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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.
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Festus Okotie-Eboh: Nigeria’s most flamboyant Politician

As the Federal Minister of Finance, Chief Festus Okotie-Eboh was instrumental in the founding of Nigeria's Central Bank in 1959.
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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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When the swine flu spread to Lagos in 2012, Ameyo Adadevoh was the first doctor to diagnose and notify the Ministry of Health.
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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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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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Gambo Sawaba: Married at 13, Politician at 17, Imprisoned at 20

Gambo Sawaba was an Amazon and an enigma in the 20th century Northern Nigeria. Right from the start, the major aspects of her character emerged very boldly.
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22 Interesting Facts About Abeokuta

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Abeokuta was a sovereign nation for 20 years and 11 months before the British amalgamated her with the rest of Nigeria in 1914...
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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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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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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.
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Top 5 African Cities that are most vulnerable to Climate Change

According to the Africa Growth Initiative, Africa...has 7 out of the 10 countries that are considered the most threatened by climate change all over the world.
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How Olusegun Obasanjo saved Nigeria’s democracy in 1999

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On his ascension to the presidency in 1999, Olusegun Obasanjo was already thinking about his second term in 2003, which was four years away...
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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.
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Flora Nwapa: Mother of Modern African Literature

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Flora Nwapa (1931–1993), was the first African woman to publish a novel in the English language in 1966.
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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...
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Kaduna Nzeogwu: Hero or Villain?

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Major Kaduna Nzeogwu was the first Nigerian to become an officer in Military Intelligence. Born on February 26, 1937, Nzeogwu was only 20 when he joined the Nigerian Army in March 1957.
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Margaret Ekpo: A Defender of Women’s Rights

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The Margaret Ekpo International Airport is the only airport in Africa to be named after a woman...
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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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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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Dora Akunyili: The African Woman Who Won 930 Awards

During her lifetime, Dora Akunyili received 820 awards. After her death, 110 more were discovered in her boxes, bringing the total to 930. No Nigerian has more.
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Is Lagos a No Man’s Land?

Lagos was the capital city of Nigeria for 77 years until the seat of government was moved to Abuja, which was planned and built specifically for that purpose.
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