Tag Archives: History

#Britain’s Colonial History With #Nigeria – Podcast with Max Siollun and @robertamsterdam


#Britain’s Colonial History With #Nigeria – Podcast with Max Siollun and @robertamsterdam


#Nigeria’s Nostalgia for the #British Empire


#Nigeria is one of the few countries in the world where people actually think of colonialism as a golden age” – why is this so?

Click here for a podcast discussion that @TheAfricaReport hosted with me, Barnaby Philips, and Funmi Adebayo regarding the legacy of colonialism in Nigeria.

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The History of Africa (Part 1)


This is an excellent 20 part BBC TV series hosted by Zainab Bedawi about the history of Africa. In this initial episode, she explores Africa as the origin of humankind: where all humanity on earth originated from.
#HistoryofAfrica

This Week in #NigerianHistory: #British Massacre in Satiru (Near Sokoto)


This week in #NaijaHistory: in February 1906 British troops of the West African Frontier Force (WAFF) killed 2000 people in the village of Satiru (near Sokoto) in #Nigeria, then destroyed and burned the village. The officer seated in the middle of this photo is Major Burdon, along with some Hausa soldiers of the WAFF.
#NigerianHistory Source: Charles Robinson

Daily Life in #Biafra – Part 1 (#Biafra50)



Very moving interviews with Biafrans during the war. The story of the war from their perspective. Includes interviews with Phillip Effiong and Ojukwu.

Part 16: The Complete Story of the #Nigeria -v- #Biafra Civil War – Conclusion (#Biafra50)


 

January 15, 2020 was the 50th anniversary of the ceremony that marked the end of the Nigeria -v- Biafra civil war. To commemorate the anniversary, I will be showcasing a 16 part series of videos on the war’s key causes, events, and battles – as told by the participants themselves (including Gowon, Ojukwu, Babangida, Obasanjo, Ejoor, Achuzia, Ogbemudia etc).

Watch part 16 of the video series here, which has interviews with General Babangida as the war enters 1969 and chronicles the exploits of army units led by Colonels Bisalla and Obasanjo..

Part 15: The Complete Story of the #Nigeria -v- #Biafra Civil War – (#Biafra50)


 

 

January 15, 2020 was the 50th anniversary of the ceremony that marked the end of the Nigeria -v- Biafra civil war. To commemorate the anniversary, I will be showcasing an 18 part series of videos on the war’s key causes, events, and battles – as told by the participants themselves (including Gowon, Ojukwu, Babangida, Obasanjo, Ejoor, Achuzia, Ogbemudia etc).

Watch part 15 of the video series here.

Part 13: The Complete Story of the #Nigeria -v- #Biafra Civil War – (#Biafra50)


January 15, 2020 was the 50th anniversary of the ceremony that marked the end of the Nigeria -v- Biafra civil war. To commemorate the anniversary, I will be showcasing an 18 part series of videos on the war’s key causes, events, and battles – as told by the participants themselves (including Gowon, Ojukwu, Babangida, Obasanjo, Ejoor, Achuzia, Ogbemudia etc).

Watch part 13 of the video series here: which chronicles the activities of the maverick “Black Scorpion” Col Benjamin Adekunle – commander of the Nigerian army’s 3 Marine Commandos…..

Part 12: The Story of the #Nigeria -v- #Biafra Civil War – (Murtala Muhammed -v- Joe “Hannibal” Achuzia) (#Biafra50)


 

January 15, 2020 was the 50th anniversary of the ceremony that marked the end of the Nigeria -v- Biafra civil war. To commemorate the anniversary, I will be showcasing an 18 part series of videos on the war’s key causes, events, and battles – as told by the participants themselves (including Gowon, Ojukwu, Babangida, Obasanjo, Ejoor, Achuzia, Ogbemudia etc).

Watch part 12 of the video series here. This episode features the tales of Colonels Murtala Muhammed (commander of the Nigerian amy’s 2 Division) and his adversary Colonel Joe “Hannibal” Achuzia of Biafra. The Biafrans try to create a link with the Yoruba Western Region, and the “Republic of Benin” is born. Will the Yoruba follow them and form an “Oduduwa Republic”?