Prof. Bolanle Awe

Bolanle Awe

Bolanle Awe; Professor of History, born January 28, 1933 in Ilesa, Osun State. Awe attended CMS Girls’ School, Lagos, 1946-50; St. Anne’s School, Ibadan, 1950-57; Perse School for…

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Betty Irabor launching her book amidst flowers

Betty Irabor

Betty Irabor, Editor-in-Chief of Genevieve, a lifestyle magazine, one of the most consistent female media professionals. In 2005, Betty, through Genevieve, launched a war against breast cancer….

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JMJ dirt and a child looking

JMJ

JMJ; community in the backyard of Ajegunle that was known for decades as a jungle city. Stories had it that JMJ was populated mostly by whitemen in the pre-colonial and immediate post colonial…

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first lady Abacha

Maryam Abacha

Maryam Abacha; Wife of General Sani Abacha, Head of State, hence First Lady of Nigeria, 1993-98. Maryam cancelled the scheme of her predecessor. In its place, she launched the Family Support…

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Yusuf Lasun

Yusuf Lasun

Yusuf Sulaimon Lasun; Deputy Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives 8th Assembly. Lasun was known for embarking on tutorial exercise for fresh students in science-oriented subjects in…

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Matthew Kukah making a sermon

Kukah Matthew Hassan

Matthew Hassan Kukah; Catholic priest in Nigeria and social critic, an engaging intellectual, author of memoirs about religion and politics, who also served as the General Secretary of the…

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Charly Boy Oputa

Charles Oputa

Charles Oputa; Nigerian eccentric entertainer, often appearing with a scarf tied round his neck, nose and eyelids pierced and fixed with big earrings. Oputa, the first son of Chukwudifu Oputa,…

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Justice Oputa in regalia

OPUTA Chukwudifu

Oputa Chukwudifu Sylvester; Chair of the Human Rights Violations Investigations Commission, HRVIC, nominally called the Oputa Panel which was fashioned after the the Truth and Reconciliation…

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Chima UBANI

Chima Ubani; Nigerian human rights activist who was at the centre of several anti-military campaigns during the regimes of Ibrahim Babangida and Sani Abacha, mobilizing the masses against two…

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VAUGHAN Gladys

Gladys Aduke Vaughan; Educationist who was one of the first women to to found indigenous private primary school in Ibadan, pioneering with her efforts, quality private schools in Nigeria.  After…

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