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Idanre Hills
Idanre Hills

Idanre Hills

Nature

Ondo

2

Sightseeing, See wildlife, Play, Meet friends, Explore nature

About Idanre Hills Idanre Hills, also known as Oke Idanre, is located in the quiet town of Idanre local government and paints the landscape with its beauty. It is a cultural, economic and lifestyle lodestone to its community. It has about 667 steps, including five resting points, which are set at about 100 meters apart from each other. You are welcome to climb if you dare.  Idanre hill is one of the most awesome and beautiful natural landscapes in Nigeria and its existence is surrounded by many myths and beliefs of its people. With different stories to be told about the hills, tourists should anticipate hearing and sighting the 9 wonders of Idanre: "Ibi Akaso" (The Steps), The King's Palace, Agboogun’s Legacy, Unreadable signs, Agboogun's footprint, The wonderful mat, "Omi Aopara" (Aopara Water), The Orosun Hill and Arun river.  History of Idanre Hills Reverend Gilbert Carter led the team of missionaries that discovered Idanre hills and introduced it to western civilization in 1894. Idanre people used to live high up on the hills, in an area which is now known as Old Oke-Idanre. History has it that the old Idanre people descended the hills and resettled at the present foothill location of Idanre town. It is said that every street in the new Idanre town has a replica at the Old-Oke Idanre and every family has been allowed to retain ownership of their family houses at the Old enclave.  Security/Safety of Idanre Hills This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Idanre Hills, here are some helpful things to take along with you: climbing gear shorts  slippers first aid box Things to do while at Idanre Hills Visiting Idanre Hills probably gives you a lot of excitement. Here are things you can do there: mountain climbing take landscape pictures Listening to tour guides give tales of the hills

Owo museum of antiquities
Owo museum of antiquities

Sightseeing, Relaxation, Learn, Explore art, Attend public lectures

History of Owo museum of antiquities Owo museum of antiquities was built in 1968 to accommodate the antiquities which were formerly in the Olowo Palace. It is notable as the site of significant archaeological and ethnographic material discovered in the Owo area. It was built by the Department of Antiquities of the Nigerian government. Located In the palace of the Olowo monarch, the Owo museum is the link between the past and the present with the aim of passing on history to future generations. Security/Safety of Owo museum of antiquities This is a very safe location. There are however rules that you must follow as described by the museum guards. One important rule is: Do not touch any of the artifacts What To Bring A camera- create your own art in a room full of art. Things to do while at Owo museum of antiquities See the fossil collection See the Terra Cotta gallery Best Features It is a sanctuary of Nigerian, Yoruba history. Writer's Review To learn about Nigerian history. Most common visitors Inquisitive tourists and Ethnographic researchers. Owo museum: a peep into early African civilization- Punch, 2014.

Cave of Ashes Isarun
Cave of Ashes Isarun
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Sightseeing, See wildlife, Play, Meet friends, Explore nature

History of Cave of Ashes Isarun Cave of Ashes Isarun was discovered in 1922 as a tourist attraction. It was discovered during a hunting expedition. It is notable as one of the key sources of information about the history of West Africa built by Chief Obele. It is called "Iho Eleeru" in Yoruba and its translation is literally Cave of Ashes.  Not many people know that a cave in Ondo played a huge role in the documentation of the archaeological history of West Africa with the discovery of bones of prehistoric man, dated as far back as 9200B.C. The Cave of Ashes is a must-see for tourists, historians and archaeologists. Security/Safety of Cave of Ashes Isarun This is a very safe location but... Do not enter the cave without a guide What To Bring Before heading to Cave of Ashes Isarun, here are some helpful things to take along with you: A pair of climbing shoes Shorts First Aid box Come with someone- the aesthetics will be better appreciated with a friend. Things to do while at Cave of Ashes Isarun Take photos of the Cave; inside and outside. Best Features It is a historic site where the first man on West African soil was discovered. Most common visitors Archaeologists, Historians, Tourists. Engulfed by the Rich Belly of Iho-Eleeru Cave in Ondo State, South-West Nigeria- The title of a post detailing a visit to the cave by Naija Treks in 2012.

Ebomi lake
Ebomi lake

Ebomi lake

Nature

Ondo

2

Sightseeing, Play, Meet friends, Explore nature

History of Ebomi lake Ebomi lake was discovered in Ipesi Akoko local government. It is notable as a tourist and relaxation center. The Ebomi Lake, also known as the bottomless lake, is an ideal destination for tourists, photographers and nature lovers with its beautiful scenery and range of available wildlife. Security/Safety of Ebomi lake This is a very safe location. Don't wander off without a guide. What To Bring Before heading to Ebomi lake, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Swimming gear Shorts A camera with good batteries A Friend- the experience is best shared! Things to do while at Ebomi lake Enjoy the ambience of the lake See the wild life-Antelopes, Bush pigs and mischievous Squirrels Best Features It is a quiet and relaxing place Writer's Review To come and reconnect with nature. Most common visitors Tourists, Fun seekers, Nature enthusiasts The lake was originally called Abami which means mysterious but was then changed to Ebomi in recent years- My tour guide explained the history of the lake to me.

Igbo Olodumare
Igbo Olodumare

Igbo Olodumare

Monument

Ondo

2

Sightseeing, Explore nature, Explore art

History of Igbo Olodumare Igbo Olodumare is notable as the setting for the popular book 'The forest of God'. Igbo Olodumare is famed to be home to demons, spirits and other supernatural beings. Located in Ondo state, adventurers, tourists are welcome to confirm this myth, after all, seeing is believing. Security/Safety of Igbo Olodumare This is a very safe location. Don't wander off alone What To Bring Before heading to Igbo Olodumare, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Sunscreen A pair of sunglasses- for sun rays and for that banging selfie look! Camera with good batteries A bottle of water will help a lot. Things to do while at Igbo Olodumare Enjoy the ambience of nature See the wildlife Best Features It is a cultural heritage site Most common visitors Historians, Nature enthusiasts, Photographers Exploring the Wilds of Igbo-Olodumare: The Forest of a Thousand Demons --An excerpt from an article by Naija treks in 2011.

Glass Hall Event Centre
Glass Hall Event Centre

Work, Sightseeing, Meet friends, Learn, Ceremony, Attend public lectures

History of Glass Hall Event Centre Glass Hall Event Centre was established in 2015 to meet the unexpected high demands of the public for event purposes. Built by Ondo State Government. This marvelous centre is the second phase of 'The Dome' masterplan by the Ondo State Government. Security/Safety of Glass Hall Event Centre This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Glass Hall Event Centre, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Camera to capture the sights and take selfies with Things to do while at Glass Hall Event Centre Appreciate this architectural masterpiece Host corporate and social events Best Features This edifice, worth a whooping N10 billion, occupies a 36.05-hectares of land and is mostly made of combined steel and glass materials, with little cement works. Writer's Review Spotting a cosmopolitan look, it is one of the attractions Ondo State has to offer. So if you find yourself in Akure, add this to your 'To-See' list and marvel at this picturesque structure.

O2 Base Arena
O2 Base Arena

O2 Base Arena

Lounge

Ondo

1

Relaxation, Play, Meet friends, Eat, Drink, Dance, Ceremony

About O2 Base Arena O2 Base Arena. Easily the best lounge in Akure Shopping Mall, this classy and refined lounge crowns the allure of the mall. Security/Safety of O2 Base Arena This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to O2 Base Arena, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Cash or Debit/Credit card A dining companion Camera to take those food selfies for Instagram and Snapchat Best Features Distinguished from other lounges with its plush leather booths, rich paneling, and an intimate V.I.P. Lounge, O2 Arena is a premium lounge frequented by socialites, executives, and an opulent crowd. Writer's Review They host different shows and live bands that entertain guests and sets the tone for a memorable night of fun, more fun, and much more fun. The bar is gracious, the price offer is moderate and fair, and above all the staff are not only professional but effective-Felix Sha'adu A nice place to be-Adams Saliu

EFYx Health Club and Spa
EFYx Health Club and Spa

EFYx Health Club and Spa

Spas, Saunas and Wellness centre

Ondo

1

Relaxation, Play, Meet friends, Healthcare, Exercise

About EFYx Health Club and Spa EFYx Health Club and Spa. From your first visit to this state-of-the-art fitness megaplex, EFYx Health Club and Spa opens up as a fitness/fun destination. Security/Safety of EFYx Health Club and Spa This is a very safe location. Best Features Set within a lush natural picturesque atmosphere of the unbeatable outdoor ambiance of bamboo, green lawn, and garden dotted with flowers, palms, and banana trees, this is a serene urbane leisure spot sending mixed signals by making you work a sweat and rewarding you with utmost relaxation and pampering. Writer's Review EFYx also provides you with sumptuous and healthy food-mix varieties cooked by expert Chefs and served with a gourmet standard. There are options for delivery and eat-in services. To complement your total experience, The Fruit Bar at EFYx offers exotic ranges of fresh fruits, juice and smoothies to please your taste buds. That's my spot. All day, any day-Amaka Uche Olumba

Akure Township Stadium
Akure Township Stadium

Akure Township Stadium

Sport arena

Ondo

2

Stadium, Relaxation, Play, Meet friends, Explore nature, Eat

About Akure Township Stadium Akure Township Stadium. It is the home stadium of Sunshine Stars F.C. of the Nigerian Premier League and has seating capacity for 10,000 spectators. Security/Safety of Akure Township Stadium This is a very safe location. Best Features This stadium features an astroturf football pitch in a magnificent main bowl, a well-covered spectators arena and sitting terraces, an Olympic-sized swimming pool among other first-class facilities. Akure stadium is better than what we faced in Congo – Olisema Cyril What is on ground here in Akure is enough for anybody to give express approval to the stadium to be used for any sporting event, not only football. The facilities on ground are in good shape to host major sporting events-Elder Mike Adeyeye

Filmhouse Cinema, Akure
Filmhouse Cinema, Akure

Filmhouse Cinema, Akure

Cinema Hall

Ondo

2

See a movie, Play, Meet friends, Eat, Drink

History of Filmhouse Cinema, Akure Filmhouse Cinema, Akure. What more is better than your popcorn, a drink, your squad and the latest Box Office movie?. Filmhouse Cinema has all you need in abundance to give you the best viewing pleasure. Security/Safety of Filmhouse Cinema, Akure This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Filmhouse Cinema, Akure, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Cash or Debit/Credit card 3D glasses if you have Student ID Card Best Features Come in an experience astonishing luxury seating, great sound and visual quality and an all-new movie experience here. Keep up with the latest Nollywood, Hollywood, Chinese and even Bollywood movies in an environment built to maximize your movie adventure. Filmhouse Cinema is a nice place to enjoy movies. You can book your even ticket online at your own convenient time-Obianuju Maureen Awesome. Can't forget my experience watching the GOD OF EGYPT 3D. Very awesome!-Seed Kelvin Iberry

Federal University of Technology, Akure
Federal University of Technology, Akure

Work, Sightseeing, Read, Meet friends, Learn, Attend public lectures

About The Federal University of Technology, Akure This University, fondly called ‘FUTA’ was founded by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 1981 with the intention of creating universities that specialized in producing graduates with practical as well as theoretical knowledge of technology. Currently ranked as the 9th best University in Nigeria, FUTA seeks to become a “World Class University of Technology and a Centre of excellence in training research, and service delivery”, having over 7 schools, including the school of postgraduate studies, offering accredited training and certificate programmes. The Federal University of Technology Faculties And Courses The institution has over seven schools offering about 40 departmental courses in various disciplines. They include: School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology Agricultural Extension and Communication Technology Agricultural and Resource Economics Animal Production and Health Crop, Soil and Pest Management Food Science and Technology, e.t.c School of Engineering and Engineering Technology Agricultural Engineering Civil Engineering Electrical and Electronics Engineering Mechanical Engineering, e.t.c School of Sciences Biochemistry Computer Science Biology Chemistry Microbiology, e.t.c School of Management Technology Project Management Technology Transport Management Technology Library Management Technology Entrepreneurship Management Technology. School of Earth and Mineral Sciences Applied Geophysics Applied Geology Meteorology Marine Science and Technology, and Remote Sensing and Geoscience information system. School of Environmental Technology Architecture Building Technology Estate Management Industrial Design Quantity Survey Urban and Regional Planning Survey and Geoinformatics FUTA Admission Requirements Admission requirements are fairly strict and depend on the courses available. The University offers admission for both Pre-degree, Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes. The Federal University of Technology, Akure Admission Requirements For Undergraduates 100 Level Entry Students: Applicants must possess a minimum of 5 credits in SSCE/GCE O’LEVEL/NECO/NABTEB or equivalents at no more than two (2) sittings obtained in subjects relevant to the proposed field of study. The 5 credits must compulsorily be in Mathematics, English and 3 other related subjects. In addition, applicants must register, sit for and attain the prescribed cut-off mark (usually 200) in UTME, and also prepare for a screening process organized by the school. 200 Level (Direct-entry) Students: Applicants must have a National Diploma, which should come from a recognized institution in Nigeria. Applicants are required to have a Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE) in a subject(s) related to the proposed field of study with a minimum of one unit and two (2) passes. The Federal University of Technology, Akure Admission Requirements For Masters Applicants are required to have a first degree from a University recognized by the Senate of FUTA in a related field of study. A Postgraduate Diploma in a related field from a University recognized by the school would also be an added advantage. The Federal University of Technology, Akure Admission Requirements For PhD. Candidates applying for the Doctor of Philosophy degree programmes must possess a master's degree with a minimum score of not less than 60% or a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.5 on a 5-point scale, in a relevant field of study from a University recognized by the Senate of FUTA. Applicants are to also forward transcripts of their academic records, three (3) referee’s reports, with (2) preferably acquainted with the candidate's academic works. Applicants are also advised to prepare for an interactive session with the school of postgraduate studies. Applications for the 2017/2018 academic session are currently closed, but FUTA is open to inquiries on admission details, process and inquiries, and sale of application forms into Certificate, Diploma, Undergraduate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters and PhD programmes. The Federal University of Technology, Akure portal is a tool which provides up to date information targeted at verified students and members of the institution and can be found at futa.edu.ng . FUTA Facilities In addition to the numerous centres located in the University, FUTA is also home to a lot of service infrastructures and utilities. They include an extensive library for research and study, accommodation for both staffs and students, faculty buildings and lecture halls, a health centre, sporting facilities, a radio station, a water bottling factory, a bakery, a wildlife park, a teaching and research farm, and lots more. Things To Know About FUTA For travellers who intend to visit and for prospective students, here are a few awesome things to know: Security Adequate security is provided at the institution. Individuals are still advised to be vigilant. Best Time To Visit During office hours on weekdays, the University is open to inquires, study, and exploration. Most Common Visitors At the University, students and staffs are the most common faces around. Best Features FUTA stands out as one of the leading technology-based institutions in the country and is extremely keen on providing academic excellence and deep learning to its students.  

Smokin Hills Golf Resort
Smokin Hills Golf Resort

Smokin Hills Golf Resort

Sport arena

Ondo

15

Relaxation, Play, Meet friends, Golf club, Explore nature, Eat

History of Smokin Hills Golf Resort Smokin Hills Golf Resort was built in 2012. Built by Chief Michael Ade Ojo in 2012. Either you're visiting, looking for a place to tee-off the day's stress, or a golf enthusiast searching for an international standard golf course, you really can't look past Smokin Hills Golf Resort. It blends the modernity of a golf course with the tranquility of the ancient town. Security/Safety of Smokin Hills Golf Resort This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Smokin Hills Golf Resort, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Golf equipment Swim wear Hiking boots Things to do while at Smokin Hills Golf Resort Before heading to Smokin Hills Golf Resort, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Enjoy the beautiful scenery Play some golf Best Features The greenery at this resort is particularly breathtaking in the morning, against the back drop of smoke that wafts in the air just after dawn. The golf course has been carefully carved out of 140 acres of surrounding jungle and rolling hills which emit smoke early in the morning, the phenomenon from which the resort drives its name. Writer's Review Anyone who wants to make a getaway from their hectic schedule will definitely call this place a haven. Most common visitors Golfers, Bird watchers. "Certainly this is the most ambitious golf facility in Nigeria and West Africa in modern times.Smoking Hills is a golfers' delight - every hole requires deft play and the course is a physical challenge. I salute Chief Ade-Ojo whose personal resourses gave birth to this wonderful course. It's still evolving but in another 3 years will certainly be one of the must-play courses in Africa. Foooorrre!"