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Isaac Adaka Boro

Isaac Adaka Boro was a Minority rights activist and hero of the Nigerian Civil War on the side of the federal government, who paradoxically was himself a former secessionist, declaring in…

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Most of the historic livelihood of Niger-Deltans have been lost to activities of oil corporations without adequate compensation, hence the conflict. Photo: George Oshodi

Niger Delta Conflict

Niger Delta Conflict saw a series of insurgencies in the oil producing creeks of the Niger Delta area of Nigeria, threatening the country’s Oil and gas industry which provides about 85% of…

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Democracy activists; Bola Tinubu, later Lagos State Governor, and journalist, Dele Momodu, exiling in London during NADECO years.

NADECO

  National Democratic Coalition, widely known as NADECO, was the pro-democracy group launched 15 May 1994 under the leadership of Micheal Adekunle Ajasin and Anthony Enahoro. This group…

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Blood Men

Blood Men is a society of Igbo slaves in the Calabar oil palm plantation formed in 1850 to oppose their encroachment and oppression in the Delta especially the use of their brethren in human…

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Alimotu Pelewura

Alimotu Pelewura was an activist trader of pre-colonial Nigeria, who, though illiterate, led women successfully in their struggle against unjust taxation and for suffrage. Pelewura was born in the…

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Egerton Shyngle

Egerton Shyngle was the politician who became first party president when in 1923, Herbert Macaulay and his friends formed the Nigeria National Democratic Party that was to dominate Lagos politics…

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Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti

Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti was a Nationalist and activist, born in 1900 to a returned Yoruba slave in Sierra Leone who traced his way back to Abeokuta. In May 1919, Funmilayo was sponsored by the…

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Funmilayo Ransome Kuti addressing a crowd in the 50s

Women Rights

Right is that which is generally accepted to be correct. While wrong is that which is generally agreed to be incorrect and is abhorred. The African woman’s rights have often been what the…

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