Ancient Sculpture to Return Back to Nigeria From Mexico

Sculpture in the ancient city of Ife, whose origins date back to the first millennium, returns to its roots. An ancient bronze sculpture is confiscated by customs officials at a Mexican airport. The sculpture depicts a man wearing woven trousers and a hat, sitting cross-legged and holding an instrument. The piece was presented during a ceremony at the headquarters of the Mexican Foreign Ministry. Julian Ventura, Mexico’s deputy  foreign minister, presented the sculpture to Aminu Iyawa, the Nigerian ambassador to Mexico, noting ”the immediate discovery, authentication and diplomatic efforts enabled the return of the sculpture…

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The Birth of Amotekun by Michael Afuye

It is no longer news that internal security has always been a difficult task for the Nigerian government due to incessant terrorist attacks, banditry, kidnappings and rituals, thus spreading fear among Nigerian citizens. Nelson Mandela once said: “Security does not happen by chance, it is the result of collective consensus and public investment.” We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free from violence and fear. In response to growing insecurity challenges, the governors of the southwestern states of Nigeria have launched a…

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Finance Ministers From 1960 Till Date

The Nigerian Minister of Finance is one of the most senior official in the Federal Executive Council of Nigeria. This is a list of Nigerian finance ministers from 1960 to the present. Name Term Festus Okotie-Eboh 1960–1966 Obafemi Awolowo 1967–1971 Shehu Shagari 1971–1975 Asumoh Ete Ekukinam 1976–1977 James Oluleye 1977–1979 Sunday Essang 1979–1983 Onaolapo Soleye 1984–1985 Kalu Idika Kalu 1985–1986 Chu Okongwu 1986–1990 Olu Falae 1990–1990 Abubakar…

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Operating Newspapers In Anambra State

We have provided below a list of Newspaper publishers in Anambra State. 1. Anambra Times – Periodically 2. Niger Times – Owned by Anglican Communion (Onitsha) – Published weekly 3. Donac Pilot – Owned by Anglican Communion (Nnewi) – Published weekly 4. Vintage – Based in Nnewi 5. Trinitas Newspaper – Owned by Catholic Church (Onitsha Archdiocese) – Published weekly…

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Public Holidays in NIgeria

Below is the list of public holidays observed in Nigeria. * New Year’s Day- 1 January * Workers’ Day- 1 May * Children’s Day- 27 May * Democracy Day- 12 June * Independence Day- 1 October * Christmas Day- 25 December * Boxing Day- 26 December * Malaud Nabiyy- Movable * Eid-El-Fitr- Movable * Eid-El-Kabir- Movable *…

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Nigeria’s Chief Justice Since Before Independence Till Date

Below is a comprehensive list of Nigeria’s Chief Justice Chief Justice Term Sir Edwin Speed 1914–1918 Sir Ralph Combe 1918–1929 Donald Kingdon 1929–1946 Sir John Verity 1946–1954 Sir Stafford Sutton 1955–1958 Sir Adetokunbo Ademola 1958–1972 Taslim Olawale Elias 1972–1975 Darnley Arthur Alexander 1975–1979 Atanda Fatai Williams 1979–1983 George Sodeinde Sowemimo 1983–1985 Ayo Gabriel Irikefe 1985–1987 Mohammed Bello…

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Emirs of Kano from 999AD to 2014

Below is the complete list of Emirs of Kano dating since 999 AD. Kings/Sarki/Emirs of Kano | (Reign) Bagaudawa Period * Bagauda Dan Bawo (999-1063) * Warisi Dan Bagauda (1063-1095) * Gajimasu Dan Warisi (1095-1134) * Nawata and Gawata (1134-1136) * Dariki (Tsaraki/Yusa) (1136-1194) * Naguji (1194-1247) * Guguwa (1247-1290) * Shekarau (1290-1307) * Umaru Tsamiya (1307-1343) * Usman Zamnagawa (1343-1349) *…

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Akikitan – Baba Ara (Gospel Song)

Baba Ara, born Roland Olubukola Olomola on July 2, 1962, was a Nigerian gospel singer and record producer from Ilesha, Osun State, Nigeria. After his father’s death, Baba Ara grew up with his uncle, who influenced and supported him in his musical style. Baby Ara’s debut album, Covenant, was recorded with the Celestial Church of Christ (CCC) Choir at Okiki Imole Parish in Sagamu, Nigeria. His latest album is called “Last Advice”. He died on August 31, 2004.   https://oldnaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Baba-Ara-Akikitan-OldNaija.Com_.mp3 Covenant, Sacrament, I Love Him, The Master Key, I Am, Hallelujah, The…

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Ibini Ukpabi – A Passage of No Return

In ancient times, in Igbo land, Ibini Ukpabi, a deity popularly known as “Long Juju,” was used to settle disputes within the community and punish offenders. The Long Juju Shrine served as the supreme court for the people of the Arochukwu Kingdom in what is now Abia State. The Oracle’s decision was final and no one, neither status nor wealth, could change his verdict. Anyone accused of a crime entered a tunnel (escape tunnel) of the sanctuary to be sentenced at, and if the accused was found guilty,he or she was never…

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Oladunwo Festival- An Honour to the Ancestors of Okemesi.

In the rustic and quiet town of Okemesi in the heart of Nigeria’s Ekiti State, people gather every two years to celebrate and honor their long-dead ancestors in a colorful festival called Oladunwo. Oladunwo is the name of the most revered Egungun (masquerade) in Okemesi. He is widely respected for his importance and the role he played in the history of Okemesi and its people. The story goes that Oladunwo’s group rescued the people of Okemesi while the Ibadan soldiers were about to attack Okemesi. The  people fled to safety from Oladunwo to a…

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The Sacred Shrine of Omashi Iyi in Anambra State

Omashi Iyi Cave is located in Anambra State, Nigeria. The cave, also known as Omashi-Iyi Shrine, is a sacred site and home to Akpo, an oracle believed to have protected the state’s indigenous people. The Omashi Iyi Cave consists of sections and narrow cracks on the surface and a long tunnel about 1 km long. The cave is home to hundreds of bats, which are considered sacred and have lived there since time immemorial. The sacred cave lies in the middle of a semicircular stream that…

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Stream Ifunanya by Music Duo, P-Square

P-Square is a Nigerian duo made up of identical twin brothers, Peter Okoye and Paul Okoye. They produced and released their albums through Square Records. “Ifunanya” is a hit from the album “Game Over”, P-Square’s third studio album, released on May 1, 2007. The “ifunanya” music video was shot and directed in South Africa by Jude Engees Okoye. In the Igbo language, “Ifunanya” loosely translates to “love inspires…

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Best of the Oriental Brothers Mixtape- Track 1

The Oriental Brothers, a popular Igbo-style highlife group with roots in Owerri, was one of the most successful groups in Nigeria in the 1970s. They are known for their expressive instrumentation and literally powerful lyrics. The Original Oriental Brothers International group consisted of five members: Godwin “Kabak” Opar, who was the leader of the group, leader Christogonus “Dr. Sir Warrior” Ezewuiro Obinna, Ferdinand “DanSatch” Chukwuemeka Opara, Livinus…

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Five Awesome Sights To Explore in the City of Ibadan.

Have you been told that social life in Ibadan, the third largest city in Africa, is boring?! If so, you have been told a big lie! If you have recently been wondering what places to visit in Ibadan to have fun and have a great time with family, friends or just alone, this article is definitely for you! Below is a list of the top five places to spend a day in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State. 1. University of Ibadan Zoological Garden. With an entrance fee of just…

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Idanre Hill: UNESCO’s World Heritage Site in Ibadan

Idanre Hills, also known as Oke Idanre, is one of the major tourist destinations in Nigeria. It is located in the town of Idanre, about 24 km southwest of Akure, the capital of Ondo State in Nigeria. The magnificent hills of Idanre have been home to the people of Idanre for over 150 years. The history of Idanre says that its first  settlers lived high on a hill now known as Old Oke Idanre. The Hills of Idanre are a…

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Stream Afro Juju by Sir Shina Peters

You have come to the right place to stream Juju by Shiny Peters. Sir Shina Peters & His International Stars released their debut album Ace (Afro Juju Series 1) in 1989. The album, released by CBS Records in Nigeria, was well received. https://oldnaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Shina-Peters-Afro-Juju.mp3 Ace, produced by Laolu Akins, is a musical fusion of Juju and Afrobeat. The Afro- Juju style of music combines a fast, percussive rhythm with the use of electronic keyboards, saxophone and guitar. Some…

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Three Fun Adventures to Never Miss in the Beautiful State of Jigawa

Jigawa is the eighth most populous state in Nigeria. Located in Nigeria’s northwest geopolitical zone, Jigawa seamlessly blends culture and modernization, creating an environment conducive to tourism. Tourism in Jigawa, which is best known for its economic and social activities, is just beginning to develop. If you are dreaming of visiting, here are three things you can do when visiting Jigawa State. Visit the Sawaba Monument  Ride the popular Keke Mai Kafa Uku i.eVolume. (white tricycle) and experience the sights and sounds of Dutse, the capital of Jigawa. Start at the Sawaba Monument in the Mallam-Aminu Triangle, reminiscent of Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) in Lagos.…

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Stream and Enjoy Wizkid’s Superstar Album.

Superstar is the debut album by Nigerian singer Wizkid. It was released on June 12, 2011 by Empire Mates Entertainment (EME).  The album was produced by Samklef, E-Kelly, Jay Sleek, Shizzi, DJ Klem, Masterkraft, Q-Beats, Banky W and Vebee. Wizkid’s superstar album features collaborations with Wande Coal, D’Prince, Banky W and Skales. The album was promoted by the singles “Holla at Your Boy”, “Tease Me/Bad Guys”, “Don’t Dull”, “Love My Baby”, “Pakurumo” and “Oluwa Lo Ni”.Below you can download all the songs from Wizkid’s Superstar album.…

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