“How Buhari Ran PTF” – #Nigeria #NaijaHistory


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Lt-Gen Salihu Ibrahim (Former #Nigerian Chief of Army Staff) Has Died


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Very sad news. The former Nigerian Chief of Army Staff Lt-General Salihu Ibrahim died yesterday at the age of 73. Ibrahim was a pioneer member of the first regular combatant course of the Nigerian Defence Academy (which graduated in 1967). He finished first in his intake and was awarded the Sword of Honour. The photo above shows Ibrahim (far left) in 1967 with the then Head of State Major-General Yakubu Gowon (center and front).

Former Vice-President Atiku (@atiku): “How Obasanjo Became President” (in 1999) – #Nigeria #NaijaHistory


History of #Africa TV Series by @TheZeinabBadawi


I had the privilege of speaking to the renowned Zeinab Badawi last week. She is working on an exciting sequel to her documentary series on the History of Africa. You can watch the first series here. The great news is that she is currently doing preparatory work for the next series which will feature Nigeria! She will interview a lot of prominent people in Nigeria and give insight on pre-Colonial Nigeria.

Ms Bedawi is rather busy these days. I first came across her when she was a news reader on Channel 4. These days she is the chair of the Royal African Society and works with UNESCO. I am very much looking forward to her next series and highly encourage you to watch her first series above.

The 31 Presidential Candidates for #Nigeria’s 2019 Election – #NigeriaDecides2019


Courtesy of Vanguard newspaper.

President Muhammadu Buhari – All Progressives Congress, APC

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar – Peoples Democratic Party, PDP

Donald Duke – Social Democratic Party, SDP

Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim – Alliance for New Nigeria, ANN

Mr. Omoyele Sowore – African Action Congress, AAC

(Mrs) Obi Ezekwesili – Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN

Dr. Obadiah Mailafia – African Democratic Congress, ADC

Prof Kingsley Moghalu – Young Progressive Party, YPP

Pastor Chris Okotie – Fresh Democratic Party, FDP

Major Hamza Al-Mustapha (retired) Peoples Party of Nigeria, PPN

Habib Mohammed Gajo – Young Democratic Party, YDP

Olusegun Mimiko – Zenith Labour Party, ZLP

Major General John Gbor – All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA

Ali Soyode – YES Party

Davidson Isibor Akhimien – Grassroots Development Party of Nigeria, GDPN

Ike Keke – New Nigerian Peoples Party, NNPP

Apostle Sunday Chukwu-Eguzolugo – Justice Must Prevail Party, JMPP

(Mrs) Eunice Atuejide – National Interest Party, NIP

Hamisu Santuraki – Mega Party of Nigeria, MPN

Edozie Madu – Independent Democrat Party, IDP

Professor Peter Nwangwu – We the People of Nigeria Party, WPNP

Ahmed Bee Buhari – Sustainable National Party, SNP

Tope Fasua – Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party, ANRP

Ade Fagbenro Bryon – KOWA Party

Moses Shipi – All Blending Party, ABP

Yahaya Ndu – African Renaissance Party, ARP

Chuks Nwachukwu – All Grassroots Alliance. AGA

Pastor Habu Aminchi – Peoples Democratic Movement, PDM

Yabagi Yusuf Sani – Action democratic Party, ADP

Babatunde Ademola – Nigeria Community Movement Party, NCMP

Martin Onovo – Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, CNPP

 

New Mega-Book on #Nigerian #Politics


New #Book on #Biafra-#Nigeria – Published by @HurstPublishers


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Hurst Publishers (in collaboration with Oxford University Press) has published a new book on the Biafra v Nigeria civil war called: “Surviving Biafra: A Nigerwife’s Story“. The book can be bought with a 25% discount by using the code “BIAFRA25”.

Unlike many other books on Biafra (many of which are written by protagonist generals on either side of the war), this book is different because it is written by: (a) a woman, and (b) by someone who was not a combatant, but rather a civilian Westerner married to a Nigerian. You can read a summary of the book at the link above.

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All the Key Data About #Africa


This is an excellent info-graphic compiled by the Africa in Data project and Max Roser of Oxford University. See below for images showing all the key development, social, political, and economic changes in Africa during the last 30 years.

 

 

 

 

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#Nigeria’s 58th Independence Day – The Story So Far


This October 1 2018 is Nigeria’s 58th independence day. Here are some links about Nigeria’s journey so far:

Nigeria’s First Elections – The Road to Independence

Northern Nigeria Before Independence

Nigeria’s First 50 Years

Nigeria’s Independence Day Celebrations – Videos on the Making of a Nation 

Nigeria’s 50th Independence Anniversary: Message from Hilary Clinton

Nigeria at 50: In Graphics

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Can #Nigerian “Rainmakers” Really Control the Weather?



Interesting short feature from the BBC about “rain makers” in Nigeria who claim to have supernatural power to start (or stop) rain. People often hire them during public outdoor events like weddings or funerals, relying on them to keep the big day rain free.

However are their powers real? A BBC film crew put one rainmaker to the test and challenged him to make it rain. He promised that he could conjure rain within 2 hours…

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