Looking at the photos of lions at the OAU zoo, I wonder what Nigeria has become: a country of hunger and deprivation.
We have no lion in the Nigerian wild, but the ones we keep in zoos we can't feed them
The current conservation estimate of lions in Nigeria is pegged at 35. With 30 in the Kainji Lake National Park and 5 in Yankari. Here's the surprise
The 5 lions in Yankari haven't been sighted or their footprints tracked since 2016. Ostensibly, they have all japa - why won't they?- or they have been hunted down by trophy hunters
The disappearance of the Yankari lions and the fate of the Ife, Kaduna and Jos Lion ( remember how it was shot and killed when it attempted to japa) shape my attitude to our artefacts stolen by colonialists
Why demand the return of artefacts that we will ruin here?
Look at the Benin Moat and its ruins today.

I'm thinking of japa too.

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