JF Ade Ajayi

Jacob Festus Ade Ajayi; Distinguished Historian, university professor, and one-time Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos. He became a visiting professor of History, University of California,…

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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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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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Peace Negotiations, 1886

Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report in colonial Nigeria was a document outlining the history and the administrative culture of the people as constructed from oral traditions and in some cases, other trusted…

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Hezekiah Oladapo Davies

Hezekiah Oladapo Davies was a leading Nigerian nationalist, born in Lagos on 5 April 1905 to “Spiritual Moses”, who was one of the founders of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church. Hezekiah was…

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Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson was an historian and Anglican minister known for his authorship of the standard reference for the History of the Yorubas. Born in 1846 to Yoruba Sierra Leonean returnees in the…

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