The first church service which ushered in Christianity to Abeokuta took place on Sunday, January 8, 1843. The service was conducted in Chief Sodeke's residence.
The October 2020 EndSARS Protest in Nigeria actively lasted for 17 days; from October 7, 2020, to October 24, 2020.
Did you know the total number of years the British spent in Nigeria as colonial masters? 99 straight years. Then, it was not officially known as Nigeria.
Kanem-Bornu, now in present-day Northern Nigeria, was the only real opposition to Usman dan Fodio's 1804 Sokoto Jihad.
President Goodluck Jonathan promised to revive the Groundnut Pyramids but he failed to fulfil that promise until he left office in 2015.
Nigeria's Second Republic, which fell on December 31, 1983, has been described as being ‘prebendal’. Shehu Shagari ruled as executive president.
Nigeria’s Third Republic, which began as a transition programme in 1992, was eventually buried by General Sani Abacha on November 17, 1993.
Nigeria’s First Republic lasted for less than three years until it fell on January 15, 1966, after the country’s first military coup.
The Nigerian civil war witnessed the death of about one to three million Nigerians, with the majority being from the Eastern region.
Umaru Dikko fled to London through the Republic of Benin...to Togo and took a flight to London from Lome. The minister had become "Nigeria's most wanted man".
After Abacha's death, Lieutenant-General Abdulsalami Abubakar, Nigeria's Chief of Defence Staff, was sworn in as the country's 11th Head-of-State.
In 1979, General Olusegun Obasanjo ditched the British-style parliamentary system and opted for the American-style presidential system...
Joseph Gomwalk was only 41 years old when he was executed on May 15, 1976, in Lagos, the federal capital.
With the fears that the power vacuum would lead to anarchy and a possible military takeover...they reached a compromise by adopting the Doctrine of Necessity.
The April 22, 1990, Gideon Orkar coup led to the speedy movement of the federal capital from Lagos to Abuja in 1991 which would disrupt the Abuja masterplan.
Shehu Shagari was the only democratically elected President of Nigeria’s Second Republic. The post-civil war military government led by...
The National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) recorded three thousand, two hundred and three (3,203) oil spills in the Niger Delta region between 2006 and 2010.
Ahebi Ugbabe has been described succinctly by Nwando Achebe in her book, The Female King of Colonial Nigeria: Ahebi Ugbabe, published in 2011...
While Bola Ige was shot and killed in Ibadan, Funsho Williams was stabbed and strangled to death at his home in Lagos.
Hadiza Oboh was the first and only female pilot of the defunct Nigeria Airways in the 1990s. She was an amazon in, not only, the Nigerian aviation industry but the world at large.
The Nigerian Civil War, also known as the Biafran War or the Nigeria-Biafra War, was a war fought to counter the secession of the Republic of Biafra from Nigeria.
In January 1866, Iwe Irohin appeared in two versions; one in English and the other in the Yoruba language. The English language version sold for one penny.
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