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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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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Colonel Victor Banjo

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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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. As a man of flamboyant, outspoken and…

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Ogedepagbo War

Ogedepagbo War was the first recorded social disturbance that engulfed the Egba kingdom. The so-called Ogedepagbo Civil War occurred while the people still lived in villages within the old Egba…

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Kiriji War

Kiriji as a term is not native to the Yoruba speaking people, from the perspective of its epistemology . It was said to have been derived from the onomatopoeic booming of the cannons echoed by…

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Maye

Maye was the commander of the joint army that waged war against the Egba tribe following the fracas at Apomu market in which the people of Owu were pitched against the Ijebu. Although Owu was…

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Lamodi

Lamodi was the second Balogun of Egba army after Yisa who achieved renown for his military tact. Lamodi was from Igbehin, which was one of the Egba villages before the migration to Abeokuta. As a…

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Imagbon War

Imagbon War was the designation given to the military intervention of the British colonial authority in Ijebu that led to the lost of independence of the kingdom. The final battle by which Ijebu…

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