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Why Nigeria changed from Right-Hand to Left-Hand Drive in 1972

Nigeria had been driving with British imported right-hand-drive cars, but after the civil war, it shifted to using left-hand drive cars on April 2, 1972.
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A Short History of Onitsha

Onitsha became part of the British protectorate in 1884 which made the British colonial government and Christian missionaries penetrate most of Igboland...
Nigerian Civil War (1967-1970)

The Nigerian Civil War (1967-1970)

The Nigerian civil war witnessed the death of about one to three million Nigerians, with the majority being from the Eastern region.
Why Ibrahim Babangida annulled the June 12, 1993, Presidential Election

Why Ibrahim Babangida annulled the June 12, 1993, Presidential Election

The June 12, 1993, elections represented a break with past traditions of ethnic, religious, and regional conflicts and raised hopes for unifying the nation...
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A Short History of Abeokuta

Abeokuta, the story of the home of the Egba people, started with their liberation from the rulership of the Alaafin of Oyo Empire.
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How the “Curse of Ogun State” may cut short Muhammadu Buhari’s Presidency

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Every occupant of the President/Head of State and Vice President/Deputy Head of State offices in Nigeria who hails from the South-West is from Ogun State.
Ogbunigwe: The Scientific Wonder of the Nigeria-Biafra War

Ogbunigwe: The Scientific Wonder of the Nigeria-Biafra War (1967-1970)

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The Ogbunigwe was used in combat during the Nigerian civil war and at the height of production, about 500 units were being produced every day in Biafra.
Why the April 22, 1990, Gideon Orkar Coup failed

Why the April 22, 1990, Gideon Orkar Coup failed

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.
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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.
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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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...

How Britain bought Nigeria for ₦53 billion in 1900

The West African country of Nigeria was never a nation. The country was bought and sold like a commodity by the British at the turn of the 20th century.
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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.
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.
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".
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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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Top 8 Events that led to the Nigerian Civil War

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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.
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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.”
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The Nigerian Naira (₦): A History of its Rise and Fall

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On January 1, 1973, the Nigerian Naira replaced the Nigerian pound with an exchange rate of ₦2 to £1 in the UK and ₦1 to $0.6 in the U.S.
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