Amazing facts you may not know about Ògùn State

ogun-state Ògùn is a state in southwestern Nigeria. It borders Lagos State and the Atlantic Ocean to the south, Oyo and Osun states to the north, Ondo State to the east and the Republic of Benin to the west. It was created by the Murtala/Obasanjo administration on the 3rd of February, 1976 from the old Western State. Abeokuta is the capital and [...]

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Akintola vs Awolowo: Operation Wet-ie and the Western Regional Elections of October 11, 1965

The 1959 Federal Elections put Chief Obafemi Awolowo (1909-1966) of the Action Group Party (AG) as the Leader of the Opposition in the Federal Parliament while his Deputy, [...]

10 Greatest Nigerians in Political History

10 Most Powerful Men in Nigeria
Nigeria as a nation is yet to fulfill her potential as "The Giant of Africa" due to corruption, nepotism and other nefarious activities perpetrated by her leaders and citizens [...]

Interesting facts you may not know about Abeokuta

Olumo Rock in the 19th Century
Abeokuta was a sovereign nation for 20 years and 11 months before the British almagamated her with the rest of Nigeria. She had her own laws, Police Force, Civil Service and [...]

How Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti “sacked” the Alake of Egbaland in 1949

Frances Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (1900-1978)
  On January 3, 1949, Oba Samuel Ladapo Ademola (1872-1962) the 7th Alake of Egbaland (1920-1962), abdicated the throne due to a strife with Egba women, led by [...]

The Day President Richard Nixon of the United States of America Resigned

Nixon Resigns
  On August 9, 1974, President Richard Milhous Nixon (1913-1994) of the United States of America resigned due to the Watergate scandal. He became the first and only [...]

Why General Yakubu Gowon was overthrown in 1975 (2)

Two important things to note about the July 29, 1975 coup, is that it was bloodless and was carried out by Gowon’s kinsman, his right hand man, then Colonel Joseph Nanven [...]

Why General Yakubu Gowon was overthrown in 1975

Gowon at Kampala
“Abinde mu ka jin soro, ya faru agida”, Gowon quietly told Alhaji Usman Faruk (born 1935) then Military Governor of North-Western State in Nigeria from 1967 to [...]

The Mystery of July 29: A Tale of Two Generals and A Rebel

Major-General Johnson Thomas Umunakwe Aguiyi-Ironsi was 41 years 10 months and 318 days old when he became the Head of State of Nigeria on January 16, 1966 having been born on [...]

The 1967 Creation of 12 States and the Civil War in Nigeria

Several meetings were made by prominent Nigerians to the Military Governors and to Gowon as they tried to assuage the bourgeoning crisis in the country. The prominent [...]

Decree No. 8 of 1967 and the task to keep Nigeria as One

Decree 8
While the Federal Permanent Secretaries were evaluating the document to which their leaders were signatories, Ojukwu and the East had grown tougher with their demands. On [...]