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1. [/b]About Ibeno Beach[b]
Ibeno beach, which stretches 45km from Ibeno to James Town, Akwa Ibom, is the longest beach in Africa. Ibeno beach is one of the beaches on the Atlantic Ocean, and it's located in Ibeno local government, Akwa Ibom state, southeastern Nigeria. [/b]Ibeno beach is highly rated because of its peaceful and safe surroundings. It is the most popular beach in Akwa Ibom. Although Ibeno is now a popular tourist atttraction because of its beach, the area has some history too. Ibeno was the landing site for one of the most successful christian missions in Nigeria - the Qua Iboe christian mission from Scotland which arrived in the early 20th century. Relics of that missionary expedition also attract tourists to the area.[b] In 2013, the federal government constructed the Ibeno bridge to attract tourists and improve other economic activities in the area.
Services
Tourists can enjoy continental dishes. Customer service offered is top notch.
Best Features
The beach itself is a must see as it is the longest beach in Africa.

The beach has a bridge which was built by the federal government.With its beautiful coastline, Ibeno provides endless natural facilities for tourist, such as; Boat Riding, Canoeing,Water sport, Volley ball, Beach soccer, Archery, Sun bathing etc.

[/b]Who Can Visit[b]
The beach is open to families on vacation, class groups, couples, fun lovers. children, relaxation for tourists, lovers of water sport etc.
Best Time To Visit
The best time to visit there is during the dry season, from November to April. Preferably during the weekend, public holidays or during festive periods.
Safety
As ExxonMobil operational headquarters is at Qua Iboe terminal, Ibeno, seasoned guards patrol the area 24/7 to keep visitors safe and to ensure orderliness.

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2. Akwa Ibom International Stadium (Godswill Akpabio Stadium)
History of Akwa Ibom International Stadium
This was established in 2014. It is notable as the 'Mini Birds Nest' stadium

Hosted Nigeria vs South Africa 2015 Cup Qualifiers

Was renamed Godswill Akpabio Stadium by Gov Emmanuel Udom

Built by Akwa Ibom State Government in 2014.

This 30,000 seater ultra modern multipurpose sports complex modeled after Allianz Arena has some unique features such as bullet proof VIP/VVIP sections, collapsible seats, two digital score boards, digital playback screens, digital flood lights, and 30 emergency exits.

Safety/Security
This is a very safe location.

What To Bring
Before heading to Akwa Ibom International Stadium, here are some helpful things to take along with you:

Your favorite team jersey

Your soccer kit (if you plan on showing some skills of your own)

Friends and more friends

Things to do while at Akwa Ibom International Stadium
These are the following things you can do while you're here:

View live local and international matches

Watch the athletics competitions

Scream yourself hoarse and cheer your favorites!

Best Features
With about $96 million spent, it is a world class stadium built for track and field events that is well maintained. It is equipped with emergency service units(to enable exit within 6 minutes), closed circuit security cameras as well as crowd control steel fencing. There are also stand-by fire fighting equipment and metal detectors which have been put in place to avoid any misfortunes

Writer's Review
Athletes, football fans and journalists have also turned the stadium to a home-away-from-home. Some social events have been hosted here, notably the Mo'Hits Crew concert

It’s great to see a new stadium for Nigeria to be proud of. Its white outer cladding and illumination also make it stand out globally and become a true landmark for Uyo - Grzegorz Kaliciak, founder of StadiumDB.com

Akwa Ibom Stadium nominated for global award - Premium Times. Jan 22, 2015.

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[/b]3. Ulok Ulok Island Safari at Ibeno[b].. This is a private leisure island resorts located In the God's Island in Ibeno, Akwa-ibom..

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4.[/b] Ibom Plaza[b]
History of Ibom Plaza
This was built in 2001to provide a first class relaxation centre for the locals. It is notable as the heart of Uyo

It is built on the former “Independent Square” where the British Union Jack Flag was lowered after Nigeria gained her independence

Built by Akwa Ibom State Government in 2001.

A tourist paradise, sitting in center of the beautiful and culturally rich Uyo city, Ibom Plaza was designed by the then Governor of Akwa Ibom and features a sitting arena modeled in line with the gothic Greco-Roman arena with a giant elevated screen for football and sports enthusiasts beamed through satellite

Safety/Security
This is a very safe location.

What To Bring
Before heading to Ibom Plaza, here are some helpful things to take along with you:

Cash or Debit/Credit card

Camera to capture the lovely sights

Best Features
The Ibom Plaza accommodates shopping Malls, a medical centre, bustling business centres, parking lots, game centres, art shops and eating centres for families and friends to spend their leisure.

Writer's Review
The plaza is a beautiful art-piece with sparkling walkways, overhead bridges and strategically located park seats and a landscape displaying a selection of uniquely beautiful flowers which gives it an exotic outlook. It also serves as a venue for important State and private functions like marriage receptions among others.

Ibom Plaza is one of the places that pioneered and encouraged nightlife in Uyo - Aniedi Ukoenang

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5.[/b]Ibom Tropicana Entertainment Centre[b]
History of Ibom Tropicana Entertainment Centre
This was established in 2015.

Built in 2015.

A modern leisure and business resort in the capital of Akwa Ibom, this multibillion naira entertainment centre is designed to comprise not just a six-screen Cineplex, a five-star hotel, wet and dry park, conference centre, but also a large shopping mall.

Safety/Security
This is a very safe location.

What To Bring
Before heading to Ibom Tropicana Entertainment Centre, here are some helpful things to take along with you:

Come with your squad

Cash or Credit/Debit Cards

Selfie stick to take those nice Insta pictures

Best Features
Modeled after the Sun City of South Africa and the famous Disneyland in USA, the Ibom Tropicana Entertainment Centre comprises of a 14-storey building with a 250-bedroom five-star hotel, an ultra modern convention centre with a multi-floor capacity of 5000, a galleria with cinema, a 10,000 sitting dome as well as and theme park with various dry and wet rides/attractions

Writer's Review
In Akwa Ibom for a relaxing vacation or on business? Make sure you pop in here and marvel at this modern work of art.

It is simply fun to be at Ibom Tropicana. A trial will convince you- Godwin Asanga

New Attraction: Ibom Tropicana Entertainment Centre - Media Nigeria. Sept 20, 2013

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6. [/b]Ibom Specialist Hospital
Ibom Specialist Hospital is located at Ekit Itam, Ikot Ekpene Road, Uyo, Akwa ibom.[b]




History of Ibom Specialist Hospital
This was established in 2015 to provide advanced speciality services to patients from Akwa Ibom region and all other parts of Nigeria.

Built by Akwa Ibom State Government in 2015.

Billed to be of “world-class standard, and higher in status than a teaching hospital in Nigeria", this multibillion naira health facility was originally named 'Akwa Ibom 20th Anniversary Hospital'

Safety/Security
This is a very safe location.

What To Bring
Before heading to Ibom Specialist Hospital, here are some helpful things to take along with you:

Your medical reports and documents

Extra pair of clothes

Best Features
Hoped to redirect medical tourism to Akwa Ibom, the hospital is equipped with 640 slides CT scan, digital mammography, endoscopy surgery, highly sophisticated intensive care units and medical gas plants, all sitting on a large landmass with paperless and fully automated laboratories. Its detailed luxury interiors has a classy feel of a hotel-like environment and the lively and greenly surroundings are soothing and promotes the best healing environment.

Writer's Review
The friendly and hospitable support staff are always at your service and best of all, as an indigene of Akwa Ibom, you get a 50% subsidy on your health payments.

This is the best surgery I have had in my life. I have done three surgeries before in Europe, but let me tell you Godwin, this is the best I have had - Professor Nicholas Dousis

I was booked for operation and it was successfully carried out. Look at me today, I am a brand new man - Mr Uwem Akpan Johnson
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7.[/b]Ibom eLibrary
Ibom eLibrary is located at IBB Way, Akwa ibom:[b]

History of Ibom eLibrary
This was established in 2012.

Built by Akwa Ibom State Government in 2012.

This state owned library is West Africa's first digital library, and one of the biggest digital libraries in Africa.

Safety/Security
This is a very safe location.

What To Bring
Before heading to Ibom eLibrary, here are some helpful things to take along with you:

Educational materials

Your laptop

Best Features
This educational structure consists of a state-of-the-art Video Conferencing Hall, an e-Learning facility which is primarily designed for ICT trainings, e-Testing centers and certification undertakings, board/meeting room for leasing, short-term office space, a crèche and daycare, a Smart classroom and a reprography unit.

Writer's Review
This is a one of a kind library in Nigeria, not only for its services but also for its architectural design.

Affordable and Convenient. All your training solutions under one roof - Esther Ibong Jadaman

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8. [/b]Play Terrace Lounge and Bar (Members Only)
Play Terrace Lounge and Bar (Members Only) is located at 1 Andy Umana Lane, Off Aka Road, Uyo, Akwa ibom.[b]
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History of Play Terrace Lounge and Bar (Members Only)
This was established in 2012.

Built in 2012.

Play Terrace Lounge and Bar is a private lounge that offers expertly mixed drinks, health-worthy food, a stunning interior design, and a host of like-minded people to mix with.

Safety/Security
This is a very safe location.

What To Bring
Before heading to Play Terrace Lounge and Bar (Members Only), here are some helpful things to take along with you:

Your party clothes and dancing shoes

Cash or Credit/Debit Cards

Camera to capture the LIT night activities

Best Features
With a breathtaking view of Uyo's skyline and trendy settings, this is a private lounge located on the upper deck of the LeastPay House.

Writer's Review
A funzone, it has also played host to a lot of celebrities and socialites in Uyo.

Number one in Akwa Ibom. No one can beat it - Scott 'DJ Mog' Ogunseri..

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9. [/b]Aroma House.. Chinese restaurant
Aroma House is located at Plot 4C, Ewet Housing Esate, Uyo, Akwa ibom.[b]
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History of Aroma House
This was established in 2013.

Built in 2013.

This is a casual setting Chinese restaurant with a Bush bar that caters to the classy residents, bringing a cosmopolitan dining atmosphere to Uyo.

Safety/Security
This is a very safe location.

What To Bring
Before heading to Aroma House, here are some helpful things to take along with you:

Cash or Debit/Credit card

Camera to capture the adventures of the night and lovely sights

Best Features
This is a pleasant Chinese restaurant with an adventurous menu comprising Oriental cuisine with local meals. Also featuring a bush bar that serves local grubs such as Suya, Isi-ewu, full roasted Chicken and so much more, it is a very popular and sought hangout spot.

Writer's Review
Also boasting of a wide open space and a swimming pool, it hosts events and private parties which are always done colorfully and splendidly. Aroma House is a highly recommended spot if you are looking for fun or a chill spot in Uyo.

Miss Dynamics 2013 powered by Aroma House - The Nation Online

Uyo Fashion Forward Week event held at Aroma House - Uyo Online

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10. [/b]Akwa Ibom International Airport
Akwa Ibom International Airport is located at Okopedi-Ekeya Road, Okodo, Akwa ibom.[b]
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History of Akwa Ibom International Airport
This was established in 2009.

Built by Akwa Ibom State Government in 2009.

Akwa Ibom International Airport is one of the landmark projects which attracted accolades to then Governor Godswill Akpabio administration

Safety/Security
This is a very safe location.

What To Bring
Before heading to Akwa Ibom International Airport, here are some helpful things to take along with you:

Your flight documents; passport, flight ticket, booking confirmation (in case of a problem)

Your luggage.

Best Features
This airport located some distance from the state capital services the whole of Akwa Ibom air needs. Done with its second phase of construction, with the addition of a MRO facility, an international terminal and expanded taxi-ways, it now truly serves a higher proportion of business travelers and visitors journeying to and fro the state.

Writer's Review
It features an impressive N18bn terminal that is the first new-generation terminal in the country, comparable to London Heathrow’s newest Terminal 5\. With its wave roof and fluid outline, the international terminal is extremely inviting building, designed to give an outstanding first impression of Akwa Ibom.

As the Ibom International Airport gears up for international flight operations, the terminal building and other facilities are to be redesigned to accommodate the expected influx of local and international passengers-Governor Udom Emmanuel

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11. [/b]Vista Restaurant, Uyo
Vista Restaurant, Uyo is located at Nwaniba Road, Uyo, Akwa ibom.[b]
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Dine in finesse and comfort when you're in Akwa Ibom, at Vista Restaurant, Uyo. A world class menu awaits you, with the best of Nigerian and Mediterranean cuisine. Your palate is sure to be pleased.

Safety/Security
This is a very safe location.

Best Features
Dining at Vista brings you an international dining in Nigeria. It is a unique all-day dining restaurant that also serves lunch and dinner buffet.

Writer's Review
Have tasty lunch with family, colleagues, and your lover, while enjoying the scenery of the Land of Promise. Its central location also makes it easily accessible for that quick lunch.

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12. [/b]Le Meridien Ibom Golf Resort, Uyo
Le Meridien Ibom Golf Resort, Uyo is located at Nwaniba Road, Uyo, Akwa ibom.[b]
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The Resort aims to give you the perfect holiday experience in Akwa Ibom state, with emphasis on relaxation and leisure. With a world class golf course, tennis court and swimming pool, you are bound to leave feeling refreshed.

Safety/Security
This is a very safe location.

What To Bring
Before heading to Le Meridien Ibom Golf Resort, Uyo, here are some helpful things to take along with you:

Swimwear

Golf equipment

Tennis equipment

Things to do while at Le Meridien Ibom Golf Resort, Uyo
These are the following things you can do while you're here:

Have a memorable golfing experience at the 18-hole golf course

Enjoy the lush greenery and fauna of Uyo

Best Features
Every time you set your eyes on the resort, you are overwhelmed by a sense of completeness. One can explore nature in its fullness, and at the same time have fun and relax.

Writer's Review
Situated amidst rich palm forest vegetation, this magnificent hotel on 174 hectares of land connotes peace and serenity complemented by its original atmosphere.

Most common visitors
Business travelers, families, golfers and vacationers.

"First time in the resort was exceptionally wonderful,the whole environment is pleasant and wonderful. I am actually considering the possibility of having a family vacation in the resort." - YJ

"Spent a beautiful Christmas holiday with my family here last year. It was a wonderful experience. The bicycle rides, the leisure walks in the evenings, or just relaxing by the poolside is an experience I will repeat. The lobby ambiance, rooms and dinning meets with standards expected of this class of resort anywhere in the world. Looking forward for a repeat visit with my family." - Omabviroru

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13.[/b]Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU)
Akwa Ibom State University is located at Mkpat Enin, Akwa ibom.[b]
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About Akwa Ibom State University
It is a State-owned and governed higher institution of learning, practising a multi-campus system with its main campus at Ikot Akpaden, Mkpat Enin LGA, and a second campus situated at Obio Akpa, Oruk Anam LGA. The University was originally established as a University of Technology, but the State Government after proper deliberations modified it into a conventional University whose focus is not just Technology and Applied science, but Arts as well. The Law leading to the establishment of the University was passed in 2009, but it didn't open its doors to its first set of students until 2010. Akwa Ibom State University, also called AKSU has about six (6) faculties spread across its campuses, offering accredited departmental courses in relevant fields.


Akwa Ibom State University Faculties And Courses Offered
The University has about six (6) faculties offering accredited departmental courses. Care to know what course falls under what faculty? Find a list below:


Faculty of Arts

English and Literary Studies

Religious and International Studies

Performing Arts


Faculty of Education

Mathematics Education

Physics Education

Biology Education

Integrated Science Education


Faculty of Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Agricultural Engineering

Civil Engineering

Marine/Naval Architecture Engineering, e.t.c


Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences

Computer Science

Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematics Science

Botany

Geology

Genetics and Biotechnology

Microbiology

Zoology...


Faculty of Agriculture

Agricultural Economics and Extension

Soil Science

Crop Science

Animal Science, e.t.c.


Faculty of Social and Management Sciences

Business Administration

Business Management

Political Science

Accounting.


Akwa Ibom State University Admission Requirements
Although there are specific admission requirements based on faculties or prefered course. There are still some general requirements set by the institution for prospective applicants in various levels. We’ve compiled useful details about the general admission requirements. Find them below:


AKSU Admission Requirements For Undergraduates
100 Level Entry Students:

Applicants must possess a minimum of five (5) credit passes in SSCE/GCE O’LEVEL/NECO/NABTEB or equivalents at no more than two (2) sittings obtained in subjects relevant to the proposed field of study. The 5 credits must compulsorily be in Mathematics, English and 3 other related subjects.

In addition, candidates must register, sit for and attain the prescribed cut-off mark (usually 180/200) in UTME, and also prepare for a screening process organized by the school.



200 Level (Direct-entry) Students:

Prospective students must have a National Diploma, which should come from a recognized institution in Nigeria.

Candidates are required to have a Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE) in a subject(s) related to the proposed field of study with a minimum of one unit and two (2) advanced level passes.

Applicants must also register with JAMB for Direct-entry registration.


The University website is a tool which provides up to date information targeted at verified students and members of the institution and can be found at aksu.edu.ng.


Facilities At The University
AKSU is home to the facilities available in any higher institution of learning. The University has gone out of its way to provide a conducive environment for both staffs and students providing them facilities such as lecture halls and theatres, conference rooms, a library, faculty blocks, relaxation centres, administrative buildings, canteens and cafeterias, hostel accommodation, staff quarters, sports facilities, multipurpose halls and lots more.


Things To Know About Akwa Ibom State University
For travellers who intend to visit and prospective students of the institution, here are a few things to know:


Safety
The University campuses are located in a secure environment. Individuals are still advised to be vigilant.


When To Visit
AKSU is open to study and inquiries, during office hours on weekdays.


What To Bring
Before heading out to the University, here are a few helpful things to come along with:

Books and Educational Materials

Personal effects

A valid means of identification


Akwa Ibom State University School Fees
School fees for entry-level students have been released by the University for the 2017/2018 academic session, and it’s awesome to know that the fees are relatively cheap compared to other state Universities in the country. Nevertheless, it's a growing trend that school fees for indigenes would be lesser than that of non-indigenes for almost all state-owned institutions. Find the school fees schedule for fresh students at the University below:


Indigenes: N53,000 per session

Non-indigenes: N73,000 per session.


More details about the school fees and mode of payment can be found on the University’s student portal.


Writer’s Review
Akwa Ibom State University stands as an institution aimed at academic excellence. It’s definitely one to recommend if you seek to further your academic career in an institution driven by the pursuit of knowledge and better service.

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14.[/b]Silverbird Cinema, Uyo
Silverbird Cinema, Uyo is located at Ibom Tropicana Entertainment Centre, Udo Udoma Avenue, Uyo, Akwa ibom.[b]


History of Silverbird Cinema, Uyo
This was established in 2014.

Built by Silverbird Group in 2014.

Popcorn and snacks? Check. Your friends and family? Check. Latest and newest movies making the airways? Check. Comfy chairs with the perfect audio/visual settings for the best cinematic experience? Check. All these and more is what Silverbird Cinemas offer all day long, and they do well to deliver beyond your expectations.

Safety/Security
This is a very safe location.

What To Bring
Before heading to Silverbird Cinema, Uyo, here are some helpful things to take along with you:

Cash or Debit/Credit card

3D glasses - if you have

Student ID Card

Best Features
One of the biggest cinemas in Nigeria, Silverbird is a household name entwined with entertainment with their crown service being their cinemas. Known for premiering movies on the exact world premiere dates, it is a favorite spot to relax and enjoy a remarkable cinematic experience. First multi-screen cinema in the country, they continually upgrade to keep up with world changes and to bring the best to Nigeria. This branch is a 5-Screen multiplex.

Writer's Review
Here they offer more than just movies. There is a concession stand for a variety of drinks and items to munch. They also offer movie deals with free popcorn and drink on Tuesdays, discounts for children and students, and a package for group excursions.

Most common visitors
Leisure seekers, fun lovers, movie bloggers and families are sure to jostle for the best spots with you.

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Can you please show more pictures of this Ulok ulok island safari.. I used to think you and ilaumoh took those photos outside the country

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15. [/b]National Gallery of Art, Uyo
National Gallery of Art, Uyo is located at Plot 7, Information Layout, Uyo, Akwa ibom.[b]
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Safety/Security
This is a very safe location.

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Hospital too OP? I ain't sick i mean.

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16. [/b]House of Tara, Uyo[b]



House of Tara, Uyo is one of the most established beauty salons in Uyo. It is located at no 4, Lane Traffic Light 264 Oron Road. A visit to House of Tara might not mean much to everyone. However, if you are in the beauty industry, then, House of Tara is a place that is worth visiting.

Ibom Specialist Hospital, Uy

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Hospital too OP? I ain't sick i mean.
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17.[/b]Lord Luggard’s Residence, Ikot Abasi[b]



Not very many people are aware of the existence of this building. Lord Luggard’s residence is just opposite the Amalgamation house. This house is a small one-story cottage and is one of the destinations that are worth visiting if you have a keen interest in Nigerian history.

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18.[/b] Raffia City Plaza, Ikot Ekpene[b]



Raffia city plaza is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Ikot Ekpene. This plaza is not just a place to get affordable stuff, it is also a place where children can have fun while the adults do the shopping. Raffia city plaza features a football viewing centre and a place to see movies.

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19.[/b]Bridge of No Return, Ikot Abasi[b]



The bridge of no return was given its name by the people of Ikot Abasi. This bridge brings to mind the pains of slave trade and was usually the last point of contact between slaves and their lands before they were put on big ships and sent to work on farms in America. Although the bridge of no return is very infamous among the people of Ikot Abasi, it is a major tourist destination in Akwa Ibom.

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20. [/b]Ibiobio Museum and State Park, Uyo[b]


Ibiobio Museum and state park is the no 1 place to visit if you are interested in knowing more about the Ibiobio people and their way of life. This museum contains artifacts that will help you understand the history of the Ibiobio people. If you are not cut out for museums, you can also have a picnic in the gardens surrounding this museum.

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21.[/b] National Museum of Colonial History, Uyo[b]



This is for all lovers of history and arts. The National Museum of colonial history is located at Wellington Bassey way. This museum contains lots of artifacts that relate to the people of Akwa Ibom and how they fared during the period of slave trade.

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22. [/b]The Amalgamation House[b]



If you have read a lot about the history of Nigeria in books, then, this is your opportunity to see some facts for yourself. The amalgamation house is a cottage which was once the administrative headquarters of the southern protectorate. In this building, Lord Luggard decreed the amalgamation of the northern and southern protectorates.

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23. [/b]The Playground, Uyo[b]



Just as its name states, the playground is one of the most famous relaxation spots in Akwa Ibom. This spot welcomes its visitors with the sweet aroma of grilled meat and the sounds of soft music. If you are a vegetarian, then, this is not a place you should find yourself because you could just give up on some of your vegetarian beliefs.

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24. [/b]Presbyterian Church, Uyo[b]



The Presbyterian Church might sound like a spot for only Christian faithfuls. However, contrary to what a lot of people believe, the Presbyterian Church is a tourist destination for people from all over the world. This church was built by Mary Slessor and is open to the public.

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25. [/b]Discovery Park, Uyo[b]



What better place to visit in Akwa Ibom if you want to enjoy a blend and good music and some of the finest local dishes than Discovery Park. This park is a perfect place to hang out with your old friends and also meet new people. Discovery Park is open from 8 am to 11 pm during the week and 1 pm to 11 pm on Sundays.

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26.[/b]Oron Museum, Oron[b]



Oron museum is endowed with a lot of artworks, traditional instruments, and masquerade costumes. This museum will help your knowledge of Efik history come alive. If you are a fan of arts, next time you are in Akwa Ibom, make it a duty to visit Oron museum.

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27.[/b]Qua Iboe Church, Ibeno[b]: The oldest recorded Church in South South Nigeria..

Akwa Ibom State and Qua Iboe church fondly got thier names from the Ibeno River (quo Iboe river) were this church is located adjacent to the Atlantic ocean.. The United Evangelical Church (Founded as Qua Iboe Church) is a Christian denomination in Nigeria. It has existed since 1887.[1] It has more than 1,000 congregations and 2,000,000 members. The church was founded by an Irish missionary, Rev.Samuel Alexander Bill the first of many missionaries who served with The Qua Iboe Mission, now known as Mission Africa, which is based in Belfast. [/b]The Mission and Church were initially named after the place where the mission began its work, at Ibeno near the Qua Iboe River in the present day Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria.[b] The church and mission have been entirely independent entities since 1984, but the two continue to work together closely.

The church has its headquarters at Ibeno in Akwa Ibom State. United Evangelical Church is a Bible believing church and does not practice doctrines that do not have any biblical background.

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28: [/b]Dog Meat Treat
Fancy trying a dog meat treat? It is a special delicacy in Uyo, perfect for your tastebuds if you are feeling adventurous. Check out any of the major restaurants in Uyo that offer tasty dog meat cuisines you will relish.[b]

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