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Owu Waterfalls

History of Owu Waterfalls Owu Waterfalls was discovered in 1976 in Isin local Government. Owu waterfall is the highest and most spectacular natural waterfall in West Africa. With its Ambience, cool environs and lush tributes to nature, everyone is invited for a dip. Security/Safety of Owu Waterfalls This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Owu Waterfalls, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Camera Swimming gear Things to do while at Owu Waterfalls Before heading to Owu Waterfalls, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Take a dip in the water Take pictures of the surroundings Most common visitors Fun seekers, nature lovers

Category: Waterfall

Tags: Swim, Sightseeing, Relaxation, Meet friends, Explore natures

Asa Dam

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Asa Dam

History of Asa Dam Asa Dam was builtto increase the supply of portable water by approximately 50,000 cubic metres per day, to the towns within the state.. It is notable as the source of portable drinking water for the Kwara community, Source of irrigation water for farming, Fisheries, Live stock development. Asa dam in all its splendor is the largest source of portable drinking water for the Kwara community and also the source of water for irrigation, Fisheries and Live stock development. Security/Safety of Asa Dam This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Asa Dam, here are some helpful things to take along with you: A camera Best Features It is the source of clean water fro communities. Writer's Review For people who haven't or can't go to the famous Kainji dam, this is as close as it gets. Most common visitors Adventurers, Tourists FG approves 6 billion for Asa dam reconstruction in 2012-Vanguard news

Category: Dam

Tags: Sightseeing, Relaxation, Meet friends, Explore natures

Imoleboja Rock shelter

History of Imoleboja Rock shelter Imoleboja Rock shelter was discovered. Lover of nature and picnics? The Rock shelter is an ideal place for picnics, and birdwatching with the elevation and serenity it affords. Tourists and nature lovers are welcome. Trivial: Imoleboja means 'God has built us a house'. Security/Safety of Imoleboja Rock shelter This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Imoleboja Rock shelter, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Climbing gear Light clothing Mats A camera with a change of batteries. Things to do while at Imoleboja Rock shelter Before heading to Imoleboja Rock shelter, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Bird watching Take a really cool selfie! Take a landscape shot. Best Features The serenity it affords to either picnic, appreciate nature or meditate. Writer's Review To go and appreciate nature. Most common visitors Fun lovers, Nature lovers, Couples, Photographers. Please, please i am scared of heights, don't let me fall-- My date to me at the Imoleboja Rock shelter This rock is a testament to nature's unrivaled beauty- My words at the end of the tour.

Category: Nature

Tags: Sightseeing, Relaxation, Meet friends, Explore natures

Dada Pottery

History of Dada Pottery Dada Pottery was built. It is notable as one of the largest and oldest pottery making institution. Security/Safety of Dada Pottery This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Dada Pottery, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Good camera phone or a camera Things to do while at Dada Pottery Before heading to Dada Pottery, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Buy some of the pottery works. Pay Owo Iya (matriach levy) Learn about the history of pottery making. Best Features It is a place that celebrates the rich Ilorin pottery making culture. Writer's Review To go learn and experience the rich pottery making history of Ilorin. Most common visitors Curators, Historians, Photographers. Dada Pottery: Where women potters hold sway- Ilorin news info 2014. The pottery works are almost like those of the creator who was the first potter- Yemisi, one of the potters to me.

Category: Cultural centre

Tags: Sightseeing, Relaxation, Learn, Explore art, Ceremonys

Jebba

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Jebba

History of Jebba Jebba was documented. It is notable as the site where the ship wreck of Mungo park occurred. Jebba is home to relics and monuments highlighting past interactions with Europeans and Colonial masters. Security/Safety of Jebba This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Jebba, here are some helpful things to take along with you: A pair of sunglasses. Face cap or hat Things to do while at Jebba Before heading to Jebba, here are some helpful things to take along with you: See Mungo parks' cenotaph. See the SS spring ship wreckage from when Mungo park tried to discover the source of River Niger. Best Features It is an historical site preserved in the present. Writer's Review To go and learn about River Niger's history and to go have fun. Most common visitors Tourists, Historians, Archaeologists. Jebba is an historical site that highlights our extended contact with the 'oyinbo' people- A friendly Jebba resident to us as we asked for places to visit.

Category: Town

Tags: Work, Sightseeing, Meet friends, Explore nature, Ceremonys

Esię Museum

History of Esię Museum Esię Museum was built in 1945to preserve the beautiful stone images of Esię.. It is notable as the home of beautiful soap stone images. Built by Colonial masters in 1945. Did you know that the Esię museum was the first museum in Nigeria? Built in 1945, the museum once housed a thousand tombstone images representing human beings and is famed to have the largest collection of soapstone images in the world. Security/Safety of Esię Museum This is a very safe location. don't leave your belongings unattended to. What To Bring Before heading to Esię Museum, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Camera phone Face cap or hat Things to do while at Esię Museum Before heading to Esię Museum, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Take pictures of the art works Best Features The history it contains. Most common visitors Curators, Archaeologists,Historians. These soap works are almost life like!- My reaction when i got to the museum

Category: Museum

Tags: Sightseeing, Relaxation, Meet friends, Learn, Explore arts

Okuta Ilorin

History of Okuta Ilorin Okuta Ilorin was documented in 16th century. Long ago before the invention of sharpening steels for knives. a man known as Ojo Isekuse who was one of the founding fathers of Ilorin deviced a method for sharpening his knives with the use of a stone. It was from the activity of the knive sharpening that the name of the town Ilorin was formed. Security/Safety of Okuta Ilorin This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Okuta Ilorin, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Mats Climbing gear Things to do while at Okuta Ilorin Before heading to Okuta Ilorin, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Take a landscape picture Enjoy the ambience. Best Features It is an historical site for the people of Ilorin. Writer's Review To go and see where Ilorin got its name from Most common visitors Historians, Curators, Archaeologists. Ilorin is infact a shortened form of “Ilo-irin” (object for grinding metal)- Our tour guide to us.

Category: Nature

Tags: Sightseeing, Relaxation, Meet friends, Explore natures

University of Ilorin

About University of Ilorin The University of Ilorin, also known as Unilorin was established in 1975, it is a public non-profit educational institution. The University started off with its first set of 200 students in three (3) faculties; Faculty of Arts, Science and Education on a portion of the temporary campus of the Kwara state polytechnic which was the only campus of the University until January 1982 when it moved to a permanent and conducive site due to the influx of more students to the institution. Following the addition of more faculties and departments over the years, Unilorin currently has over fifteen (15) faculties, a college of health science, two (2) institutes, and a school of postgraduate studies. These faculties offer over 60 departmental courses recognized by the National Universities Commission (NUC) for various undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs which run for 3-5, or 6 years depending on the course undertaken. Unilorin is located in Ilorin, Kwara state, Nigeria. It was one of the first few institutions established by the Federal Military Government of Nigeria in 1975 and has since risen up the ranks to be one of the best and most sought-after universities in the country. With an enrollment range of 25,000-29,999 students, Unilorin was rated as the best University of 2014/1015 academic session according to the 4IC rankings. Currently, the University ranks as the 5th best in the country, and 2,002 in the world according to the 4IC.org ranking. The University has a selective admission process with prospective students having to meet up with the prescribed JAMB cut-off mark, and also pass the entrance examination in order to be eligible for admission. The University of Ilorin provides academic and non-academic facilities to staff and students alike. These facilities range from conducive lecture halls, halls of residence, state of the art library, sporting complex, financial aids/ scholarship, and a host of other high-end facilities. Faculties At The University of Ilorin Unilorin offers widely accepted programmes and courses accredited by NUC and other national, and international accreditation bodies. Unilorin boasts of having over fifteen (15) faculties, and a college of Health Science with departments in related fields of higher learning for Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees. The faculties include: Faculty of Agriculture Faculty of Arts Faculty of Communication and Information Science Faculty of Education Faculty of Engineering and Technology Faculty of Environmental Science Faculty of Life Science Faculty of Law Faculty of Management Science Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science Faculty of Physical Science Faculty of Social Science Faculty of Veterinary Medicine College of Health Science Courses offered At The University of Ilorin The University offers accredited courses under over fifteen (15) faculties. Some of the courses offered for Undergraduate degree program include: Faculty of Agriculture B. Agriculture B. Forestry and Wildlife B.Sc. Agricultural extension and community development B.Sc. Food Science B.Sc. Home Economics Faculty of Arts Department of English Department of French Department of Arabic Department of Linguistics and Nigerian Languages Department of Performing Arts Department of Religion Department of History Faculty of Communication and Information Science Department of Computer Science Department of Information and Communication Science Department of Library and Information Science Department of Telecommunication Science Faculty of Education Department of Adult and Primary Education Department of Science Education Department of Educational Management Department of Arts Education Department of Counsellor Education Department of Human Kinetics Education Department of Educational Technology…. Faculty of Engineering and Technology Department of Chemical Engineering Department of Biomedical Engineering Department of Mechanical Engineering Department of Civil Engineering Department of Agricultural Engineering Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering Department of Food and Bioprocess Engineering….. Faculty of Environmental Science Department of Urban and Regional Planning Department of Quantity Survey Department of Estate Management Department of Architecture…. Faculty of Law Department of Public Law Department of Private and Property Law Department of Business Law Department of Islamic Law Department of Jurisprudence and International Law Faculty of Management Sciences Department of Accounting Department of Business Administration Department of Finance Department of Public Administration Department of Marketing Department of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Biotechnology Department of Pharmacognosy and Drug Development Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practise Department of Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy Department of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology Faculty of Physical Science Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry Department of Mathematics Department of Physics Department of Statistics Faculty of Social Science Department of Economics Department of Geography Department of Political Science Department of Sociology Department of Psychology Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Department of Veterinary Anatomy Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine Department of Veterinary Pathology Department of Veterinary Microbiology Department of Veterinary Theriogenology and Production College of Health Science Broadly divided into two faculties: Faculty of Basic Medical Science, Faculty of Clinical Science Faculty of Basic Medical Science Department of Anatomy Department of Hematology Department of Chemical Pathology Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology Department of Physiology Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics Faculty of Clinical Science Department of Medicine Department of Anaesthesia Department of Paediatrics Department of Behavioural Sciences Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine Department of Nursing Department of Ophthalmology Department of Otorhinolaryngology Department of Radiology The school of postgraduate studies also offers degree programmes for some of these courses, and the University has various centers and institutes issuing certificates to successful participants. It is important to note that Unilorin is a Federal University, and as such, all the courses available at the institution are accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC) and other relevant accreditation bodies.   Admission Requirements Into The University of Ilorin Admission requirements into Unilorin is a rigorous and selective process, with various faculties and departments having their own admission requirements. I’ll be dropping some general admission requirements for both prospective undergraduates and postgraduates. Admission Requirements for Undergraduates: Prospective candidates must obtain a minimum entry level requirement of 5’ Credits in SSCE/GCE/O’ level or its equivalent at no more than two sittings. The subjects passed must include a compulsory credit in Mathematics, English, and three other relevant subjects. Candidates must also sit for the compulsory JAMB examination, and must attain the prescribed cut-off mark. In addition, Unilorin conducts screening examination for all candidates at various schedules and the dates will be conveyed back to successful applicants. Application forms for 2017/2018 academic session are currently closed. Further information about subsequent application process for prospective undergraduates can be found at https://uilugportal.unilorin.edu.ng/ Admission Requirements for Postgraduates: Prospective candidates are advised to go through the University’s website for further information about the degree programs and courses offered for postgraduate programs. A general requirement for applicants include the following: Candidates must be available when purchasing the application form and present their NYSC discharge certificate or exemption letter. It is expected of candidates to fill the application form online and also scan original copies of relevant credentials. A hardcopy of the application form and all supporting documents should be forwarded to the secretary, school of postgraduate studies, and transcripts from institutions, forwarded to the HOD of the department of your choice. All candidates must also possess 5 O’ level credits in English, Mathematics and three other relevant subjects. Candidates for the Master degree program who are graduates of Unilorin or other recognized Universities must possess a minimum of Second Class Lower, and must be applying for programmes in which they had their first degree. Applicants wishing to be admitted into programmes other than their first degree can also be admitted provided they pass the Senate approved qualification examination. Applicants for Ph.D. degree programme must have a Master degree from the institution or any other institution recognized by the Senate with an average score of at least 60%. Qualification interviews and assessment would also be conducted for short-listed candidates by the relevant department. Application forms for Masters/ Ph.D. for the 2017/2018 academic session is currently closed. Further information about the postgraduate admission process into Unilorin can be found at https://www.unilorin.edu.ng/index.php/e-notices/5818-admissions-into-postgraduate-programmes-in-the-2017-2018-academic-session Unilorin portal can be found at www.unilorin.edu.ng Facilities at The University of Ilorin The University is located in a large expanse of land and as such houses so many buildings and amenities. The facilities at the University include: academic and residential buildings, halls of residence, lecture halls and theatres, the University of Ilorin is also home to a A seven-storey senate complex The main University library A Sugar Research Institute Works yard Student canteens Conference rooms Multipurpose Auditorium The University just completed a 2,000 seat multipurpose auditorium for academic lectures, events, and other social activities. Other Noteworthy's About University of Ilorin “For travelers who intend to visit/prospective students of the institution, here are some things to note”: Safety/Security Unilorin is in a very secure location, with experienced security personnel offering maximum security. Things to do while at the University Make extensive use of the library for study and research. Get a degree. Make inquiries. Carry out a demographic student survey. Attend educational, social and religious events. What to Bring Books and other educational materials. Most Common Visitors Staff, Students, Education enthusiasts and Researchers are the most common people that you will find on campus. Best Features Unilorin is a top class institution, one of the best in the country. The University offers the best in social and academic events with a promise to make you come back again. School Fees at Unilorin The University of Ilorin provides convenient tuition fees for prospective and returning students of the institution. A more detailed list of the fees for students can be found at http://uilugportal.unilorin.edu.ng/charges.php Notable Alumni Some notable alumni of the institution: Nkem Owoh; Nollywood actor. Femi Adebayo; Nollywood actor. Sarah Alade; Former acting Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria. Johnson Bamidele Olawunmi; Former Director General, National Youth Service Corps. Josephine Obiajulu Odumakin; Nigerian women’s rights activist. Charles Ayo. Ezekiel Adebiyi. Akin Odebunmi. And a host of other reputable Nigerians. Dress Code At the University According to a recent addition to the student dress code requirement of the institution banning the use of hair attachments on its campus, students would have to swallow the bitter pill of receiving stiff penalties if found flouting any of these rules. More detailed information about the Dress code at Unilorin can be found at http://www.unilorin.edu.ng/index.php/e-notices/6210-university-of-ilorin-dress-code Writer’s Review Unilorin is an institution to go to and get quality education.

Category: University

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

Viva cinema

History of Viva cinema Viva cinema was built in May 22, 2015.. It is notable as a fun place. Viva cinema offers the best in cinematic experience to lovers of movies, couples on a date or people just hoping to relax. Come in and see your favorite stars come alive on the big screen or travel to different parts of the world while still remaining in your seat. Security/Safety of Viva cinema This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Viva cinema, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Cash. Atm Things to do while at Viva cinema Before heading to Viva cinema, here are some helpful things to take along with you: See a movie. Go on a date. Best Features It is a place to go relax and unwind from the stress of work or school. Writer's Review To go and enjoy a movie or just relax. Most common visitors Fun lovers, Couples, Tourists are the people you can find here. Viva cinemas is simply the best!- Ronke, a student of Unilorin.

Category: Cinema Hall

Tags: See a movie, Play, Meet friends, Eat, Drinks

Palms Shopping Mall, Ilorin

History of Palms Shopping Mall, Ilorin Palms Shopping Mall, Ilorin was established in 2012. Boasting a 12,000 square meter shopping space, this mall is a joint venture between the Persianas Group and Kwara State Government. Security/Safety of Palms Shopping Mall, Ilorin This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Palms Shopping Mall, Ilorin, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Cash or Debit/Credit card Things to do while at Palms Shopping Mall, Ilorin Before heading to Palms Shopping Mall, Ilorin, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Eat out with friends and family Watch a movie Patronize the various stores

Category: Mall

Tags: Sightseeing, See a movie, Meet friends, Eat, Drink, Buy/Sells

Kwara Stadium

History of Kwara Stadium Kwara Stadium was built. It is notable as the home of Kwara Football club. This is a multi-use stadium for matches, events and the home stadium of Kwara United F.C and ABS F.C Security/Safety of Kwara Stadium This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Kwara Stadium, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Vuvuzela. Face cap or hat. Things to do while at Kwara Stadium Before heading to Kwara Stadium, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Watch a football match. Bond with fellow fans. Take cool selfies! Best Features It is a place to bond with fellow fans. Writer's Review To go and experience the thrill of a football match. Most common visitors Football enthusiasts, Sport bloggers, Passionate fans. Township stadium is where passion comes alive- Tony, a football analyst.

Category: Sport arena

Tags: Stadium, Relaxation, Play, Meet friends, Explore nature, Eats

Sobi Hill

History of Sobi Hill Sobi Hill was discovered. It is notable as a place to enjoy a great view of the city of Ilorin. The view of Ilorin from Sobi hill is said to be unrivaled. Visitors are welcome to climb whether for the view, spiritual reasons or just to get in touch with nature. Security/Safety of Sobi Hill This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Sobi Hill, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Climbing gear. Digital camera with solid batteries. A bottle of water in your backpack will go a long way. Face cap or hat. Things to do while at Sobi Hill Before heading to Sobi Hill, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Take a landscape shot. Enjoy the ambience. Say a prayer. Best Features The view from here is priceless! Writer's Review To go and enjoy the view, ambience or say a prayer. Most common visitors Photographers, Religious leaders can be found here. Sobi Hill, where religion has no boundary- I.K, a photographer.

Category: Nature

Tags: Sightseeing, Relaxation, Meet friends, Explore natures