Odumegwu Ojukwu

Odumegwu Ojukwu

Odumegwu Ojukwu; Army officer, listed in the Nigerian Army in 1957  and rising through the ranks to become the military governor of the Nigeria Eastern Region in 1966. Ojukwu was the chief…

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Third Marine Commando

Third Marine Commando; Nigerian military unit and a major player in the Nigerian civil war, representing  an important portion in the Nigerian history, especially between 1967 and 1970….

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Nnamdi Azikiwe with rounded black cap

Nnamdi AZIKIWE

Azikiwe Nnamdi; First Nigerian governor- general and later ceremonial president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Before this, Zik became the Premier of the Eastern Region in 1954. His party,…

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Ironsi

Aguiyi-Ironsi J.T.U.

Johnson Thomas Umunnakwe Aguiyi-Ironsi; First military Head of State of Nigeria. General Aguiyi-Ironsi was described in Major Ademola Ademoyega, a revolutionary Yoruba officer and one of the key…

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Major Nzeogwu Chukwuma

Nzeogwu Chukwuma

NZEOGWU Chukwuma Kaduna, Soldier and masterminder of the January 16 1966 coup which led to the dissolution of Nigeria’s First Republic, hence ushering in a military rule. No one except Nzeogwu,…

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Isaac Adaka Boro in suit

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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Ijaye

Ijaye; sub-group of Yoruba ethnicity, whose forebears migrated from the region around Old Oyo, which comprised the present-day Kwara State, to their present site in Abeokuta and Lagos. Ijaye of…

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Ogedengbe here under arrest on Captain Bower's orders

Ogedengbe

Ogedengbe was the appellation taken by Orisarayibi Ogundamola as an adolescent. He was the 19th Century warrior and liberator of Ekiti and Ijesha people from the domineering power of Ibadan….

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Ojukwu and Gowon in Aburi Ghana

Aburi Accord

Aburi Accord in 1966 was the watershed in the series of intrigues that led to the Nigerian Civil War known as the Biafran War. The entire two days proceeding at the round table to fashion…

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Aro War

Aro War describes the series of battles between December 1901 and March 1902 in which the Aro tribe of the Igbo nation in eastern Nigeria were subdued by imperial British power. Aro people were in…

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