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Chief Nana's Palace
Chief Nana's Palace

Chief Nana's Palace

Palace

Delta

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About Chief Nana's Palace Chief Nana's Palace. It is notable as a living history museum. Chief Nana's Palace is a living history museum dedicated to the life and deeds of Chief Nana of Olomu, a powerful nineteenth-century entrepreneur who is notable for his extended contact with the British Empire. Security/Safety of Chief Nana's Palace This is a very safe location. What To Bring Camera to capture the sights and take selfies with Things to do while at Chief Nana's Palace See Chief Nana's belongings and artefacts from that period Learn about Benin history Best Features Nana Olomu was born into the Itsekiri community of Jakpa around 1852. He was a merchant who later became the fourth Itsekiri chief to hold the position of Governor of Benin River. Although born as "Eriomala", he became known by his pet name "Nana". Writer's Review As a reflection of the grandeur of his achievements, Nana built this magnificent edifice at the turn of the century. It houses his personal effects and evidence of his contact with the Queen, administrators and traders of the British Empire. This Palace has now become recognized and approved as one of the national monuments.

Iga Idungaran
Iga Idungaran

Iga Idungaran

Palace

Lagos

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History of Iga Idungaran Iga Idungaran was built in October 1, 1960. It is notable as it is an administration center. Built by Abubakar Tafawa Balewa in October 1, 1960. The Iga Idungaran palace home to the Oba of Lagos with its superior architectural display and rich history is a must-visit for visitors and locals. Security/Safety of Iga Idungaran This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Iga Idungaran, here are some helpful things to take along with you: A friend- the experience is best shared A camera with spare batteries Things to do while at Iga Idungaran Before heading to Iga Idungaran, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Learn about the history of the palace Learn about the culture of the people Greet the Oba Best Features It is a landmark of Yoruba history. Writer's Review To learn about the rich Yoruba history. Most common visitors Curators. Historians Angry youths threaten to raze Akiolu's palace.

Gidan Rumfa
Gidan Rumfa

Gidan Rumfa

Palace

Kano

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History of Gidan Rumfa Gidan Rumfa was built in Late 15th century. It is notable as the home of the Emir. Built by Muhammed Rumfa in Late 15th century. Gidan Rumfa also known as Emirs palace is an architectural masterpiece that has housed Emirs since as far back as the late fifteenth century. Security/Safety of Gidan Rumfa This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Gidan Rumfa, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Light clothing as it can get very hot Sandals Face cap or hat Good camera phone or camera Best Features It is an architectural masterpiece. Writer's Review To go and learn about the lives of past Emirs. Most common visitors Curators, Historians Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido arrives at Kano Palace- Sahara Reporters news 2015.

Sultan of Sokoto Palace
Sultan of Sokoto Palace
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History of Sultan of Sokoto Palace Sultan of Sokoto Palace was built in 1808. Built by Sultan Bello in 1808. The palace is home to the Sultan of Sokoto, the traditional and spiritual ruler of the Sokoto Caliphate who historically holds the most important Muslim position in Nigeria. An imposing and magnificent building, it has drawn Muslim pilgrims and tourists alike to Sokoto. Security/Safety of Sultan of Sokoto Palace This is a very safe location. Go with a tour guide or local to know your Do's and Don't's What To Bring A head shawl Camera to capture your visit Things to do while at Sultan of Sokoto Palace Go sight-seeing Pay homage to the Sultan Best Features As home to the spiritual leader of the Muslim community in Nigeria, it is an accommodating attraction center. Everything in it displays grandeur, from the palace guards fitted in multi-colored regalia and robes to the Sultan's famous trumpeters who perform praises for the Sultan during special ceremonies. Writer's Review Join a tour party and marvel at the sights and culture displayed with fellow tourists and non-indigenes. Islam is the practised religion so there will be other Muslims on the palace grounds. Most common visitors Located opposite the city, the Palace is a cultural and traditional museum where relics from eras of former Sultans are displayed. The physical structures make one imagine the unique architectural prowess of the people during the time of the Caliphate overlordship.

Emir of Zazzau Palace
Emir of Zazzau Palace

Emir of Zazzau Palace

Palace

Kaduna

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History of Emir of Zazzau Palace Emir of Zazzau Palace The Emir is the traditional ruler of the Zaria Emirate, also known as the Zazzau. The palace located in the old part of Zaria city is close to the Zaria Forest Reserve. Security/Safety of Emir of Zazzau Palace This is a very safe location. ensure to follow the rules of the land when here What To Bring A camera A head shawl Things to do while at Emir of Zazzau Palace Have an audience with the Emir Go sight-seeing Best Features The palace is made of mud and features designs typical of traditional Habe architecture. The palace is surrounded by high walls with beautifully constructed gates, one of which separates the residential area of the emir and his family from his emirate offices. The palace walls are colorfully painted with designs and the Emir's own insignia. Writer's Review Join a tour party and marvel at the sights and culture displayed with fellow tourists and non-indigenes. Islam is the practised religion so there will be other Muslims on the palace grounds. Most common visitors The splendour of the palace and its inhabitants is so enviable, you can see from the far end of a long reception hall the Emir sitting on a red velvet couch, his courtiers appearing in white-cotton embroidered caps and knee-length white-cotton tunics to seek an audience. "I like the patterns here. Very colourful" - Amartya Bhadra

The Royal Palace of the Oba of Benin
The Royal Palace of the Oba of Benin

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The Royal Palace of the Oba of Benin The Royal Palace of the Oba of Benin was built in 1255AD – 1280AD. It is notable as the home of the Oba of Benin and other royal leaders. It was built by Oba Ewedo. Located in the heart of Benin, the royal palace is home to the Oba of Benin and other royal leaders. Security/Safety of The Royal Palace of the Oba of Benin This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to The Royal Palace of the Oba of Benin, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Camera or a good camera phone. Things to do while at The Royal Palace of the Oba of Benin Go on a tour of the palace. Learn about the history of the palace. Take pictures of the architectural designs. Best Features It is a celebration of the rich Benin culture. Writer's Review To go and learn a bit about the rich Benin history. Most common visitors Curators, Archaeologists and historians are common faces here. Eight things not to do in the Oba of Benin Palace- Travel guide in 2016.

Shehu of Borno's Palace
Shehu of Borno's Palace
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About Shehu of Borno's Palace Shehu of Borno's palace is notable as the home of the traditional ruler of Borno. Reflecting the grandeur and prestigious architecture of the modern Arab civilization, the Shehu of Borno's palace is home to the traditional ruler of Borno state. Security/Safety of Shehu of Borno's Palace This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Shehu of Borno's Palace, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Camera or a good camera phone. Face cap or hat. Things to do while at Shehu of Borno's Palace Take a tour of the palace. Take pictures of the palace. Admire the architecture. Best Features It is a beautiful place with beautiful architecture. Writer's Review To go pay the Shehu a courtesy visit. Most common visitors Tourists, Photographers, and Curators are common here. The palace is so so beautiful!- Jane, a European tourist.

Late Atta of Ebira Palace
Late Atta of Ebira Palace

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History of Late Atta of Ebira Palace Late Atta of Ebira Palace was built in 1927. Formerly the palace of the late Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, Alhaji Ibrahim Atta, it has been turned into a museum. Security/Safety of Late Atta of Ebira Palace This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Late Atta of Ebira Palace, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Camera to capture the sights and take selfies with Best Features It was the palace of the then reigning Ohinoyi Ibrahim Atta, the traditional ruler of the Ebira land, from 1917 to 1954. This distinctive and imposing palace is a combination of both ancient and modern architectural designs. Writer's Review This building is one of the major tourist attractions Okene has to offer. Successfully preserved and turned into a museum, it is one of Kogi's most famous example of adaptive reuse.

Ohinoyi of Ebiraland Palace
Ohinoyi of Ebiraland Palace

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ABOUT Ohinoyi of Ebiraland Palace is located at Itakpe Road, Okene, Kogi. This is the seat of power for the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, the traditional ruler of the Ebira tribe. It is rated as one of the most beautiful palaces in West Africa, this elegant palace is a sight to behold. Currently the residence of the present Ohinoyi Ado Ibrahim, it serves as a political, historic, traditional, and religious powerhouse for the Ebira people. SERVICES It serves as a political, historic, traditional, and religious powerhouse for the Ebira people. BEST FEATURES This is the seat of power for the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, the traditional ruler of the Ebira tribe. BEST TIME TO VISIT There is no specific time to visit the Palace because it is always open WHO CAN VISIT The most common visitor to Ohinoyi of Ebiraland Palace are Traditional Rulers, The Elders and Villagers SAFETY There is no treat of safety in the palace

Emir of Dutse Palace
Emir of Dutse Palace

Emir of Dutse Palace

Palace

Jigawa

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History of Emir of Dutse Palace Emir of Dutse Palace. This is a major attraction center mostly as a result of its unique and rare blend of indigenous and contemporary architectural designs. Security/Safety of Emir of Dutse Palace This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Emir of Dutse Palace, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Camera to capture the sights and take selfies with Sun shades and a hat for the heat Best Features Surrounded by rocks and sitting on an elevation, this is the palace and residence of the traditional head of the Dutse Emirate. “Dutse“ a Hausa word meaning “Rock” derives its name from the hilly rocks, which encircled the town of Garu and its environs. Recently renovated by the present Emir, the palace has become a major tourist attraction for its design and rich display of artful colors and symbols. The entire approach to the palace on both the left and right sides of the road has been decorated in red and green colors which symbolize Northern Unity. The Arewa symbol is also dominant in the palace art and design. Although modernized to mirror better architecture, it still features a lot of the traditional works and building structures on which the palace was first built. Writer's Review With a belief that royalty means colors, the inner and outer walls are beautifully painted in eye-catching colors that reflect on the opulence of the Dutse Emirate. Also, the festivals and royal ceremonies held here are great times to experience the local culture and traditions of the emirate. The palace has undergone tremendous uplift, but we tried not to tamper with the traditional look inside, even though we have changed the outside. Inside, there are rooms which are 200 years old. If you make them modern, it does not make any sense. So we left them as they are. But we used cement to protect them from the outside because in those days there was no cement-Alhaji Nuhu Muhammad Sanusi, Emir of Dutse

Emir of Gombe Palace
Emir of Gombe Palace

Emir of Gombe Palace

Palace

Gombe

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ABOUT Emir of Gombe Palace is the ruling base of the ruler of the Gombe Emirate. It was built by the 10th Emir of Gombe, Late Shehu Usman Abubakar, who ruled from January 1984 to May 2014. Shehu Usman Abubakar played a crucial role in the creation of Gombe State in the late 90s. The palace is situated in Gombe, a fast-growing state in northeastern Nigeria. The Emir of Gombe Palace is one of the cultural points of pride of the Gombe State people. For several years it has been reputed as a major site attraction in Gombe. Because of its magnificent structure, the palace is recognized as the most outstanding architectural design in Gombe State. It is also famous in Nigeria for its excellent architectural design. The Gombe State Emirate was established in 1804 by Abubakar "Buba Yero" dan Usman Subande, the first ruler of the realm (1762 - 1841). Since then it has been ruled by 12 rulers. Emrirs of Gombe State From 1804 To Present - Abubakar "Buba Yero" dan Usman Subande (1804 -   1841) - Sulaymanu dan Abubakar (1841 -   1844) - Muhammadu Kwairanga dan Abi Bakar (1844 -   1882) - Abd al-Qadiri Zaylani dan Muhammadu (1882 -   1888) - Hasan dan Muhammadu (1888 -   1895) - Tukur dan Muhammadu (1895 -   1898 ) - Jalo dan Muhammadu (1898 - 1898) - Umaru dan Muhammadu (1898 -   1922 ) - Haruna dan Umaru (1922 - 1935) - Abu Bakar dan Umaru (1936 - 1984 ) - Shehu Usman Abubakar (1984 - 2014) - Abubakar Shehu Abubakar III (2014 - Present) SERVICES It serves as a venue for durbar; the tradition of holding court and formal reception. BEST FEATURES - Beautiful Architectural Design - Site Attraction WHO CAN VISIT Entrance to the Emir of Gombe Palace is strictly by initation by the emir and his cabinet. BEST TIME TO VISIT  Anytime of the year SAFETY This is very safe location.

The Obi of Onitsha Palace
The Obi of Onitsha Palace
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History of The Obi of Onitsha Palace The Obi of Onitsha Palace. This is the residence of the traditional ruler and head of the Onitsha Kingdom. Also called 'Ime Obi', it is the site for a lot of festivals and events and a major tourist attraction of the state. Security/Safety of The Obi of Onitsha Palace This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to The Obi of Onitsha Palace, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Camera to capture the sights and take selfies with A local guide to help you navigate the Do's and Don't's Things to do while at The Obi of Onitsha Palace Before heading to The Obi of Onitsha Palace, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Pay homage to the Obi Walk around the palace and view its arts and beauty Celebrate festivals Best Features Located on a large expanse of land easily accessible, its architectural beauty is still a pride of the Kingdom. There is a large outdoor space where people gather during festivals to celebrate with the Obi. A lover of art, the Obi has spared no expense in making the palace an interesting gallery of sorts with statures of past Obis dotting the palace, artworks of cultural importance displayed about, and the palace staff easily recognizable with their garb.