Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi: Did the General deserve to die?
Ironsi's proclamation of Decree 34 on May 24, 1966, marked the beginning of the end for him. The decree strengthened the centre, thereby removing the powers granted to the regions.
Top 13 Most Powerful African Kings
Africa has an amazingly rich and complex history and there have been hundreds of important African kings, queens...and emperors throughout the millennia.
Mary Toft: The English Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits
These rabbits were often delivered with their sharp nails intact. It was a miracle Mary Toft didn’t die of a bacterial infection.
MKO Abiola: The Nigerian President who never ruled
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.
Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (1900-1978): The Lioness of Lisabi
Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti was an educator and an activist throughout her career. She was also the first Nigerian woman to drive a car.
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.
How Napoleon Bonaparte lost 550,000 men in the 1812 Invasion of Russia
Did the lack of knowledge of Chemistry lead to the downfall of one of the greatest armies in history?
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