Monthly Archive: March 2019

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Gambo Sawaba: A Symbol of Women Liberation

Despite low education and coming from the northern part of Nigeria where women are least encouraged and their education neglected, Gambo Sawaba, forced into early marriage at age 16, struggled through all these obstacles to emerge as a sweet, dynamic, independent...

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Idris Alooma, the Mai of Bornu

Undisputably the greatest ruler of the Central African State of the Kanem-Bornu Empire, Idris Alooma (also Idris Alaoma , or Idris Alauma ) remains the only Bornu King whose name has survived the test of time. Idris lived at the same...

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Why Calabar was never the Capital of Nigeria

In a primary school in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, a male teacher was coaching the pupils on current affairs of Nigeria. The session attracted me as I listened with rapt attention. Then, he asked a question that many historians don’t...

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POTUS Fact 20: The only Pastor to become President

James Abram Garfield (November 19, 1831–September 19, 1881) was the 20th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1881, until his assassination later that year. Garfield had served nine terms in the House of Representatives, and had been elected...

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Be a Good Example

King Louis XIV (September 5, 1638 – September 1, 1715) of France, remains the longest reigned monarch in European history. He reigned for 72 years and 110 days. He was 4 years old when he became king. During Louis’ reign, France...