Nigeria has experienced so many changes in their currencies, and there was a time when trade by barter was a means of buying and selling of goods, and after some while the currencies of the Colonial masters was introduced such as Shillings, Pounds and Pence. After some few years naira become the legal tender
I could remember how my mum would tell me on the day of every independence how they celebrated the independence. She sometimes knows when the day or date is closer. Other times programmes on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) or from Radio Stations. Sometimes she hears it from someone as to what the day is.
Are south easterners Jews? Growing up, I would ask my mother why people from the east have the largest percentage of fair people in Nigeria and in West Africa. My mom would try to explain with climate and with Genetic mutation. However, what she never considered was genealogy. Out of curiosity, I decided to chase, go a little deeper into the actual reality and not the perceived reality. In my search, I found two theories, these theories then formed my footing for this article. The first theory is that of Colonial
We Are In Nigeria where they are Many primary and secondary education, But have Ever questioned what the first main School in Nigeria is? Have you Ever asked your self this question, where is the location of the oldest foremost School in Nigeria? You may have even imagined what the first and oldest foremost school in Nigeria would have been like. Just maintain analyzing as we ride along the sands of time to uncover Nigeria’s oldest foremost school. when the British came to Nigeria in the colonial era, they
Nigeria is a country blessed with so many natural resources. However, a concerned elder states man has voiced out what colonial masters did to the country when they were still ruling. Image credit : Premium Times According to Daily Post, Former Head of State, General Abdulsalam Alhaji Abubakar has accused the colonial masters of looting the nation’s treasury.
The way Igbo and Yoruba tribes are agitating to break out of Nigeria and build their own nation is a matter of great concern to me.The question I keep asking every day is how it can really encourage the Federal government and its executive council to do so, knowing full well that it is having a very devastating impact on Nigeria's economy.
Although it was an unpleasant time in African history, there were those people who still stood out and became famous as a result of their determination and actions against the white man and his undesirable activities over the white man.
IPOB have been clamouring for Biafra.A call that goes against the unity of Nigeria.This led to the Nigeria civil war (Biafra war) in 1967.No one thought Nigeria would have lasted over 60 years, even the Colonial masters had their doubts.
The arrival of the British in the 1870s and increased encounters between the Igbo and other ethnicities near the Niger River led to a deepening sense of a distinct Igbo ethnic identity. The Igbo proved remarkably decisive and enthusiastic in their embrace of Christianity and Western education. Due to the incompatibility of the Igbo decentralized style of government and the centralized system required for British indirect rule, British colonial rule was marked with open conflicts and much tension. Under Brit
Independence is a condition of a person, nation, country, or state in which its residents and population, or some portion thereof, exercise self-government. In fact, It is the most happiest day in the history of a Nation The struggle for independence started after World War II. However, the road to African independence was very hard and tortuous often through blood fights, revolts and assassinations The peak year for independence came in 1960 when about 17 countries include Nigeria gained independence which
A proposal by one Adeleye Jokotoye (A tax Consultant) was received yesterday by the House of Representatives. (Special Committee on constitution review) The Proposal states the need for the country to have a new change of name from Nigeria to United African Republic. In his words, Jokotoye noted that the name "Nigeria" was imposed on us by our Colonial masters and he (Jokotoye) believes that this Is the right time to have a change of name.
A lot of arguments is going on by historians about the relationship between Colonialism, slavery and Religion. A school of thought argued that Religion was used to colonize large parts of Africa, while another debated against it that the missionaries had a different purpose from the Colonial masters. Either ways, I strongly hold on the opinion that Religion was a weapon which the Whites used to colonize Africa. These 8 Bible verses below proves my point harder. See them below: 1. Slaves can be bought, sold or
People often come on platforms to say all manner of stuffs under the guise of expressing their views and end up misinforming the platformers. Most often, scholars do confuse colonialism and the influx of the early Christian missionaries, as the same thing. Although, they came almost at the same time, but they came to Africa for different purposes. Some scholars often postulate that religion was the main weapon through which the colonialists subjected the African countries they once ruled. No, the Colonial m
Love should be the primary issue between the families concerned in marriage discussion and transaction but not money. Therefore, total expenses on marriage including dowry or bride price (kem kwase) and all sundry issues (Azaan a kwase) which at the moment vary from one community or family to another should not exceed One hundred Thousand Naira (N100,000.00) in Tivland. Traditional marriage ceremony where bride price is to be paid shall involve only the Elders of the two families concerned. The practice of inviting
Hello Friends, The Country of South Africa is never the same since, the Death of Nelson Mandela. He and His stalwarts struggled till, South Africa became independent from their Colonial Masters but, could not enjoyed the freedom for long due to, the life inside the Prison. The 2010 World Cup was Staged in South Africa to Heal All Wounds but, it opens more after the Tournament. South Africa have the highest rate in Girls rape, Public Muggings, Domestic abuses and Public Nuisances. The high rates of School dropouts,
Reactions as hoodlums vent their anger on Late Obafemi Awolowo by stealing the glasses on his statue
The hoodlums who have been doing all sorts of unbelievable and unpleasant things in all the States of the Nigerian Federation have taken things to a new dimension, by venting their anger on the Nigerian Nationalist, late Chief Obafemi Awolowo with the action of stealing the glasses on his statue in Lagos State. For reminder purpose, late Chief Obafemi Awolowo was one of the heroics and Nationalists who stood on their ground to make sure that Nigeria had her Independence, so as to be free from the influence of
Africa is one of the continents of the world. Just like every other people where laws and social order control the activities and behavior of humans especially against harmful or abnormal behavior. Africa was not an exception though her approach were different. Not quite long, Africa was free from Colonial rule, whereby through the colonial masters, laws and modern system of Government were established. Prior to then, Africa had her way of life whereby extreme unacceptable behaviors were tagged Taboos or abomination
To quote the Fela Kuti song, Colonial Mentality, "Dem don release you now, but you never release yourself". The point is: Do we need the Colonial masters to come back after 60 years of independence? It's quite clear to me that the Yoruba and Igbo leaders need to sit down in-camera and come up with a strategy to leave the Nigeria project simultaneously but separately. After this negotiation is concluded and trade deals, etc. have been agreed, both parties will then sit down in a three-way conference with the
The Advent of Europeans into Africa had majorly been as a result of economic considerations more than any other purpose and the industrial revolution which started about 1760 heightened the traffic into Africa as the Europeans, notably the English sort for markets for their products. As more Europeans became interested in the new bride called Africa, the need to protect their markets arose, hence the emergence of the protectorate system, subsequently outright colonisation. The Colonial system more than ever
The inclusion of white lead in paint dates to Colonial times. Lead accelerates drying, improves sheen and durability and resists moisture. One important drawback, however, is that lead is toxic and can seriously damage the health of people, especially children, who live in a house with lead paint. When it recognized the health issues associated with lead, Congress passed the Lead Poisoning Prevention Act in 1971, and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission prohibited the inclusion of lead in pa