Author: Ayomide Akinbode

Unbowed! Unbent! Unbroken! A Perfect Gentleman...
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POTUS Fact 17: First President to be Impeached

No President rose from abject, desperate and humble beginnings as the 17th President of the United States, Andrew Johnson (December 29, 1808 – July 31, 1875) who served as Commander-in-Chief from April 15, 1865 to March 4, 1869. Johnson succeeded to...

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Love Your Neighbour as Yourself

During the Nigeria-Biafra civil war, many Igbo people fled other parts of the country for the East because they were being killed and massacred wantonly and the government was doing nothing about it. Many abandoned their homes, properties and businesses for...

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The Titanic Story: Who are you?

There were three ships which were nearby when the Titanic sunk on April 15, 1912. One of them was known as the Sampson. It was 7 miles away from the Titanic and they saw the white flares signaling danger, but because...

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How Bode Thomas ‘barked’ to death

Oba Adeniran Adeyemi II was the Alaafin of Oyo, between 1945 and 1954, until he was forced into exile by the Action Group- led government of the Western Region of Nigeria, as a result of the death of the Deputy leader...

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POTUS Fact 15: The only Bachelor President

James Buchanan, Jr. (April 23, 1791 – June 1, 1868) was the 15th President of the United States from 1857–1861 and the last to be born in the 18th century. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the 17th United...

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Alhassan Dantata: Wealth, Wealth Everywhere

Alhaji Alhassan Dantata (1877 – August 17, 1955) was a Nigerian businessman who was the wealthiest man in West Africa at the time of his death. Birth and Early Life Dantata’s father was Abdullahi, a man from the village of Danshayi,...

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Is Lagos a No-Man’s Land?

Lagos was originally inhabited by the Awori subgroup of the Yoruba people in the 15th century, who called it “Oko” or farm in English language. Under the leadership of the Oloye Olofin, the Awori moved to an island now called Iddo...

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Abubakar Tafawa Balewa: The Golden Voice of Africa

Nigeria’s first Prime Minister Alhaji (Sir) Abubakar Tafawa Balewa (1912- January 15, 1966) was popularly known as “The Golden Voice of Africa”. Tafawa Balewa took its name from two corrupted Fulani words: “Tafari” (rock) and “Baleri” (Black). So he grew up...