Creation of the Nigerian Council of Lord Lugard

Lord Lugard’s Nigerian Council was founded in 1914 following the merger of the Northern and Southern Protectorates. The council of 24 official and 12 unofficial members. The unofficial members were six Europeans, representing trade, shipping, banking, mining and chambers of commerce, and six Africans, including the Sultan of Sokoto, the Alaafin of Oyo, the Emir of Kano, Chief Dogho Numa and several…

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Listen to These Buzzling Old Awilo Longomba Songs

Awilo Longomba is a Congolese musician who dominated Nigeria and Africa with his songs in the late 1990s and 2000s. He was born on May 5, 1962 in Kinshasa. His father, Vicky Longomba, was from the Mongo region of Ecuador and his mother was from the Ngombe region of Ecuador and Congo-Brazzaville. We have selected some of Awilo Logomba’s best old songs to please your listening.   Gate Le Coin (Makossa)…

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Enjoy this Comedy by Gbenga Adeboye

Gbenga Adeboye, popularly known as Funwontan, was a legendary comedian, presenter and radio presenter who ruled the radio space at its peak. He was born on September 30, 1959 in Odeomu, a town in Osun State, Nigeria. In the early 1980s, a broadcast on Radio Lagos earned him the nickname Funwontan. Other notable nicknames of Gbenga Adeboye include Alaye mi Gbengulo, Abefe, Alhaji Pastor Oluwo, Jengbetiele and Itu baba Ita. Between 1990 and 2003 he released a total of six albums. His style consisted of composing songs on…

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Listen to Igbo Highlife DJ Mixtape from Osita Osadebe

Igbo Highlife is a genre of contemporary music that combines highlife and traditional Igbo music. Highlife is a form of West African music and dance that originated in Ghana in the late 19th century and was later introduced to Nigeria in the 1930s. Highlife has undergone significant changes since its introduction to the Nigerian music scene. Igbo highlife musicians were at the forefront of these changes. They brought a revival to Highlife: a distinctive sound with an acoustic combination of rich voices and instruments such as Gene, Ichaka and Oja, as well as guitar and piano. The popular Igbo artistes featured in this compilation include Oliver De Coque, Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe, Bright Chimezie,…

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General Iliya D. Bisalla, 30 Other Coup Plotters Executed on February 1976

General Iliya D. Bisalla was executed on March 11, 1976, along with 30 other officers, for their role in the failed coup of February 13, 1976, in which General Murtala Muhammed was killed. General I.D Bisalla A total of 125 people were arrested in connection with the attack. Forty were released, but 32, including the Minister of Defense, Major General.I. D. Bisalla was sentenced to death. They were executed at the Kirikiri Prison shooting range. General ID. Bisalla took part in the testimony of Colonel Dimka during the investigation into the failed coup attempt. Bisalla was controversially convicted by the secret special military tribunal of conspiracy and concealment of treason. He proclaimed that he…

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Salisu Buhari Mentors Tinubu on Certificate Forgery

On June 3, 1999, Salisu Buhari, a 29-year-old Nigerian businessman who had made his fortune in the IT industry, was elected Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives, giving him Nigeria’s fourth-highest office under the constitution. His colleagues, the government and Nigeria as a whole did not know that Salisu Buhari was unfit for the position held. A few weeks after his election, results showed that Salisu Buhari, the sixth Speaker of the House of Representatives, had succeeded in coming to power. News Magazine published an article on July 19, 1999, stating that Salisu Buhari was seven years younger than his stated age of…

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Photos From the Nigerian Civil War.

  Troops from the Nigerian Federal Army marching along a road after routing Biafran troops at Port Harcourt during the Biafran War. (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images) A federal soldier swings a hand grenade by its release pin while guarding Ibo women prisoners and their children in Nigeria, during the Biafran War. (Photo by Keystone/Getty…

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Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo’s Speech after the Execution of Dimka and others in the 1976 Coup Plotters

On May 15, 1976, the perpetrators of the failed coup attempt of February 1976 were shot dead in the Kirikiri maximum security prison in Lagos. In this failed coup led by Lieutenant Colonel Buka Suka Dimka, the Nigerian head of state, General Murtala Muhammed, was killed. Below is the speech of Lieutenant General Olusegun Obasanjo (who replaced General Murtala) after the execution. The Supreme Military Council has been meeting to consider, among other things the conclusions of the Military Tribunal appointed by the Federal Military Government…

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Odumegwu Ojukwu’s Secession Speech on May 30 1967

On May 30, 1967, before the outbreak of the Nigerian Civil War/Biafra War, the Military Governor of the Eastern Region, Lieutenant Colonel Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, delivered a speech declaring the Republic of Biafra sovereign. Read more below. Fellow countrymen and women, you, the people of Eastern Nigeria: Conscious of the supreme authority of Almighty God over all mankind, of your duty to yourselves and prosperity; Aware that you can no longer be…

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Listen Alagbon – Orlando Owoh Mp3

Looking to listen to Alagbon by Orlando Owoh? You are right here Dr. Orlando Owoh was a prolific and famous musician who created a style of music called “Toye” during his lifetime. Stephen Oladipupo Owomoyela, popularly known as Orlando Owoh, was born on February 14, 1932 in Oshogbo, southwest Nigeria. Enjoy! https://oldnaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Orlando-Owoh-Alagbon.mp3  

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Enjoy the Weekend with This Thrilling Timeless Jam from 2face Idibia

Are you looking for a place to listen to African Queen by 2Face? Look no further. African Queen” was released in 2004 and remains one of the most popular love songs in the world. 2Face Idibia is undoubtedly one of the most successful and successful Afro-pop artists in Nigeria and Africa. Below you can listen to African Queen by 2Face with lyrics. https://oldnaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Waploaded_2baba_-_African_Queen-1562529854.mp3 African Queen Lyrics Yea e yea e…

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DJ Mix-Best of Oriental Brothers

If you are looking for a place to listen to the best Oriental Brothers DJ mixes, you’ve come to the right place. The Oriental Brothers, a famous Igbo band from Owerri, were one of the most popular bands in Nigeria in the 1970s. Their distinctive instrumentation and proverbial lyrics brought them great fame. 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 “Akwela” Alaribe and Fred “Ichita”…

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Iyogogo by Nigerian Singer, Onyeka Onwenu

If you want to listen to Iyogogo by Onyeka Onwenu, you have come to the right place. Onyeka Onwenu, born May 17, 1952, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, actress, journalist and politician. She is one of the musicians who shook the Nigerian music scene in the 80s. She is the youngest daughter of Nigerian educator and politician D.K. Onwenu.   https://tooxclusive.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Onyeka-Onwenu-Iyogogo.mp3  

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Listen to Baby Kilode by Dizzy K Falola (1983)

If you want to listen to Baby Kilode by Dizzy K Falola then you are at the right place. Baby Kilode, meaning “Baby What’s Happening”, was a popular Nigerian pop song of the 1980s. The song was composed and sung by the king of falsetto, Dizzy K Falola (née Kunle Falola). The hard disco song was released in 1983 and featured on the album “Be My Friend”. It is known that Dizzy K Falola modeled his musical career on the style of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Dizzy K…

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