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Nigerians In History: Muhammad Rumfa

12th July 2022

Muhammad Rumfa was a Sultan of the Sultanate of Kano, located in modern-day Kano State, Northern Nigeria. He reigned from 1463 until 1499.  Rumfa was the son of Yakubu, the nineteenth ruler of Kano and his mother, Fasima Berana. Rumfa succeeded his father in 1463. His reign was characterized by unprecedented economic growth, numerous administrative … Continue reading Nigerians In History: Muhammad Rumfa

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Nigerians In History: Babban Zaki

10th July 2022

  Babban Zaki also known as Jan Rano was a Sultan of Kano who reigned from 1768-1776. One of the most significant rulers of the House of Kutumbi, he solved the puzzle of Kano’s complex structure and provided the blueprint for its successful administration which would survive even after the fall of the Kutumbawa. Read … Continue reading Nigerians In History: Babban Zaki

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Women You Should Know: Abimbola Alao

9th July 2022

  Abimbola Gbemi Alao was born in Ibadan, Nigeria. She studied at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, where she gained a BA (Hon) Classics in 1988 and an MA Classics in 1991. She later studied PGCE and MA in creative writing at the University of Plymouth. Read more about Women Abimbola was a tutor at … Continue reading Women You Should Know: Abimbola Alao

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Women You Should Know: Deborah Adetunbi Egunyomi

6th July 2022

Egunyomi was born in Ikole-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria, on the 10th of December, 1953, to David and Esther Famoroti. She attended Methodist School, Ikole-Ekiti, in 1959–1964 for her primary education, Saint Mary’s Girls Grammar School for her secondary education between 1964 and 1970, and Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin, from 1974 to 1977. She … Continue reading Women You Should Know: Deborah Adetunbi Egunyomi

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Women You Should Know: Nkiru Balonwu

5th July 2022

  Background Graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Manchester. Also obtaining her master’s degree from University College London (UCL) and a Doctorate Degree from the University of California, Berkeley, Nkiru Balonwu is an entrepreneur and activist based in Lagos, Nigeria.  Read more about Discover Nigeria Nkiru is known for her … Continue reading Women You Should Know: Nkiru Balonwu

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Women You Should Know: Lateefah Durosinmi

4th July 2022

Lateefah Moyosore-Oluwa Adunni Durosinmi was born on 7 July 1957, on Lagos Island in Nigeria. Her father Late Alhaji Tijani Akanni Kolawole Williams was a sales manager and her mother was Madam Wusamot Abeni Kareem. Durosinmi was educated at the Patience Modern Girls’ (Private) School in Olowogbowo and then boarded at the Girls’ Secondary Grammar … Continue reading Women You Should Know: Lateefah Durosinmi

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Nigerians In History: Ibrahim Dabo

30th June 2022

  Ibrahim Dabo was a pious Islamic scholar and one-time student of Emir Suleimanu, one of Dabo’s works Kaff al-Ikhwani has been recovered and was later published. He was known to have written out the Qur’an and had three daughters and several sons. Read more about Discover Nigeria Dabo was the leader of the Fulani … Continue reading Nigerians In History: Ibrahim Dabo

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Who Is Margaret Obi?

29th June 2022

  Peter Obi, a candidate for the Labor Party presidency in the upcoming 2023 election, has been described as a very private individual, especially when it comes to matters involving his family and business life. However, photos of his beautiful wife, Mrs. Margaret Obi, have surfaced on various social media platforms, making many wonders, who … Continue reading Who Is Margaret Obi?

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Men You Should Know: Henry Dele Alake

27th June 2022

  Henry Dele Alake is a Nigerian journalist, activist and technocrat recognised as one of the heroes of Nigeria’s democracy. He is a former commissioner for Information and Strategy in Lagos State between 1999 and 2007 under the then Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. Read more about Discover Nigeria He got involved in … Continue reading Men You Should Know: Henry Dele Alake

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Men You Should Know: John Omoniyi Abiri

26th June 2022

  Background  Abiri was born into the family of Pa Abraham ‘Muyiwa Abiri (d.1964) at 28, Oke Ayetoro street, Ile-Ife, South-Western Nigeria. Abiri attended St. Phillips School, Ile-Ife and, Odudwa College Ile-Ife, where he obtained the West African School Certificate in the first division in 1955.  Read more about Discover Nigeria After a brief spell … Continue reading Men You Should Know: John Omoniyi Abiri

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Men You Should Know: Ladipo Adamolekun

  Ladipo Adamolekun is a Nigerian public administration scholar, former dean of the Faculty of Administration at Obafemi Awolowo University and was a lead public sector management specialist at the World Bank. Life He was born in Iju, a town close to Akure and Idanre in Ondo State to the family of Joshua Adamolekun, a … Continue reading Men You Should Know: Ladipo Adamolekun

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Nigerians In History: Abdullahi Burja

25th June 2022

  Abdullahi Dan Kanajeji, known as Abdullahi Burja, was the sixteenth ruler of Kano. Through forging powerful alliances and the creation of trade routes, Burja shifted the identity of the Kano Sultanate towards trade and commerce, which Kano and the Kano people are known for today. Read more about Discover Nigeria He was the first … Continue reading Nigerians In History: Abdullahi Burja

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Men You Should Know: Mike Okibe Onoja

Mike Okibe Onoja was educated at a Roman Catholic mission school in the Agila district, beginning in 1954. He left for the Methodist Central School, Igumale, for a year before leaving for Saint Mary’s Primary School, Otukpo, Benue state, where he completed his primary education in 1961. He then attended Saint James Junior Seminary, Keffi, … Continue reading Men You Should Know: Mike Okibe Onoja

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Nigerians In History: Oba Oyekan

24th June 2022

  Oba Oyekan I reigned as the Lagos Monarch from March 1885 to September 30, 1900. He ascended the throne about a month after the death of his father, Oba Dosunmu. Read more about Nigerians in history Prince Oyekan vs. Chief Apena Ajasa incident In 1883, Oba Dosunmu, Oyekan’s father called a meeting to heal … Continue reading Nigerians In History: Oba Oyekan

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Yanmo Omorogbe, Co-founder And COO Of Bamboo

22nd June 2022

The Nigerian tech ecosystem is predominantly male, and only a few women are involved actively in the sector. This gender difference is a reflection of both African and global realities. Only 30 per cent of tech professionals in sub-Saharan Africa are women. Despite this, Nigerian women operating in the tech sector have been able to receive … Continue reading Yanmo Omorogbe, Co-founder And COO Of Bamboo

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Nigerian Student Emerges Best Graduating Student At Howard University Medical School

21st June 2022

The Nigerian is a recipient of numerous awards such as the Howard University Medical Alumni Association Alumni Award, Michael Oliver Dumas Prize, Dr M. Wharton Young Prize, Merck Manual Awards, and more. Read more about Discover Nigeria A 22-year-old Nigerian lady identified as BoubiniMiyensinte Jones-Wonni has displayed the ingenuity of Nigeria at the global level … Continue reading Nigerian Student Emerges Best Graduating Student At Howard University Medical School

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Nigerians In History: Karim Ayinla Babalola

20th June 2022

Olowu was born in Lagos, Nigeria on 7 June 1924 to B. M. S. Olowu and R. A. Olowu (née Tinubu). He is the first grandson of Madam Tinubu and Saka Tinubu, part of a wealthy Yoruba family. He attended Saint Paul’s Primary School, Breadfruit Lagos wherein 1936 he began his sporting career and represented … Continue reading Nigerians In History: Karim Ayinla Babalola

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Do You Know: First West African To Be Elected As The President Of UNESCO General Conference: Michael Omolewa

17th June 2022

  Michael Abiola Omolewa is a Nigerian diplomat, scholar, education historian, and civil servant. Omolewa is an emeritus professor of adult education at the University of Ibadan. He is a former deputy chair of the governing board of the Commonwealth of Learning in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Omolewa is also a member of the Commonwealth … Continue reading Do You Know: First West African To Be Elected As The President Of UNESCO General Conference: Michael Omolewa

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Do You Know : Nigeria’s First Female Administrative Officer And First Federal Permanent Secretary-Francesca Emanuel 

15th June 2022

Francesca Emanuel was Nigeria’s first female administrative officer and first federal permanent secretary. She was awarded Commander of Order of the Niger (CON). Early life Read more about Do you know? She was born on 19 September 1933, and had her secondary education in Holy Child College, Lagos and attended the University of Ibadan, where … Continue reading Do You Know : Nigeria’s First Female Administrative Officer And First Federal Permanent Secretary-Francesca Emanuel 

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Do You Know: First Nigerian Nuclear Physicist – Frank Nwachukwu Ndili

14th June 2022

  Frank Nwachukwu Ndili was born on the 6th of October, 1934. He was the 1st Nigerian Nuclear Physicist and the 7th Vice Chancellor (President) of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He served as Vice Chancellor (President) of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka from 1980 until he was succeeded by Professor Chimere Ikoku in 1985. … Continue reading Do You Know: First Nigerian Nuclear Physicist – Frank Nwachukwu Ndili

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Doyin Abiola: The First Woman Editor Of A Nigerian Daily Newspaper

Doyinsola Hamidat Abiola (Nee Aboaba) was the Managing Director and Publisher of the National Concord Newspaper. She is the first Nigerian woman to be an editor of a Nigerian daily newspaper. Education and Career Read more about Do you know? Dr. Doyin Abiola was educated at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria where she earned a … Continue reading Doyin Abiola: The First Woman Editor Of A Nigerian Daily Newspaper

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Women You Should Know Nike Davies-Okundaye

Nike Okundaye was born in 1951 in Ogidi, Kogi State, in North-Central Nigeria, and was brought up amidst the traditional weaving and dyeing as practiced in her hometown. Her parents and great-grandmother were musicians and craftspeople, who specialized in the areas of cloth weaving, adire making, indigo dyeing and leather. Nike Davies-Okundaye is a well-reputed … Continue reading Women You Should Know Nike Davies-Okundaye

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Men You Should Know: Ifiesimama “Ifie” Sekibo

Ifiesimama “Ifie” Sekibo was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on April 18th, in the year 1965. He attended both primary and secondary schools in Port Harcourt before proceeding to the University of Science & Technology, Port Harcourt where he obtained a degree in accountancy. He attended the Harvard Business School between 2006 and 2009. … Continue reading Men You Should Know: Ifiesimama “Ifie” Sekibo

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Men You Should Know: Datti Baba Ahmed

12th June 2022

Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed is a Nigerian economist and politician. He was a Senator and founder of Baze University, Abuja and Baba-Ahmed University Kano (Awaiting License). He is also the Pro-chancellor of Baze University Abuja where the Baze University Hospital which is said to be the biggest private hospital in Africa is domiciled. Read more about … Continue reading Men You Should Know: Datti Baba Ahmed

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Do You Know? The First And Only Mayor Of Lagos State

10th June 2022

Abubakar Ibiyinka Olorun-Nimbe is the name. He was a Nigerian medical doctor and politician who was the first and only Mayor of Lagos. He also represented Lagos in the Legislative Council. Read more about Do you know? Background Olorun-Nimbe was born in 1908, in Lagos to the family of Abdur-Raham and Ramotu Olorunimbe. His father … Continue reading Do You Know? The First And Only Mayor Of Lagos State

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Do You Know? The First Black Rhodes Professor At St Antony’s College, Oxford Is A Nigerian?

9th June 2022

Wale Adebanwi was born in 1969. He is a Nigerian-born first Black Rhodes Professor at St Antony’s College, Oxford where he was, until June 2021, a Professor of Race Relations and a Governing Board Fellow. He is currently a Presidential Penn Compact Professor of Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Read more about Do … Continue reading Do You Know? The First Black Rhodes Professor At St Antony’s College, Oxford Is A Nigerian?

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Do You Know? Emmanuel Arinze Ifeajuna Was The First Black African To Win A Gold Medal At An International Sports Event

7th June 2022

  An Igbo from Onitsha, Anambra State, he was a science graduate of the University College of Ibadan and became involved in politics, later joining the military.  Emmanuel Arinze Ifeajuna was a Nigerian army major and high jumper. He was the first Black African to win a gold medal at an international sports event when … Continue reading Do You Know? Emmanuel Arinze Ifeajuna Was The First Black African To Win A Gold Medal At An International Sports Event

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Did You Know? Ikponmwosa ‘IK’ Osakioduwa Was Formerly Also Known As ‘WildChild’?

5th June 2022

  If you are a viewer of shows like Nigerian Idol or a lot of award shows in Nigeria, you probably have come across this guy. Ikponmwosa Osakioduwa, popularly referred to as ‘IK’. IK is a Nigerian radio and television on-air personality who is known for his work with Rhythm 93.7 FM. He is also … Continue reading Did You Know? Ikponmwosa ‘IK’ Osakioduwa Was Formerly Also Known As ‘WildChild’?

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Men You Should Know: Ausbeth Ajagu

3rd June 2022

Ajagu was born in Asaba, Nigeria. Though he lives in Canada, he is a native of Nimo in Njikoka in Anambra State. He attended Oneh Primary School, Asaba, Delta State from 1971 to 1976 and later Osadedenis High School from 1976 to 1981. Read more about Men you should know He was a student of … Continue reading Men You Should Know: Ausbeth Ajagu

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Men You Should Know: Ben Akabueze

1st June 2022

Ben Akabueze is a Nigerian Chartered Accountant and the current Director-General of the Budget office for the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He served as the CEO of NAL Bank Plc (now Sterling Bank Plc) and was two terms Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget with the Lagos State Government. Akabueze obtained a B.Sc in Accounting … Continue reading Men You Should Know: Ben Akabueze

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