Have you ever heard about Nok art? You have to live it to know it. No amount of literature can capture the culture that has been around for more than 2,500 years. If you are in the area, you should see the minaret - an elevation for sighting incoming enemies, now a prime tourist lodestone.
Kajuru Castle with its ancient themed design is a breath of fresh air in our fast paced modern world.
Kofar Gamji park
Kofar Gamji park with its serenity and beautiful scenery is the perfect getaway spot for picnics, parties or meditation. With the wide range of activities offered, you are assured of a good time.
Kamuku National Park
The Kamuku national park is home to a variety of wild life and fauna and was built to preserve rare plant species. The Kamuku people are notable for their pottery, weaving and mat making.
Emir of Zazzau Palace
The Emir is the traditional ruler of the Zaria Emirate, also known as the Zazzau. The palace located in the old part of Zaria city is close to the Zaria Forest Reserve.
The ear splitting sound as one approaches the fall, the sparkling bubbles of water flowing from atop hard rocks and striking severe at its base to form a pool which flows down the slope to create a rainbow-like mist which appears and disappears and the coolness of the falls are some of the things that add to the scenic beauty that has made the fall a popular tourist destination.
Ahmadu Bello Stadium
This is a 16,000 seating capacity multi-use stadium named after the first and only premier of the Northern Nigeria region, Sir Ahmadu Bello
Fifth Chukker Polo and Country club
Chukker Polo club opens its doors to people interested in a variety of equestrian sports, or in need of veterinary care or just looking to relax in the serene gardens. Come in, there is something for everyone.
Kaduna Golf Club
This seemingly quiet club has won lot more laurels and trophies than any other Nigerian golf club, and most of the best golfers doing great in the country are said to be past members of the club.
Located in the city of Kaduna, this is a tourist site for the populace and also a testament to the superior architectural prowess of the colonial era.
Kaduna River is a major tributary located in central Nigeria and is the major source of fishing and also transportation of local produce.
Kaduna Polo Club
About Kaduna Polo Club The game of Polo is one which isn't very popular in Nigeria and is slowly fading out and to this cause comes the Kaduna Polo Club the foremost Polo club in Nigeria,it aims at keeping and enforcing the life in this game in the nation.It is the home to 6 polo teams and is a very interesting place to visit,the Kaduna polo club also offers other services like horses on hire for the tourists and horse lovers and veterinary services as well Safety Kaduna Polo Club is a safe place to visit Things to do At the Kaduna Polo Club,visitors could do the following things; 1. Attend a polo tournament 2.Hire and ride a horse on your own 3. Buy any equestrian item 4. Take your pet to the veterinary hospital at the club 5. Have Fun What to Bring While heading to the Club,you could go along with a riding companion,protective gear for horse back riding,a camera to take cool pictures and spare cash Best Features The Polo club is home to 6 polo clubs and participates actively in the national polo tournament that holds a week in November annually.It also hires out horses to individuals Best Time to visit Best time to visit wold be around November annually when the national polo tournament holds,you could also visit during the days to ride solo Most Common visitors Common visitors are polo riders,animal lovers,families on vacation,tourists and fun lovers.
About Barcode Lounge Barcode Lounge is Nigeria's premier destination for lunch, happy hour, dinner and late night relaxation located in Barnawa, Kaduna. Barcode provides comfort built on a high-end backdrop of marble, open-air and illumination. A no cover/no dress code policy promotes a relaxing vibe in a modern setting. The music format is generally top 40/pop-house/popular hip-hop/naija latest jamz/old skool. Barcode Lounge offers the best of Nigeria sports bars and Nigeria lounges rolled into a sophisticated place suitable for a night out with the well respected big girls/guys or a date with that special someone. Amenities includes Full Menu, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Valet, Bottle Service, Kitchen until midnight. Safety There is no threat to safety here. Things to Do Things to do at the lounge include; partying, dancing, drinking, hanging out with friends, going on a date, enjoying the nightlife. What to Bring Before heading to Barcode Lounge, here is a list of things to take along with you; cash or credit/debit cards, group of friends to hangout with. Best Features The venue boasts a 45 ft bar, HDTV’s, massive booths, a lounge area with dining area/dance floor. Best Time to Visit Barcode Lounge Barcode Lounge operates 24 hours everyday but the best time to visit the lounge in the evening/night. Most Common Visitors Lovers, couples, friends, class groups are the most common visitors at the lounge. Why You Should Visit Unwind and escape the hustle and bustle of the day.
The Castle Lounge
Ahmadu Bello University
About Ahmadu Bello University Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) located in Zaria “the City of Knowledge” is a federal government owned and operated institution with a vast background. Following the recommendation of the Ashby Commission report, to create a University in Northern Nigeria, the University was established on October 4, 1962, and was widely regarded as the “University of Northern Nigeria” until it was renamed after the Sardauna of Sokoto, Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello, the first premier of Northern Nigeria. ABU operates two campuses: the main campus in Samaru, a suburb of Zaria in Kaduna State, and Kongo (a mini-campus) located in Zaria. The main campus houses the administrative offices and the faculties of education, arts and languages, life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, engineering, agricultural sciences, environmental design, medicine, and research facilities. The Kongo campus is home to the faculties of Law and Administration. ABU also has a pre-degree school located in Funta and is in charge of other institutes and centers situated in various locations. The University has suffered its own share of political instability due to “its national character” (in drawing students and staff from diverse ethnic groups and race) but still claims to be the largest and most extensive University in Sub-Saharan Africa. This can be said to be true as the University runs a wide variety of Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes, also offering associate degrees and other vocational and remedial programmes. The courses offered at ABU are officially accredited and recognized by the National Universities Commission (NUC) and other relevant professional bodies leading to recognized degree programmes. ABU is a very large co-educational institution with an enrollment range of 30,000-35,000 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. ABU currently ranks as the 2nd best University in the Country, and 1,189 in the world, and has over the years produced an extensive alumni list consisting of notable and prominent Nigerian. Ahmadu Bello University Faculties ABU boasts of been the largest institution in Nigeria, with over 82 Academic Departments, 12 Faculties, and 12 Research Institutes and Centers. The University has the following faculties. Faculty of Arts Faculty of Administration Faculty of Agriculture Faculty of Education Faculty of Engineering Faculty of Environmental Design Faculty of Law Faculty of Medicine Faculty of Science Faculty of Social Sciences Faculty of Pharmacy; and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Courses Offered At Ahmadu Bello University As stated earlier, ABU has over 82 academic departments in various faculties. Here are some of them: Faculty of Administration, we have; -Accounting -Business Administration -Local Government and Development Studies -Public Administration Faculty of Agriculture -Agric Economics and Rural Sociology -Agronomy -Animal Science -Crop Protection -Plant Science -Soil Science Faculty of Arts consists of the following departments: -African Languages and Cultures -Arabic -Archeology -English -French -Hausa -History -Theatre and Performing Arts Faculty of Education includes the following departments: -Arts and Social Science Education -Educational Foundation and Curriculum -Educational Psychology and Counselling -Library and Information Science -Physical and Health Education -Science Education -Vocational and Tech Education Faculty of Engineering -Agricultural Engineering -Chemical Engineering -Civil Engineering -Electrical and Computer Engineering -Mechanical Engineering -Metallurgical Engineering -Water Resources and Environmental Engineering Faculty of Environmental Design, we have; -Fine Arts -Architecture -Building -Geomatics -Quantity Survey -Urban and Regional Planning... At the Faculty of Law, you can offer: -Civil Law -Commercial Law -Private Law -Public Law, and -Sharia Law Faculty of Science offer departmental courses such as; -Biochemistry -Botany -Biological Sciences -Chemistry -Geography… Faculty of Social Sciences, we have; -Economics -Mass Communication -Political Science -Sociology And other departmental courses at the faculties of Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, and Medicine. Ahmadu Bello University Admission Requirements Studying in ABU, you have to be conversant with the programmes offered in each faculty in order to choose correctly your desired course. The University has a long list of courses offered for both undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, a detailed list on this has been provided above; take time to go through it before making a decision. It’s also advisable that you frequent the institution, make inquiries or more conveniently, visit the school website for reliable information on admission process in the institution, and for other news. For Prospective Undergraduates: As a prospective candidate seeking admission in Ahmadu Bello University, 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. This would 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 comes out on the admission list released by ABU and you’ll be informed of subsequent steps to take. Please note that application forms for the 2017/2018 academic session are currently closed. Further information about admission in ABU and related news would be posted on the University’s website. For Prospective Postgraduates ABU 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. More details about the PG school at ABU, PG admission requirements, programmes available and lots more can be found on the University’s website. Ahmadu Bello University website can be found at abu.edu.ng . Ahmadu Bello University Facilities ABU is home to the following: administrative buildings, lecture halls, halls of residence, staff quarters, student and staff portals, faculty buildings, research centres and institutes, an ICT centre, a teaching hospital, a farm, cafeteria’s and canteens, an online learning management system, an open courseware portal, a library, an Open Educational Resource which provides an online journal system, and lots more. Other Noteworthy Information 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 ABU experiences weather conditions accustomed to its location in Zaria. Zaria, one of the largest cities in Nigeria possess a tropical continental climate with a pronounced dry season lasting up to seven months (October-May). During the dry season, a cool period is usually experienced between November and February, and this emanates from the influence of the North-easterly winds. The rainy season also comes and lasts from May to September, sometimes extending to October. It's also advisable to note that the University experiences its own fair share of harsh weather conditions. Security On Campus ABU is located in a very secure location with seasoned security personnel. What To Bring Before heading to Ahmadu Bello University, 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 Notable Alumni ABU has an extensive alumni list, here are a few prominent Nigerians on the list: Atiku Abubakar GCON, Former Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria Namadi Sambo, Former Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria Samuel Oboh, Renowned Architect Oladipo Diya, GCON, Former Vice President/CGS, Federal Republic of Nigeria Turai Yar’Adua, Former First Lady of Nigeria Nuhu Ribadu, Former EFCC Chairman Jerry Gana, Former Information Minister Mohammed Bawa, Former Ekiti State Governor Abubakar El-Kanemi, Shehu of Borno Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, Current IGP, Nigeria Police Force. And a host of other reputable Nigerians holding it down in their diverse fields. Best Features ABU is the largest University in Nigeria and the second largest in Africa covering a land area of 7,000 hectares and encompassing 12 academic faculties, a large and prominent teaching hospital, a postgraduate school and 82 academic departments. Writer’s Review Ahmadu Bello University campus creates a stunning backdrop for all that happens within the University, offering unparalleled resources to the University community, including laboratories, libraries, museums and research centers to support scholarly work in any field or discipline. ABU student experience is characterized by unlimited possibilities and after graduation, students join the ABU Alumni Association, which has nearly 360,000 alumni worldwide including Head of States, Governors, Prominent personalities in the private sector and many more.
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