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International Institute of Tropical Agriculture
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

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

About International Institute of Tropical Agriculture International Institute of Tropical Agriculture. Interested in Agricultural research? Or fun-seeking? The international institute of Tropical Agriculture provides an avenue for those seeking to have fun or for those interested in Agricultural research to explore their reasons. The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), as a non-profit institution, works to create agricultural innovations that can provide solutions to Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. The main focus of IITA is to ensure that there is food security for now and the future in many countries in Africa of which Nigeria is one. Agriculturists would fall in love with this place upon visiting. Security/Safety of International Institute of Tropical Agriculture This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, here are some helpful things to take along with you: camera swimming gear Relaxation gears Things to do while at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture Here are things you can do at IITA: bird watching walking with the wild.

National Library of Nigeria, Ibadan
National Library of Nigeria, Ibadan

Work, Read, Meet friends, Learn

About National Library of Nigeria, Ibadan National Library of Nigeria, Ibadan was built in 1964. It is notable as a repository of knowledge where various educational materials can be accessed by the public. It was built by the Federal Government of Nigeria. The national library is a local repository of knowledge created by the government to allow accessibility of educational materials to Nigerians. Security/Safety of National Library of Nigeria, Ibadan This is a very safe location. What To Bring library card. Things to do while at National Library of Nigeria, Ibadan Borrow a book. Read a book. Donate a book or books to the library. Best Features It is a knowledge bank. Writer's Review To go and search there for old, rare copies of books. Most common visitors Historians, Librarians, Researchers. If you are ever looking for a copy of any book published in the 60's, the national library is your best bet- Chief librarian of the national library.

IITA Forest
IITA Forest

IITA Forest

Game reserve

Oyo

27

Sightseeing, See wildlife, Meet friends, Explore nature

ABOUT The IITA Forest Unit at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture headquarters in Ibadan, Nigeria, was set up on 1 January 2015 to succeed the Forest Project. Its mission is to manage and utilize forest resources for conservation, research, and education. The Ibadan campus covers 1000 hectares (2470 acres) of which about 350 hectares (865 acres) are forested. The largest forest fragment is known as the IITA Forest Reserve. This, together with lakes and ponds, farmland and gardens, provides habitats for many different plants and animals that were once common but have declined or disappeared through expansion of the surrounding city. In particular, it is recognized globally as an Important Bird Area (IBA) and for this reason, the Forest Unit focuses on birds. They run an Ornithological Monitoring project, organize the Ibadan Bird Club and bird-related activities for Schools Conservation Clubs, carry out IBA monitoring, and hold workshops for young ornithologists and birdwatchers. With support from IITA and donors, the Forest Unit has developed a Botanical Nursery& Garden which produces trees for reforestation and landscaping, traditional Yoruba medicinal herbs and vegetables, and ornamental plants for the home, office, and garden.   SERVICES There are no services rendered here.   BEST FEATURES IITA Forest has it beautiful environment filled with all kinds of animals around the forest. BEST TIME TO VISIT IITA Forest can be visited at any time of the year. WHO CAN VISIT Historians, Photographers, tourists, students, researchers, campers, bird watchers and adventurous people are always present here. SAFETY IITA Forest is not safe at night as there are no security agents around the forest and one needs to be extremely careful.

Agodi Park
Agodi Park

Agodi Park

Park

Oyo

0

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

About Agodi Park Agodi Park was built in 2014. It is notable as the crown of the Senator Abiola Ajimobi administration. Boasting of a water park, zoo, playgrounds, picnic open grounds and a restaurant, this is a beautiful haven tucked in the ancient city of Ibadan with one word in mind; Leisure. Security/Safety of Agodi Park This is a very safe location. What To Bring Camera Debit/Credit Card Swimming suits Picnic bag Change of clothes Things to do while at Agodi Park Go sightseeing Have a picnic Take a dip in the pool Let your kids play in the equipped playground Grab a meal in the restaurant or surrounding food vendor stands Best Features This is a paradise where nature soothes its visitors. Writer's Review Take a vacation here.

Old Oyo National Park
Old Oyo National Park

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

About Old Oyo National Park Old Oyo National Park is notable as a habitat for rare plant species and wildlife. Derived from Oyo-lle (Old Oyo), the ancient political capital of the Oyo Empire of the Yoruba people, the old Oyo city is home to the national park with its variety of wildlife and rare plant species. Security/Safety of Old Oyo National Park This is a very safe location. What To Bring Climbing shoes. Hiking gear. Sunscreen. Things to do while at Old Oyo National Park Bird watching. Take a landscape shot. Take pictures of the wildlife. Best Features It is a good place to get in touch with nature, meditate or just enjoy the scenery. Writer's Review To go and get in touch with nature. Most common visitors Tourists, Historians, Curators. Old Oyo Park: Where history blends with nature - Vanguard news, August 2014.

Cocoa House
Cocoa House

Cocoa House

Building

Oyo

1

Work, Sightseeing, Explore nature

History of Cocoa House Cocoa House was built on July 30, 1965. It is notable as the first sky scrapper in tropical Africa. Built by Cappa and D’Alberto company on July 30, 1965. Cocoa house is a testament to the once-lucrative cash crop era of Nigerian history. It was built from the revenue from cocoa, timber, rubber production and was the first sky scrapper to be built in tropical Africa. Security/Safety of Cocoa House This is a very safe location. Things to do while at Cocoa House See a movie at the cocoa mall. Visit the Odu'a musuem. Visit the Kokodome restaurant. Best Features It is a historical site. Writer's Review To go and see the first sky scrapper in tropical Africa. Most common visitors Historians, Shoppers, Tourists. Cocoa House : Tropical Africa’s First Skyscraper- Whatsupibadan article in 2013.

University of Ibadan
University of Ibadan

University of Ibadan

University

Oyo

1

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

About University of Ibadan The University of Ibadan, popularly known as UI was founded in 1948 and is widely referred to as the first University in Nigeria. The University of Ibadan has its origin from the Yaba College which was founded in 1932. UI initially took off with academic programmes in Arts, Science, and Medicine, but is now a comprehensive citadel of learning with academic programmes in over thirteen faculties. The faculties of the Basic Medical Science, Clinical Science, Public Health, and Dentistry are organized as a College of Medicine. The main thrust of UI for the 21st Century is “to be a world-class institution for academic excellence geared towards meeting societal needs”. Today, the University is consistently ranked among the prestigious Universities in the World, with a reported figure of over 3,500 matriculating yearly. UI is located five miles (8 kilometers) from the center of the major city of Ibadan, Oyo State.   Notable alumni’s of the University of Ibadan includes J.P Clark, Wole Soyinka, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Chinua Achebe, Christopher Okigbo, Elechi Amadi, Sophie Oluwole, Michael Omolewa, Niyi Osundare, Femi Osofian, Chukwuemeka Ike, and a host of others.     Faculties at the University of Ibadan UI boasts of over thirteen faculties and relevant courses in various fields of study. They include: Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry Agriculture Economics Agronomy Agricultural Extension Rural Development and Animal Science Forest Resources Management Teaching and Research Farm Faculty of Arts Religion Studies Theatre arts Classics Arabic and Islamic studies English History Faculty of Education Adult Education Guidance and Counselling Early Childhood and Educational Foundation Social work Educational Management Faculty of Law Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Faculty of Science Archaeology and Anthropology Geology Geography Botany Mathematics Computer Science Microbiology Physics Statistic Chemistry Statistics Zoology Faculty of Social Science Economics Psychology Geography Political Science Sociology Faculty of Technology Agricultural and Environmental Engineering Civil, Petroleum, Mechanical and Chemical Engineering Food Technology Industrial and Production Engineering Wood product Engineering Technical Support Unit   Other faculties include: Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources Faculties at the College of Medicine Include: Faculty of Pharmacy Faculty of Public Health Faculty of Basic Medical Science Faculty of Clinical Sciences Faculty of Dentistry     Admission Requirements for University of Ibadan Requirements for Undergraduates UI offers admission for courses in the faculties enlisted above. It is important for applicants to know the subject combinations for each department as advertised in the JAMB brochure. Candidates must obtain a minimum of 5 Credits in their O’Level results with compulsory credit in Mathematics, English and 3 other relevant subjects. Applications for the 2017/2018 academic session is currently closed, but the University website can be visited for more information. Direct entry-level applicants with the following criteria may be considered: HND holders with Upper-Class Credit in a related field. OND holders. HND holders with two credit pass in appropriate disciplines.   Requirements for Postgraduate Students The University of Ibadan Masters Degree program is offered in different programs, namely: Full-Time program, Part-Time program, and Occasional studded program. The student must have satisfied the requirements of the postgraduate school for him/her to be granted admission into the full-time program. Applicants considering a master's degree program at UI should take note of the following: You must have graduated from the University of Ibadan or other recognized University in Nigeria, or in countries around the World. The UI Faculty of Postgraduate Committee is saddled with the responsibility of determining admission requirements and finalizing the admission list. Aspiring Students can download the application form for the University of Ibadan Masters Degree program from the website www.pgschool.ui.edu.ng . The cost of the application form may vary from time to time.   UI also offers Open Distance Learning (ODL) learning programs, and admission for this program is currently ongoing, the website https://dlc.ui.edu.ng/?p=apply can be visited for more information about the admission process.   The University of Ibadan official website can be found at https://ui.edu.ng/   Facilities At The University Of Ibadan Facilities at the University of Ibadan include lecture halls, halls of residence, academic and staff units, library. UI is also home to the following:   Radio Station, DIAMOND 101.1 FM Botanical Garden Zoological Garden University of Ibadan Press UI Servicom Works and Maintenance Unit The Bookshop The Sports Council The Computing Centre; And a host of other facilities.   Other Noteworthy Attractions At UI For travelers who intend to visit UI or for prospective students, here are some things to know about the institution. Safety/Security The University of Ibadan offers 24 hours security in the vicinity and the halls of residence. What To Bring Before heading to the University of Lagos, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Books and other educational materials. A camera for taking fun pictures. Things To Do While At UI These are some of the things you can do while you’re here: Enrol for a full time or part-time program. Write Admission examination into various programs. Sightseeing. Recreational activities. Make inquiries. Best Features At UI UI houses over twelve (12) Halls of residence. It is a historical landmark. The Zoological Garden. The Botanical Garden. Most Common Visitors Lecturers, students, researchers, and tourists are the people you will see at the University. Newsworthy Happenings On May 29, 2017, the management of the school stopped academic activities for Undergraduate Students due to a protest by the student union over the failure of issuing identity cards to students, and an outlaw of electrical appliances in the University. On June 9th it was announced that the school will be reopened on the 20th, but school activities didn't start until the 2nd of July. Weather At The University Of Ibadan The atmosphere at UI is quite serene and calm. The University is located in the Western region of Nigeria, where there are two seasons; the dry and rainy seasons, which come at different times.  

National Museum of National Unity
National Museum of National Unity

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

History of National Museum of National Unity National Museum of National Unity is a center for the preservation and celebration of Nigerian culture. The National museum of unity is home to priceless historical artifacts that celebrate the rich historical culture of the Nigerian people. It is divided into four sections namely, uniity gallery, masquerade gallery, pottery gallery and Yoruba gallery. Security/Safety of National Museum of National Unity This is a very safe location. What To Bring A camera or camera phone. Things to do while at National Museum of National Unity Visit the art galleries. Learn about the rich history. Appreciate the various pottery work. Best Features It celebrates the rich diverse history of Nigeria and the Nigerian people. Most common visitors Curators, Historians, Tourists are the most common visitors here. The masquerade gallery celebrates various spirits and exotic masks used by them-Ibinu, my tour guide.

Mapo Hall
Mapo Hall

Mapo Hall

Hall

Oyo

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Sightseeing, Meet friends, Explore art, Ceremony, Attend public lectures

History of Mapo Hall Mapo Hall was built on October 5, 1929, by Engineer Robert Taffy Jones. It is known as a center for social events in Ibadan. Mapo Hall is a colonial-style building located atop Mapo hill in Ibadan, Nigeria. It is said that no political rally is complete without a stop at Mapo hall. Security/Safety of Mapo Hall This is a very safe location. What To Bring Agbada or other native attires. Things to do while at Mapo Hall Attend a wedding Organize a wedding. Take beautiful pictures or selfies. Best Features It is a place for social events. Writer's Review To go for Saturday owambe! Most common visitors Caterers, Wedding guests, Politicians are the usual faces here. If your wedding is not at Mapo hall, it is not a wedding- Nancy, an event planner.

Bower's Tower
Bower's Tower

Bower's Tower

Monument

Oyo

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Sightseeing, Relaxation, Play, Explore nature

History of Bower's Tower Bower's Tower was built in 1930 by Ibadan Native Authority. The Bower's tower is the highest hilltop in Ibadan giving a panoramic view of the city and important points in the city like University College Hospital (UCH), University of Ibadan, Adebayo, Cocoa House, Dugbe Market , Agodi Gardens, Iwo Road, Ife Road, Olorunsogo and the defunct Lagos /Ibadan Toll Gate and guess what? It is the perfect spot for that sweet selfie! Security/Safety of Bower's Tower This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Bower's Tower, here are some helpful things to take along with you: A digital camera or nice camera phone. Things to do while at Bower's Tower Here are a few things you can try at Bower's Tower: Enjoy the view. Take a landscape shot. Best Features The view from here is priceless. Writer's Review To go and see the city of Ibadan from a different angle. Most common visitors Photographers, Tourists. The view from here is unrivaled!- Muhammed, a photographer.

University of Ibadan Zoological garden
University of Ibadan Zoological garden

See wildlife, Relaxation, Meet friends, Learn, Explore nature

History of University of Ibadan Zoological garden University of Ibadan Zoological garden was built in 1948. It is notable as a place for education, conservation and fun. Built by Department of Zoology. The Zoological garden at the University of Ibadan is home to a variety of endangered animals and plant species. It was built as a conservation center and also for education purposes. Visitors and tourists are also welcome. Security/Safety of University of Ibadan Zoological garden This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to University of Ibadan Zoological garden, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Face cap or hat Things to do while at University of Ibadan Zoological garden Before heading to University of Ibadan Zoological garden, plan to do these: See the lions! Visit the baboons! Take pictures of wildlife. Best Features It is a place where man meets nature. Writer's Review To go and see and appreciate the variety of wildlife on offer. Most common visitors Photographers, Tourists. Nature enthusiasts. "When the lion roared, I felt something move in me- Kunle"- a first-year veterinary medicine student.

Heritage Mall
Heritage Mall

Heritage Mall

Mall

Oyo

0

Sightseeing, Meet friends, Eat, Drink, Buy/Sell

History of Heritage Mall Heritage Mall was built in 2013. It is notable as a shopping and relaxation destination. Built by Messr L’Dalberto. The largest shopping mall in South-West Nigeria is a shopper's delight offering the best in food, electronics, movies and lifestyle products. Security/Safety of Heritage Mall This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Heritage Mall, here are some helpful things to take along with you: The whole family. Friends A Shopping List. Things to do while at Heritage Mall Before heading to Heritage Mall, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Grab a bite at the food court. Go window shopping. Take a shop rite selfie. Best Features It offers a wide range of products ranging from food to electronics to lifestyle products. Most common visitors Shoppers, Families. Fun lovers are the most common people to find here. Heritage mall is one of the hotspots in Ibadan- Ope, a resident of Ibadan.