Obudu Ranch Resort, Obudu Obudu Ranch Resort, also known as Obudu Cattle Ranch, is one of Africa's finest and spectacular tourist destinations. The Ranch is located in the highlands and deep tropical forests of Cross River State, about 45 miles from the border with Cameroon. Queen Idia, Benin Kingdom Queen Idia was the mother of Oba Esigie who ruled Benin around the 16th century. She was very powerful and helped her son to fight Idah, a warrior, in Kogi State. There is a popular saying in Benin that "no woman has ever gone to war in Benin City except Queen Idia". According to history, it was Oba Esigie that put a stop to the killing of Oba's mothers because of the help the mother rendered during that war.

As a mark of honour, she was crowned the Iye Oba (Queen mother) of Benin Kingdom making her the first woman to hold that title.
Argungu International Fishing and Cultural Festival, Kebbi The famous Argungu International Fishing and Cultural Festival holds in Kebbi State. The 5-day festival locally known as "Mata Fada" features a number of exciting social, cultural and agricultural activities. There's also local boxing, wrestling, car racing, throwing of arrows, catapults, camels and donkeys racing, quiz competition, polo and agricultural shows. Zuma Rock, Suleja Zuma Rock is a large monolith, an igneous intrusion composed of gabbro and granodiorite, that is located in Niger State, Nigeria. It rises spectacularly immediately west of Nigeria's capital Abuja, along the main road from Abuja to Kaduna off Madala, and is sometimes referred to as the "Gateway to Abuja from Suleja". Zuma Rock rises 725 metres (2,379 ft) above its surroundings. National Art Theatre, Lagos This architectural spectacle was built in 1976 as a national monument for the presentation, preservation and promotion of Nigerian culture and arts. It is located in Lagos city. Olumo Rock, Abeokuta This is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Africa. The city of Olumo derives its name from this rock. Abeokuta meaning “under the rock” is reminiscent of how the sons and daughters of Egba land used this great rock as a fortress during the inter-tribal wars of the 19th century. The National War Museum, Umuahia The National War Museum is located in Umuahia, and is composed of three sectional galleries. There is the Armed Forces gallery, the Civil War gallery, and the traditional warfare gallery. The NOK Village, Kaduna The Nok Village showcases the full splendor of the world famous NOK culture. The culture has been in existence for over 2,500 years and visitors have the opportunity to appraise the excavations made by diverse scholars and researchers at the NOK village located in Kaduna State.

About Us

Making Nigeria a Better Place Initiative (MNABP) is an independent nonprofit organisation, established with the following objectives:

History of Nigeria

Agitations to discuss the “political structure and future” of Nigeria have always been with us long before we attained independence on October 1, 1960.

Tourist Attractions/Heritage Sites

Nigeria is a multi-cultural nation with a rich history and numerous tourist attractions in the large swathes of land across the country.

Map of Nigeria

Historical Landmarks in Nigeria

There are so many historical places in Nigeria. These historical sites, landmarks, and monuments in Nigeria serve as an evidence to stories passed down from generation to generation.

Zuma Rock, Suleja

Zuma Rock is a large monolith, an igneous intrusion composed of gabbro and granodiorite, that is located in Niger State, Nigeria.

It rises spectacularly immediately west of Nigeria’s capital Abuja, along the main road from Abuja to Kaduna off Madala, and is sometimes referred to as the “Gateway to Abuja from Suleja”. Zuma Rock rises 725 metres (2,379 ft) above its surroundings.

National Arts Theatre, Surulere, Lagos

The National Arts Theatre is the primary centre for the performing arts in Nigeria. The monument is located in Iganmu, Surulere, Lagos.

Its construction was completed in 1976 in preparation for the Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC) in 1977. The collection of National Gallery of Modern Nigerian Art is housed in a section of this building.

The National War Museum, Umuahia

The National War Museum in Umuahia was established in 1985. The museum has a collection of objects of traditional and modern warfare.

There are also outdoor displays of warships, military aircrafts, armoured tanks, and “Ogbunigwe” (bombs produced locally by Biafra during the Nigerian Civil War).

Nigeria in Figures

59

years old

36

states

774

LGAs

109

Senatorial Seats

360

House of Rep Seats

The six geo-political regions

 Federal Capital Territory (FCT)

Abuja

North West Region

Kebbi, Zamfara, Katsina, Kano, Jigawa, Kaduna, Sokoto

North Central Region

Kwara, Niger, Kogi, Plateau, Nasarawa, Benue

North East Region

Yobe, Borno, Gombe, Bauchi, Taraba, Adamawa

South West Region

Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Ogun, Ondo, Lagos

South South Region

Edo, Delta, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Rivers, Bayelsa

South East Region

Enugu, Ebonyi, Anambra, Imo, Abia,