A former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ishaya Bamaiyi, has said that the winner of the 1993 presidential election, Chief MKO Abiola, did not die of natural causes, The Nation reports.Abiola whose election was annulled by the Ibrahim Babangida-led military administration in July 1993 was arrested by the...
Hajiya Turai Umaru Musa Yar’adua has revealed how her husband, former President Umaru Musa Yar’adua once told her that his relatives would quarrel with her after his death as they would think he had left so much money.The former first lady who spoke at a memorial lecture in honour...
INTRODUCTIONIbadan is a city of warriors. It is a city founded on warfare. Some of the most intense battles and wars in Yorubaland like the Kiriji War which lingered on for 16 years from 1877 to 1893 had Ibadan generals as some of the most important actors. The Kiriji...
Where were you in 1987? That was the year Oba Yesufu Oloyede Asanike, Olubadan of Ibadan made history. Olubadan installed Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola as the Bashorun of Ibadan. It was a prestigious title befitting of a distinguished personality in the mould of MKO Abiola.That was the title of...
Just before dawn on a Saturday morning, about 2:10 am, January 15, 1966, the Adjutant-General of the Nigerian Army, Lieutenant-Colonel James Pam, his wife Elizabeth and all other members of his family in their Nigerian Army residence at 8, Ikoyi Crescent, Ikoyi, Lagos, awoke to the sight of soldiers crouching decidedly...
ALHAJI (DR.) ADO BAYERO (EMIR OF KANO)Alhaji Bayero became the Emir of Kano in 1963; it is imperative to mention that he was an ambassador to Senegal. He is the son of the late Abdullahi Bayero dan Muhammad Abbas, who was also an Emir of Kano. Aside his influence...
A visit to a village called Uzoakwa in Ihiala town, Anambra State – the home of the late popular billionaire business mogul, Chief Victor Okafor popularly known as ‘King of Money’ (EZEGO), showed how his N500m mansion had been deserted after his demise.It was still a surprise to many...
Why are cults so popular among the youths nowadays? What are the main types of cultism in Nigeria and what symbols do they have? Let’s look through the essence of each of them! What is cultism? It is possible that lot of people don’t even know that there is a list...
It is not difficult to imagine that the richest man in Africa, Aliko Dangote, wakes up in Africa, has his breakfast in Asia, lunch in Europe, dinner in America and sleeps in Australia.You may also conjure the image of the richest woman on the continent, Folorunso Alakija, attending a...