Tag: history

Op-ed EditorJanuary 30, 2017

Opinion: An interrogation of the British Intelligence records on the January 15 1966 coup

by Henry Chukwuemeka Onyema The three-part series on the revelations from the British intelligence reports on the January 15 1966 ...

Op-ed EditorJanuary 12, 2017

How ‘Mammy Market’ found around every Military Barracks nationwide got its name

Mammy Market is synonymous with military barracks spread across the country. It is a place filled with so much life especially ...

Op-ed EditorDecember 16, 2016

Femi Fani-Kayode: Is Nigeria really one nation?

by Femi Fani-Kayode I love this country with every fibre of my being. For three generations before me, my forefathers,  ...

Op-ed EditorNovember 28, 2016

Reuben Abati: Goodbye, Fidel Castro

by Reuben Abati The death of Fidel Castro was long expected and when it finally came on Friday night, there ...

Op-ed EditorNovember 10, 2016

Farooq Kperogi: Is our standard of English actually falling or is that just a myth?

by Frooq Kperogi There is an enduring chronocentric arrogance in our assessment of notions of quality all over the world. ...

Op-ed EditorSeptember 22, 2016

Moses Ochonu: The plague of historical ignorance

The cab driver, a guy from Edo state, mistook me for a Ghanaian. I don’t mind it and I proudly ...

Mazi EmekaSeptember 18, 2016

Femi Fani-Kayode: A President with no memory and no recollection of history

There are two statements that President Buhari made in the last few days that I find curious and misleading. I ...

Adebayo EmuleomoJuly 9, 2016

Opinion: The power of a promise, the beauty of a surprise

by Kayode Oyero “The key to great image is not to promise at all or under-promise and over-deliver.” -Michael LeBoeuf. ...

Adebayo EmuleomoMay 27, 2016

THE YNAIJA TRACKLIST: Nigerian geeks to start making money | Colonel dupes church | Manchester United sign Mourinho | More

From the papers this morning – a tracklist. EFCC convicted 140 people in 6 months Premium Times Female student commits ...

Op-Ed EditorMay 17, 2016

Imam Imam: A case for study of ‘History’ in Nigerian schools

History is to society what memory is to the individual – Ian C. Friedman Let me bore us a little ...

Adebayo EmuleomoMarch 4, 2016

Fayose, Sultan of Sokoto, Ooni of Ife, others attend coronation of Olubadan (PHOTOS)

A new dawn has set over the throne of the Olubadan of Ibadanland as Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji was on ...

Op-Ed EditorFebruary 14, 2016

#HistoryClass with Cheta Nwanze: What really, is Murtala Mohammed’s legacy?

“Also with immediate effect, all the present Military Governors, and the Administrator of East Central State, have been relieved of ...

Adebayo EmuleomoFebruary 10, 2016

‘Benin kingdom is part and parcel of Oduduwa House’ – Ooni of Ife

Oba Adeyeye Adewusi, the Ooni of Ife on has stated that Benin Kingdom in Edo state is a part of ...

Kolapo OlapojuAugust 12, 2015

“How Awolowo became the leader of Yoruba” – Osoba

Former Governor of Ogun State, Olusegun Osoba, has countered claims made in ‘My Watch’, the book of former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, where ...

Op-Ed EditorNovember 25, 2014

@micahesq: Revisiting the popular Kiriji war- The legends of Ogedengbe

by Micah Stephen The beat of the drums would be loud, the sequence of times will not cleanse the footsteps ...

Op-Ed EditorNovember 21, 2014

Akin Osuntokun: Poverty of Nigeria’s history

by Akin Osuntokun Following upon the publication of the column penultimate week titled ‘Unfounded Fears of Revanchist Igbo’ I have ...

Op-Ed EditorNovember 18, 2014

Joe Igbokwe: Why @atiku and others should step down for Buhari

by Joe Igbokwe I am writing this article in my capacity as Joe Igbokwe, I am writing this piece as ...

YEditorOctober 19, 2014

Why history needs to come back to our school curricula

by Adedayo Ademuwagun One of the resolutions of this year’s national conference is that the teaching of history should be ...

Op-Ed EditorAugust 9, 2014

Max Siollun: How Boko Haram was formed (Y! History)

by Max Siollun  According to Shehu Sani, the Taliban who survived these clashes then joined Mohammed Yusuf’s movement. The movement ...

July 5, 2014

Gbenga Olorunpomi: History will be on Bola Tinubu’s side

by Gbenga Olorunpomi Only recently did Asiwaju begin to get the accolade he truly deserves, the most notable being THISDAY ...

June 27, 2014

Opinion: Free speech and the lessons of history

by Tochukwu Ezukanma Unfortunately, freedom of expression has been under powerful assault from President Goodluck Jonathan.  Although he postures as ...

June 18, 2014

Okey Ndibe: Nigeria and Biafra’s wasted memory

by Okey Ndibe For all the cash that Nigeria has thrown to the wind, I’d suggest that the country’s greater ...

June 3, 2014

Ayokunle Odekunle: Biafra – ‘Forgotten’ but not forgotten

by Ayokunle Odekunle You wish you can wish away History? You cannot. History is not something to be avoided or ...

April 27, 2014

Opinion: Whether Half of a Yellow Sun is banned or not, we’ll watch it

by Akindele Opeyemi We have not taken responsibility for the unfettered pogrom against Igbos before and after the civil war. ...

April 14, 2014

Cheta Nwanze: A short history of the slave trade

by Cheta Nwanze Before we go on, we must set the records straight: Slavery, was not an invention of the ...

March 31, 2014

AMVCA host, Vimbai celebrates the African woman with ‘Woman of the Soil’ project (PHOTOS)

by Akintomiwa Agbaje     Star Gist presenter and 2-time AMVCA host, Vimbai Mutinhiri has collaborated with Nigerian photographer, Reze ...

March 30, 2014

Perry Brimah: Grazing reserves – My advice to the South east Chairman of CAN

by Perry Brimah You do not have the legal or moral right to simply deny these elements of our society, ...

March 11, 2014

Perry Brimah: The long history of fighting between Hausas and Igbos

by Perry Brimah You read Hausa handles call Igbo’s ‘baby factory products,’ ‘wife-killers,’ ‘armed robbers,’ ‘traitors,’ and the like and ...

March 10, 2014

Cheta Nwanze: A history lesson – Nigeria’s first coup

by Cheta Nwanze To understand first, the coup of January 15, 1966, we must not take it in isolation, something ...

February 15, 2014

Salihu Yakassai: APC and the South-West factor (Y! Politico)

by Salihu Yakassai But despite this advancement and exposure, History has proving that the South-West region has always voted on ...

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