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Dele Giwa death

How Dele Giwa was Bombed to Death in 1986

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Dele Giwa kept moaning the refrain, “They have got me.” Who he referred to as “they” still remains a riddle to this day.
21 Interesting Facts about Sani Abacha

21 Interesting Facts about Sani Abacha

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.
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1843: The Year Christianity entered Abeokuta

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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.
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How Bola Ige, Funsho Williams were assassinated in the early 2000s

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While Bola Ige was shot and killed in Ibadan, Funsho Williams was stabbed and strangled to death at his home in Lagos.
On Aburi We Stand

Aburi Accord: What Really Happened in Ghana in 1967 that led to the Nigerian...

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In January 1967, representatives from the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Eastern Region met in Ghana to agree on what is now known as the Aburi Accord...
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Why Usman dan Fodio’s 1804 Sokoto Jihad failed in Kanem-Bornu

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Kanem-Bornu, now in present-day Northern Nigeria, was the only real opposition to Usman dan Fodio's 1804 Sokoto Jihad.
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Iwe Irohin: Nigeria’s First Newspaper (1859-1867)

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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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How Operation Wetie led to the 1966 Nigerian Coup D’état

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The full story of how the political rivalry between Ladoke Akintola and Obafemi Awolowo led to Nigeria's First Coup D'état in 1966...
Hadiza Lantana Oboh

The Tragic Story of Hadiza Oboh, Nigeria Airways’ First Female Pilot

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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.
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Was Calabar ever the capital of Nigeria?

Although Calabar was the capital of this new Protectorate of Southern Nigeria, however, most of the colonial, diplomatic activities and high-level official businesses were carried out in Lagos.
A History of Indirect Rule in Nigeria

A History of Indirect Rule in Nigeria

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Indirect Rule was a system of governance that was predominantly used by Britain to govern pre-existing power structures in colonial Africa. The French used...
Joseph Gomwalk

Was Joseph Gomwalk guilty of the 1976 Dimka Coup?

Joseph Gomwalk was only 41 years old when he was executed on May 15, 1976, in Lagos, the federal capital.
Ibrahim Babangida Evil Genius

Ibrahim Babangida: The Untold Story of an “Evil Genius”

No other government in Nigerian history has presided over such a major expansion of government bureaucracy as the Ibrahim Babangida administration.
biafra-exist

Does Biafra still exist?

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In his No Victor, No Vanquished speech on January 15, 1970, General Yakubu Gowon asserted that “the so-called 'Rising Sun of Biafra' is set forever.”
July 29 - The Day Aguiyi-Ironsi, Gowon, Nzeogwu met their doom

July 29: The Day Aguiyi-Ironsi, Gowon, Nzeogwu met their doom

July 29 remains a significant day in Nigeria’s history as the three men who changed the fate of the country met their doom on that day. Aguiyi-Ironsi, Gowon, and Nzeogwu.
How Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti "sacked" the Alake of Egbaland in 1949

How Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti ‘sacked’ the Alake of Egbaland in 1949

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Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, with thousands of Egba women, led a two-year protest against the Alake of Abeokuta which resulted in his abdication on January 3, 1949.
Umaru Dikko Kidnap

How the Umaru Dikko Kidnap of July 1984 Failed

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".
yaradua-jonathan-doctrine-of-necessity

How Goodluck Jonathan became Nigeria’s President in 2010

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.
Ahebi Ugbabe: The ony Female King of Colonial Nigeria

Ahebi Ugbabe: The Only Female King of Colonial Nigeria

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Ahebi Ugbabe has been described succinctly by Nwando Achebe in her book, The Female King of Colonial Nigeria: Ahebi Ugbabe, published in 2011...
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Saburi Biobaku: How UNILAG Vice-Chancellor was nearly killed in 1965

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Professor Saburi Biobaku least expected it. A radical student activist...surged forward from the crowd and stabbed the Vice-Chancellor at the back...
chinua-achebe-nobel-prize-literature

Why Chinua Achebe never won the Nobel Prize in Literature

Chinua Achebe twice declined the Nigerian award of Commander of the Federal Republic (CFR) in 2004 and 2011.
Nigeria's Crude Oil - Niger Delta

Nigeria’s Crude Oil: A Blessing or a Curse to the Niger Delta?

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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.
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