World War I

In the First World War, Nigeria’s colonial overlord, Britain formed part of a triad that constituted the Allied powers in its military campaign against the Central powers headed by Germany. Over…

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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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1957 wedding blessing_edited with ADB

Victor Banjo

Victor Banjo, born in 1930, was a soldier who, caught in the middle of an ideological complexity during the Nigerian Civil War, was executed by separatist army in 1967. In 1953, Victor Banjo…

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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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Adekunle Benjamin

Benjamin Adekunle, nicknamed Black Scorpion, was a soldier who served during the Nigerian Civil War as commander of the 35,000 man strong marine commando. Adekunle, born in 1936 to an Ogbomoso…

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Administrative Block of AFS Ibadan

Air Force Comprehensive School

Air Force Comprehensive School was established in 1991 by the military administration in Oyo State. The school commenced operations in the Iyana-Offa, Ibadan facilities of the vacated Teacher’s…

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Adekunle Fajuyi

Adekunle Fajuyi was a soldier and hero of the Nigerian 1966 retaliatory military coup. On 29 July, Fajuyi volunteered to die with his boss, Agunyi Ironsi, who was Nigeria’s first military Head…

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Idowu Olurin

Tunji Olurin

Tunji Olurin was a military governor of Oyo state, 1985 to 1988 and administrator of Ekiti State during the State of Emergency imposed on the state by President Obasanjo in 2006. He also led the…

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