Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Josiah Ransome-Kuti: The Singing Minister of Abeokuta

Josiah Ransome-Kuti was also the first Nigerian to release a record album after he recorded many hymns (in the Yoruba language) in gramophone through Zonophone Records, London in 1925.
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Adegoke Adelabu: The Unforgettable Peculiar Penkelemesi

If there was anyone who tormented and fought the Action Group Party in pre-independence Nigeria, it would be that politician from...

How Ameyo Adadevoh stopped the 2014 Ebola Plague in Nigeria

When the swine flu spread to Lagos in 2012, Ameyo Adadevoh was the first doctor to diagnose and notify the Ministry of Health. Two years later, in 2014, she was again the first doctor to recognise another infectious virus – Ebola.

22 Interesting Facts about Abeokuta

Abeokuta was a sovereign nation for 20 years and 11 months before the British amalgamated her with the rest of Nigeria in 1914...

Israel Oludotun Ransome-Kuti: Teacher, Nation-Builder, Clergyman

Israel Oludotun Ransome-Kuti holds the record of the longest-serving president of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (23 years) and the principal of Abeokuta Grammar School (22 years).
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Ken Saro-Wiwa: Writer, Environmental Activist, Martyr

It took five attempts to hang Ken Saro-Wiwa before he spoke his last words and his body went limp.

Samuel Ladoke Akintola: Orator, Warlord, Legend

Samuel Ladoke Akintola was responsible for the establishment of the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife) in 1962 and the creation of the Cocoa House in 1965, while still the premier of the Western Region. He was also active in the construction of the Premier Hotel and other monuments in the Western Region.

Emeka Ojukwu: The Man Who Saw Tomorrow

Emeka Ojukwu could speak Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba, English, French, and Latin fluently. Interestingly, during the civil war, he always slept with his boots on.
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Festus Okotie-Eboh: Nigeria’s most flamboyant Politician

Festus Samuel Okotie-Eboh is unarguably the most flamboyant Nigerian politician of all time. As Federal Minister of Labour and Welfare and...
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Sir Ahmadu Bello: Warlord, Statesman, Politician

Sir AHMADU BELLO (June 12, 1909 – January 15, 1966) is still venerated by millions of Nigerians, especially his kinsmen –...

Dora Akunyili: The Woman with many Awards

Did you know that Dora Akunyili was a recipient of many awards? During her lifetime, she received 820 awards. In 2016, two years after her death, her husband discovered 110 more awards packed safely in her boxes, bringing the total to 930. No other Nigerian has won more.

Samuel Adegboyega: Pioneer of Apostolic Pentecostalism in Nigeria

Samuel Adegboyega was named Gbadebo after Oba Gbadebo I, the sixth Alake of Egbaland, Abeokuta, as he was from a royal house himself.
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40 Interesting Facts you did not know about Ibadan

The city of Ibadan was created in 1829 as a war camp for warriors coming from Oyo, Ife, and Ijebu. A...
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Bashorun Gaa: The “Wicked Prime Minister” of the Old Oyo Empire

The Oyo Empire was a monarchial one and ruled by an Alaafin (King), (Alaafin means 'owner of the palace' in the...
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