Did Tinubu call Buhari an Ethnic Bigot, Religious Fanatic in 2003?

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu allegedly labelled incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari as an “ethnic bigot and a religious fanatic” in 2003.

How Emir Sanusi of Kano flouted the First Law of Power in 1963

In April 1963, Emir Muhammadu Sanusi of Kano flouted the First Law of Power and was deposed by the Sardauna of Sokoto, Sir Ahmadu Bello...

A Timeline of the 2020 EndSARS Protest in Nigeria

The October 2020 EndSARS Protest in Nigeria actively lasted for 17 days; from October 7, 2020, to October 24, 2020.

What the British Did to Nigeria!

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.

How Nigeria’s Third Republic Failed in 1993

Nigeria’s Third Republic, which began as a transition programme in 1992, was eventually buried by General Sani Abacha on November 17, 1993.

How Nigeria’s Second Republic Fell in 1983

Nigeria's Second Republic, which fell on December 31, 1983, has been described as being ‘prebendal’. Shehu Shagari ruled as executive president.

How Nigeria’s First Republic Fell in 1966

Nigeria’s First Republic lasted for less than three years until it fell on January 15, 1966, after the country’s first military coup.
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.

How General Olusegun Obasanjo Americanized Nigeria in 1979

In 1979, General Olusegun Obasanjo ditched the British-style parliamentary system and opted for the American-style presidential system...

Was President Shehu Shagari overthrown because of corruption?

Shehu Shagari was the only democratically elected President of Nigeria’s Second Republic. The post-civil war military government led by...

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

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.

Top 8 Events that led to the Nigerian Civil War

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.

Who are the Real Founding Fathers of Nigeria?

Another of Nigeria’s founding fathers was Olayinka Hebert Macaulay who has been referred to as the Father of Nigerian nationalism.

How Olusegun Obasanjo Saved Nigeria’s Democracy in 1999

Olusegun Obasanjo created the EFCC and the ICPC to combat corruption. He also ntroduced the GSM to improve communication in Nigeria...
Ogbunigwe: The Scientific Wonder of the Nigeria-Biafra War

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

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 Ibrahim Babangida annulled the June 12, 1993, Presidential Election

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

The June 12, 1993, presidential election represented a break with past traditions of ethnic, religious, and regional conflicts and raised hopes for unifying the nation.
abacha's death

What really caused General Sani Abacha’s death on June 8, 1998?

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.
britain bought nigeria

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.
A History of Indirect Rule in Nigeria

A History of Indirect Rule in Nigeria

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

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...

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