A CarnageBefore Dawn
The events of January 15, 1966, marked a turning point in the history of Nigeria and will forever go down as one of the nation’s most defining moments.
ANCIENT HISTORYHistorical ErasExplore
What Were Africans Doing During the Life of Jesus Christ?
Jesus Christ of Nazareth lived from around 6 B.C. when Augustus Caesar was Emperor of Rome to around the year 30 A.D.
Imhotep: The Real Father of Medicine is from Africa
What made Imhotep stand out, particularly in the world of Egyptian medicine at the time, was that his medical discoveries were not based on magic.
Ancient Egypt: From Roman Rule (30 B.C) to Arab Conquest (639...
The Romans would go on to rule Egypt for nearly 700 years before the Arabs, in December 639, conquered the ancient African kingdom.
MEDIEVAL HISTORYMIDDLE AGESRead All
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10 Strange Facts about the Love Life of Ancient Egyptians
Among the ancient Egyptians, women were respected, birth control was used, and premarital sex was rampant.
Top 13 Interesting Facts About Thomas Sankara
Sankara renamed Burkina Faso, or "land of the upright people", and introduce progressist policies that distanced his regime from other former French colonies.
Marie Curie: The Woman Who Changed Science
Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the only woman to win two Nobel prizes in different science fields (Physics and Chemistry).
Werner Forssmann: The Nobel Prize winner who “touched his own heart”
In 1956, Werner Forssmann shared the Nobel Prize in Medicine (with Andre Cournand and Dickinson Richards) to develop a heart catheterization technique...
Ignaz Semmelweis: The Hungarian Doctor beaten to death for promoting Handwashing
Ignaz Semmelweis struggled for years to promote his... ground-breaking handwashing policies but was beaten to death in 1865. He was just 47.
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Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi: Did the General deserve to die?
Ironsi's proclamation of Decree 34 on May 24, 1966, marked the beginning of the end for him. The decree strengthened the centre, thereby removing the powers granted to the regions.
Ernest Shonekan (1936-2022): A Child of Circumstance
At around 3:30 p.m. on August 26, 1993, Ernest Shonekan was sworn in as Nigeria’s new Head of State by Chief Justice Mohammed Bello.
Top 5 Looted Treasures from Africa
Reports say 80-90% of Africa’s looted treasures are currently held abroad – mostly in European nations.
Amalgamation of 1914: Why Lord Lugard Joined Northern and Southern Nigeria
Why Ojukwu declared the Republic of Biafra in 1967
Did the British really develop India?
Ibrahim Babangida: The Untold Story of an Evil Genius
Mary Toft: The English Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits
How Agbani Darego beat Scotland, China, Others to Miss World 2001 Crowning
Is Lagos a No Man's Land?
How Britain bought Nigeria for ₦53 billion in 1899
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The Super Eagles at the FIFA World Cup (1994-2018)
The Super Eagles made its debut at the 1994 edition of the World Cup. Since its debut, the team has only failed to qualify for the tournament twice.
A History of Nigerian Football: From Red Devils to Super Eagles
The Nigerian Football Team was not known as the Super Eagles from its inception in 1949. The football team was known as the...Green Eagles.
Why Nigeria, 27 African Countries boycotted the 1976 Montréal Olympic Games
Montréal was the first Canadian city to hold an Olympic Games in 1976. The 21st Olympiad took place between July 17 and August 1, 1976.