Josiah Ransome-Kuti was also the first Nigerian to release a record album after he recorded many hymns (in ...

Hadiza Oboh was the first and only female pilot of the defunct Nigeria Airways in the 1990s. She ...

Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti was described in 1947 as the "Lioness of Lisabi” for her leadership and campaign against arbitrary ...

Adegoke Adelabu is often mentioned in Yorùbá and Nigerian history as the author of "penkelemesi", a Yorubanisation of ...

Dele Giwa kept moaning the refrain, “They have got me.” Who he referred to as “they” still remains ...

Ahebi Ugbabe has been described succinctly by Nwando Achebe in her book, The Female King of Colonial Nigeria: ...

When the swine flu spread to Lagos in 2012, Ameyo Adadevoh was the first doctor to diagnose and ...

Abeokuta was a sovereign nation for 20 years and 11 months before the British amalgamated her with the ...

Israel Oludotun Ransome-Kuti holds the record of the longest-serving president of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (23 years) ...

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

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

Emeka Ojukwu could speak Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba, English, French, and Latin fluently. Interestingly, during the civil war, he ...

As the Federal Minister of Finance, Chief Festus Okotie-Eboh was instrumental in the founding of Nigeria's Central Bank ...

In 1994, at the inauguration of Nelson Mandela in South Africa, MKO Abiola sat on the seat reserved ...

During her lifetime, Dora Akunyili received 820 awards. After her death, 110 more were discovered in her boxes, ...

In 1953, Sir Ahmadu Bello referred to Nigeria as the "mistake of 1914". Interestingly, the country's Democracy Day ...

Samuel Adegboyega was named Gbadebo after Oba Gbadebo I, the sixth Alake of Egbaland, Abeokuta, as he was ...

Ibadan was founded by the Yoruba people in 1750. It became a Yoruba military headquarters in 1829 and ...

It was impossible for Bashorun Gaa to become an Alaafin of the Oyo Empire as the Prime Minister ...

Alvan Ikoku and his son, Samuel Goomsu Ikoku (1922–1997), were political rivals. Samuel won an election against his ...

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