Ekwensu- The Igbo Deity of War and Victory

  Let’s all take a moment to read and learn. Africa has a rich history and Nigeria is particularly rich and productive. Ekwensu is a deity in Igbo mythology who represents the forces of chaos and deception; he is the god of war and victory; and the god of opportunity and commerce. Ekwensu is known for his ability to disrupt the natural order of things and cause confusion and chaos, which the Yoruba also…

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Abraham Adesanya – A Hero Forever

Abraham Adesanya was an honored political leader in the lineage of Obafemi Awolwo and Adekunle Ajasin with the title of Asiwaju of Yorubaland. Adesanya was born on July 24, 1922, in Ijebu Igbo into the family of the famous traditional healer Ezekiel. He completed his secondary education at Ijebu Igbo High School. After a short stint as a teacher, he went to Holbon College to study law. After returning to Nigeria in 1959, Adesanya joined the Awolowo Action Group and was elected to the Western…

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Babangida and Wife Conferred Knights by the British Monarch

General Ibrahim Babangida and his wife Maryam Babangida are knighted by the British Monarchy during their state visit to the United Kingdom. He was accompanied by Ooni Sijuwade Olubuse II (in purple), Ermir Ado Bayero of Kano (in cream), Obi Okagbue of Onitsha, General Yakubu Gowon (in blue Agbada “Adire”) and other prominent Nigerians such as the Benin Chiefs in the background.

Meet the First Executive Governor of Lagos State, Lateef Kayode Jakande

The first Executive Governor of Lagos State, Lateef Kayode Jakande, also known as “Baba Kekere”, was sworn in in 1979 before the Chief Justice of the state, Adetunji Adefarasin. Lateef Kayode Jakande was born on July 29, 1929 in Epetedo area of ​​Lagos Island, Lagos State. Both parents hail from Omu-Aran, Kwara State. He studied at the Lagos Public School in Enu-Owa on Lagos Island and then at the Bunham Memorial Methodist School in Port Harcourt (1934-1943). He studied at King’s College, Lagos in 1943 and enrolled at Ilesha Grammar School in 1945, where he edited the literary magazine The Quarterly Mirror. In 1949, Jakande began his journalistic career, first with…

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History of the Postal Service in Nigeria

The image portrays three children sending letters to a barracks in Lagos. A mailbox is a type of freestanding mailbox that was introduced in 1852. The illustration shows the cipher of King George VI. from the beginning of his reign. The history of the postal service in Nigeria dates back to the 19th century. The first post office was founded in 1852 by the British colonial rulers. It was considered part of the British postal system. It was a branch of the General Post Office in London and remained so until 1874 (1862), when the Post Office…

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TGIF: Nightlife in the 1960s

In 1960s Nigeria, TGIF nightlife was nothing new. In this photo, residents of Yaba, Lagos enjoyed dancing at a popular nightclub. The owner of the club emphasized the unity among customers, regardless of their origins: Lebanese, Chinese, Cameroonian, Indian, Ghanaian, Togolese, Yoruba, Hausa, Ibo, Itsekiri or Edo, everyone is always welcome as friends to have a drink and to drink drinking fun. A notable difference between then and now is clothing; Women used to dress modestly, unlike today where many women wear less clothing in nightclubs.

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Read this Interesting Story That Confirms That Women are Dramatic

A family group photo, but apparently the wife didn’t want to wear the dress, so the dress was taken by the husband or a British photographer instead of the wife. Her husband gave her a wedding dress. There is certainly a lot more to this story than we think, but it is certainly a glimpse into the attitudes that may have existed. 1 Maybe she hated that dress, 2 Maybe she hated or distrusted the photo, 3. Maybe she didn’t want her husband to tell her what to wear.4 Maybe she felt it was about the dress…

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Read this Tragic Story of the Death of Brigadier Samuel Ademulegun, and His Pregnant Wife.

Brigadier General Samuel Ademulegun was killed along with his eight-month pregnant wife during the 1966 Kaduna coup. He was a Nigerian Army officer and commander of the 1st Brigade during the January 1966 coup. He was born on October 20, 1924, in the city of Ondo in western Nigeria and was considered one of the best officers in the country at the time. The Son of the Lord.and Mrs. Michael Ademulegun, he had his early education in Ondo state before joining the Nigerian Army as a private…

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Interesting History of Efúnporóyè Osuntinúbú Known as Madam Efunroye Tinubu

After her death, her estate numbered more than 300 slaves (even though slavery was forbidden). She was the wife of the fiery Oba and kingmaker (ELETU ODIBO). It defied the British and supplied arms and ammunition during Abeokuta’s war with Dahomey. She died childless but gave his name to countless people who today bear the name Tinubu. His parents were originally from Owu but migrated to Abeokuta during the internal conflicts that rocked Yorubaland in the 18th and 19th centuries. Madam Efunroye married…

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Pictures and Background Story of TB Joshua in his Early Stages of Life.

TB Joshua: “I found myself in a family that irritated me. My natural state at birth was poverty. I come from a very humble background. There was poverty in the family. What little education I received was due to my own efforts. I know many people with similar birth circumstances who did it differently. They allow circumstances to influence their will. Their dreams shattered on the cliffs of disappointment, defeat and failure. Nowadays, many people attribute their situation to their family environment. Some would say, “I’m poor because everyone in my family…

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Burna boy in Distress as Sikiru Adepoju is Declared First Grammy Award winner

Sikiru Adepoju, Grammy Award winner and Nigerian from Eruwa, Oyo State. The song was included in Tupac’s album (The Rose That Grew From Concrete) on track 2. Sikiru Adepoju won the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Music Album for his contribution to Mickey Hart’s Global Drum Project’s title album at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.…

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Life Accomplishments of Biafran Soldier, Colonel Ogbonnaya Orji 

Colonel Ogbonnaya Orji of Oboro, Ikwuano Local Government Area of ​​Abia State, died on June 20, 2017, three weeks after the death of his wife Christiana at the age of 76. Colonel Orji, who joined the Nigerian Army as an officer cadet in 1960, later became a key player alongside Kaduna coup leader Nzeogwu in the country’s first military coup in January 1966.  Colonel Orji fought on the Biafra side in the civil war. He served in the Biafran Army as Commander of the 9th Battalion in 1967, Commander of the 62nd Brigade in…

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Chief MKO Abiola’s Rise From a Firewood Vendor to a Senior Accountant at the University of Lagos Teaching Hospital

MKO Abiola was born in Abeokuta, Ogun State to Salawu and Suliat Wuraola Abiola. His father was an agricultural trader and mainly sold cocoa, his mother traded in kola nuts. His name, Kashimawo, means “Let’s wait and see.” Moshood Abiola was his father’s twenty-third child, but the first of them to survive infancy, hence the name “Kashimawo”. It wasn’t until he was fifteen that his parents named him Moshood. Abiola attends Abeokuta Central African School for his primary…

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Epic story of the fall of Ahianmwẹ-Ọrọ (The bird of Prophecy) during Oba Isigie’s Reign in Benin Kingdom

Ahianmwẹ-Ọrọ, which means “bird of prophecy” in English, is a long-beaked bird whose call is considered prophetic. If he shouts  “OyaO” (shame), it indicates danger or disaster. When he shouts “Oliguegue” (be grateful), it means good favour, luck or happiness. If he constantly shouts “OyaO, OyaO” in front of someone, it means that the person should be careful and not go on a journey or return home instead of continuing the journey. But if the bird continues to call “Oliguegue,” the journey will be successful.The bird is believed to be a messenger from the spirit world. When Ọba Ẹsigie entered the gates of…

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