History/Story

Brief History Of The Kanem - Bornu Empire

Brief History Of The Kanem – Bornu Empire

January 4, 2020

  Studying the history of the Kanem-Bornu Empire, one would discover and come to the conclusion that its people are peculiar to various startings, therefore, making their origin unclear. There are diverse opinions on where the people of the Kanem-Bornu empire truly originated from. Although, in the midst of these uncertainties, one thing is clear […]

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History Of Emotan – The Market Woman Who Saved A Benin King From Being Murdered

History Of Emotan – The Market Woman Who Saved A Benin King From Being Murdered

January 4, 2020

  Who was Emotan of Benin? Emotan was born between 1380 and 1400; she hailed from Eyaen village, close to the present-day Aduwawa cattle market area, along the Benin-Auchi Road. She was originally named Uwaraye by her parents. The history of Emotan is a very interesting one. As a young lady, she became a second wife […]

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Killers Exposed! The Gruesome Murder Of Dele Giwa In 1986

Killers Exposed! The Gruesome Murder Of Dele Giwa In 1986

January 4, 2020

  Dele Giwa was a famous and renowned Nigerian journalist and the editor-in-chief of Newswatch magazine which he co-founded with Ray Ekpu, Dan Agbese and Yakubu Mohammed in 1984. Dele Giwa was known to be an ardent lover of truth. In his active days, he devoted his time to exposing the corrupt and illegal deeds of […]

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A Look At The Tuareg, The Islamic Tribe In Africa Where Men Wear Veils Instead Of Women

A Look At The Tuareg, The Islamic Tribe In Africa Where Men Wear Veils Instead Of Women

January 4, 2020

  Who would have thought that a veil, considered a regular fashion of women, would rather be synonymous with men? Well, in mostly Mali and Algeria, the nomadic people, called the Tuaregs (like the Kurds of the Middle East), have a rather twisted tradition where the men – not the women – are always seen […]

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See The Letter FBI Sent To MLK Urging Him To Kill Himself

See The Letter FBI Sent To MLK Urging Him To Kill Himself

January 4, 2020

  From 1954 through to 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr., an American Baptist minister, was the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement. By 1955, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had begun monitoring King, especially during his involvement with the Montgomery bus boycott.   RELATED: Wole Soyinka Roasts General Buhari, DSS Over Sowore’s […]

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The Sad End Of Justin Fashanu, First Known Black Gay Footballer Who Commanded A £1m Transfer Fee

The Sad End Of Justin Fashanu, First Known Black Gay Footballer Who Commanded A £1m Transfer Fee

January 4, 2020

  Justin Fashanu was the first black footballer to command a £1 million transfer fee in 1981. He was also the first professional footballer to be openly gay. A gifted footballer loved by many, Fashanu nonetheless committed suicide on May 2, 1998, in the U.K., after a 17-year-old boy accused him of sexual assault in […]

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Orikadun: A Party Of African Way Of Life By Ayodeji Owolabi

Orikadun: A Party Of African Way Of Life By Ayodeji Owolabi

September 10, 2019

Orikadun is one of the twenty-six festivals celebrated annually by the good people of Igbara-Oke in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State. It has always been a moment of celebration filled with a colourful display of traditional and cultural activities.   As the customs, Orikadun marks the end of the calendar (Traditional Calendar) year […]

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The Origin Or History Of Nollywood – The Nigerian Film/Movie Industry

The Origin Or History Of Nollywood – The Nigerian Film/Movie Industry

July 20, 2019

Origin Or History Of Nollywood the Nigerian movie industry, can be traced back to the 1960s when the first set of Nollywood movies were produced by great filmmakers like Hubert Ogunde, Jab Adu, Ola Balogun, Moses Olaiya (Baba Sala), Adeyemi Afolayan (Ade Love) and Eddie Ugboma. These professionals were considered to be the first generation […]

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The Death of Dele Giwa on October 19 1986

The Death of Dele Giwa on October 19 1986

July 20, 2019

Death of Dele Giwa Dele Giwa was a famous and renowned Nigerian journalist and the editor-in-chief of Newswatch magazine which he co-founded with Ray Ekpu, Dan Agbese and Yakubu Mohammed in 1984. Dele Giwa was known to stick unto the truth and take his time in exposing the corrupt and illegal deeds of the Nigerian government, […]

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The Full Story Of The Rivalry Between Fuji Icons Barrister And Kollington

July 20, 2019

Rivalry Between Fuji Icons Barrister And Kollington Those who grew up in the 1990s with songs from Tupac and Biggie would think music rivalry started with ‘Get Money’ and ‘Hit em all’, but for old school peeps, the rivalry between the two fuji musical taliban, Sikiru Ayinde Barrister and Ayinla Kollington, supersedes that of the […]

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