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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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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Adeola Timothy Odutola, Source: National Archives, UI

Adeola Timothy Odutola

Timothy Adeola Odutola was a politician and pre-independence member of the Nigerian aristocracy. Born in June 1902 to a Muslim father and a converted Christian mother. In his time Odutola was…

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Okoli-Akinsanya affair

Ikoli-Akinsanya crisis was the internal party conflict that led to the demise of one of the earliest national political groups in Nigeria. The party never recovered from the crisis, which pitched…

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Agagu speaking at a political rally in Ondo State. Source: The Nation

Olusegun Agagu

Olusegun Agagu was a politician and scholarly governor of Ondo state from 2003 to 2007. Born in 1948, Agagu, being the only boy on his mother’s side of the family, had a highly-sheltered life…

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Olusegun Osoba

Olusegun Osoba, is the journalist and politician who twice became the governor of Ogun state. Osoba was born in 1941 and educated at Methodist Boys’ High School, Lagos between 1956 and 1960….

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Babatunde Fashola

  Babatunde Fashola is the Thirteenth governor of Lagos State, (2007-2015), publicly acclaimed for his analytical skill and administrative competence. He is a recipient of the 2009 Yitzhak…

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Abiola Ajimobi

Abiola Ajimobi is a politician, born into a local political family in 16 December 1949 in Ibadan, about the time Awolowo’s Nigerian Tribune was established. His grandfather was an important…

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by Bassano, half-plate film negative, 21 July 1972

Obafemi Awolowo

Obafemi Awolowo was a statesman and philosopher, one of the principal founding fathers of Nigeria, revered like no other in southwest Nigeria politics. Awolowo was born 6 March 1909 in a small…

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National Union of Students

National Union of Students was founded October 1939 in Abeokuta Grammar School among students at the urge of the school’s principal, Oludotun Ransome-Kuti. The Union, at inception, sought to…

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