Usman dan Fodio: Progenitor of the Sokoto Caliphate
Usman dan Fodio wrote more than a hundred books on religion, administration, culture, and community. He promoted literacy and education, particularly for women, and many of his daughters became scholars and authors. His works and sayings are still very much quoted today.
How Alhassan Dantata became West Africa’s Richest Man in the 1950s
As of the time of his death in 1955, Alhaji Alhassan Dantata was the richest man in all of West Africa...
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa: The Golden Voice of Africa
Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa (1912- January 15, 1966) was Nigeria's first Prime Minister. He was popularly known as "The Golden Voice of Africa".
Kaduna Nzeogwu: Hero or Villain?
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.
Flora Nwapa: Mother of Modern African Literature
Flora Nwapa (1931–1993), was the first African woman to publish a novel in the English language in 1966.
Kenneth Onwuka Dike (1917-1983): The Pioneer Historian
Professor Kenneth Onwuka Dike was the first Nigerian Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan and the roaming Ambassador of Biafra to Côte d'Ivoire...
Mallam Aminu Kano: Once Upon a Radical
Professor Chinua Achebe wrote in 1983 that “Nigeria cannot be the same again because Aminu Kano once lived here.”
Margaret Ekpo: A Defender of Women’s Rights
The Margaret Ekpo International Airport is the only airport in Africa to be named after a woman...
Muhammadu Ribadu: Nigeria’s First Minister of Defence
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.
25 Interesting Facts About Cross River State
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.