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3 Jul 2018
Sir: On June 12, 2018, Nigeria`s newly appointed Democracy Day, President Muhammadu Buhari acquiescing to the counsel and clamour of Nigerians, made redemptive advances at history. In finally giving some official recognition to Chief Moshood Kashimawo Abiola, the acclaimed winner of the 1993 Presidential elections, the president sought to lay the ghost of an extraordinary…
24 Jun 2018
From the Genesis of all things, God displayed His attributes of transforming whatever is wrong and re-writing the history of what is not good in every sphere of cosmic existence. God re-wrote the history of creation by dealing with the emptiness and the darkness that were prevalent in the beginning. The Spirit of God moved…
12 Mar 2018
Some public policy experts have called on the Federal Government, especially the National Assembly to restore and make the study of history, a compulsory subject at both elementary and secondary levels. In a communiqué on ‘Nigeria In The Twentieth Century: History, Governance And Society’ after a book reading held at the Ibadan School of Government…
4 Feb 2018
In 1956, the Queen of England and the Duke of Edinburgh paid their colony, Nigeria, a visit, focussing on Lagos, Ibadan, Kano, and Calabar. The most convenient way of moving around at the time was by rail. Sir Lord Lugard, Governor General from 1901-1919, who was interested in connecting towns in the colony for economic…
14 Jan 2018
History is a continuum and the sum total of a people’s past and present. But the cavalier attitude of Nigerians to history is worrisome. Perhaps, it is this nonchalant attitude that has prompted Lagos State Government to try a nd redress such historical and cultural neglect with the ‘Redevelopment of J K Randle Centre’ at…
10 Oct 2017
The Nigeria Education Research and Development Council (NERDC) is set to reintroduce History as a subject, beginning from the 2018/2019 academic session. The NERDC Executive Secretary, Prof. Ismail Junaidu, told the News agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday that the curriculum is ready. He said that the subject would now be a standalone…
4 Nov 2016
The importance of history cannot be over-emphasised. Nigeria has a history and it is important to study that history, whatever may be the content.
7 Jan 2016
Ghana is the gem of West Africa, it is a collision of rich and sorrowful history, culture and traditions. it is surrounded by beautiful neighbouring countries that are easy to access. Here is an overview of the particularities of this fascinating nation you have little or no knowledge about. 1. Origin of Name Ghana has existed since medieval…

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