, 28 May 2016
Slave History Museum, Calabar
It's not news that Nigeria is a country with a rich cultural heritage boasting several hundred tribes and languages.
While the country does not quite thrive on tourism yet, we still have our fair share of historical attractions which is evidence of the country's ancient culture and heritage.
So, the next time you have some free time on your hands, you should consider checking out the following historical attractions.
National War Museum, Abia: This museums houses relics from wars waged in Nigeria through the years including theNigerian Civil War, Niger Delta conflicts and depictions of weapons used in battles fought in old Nigerian empires.
Slave History Museum, Calabar: Calabar was a major slave port during the Slave Trade days and this museum houses numerous artifacts from the slave era, including remnants of ships and their cargo.
Nigerian National Museum, Lagos: Arguably the largest collection of Nigerian art and artifacts. Here you can find wood carvings, bronze statues from the Bini kingdom and exhibits from the Nok culture which dates all the way back to 550 BC.
First Storey Building, Badagry: As the name suggests this is the first ever story building built in Nigeria, and it was built by Reverend Henry Townsend.
Mbari Cultural Centre, Imo: This centre showcases the history and tradition of the Igbos including sculptures which were once dedicated to gods.
Badagry Heritage Museum: This is another museum dedicated to the slave trade era with 8 galleries inside taking visitors through different periods of Badagry history, including the pre-slave era, the slave era, and the post-slave era.
Sukur Kingdom, Adamawa: This is one of Nigeria's UNESCO World Heritage sites and is located above the village of Sukur on Mandara Mountain. It is an ancient settlement with a long history of iron work, and strong political institutions dating back to the 16th century.
House of Mary Slessor, Calabar: Mary Slessor was a missionary credited with stopping the killing of twins in Calabar in the 1800s. Her house still stands s a historical attraction in Calabar till date.
Osun Sacred Grove, Osogbo: Another UNESCO World Heritage site, this is one of the most sacred locations in Yoruba culture and one of the only remaining examples of the once-widespread Yoruba settlement design.
Emir of Kano Palace, Kano: Kano boasts an ancient culture and civilisation and the Emir's palace is one of the elements of this ancient culture.
Friday, 27 May 2016
Photographer documents modern African women in their Ancestors' clothings
Sunday, 22 May 2016
Friday, 20 May 2016
Wednesday, 18 May 2016
ADOPTION OF WESTERN CULTURE ii
Sunday, 15 May 2016
Against the backdrop of recent herdsmen clashes in the south east of Nigeria, over twenty traditional rulers from the seventeen local government areas of Abia state came out to perform the customary rite of fortifying the boundaries of the state from any form of attack.
The traditional rulers who prayed for god’s protection also made pronouncement, which they believe, would see an end to kidnapping, herdsmen attacks, armed robbery, incessant killings and other vices in Abia state.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu last week called on the traditional rulers to be proactive in safeguarding their communities.
The boundaries visited by the traditional rulers include those between Abia and Enugu, Ebonyi, Imo, Rivers and Akwa Ibom States.