Category: Nigerian History Articles

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The Untold Story of How High Chief Emmanuel Nwude Odinigwe, The Biggest Yahoo Yahoo Boy In Nigeria’s History Duped A Bank In Brazil of $242 Million By Selling A Fake Airport To Them In The World’s Largest Crime In Banking History, He Was The Ultimate Yahoo Boy And This Was How He Did It

In Nigeria today, mentioning the phrase ‘Yahoo Yahoo Boy’ will instantly raise not a few eyelids. That is because it is the slang used to describe all forms of internet or electronic fraud. In...

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Yoruba People Are Extremely Lavish And Spend Too Much Money On Wives, The Alake of Abeokuta Has 400 Wives, Alafin of Oyo Has 250 Wives, Oba of Ilesha Has 250 Wives, Oni of Ife Has 200 Wives And The King of Oshogbo Has 75, Each Dowry Is A Costly $62.50, See What Shocked American Missionary Wrote About Expensive Wives In Yorubaland In 1937

Our ancestors were not smiling at all. While going through my archives I stumbled upon a piece from the 3rd of June, 1937 and I was really surprised. It went thus: Where Men Count...

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The Untold Story of How Billionaire MKO Abiola Jumped A Fence In The Middle of the Night To Escape Over 600 Armed Troops Sent By Murderous General Sani Abacha, Details On How Abiola Vanished In A Desperate Bid To Declare Himself President of Nigeria

Bashorun Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola was the richest man in the country and probably on all the continent of Africa. He was not one to be intimidated – not even by the most despotic...

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The Untold Story of How MKO Abiola Defeated Atiku Abubakar In The SDP Presidential Primaries In 1993 And Why Atiku’s Angry Godfather General Shehu Musa Yar’adua Eventually Messed Everything Up For MKO

In the early 1990s, Nigeria’s military president Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida aka the Evil Genius banned ‘old breed’ politicians from engaging in any political activity. The country’s two major political parties, the National Republic Convention...

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Here Is The Deadly Accurate & Advanced Submachine Gun Used By United States Secret Service To Protect The American President & Kill Terrorists That General Sani Abacha Ordered For The Assassination of Alhaja Kudirat Abiola In June 1996 After He Jailed Her Husband, The Lethal Weapon Was Imported From Belgium

THE WEAPON USED IN KILLING KUDIRAT (read the story of her assassination HERE) The FN P90, also known as the FN Project 1990, is a personal defense weapon (PDW) designed and manufactured by FN Herstal in Belgium. Created in response to NATO requests...

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The Heartbreaking Story of How Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Akahan Was Killed Mysteriously In A Helicopter Crash At The Age of 30 During The Nigerian Civil War While Flying On The Edge of Biafra Republic

The history of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is not complete without a mention of its bloodiest conflict: the Nigerian Civil War. A lot happened during this tragic chapter of our history and today,...

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The Untold Story of How Brilliant Nigerian Brigadier-General Samuel Ademulegun And His Pregnant Wife Hajia Latifat Were Brutally Assassinated In 1966 By Major Timothy Onwuatuegwu During The Country’s First Military Coup

INTRODUCTION January 1966 represents one of the darkest chapters in the history of Nigeria as a nation. The African country had just gained its independence on a platter of platinum in 1960 but a...

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The Shocking Story of How Three Generals Sani Abacha, Oladipo Diya And Aliyu Gusau Overthrew Nigerian Head of State Ernest Shonekan And Forced Him To Resign At Gunpoint Inside The Aso Rock Presidential Villa In 1993

Chief Ernest Shonekan’s regime was supposed to end on the 31st of March, 1994. Everything played right into the hands of General Sani Abacha. An enraged Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola filed a suit to the...

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Here Is The List of The 22 Innocent Nigerians Who Were All Brutally Killed By Coupists Led By Majors Patrick Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu & Emmanuel Arinze Ifeajuna After They Overthrew The Nigerian Government In January 1966

Major Chukwuma Nzeogwu was the Chief Instructor at the Nigerian Military Training College (NMTC) which is now Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA is Nigeria’s only military university) but on the 15th of January 1966, he...

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Primitive Witch Doctors In The Jungles Removed The Hearts, Lungs And Vital Organs After Beheading Like Surgical Experts Using Voodoomen Skills That We Do Not Understand, Here Is The Untold Story Of How Colonialists Described Ritual Killings In Nigeria In July 1949

One Saturday morning, on the 23rd of July 1949, a piece was published in The Philadelphia Inquirer and the headline screamed:  Voodoo Terror Stalks Tribes As African Murders Mount The chilling piece went thus:...

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The Egbas Are Gentle, Peaceful, Moral And Civilized People And They Hate Human Slavery Unlike King Kosoko of Lagos, A Major Slave Raider And Pirate Who Rules A Den Of Barbarism, Here Is What British Colonialists Said About The Yorubas In April 1852

Are you surprised? Well, I was also gafflerbasted when I came upon this piece but I will narrate it exactly the way I saw it. 1852 is a long time ago, that is about...

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This Is How The Igbá Ayé (Calabash of Existence) Is Used For Royal Initiation And Covenant With The Ancestors For Aláàfin of Ọ̀yọ́ By The Great Mothers Inside The Palace, Without The Igbá Ayé, You Cannot Become The New Aláàfin of Ọ̀yọ́

Installing a new Aláàfin of Ọ̀yọ́ is a very elaborate process and it has many stages. Some of these stages are known to all as they are public while some others are so hidden...

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The Untold Story of How Kabiyesi Oba Aderinsoye ‘Dérìn Ọlọ́gbénlá’ The Ooni of Ile-Ife And Oke Igbo & Osemawe of Ondo Kingdom Oba Ajilobioje Refused To End Human Sacrifice Until The British Government Used Military Against Them, Bombardment of Ijebu

Human sacrifice was an integral part of the Yorùbá culture and the late 19th century was a major period that saw a spike and eventual decline of human sacrifices especially in Ondo and Ile-Ife,...

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The Untold Story of How Lisa Edun, The Powerful Traditional Prime Minister of Ondo Kingdom Ordered 45 of His 800 Slaves To Be Buried Alive Or Slaughtered In 1880 At His Funeral Ceremony As Sacrifice And How It All Happened

The Yorùbá kingdom of Ondo is one of the oldest dynasties in Nigeria. The King of the Ondos is called the Osemawe but after him is the traditional Prime Minister (who is called the...

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Slavery and Human Sacrifice In Ondo Kingdom: The Untold Story of How Yorùbá Kings, Chiefs And Warlords Refused To Stop Enslaving Fellow Yorùbás And Using Them For Sacrifice And Offerings

BACKGROUND The 19th century was not the best of time for Yorùbáland. It was a period of general decline of royal absolutism with the steady loss of power in the northern Yorùbá kingdom of...

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The Untold Story of Kpúkpùkpú, The Wife of Odùduwà Who Became The Founder & First Female Monarch of Ondo Kingdom After She Was Banished From Ilé-Ifẹ̀ For Committing Abomination By Giving Birth To Twins

Ondo is one of the oldest (it is well over 500 years) and most majestic kingdoms in Yorùbáland and this is how the story of its origin went: Odùduwà, the legendary father of the...

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Human Sacrifice In Yorùbáland: The Shocking Story of How Human Beings Were Sacrificed In Ondo Kingdom And The Real Reasons Behind The Bizarre Cultural Practice

INTRODUCTION Although many citizens of Yorùbá extraction today will imagine the execution of humans for the gods as a practice that happened like a thousand years ago, the reality is quite different. As late...

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The Untold Story of How Biafran Brigadier-General Victor Adebukunola Banjo Was Executed By Biafran President And Commander-In-Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu After He Accused Him Of Planning Assassination & Overthrow Via Coup

THE MAN, VICTOR This is a story dripping in blood, tears and sheer tragedy. It is the mind-numbing tale of how some of the most brilliant military minds in Nigerian history brought ruin upon...

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The Powerful Seven Members of the Ọ̀yọ́ Mèsì Who Can Force An Aláàfin To Leave The Throne And Make Him Commit Suicide And This Is How They Do It Using The Egg Of A Parrot aka Odidere

INTRODUCTION Contrary to what some people might think, the Ọ̀yọ́ Empire was not an absolute monarchy. In fact, it was more of a constitutional monarchy with some democratic leanings, albeit the constitution was not...

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The Untold Story of How Nigeria’s First Acting President Prince Nwafor Orizu Finally Got A Royal Burial One Year After His Death Due To Bitter Family Fights Over Property & Why Man Of God Seriously Blasted Chuba Okadigbo At The Funeral

THE CONTROVERSY Following the death of former senate president and the first acting head of state of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prince Akwaeke Abyssinia Nwafor Orizu on the 20th of March, 1999, what...

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How Popular Nigerian Politician Adegoke Adelabu aka Penkelemesi Died In A Car Accident On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway In 1958 Inside Ijebuland & Why His Number One Enemy Obafemi Awolowo Was Accused Of Using Juju To Spiritually Murder Him

He remains one of the most brilliant political minds in Nigeria. A radical nationalist who was incredibly passionate about causes of the masses, Alhaji Gbadamosi Adegoke Adelabu better known as Penkelemesi had no idea...

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The Forgotten Story of ALHAJA MONSURAT TOYIN IGBIRA, The Most Notorious Drug Baroness In The History of Nigeria And How The Legendary Grandmother of Cocaine Pushers Dribbled An Entire Country

BACKGROUND Alhaja Monsurat Asabi (Ashabi) Oluwatoyin Oyemade Rufai Abraham aka Toyin Igbira was born on the 18th of February, 1963 (although she lists her date of birth on her Facebook page as 18th of...