Tag: history

YNaijaMarch 10, 2023

Rema’s “Calm Down” Makes History as First African Song to Reach 400 Million YouTube Views

Rema, the talented Nigerian singer, has taken the music world by storm, as his hit song, “Calm Down,” has reached ...

YNaijaFebruary 6, 2023

Grammy Awards 2023: Tems bags her first Grammy, Beyonce makes history, Viola Davis becomes an EGOT

The 2023 Grammys are over! All 91 awards were presented on Sunday, February 5 in downtown Los Angeles, beginning with ...

YNaijaJanuary 24, 2023

Full list: Tems makes history with Oscars nomination

Nigerian singer, Temilade Openiyi, has again made the country proud with her historic nomination in the 2023 Oscars for her ...

YNaijaJanuary 10, 2023

Rema makes history as first African act to reach No.1 on Billboard Global 200 Exl. US Singles Chart

With a leap from No. 8 to No. 1, “Calm Down” by Rema and Selena Gomez became each act’s first ...

YNaijaDecember 15, 2022

Wizkid makes history as the first Nigerian musician to perform at a World Tennis League event

Wizkid has added another accomplishment to his long list of successes. Wizkid, also known as Ayo Balogun, will make history ...

EditorNovember 18, 2017

[The Injustice Blog] Why History must return to our schools

Nigeria is rife with misinformation. It is the very lifeblood of our political class, the primary way with which they ...

ToluSeptember 30, 2017

How Wizkid made history in London last night

We won’t be reaching if we said a Grammy win is imminent, will we? Nigeria’s biggest export after crude oil ...

Op-ed EditorSeptember 27, 2017

Opinion: Where is Nnamdi Kanu?

by Anthony Ademiluyi According to radical writer, Tariq Ali, a true revolutionary is one who disregards personal safety in the ...

Op-ed EditorSeptember 22, 2017

Opinion: Everything President Buhari has gotten wrong about IPOB

by Anthony Ademiluyi The right to self-determination is as old as mankind. All through history, people have been bound by ...

EzinneSeptember 19, 2017

The Thread: Nigerians need to shut up about racism

Racism is always a hot button topic across the Atlantic and TwitterNG is full of itchy fingers and ITKs, kinda ...

AzeezAugust 6, 2017

We are the highest performing in the history of Nigeria – Senate

The 8th Senate has said it “remains the highest performing Senate in the history of the country.” Chairman, Senate of ...

EzinneJuly 8, 2017

The Thread: “I almost died in that flood” | Lagosians tell horror stories of floods from years gone past

Today, residents of the ‘island’ were reminded that all it takes is a little body of water to revert to ...

Oluwatosin AdeshokanJune 27, 2017

PROFILE: Muhammadu Buhari, the former soldier who defeated an incumbent president

Muhammadu Buhari was born on the 17th of December 1942, in Daura, Katsina State into a family of Fulani descent. ...

ItunuoluwaJune 21, 2017

[The Alausa Blog]: LASG releases the Lagos in history documentary (WATCH)

The Lagos state government has released the first part of the documentary of the iconic state. The documentary is one ...

Op-ed EditorJune 17, 2017

Opinion: Why parents calling for the removal of Manyika’s Independence from JAMB list is deceptive

by Kenneth Osakwe A few days ago, a petition signed by Mrs. Fatima Mahmud-Oyekan, Head of Crescent schools, and Alhaji ...

EzinneJune 12, 2017

The Thread: The heroics of M.K.O Abiola

Today is June 12. In Nigeria, June 12 is significant for two reasons: first for the man, M.K.O Abiola whom ...

Rachel OgbuJune 8, 2017

How Nigerian slave girl, Sara Forbes Bonetta became goddaughter of Queen Victoria

by Rachel Ogbu// Sara Forbes Bonetta continues to be remembered every Black History month, but who was she really? The ...

Op-ed EditorMay 26, 2017

Opinion: A wink to Banky W and 4 other spectacular moments from Yemi Osinbajo’s #Biafra50 Speech

by Alexander O. Onukwue Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was the Keynote Speaker at a ‘Biafra at 50’ colloquium, held in ...

Op-ed EditorMay 15, 2017

Feyi Fawehinmi: Iskelebete and the history that is not written

by Feyi Fawehinmi I was at the One Africa Music Fest in London the other day. No point rehashing the ...

Op-ed EditorMay 14, 2017

Simon Kolawole: Predators as Nigeria’s ultimate saviours

by Simon Kolawole For decades, I have been holding on tenaciously to the belief that Nigeria would develop someday. I ...

Op-ed EditorMay 13, 2017

Dele Momodu: Season of books and denials

by Dele Momodu Fellow Nigerians, let me confess that one of my addictions is reading books. I just love the ...

Op-ed EditorMay 12, 2017

Opinion: The Ijesha Oba of Lagos and his confused history of Lagos

by Dele Awogbeoba A purported statement from the palace of Oba of Lagos stated that Eko (Lagos Island) is not ...

Op-ed EditorMay 6, 2017

Farooq Kperogi: Top 8 popular national lies that won’t die in Nigeria

by Farooq A. Kperogi In Nigeria, once lies and historical myths take roots, they are almost always impossible to uproot. But ...

Op-ed EditorApril 29, 2017

The Thread: Funmi Iyanda goes in hard on Nigerian youth and war erupts

The daily scuffles we see on social media daily are representative of the state of the Nigerian society itself. Whether ...

Op-ed EditorApril 26, 2017

Feyi Fawehinmi: How sex trafficking came to reign in Edo state

by Feyi Fawehinmi I recently started reading Hugh Thomas’ magisterial thousand pager on the Atlantic slave trade. My reading is ...

Op-ed EditorMarch 15, 2017

Demola Olarewaju: Response to Chude – Regret is not an option, but learning is without option

by Demola Olarewaju One would be forgiven if on reading Chude’s attempt at justifying his and others’ 2015 electoral choice ...

Op-ed EditorFebruary 23, 2017

Letter to the son of man: Between Yahya Jammeh and President Buhari

by Adeyemi Kolawole Adeojo Hannibal   Dear Son of Man, Your response, which was succinct and aptly posited, dissects the ...

Op-ed EditorFebruary 10, 2017

Opinion: A loud nay to free education

by Anthony Ademiluyi In 1999, democracy returned to Nigeria after a sixteen year military interregnum. At the time I was ...

Op-ed EditorFebruary 6, 2017

Cheta Nwanze: Nigerians, can we stop the blame game?

by Cheta Nwanze Dear Yetunde, So here was I ready for marriage and dating a girl, Awele, whom I was ...

Op-ed EditorFebruary 1, 2017

Opinion: When a nation decides to forget her past

by Orji Sunday Sylvester “The past remains integral to us all, individually and collectively. We must concede the ancient their ...

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