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How a beautiful, naive young Egyptian woman became the wife of Kwame Nkrumah

Fathia Nkrumah enjoys a near-mythical place in postcolonial Ghanaian history. Her skin colour mattered; she was not a black African. Her native country mattered; Egypt is ancient, biblical and mystical. Yet, the wife of Ghana’s first president is known exactly for that: being the wife of Ghana’s first president.. As she was, without the light […]

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The Mystery of having a Friday on the 13th

It is the year of the number 13. For most people this is considered “unlucky,” and for others it is “lucky.” The number 13 has many meanings and interpretations in different religions and cultures around the world. It is what you want it to be. *Why has the number 13 evolved as unlucky? *When is […]

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The Untold Story of N’golo Kane: Childhood and biography fact

The Full Story of a Football Genius best known with the nickname “The Rat “. Our N’Golo Kante Childhood Story plus Untold Biography Facts brings to you a full account of notable events from his childhood time to date. The analysis involves his early life, family background, life story before fame, rise to fame story, […]

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Meet The Black Man Who Invented the Traffic Light and The Gas Mask

Humanity owes the Black race a lot of apologies for stealing her achievements and denying her ingenuity. As we dig more and more into Black history, we are surprised to find that the Black race has contributed immensely to the progress of humanity. But what is more shocking is the fact that the white supremacists […]

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SANUSI ADEBISI IDI’KAN, THE MAN WHO PAID TAX FOR THE WHOLE OF IBADAN

Sanusi Adebisi Idikan, The First Notable Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. Sanusi Adebisi Idikan was an enigmatic personality that traversed Ibadan’s landscape in commerce, engaged in philanthropy and humaneness in the late 19th and 20th centuries He was born in 1882, in Ibadan during the reign of Aare Latoosa, the Baale of Ibadan, and died in 1938, […]

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7 interesting things to know about the sacred Osun-Osogbo grove

The African continent is one rich in history as many people try to preserve the beauty of it by retelling the stories. Nigeria in particular is know for having several religions and traditional gods and these deities have interesting history. In the Yoruba tradition, one of the deities that can boast of having several worshippers […]

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ELIZABETH IVASE THE FIRST LADY OF THE NORTH

In the early 50’s, two nagging issues tormented Elizabeth Ivase as Nigeria approached independence: what would be the fate of her minority Tiv ethnic group in the giant Northern Region dominated by the Hausa Fulani? Secondly, as a woman, what would be her place in a society like the north which restricted women to the […]

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Tiv Culture: 6 interesting facts about one of Nigeria’s greatest story tellers

Regarded as one of the largest ethnic groups in Nigeria, the Tiv people are an ethno-linguistic group in West Africa with a population of over seven million throughout Nigeria and Cameroon. The group which constitutes approximately 3.5% of Nigeria’s total population, has its language spoken by about 7 million people in Nigeria with a few […]

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World’s longest non-stop commercial flight lands 19 hours after takeoff

– The plane took off from JFK airport at 9:27pm on Friday and landed in Sydney, Australia on Sunday – The flight was part of research on how the journey could affect pilots, crew and passengers – Passengers were largely made up of Qantas employees with numbers restricted to minimise the weight on board – […]

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The History of the Almajiri System

Meaning “Almajiri” is a system of Islamic education practiced in northern Nigeria.The word “Almajiri” is derives from an Arabic word, rendered “al-Muhajirun” in the English translation, it means a person who leaves his home in search of Islamic Knowledge. History The term “Almajiri” is a Hausa word for pupil or student and emanates from the […]

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From treetop calls to smart phones made in Rwanda.. By Joseph Rwagatare

Life without a mobile phone is unimaginable today. The phone is everywhere, even in the remotest corners of this country (Russia). It was not always like this. It is barely 20 years ago that it was introduced here. But even then it was accessible to only a few people in government and business. Its reach, […]

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The history of LAGOS STATE

Lagos , sometimes referred to as Lagos State to distinguish it from Lagos Metropolitan Area , is a state in the southwestern geopolitical zone of Nigeria. The smallest in area of Nigeria’s 36 states, Lagos State is arguably the most economically important state of the country, containing Lagos , the nation’s largest urban area. It […]

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The history of Antigonos II Gonatas

Antigonos II Gonatas(c. 319 BCE – 239 BCE) was a powerful ruler whosolidified the position of the Antigonid dynasty inMacedonia after a long period defined by anarchyand chaos and acquired fame for his victory overthe Gauls who had invaded the Balkans. He was the first-born son of Demetrius Poliorcetes,son of Antigonus Monophthalmos, Alexander theGreat’s general […]

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THE HISTORY CROSS-RIVER STATE

Cross River State derives its name from the Cross River which passes through the state. It is a coastal state located in the Niger Delta region, and occupies 20,156 square kilometers. It shares boundaries with Benue State to the north, Ebonyi and Abia States to the west, to the east by Cameroon Republic and to […]

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THE HISTORY OF EDO STATE

Edo state,with Benin City as capital, the populationof the entire state is approximately 8 millionpeople.It is made up of four major ethnic groups; namelyEdo (Binis), Esan, Owan , and Etsako. However theState has a high presence of residents from acrossthe country and the world because of itscosmopolitan tendencies. Benin City the capital hasa history of […]

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THE 51 OONI WHO RULED IFE

There are have been 51 Oonis since Oduduwa, the mythical father of the Yoruba race descended into Ife from heaven with the one-legged rooster. Below is the full list of Oonis since Oduduwa THE 51 OONI WHO RULED IFE 1ST ODUDUWA 2ND OSANGANGAN OBAMAKIN 3RD OGUN 4TH OBALUFONO GBOGBODIRI 5TH OBALUFON ALAYEMORE 6TH ORANMIYAN 7TH […]

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THE HISTORY OF KOGI STATE

Kogi, a state in the central region (Middle-Belt) of Nigeria. It is popularly called the Confluence State because the confluence of River Niger and River Benue is at its capital, Lokoja, which is the first administrative capital of modern-day Nigeria. Agriculture is a main part of the economy, and the state also has coal, steel […]

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THE HISTORY OF KWARA STATE

Kwara ( Yoruba : Ìpínlẹ̀ Kwárà ) is a state in Western Nigeria . Its capital is Ilorin. Kwara is located within the North Central geopolitical zone, commonly referred to as the Middle Belt . The primary ethnic group is Yoruba , with significant Nupe, Bariba, and Fulani minorities. History Kwara State was created on […]

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Just in: ALAGBA, 324-YEARS-OLD TORTOISE IN SOUN OF OGBOMOSO’S PALACE IS DEAD

A 324-year-old tortoise popularly known as Alagba,in the palace of the Soun of Ogbomoso, is dead.The scared tortoise which was the oldest in Africa,was sick for a few days before her demise onThursday.The tortoise became a popular breed uponascension of the throne of the current Soun ofOgbomosoland, Oba Oladunni Oyewumi with themonarch providing good shelter […]

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Jaja of Opobo before his exile, 1887.

Background King Jaja of Opobo (1821-1891), the wealthiest and most powerful monarch in the Niger Delta and sole founder of Opobo, was Igbo. Born in his native Umuduruoha, Amaigbo, present- day, Imo State, and named Mbanaso Okwaraozurumbaa at birth, he was captured by slave traders and sold into captivity in Bonny at the age of […]