Tag: history

Nigerian Lawmakers Rejects Bill To Make History Compulsory Subject In Schools

Nigerian lawmakers on Thursday threw out a bill seeking to make history a core learning subject in the nation’s primary and secondary schools, PREMIUMTIMES Samuel Ogundipe reports.. The proposed legislation was rejected by the House of Representatives after members raised concerns about the implication of a language in it. The[Read More…]

Opinion: Buhari Will Never Be President In 2015, The Reluctant Theory

I have a political theory regarding the office of the president of the federal republic of Nigeria. Do you want to hear it? Hypothesis 1: Anyone who deliberately sets his or her mind on becoming the president and actively pursues this goal will never become the president of Nigeria. You[Read More…]

Bayo Oluwasanmi: Yoruba Alliance With The Northerners Is A Fool’s Gold

“There are times when even the greatest tactician in diplomatic cunning is outclassed in his own game. It is then that he discovers that all he thought he had gained is but loss, and that what is left of national honor and dignity is but the shadow of an illustrious[Read More…]

Según Apata: Yoruba History Lesson For Yoruba Leaders

By Segun Apata Since about the 10th century AD, we Yoruba have been enjoying a high level of civilization in our towns, cities and kingdoms. By 1750, one of our kingdoms, the Oyo-Ile kingdom, had conquered a large empire comprising most of western Yorubaland and many non-Yoruba neighbours – the[Read More…]

Okey Ndibe: Nigeria And Biafra’s Wasted Memory

Much is often made of the hundreds of billions of dollars that Nigeria has frittered away since huge deposits of crude oil were discovered within its boundaries. A contemptible, uncreative elite, its obsession with conspicuous consumption matched by its inability to produce anything of value, has overseen Nigeria’s obscene, record-setting[Read More…]

Cheta Nwanze: Nigeria’s Super Eagles Ahead Of The 2014 World Cup

Our British colonial masters brought us a lot of good stuff. Stuff such as education, Christianity and corruption, among tohers. But probably the best thing the Brits brought to us was football. Today, in homage to the coming World Cup, we take a quick tour of the early years of[Read More…]

Cheta Nwanze: Herbert Macaulay, Slipping Away From Our National Consciousness #HistoryClass

Too many people have forgotten about the one Naira coin, and the chap on that coin. This is a big disservice to Nigeria. Today’s History Class is going to be about that fellow, the one who has roads named after him in Lagos and Abuja, but who, sadly, is slipping[Read More…]

Mark Amaza: Re-Introducing Northern Nigeria, Not as You Know It

I am writing this article mainly for the benefit of Southern Nigerians who have never been to the North, and mostly have a warped and inaccurate view of the North. I have been driven to write this out of my many personal experiences, and those of friends and family, as[Read More…]

TECH: First World War Diaries Go Online

By Press Association  Around 300,000 pages of First World War unit diaries have been digitised, and “citizen historians” are encouraged to read them in a bid to unearth new discoveries about life at war. In an “unprecedented opportunity” for both academics and the public, the National Archives is making the first[Read More…]