In the bible, she is known as the Queen of Sheba. In Nigeria - and specifically in Ogun state- she is called Birikisu Sungbo, and there is a shrine dedicated to her. It is believed that she will answer all your heart's desires if you ask nicely. Worth a try.
History of June 12 Cultural Center June 12 Cultural Center. Built to commemorate the June 12 annulled elections of 1993, this rehabilitated cultural center houses a swimming pool, convention center, an amusement park, and a cinemas Security/Safety of June 12 Cultural Center This is a very safe location.
Category: Cultural centre
Tags: Learn, Explore art, Ceremony, Attend public lecturess
History of Living Faith Tabernacle Worldwide, Otta Living Faith Tabernacle Worldwide, Otta. Reputed as the world's largest church in capacity terms, this is an architectural masterpiece located in Canaanland where people from far and wide come to worship under an holistic atmosphere. Security/Safety of Living Faith Tabernacle Worldwide, Otta This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Living Faith Tabernacle Worldwide, Otta, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Your Bible Best Features This is a vibrant pentecostal place of worship where the ministrations speak to your soul and refreshes your spirituality. Writer's Review It is a place where man meets his maker in fellowship. Most common visitors Christians are the major groups of people who can be seen here.
History of Lisabi Sacred Forest Lisabi Sacred Forest was established. It is notable as the burial place of the great warrior Lisabi the hero of the Egba people. Long long ago in distant Egba land where evil reigned supreme, there was a warrior named Lisabi who rose up to conquer this evil. Upon his death, he was buried in a forest in Ogun and today is known as Lisabi forest and is a popular place where people come from far and wide to visit. Security/Safety of Lisabi Sacred Forest This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Lisabi Sacred Forest, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Mosquito repellant. Light clothing. Hiking gear. Things to do while at Lisabi Sacred Forest Before heading to Lisabi Sacred Forest, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Participate in the Lisabi festival. Best Features It is an historical site. Most common visitors Historians, Fun lovers, Religious leaders.
History of National Museum Abeokuta National Museum Abeokuta was built. It is notable as a historical site for relics and records of the Egba people. Welcome to the Abeokuta national museum which boasts of relics and records from the past that celebrate the rich history of Egbaland. Security/Safety of National Museum Abeokuta This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to National Museum Abeokuta, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Camera or a good camera phone. Things to do while at National Museum Abeokuta Before heading to National Museum Abeokuta, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Visit the different galleries. Learn about the history of Egba land. Best Features It is a place that celebrates our rich Nigerian, Yoruba history Writer's Review To go learn about the rich history of our land. Most common visitors Curators, Historians, Tourists are visitors to this place. The carvings are so African!- Lizzy, an European curator.
History of Centenary Hall Centenary Hall was built in 1930. It is notable as the symbol of the Egba people's settlement in Abeokuta. Built by Department of works in 1930.
The centenary hall was built as a testament to the resilience and prosperity of the Egba people. It marks 100 years of settlement of the Egba people in Abeokuta. Security/Safety of Centenary Hall This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Centenary Hall, here are some helpful things to take along with you: A digital camera with solid batteries. Things to do while at Centenary Hall Before heading to Centenary Hall, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Appreciate the superior architecture. Take pictures of the building. Document about it. Best Features It celebrates the rich Egba history. Writer's Review To learn and document the Egba history. Most common visitors Curators, Historians, Tourists. Centenary Hall, a place where history meets the present- Ebere, newsspeak writer.
Category: Town Hall
Tags: Sightseeing, Learn, Ceremony, Attend public lecturess
History of Osuuru water spring Osuuru water spring was discovered. It is notable as a spring with healing prowess. The Osuuru spring is said to have no apparent source and flows even in dry seasons. Adventurous visitors are welcome to find the source. That is, if they can. Security/Safety of Osuuru water spring This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Osuuru water spring, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Swimming gear. Hiking gear. Mosquito repellant. Things to do while at Osuuru water spring Before heading to Osuuru water spring, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Drink the spring water. Take a dip in the spring pool. Get a landscape picture. Best Features It is a beautiful tourist spot. Writer's Review To go and experience nature like never before. Most common visitors Tourists, Adventurers are the type of people that come here. The spring water is cool, refreshing and clean!- Ope, a lifestyle blogger.
History of Oyan Dam Oyan Dam was built in 29th march, 1983.. It is notable as the primary source of raw water for Abeokuta and Lagos cities for various daily essentials. The Oyan dam was built primarily to supply raw water for both Lagos city and Abeokuta. Recently, its potential for irrigation and hydroelectric power supply is under investigation. Security/Safety of Oyan Dam This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Oyan Dam, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Camera with a change of batteries. Things to do while at Oyan Dam Before heading to Oyan Dam, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Take a picture of the dam. Best Features It is an important structure for the people of Abeokuta and Lagos. Most common visitors Engineers, Government officials, Tourists. Oyan dam overflows every rainy season- Ebere, a resident near Oyan dam.
ABOUT Omo Forest Reserve is a preserved area of tropical rainforest in the Nigerian state of Ogun, in the south-west part of the country. It is located about 135 km (84 mi) northeast of Lagos and 80 km (50 mi) east of Ijebu Ode. This nature reserve covers an area of 130,500 hectares (322,000 acres). The average rainfall is around 2,000 mm (80 in). The terrain is largely flat and well-drained, with some low rolling hills, and forms part of the Omo River watershed. This forest reserve consists of a large area of tropical rainforest covering 130,500 hectares (322,000 acres). In the northern part of the reserve, the vegetation consists of a dry evergreen mixed deciduous forest, while in the south, it consists of a moist, mixed, semi-deciduous forest. Parts of the reserve consist of primary forest with mature trees, especially near the watercourses. However, large portions have been disturbed, with the felling of the original trees and the establishment of plantations. At the centre of the reserve, a plot of 640 hectares (1,600 acres) has been designated a strict nature reserve SERVICES There are no services rendered here as the forest is not properly managed. BEST FEATURES It has a very beautiful
green environment 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
ABOUT The Ota farm owned by the former president Olusegun Obasanjo is one of the largest farms in Nigeria boasting of a variety of poultry, livestock and food products.The mission of Obasanjo farms is to view agriculture as a vital and profitable industry as well apply its use to all spheres of life. Agriculture requires the introduction of technology and organization of entrepreneurship. It contributes to the improvement of living standards and should provide for both the current generation and the future generations. Olusegun Obasanjo Farms are located in different parts of the country. They are managed by high-class experts in the agricultural field. Professionals from other economic sectors related to agriculture are also involved in their operations. The production of agricultural goods is carried out on more than 30 thousand hectares of land. More than 5500 workers are employed on the farms. SERVICES Obasanjo Farms fields of activity Obasanjo Farms produce agricultural products and goods such as: Eggs for food Incubator, Chickens of different ages, Cultivation of field crops, Pig breeding, Rearing of poultry for slaughter and breeding, Cattle growing for meat and dairy products, Forage grass Breeding of rabbits, Fish fattening BEST FEATURES They are managed by high-class experts in the agricultural field. Professionals from other economic sectors related to agriculture are also involved in their operations. BEST TIME TO VISIT Monday to Friday from 8am - 5pm and Saturdays by 9am - 2pm WHO CAN VISIT Farmers SAFETY There is no treat of safety in the palace
History of St. Peter Cathedral St. Peter Cathedral was built in 1898. It is notable as the oldest house of worship in Nigeria. Built by Early missionaries in 1898.
Looking to attend a service in Abeokuta? Where better than the St. Peter cathedral, the first and oldest church in Ake, Abeokuta and Nigeria. Security/Safety of St. Peter Cathedral This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to St. Peter Cathedral, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Rosary. Hymn book. Things to do while at St. Peter Cathedral Before heading to St. Peter Cathedral, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Say a prayer. Admire the architecture. Best Features It is an historical site. Writer's Review To go say a prayer or attend a service. Most common visitors Pastors, Architects, Religious faithfuls. The Cathedral of St. Peter at Ake, Abeokuta, is the oldest church in Ake, the oldest church in Abeokuta, the oldest church in Western Nigeria- Kola, a travel blogger.
History of Sungbo Eredo Sungbo Eredo was built in the 10th centuryas a monument to Sungbo and as a spiritual fortification round an ancient Kingdom. It is notable as the largest known ancient man-made structure in sub-Saharan Africa Built by Bilikisu Sungbo (the locals claim she is the fabled biblical Queen Sheba and koranic Bilqis) in the 10th century.
Essentially, it is a moat with an earth wall alongside it. A 100-mile-long wall forming a rough circle enclosing roughly 400 square miles, whose construction began a millennium ago, this is one of the largest monuments in sub-Saharan Africa Security/Safety of Sungbo Eredo This is a very safe location. ensure you go along with a local guide and be prepared for insects and other animals as it is a rainforest What To Bring Before heading to Sungbo Eredo, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Hiking boots A map Camera Things to do while at Sungbo Eredo Before heading to Sungbo Eredo, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Visit the locals and learn their history from them Take a hike in the rain-forest and view the monument Best Features This outstanding monument is a rampart or system of walls and ditches. Its vertical sided ditches of hardened laterite (natural soil mixture of clay and iron-oxides) show how the ditch profiles were originally dug. Together with the bank of spoil heaped up on the inner side, the combined height can be as much as 20 metres. Trees above this gigantic ditch help protect its sides from the forces of nature. The grave of Bilikisu is located in Oke-Eiri inside Sungbo's Eredo. It is an important site of pilgrimage among the locals. Most common visitors It is frequented by archaeologists, adventurers, traditional worshipers and adventurers. Eredo Journal; A Wall, a Moat, Behold! A Lost Yoruba Kingdom - New York Times, Sept 20, 1999 What is exciting about this for me is that we are beginning to bring out the tremendous political and cultural achievements of black Africa - Dr Patrick Darling of Bournemouth University