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Renowned Nigerian journalist Dele Giwa was the editor-in-chief of the then famous Newswatch magazine which he co-founded with Dan Agbese, Yakubu Mohammedand Ray Ekpu in 1984, two years before his Read more…


The Nigerian civil war (Biafran war) was one of the most brutal conflict to have happened in Nigeria. It was the death of thousands from both sides including women and Read more…


Candido Da Rocha is a wealthy business man and the first millionaire in Nigeria, He was an entrepreneur whose activities did not follow the trend of popular economic theories. He Read more…


‘Doctor’ Ishola Oyenusi is a name etched in the history of Nigeria as one of the most violent armed robbers, a criminal who unleashed boundless terror on many Nigerians. But Read more…


The history of Nigeria will never be complete if the flag is not mentioned, talkless of the person who took his time to design the country’s logo. History records that Read more…


A powerful prophet once lived in Nigeria his name was John Adeyemo Adeyemi. He was an Aladura missionary who worked as a prophet between 1952 and year 2006 mostly in Read more…


  Bode Thomas was born to a wealthy trader, John Thomas in 1918. He attended C.M.S. Grammar School, a missionary school founded by Samuel Ajayi Crowther. He travelled to London Read more…


The Arogbo Ijaw Kingdom was founded by King PEREBINYENMOH OGBONU who migrated from Gbaran Ijaw to Ukparama about the 14th century and settled at a place EKPETORON in the present Read more…


History will not forgive us if we forget to share stories that can preach humility and good lessons about how to shun arrogance in our day to day livelihood. The Read more…


President Olusegun Obasanjo is no doubt one of the most powerful people in the world today. However, the powerful person of today was a young, powerless person of yesterday. Part Read more…


Pastor Adeboye is a respected man of God in Nigeria and the world over. One wonders if such an anointed man can ask a lady out! The story of what Read more…


The great man of God, Bishop Oyedepo is a man of many parts. A Pastor of Pastors and a mentor of millions of people across the world. He exudes confidence Read more…


Sir Louis Odumegwu Ojukwu, OBE (1908-1966) was the father of Colonel Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, the President of the secessionist state of Biafra. Sir Louis was the wealthiest person in Nigeria Read more…


Prior to independence, the Nigerian Army first began as the Royal West African Frontier Force which was founded in 1900. Officers were dully trained by the British which saw them Read more…


Igbo people in Jamaica were shipped by Europeans onto the island between the 18th and 19th centuries as enslaved labour on plantations. Igbo people constituted a large portion of the Read more…


The Untold Story of Former Head of State’s Eldest Son Ibrahim Abacha Who Died After Nigerian Air Force Presidential Jet Crashed In Kano In 1996. Late Ibrahim Abacha Being the Read more…


Today the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari turned 77. I wish the President the best of wishes with long life and prosperity. This brings us Read more…


They have been a lot of post-independent robbery operations in Nigeria, perpetrated by notorious armed robbers. Some of these bandits and cohorts were feared days and nights that governments were Read more…


The 43rd Alaaye of Efon-Alaaye, Kabiyesi Oba Samuel Adeniran Asusumasa Atewogboye II, his herbalist and one of his servants and Gabriel Olabirinjo, were all hanged to death for The Ritual Read more…


There are two versions of story about how Ìjẹ̀sà people come to be. One is traced to Odùduwà and the second is a pure myth. The first one says: Odùduwà Read more…


History is us. It is about our forefathers, our past, our culture ….e.t.c Having full knowledge of it is paramount for every citizen in the world. Shehu Shagari died recently Read more…


Nigeria History: Colonial Rule in Nigeria and Nigeria’s struggle for Independence in brief. During the reign of Shongai empire in the 16th century, Islamic art and culture was widely spread Read more…


Former Nigerian Head of State, General Murtala Ramat Muhammed had N7,000 in his bank account when he was assassinated on 13 February 1976. His son Risqua Muhammed, made the startling Read more…


Risqua Muhammed, a son to the former Nigerian Head of State, late General Murtala Muhammed, on Monday said his late father left only N7,000 in his bank account despite being Read more…


I was in the first cabinet that was overthrown by the military in this country. I entered parliament in December 12, 1959. And I remained in parliament until January 15, Read more…


Ken Saro Wiwa was Gen. Abacha’s good friend before and after the civil war. They were family friends and those that still remember have not forgotten how Gen. Abacha used Read more…


BY FANI KAYODE As Nigerians there are certain qoutes and statements that we must enshrine and entrench in our spirits, minds and souls and that we must never forget if Read more…


The wedding held at Our Lady Queen of Nigeria Catholic Church in Abuja, and it was officiated by the Arch Bishop Onaiyekan- who was the Archbishop of Abuja Diocese at Read more…


Patrick Olusegun Odegbami was born on the 27th of August, 1952 in Lagos but grew up in the northern city of Jos, Plateau state. Considered one of the greatest football Read more…


Government practiced in Nigeria: All countries are known to be headed and overseen by a governing authority made of a set of ruling parties whose end is promote the happiness Read more…


MKO Abiola, widely believed to have won the June 12 1993 presidential poll, will be honored posthumously by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday. The election was annulled by the government Read more…


Grandmother, Grace Atinuke, born November 16, 1931, is known to be the first ever Miss Nigeria, having won the pageant — also the maiden edition — in 1957. Though she Read more…


Nigeria’s history cannot be told without the worthy mention of the Ransome-Kuti family, particularly because of the contribution of the well-known nationalist matriarch of the family, Fumilayo Ransome-Kuti. Some of Read more…


The terrible death of the famous Nigerian journalist, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Newswatch Magazine, Dele Giwa reads more like a page from an espionage screenplay than a real-life event as Read more…


How much do you know about Nigeria, especially her leaders? Who founded the Central Bank of Nigeria? Did you know that Obasanjo had no shoe when he wooed his first Read more…


Nigeria was a Federal State of three Regions: Northern, Western, and Eastern. Additionally, provinces, were abolished in 1976 and today country has a 36 state country In Nigeria, a state Read more…


Many people today make use of the Nigerian naira but don’t know its history as well as the various signs, symbols and it worth. The official currency, currently used in Read more…


The deposed Emir of Gwandu made this declaration in an interview with the Sun. He was reacting to a new book authored by General Muhammadu Ilyasu Bashar (retd.) who replaced Read more…


The civil war which started 6 July 1967 lasted for 3 years and is popularly known as the Nigeria-Biafra war and almost destroyed the unity of Nigeria. Thee civil war Read more…


France secretly armed Biafra in the self-proclaimed republic’s attempt to break away from Nigeria in a bid to weaken British and US influence in Africa, documents seen by RFI reveal Read more…


Mary Nwametu Nzimiro was born October 16, 1898 in Oguta, Imo state. Her father was one of the first two warrant chiefs for Oguta appointed by Britain’s Queen Victoria and Read more…


Nigeria is celebrating her 59th year as a sovereign nation today and over the years, the country has been under the supervision of several Military heads of state and elected Read more…


Nigeria gained independence on 1 October 1960. A new law established a federal system with an elected prime minister and a ceremonial head of state. NCNC, now traveled by Azikiwe Read more…


Nnamdi Azikiwe, Nigeria’s first President and a vigorous champion of African independence from European colonial rule, died Saturday in a hospital in his native eastern Nigeria after a long illness. Read more…


Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, reveals that the late dictator, Gen. Sani Abacha wanted him, the late Shehu Musa Yar’Adua and the June 12 hero, the late Moshood Abiola, dead Read more…


In I985, former military Ruler, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, Kicked Buhari out of Office through Military Coup Dict-act and Former National Security Adviser to ex president, Goodluck Jonathan, Sambo Dasuki Immediately Read more…


On this day, 13th of February, 1976, General Ramat Murtala Muhammed was assassinated on his way to work by some military men who were loyalists of the then Head of Read more…


Popular Southern Kaduna Leader Calls On The Restructuring Of Nigeria Or They Divide And Break Up Of The Country , says We are still under colonial Bondage. Lord Lugard who Read more…


BY – FANI-KAYODE May 30th, 2019 represents the 52nd anniversary of the declaration of the Republic of Biafra. I have written the following contribution to help mark that day. I Read more…


The 800s, in the Americas and Europe, was an interesting and busy era, which was filled with noble resistance and revolts from Black men and women all over the world. Read more…


The Nigerian civil war otherwise known as the Biafra war in 1967, broke out as a result of the decision of the Igbos to break out of Nigeria. The Easterners Read more…

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