City Focus

One city at a time, City Focus uses images to tell the story of cities in Northern Nigeria. This section examines the influence of culture and history on modern city life in the North. Everything from architecture to town planning and government is explored.

Sokoto

Sakkawato, Birnin Shehu, that's the name I have always associated this great city with. The sokoto caliphate was an independent Islamic Caliphate, founded during...

Yauri

Yauri, in Kebbi state has been described as a haven by citizens and visitors. With a beautiful landscape that is green, and natural, the...

Zungeru

Once upon a time, before Abuja and even before Lagos, Nigeria had a capital called Zungeru, this capital was the first capital of Nigeria...

On The Road: Daura and Kano (Dec 2016)

Hey there! Happy New Year! Hope you had a nice and relaxing holiday season. Ours was packed. Fun and stressful, but hey, we can't complain. Awesome...

Why your next holiday should be in Jigawa

With the recent money crunch, most of us are working twice as hard, and deserve a holiday now more than ever before. But then...

Minna in Pictures

Minna is a city (estimated population 304,113 in 2007) in north central Nigeria. It is the capital of Niger State, one of Nigeria's 36 federal...

Photo Tour of Bauchi State

The Emir’s palace is one of the most spectacular features in Bauchi and one of Bauchi’s architectural wonders. It was originally built as a...

Top 5 Places to Visit in the North

Northern Nigeria has some of the best monuments and sceneries across the whole world and over the years many international visitors have found the...

Gwoza

When you hear gwoza town what comes to mind is the infamous 2014 boko haram massacre and the unrest the people have battled with...

The Vanishing Hills of Plateau

This is not a rant I promise you, after all what has ranting ever changed in this great country we call Nigeria? It is...