Detailed List Of Local Government Areas Of Oyo State

Mokola Bridge Ibadan Oyo state
Below are the 33 Local Government Areas of Oyo State and detailed information about them.

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The Life Of Nigerian Living Legend, Segun Odegbami Alias The Mathematical Footballer

Segun Odegbami
Segun Odegbami

Considered one of the greatest football players to have ever emerge from Nigeria as well as the continent of Africa, Segun Odegbami is unarguably a household name for football lovers around the globe in the early 70s and late 80s. Continue reading The Life Of Nigerian Living Legend, Segun Odegbami Alias The Mathematical Footballer

Bishop Chris Bennett Coming To Africa

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Bishop Chris Bennett

Bishop Abraham Sunday is the chairman, Mobilisation Committee of Bishop Chris Bennett in Nigeria. In this interview with Abiola Ewuola, he spoke on what Nigerians should expect, as Bishop Chris Bennet, under the auspices of his Chris Bennet Ministries arrives for Establishing of the Church come May next year. Continue reading Bishop Chris Bennett Coming To Africa

List and Details of Local Government Areas in Lagos State

Lagos City
Lagos, the former Capital of Nigeria, is no doubt the liveliest and most populated city in Nigeria with an estimated population of 9,013,534 from almost, if not all, ethnic groups in Nigeria. Lagos stands as an irresistible hub of different commercial activities controlled by both local and international business owners which thus made Lagos the richest state in Nigeria. Lagos is divided into two parts, they are the Island and the Mainland. Below is a comprehensive list of all the 20 Local Government Areas in Lagos State, their population and headquarters.

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The Story of Olabisi Ajala, The Popular Nigerian Traveller Who Toured The World On A Vespa

Moshood Adisa Olabisi Ajala aka Ajala the traveller on his vespa
Moshood Adisa Olabisi Ajala aka ‘Ajala the traveller’ on his vespa

Moshood Adisa Olabisi Ajala, popularly known in Nigeria and across the globe as ‘Ajala the traveller‘, was the man who toured the United States of America on a bicycle, and the world, on a motor scooter better known as Vespa. From the ordinary son of a traditionalist, Ajala rose to a global celebrity and his name became a song sang on every lips. During his prime, Ajala was envied and praised by both the young and old for his courage, determination and success. Even in 1972, the Nigerian music wizard himself, Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey, immortalized Ajala and his adventures in a song included in his album titled ‘Board Members’. Obey sang thus: “Ajala travel all over the world (2ce), Ajala travel (2ce), Ajala travel all over the world.” Below is OldNaija’s detailed account of the life, career and death of the legendary and iconic Ajala the traveller. Continue reading The Story of Olabisi Ajala, The Popular Nigerian Traveller Who Toured The World On A Vespa

Traditions of Nigeria: Basic Facts

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Traditions of Nigeria

The main oil producer in Africa, Nigeria is the continent’s most economically developed country. In recent years, it has seen a large influx of tourists and businessmen, so more and more Europeans are interested in the old traditions and bright culture of Nigeria. Continue reading Traditions of Nigeria: Basic Facts

List of Radio Stations in Edo State (With Frequencies, Locations and Phone Numbers)

Radio Stations in Nigeria

Below is the list of all radio stations in Edo State and her capital, Benin City. Frequencies, locations and phone numbers included.

*. 93.7 – SilverBird Rhythm FM, Ugbowo, Benin City (01-7278-2897) Continue reading List of Radio Stations in Edo State (With Frequencies, Locations and Phone Numbers)

The History of Ogbomoso Town in Oyo State

History of Ogbomoso

The town of Ogbomoso lies between Ilorin and Oyo Town in the south western region of Nigeria. The town was founded in the mid-17th century by Ogunlola, a brave hunter of Ibariba descent. History has it that Ogunlola migrated to the present site of Ogbomoso around 1650 in pursuit of his hunting career. Continue reading The History of Ogbomoso Town in Oyo State

Sarah Forbes Bonetta- The Yoruba Slave Who Became Queen Victoria’s Goddaughter

Sarah Forbes Bonetta (Davies)
Sarah Forbes Bonetta (Davies)

Sarah Forbes Bonetta was originally born ‘Aina’ in 1843 to Egbado parents of the Yoruba ethnic group. Her father was the high chief of Oke-Odan, an Egbado village in western Nigeria, till he was killed in 1848 when King Gezo of Dahomey, one of the notorious slave raiders in the 19th century, raided his village. Sarah’s parents and siblings whose names are unknown were killed in the raid which turned Sarah, an Egbado princess, into a slave. Continue reading Sarah Forbes Bonetta- The Yoruba Slave Who Became Queen Victoria’s Goddaughter

Oladunwo Festival- The Pride of Okemesi-Ekiti

Oladunwo festival

In the rustic and serene town of Okemesi which is located in the heart of Ekiti State, Nigeria, people gather every two years to celebrate and honour their long gone ancestors through a colourful festival known as Oladunwo. Oladunwo is the name of the most revered Egungun (masquerade) in Okemesi. It is highly respected because of its importance and the role it played in the history of Okemesi and her people.

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List of Military Heads of State of Nigeria (with pictures)

On the 15th of January, 1966, Nigeria had her first coup d’état which ushered in her military era. Below are the heads of states of Nigeria from 1966 till 1999.

1. Major-General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi (January 16, 1966 – July 12, 1966) 177 days

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Atilogwu Dance of the Igbo People

Atilogwu dance

The Igbo people are one of the three largest ethnic groups in Nigeria. They inhabit the eastern region of the country and are over 32 million in population. The Igbos (Ndi’ Igbo) are bound together by their history, cultures and traditions which include dressing, beliefs, religion, dance, et cetera. Dancing takes higher percentage of the entertainment and spiritual (religion) aspects of the Igbo culture. The Igbos believe that dancing performs more functions other than entertainment in the society, such as spiritual cleansing of the land, training of teenagers to keep fit, preserving history and so on. Of all the traditional dances in Igbo land, Atilogwu is the most popular, widely performed and one of the oldest.

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How and Why ‘Unknown Soldiers’ Invaded Fela’s Home (Kalakuta Republic) in 1977

Kalakuta Republic on fire
Kalakuta Republic on fire

Kalakuta Republic was the home of the late musician and political activist, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, his family and band members. The commune which was located at no. 14, Idi-Oro, Mushin, Lagos, enclosed Fela’s recording studio, entertainment outfit and a private clinic operated by his brother, Beko Ransome-Kuti. The name ‘Kalakuta’ was a parody of Calcutta prison in India where Fela served a sentence in 1974 for possessing marijuana which many believed was politically motivated. Continue reading How and Why ‘Unknown Soldiers’ Invaded Fela’s Home (Kalakuta Republic) in 1977