THE RISE AND FALL OF THE GREAT SOKOTO CALIPHATE

The Sokoto Caliphate was founded by an Islamic teacher Uthman Dan Fodio in the year 1804 who later became the first Sultan of Sokoto (Sarkin Muksulmi – Commander of...

The History OF BENIN EMPIRE

The Empire of Benin or the Edo Empire (1440-1897) was a large pre-colonial African state of modern Nigeria. There is still an Obo, or a king, although...

HISTORY OF NIGERIAN NAIRA

Many people today use the Nigerian naira, but do not know its history, as well as the various signs, symbols and their value. The standard currency, currently...

The Origin of Hausa

The Rise of the Hausa States The first Hausa states began to develop in the Sahel around 500–700 AD. Gradually, seven principle city-states emerged—Biram, Daura, Gobir, Katsina, Kano, Rano, and...

Ògèdèngbé Agbógungbórò – Ogedengbe The Itinerant Warrior

Ògèdèngbé is one of the most important men in the history of the Yorùbá. Ògèdèngbé was the Ìjẹ̀ṣà warrior who was the Commander-in-Chief of the Èkìtì-Parapọ̀ Army....

MARRIAGE RITES IN IGBOLAND

Whether it’s intimate or Owanbe, marriage is one thing that is valued in human existence. So much considerations, planning and hard work are put in place to...

HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY IN NIGERIA

The history of Christianity in Nigeria can be traced back to the 15th century during the time the Portuguese were the first Europeans to visit the shores...

QUEEN OF IDEN OF EDO

Queen Iden, the beloved wife of Oba Ewakpe the great; was the pride of femine gender. In her days as a Benin Royal Queen who stood behind...

The History Of Ibadan

Ibadan, (pronounced as E- baa- dawn) the present capital of Oyo State, is the third most populous state in Nigeria after Lagos and Kano with 3.5 million...

The Origin of Igbo People

The Igbo people formerly also Iboe, Ebo, Eboe, Eboans, Heebo; are an ethnic group native to the present-day south-central and southeastern Nigeria. Geographically, the Igbo homeland is...

Biography

Biography of Dele Giwa

Dele Giwa was a Journalist, editor in Nigerian and originator of Newswatch magazine. Sumonu Oladele "Baines" Giwa was born on 16 March 1947 to a...

THE BIOGRAPHY OF Shehu Shagari

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