Taiwo Akinkunmi

Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi; born on May 10, 1936 is the designer of the Nigerian national flag. Akinkunmi, who hails from Owu in Abeokuta, Ogun state, attended Baptist Day Secondary School, Ibadan…

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Usman Ahmodu Mohammed

Usman Ahmadu Mohammed; Professor in the Department of Language, Nigerian Defence Academy was born on the 11th of April 1957 in Hausari in Maiduguri Borno State of Nigeria in the family of Alhaji…

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Alaafin Palace

Kings of the Oyo Empire

In ancient times, the Yoruba had not developed writing. History was kept by certain historians, kept at Oyo under the king. These historians handed down history through generations via their…

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Atiba Atobatele

Atiba Atobatele was the 36th king of the Oyo empire, succeeding Oluewu. He grew up at a time of decline and great upheaval in the empire after the old capital had been destroyed. He moved the…

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Rail Transport

Cape Gauge The development of railways in Nigeria started from Lagos Colony to Ibadan in March 1896, by the British government. This was extended to Minna  in 1911, where it met the…

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Igbala Aiye

Igbala Aiye: Thousands of years back, ancestors showed remarkable prowess in Igbale Aiye where they originated from. There was no engineering feat in those days but caves have been observed, and…

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Cotton

Cotton; Plant grown and woven into cloth in western Nigeria and many parts of West Africa. Cotton was second to groundnut among cash crops through which farmers in northern Nigeria made their…

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Amadi

Amadi; the first Nigerian feature film in a local dialect, shows an artist who has managed to overcome the artist’s dilemma of satisfying audience who advocated that African films should reflect…

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Deji

Deji; of Akure, traditional title of the Oba of Akure. Royal lineages in Akure trace a common ancestry to Asodeboyede, the first Oba of Akure, who reigned from 1150 A.D to 1180 A.D. As believed by…

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Members of Eweka dynasty depicted in this Benin Lead Brass sculpture

Eweka Dynasty

  Oba Eweka (1200AD-1235AD) After the banishment of Owodo; the last Ogiso under the Ogiso Dynasty Oduduwa sent his son to Benin to rule the kingdom. The only area of departure is that the Benin…

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