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Tour Guide Nigeria is a means of showcasing to the world Nigeria's beauty. It showcases the rich cultural heritage of the country, the delicious cuisines, the beautiful people, interesting places, the wild life and the tours and hospitality organizations. It also talks about the problems facing hospitality and tourism development in Nigeria and tries to proffer solutions to the ones it can.

Sunday, 14 January 2018

10 Ways To Meet Your 2018 Travel Goals

It’s the beginning of a new year. And while we may be making resolutions on new habits we want to acquire and others we want to drop, some of our dreams such as travelling are still very much achievable. To bring your fantasy of wanderlust to reality, what exactly do you have to do you may ask?
To give you an idea on how you could get this done, I have put together some ideas that I am certain could work if put to practice. Don’t just read this, start parking and start exploring right away.

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Meet Mrs Nike Davies Okundaye

Hello Everyone,

It's my last blog post for the year 2017 :)

And I want to use the opportunity to appreciate a very Iconic woman.

Meet Mrs Nike Okundaye; 64-year-old Nigerian Batik & Textile designer who has no formal education but lectures at Harvard university.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

5 Notable Facts About Yoruba People

Hi friends,
The Yoruba People of Western Nigeria are a Nationality of approximately 35 Million people occupying the South-Western parts of Nigeria.While their primaray concentration is in Nigeria, they are also found in other West African countries and throughout the entire world as well.But what are some of the notable facts about the Yoruba People; Well, here is a look at the Top five facts about them.

Sunday, 3 December 2017

How To Stay Healthy On Your Christmas Trip

Hi friends, when you’re on vacation, you really just want to relax and throw all your dietary problems to the wind. For some of us, the last thing we want to be bothered with is watching what we eat but there are those of us who still remember to count the calories as they count the stars and this post is for them.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Some Facts About Nigeria You Never Knew

Hello Readers, Nigeria as you all know is a blessed country but how much do you know about it? 

Sunday, 29 October 2017

12 Beautiful Resorts in Nigeria Where You Can Enjoy Your Honeymoon

12 Beautiful Resorts in Nigeria Where You Can Enjoy Your Honeymoon - Wondering where to spend your honeymoon or a simple couples’ getaway? Sometimes, it's easy to think only about places like Paris, Dubai and Miami. There are a few countries that Nigerians can travel to visa free, but in case you don’t have a huge budget, don’t fret you can still have a great and romantic time at the many beautiful cheap hotels in Nigeria. We’ve got beach resorts, nature parks with beautiful accommodations. We have everything you can find abroad and more.There are actually too many to choose from, so we’ve created of the best of the best resorts in Nigeria.

See the 12 Beautiful Resorts in Nigeria Where You Can Enjoy Your Honeymoon

1. La Campagne Tropicana

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

10 Most Beautiful Cities In Nigeria

Nigeria is a large country and the most populous in Africa. It is also one of the most beautiful countries in Africa. Here are the 10 MOST BEAUTIFUL NIGERIAN CITIES.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

A Deliberate Friendly Fire... (Part 2)

A Deliberate Friendly Fire... Part 2Last Article, I wrote about a commissioner for/of environment (in Delta state) involved in a show of ignorance. He killed an obviously harmless python that had just fed during a said environment or project inspection. Funny right? Commissioner for Environment, Kills Python, while inspecting a project? So Heroic!

A Deliberate Friendly Fire... (Part 1)

A Deliberate Friendly Fire 1...
Let Us Learn: People are often fearful of large pythons and may kill them on sight. The African rock python may also be threatened by hunting for food and leather in some areas. Little information is available on levels of international trade in this species. Some of the African rock python’s habitats are also known to be under threat. For example, mangrove and rainforest (same habitats we claim are under threat in Nigeria) habitats and their snake communities are under serious threat in southeastern Nigeria from habitat destruction and exploration for the oil industry.
Culled from wikipedia

Sunday, 6 August 2017

30 Interesting Facts About Some Nigerian Minority Ethnic Groups

Nigeria is a multi-ethnic nation with diverse ethnicities. Many foreigners, and even Nigerians belonging to majority ethnic groups, have little to no knowledge of the various minority ethnic groups that proliferate the nation. What comes to mind when they think of Nigeria is that there are only the Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa ethnicities. This view is sustained because the Nigerian constitution recognises only those three ethnic groups as the major ethnic groups in Nigeria. Every other ethnic group is treated as a minority ethnic group.

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Top 10 Vacation Destinations And Attractions In Nigeria

In the spirit of #buynaijatogrownaira and need to diversify our economy, you may find the following destinations attractive and cool for your holidays...

1. Tinapa Business Resort
Situated by the Calabar River, Tinapa is a business and leisure resort conceptualized to be an integrated business resort. It is a four phased development promoted by the Government of Cross River State, under a Private Public Partnership (PPP), and very close to Calabar Free Trade Zone.

It is the realization of an exciting dream – the first integrated business and leisure in resort in Nigeria. Tinapa Free Zone has world-class facilities that enable visitors to engage in retail and wholesale activities as well as leisure and entertainment.

Tinapa has space for retail and wholesale, several line shops, warehouses etc. It also has an open exhibition area for trade exhibitions and other events, a movie production studio commonly called “Studio Tinapa” or “Nollywood”, an entertainment strip that include a casino, an Eight-Screen Cinema, a children’s arcade, restaurants and a mini amphitheater, a night club and pubs.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Common Birds In Nigeria

Hello everyone,

Barka de Sallah to all Muslims.

Today we shall be looking at common birds in Nigeria.

1) Laughing dove (Spicopelia senegalensis): The laughing dove is a small pigeon that is a resident breeder in Sub-Saharan Africa , the Middle East east to the Indian Subcontinent . This small long-tailed dove is found in dry scrub and semi-desert habitats where pairs can often be seen feeding on the ground. A rufous and black chequered necklace gives it a distinctive pattern and is also easily distinguished from other doves by its call. Other names include palm dove and Senegal dove while in India the name of the little brown dove is often used.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Things You Did Not Know You Could Do In Lagos

Hello Everyone,

Tired of doing the same old things in Lagos? Naija Nomads has put together a couple of things to make our Lagos more exciting. Some you may have heard of, others you probably aren't aware can be done in Lagos. Please feel
Free to suggest and give us more options of things you think we might have missed. We will update the list from time to time! Enjoy! For more travel inspirations visit the blog naijanomads.com

1. SECRET CINEMA : This is an outdoor cinema company organizes MovieNics (Movies + Picnics) in various locations around Lagos for N1,000. All you need do is bring a bottle, food and a blanket! This is definitely a fun alternative to going to a regular cinema

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Top 10 Hangout And Fun Spots In Ibadan And Its Environs

Ibadan is the state capital of Oyo State, Nigeria. With a population of over 4 million, it is the most populous city in the state, and the third most populous city in Nigeria, after Lagos and Kano. Here are the top 10 hangouts in Ibadan;

1.Agodi gardens - Occupying over 13 acres of land, its a popular destination for recreational and eventful activities also serves forestry purpose. The recent upgrade of this garden adds more taste to visiting as it offers diversity of recreational pleasure, it has a botanical garden with explicitly attractive flowers, trees and shrubs, a mini zoo and a swimming pool. Also features a lake where one can go boat cruising, agodi gardens is a nice place to have good time.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

25 Interesting Facts About Nigeria And Nigerians

Nigeria, a country blessed with approximately 160 million people stands as the giant of Africa and the seventh most populous nation in the world. Nigeria continues to attract people from neighbouring countries and foreign investors alike, as it is one of the liveliest places in Africa and home to Lagos one of the most prominent citadel city of industry and commerce in sub-Saharan Africa. Its journey as an independent nation may have started in the 60’s but its history and culture dates far back to the precolonial era.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

The 8 Most Popular Indigenous Nigerian Wedding Attires And Bridal Looks

Whoever said Nigeria is the happiest country in the world was not far from the truth. In Nigeria, there is absolutely a reason to be merry. One of such is Marriage. Wedding in Nigeria is one of the most ceremonious occasions everybody looks forward to. Unlike what we have in the west where marriages are not a big deal and can happen at any time, anywhere or with anybody, for Nigerians, it takes a whole lot to plan and prepare for either one’s traditional marriage or what we call “the white wedding”. In all, the wedding dress is most paramount issue of all the preparations. I guess it will be right to say that in Nigeria, there is no wedding without a ‘proper ghen ghen’ wedding dress. To prove this point is the fact that wedding dresses are what most Nigerian ladies look out for in any wedding. Well, like earlier said, Nigerian weddings comes in two major ways – the traditional wedding and the white wedding and for each, different wedding dresses are worn. Here are some of the indigenous wedding dresses worn in Nigerian Weddings.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Tourist Attractions In Ibadan

A city in the south-western part of Nigeria, Ibadan is the capital city of Oyo State and the third largest metropolitan area, by population, in Nigeria, after Lagos and Kano. Better known in Yoruba as Ẹ̀bá-Ọ̀dàn, meaning ‘the city at the edge of the savannah’, it is also the largest and most populous city in the country and the third in Africa after Cairo and Johannesburg.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

10 Most Popular Areas In Lagos And The Origin Of Their Names

Most of the popular areas we pass through in Lagos every day have history behind their names. Here’s the history behind some popular areas in Lagos.

1. Ojota
Ojota used to be a military settlement in the late 18th century and soldiers practised their shooting there. The area had several gun firing spots and became known as “Oju Ota” in Yoruba which means “Bullet spots”. It later metamorphosed into Ojota which it is called now.

2. Abule Egba
This area is on the outskirts of Lagos and got its name from the early settlers who were Egba people from Abeokuta. The area was first called “Abule awon egba” in Yoruba, which means “Village of Egba people”. It later became “Abule Egba”.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Lagbaja: Living Legend And Bonafide Icon Of Music

Growing up in Nigeria was fun, and I had the opportunity to listen to lots of talented musicians/music artistes and groups from Africa's most populous black nation ranging from the likes of Onyeka Onwenu, to Asa, to TY bello, to psquare, to wizkid, style plus and so many more.

But among all these, one voice was among the "special few" that did stand out. He was known as, "The masked one". A lot of people still don't know the face behind the mask of this music legend, though recently, he unmasked his face in honour of his daughter's wedding.

His name is "Lagbaja". cheesy

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Nigerian Currency From Past To Present.

Happy New Year Friends. Welcome to the year 2017. Before proceeding to the write up of today; I would love to share a short interview I had with Mr "Koyejo Sofoluwe" a tourism guru.

Me: 1)Would you say we have attained the full potentials of tourism in Nigeria? I mean Eldorado.... Okay, let me rephrase; have we scratched the surface of tourism in Nigeria.

2) Are government policies favorable to the growth of tourism in Nigeria?

3) If you were the minister of tourism in Nigeria or the director of NTDC, what would you do differently from what those at those positions are currently doing?

Thank you in anticipation of your response