Odogbolu town satellite image

Odogbolu

Odogbolu; Town formed in c.1850 by an Ijebu clan made up of eight homesteads, the founders of which historians say were possibly members of the original retinue of Obanta, the founding hero of the…

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satallite map of Ichida community

Ichida

Ichida; Ichida is a town located in Anaocha local Government Area of Anambra State. It is situated towards the east of Igbo-ukwu, Ora-eri Awka-Etiti and Nnobi. The people of Ichida are one of the…

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Ibara Abeokuta OPIC Roundabout

Ibara

Ibara, the nerve center of economic and social activities of Abeokuta, is one of the most prominent traditional towns in the city, hosting most of its banks and commercial ventures. The history of…

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Saburi Biobaku in agbada

Saburi Biobaku

Biobaku Saburi Oladeni; Historian and one-time Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Unilag. Professor Saburi Biobaku’s special Yoruba history projects, like that of Professor Akinjobi,…

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Dr. Goodluck Jinathan

Goodluck Jonathan

Goodluck Azikiwe Ebele Jonathan; President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, 2010-2015. Following a controversial “doctrine of necessity” by the Senate on February 9, 2010 Jonathan first…

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Nana Olomu in a photo taken while in exile in Accra

Nana Olomu

Nana Olomu, born 1852 in Jakpa, was the Itsekiri chief and merchant in Palm Oil who occupied the position of the comey collector, essentially the chief tax officer, hence, Governor of the Benin…

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Olaudah Equiano portrait

Equiano Olaudah

Equiano Olaudah, abolitionist, born 1745, was the Ibo, Nigerian-born author of an autobiography, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or; Sustarus Vassa, The African, which…

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Anthonio De Mingo

Anthonio De Mingo also known by native name Oyenakpara, or nickname Benighere, was the eighth Olu of Itsekiri, inquirer of science, who was described by English adventurers to the Benin River…

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Ovonramwen

Ovonramwen was the oba of Benin between 1889 and 1897 whose reign was brought to an end by a British Expedition. Two years after the sack of his kingdom, Ovonramwen came out of hiding to…

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Native Hut in Onitsha

Onitsha History

Onitsha History, as cleverly stated by author, Henderson, lacked an independent myth of primordial origins because in their cosmogony they simply relate themselves to the cultural focus of Nri…

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