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Photo essay: Bower's Tower, a colonial memorial of ambivalence Special

Ibadan - Bower's Tower is located on the summit of Oke-Are, the highest hill in Ibadan, from which one enjoys a commanding view of the city. Oke-Are ("The Army Chief's Hill") is the site central to Igbo-Agala (Agala Forest) in Sapati Area.
 

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Events Arena
Events Arena
The descent
The descent
View of Ibadan from Bower s Tower
View of Ibadan from Bower's Tower
View of Ibadan from Bower s Tower
View of Ibadan from Bower's Tower
Bower s Tower
Bower's Tower
View of Ibadan from Bower s Tower
View of Ibadan from Bower's Tower
Communication masts at Oke-Are. But note the bushy groves  the remains of Igbo Agala  a ritual fores...
Communication masts at Oke-Are. But note the bushy groves, the remains of Igbo Agala, a ritual forest in pre-colonial times. These are now "sacred groves" where prophets and seers of the spiritual churches hold spiritual consultations.
The University College Hospital (UCH)
The University College Hospital (UCH)
Bower s Tower
Bower's Tower
Ascending the spiral
Ascending the spiral
Bower s Tower
Bower's Tower
Derelict frontage
Derelict frontage
View of Ibadan from Bower s Tower
View of Ibadan from Bower's Tower
At the summit
At the summit
Igbo Agala was a ritual forest in pre-colonial times  now a spiritual resort for African Christian c...
Igbo Agala was a ritual forest in pre-colonial times, now a spiritual resort for African Christian churches. African spiritual churches are "Christian" only in the superficial aspects of worship grafted on an entirely African system of beliefs and practices.
Bower s Tower
Bower's Tower