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Brief Account of The Oba of Benin Who Was Exiled to Calabar By The British

He was born in 1857 and was the son of Oba Adolo. He took the name Ovonramwen Nogbaisi at his enthronement in 1888, every Oba took a new name at his coronation. The name translates as Ovonramwen meaning “The Rising Sun” and Nogbaisi meaning “which spreads over all.”

At the end of the 19th century, the Kingdom of Benin had managed to retain its independence and the Oba exercised a monopoly over trade which the British found irksome.

The territory is coveted by an influential group of investors

The Situation of Girls’ Education in Nigeria

Women and girls in Nigeria live in a world where they are denied their basic human rights, and this is especially true when it comes to accessing education. Major barriers include restricted mobility, cultural beliefs, family tradition, low economic status, and poor infrastructure.

Nigeria is a country located in West Africa with a population of over 170 million people. The official language of Nigeria is English, but there are over 500 different ethnic groups in the country, each with its own

Today in History: Aba Women's Riot Began

The “riots” or “war,” led by women, took place in the southern Nigerian provinces of Calabar and Owerri in November and December 1929. In British colonial history, they are known as the “Aba Women Riots of 1929” or as the “Women’s War” in Igbo history.

The greatest significant challenge to British control in the colony’s history was launched when thousands of Igbo women organized a huge uprising against the regulations enforced by British colonial officials in southeast Nigeria. The “Women’s Wa

Today in 1930: Nigerian Novelist, Poet and Critic, Chinua Achebe Was Born

Today in 1930, The Nigerian Novelist, Poet, and Critic, Chinua Achebe Was Born.

He was born in Ogidi, Anambra State. Achebe was influenced by both Igbo traditional culture and postcolonial Christianity. He did well in school and went to what is now the University of Ibadan, where he developed a strong hatred for how Africa was described in European literature.

After acquiring his degree, he moved to Lagos where he worked for the Nigerian Broadcasting Service (NBS) and made fame for his 1958 no

Breast Infection (Mastitis): Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Mastitis is an inflammation of the tissue of the breast that sometimes involves an infection, it occurs most frequently during the time of breastfeeding. Mastitis might occur when bacteria, most times from the baby’s mouth, enter a milk duct through a crack in the nipple. Continuing to breastfeed, even while taking an antibiotic to treat mastitis, is better for you and your baby.

Chronic mastitis occurs in women who are not breastfeeding. In postmenopausal women, breast infections may be associ

Today in 1995, Ken Saro Wiwa Was Executed

Ken Saro-Wiwa was a member of the Ogoni people. An ethnic minority in Nigeria whose homeland, Ogoniland, in the Niger Delta, targeted for crude oil extraction since the 1950s and has suffered extreme environmental damage from decades of indiscriminate petroleum waste dumping.

Also Read: The Story of Eleshin Ọba – WNTV

Initially as a spokesperson, and then as the president, of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), Saro-Wiwa led a nonviolent campaign against environmental de

Recognition: Managing The Potential of Your Staff

Recognition is a quality that says a lot about a person just by its description. And within an organization, this straightforward action will not only identify but also shed light on any employee’s potential. Ask yourself when you last received recognition. I don’t mean generic praises like those bestowed by the Master of Ceremonies at a wedding; I mean genuine acknowledgment. When was the last time you received praise for a task completed? And how did you feel at the time it occurred?

As an em

Queen Amina of Zazzau: A West African Warrior Queen

Queen Bakwa Turunku, who created the Zazzau Kingdom in 1536, had an elder daughter named Queen Amina. Also known as Queen Aminatu. Some academics place the start of Queen Amina’s rule as 1549 or thereabouts when she succeeded her mother as the heir apparent.

The current city of Zaria served as the capital of this medieval African kingdom situated in what is now the Kaduna State in north-central Nigeria. The Royal Palace of Zaria was located in Zaria (also known as Birnin Zaria) and was named fo

History Of Ngwa People Of Abia State

The Ngwas, who make up the majority of the Ngwa clan, is believed to have come from the Umunoha village in the current Owerri zone of Imo State, Nigeria.

According to legend, the residents of the Umunoha community set out on a long trip in search of fresh territory to call home. After many days of travel, they eventually landed at the banks of the great Imo-River.

Tired and exhausted, coupled with the fact that the Imo-river had overflowed to recede, and to find food to eat. The only handy foo

All You Need to Know About Dr. Ozumba Mbadiwe

Kingsley Ozumba Mbadiwe was a Nigerian nationalist, politician, statesman, and government minister in the Nigerian First Republic.

Ozumba Mbadiwe was born to the family of Mbadiwe Odum from Arondizuogu then under the Orlu division of present-day Imo State. His uncle, Igwegb Odum was a former warrant chief. He started primary education at St Mary’s Catholic School, Port Harcourt, and finished early education at a government school in Aba.

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Story of Queen Lúwo Gbàgìdá, First And Only Female Ooni of Ife

The first and only female Ooni of Ife. Queen Lúwo Gbàgìdá was a woman way ahead of her time who reigned as the Ooni of Ife and also the most predominant supreme ruler of Yoruba land.

As history would have it, she was a woman of enormous beauty, who derived great joy from her good looks. Although, history has not been kind to her because it was thought that men had always occupied the esteemed stool.

This is due to the fact that Nigerian history is passed down orally which can lead to negation

6 Top Moisturizing Components for Dark Skin

I have struggled with identifying a good moisturizing product. And just like me, women with dark skin living in Nigeria or Africa have struggled with identifying a good moisturizing product that caters to their skin. In this article, we will discuss the 6 top moisturizing components for dark skin.

In this article, I am going to discuss the best moisturizers for dark skin and their benefits. Studies show that dark African skin has a high amount of trans-epidermal water loss than lighter skin. In

The Awkward Truth About Being a Single Mum and How to Break the Stigma

There’s a lot of talk about how hard it is to be a single mum, but not much about the awkward truth of it. So, let’s get real for a second – being a single mum is hard, but it can also be really awkward. You’re constantly surrounded by couples, you feel like you have to justify your parenting decisions to everyone and you always feel like you’re doing something wrong. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

The stigma is real; unfortunately, there are still people out there surprised you are a sing

Today in 1983: Nigeria's First Professor of History, Kenneth Dike Died

Professor Kenneth Onwuka Dike was a scholar in both education and history. Referred to as the “Pioneer Historian” and is recognized for “playing the main role in producing a generation of African historians who could understand their own history without affected by Eurocentric views.

A native of Awka in Anambra state, Dr. Kenneth Dike has referred to as ‘The Father of West African Historiography’

He Was the first Nigerian Professor of History, the first indigenous Vice Chancellor of the Unive

Shade Thomas-Fahm: Nigeria's First Modern Fashion Designer

One of Africa’s most notable fashion designers and a pioneer of Nigerian fashion is Folashade “Shade” Thomas-Fahm. The renowned designer is credited as Nigeria’s first professional fashion designer as well as the owner of the country’s first shop.

Born on 22 September 1933. Thomas-Fahm’s love for fashion began at the age of 12 when she started learning how to sew from a local dressmaker in Lagos whose shop was called the ‘Sisi Sewing Shop’. In 1953, she moved to England to study nursing but ins

African Super Dragon: Pa Ubong Hanson - One of the Strongest Human on Earth

Pa Ubong Hanson also known as Super Dragon was recognized globally for his extraordinary abilities in weightlifting during the 60s and 70s. Nobody could dare his magnificent skills when pulling stunts to thrill the crowd. He was one of his kind and this fetched him remarkable names like “the World’s Sampson”, “Strongest Man in Africa”, “and Most Powerful Man in Nigeria”.

His exhibition of strength in carrying heavy objects always left his spectators in a state of bewilderment. His body language

Breast Self-Exam: How to Do It and What to Look For

A breast self-exam for breast awareness is a safe technique to become aware with your breasts’ usual appearance and feel.

Breast self-examination is a screening procedure used to detect early-stage breast cancer.

The approach entails the lady herself inspecting and examining each breast for lumps, deformities, or swelling.

It is also a physical examination of the breast by a health care practitioner to look for lumps or other changes.

How do you prepare for Breast self-exam

To get ready for

King Eyo Honesty II: This Man Stopped Killing of Twins, Not Mary Slessor

King Eyo Honesty II ended brutal practices such as the killing of twins; human sacrifices; and the immolation of slaves upon the death of an important person.

During pre-colonial times, the Ibibio and Efik people of Nigeria often killed newborn twins. In the 19th century, it was destroyed by an indigenous ruler whose name was changed to Mary Slessor.

In the pre-colonial and early colonial period, the birth of twins in some areas of Nigeria particularly the Efik and some parts of Igbo land was

What to Expect at a Traditional Marriage in Ghana

Traditional marriage in Ghana is not just the union of the couple and immediate family but the union of groups of people.

The traditional ceremony is a necessary passage rite for all Ghanaian couples. In Ghana today, some couples also perform this alone as a marriage ceremony, while others perform the western wedding in a church with the traditional marriage ceremony.

Also Read: 5 Traditional Unique Igbo Hair Styles You Can Still Adopt

The bride and husband are adorned like royalty in brightl

International Day of The Girl Child 2022: History, Theme

The International Day of the Girl Child is observed annually on October 11 with the goal of empowering girls and amplifying their voices globally. This is to highlight the potential and strength of girls. It also emphasizes how crucial it is to provide females with similar chances and fair playing fields so that they may perform on par with, if not better than, boys.

On this day, the UN, other organizations, advocacy groups, and individuals all across the world reaffirm their opposition to viol

Vitamin B12 deficiency: Check out for these two Symptoms in Your Feet

Vitamin B12 or Cobalamin is a water-soluble nutrient found mainly in foods of animal origin.

By water-soluble, it means that the vitamin can dissolve in water and travel through the bloodstream. Surprisingly, the body can store vitamin B12 for up to 4 years, however, at some point in life, it can still be deficient.

It is one of the most important nutrients our body needs for various functions such as the formation of red blood cells and DNA. It also plays a significant role in brain and nerve

Revisiting the Asaba Massacre, Which Took Place 55 Years Ago

The Asaba Massacre was one of the many evils perpetrated by the Nigerian Federal forces during the Civil War.

In August 1967, one month into the Biafran War, Biafran troops invaded the Mid-Western Region, to the west of the River Niger. They spread west, taking Benin City and reaching as far as Ore, where they were pushed back by the Nigerian Second Division, under the command of Col. Murtala Muhammed.

The Federal troops gained the upper hand and forced the Biafrans back to Niger, where they c

5 Most Popular Dishes In Anambra State - WNTV

Anambra is on the top of the list of eastern states noted for their culinary ability, if not the absolute top. Ndi Anambra, being people of culture, express themselves through the food they consume. Perhaps this list of top Anambra State popular dishes can clarify any doubts you have regarding Anambra’s position in the state’s “food chain.”

Every traditional event in the state includes a broad variety of local delicacies, the perfume of which hits you before you realize it. Their indigenous spi

Story Of The First Invasion of Onitsha During The Civil War

The First Invasion of Onitsha (October 4 − October 12, 1967) was a large military conflict between Biafran and Nigerian forces. The Nigerian 2nd Division managed to seize control of Onitsha for less than one day before being massacred by Biafran soldiers.

How It Actually Started

On September 20, 1967, the Nigerian 2nd Division under General Murtala Mohammed forced all Biafran soldiers within Nigeria’s Mid-Western Region to retreat eastwards back towards Biafra.

In an attempt to halt the Niger
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