Monthly Archives: October 2015

The Death of Dele Giwa on October 19 1986

 

Dele Giwa
Dele Giwa

Dele Giwa was a famous and renowned Nigerian journalist and the editor-in-chief of Newswatch magazine which he co-founded with Ray Ekpu, Dan Agbese and Yakubu Mohammed in 1984. Dele Giwa was known to stick unto the truth and take his time in exposing the corrupt and illegal deeds of the Nigerian government, and this earned him the people’s recognition, support and trust. The government saw Dele Giwa as an impediment and a threat to its obnoxious activities and saw his elimination as the only way to avoid being exposed. Continue reading The Death of Dele Giwa on October 19 1986

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Nigerian current affairs quiz- #3

Nigerian current affairs

Test your knowledge on Nigerian current affairs with the fifteen questions below. Kindly drop your answers in the comment box before clicking on next page which will reveal the correct answers. PLEASE NO CHEATING! Now, you’ll know you knew nothing about Nigeria.
QUESTIONS

1. What is the first electoral body in Nigeria called?

2. The Second Republic in Nigeria lasted for how many years?

3. Fela Anikulapo died in which year?

4. Who was the famous man who spearheaded the Jihad war?

5. The first Nigerian national anthem was composed by who?

6. Who formed the first political party in Nigeria and in which year?

7. What does the Y shape stands for on the Nigerian shield?

8. Indirect rule was succesful in the eastern part of Nigeria. True/False

9. Which year did the mid-western region of Nigeria gained their self governance?

10. When was the first coup in Nigeria?

11. Blessing Okagbare is well known for which sport?

12. Which year was the office of the prime minister created?

13. The House of Representatives in Nigeria consist of how many members?

14. How many local government do Nigeria have?

15. The motion for self goverance was moved in 1953 by who?

Indirect Rule in Nigeria

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Lord Lugard

Let us begin with the definition of the indirect rule system. What is indirect rule? It is a system of administration used by the British colonial government to govern the people through the use of traditional rulers and traditional political institutions. The indirect rule system was introduced into to Nigeria by Continue reading Indirect Rule in Nigeria

Nigerian current affairs quiz- #2

Nigerian current affairs

Test your knowledge on Nigerian current affairs with the fifteen questions below. Kindly drop your answers in the comment box before clicking on next page which will reveal the correct answers. PLEASE NO CHEATING! Now, you’ll know you knew nothing about Nigeria.
QUESTIONS

1. Which political party was in power in the second republic?

2. Who composed the Biafran national anthem?

3. Who is the famous poet that died on the battlefield during the Biafran war?

4. Which head of state created the last six states in Nigeria?

5. Which year was Tafawa Balewa killed?

6. Lagos became a crown colony in what year?

7. Which year did Nigeria became a member of Opec?

8. Who was the first chairman of INEC?

9. Who is the current minister for agriculture in Nigeria?

10. Aburi accord took place in what year?

11. In which geo-political zone of Nigeria is Plateau state located?

12. Which country boarders  Nigeria in the west?

13. Prof. Wole Soyinka got a Nobel prize in which year?

14. Which state in Nigeria did river Niger and Benue meet?

15. What is the slogan of Kogi state?

Nigerian current affairs quiz- #1

Nigerian current affairs

Test your knowledge on Nigerian current affairs with the fifteen questions below. Kindly drop your answers in the comment box before clicking on next page which will reveal the correct answers. PLEASE NO CHEATING! Now, you’ll know you knew nothing about Nigeria.

QUESTIONS

1. Taiwo Akinkumi designed the Nigerian national flag in what year?

2. Who was the head of state when Kenule Saro Wiwa was executed?

3. Argungun fishing festival is celebrated in which state?

4. Who led the Nigerian Advanced Party (NAP) of the second republic?

5. In 1989, how many local government areas do Nigeria have?

6. Aba women’s riot took place in what year?

7. The first newspaper in Nigeria was called?

8. Abuja became the FCT in what year?

9. Who is the youngest military to become the head of state?

10. Who was the ADC to Gen Aguiyi Ironsi?

11. Lagos Youth Movement (LYM) was succeeded by which political party?

12. Who was the last British Governor General of Nigeria?

13. NYSC was established in what year?

14. Which year did Nigeria became a republic?

15. Which year was the Jihad war fought?

The Treaty Between Britain and Lagos on January 1, 1852

Treaty of lagos

Before the Britain’s intervention of Lagos (also known as the Bombardment of Lagos ) in 1851, Lagos has been a main port for slave trading activities, under the rule of Oba Kosoko. Britain fought hard to abolish the slave trade in Lagos but due to some reasons connected with Oba Kosoko, the mission was not accomplished. In 1849, Britain appointed John Beecroft as the consul of the Bights of Benin and Biafra, whereas Lagos was in the western part of the Consulate of the Bights of Benin and Biafra, this made it possible and easier to dethrone Oba Kosoko (because he was an hindrance to the abolition of slave trade in Lagos) and the installation of Oba Akitoye. Continue reading The Treaty Between Britain and Lagos on January 1, 1852

Traditional Occupations In Yoruba Land

Traditional drum

During the olden days in Yorubaland, there are many types of occupations which differ from one another, some are meant for men, definitely the dangerous and stressful ones, while the ones with less danger and stress are reserved for women. Among the Yoruba people, “ise owo” is the term used to describe an individual’s occupation or profession. In Yoruba land, a man without any occupation or profession is regarded as a useless and lazy fellow in the society, the Yoruba term given to such man is ole (lazy) or “ole a lapa ma sise” (lazy fellow that can’t work with his hands), on the other side of women, Continue reading Traditional Occupations In Yoruba Land

Art work of Nigeria

nigerian artart

A comprehensive value of the Nigerian art and culture gives you a glimpse of the beautiful stone carvings, potteries, wood carvings and different form of glass work. The bronze work of Igbo-ukuw which lies in Enugu state stands as the highest of the ancient works of Nigeria art. The Igbo- ukuw bronze works with beautiful and amazing designs, are well known as well as Ifa works, while famous places like Continue reading Art work of Nigeria

The Nigerian Independence Constitution of 1960

 

Nigeria Independence Constitution

Let us begin with the definition of a constitution- A constitution is a set or body of agreed rules that guides a state or country in its administration. Before Nigeria became independent in 1960, series of constitutions had been used in administering the country, e.g. the Clifford constitution of 1922, the Richards constitution of 1946, the Macpherson constitution of 1951 and the Lyttleton Constitution of 1954. Each of these constitutions has its own features though they are related or linked to each other in one way or the other. Continue reading The Nigerian Independence Constitution of 1960

The History Of Ibadan- The City Of Heroes

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 dwellers. In the 1960s, Ibadan was known to be the largest city in Africa after Cairo (Egypt) and Johannesburg in South Africa. The Yoruba people are the main inhabitant of this popular city, Ibadan, which was formally called Continue reading The History Of Ibadan- The City Of Heroes

The death of Major Johnson Aguiyi Ironsi and the lucky escape of his Aide-de-camp, Andrew Nwankwo on July 29, 1966

Aguiyi Ironsi

Here is a true narration of the incident by Andrew Nwankwo, Maj. Gen. Aguiyi Ironsi’s ADC in an interview with Sun News.
The coup
Recalling the events of that night, July 29, 1966, Nwankwo noted that they were in Ibadan, “we had a small detachment of 106 Artillery, Commanded by one Walbe from Plateau” Continue reading The death of Major Johnson Aguiyi Ironsi and the lucky escape of his Aide-de-camp, Andrew Nwankwo on July 29, 1966