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Is It Safe to Get a Nigerian Visa?

July 4th, 2010
As wonderful as it would be to be able to travel the world worry-free, that simply isn't possible. Conflicts, unfriendly governments and general lawlessness can all make a destination unsafe. To help guide travelers, the US Department of State issues official travel warnings whenever it feels that the situation in a particular country has become a cause for concern. Last month, the Department of State issued a travel warning for Nigeria. Is is safe to get a Nigerian visa? To answer this question as fully as possible, let's look at the travel warning in a little bit more detail. The warning sites crime as the chief danger in Nigeria, citing the kidnappings of foreign nationals, fraud perpetrated by people dressed as government officials, shakedowns and demands from bribery by actual p


Nigerian Visa Requirements to Visit Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove

May 8th, 2010
This week's featured UNESCO World Heritage Site is Nigeria's Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove, the last of the sacred forests of the Yoruba people. Previously, every Yoruba settlement had a sacred grove beside it, decorated with shrines and temples to the many gods and goddesses of the Yoruba religion. Today, only Osun-Osogbo remains. The grove is said to be sacred to the Yoruba fertility goddess Osun. Adorned with 40 shrines, 2 palaces , sculptures and other sacred artwork, it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2005.  Some of the artwork is by Austrian artist Suzanne Wenger, who converted to the Yoruba faith and worked with local devotees to restore the grove and ensure it remains protected. Every year in August, the sacred grove is the site of a large festival for devotees o


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