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Youth Power: The Zikist Movement (Part 2)

29th June 2022

  The history of Nigeria’s independence struggle has featured popular names like Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, and Sir Ahmadu Bello. Other notable names include Sir Tafawa Balewa, Dr. Michael Okpara and S.L. Ankintola and a host of others. However, there are unsung heroes of the Nigeria independence movement, the Zikist Movement. The Zikist … Continue reading Youth Power: The Zikist Movement (Part 2)

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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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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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Nigerians in History: Bisi Silva

23rd February 2022

  Bisi Silva (Olabisi Obafunke Silva) was born on the 29th of May, 1962. She was a Nigerian contemporary art curator based in Lagos. She graduated with an MA in Visual Arts Administration: Curating and Commissioning Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art, London, in 1996. In the early days of her career, Silva … Continue reading Nigerians in History: Bisi Silva

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Nigerians in History: Kelechi Emeteole

22nd February 2022

  Kelechi Emeteole was born in 1951. He was a Nigerian football player and coach. He was part of the Nigeria national team in the 1976 African Cup of Nations hosted in Ethiopia. Throughout his career, he had been the coach of various teams like Heartland F.C., Enugu Rangers, El-Kanemi Warriors F.C. and the national … Continue reading Nigerians in History: Kelechi Emeteole

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Nigerians in History: Patrick Aziza

21st February 2022

  Patrick Aziza was born in Okpe local Government Area in Delta State on 23 December 1947. He was raised in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State. He went to Ibadan for his secondary education before joining the army and participating in the Nigerian Civil War (1967–1970). Aziza then attended the Nigeria Defence Academy, Kaduna, graduating in 1970. … Continue reading Nigerians in History: Patrick Aziza

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Nigerians in History: Antonio Oladeinde Fernandez

9th February 2022

Chief Antonio Oladeinde Fernandez was born on August 12, 1929, in Lagos, Nigeria, to a family with Portuguese-Brazilian and Yoruba heritage. His father was named Camut Akinwale or Kanut Akinwande Fernandez, born with the first name Yesufu, which he later changed. The Fernandez family descended from a Portuguese-Brazilian slave trader who settled in Lagos in … Continue reading Nigerians in History: Antonio Oladeinde Fernandez

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‘The Labour of our Heroes Past’: Securing the Future for the Coming Generation

7th February 2022

The fifth line of the first stanza of our national anthem reads, ‘The Labours of our heroes past, shall never be in vain!”. However, this evokes different thoughts in the mind of Nigerians when they sing this line of our anthem. Despite the setbacks of post-independence Nigeria, it’s important to recount some of the “labours … Continue reading ‘The Labour of our Heroes Past’: Securing the Future for the Coming Generation

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Nigerians In History: Talabi Braithwaite

12th November 2021

  Talabi Braithwaite was born on 2 July 1928 in Lagos. He was born into a family of many firsts, the Braithwaite family in Lagos. In 1880, Rev. I. Braithwaite led the first Anglican missionary expedition, which introduced the gospel to the Ijebu province in today’s Ogun State. Read more about Nigerians in history In … Continue reading Nigerians In History: Talabi Braithwaite

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Nigerians In History: Zakariya Maimalari

  Brigadier Zakariya Abubakar Hassan Maimalari was born on the 17th of January 1930 into the royal family of Maimalari, in Maimalari village of present-day Yobe State, Nigeria. At the tender age of four, he began his educational career at Nguru elementary school, also in present-day Yobe state. Read more about Nigerians in history He … Continue reading Nigerians In History: Zakariya Maimalari

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Nigerians in History: Abubakar Olusola Saraki

11th October 2021

  Olusola Saraki was born on 17 May 1933 at Kwara State. His mother was from Iseyin in Oyo State and his father was from Mali but studied Islamic Studies (Ile-Kewu) in Ilorin. His paternal ancestors were Fulanis who came from Mali about 150 to 200 years earlier. Read more about Nigerians in history Olusola … Continue reading Nigerians in History: Abubakar Olusola Saraki

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Nigerians In History: Yinka Craig

10th October 2021

  One of Nigeria’s iconic broadcasters and trailblazer in sports journalism, Yinka Craig, distinguished himself as a role model, a worthy mentor and a figurehead to many younger journalists both within and outside the field of sports journalism. Read more about Nigerians in history Early Life And Career Yinka Craig’s passion as a younger man … Continue reading Nigerians In History: Yinka Craig

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ThrowBack Thursday: Ahmadu Bello, Sardauna Of Sokoto & Premier Of Northern Region

26th August 2021

  Ahmadu Bello’s name rings a bell not only in the Northern part of Nigeria but equally across the country. Read more about ThrowBack Thursday Often in history books, he is referred to as one of the political figures murdered in the 1966 coup bloodbath, but the man has other layers to his legacy. Born … Continue reading ThrowBack Thursday: Ahmadu Bello, Sardauna Of Sokoto & Premier Of Northern Region

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Sungbo’s Eredo: Africa’s Largest Single Ancient Monument

31st July 2021

  The Sungbo’s Eredo is a 160 km rampart equipped with guard houses and moats. Sungbo’s Eredo is a system of defensive walls and ditches that is located southwest of the Yoruba town of Ijebu Ode in Ogun State, southwest Nigeria. Read more about History It was built in 800-1000 AD in honour of the … Continue reading Sungbo’s Eredo: Africa’s Largest Single Ancient Monument

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Nigerians In History: Yusuf Bala Bantex

  Though loved by many because of work ethics, hated by many because of political affiliations and respected by many because of unflinching loyalty, Barnabas Y. Bala Bantex is a man that the southern Kaduna demography will remember for a long time. Read more about Nigerians In History Born in 1956 to the family of … Continue reading Nigerians In History: Yusuf Bala Bantex

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The Dufuna Canoe

  In the previous article, the background and basic information about the Oldest boat in African history: the Dufuna Boat was given. The boat, which was found in Nigeria and represents Nigerian pride is also the second oldest known in the world. Part 2 is a continuation of the earlier part and it discusses the … Continue reading The Dufuna Canoe

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The Discovery Of The Dufuna Canoe, Africa’s Oldest Boat

  Africa’s oldest known boat, the Dufuna canoe was discovered in Dufuna village, Yobe state, by a Fulani Herdsman in May 1987, while he dug a well. Since the Dufuna canoe was discovered, archaeologists have been in a frenzy about it. Read more about History The canoe which was excavated by a combined team of … Continue reading The Discovery Of The Dufuna Canoe, Africa’s Oldest Boat

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ThrowBack Thursday: The Biafran Midwest Invasion (3)

22nd July 2021

  Did you read the Part One and I hope you enjoyed the Part Two? This episode is a continuation in this series of the Biafran Invasion of the Midwest during the Nigeria-Biafran War (1967-70). Col. Ademoyega summarily relieved Ifeajuna (one of 5 Majors in the January, 15 1966 coup) of his command and replaced … Continue reading ThrowBack Thursday: The Biafran Midwest Invasion (3)

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Did You Know? Sungbo’s Eredo, The Thousand-Year Old Remains Of A Yoruba Civilization

16th July 2021

  The story of Sungbo Eredo is as fascinating as its physically imposing remains. Today, it’s a discontinuous series of earthen work located to the South West of Ijebu Ode, much of it is situated in forested land. But in the past, it was a long, large, physically imposing defensive wall that roughly encircled the … Continue reading Did You Know? Sungbo’s Eredo, The Thousand-Year Old Remains Of A Yoruba Civilization

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ThrowBack Thursday: The Biafran Midwest Invasion(2)

8th July 2021

If you’re reading this, that means you must have read Part One and find this series really interesting. Let us continue our journey. Some of the other early key actors in the Midwest invasion by Biafran forces were Lt. Col Emmanuel Ifeajuna (one of the 5 Majors that plotted January 15, 1966, coup) as the … Continue reading ThrowBack Thursday: The Biafran Midwest Invasion(2)

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Did You Know? The Fascinating History Of Abeokuta

2nd July 2021

  The city of Abeokuta is the capital of Ogun State in South Western Nigeria. Home to more than half a million people, it sits 78 km north of Lagos and is a major stop on the interstate road running from Lagos to Ibadan. Read more about Did you know? An interesting fact about Abeokuta … Continue reading Did You Know? The Fascinating History Of Abeokuta

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Did You Know? Igbo-Ora, The Twin Capital Of The World

25th June 2021

  The town of Igbo-Ora sits 68 km west of Ibadan, and 80 km north of Lagos. Besides its status as the headquarters of Ibarapa Local Government Area in Oyo State, and hosting a college of Agriculture, it bears no telltale signs of significance observable by a first-time visitor. Read more about Did you know? … Continue reading Did You Know? Igbo-Ora, The Twin Capital Of The World

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ThrowBack Thursday: The Biafran Midwest Invasion (1)

24th June 2021

  The Midwest Invasion codenamed Operation Torch by the Biafran military forces happened between the 9th of August 1967 and 20th September 20, 1967. It was a military operation that saw the Biafran military forces seize portions of Nigeria’s territory in the old Midwest region. Read more about Throwback Thursday The march towards the Midwest … Continue reading ThrowBack Thursday: The Biafran Midwest Invasion (1)

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The History And Work Around Of Recession In Nigeria

12th June 2021

A recession is two-quarters of negative economic growth. The main metric for a nation’s economic growth is the GDP. Read more about Business The GDP, which is an acronym for Gross Domestic Product, is defined as the total monetary or market value of all the finished goods and services produced within a country’s borders in … Continue reading The History And Work Around Of Recession In Nigeria

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Did You Know? The Ancient Walls Of Kano City

4th June 2021

  “Needless to say, I have never seen or ever imagined anything like it in Africa.” Read more about Did you know? Those were the words of Sir Frederick Lugard, writing in 1903 about Kano’s walls after the British troops had captured the city. Lugard, who would go on to become Governor-General of the colony … Continue reading Did You Know? The Ancient Walls Of Kano City

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Did You Know? The Iwo Eleru Skull, Oldest Known Human Fossil In Nigeria

28th May 2021

  In 1965, Thurstan Shaw, a British archaeologist, discovered the partial remains of a skull. They had been excavating and studying material at Iho Eleru (‘cave of ashes’, also called Iwo Eleru) in what is now Ondo State. Read more about Did you know? Thurstan and his team knew that this was no ordinary find. … Continue reading Did You Know? The Iwo Eleru Skull, Oldest Known Human Fossil In Nigeria

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ThrowBack Thursday: Alvan Ikoku: Educationist, Activist And Statesman (1900-1971)

20th May 2021

  Alvan Azinna Ikoku was born on August 1, 1900 in Amanagwu, Arochukwu in Abia State. Read more about Throwback Thursday Between 1911 and 1914, Alvan attended the Arochukwu Government Primary School.  From there, he moved to Hope Waddell College, Calabar, where he was mates with Akanu Ibiam and Eyo Ita Esua between 1915 and … Continue reading ThrowBack Thursday: Alvan Ikoku: Educationist, Activist And Statesman (1900-1971)

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Nigerians In History: Abubakar Mahmoud Gumi

29th April 2021

  Abubakar Mahmud Gumi, born 5th November 1922, was an outspoken Islamic scholar and Grand Khadi of the Northern Region of Nigeria (1962–1967), a position which made him a central authority in the interpretation of the Sharia legal system in the region. Read more about Nigerians in history He was a close associate of Ahmadu … Continue reading Nigerians In History: Abubakar Mahmoud Gumi

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Nigerians In History: Augustine Echewodor Ukattah

24th April 2021

  Early life Augustine Echewodor Ukattah was born at Ahaba-Oloko in the Ikwuano Local Government Area of Abia State, Nigeria, on August 28, 1918. Ukattah was the fourth son of the Ukattah Nkor Abajuo family and Ejighiato Nwamgbede Ukattah, both of Ahaba-Oloko. Read more about Nigerians In History His father died when he was very … Continue reading Nigerians In History: Augustine Echewodor Ukattah

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Throwback Thursday: Samuel Johnson – Pioneer Historian In Nigeria And Peacemaker

22nd April 2021

  Samuel Johnson was born as the third of seven children of Henry Erugunjinmi Johnson & Sarah Johnson on June 24, 1846. Read more about Throwback Thursday Samuels father, Henry (who also gave himself the name Erugunjinmi) was a grandson of the 18th-century Alaafin Abiodun born in 1810. Born in the town of Oyo-Ile, capital … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Samuel Johnson – Pioneer Historian In Nigeria And Peacemaker

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