Nigeria History

The ancient story of Yemoja, the water goddess with the great body that turns men on

Yemoja was once married to ogun the god of war - Man says as he shares great history of the water goddess

Yemoja was once married to ogun the god of war - Man says as he shares great history of the water goddess
Flashback: How a Nigerian emerged the first black man to win $64,000 prize in the American CBS-TV quiz game show

Flashback: How a Nigerian emerged the first black man to win $64,000 prize in the American CBS-TV quiz game show

Adepoju Aderonmu was from the ancient town of Oyo, Nigeria. He left Nigeria for the United States to further his education during his late twenties. Aderonmu participated in CBS-TV quiz game show and won himself $64,000.

Flashback: How a Nigerian emerged the first black man to win $64,000 prize in the American CBS-TV quiz game show
From music lover to music legend! Career history of Afro-Juju maestro Sir Shina Peters

From music lover to music legend! Career history of Afro-Juju maestro Sir Shina Peters

The Nigerian music industry has produced some of Africa's greatest musicians of all times. One of which is prolific Afro-Juju maestro, Sir Shina Peters, whose rise witnessed an amazing revolution on the Nigerian music scene.

From music lover to music legend! Career history of Afro-Juju maestro Sir Shina Peters
White queen of Calabar! How Mary Slessor stopped the killings of twins

White queen of Calabar! How Mary Slessor stopped the killings of twins

The city of Calabar, which has the ambiance of a peace loving and lively town, once witnessed the brutal killings of innocent babies in the dark era of the pre-colonial days until the arrival of the famous missionary Mary Slessor.

White queen of Calabar! How Mary Slessor stopped the killings of twins
Duba kaga yawan littattafan da Dan Fodiyo ya rubuta.

Duba kaga yawan littattafan da Dan Fodiyo ya rubuta.

Wani mawallafin littafin "Intellectual Foundation of Sokoto Caliphate", ma'ana Kafa Daular Usmaniyya bisa ilimi da basira, Malam Abdullahi Bukhari Sakkwato, ya bayyana cewar ya tattara bayanai da yawa game da tarihin daular Usman

Duba kaga yawan littattafan da Dan Fodiyo ya rubuta.
Meet the first western educated person in Zaria, Muhammadu Aminu Sambo

Meet the first western educated person in Zaria, Muhammadu Aminu Sambo

Muhammadu Aminu Sambo, born in 1888 in Zaria, was a grandson of Tajo who is a son to Mallam Musa, the flag bearer of Shehu Usman Dan Fodio and founder of the then Islamic ruling dynasty of Mallawa in the Zazzau Emirate.

Meet the first western educated person in Zaria, Muhammadu Aminu Sambo
The heart-wrenching end of the first woman to drive a car in Nigeria, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (photos)

The heart-wrenching end of the first woman to drive a car in Nigeria, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (photos)

Many stories have been told about the supposed cause of death of Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti but all reflects a tragic end of a woman who lived for justice, survival and peace till her dying breath. Here's the story of the shero.

The heart-wrenching end of the first woman to drive a car in Nigeria, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (photos)
Obasanjo @81: Full text of his take-over speech in 1976 after the execution of Murtala Mohammed

Obasanjo @81: Full text of his take-over speech in 1976 after the execution of Murtala Mohammed

As Nigeria's former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, celebrates 81 years of age today, NAIJ.com traveled down memory lane to the era he held sway as the country's military head of state after the death of Murtala Mohammed.

Obasanjo @81: Full text of his take-over speech in 1976 after the execution of Murtala Mohammed
Interesting facts from history of Fulani Herdsmen and today's state of affairs

Interesting facts from history of Fulani Herdsmen and today's state of affairs

What do you know about the ☛ History of Fulani Herdsmen in Nigeria? ☛Modern Fulani are divided into nomadic pastoralists, semi-nomadic, and sedentary. They began engaging in cattle breeding since the 13th-14th century.

Interesting facts from history of Fulani Herdsmen and today's state of affairs
See Nigeria’s first professional photographer Jonathan Adagogo Green (photo)

See Nigeria’s first professional photographer Jonathan Adagogo Green (photo)

Nigeria’s first professional photographer Jonathan Green was son of a high chief of a prominent House in Bonny, Rivers state. Green was well-educated and socially very confident, all of which can be glimpsed from his body of work.

See Nigeria’s first professional photographer Jonathan Adagogo Green (photo)
Interesting facts about the longest bridge in West Africa

Interesting facts about the longest bridge in West Africa

Do you know the name of the ✅ LONGEST BRIDGE in west Africa ❔ The longest bridge in Africa is in Lagos, Nigeria. Read some interesting facts about IBB bridge, the longest in Africa and the second longest in Africa.

Interesting facts about the longest bridge in West Africa
Who named Nigeria and when?

Who named Nigeria and when?

Researchers still discuss the question about ➔ who gave NIGERIA this NAME and why ➔ and can't come up with a single decision. Try to build your own theory based on the following interesting and unexpected facts.

Who named Nigeria and when?
Amalgamation of Nigeria in 1914: how did it happen?

Amalgamation of Nigeria in 1914: how did it happen?

It is difficult to over​estimate the importance of such event. NIGERIA AMALGAMATION ➡ is without exaggeration one of the most important moments in the history of the country. Let's figure out when and by who. Read on!

Amalgamation of Nigeria in 1914: how did it happen?
Cooperative society in Nigeria: interesting facts to know

Cooperative society in Nigeria: interesting facts to know

Today, we would open another page of our story and try to reveal the history of ✊ COOPERATIVE SOCIETY ✊ in Nigeria and its importance. We have to learn our history if we don't want to repeat mistakes of past generations.

Cooperative society in Nigeria: interesting facts to know
Development of radio broadcasting in Nigeria from 1930s to 2018

Development of radio broadcasting in Nigeria from 1930s to 2018

Some of the most interesting facts from brief ✅ HISTORY of RADIO in NIGERIA ✏ that began in 1933 while the country was a British colony. Find out what the first radio station in Nigeria was and how radio broadcasting developed.

Development of radio broadcasting in Nigeria from 1930s to 2018
10 facts from Nigerian history before independence you are to know

10 facts from Nigerian history before independence you are to know

The HISTORY of NIGERIA is rich and goes back to ancient times. Many empires and British colonies were established on its territory. Learn a brief history of Nigeria and the main events that preceded its independence.

10 facts from Nigerian history before independence you are to know
Most interesting moments from Nigerian history of democracy

Most interesting moments from Nigerian history of democracy

Short ➔ HISTORY of DEMOCRACY in NIGERIA ➔ Learn when the country became a republic and how its democratic path was developing from 1960 to nowadays. Read now to get the most interesting facts from Nigerian history.

Most interesting moments from Nigerian history of democracy
Delta State creation: historical facts you should know

Delta State creation: historical facts you should know

When was DELTA STATE created and which role does it play for the country now? Read this article & find out about history of Delta State and some facts about it.

Delta State creation: historical facts you should know
Who designed the Nigerian coat of arms?

Who designed the Nigerian coat of arms?

Who designed the Nigerian COAT of ARMS? What is the important meaning of the elements and what kinds of stories does it tell about who we are as Nigerians?

Who designed the Nigerian coat of arms?
Interesting facts about the origin of Freedom of Information Act in Nigeria

Interesting facts about the origin of Freedom of Information Act in Nigeria

Origin of ☀ FREEDOM of INFORMATION act in Nigeria ☀ How was this document drafted and approved? What improvements has it brought to the lives of citizens?

Interesting facts about the origin of Freedom of Information Act in Nigeria
Top facts you should know about the person who discovered Nigeria as a country

Top facts you should know about the person who discovered Nigeria as a country

Who DISCOVERED NIGERIA as a country? This historical information should be known by every true Nigerian who is interested in the history of his homeland

Top facts you should know about the person who discovered Nigeria as a country
Nigerian Defence Academy famous alumni. Who are they?

Nigerian Defence Academy famous alumni. Who are they?

Would you like to study at the NDA? Find out some interesting facts about the Nigerian Defence Academy notable alumni and their important achievements.

Nigerian Defence Academy famous alumni. Who are they?
Major historical events in Nigeria before colonial era

Major historical events in Nigeria before colonial era

Learn more about the pre-colonial history of Nigeria with this great article. Here, you can find ☑ all the major historical events in Nigeria before 1914

Major historical events in Nigeria before colonial era
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