Nigeria's Minister of Solid Minerals Developments Kayode Fayemi meets with US ambassador to Nigeria James F. Entwistle in Abuja, on January 7, 2016. (Photo by next24online/NurPhoto) (Photo by NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Kayode Fayemi

Kayode Fayemi was a pro-democracy activist of the Generals Babangida and Abacha eras, later joining politics to become governor of Ekiti state in 2010 and a cabinet member of President Buhari…

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Olusegun Obasanjo. Source: afriqueinside.com

Olusegun Obasanjo

Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigerian civil war hero on the federal side, Statesman, and Head of the federal government as military general, 1976-79, and elected president, 1999-2007. Obasanjo, descendant…

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copy by W.J. Carrow, after  Unknown photographer, oil on canvas, 1936 (1929)

Frederick Lugard

Frederick Lugard was the first Governor General of Nigeria, who in January 1, 1914 amalgamated the Northern and the Southern protectorates to form one country under the British empire. Lugard was…

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Old Photo showing military oligarchs (T.Y. Danjuma and Shehu Yaradua) with General Obasanjo in the middle. Source: abiyamo.com

Military Oligarchy

Military Oligarchy is a system in which political power rests with a few military officers. Although the military class existed in several ancient southwestern Nigerian towns in pre-colonial…

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Mayor of Lagos in 1952.

Lagos Town Council

Lagos Town Council was the administrative unit of Lagos created in 1950 under a new local government law in succession to the council created by the ordinance of 1941. Although the Oba of Lagos,…

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Meritocrat Nigerian students at Harvard converse with friends.

Meritocracy

Meritocracy is an elite group whose progress is earned with their intellectual prowess, rather than wealth or class privilege. The term also describes the practise of this form of government….

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Odunrin Oluwole did not think Nig was ready to attain independence in 1960 & sought to prolong the British stay. Source: Unknown

Adunni Oluwole

Adunni Oluwole was a Unitarist, and anti-independence activist. Adunni, a small, almost fragile woman, was one of Nigeria’s most colorful female leaders in the decade prior to independence….

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Adubi Riot

Adubi Riot was the revolt of June 1918 in Abeokuta, following the discontent inherited from the Egba United Government period, in which about thirty thousand Egba people tore up the railway line…

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Adesanya Abraham

Abraham Adesanya was a political leader, honored in the line of Obafemi Awolwo and Ajasin as Asiwaju of Yorubaland. Adesanya was born on 24 July 1922 in Ijebu Igbo to a popular traditional healer,…

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Okotie eboh

Corruption

Corruption, according to the World Bank and Transparency International, is the abuse of public office for private gains for the benefit of the holder of the office or some third party. Nigeria has…

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