History of Bible Site, Araya Bible Site, Araya. Attracting many Christian pilgrims, especially during the Easter season, a copy of the Holy Bible is believed to have descended upon this spot miraculously in August 1914. Security/Safety of Bible Site, Araya This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Bible Site, Araya, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Camera to capture the sights and take selfies with Best Features The story of this Bible site is one of intrigue and wonder. After early missionaries came to Araya Village, they received visions and dreams to expect an unknown miraculous gift. During those times, the locals carried their yield from their farms to the nearby creek for transportation. On a rainy day while two women were on this task, they found an open Bible on their yam which although the surrounding were wet, the Bible was dry. Shocked with this discovery, they carried it along and after deliberation with the village heads, took to the White missionaries. From there, the Bible was lost, assumingly in transit to England. Years later, it was decided to commemorate the exact spot of the Bible discovery site. If the Bible is still around as I strongly believe, it will one day come back to Araya. All that is left for us is to praise and glorify God’s name, in Araya-Mr. Osima
History of Expatriates Graves, Asaba Expatriates Graves, Asaba. A reminder of British colonial presence in Asaba, the Expatriate Graveyard is the resting place of missionaries and colonial workers that came to Asaba as agents of British rule. Security/Safety of Expatriates Graves, Asaba This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Expatriates Graves, Asaba, here are some helpful things to take along with you: A camera if you fancy documenting your visit Best Features This well-kept graveyard houses about 17 graves. It is where early missionaries and colonial workers were buried after landing in Asaba from the River Niger. Although many of the inscriptions on the graves have been sun-bleached, a few f these perfectly crafted tombstones still retain their legibility which show a brief biographical information on the men who were buried here. Writer's Review Unlike other historically significant grave sites in the country, this one is well groomed daily. The garden is mowed and the flowers are pruned. It is evident that the management of the site make cleanliness a priority. The clean yard with the calmness and tranquility the neighboring River Niger offers gives one hope that the sojourners are resting in peace. There are 17 graves here and they are all well preserved by us. We always ensure that the surroundings are well kept so that it would attract people rather than do the opposite-One of the guides to me
History of Mungo Park House Mungo Park House was built in 1886. It is notable as first headquarters of the Royal Niger Company and Nigeria’s first political headquarters in 1900 Built by Royal Niger Company in 1886.
Built to commemorate the famous explorer Mungo Park, this structure was the first government house in Nigeria. Security/Safety of Mungo Park House This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Mungo Park House, here are some helpful things to take along with you: A camera to capture and appreciate significant historic events Best Features Although built primarily for palm kernel business, it became the seat of the Southern Nigeria government. It has been used over the years by various governments - Western and local. It was used as an Orphanage, Women Development Centre, Water Board and now a monument for keeping relics and articrafts of the decades past. The sophistication of this pre-fabricated storey building lies in the fact that the materials consisted mainly of well-processed wood. The materials were cut to sizes and treated in Europe, and imported just to be coupled together in the country to form the weather-beaten structure. The house was erected with stout and cooked wooden palm carefully arranged vertically and horizontally, with the staircase using nuts and bolts to join the wooden palm together. Writer's Review A tour of Asaba's historic and cultural gems will be greatly incomplete without a stop here to see the second half of the power-house that created what later became Nigeria.