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History: How General Murtala Muhammed Was Assassinated On Friday, February 13

The photo above shows the bullet riddled Mercedez Benz car in which General Murtala Mohammed was murdered on Friday February 13, 1976. Just a brief reminder about today’s iconic date in Nigerian history. 35 years ago, on February 13, 1976, Nigeria’s then head of state General Murtala Muhammed was assassinated on his way to work during an abortive coup led by Lt-Colonel B.S. Dimka. Full details of Murtala’s life and the events that led to his death are in my book Oil, Politics and Violence: Nigeria’s

  2 years ago ago
History: How General Murtala Muhammed Was Assassinated On Friday, February 13

CRIME

Soldiers Beat A Muscular Guy In Lagos For Flexing His Muscles In Armless Outfit (photos)

A Nigerian fitness buff took to social media to share graphic photos of his body after he was allegedly brutalized by some Nigerian soldiers for wearing an fitted top . According to the victim Olajide Nathan (@drealghettoboy) ,the incident happened around 9:30pm, last night,close to Dodan Barracks at Keffi street, off Awolowo road, Obalende. In his words “I was beaten up for almost two hours last nite by soldiers OP MENSA because Iwas wearing a black armless and red track trouser. They asked if i was a cu

  2 years ago ago
Soldiers Beat A Muscular Guy In Lagos For Flexing His Muscles In Armless Outfit (photos)

CRIME

Revealed! How Murtala Muhammad could have escaped death, Otuwu disclosed

Perhaps, General Murtala Muhammad, who was was Assassinated on February 13, 1976 could have survived the attack if his ADC, Lt Akintunde Akinterinwa had not opened the door of the vehicle when the first shooting took place. On that day that the military head of state, Murtala Muhammad and his ADC were killed, they both left Murtala's personal house in Ikoyi, on their way to Dodan barracks, the seat of government, when they were attacked. The only person who survived the attack was the orderly to the head of

  2 years ago ago
Revealed! How Murtala Muhammad could have escaped death, Otuwu disclosed

POLITICS

Names and pictures of the “unknown” 8 executed alongside Saro-Wiwa by Abacha

Every country has its fair share of heroes- men and women of character who are ready to stand for the truth; to fight for justice and possibly lay down their lives for a better future for their people. Men and women whose peek into the future would not allow for them to compromise the present. Common men whose deeds are extraordinarily selfless. Contrary to what most Nigerians were taught in history classes, these heroes never lived in Aso rock nor were they pampered in Dodan barracks nor any state house fo

  2 years ago ago
Names and pictures of the “unknown” 8 executed alongside Saro-Wiwa by Abacha

POLITICS

Names and pictures of the “unknown” 8 executed alongside Saro-Wiwa by Abacha

Every country has its fair share of heroes- men and women of character who are ready to stand for the truth; to fight for justice and possibly lay down their lives for a better future for their people. Men and women whose peek into the future would not allow for them to compromise the present. Common men whose deeds are extraordinarily selfless. Contrary to what most Nigerians were taught in history classes, these heroes never lived in Aso rock nor were they pampered in Dodan barracks nor any state house for

  2 years ago ago
Names and pictures of the “unknown” 8 executed alongside Saro-Wiwa by Abacha

POLITICS

Today in History: Gideon Orkar Staged the Bloodiest Coup in Nigerian History Against Babangida

Today the 22nd of April 1990, Major Gideon Gwaza Orkar a Nigerian military officer staged the bloodiest coup in the history of the country against the government of General Ibrahim Babangida. Orkar and his conspirators seized the FRCN radio station, various military posts around Lagos and the Dodan Barracks Lagos, the military headquarters and presidential residence.  In his coup address, Orkar gave three reasons for the coup. "For the avoidance of doubt, we wish to state the three primary reasons why we h

  2 years ago ago
Today in History: Gideon Orkar Staged the Bloodiest Coup in Nigerian History Against Babangida