The Great Hunger

In 1973, crops failed and pastures dried up over large expanses of Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Upper Volta, Niger, Chad, the Northern States of Nigeria, and parts of Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo and…

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Omafume Onoge

Omafume Onoge; was one of the never say die radical intellectuals that had incessantly pummelled the reactionary state apparatus that miitary Head of State, Yakwubu Gowon had attempted to plant on…

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Azikiwe Uche

Azikiwe Uche; Lecturer, administrator and wife of Nigeria’s first president, Nnamdi Azikiwe, born  on February 4, 1947 in Ogui, Enugu State. Uche schooled at Salvation Army School, Ogui,…

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Map of old Sokoto Caliphate

Sokoto Caliphate

Sokoto Caliphate; the history of which, in the 19th Century commenced in 1804, is essentially centered on the legendary Dan Fodio and his socio-religious revolution, otherwise referred to as the…

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Sultan Ibrahim Dasuki

Ibrahim Dasuki

Ibrahim Dasuki; Sultan of Sokoto from 1988 to 1994. Dasuki mounted the throne despite stiff opposition from supporters of his cousin, Muhamadu Maccido. Like it happened in 1933, an outside power…

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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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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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Folayegbe Akintunde presenting a book

Folayegbe Akintunde

Folayegbe Akintunde, Women activist and senior civil servant of the old Western region of Nigeria; counted among the administrative elites of the early post-colonial Nigeria. Folayegbe was the…

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Garrick Braide

Garrick Braide was the first Nigerian Christian charismatic figure whose Prophetic Movement, between the years 1914 and 1916 spearheaded a strong religious awakening in the Niger Delta. Braide was…

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Salami Agbaje

Salami Agbaje, industrial magnate of the Ibadan colonial era, son of an early Muslim convert from Iseyin was born in Lagos in c.1867. Agbaje acquired an Islamic education to the exclusion of a…

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