In October 1967, the federal troops, having captured and secured Enugu, the capital of Biafra, were on their way to Awka and Onitsha, the commercial nerve centre of Biafra, through the old Enugu-Awka-Onitsha road. The well armed, heavily equipped federal troops, with their superior fire power, encountered a battalion of poorly equipped, out-gunned and virtually […]Read More THE BIAFRAN “OGBUNIGWE”
You are either a historian or a politician. You cannot be both. And generally speaking Nigerian politicians hate historians more than anyone else because they remind them of a past that they would rather bury and forget. Today I am speaking and writing not as a politician but as a historian, a servant of truth, […]Read More A FINAL WORD ON THE BIAFRAN GENOCIDE. By Femi Fani Kayode.
“Nigeria is a typical West African mess of a country, only bigger and meaner. It’s divided up the usual way: the coastal tribes are Christianized from sucking up to the European colonists. The further inland you go, the drier, hungrier and more Islamic it gets. The Brits grabbed the Nigerian coastline from the Portuguese when […]Read More A FORMER MERCENARY WHO FOUGHT ON THE BIAFRAN SIDE DURING THE CIVIL WAR GAVE THE FOLLOWING ACCOUNT OF HIS EXPERIENCE: By Femi Fani-Kayode.
The country was shocked to the marrow recently when it became public that the Ghanaian-European Railway Consortium (GERC) had agreed to construct a 340-kilometre standard gauge railway line in Ghana for $2.2 billion. This is against the background of the cost of the 156-kilometre Lagos-Ibadan railway line, handled by the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation […]Read More NIGERIA’S OUTRAGEOUS RAILWAY CONTRACT SUM.
George Washington, as many don’t know, was not the first President of the United States. The first President of the United States was one John Hanson, and he was a black man. Or it can be said that he had African genes. The Articles of American Confederation, the predecessor to the American Constitution, called for […]Read More THE FIRST AMERICAN PRESIDENT WAS A BLACK MAN – NOT GEORGE WASHINGTON.
Majority of the Igbo accepted christianity through coercion and not an immediate inspiration of the Holy spirit. Now before you (the Igbo/African Christian) begin to tear yourself apart on this, I would want us all to pay attention and take these lessons of our history. If you must understand why the Igbo practice Christianity as opposed […]Read More THE IGBO BECAME CHRISTIANS BY COERCION/FORCE – NOT BY INSPIRATION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. By Chuka Nduneseokwu
Twenty-six years after the annulment of the June 12, 1993, presidential election, which was won by Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola, his first son and present head of the extended Abiola family, Kola Abiola, has opened up on his father’s struggle to win the election and reclaim his mandate after the results were cancelled. […]Read More MY DAD, VICTIM OF A COMPLEX CONSPIRACY – kola Abiola