The life and times of Oba Eweka II of Benin by Tunde Ososanya

The Benin Kingdom has had 40 Obas, including the current one, Oba Ewuare II. Take a walk down memory lane to dig into the life and times of the 37th Oba of Benin, Oba Eweka II. Oba Aiguobasinwin Ovonramwen, Eweka II, was the Oba of Benin from July 24, 1914 to February 1933. He was …

Have a history teacher explain this, if they can.

Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846. John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946. Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860. John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960. Both were particularly concerned with civil rights. Both wives lost their children while living in the White House. Both Presidents were shot on …

Ahmadu Bello Sardauna of Sokoto (video)

Sir Ahmadu BelloKBE (June 12, 1910 – January 15, 1966) was a Nigerianpolitician who was the first and only premier of the Northern Nigeria region. He also held the title of Sardauna of Sokoto. Bello and Abubakar Tafawa Balewa were major figures in Northern Nigeria pre-independence politics and both men played major roles in negotiations …

100 Years after the Invasion of Benin Reflection By Chief Richard Akinjide (SAN)

The Year 1997 is the centenary of the conquest for the Great kingdom of Benin by the British. It is significant historical event for the black race everywhere. It was a great event which must be revisited and interpreted correctly. The British have been, understandably, economical with the truth about that momentous event. The kingdom …