Nigeria

Encyclopaedia Africana F October 31, 2020 FUNMILAYO RANSOME KUTI

British rulers of Nigeria had hoped that Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti could be an emblem of their “benevolent imperialism”. Instead she numbered among their most feared opponents—and was popularly known as the “Lioness of Lisabi”

Encyclopaedia Africana H October 31, 2020 HERBERT MACAULAY

His calculated moves around Lagos Island earned him the nickname ‘Ejo ni gboro’ (snake in the town), a name that stuck till his death.

Encyclopaedia Africana M October 31, 2020 MICHAEL IMOUDU

This young man, with such a lowly job, was destined to raise labour from its debased level to position of reckoning.

Uncategorized October 29, 2020 End SARS protests: UK government admits it did train and supply equipment to Nigeria’s ‘brutal’ police unit

The minister for Africa James Duddridge admitted British officials had trained officers from the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) between 2016 and 2020 – having initially denied any ties.

Encyclopaedia Africana N October 29, 2020 NIGERIA: My Nigerian great-grandfather sold slaves by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

The concept of “all men are created equal” was completely alien to traditional religion and law in his society.

Encyclopaedia Africana O October 9, 2020 OLAUDAH EQUIANO: BRITISH LIBRARY ENTRY

He was baptised at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster, in February 1759.

A Encyclopaedia Africana October 3, 2020 August Browne: The Nigeria-born man who joined the Polish resistance

Frustratingly, the form does not say what inspired him to leave Nigeria, or make Poland his destination, so an adventurous spirit seems the likeliest explanation.

Listening Tree Poetry (LT) September 27, 2020 TEACHER DON’T TEACH ME NO NONSENSE by FELA KUTI

Democrazy
DEMO-CRAZY
Crazy demo
Demonstration of craze
Crazy demonstration
If it no be craze
Why for Afrika?

D Encyclopaedia Africana September 5, 2020 DAVID OLUSOGA

My mission is to make history accessible and tell stories of the past across every medium. In genre terms, I am a historian of empire.

B Encyclopaedia Africana September 2, 2020 BABATUNDE OLATUNJI

Baba sparked a deep sense of pride among African Americans by strongly promoting images of African culture, which in a subtle but significant way, helped set in motion the currents of the early civil rights movement,”

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