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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

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How Nigeria got to 36 States[Timeline of State creation in Nigeria]

Map of Nigeria

Let us start with the definition of a state. A state is a politically organised body of people inhabiting a geographical entity with a well legitimate government.
How did Nigeria moved from the first 3 regions to the last 36 states? Check it out below Continue reading How Nigeria got to 36 States[Timeline of State creation in Nigeria]

The Assassination of General Murtala Ramat Muhammed on February 13, 1976

Murtala Muhammed's Car
This is the car in which Gen. Murtala Muhammed was killed

 

The nation was thrown into turmoil on the 13th of February 1976 after the Head of State and the Chief Commander of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, General Murtala Ramat Muhammed, was assassinated in Lagos during an unsuccessful coup led by Lt. Col. Buka Suka Dimka. History has it that Gen. Muhammed loved a low-profile lifestyle, and it was this kind of lifestyle that led to his easy assassination. Continue reading The Assassination of General Murtala Ramat Muhammed on February 13, 1976