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 …

Is It Racist to Say Africa Has ‘Civilizational’ Problems? BY REMI ADEKOYA Foreign Affairs Journal

French President Emmanuel Macron should have known his comments about Africa at the G-20 summit this month would spark an angry backlash. Responding to a reporter’s question as to why there is no Marshall Plan for the continent, he cited “civilizational” problems that are different from those faced by Europe after World War II: “Failing …

“Yoruba And Ibo Slaves In Good Condition” – Grammar School In South England Asks Pupils To Take Part In A Fictional Slave Auction As Part Of A History Lesson – LIB

Rochester Grammar School in Kent, South England have been criticised for asking pupils to take part in a fictional slave auction as part of a history lesson. The school's Year 8 pupils were given a worksheet and told to pretend they had £100 to bid on the sort of slave they consider their business will …

The 1966 Coup: Another account. Daily Trust

Demonstration in Zaria after 1st Nigerian coup (1966 Over the past months, we have published the British Secret Files account of events leading to Nigeria’s first military coup of 1996 and the counter-coup that followed after six months. This week, we are publishing a different account of the historical developments in the autobiography of Alhaji …