Long before European colonization, Africa had its own forms of trade, science, art, and other measures of civilization.
No other government in Nigerian history has presided over such a major expansion of government bureaucracy as the Ibrahim Babangida administration.
On May 14, 1939, at the age of five years, seven months, and three weeks, Lina Medina became the youngest mother in world history to have ever given birth to a child.
In 1912, Lord Frederick Lugard was appointed Governor-General of both Northern and Southern Nigeria with the mandate to unite the two Protectorates.
President Goodluck Jonathan promised to revive the Groundnut Pyramids but he failed to fulfill that promise until he left office in 2015.
Everyone thought Evans Monsignac had died in the earthquake, but, 27 days after the deadly tragedy, the man believed to be one of the longest-ever earthquake survivors, was found alive by rescue workers.
Although Calabar was the capital of this new Protectorate of Southern Nigeria, however, most of the colonial, diplomatic activities and high-level official businesses were carried out in Lagos.
The 1966 FIFA World Cup hosted by England remains the only tournament to have been boycotted by an entire continent (Africa) even to this day.
MKO Abiola’s death succeeded in discrediting military rule in Nigeria, and his outstanding contribution to his country...was acknowledged six years after his death when the New African magazine listed him among the hundred greatest Africans of all time.
Patrice Lumumba became Congo's first prime minister just as Belgium, the colonial ruler of the region, was preparing to grant her independence on June 30, 1960.
Did the lack of knowledge of Chemistry lead to the downfall of one of the greatest armies in history?
In a world where women were subdued due to male chauvinism, a woman rose and stood for the rights of women. At a time when women...