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Observing June 12: What Should We Remember Or Commemorate?

June 12 1993 Presidential Election

Besides October 1, 1960 and January 15, 1966, June 12, 1993 is another date that has shambled into the memories of Nigeria’s history. Looking back through the lens of history and time, June 12, 1993 was that day in Nigeria when heaven tore and rained ugly angels; that day democracy was murdered in hot blood; that day the freest and fairest election in Nigeria was annulled to keep the mantle in the hands of those, in other words, puppets, THEY can control. Continue reading Observing June 12: What Should We Remember Or Commemorate?

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The Relevance Of History In Consolidating Democracy In Nigeria

Tafawa Balewa and Princess Alexandra
Nigerian Leaders and Princess Alexandra | Nigeria Today

By Lucky Irodia

The knowledge of history should be strongly encouraged by the government of a country. In fact, democracy cannot thrive effectively without good knowledge of history in both the leaders and the led. It is only when people in a country know where they are coming from that they can tell where they are likely going to.

The importance of History as a subject are many. Firstly, the study of history exposes pupils and students to the knowledge of their background as individuals and that of the country in general. Continue reading The Relevance Of History In Consolidating Democracy In Nigeria

Concepts of Government- Legitimacy

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Definition of Legitimacy

The word legitimacy is coined from the Latin word “legitimus” which means according to law. Therefore, legitimacy can be defined as the recognition and acceptance which the citizens give their leaders to rule them. For a government to rule successfully in a state, it must enjoy the full support and popular acceptance of the electorates or citizens. This is the reason why legitimacy/ political legitimacy remain an important features of a government. A legitimate government comes to power through the consent of the people by voting it in. Many people believe that legitimacy cannot be found in a coercive government (military government). However, the military can enjoy legitimacy by making popular government policies. In a legitimate government, obedience is not based on fear of sanctions but on loyalty to the ruler and the state.

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Ikogosi Warm Spring

Ikogosi Warm Spring
Ikogosi Warm Spring

 

Ikogos warm spring is located in the rustic and idilic town of Ikogosi- Ekiti, the spring is one of the tourist attractions that held Nigeria’s tourism in its place because of the historical accounts behind the tourism attraction. The mysterious thing about this Ikogosi warm spring is the fact that a warm spring is flowing side by side with another spring, a cold one. Continue reading Ikogosi Warm Spring

Ken Saro- Wiwa

Ken Saro Wiwa

Kenule (Ken) Beeson Saro-Wiwa was a Nigerian writer, activist, tv presenter born on the 10th of October, 1995 to an Ogoni chief, Chief Jim Wiwa. Ken Saro-Wiwa was a member of the Ogoni people, a minority tribe in Nigeria. His homeland, Ogoniland situated in the Niger Delta had been targeted for crude oil extraction since 1950, Continue reading Ken Saro- Wiwa

Igbo -Ukwu: Home of the Roped Pots

Igbo ukwu bronze

The bronze work of Igbo-ukuw which can be found in Enugu state remains as the highest of the ancient works of Nigeria art.

It is possible that the inhabitants of Igbo-Ukwu had a metalworking art that flourished as early as the ninth century. Continue reading Igbo -Ukwu: Home of the Roped Pots

Nigeria’s First Storey Building

The First Storey Building in NigeriaThe foundation of the ancient historical laden was laid by the rev. Henry Townsend of C.M.S (Church Missionary Society) on the Marina waterfront in Badagry, Lagos, Nigeria in the year 1842, and was later built by other missionaries in 1845. The building served as vicarage for Saint Thomas Anglican Church and was later used by Samuel Ajayi Crowther, the first African C.M.S bishop that translated the Holy Bible from English to Continue reading Nigeria’s First Storey Building

The Kiriji War (1877-1893)

OgedemgbeKiriji Army

The Kiriji/Ekiti parapo war was a sixteen- year conflict that broke out mainly between Ibadan and the combined forces of Ekiti and Ijesha. According to Latisosa, “the kiriji war ended all wars in Yoruba land”. The Kiriji/Ekiti parapo war was inarguably the last and the most protracted war that plagued the Yoruba nation. The war broke out because of the Continue reading The Kiriji War (1877-1893)

The Republic of Biafra’s National Anthem

Biafran Flag

Title: Land Of The Rising Sun.
Origin of the tune: adopted from Sibelius’ “Finlandia”.
Written by: Nnamdi Azikiwe.

LAND THE RISING SUN

Land of the rising sun, we love and cherish,
Beloved homeland of our brave heroes;
We must defend our lives or we shall perish,
We shall protect our hearts from all our foes;
But if the price is death for all we hold dear, Continue reading The Republic of Biafra’s National Anthem