In and Around the Rift #2: Folds in Ameka

You get to hear and see a lot about anticlines and synclines from textbooks and so on, one never really gets to see many real examples of folding around in the Abakaliki and Anambra basin areas. It is true that the pre Albian to Santonian sediments of the Abakaliki basin have been folded into an anticlinorium but that is on a large scale and…

To Wanakande

I’ll be going to the field on thursday with a lecturer friend and his project students! The location is an area around the eastern corner of Benue state and the North-eastern Corner of Cross River state around the villages of Wanakande, Wankom, Bansara, Ikachie and Oju somewhat close to Ogoja and Abakaliki (almost 100km both…

Talking Landslides from Japan

The Department of Geology UNN, in collaboration with the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL) Kyoto University, Japan organized a conference on ‘Landslides and other Natural hazards from the 22nd to the 25th of March.The conference is supposed to mark the beginning of a collaboration between the both Universities with the signing of a Memorandum of…

This Diabolical Campaign

A lot has been said about the Clerical Child Abuse scandals gleefully reported tabloid style by the media. Sadly the opinions of many(even Catholics) has been moulded by biased reporting by the mainstream news media which seems to be motivated by a desire to bring the Catholic Church down. I thought I would never have…