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Okomu national park

ABOUT The Okomu National Park, formerly the Okomu Wildlife Sanctuary, is a forest block within the 1,082 km2 (418 sq mi) Okomu Forest Reserve in the Ovia South-West Local Government Area of Edo State in Nigeria. The park is about 60 km (37 mi) north west of Benin City. The park holds a small fragment of the rich forest that once covered the region, and is the last habitat for many endangered species. It continues to shrink as villages encroach on it, and is now less than one third of its original size. Powerful corporations are involved in plantation development and logging concessions around the park, which also pose a threat. The park holds a remnant of the Nigerian lowland forests that once formed a continuous 50–100 km (31–62 mi) wide belt from the Niger River west to the Dahomey Gap in Benin. To the south and southeast the forest was separated from the coast by mangrove and swamp forests, while to the north it merged into the Guinean Forest-Savanna Mosaic ecoregion. Human pressure is not new. In the Okomu park there is an extensive layer of charcoal and pottery below the forest, indicating that it was cleared and then regenerated over the last 700 years. By the start of the 20th century the forest survived only in disconnected blocks, which were under intense pressure from human activity. SERVICES There are no services rendered here as the national forest is not properly managed. BEST FEATURES Okomu National park has it beautiful environment full with all kinds of Animals around the forest. BEST TIME TO VISIT Okomu National park can be visited anytime of the year. WHO CAN VISIT Okomu National park can be visited by Tourist, Historian SAFETY Visitors must follow strict regulations to avoid degrading the environment. However, the park is threatened by large-scale illegal logging, the expansion of large rubber and oil-palm plantations nearby, and incursions by a growing human population involved in farming and hunting. Okomu National park is not safe at night as there are no security agents around the forest and one needs to be extremely careful.

Category: Game reserve

Tags: Sightseeing, See wildlife, Learn, Explore natures

Benin city national museum

History of Benin city national museum Benin city national museum was built in August 10, 1973. Built by National commission for museum and monuments in August 10, 1973. Benin national museum is home to priceless benin art, history, antiques and other atefacts from around the country. Everyone is invited to come learn and experience Benin culture. Security/Safety of Benin city national museum This is a very safe location. Things to do while at Benin city national museum Before heading to Benin city national museum, here are some helpful things to take along with you: visit the terracota sculptures educate yourself about benin kingdom

Category: Museum

Tags: Sightseeing, Explore art, Attend public lecturess

Ososo Tourist center

ABOUT This centre is located atop the rocky area of Ososo in Akoko-Edo local government, north of Edo state. It presents beautiful scenery for nature lovers and rock climbers. The tourist centre is an offshoot of a colonial rest house built in the 1930s. The first phase of a massive renovation programmed was commissioned in 1993 with a VIP lodge four chalets and a main lounge consisting of a kitchen, restaurant and bar. Ososo is a hilly and rocky town situated on the boundary between Edo and Kogi states. There is a non-catering rest house on top of a hill of Ososo which provides a wide and spectacular view of parts of Kogi state. Ososo town is of granitic nature, with some elevations of volcanic origin containing precious stones of varied descriptions. Located on a plateau of dispersed rocks and undulating hills, the town continues to be a haven for tourists. Because of its rocks and climate, some Europeans established a quarry company north of the town, known as BOK Quarry some years ago. The rocks and hills of varied sizes and shapes occupy the plateau with the natural magical posture of a thousand models posing to nature’s camera. The colonial administrations as early as the 19th century recognised the tourist potential of Ososo and built the then Rest House which was a sort after holiday haven for most of the white people working in Nigeria at that time. SERVICES one of its important services is to help organize your visit and create a memorable stay, there is a gift shop where things are bought and also provides a relaxation center where you have fun. BEST FEATURES Ososo tourist center with its rocky hills, lush greens is a top choice destination for mountain climbers, picnic goers or nature enthusiasts. For people keen on seeing the River Niger, the Ososo tourist center also affords you that panoramic view from the top. BEST TIME TO VISIT It can be visited anytime of the year whenever there is tourist WHO CAN VISIT Historians, Photographers, couples, children (with proper supervision) , tourists, and fun lovers SAFETY It is a Safe location .

Category: Game reserve

Tags: Sightseeing, See wildlife, Relaxation, Explore natures

Benin moat

History of Benin moat Benin moat was built in 1280-1295To serve as a protection against invaders.. It is notable as a cultural and historical edifice for the Benin people. Built by Oba Oguola in 1280-1295. Traditionally called Iya, the Benin moat is one of the largest man-made earthworks. Built before the advent of modern technology or equipments, the wall served as protection for the city against invaders especially the European imperial inavders who were notorious slave hunters. Security/Safety of Benin moat This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Benin moat, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Hiking gear. Mosquito repellant. Things to do while at Benin moat Before heading to Benin moat, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Sight see. Take a landscape picture. Best Features It is an historical monument for the Benin people. Writer's Review To go learn about the history of old Benin city. Most common visitors Historians, Curators, Archaeologists,Tourists are the most common visitors to this place. The Great Benin Moat, a world heritage site- Irabor, an archaelogist.

Category: Nature

Tags: Sightseeing, Explore natures

Okonni Wildlife Sanctuary

ABOUT Jointly owned by the Edo government and the Nigerian conservation fund, the Okonni wild life sanctuary is home to a variety of endangered primates including chimpanzees and white-throated monkeys.Other animal attractions include bush-babies, buffaloes, porcupines and red river hogs.This was built in 1985. It is notable as a conservation center for endangered primate species. SERVICES There are no services rendered here as the forest is not properly managed. BEST FEATURES  It beautiful environment full with all kinds of animals around the forest BEST TIME TO VISIT It can be visited at any time of the year WHO CAN VISIT Historians, tourists SAFETY It is not safe at night as there are no security agents around the forest and one needs to be extremely careful

Category: Game reserve

Tags: Sightseeing, See wildlife, Learn, Explore natures

Emotan Statue

History of Emotan Statue Emotan Statue was built in May 20, 1954. It is notable as a testament to the life and deeds of the woman that was Emotan. Built by John A. Danfor in May 20, 1954. The Emotan Statue is a monument built in honor of the kindness, love and bravery of the trader Emotan who once saved the life of the King of Benin Oba Ewuare. Security/Safety of Emotan Statue This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Emotan Statue, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Camera or a good camera phone. Things to do while at Emotan Statue Before heading to Emotan Statue, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Take pictures. Learn about the history of Emotan. Best Features It is a celebration of love, kindness and bravery. Most common visitors Photographers, Tourists, Curators can be found around here. Emotan, a woman among women- Mr Ohigwere, a curator.

Category: Monument

Tags: Sightseeing, Learn, Explore arts

The Royal palace of the Oba of Benin

History of The Royal palace of the Oba of Benin The Royal palace of the Oba of Benin was built in 1255AD – 1280AD. It is notable as the home of the Oba of Benin and other royal leaders. Built by Oba Ewedo in 1255AD – 1280AD. Located in the heart of Benin, the royal palace is home to the Oba of Benin and other royal leaders. Security/Safety of The Royal palace of the Oba of Benin This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to The Royal palace of the Oba of Benin, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Camera or a good camera phone. Things to do while at The Royal palace of the Oba of Benin Before heading to The Royal palace of the Oba of Benin, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Go on a tour of the palace. Learn about the history of the palace. Take pictures of the architectural designs. Best Features It is a celebration of the rich Benin culture. Writer's Review To go and learn a bit about the rich Benin history. Most common visitors Curators, Archaeelogists and historians are common faces here. Eight things not to do in the oba of Benin palace- Travel guide in 2016.

Category: Palace

Tags: Learn, Explore art, Ceremony, Attend public lecturess

Sanik Hut

History of Sanik Hut Sanik Hut. Local Foods to eat at Sanik Hut Food to try at the Sanik Hut include; Jumble Shawarma Security/Safety of Sanik Hut This is a very safe location. Sanik Hut is a special place, I'm really impresed with their services-Vincent

Category: Restaurant

Tags: Relaxation, Meet friends, Eat, Drinks

Joker Club and Lounge

History of Joker Club and Lounge Joker Club and Lounge. Security/Safety of Joker Club and Lounge This is a very safe location.

Category: Club

Tags: Relaxation, Meet friends, Drink, Dances

University of Benin

About University of Benin The University of Benin fondly called ‘UNIBEN’ was founded primarily as an Institute of Technology in 1970 but was accorded the status of a full-fledged University by National Universities Commission (NUC) on 1st July 1971. It was one of the first few Universities operated by the Federal Government as the Federal Government on the request of the State Government took over the affairs of the institution on 1st April 1975. UNIBEN has a vision to “establish a model institution of higher learning which ranks among the best in the world and responsive to the creative and innovative abilities of the Nigerian people". The University has sought to achieve these by its notable academic adventures trying out a Collegiate system in the early nineties, but reverting back to the Faculty system few years after, leaving out the schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Basic Medical Sciences, and the Institute of Child Health, all situated at the College of Medical Sciences. Today, the University has grown in good strides boasting of over 11 faculties, a college of Medicine, a School of Dentistry, a Postgraduate School, and a number of institutes and centers. UNIBEN offers Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses at various levels accredited NUC and other relevant professional bodies in the Country and Abroad, and is affiliated with local and international bodies such as USAID, Food Foundation, UNCF (United Negro College Fund), RMRDC (Raw Materials Research and Development Council of Nigeria) amongst others in the areas of Agriculture, Public Health and Engineering. UNIBEN is a very large co-educational institution with an enrollment range of 40,000-50,000 students from every state of the nation, Africa and the rest of the world; and this is due to the fact that it has a less selective admission policy, admitting 90-100% of its applicants. Nevertheless, the University has enough provision for its students as it provides several academic and non-academic facilities including, an extensive library, lecture halls and faculty buildings, halls of residence, staff quarters, sports facilities, as well as administrative services. The University of Benin currently ranks as the 12th best University in the Country, and 4,681 in the world, and has over the years produced an extensive alumni list of notable Nigerians. UNIBEN Faculties  The University of Benin offers a wide range of degree programmes in over 15 faculties. One laudable feat by the University is that it also has over 15 Centres and Institutes offering courses leading to officially recognized certificates and degrees. UNIBEN is undoubtedly one the foremost institutions when it comes to high academic standards and excellence and this is evident in all its activities. Find the faculties at the institution below: Faculty of Agriculture Faculty of Arts Faculty of Education Faculty of Engineering Faculty of Environmental Sciences Faculty of Law Faculty of Management Sciences Faculty of Life Sciences Faculty of Pharmacy Faculty of Physical Sciences Faculty of Social Sciences College of Medical Sciences; composed of the following schools; School of Basic Medical Sciences School of Dentistry School of Medical, and Institute of Child Health It’s going to be a tough choice picking a course to study in this institution because there’s a long list of relevant courses to choose from, to ease your search, find the list of courses offered at the University below: Courses Offered at University of Benin The academic departmental courses offered in each faculty is as follows: Faculty of Agriculture: Department of Agronomy is the only course offered in this faculty for now. Faculty of Arts; made up of 7 departments spread out across two main campuses, one at Ekenwan, Benin City, and the other at Ugbowo, Benin. The departments are as follows: -English and Literature -Fine and Applied Arts -Foreign Languages -Linguistics and African Languages -Philosophy and Religions -Theatre Arts and Mass Communication. Faculty of Education, has 10 departments; they are: -Arts and Non-Formal Education -Curriculum and Instructional Technology -Educational Foundations -Educational Management, which offers the following degree courses: Early Childhood Education Economics and Statistics Educational Management Geography Library Information Science, and Political Science -Educational and Evaluation Counselling Psychology -Human Kinetics and Sports Science -Health, Safety and Environmental Education -Vocational and Technical Education. Faculty of Engineering: consists of 8 departments namely; -Department of Mechanical Engineering -Department of Electrical Engineering -Department of Petroleum Engineering -Department of Chemical Engineering -Department of Civil Engineering -Department of Production Engineering -Department of Structural Engineering, and -Department of Computer Engineering Faculty of Social Sciences has 5 departments which include; -Economics and Statistics -Geography and Regional Planning -Political Science and Public Administration -Sociology and Anthropology, and -Social work At the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, we have: -Estate Management -Architecture -Building -Quantity Survey -Urban and Regional Planning… Faculty of Physical Sciences offer departmental courses such as: -Chemistry -Physics -Mathematics -Geology -Computer Sciences… School of Basic Medical Sciences offer courses such as; -Anatomy -Medical Biochemistry -Medical Laboratory Science -Nursing Science -Physiology -Physiotherapy, and -Radiography School of Medicine offer specialized courses such as; -Anaesthesiology -Chemical Pathology -Child Health -Community Health -Haematology -Medical Microbiology -Medicine -Mental Health -Morbid Anatomy -Ophthalmology -Surgery -Radiology…. UNIBEN also offer departmental courses in the faculties of Life Sciences, Management Sciences, Law, and Pharmacy. UNIBEN Facilities Facilities at UNIBEN include, administrative buildings, lecture halls, halls of residence, staff quarters, faculty buildings, a teaching hospital, an online learning management system, an open courseware portal, a library, information and communication centre, a multimedia centre, an Open Educational Resource which provides an online journal system, University of Benin is also home to A Radio Station: The Lagos State University Radio Station 100.1 FM was established in 2014 and started transmission almost immediately; It was established for students of mass communication and other students with a flair for broadcasting to acquire skills and learn as well. The Radio station is situated in Ekenwan Campus, Benin City, Conference halls A multipurpose hall An online service portal for students providing payment services, transcript application, student applications, academic calendars for the academic session; A Fire Service Unit An online Student Registration and Information Portal also called UNIBEN.Kofa And lots more. University of Benin Admission Requirements There are a lot of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that you can study at UNIBEN for both full-time and part-time students (DLI). Although the admission requirements may differ in faculties and programmes, there are still some general requirements that you have to be familiar with if you are thinking of pursuing an academic career at the University. Before listing these requirements, it's advisable that you visit the institution regularly, or more conveniently go through the school’s website for precise details on admission requirement by faculties, the sale of application forms, date of entrance examination and lots more. For Prospective Undergraduates: As a prospective candidate seeking admission in UNIBEN, its advisable that you go through specific admission requirements for the courses offered in the institution on the JAMB website, or the UTME Brochure published every year. Asides this, here are some general requirements: You are required to have at least 5 credit passes in your O’level result or its equivalent at no more than two sittings. The subjects passed should include English Language, Mathematics, and any other three, based on the subject combination for your desired course of study. You must register for JAMB, sit for the examination, and attain the prescribed JAMB cut-off mark for your course. The JAMB Cut-off mark for most of the courses in the institution for the 2017/2018 academic session was placed at 200, but scoring higher in JAMB will give you a better chance of gaining admission. Scoring the prescribed cut-off mark will make you eligible to; Sit for the Post-UTME examination organized by the institution. Bear in mind that you must attain the exact Post-UTME cut-off mark or preferably score higher so as to increase your chances of getting admitted. If successful, your name will come out on the admission list released by UNIBEN and you’ll be informed of subsequent steps to take. Please note that application forms for the 2017/2018 academic session are currently closed. The admission list for the 2017/2018 academic session has been released, and academic activities at the institution are in full swing. Further information about admission in UNIBEN and related news would be posted on the University’s website. For Prospective Postgraduates The University of Benin offers postgraduate programmes at PGD, Masters, and Ph.D. levels. The courses offered in these levels are relatively the similar offered at the Undergraduate level. The admission requirements for PG students at the institution isn’t so different from the general requirements requested in other universities. These requirements may include, obtaining 5 credit passes in SSCE/GCE or other equivalents, having a Bachelor degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division for PGD and Masters students or having a Masters degree with a weighted average score of 60% for Ph.D. programmes. Asides all these, you may be requested to write an entrance examination depending on your proposed programme. Other requirements may also include, NYSC Discharge Certificate/ Exemption letter, and also your academic transcript. It's important to note that application forms for the 2017/2018 academic session are currently closed, and the admission list has been released by the institution. More details about the PG school at UNIBEN, PG admission requirements, programmes available and lots more can be found on the University’s website. The University of Benin website can be found at uniben.edu /. Other Noteworthy Information About UNIBEN “Looking at taking a tour around one of the Largest Universities in the country, or are you a prospective student of the institution? Here are a few things to note: Weather At the University The University of Benin is located in the Southern Region of Nigeria. The season’s unique to this region are the dry and rainy season. The dry season occurs from the month of October to April, while the rainy season occurs from the month of May until early August, with the Harmattan Season occurring between the month of December and February. Security On Campus UNIBEN is located in a very secure location with seasoned security personnel. What To Bring Before heading to UNIBEN, here are some useful things to come along with: Books Educational Materials Research Documents Things To Do Enroll for full-time or part-time course(s) Attend educational and social events Best Time To Visit The University During office hours on weekdays, UNIBEN is open for visits, inquiries, study, and exploration. Most Common Visitors At the UNIBEN Campuses, Students, Academic Scholars, Staffs, and Tourists are the most common faces around. Notable Alumni Nigerian personalities on the list include: -Tom Ilube, Founder, and CEO of Crossword Cyber Security -Osonye Tess Onwueme, Nigerian Writer, and Professor -Emmanuel Uduaghan, Former Governor, Delta State -Richard Mofe Damijo, Nigerian Actor -Josephine Anenih, Lawyer, and Former Minister -Bright Okpocha, Nigerian Comedian -Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), Former Lagos State Government and Current Minister of Power, Works, and Housing in Nigeria. And a host of other prominent Nigerians. Notable Milestones -A Student of UNIBEN Builds a Torchless Phone From Scratch, according to reports online in 2016. -UNIBEN signs affiliation and partnership deals with local and international bodies such as USAID, Food Foundation, RMRDC (Raw Materials Research and Development Council of Nigeria), amongst other organizations in the areas of Agriculture, Public Health and Engineering.

Category: University

Tags: Sightseeing, Read, Meet friends, Learn, Attend public lecturess

SIO Events Centre

History of SIO Events Centre SIO Events Centre. Whatever plan you have for your event, SIO Events Centre is one ideal place that caters to bring it to fruition. Security/Safety of SIO Events Centre This is a very safe location. Dress according to the occassion What To Bring Before heading to SIO Events Centre, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Your Invitation Card Camera to capture the event and lovely sights Best Features This is an executive event place with dual halls for hosting various kinds of events like birthday parties, wedding ceremonies, engagements and receptions, executive meetings, executive parties, AGMs, etc. Writer's Review A luxurious modernly built structure in a clean environment, its interior decor is perfect to suit any grand occasion and leave an impression on guests and invitees. Had my wedding there. It was a glorious day and I thank God for bringing me in touch with SIO Centre-Ademola Imasuen SIO Centre is the biggest event centre in Benin. Everyone knows-Adesuwa Ehiosu

Category: Hall

Tags: Give charity, Eat, Drink, Ceremony, Attend public lecturess

The Emotan Stature

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