In 15 years of conquest, Alexander the Great never lost a battle. His military tactics and strategies are still studied in military academies today.
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).
Pablo Escobar was one of the wealthiest criminals in history. In 1987, his personal wealth was at least $3 billion.
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.
The First World War was a universal war centred in Europe. The War to end all Wars began on July 28, 1914, and lasted until November 11, 1918.
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...
A simple mistake, neglect, laziness, and even frustration led to the creation of some of the world's famous foods.
Adolf Hitler committed suicide 10 days after his 56th birthday on April 30, 1945...
Abeokuta was a sovereign nation for 20 years and 11 months before the British amalgamated her with the rest of Nigeria in 1914...
Niger, Katsina, Kano 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...
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.
In 1953, Sir Ahmadu Bello referred to Nigeria as the "mistake of 1914". Interestingly, the country's Democracy Day is now celebrated on his birthday.
Ibadan was founded by the Yoruba people in 1750. It became a Yoruba military headquarters in 1829 and came under British rule in 1893...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Murtala Muhammed remains the youngest Nigerian Head-of-State to die in office at the age of 37, and the only one to die before the age of 40...
Cross River State is the leading tourism state in Nigeria. Especially the capital, Calabar. Visitors from different parts of Nigeria come to the city in large numbers all year round.