Oh no wait the baboon did look down! What could this wonderful creature have seen that made it ponder the meaning of life and then scamper back up a tree looking grim? These photos were taken at the Lekki Conservation Centre, Lagos and have been added to the Faunagallery!
In the galleries this week, a beautiful butterfly seen near Ibadan, a warm welcome wish at the Yola entrance, and the "black and gold" coloured Agama lizard, known for often nodding its head for no apparent reason. It could agree with you about almost anything ! The butterfly and lizard photos are in the Fauna Gallery and the Yola entrance photo has been added to the Man-made Structures, Landscapes Gallery. Photo Credit: Butterfly: Malcolm Manners [ cc by 2.0 ] ; Agama lizard: Shardayyy [ cc by 2.0 ]; Main Entrance to Yola: Nwuanyi [ cc by sa 2.0 ] .
Introducing a new addition to the Gallery section: Nigerian Quotes! Here you'll find uplifting and interesting quotes made by Nigerians. First off is the quote by the first and only Prime Minister of an Independent Nigeria - Alhaji Sir Abubuakar Tafawa Balewa: "It is only on that basis of equality that peace can be maintained in our continent." This is from the speech he delivered at the United Nations General Assembly on the 7th of October, 1960, less than a week after Nigeria became an independent country. The full transcript of his speech can be found here . Also in the gallery is a quote by Mrs Hafsat Abiola-Costello, the Founder & President of the Kudirat Initiative for Democracy (KIND). "Peace comes from being able to contribute the best that we have, and all that we are, toward creating a world that supports everyone." She also added "But it is also securing the space for others to contribute the best that they have and a