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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.
25 Interesting Facts about Cross River State

25 Interesting Facts About Cross River State

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Cross River State is the leading tourism state in Nigeria. Especially the capital, Calabar. Visitors from different parts of Nigeria come to the city in large numbers all year round.
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Mallam Aminu Kano: Once Upon a Radical

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Professor Chinua Achebe wrote in 1983 that “Nigeria cannot be the same again because Aminu Kano once lived here.”
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10 Powerful African Women Who Shook the 20th Century

Every 31st day of July is celebrated as African Women’s Day to affirm the role of the African woman in the evolution of a strong Pan-African identity.
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Amílcar Cabral: Who killed Guinea-Bissau’s Revolutionary Leader in 1973?

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On January 20, 1973, Amílcar Cabral was shot and killed outside his home in Conakry, where his political party had established its headquarters. He was just 48.
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Samora Machel: A Luta Continua!

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A Luta Continua are Portuguese words that were made popular by Samora Machel, first president of Mozambique after its independence in 1975.
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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.
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Muhammadu Ribadu: Nigeria’s First Minister of Defence

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As Minister of Defence, Muhammadu Ribadu presided over a rapid expansion of the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Navy, as well as the creation of the Nigeria Air Force.
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Ore Green: West Africa’s First Female Pharmacist

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Ore Green worked in London, before returning in 1917 to Lagos where she first worked as a Midwife at the hospital of Dr. Richard Akinwande Savage (1874-1935).
25 Interesting Facts About Martin Luther King Jr

25 Interesting Facts About Martin Luther King Jr

In 1977, President Jimmy Carter awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom (the highest civilian award of the United States of America) to Martin Luther King.
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Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi: Did the General deserve to die?

Ironsi's proclamation of Decree 34 on May 24, 1966, marked the beginning of the end for him. The decree strengthened the centre, thereby removing the powers granted to the regions.
21 Interesting Facts About Shehu Shagari

21 Interesting Facts About Shehu Shagari

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Shehu Shagari was the 6th child of his father, 6th Head-of-State of Nigeria, and also had 6 federal government appointments before he became President.
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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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Mansa Musa: The Financial Recklessness of the Richest Man in History

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Mansa Musa amassed so much wealth that he has been described by historians as the richest man in history...
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Bashorun Gaa: The “Wicked Prime Minister” of the Old Oyo Empire

It was impossible for Bashorun Gaa to become an Alaafin of the Oyo Empire as the Prime Minister bore no blood of Oranmiyan to claim the throne...
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Isaac Adaka Boro (1938-1968): Nigeria’s First Secessionist

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Before Emeka Ojukwu declared the Republic of Biafra in May 1967, Isaac Adaka Boro had declared the Niger Delta Republic in February 1966.
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Ernest Shonekan (1936-2022): A Child of Circumstance

At around 3:30 p.m. on August 26, 1993, Ernest Shonekan was sworn in as Nigeria’s new Head of State by Chief Justice Mohammed Bello.
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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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.
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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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40 Interesting Facts about Ibadan

Ibadan was founded by the Yoruba people in 1750. It became a Yoruba military headquarters in 1829 and came under British rule in 1893...
Samuel Ladoke Akintola 13th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland and Last Premier of the Western Region of Nigeria

Samuel Ladoke Akintola: 13th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland and Last Premier of the...

Samuel Ladoke Akintola was responsible for the establishment of the University of Ife in 1962 and the creation of the Cocoa House in 1965.
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