Abba Gana

Abba Gana was the minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja 2001-203 before Nasir El Rufai. He was redeployed as Special Adviser to President Obasanjo. Born 11 November 1953 in Damboa,…

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Obajana

Obajana

Obajana; Town in Kogi State, site of Obajana Cement plant by Aliko Dangote‘s conglomerate, reputed to be the largest in Africa and the third largest in the world. The 5 million metric tonnes…

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first commercial bus in Lagos, 1950

Lagos (City)

LAGOS refers to the urban area called Metropolitan Lagos, which includes both the islands of the former municipality of Lagos and the main surburbs. On December 12, 1991, the city of Lagos seized…

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Ojuelegba

Ojuelegba

Ojuelegba; situated at the crossroads in the entrance of Lawanson Road in Yaba, Lagos. The never sleeping downtown is the sight of the ubiquitous yellow buses with two black stripes merge with…

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Ijara-Isin

Ijara-Isin; in Isin Local Government council of Kwara State is an ancient community founded many centuries ago by a family of five who hailed from Oyo-Ile in the old Oyo empire. Historically, the…

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Rail Transport

Cape Gauge The development of railways in Nigeria started from Lagos Colony to Ibadan in March 1896, by the British government. This was extended to Minna  in 1911, where it met the…

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Ilupeju-Ekiti

Ilupeju-Ekiti; with a population of 21,000 in the 1963 Census is one of the major towns in Ekiti State and in fact, the largest town in Oye local government area of the state. The town has a…

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Gaani Festival

Gaani festival; is celebrated annually among the Bartonum of the old Borgu Empire in Baruten and Raima Local Government Areas of Kwara, Borgu in Niger; and Nikki, a community administered by…

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The Great Hunger

In 1973, crops failed and pastures dried up over large expanses of Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Upper Volta, Niger, Chad, the Northern States of Nigeria, and parts of Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo and…

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Calabar

Calabar;  is the administrative capital of Cross Rivers State known for tourism and attractions popular in the region; the Obudu Cattle Ranch and the once promising Tinapa, a world-class business…

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