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Was Calabar ever the capital of Nigeria?

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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.

Will the Groundnut Pyramids of Kano ever return?

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President Goodluck Jonathan promised to revive the Groundnut Pyramids but he failed to fulfill that promise until he left office in 2015.
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How Napoleon Bonaparte lost 550,000 men in the 1812 Invasion of Russia

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Did the lack of knowledge of Chemistry lead to the downfall of one of the greatest armies in history?
Why Africa Boycotted the 1966 FIFA World Cup

Why Africa Boycotted the 1966 FIFA World Cup

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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.
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The Tragic Story of Patrice Lumumba, Congo’s First Prime Minister

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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.
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Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (1900-1978): The Lioness of Lisabi

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Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti was an educator and an activist throughout her career. She was also the first Nigerian woman to drive a car.

MKO Abiola: The Nigerian President who never ruled

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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.
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How Evans Monsignac Spent 27 Days Under the 2010 Haiti Earthquake

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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.
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Why Lord Lugard joined Northern and Southern Nigeria in 1914

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In 1912, Lord Frederick Lugard was appointed Governor-General of both Northern and Southern Nigeria with the mandate to unite the two Protectorates.
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Mary Toft: The English Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits

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These rabbits were often delivered with their sharp nails intact. It was a miracle Mary Toft didn’t die of a bacterial infection.
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The 7 Wonders of Ancient Africa

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The Great Walls of the Benin Kingdom built by the Edo people c.1055, is one of the Seven Wonders of Ancient Africa.
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What Africa Had Before European Colonization

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Long before European colonization, Africa had its own forms of trade, science, art, and other measures of civilization.
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Pablo Escobar: Top 13 Unbelievable Facts About the Notorious Drug Lord

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Pablo Escobar was one of the wealthiest criminals in history. In 1987, his personal wealth was at least $3 billion.
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A Short History of Abeokuta

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Abeokuta, the story of the home of the Egba people, started with their liberation from the rulership of the Alaafin of Oyo Empire.
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Nzinga Mbande: The African Queen Who Fought Portuguese Colonialism for 37 years

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Remembered for her intelligence...political and diplomatic wisdom, and her brilliant military tactics, Nzinga Mbande has become a historical figure in Angola.
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Did the British really develop India?

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Since the British came from a hierarchical society with an entrenched class system, they instinctively looked for a similar one in India.
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A Short History of Onitsha

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Onitsha became part of the British protectorate in 1884 which made the British colonial government and Christian missionaries penetrate most of Igboland...
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Jonathan Adagogo Green: Nigeria’s First Professional Photographer

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Jonathan Adagogo Green was also responsible for the now very famous photograph of Oba Ovonramwen of Benin in 1897.
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Did the Iceberg Sink the Titanic in 1912?

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According to a research in 2012, it was discovered that the captain of the Titanic, Edward John Smith 'failed his original navigation examination'...
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