Aguiyi-Ironsi adopted the name “Johnson” as his first name from his elder sister’s husband, Theophilus Johnson, who was a Sierra Leonean diplomat in Umuahia.
Adolf Hitler committed suicide 10 days after his 56th birthday on April 30, 1945...
In 1977, President Jimmy Carter awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom (the highest civilian award of the United States of America) to Martin Luther King.
Shehu Shagari was the 6th child of his father, 6th Head-of-State of Nigeria, and also had 6 federal government appointments before he became President.
Among the ancient Egyptians, women were respected, birth control was used, and premarital sex was rampant.
Ibadan was founded by the Yoruba people in 1750. It became a Yoruba military headquarters in 1829 and came under British rule in 1893...
On December 5, 1893, Herbert Macaulay became the first Nigerian to qualify as a civil engineer and a member of the British Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).
Sankara renamed Burkina Faso, or "land of the upright people", and introduce progressist policies that distanced his regime from other former French colonies.
In 1995, after the execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa, Time magazine named Abacha “Thug of the Year.” In 2004, Abacha was listed as the fourth most corrupt leader in history.
Bello once referred to Nigeria as the "mistake of 1914" but later worked for and gave his best for the new nation of Nigeria.
In 15 years of conquest, Alexander the Great never lost a battle. His military tactics and strategies are still studied in military academies today.
Pablo Escobar was one of the wealthiest criminals in history. In 1987, his personal wealth was at least $3 billion.
Murtala Muhammed remains the youngest Nigerian Head-of-State to die in office at 37 years, 3 months and 5 days; and the only one to die before the age of 40...
Niger, Katsina, and Ogun States are the only states to have produced two Nigerian leaders who have ruled the country.
A majority of Nigeria's 36 states got their names from rivers, urban legends, and acronym of major cities...
Athena also played a vital role at the beginning of the Trojan War, as she along with Hera and Aphrodite involved themselves in a feud.
A simple mistake, neglect, laziness, and even frustration led to the creation of some of the world's famous foods.
Alvan Ikoku and his son, Samuel Goomsu Ikoku (1922–1997), were political rivals. Samuel won an election against his father at the Eastern Regional Assembly elections on March 15, 1957.
We all know of the British Royal Family and how proper their vocabulary is. But...there are some completely normal words they are not allowed to say...
Abeokuta was a sovereign nation for 20 years and 11 months before the British amalgamated her with the rest of Nigeria in 1914...