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MILITARY

9 Military Coups In Nigeria's History And The Executors Of The Coups

A Coup is the forceful take over of the government by the military. A Military coup can either be violent or non-violent. There are nine military coups in the history of Nigeria. They happened between 1966 and 1993. 1. The January 16, 1966 coup This was the genesis of the coup and military rule in Nigeria.

  5 months ago ago
9 Military Coups In Nigeria's History And The Executors Of The Coups

SPORTS

The Sorrowful Story Of The First Black African Gold Medalist Who Was Executed By Firing Squad.

Emmanuel Ifeajuna was born in Nigeria in the year 1935. He was a high jumper, a skill he learnt while he was in school. He participated in national competitions including the 1954 Nigerian Athletics Championship which made him famously known as a prolific high jumper. He jumped 6 foot 5.5 inches (1.97 m) at this competition, which made him to be qualified to represent Nigeria at the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games.

  3 months ago ago
The Sorrowful Story Of The First Black African Gold Medalist Who Was Executed By Firing Squad.

POLITICS

Meet Nigeria's First Commonwealth Gold Medalist Who Was Executed.

A book on Nigeria's political history will be incomplete without mention of the country's first military coup in January,1996.The coup is remarkable in two ways.It marked the end of the 1st Republic and the incursion of the military in Nigeria's politics.A coup that brought in its wake the bloodiest and gruesome civil war in Nigeria's history.

  8 months ago ago
Meet Nigeria's First Commonwealth Gold Medalist Who Was Executed.

POLITICS

Meet The First Ever Black African To Win A Gold Medal But Died By Facing Firing Squad

Most of the things I learnt about history, I got them by going the extra mile to seek knowledge.I learnt either from books or from asking elderly people (who can be bias at times).

  10 months ago ago
Meet The First Ever Black African To Win A Gold Medal But Died By Facing Firing Squad

POLITICS

Meet The First Ever African To Win a Gold Medal But Died By Facing a Firing Squad. See Full Story

Only few persons have learnt of Emmanuel Ifeajuna, he was conceived in 1935, he seems to have been a high jumper who smashed the excellent record without his right shoe of the Commonwealth Olympic Games, his success was so thunderous that when he arrived to Nigeria he was provided a stirring reception, he had become a living legend when his image was used on the iconic Olympic exercise book, so how did this young man with a bright future ahead, end up in front of a firing squad? Emmanuel Ifeajuna enrolled to

  1 year ago ago
Meet The First Ever African To Win a Gold Medal But Died By Facing a Firing Squad. See Full Story

SOCIETY

The First African Man To Win An Olympic Gold Medal But Was Sentenced To Death

Many Nigerians have not heard about the story of Emmanuel Ifeajuna, who was born in the year 1935.He was a professional athlete in High Jump, who broke the world's record as the first African that ever collected a gold medal.

  10 months ago ago
The First African Man To Win An Olympic Gold Medal But Was Sentenced To Death

CULTURE

12 Interesting Historical Facts About Nigeria That Only Few People Know.

Below are 12 Interesting historical fact about Nigeria that only few people know.1.The Dufuna canoe is the second oldest water going vessel ever unearthed and the oldest in Africa, its age is estimated to be between 8,000 to 8,500 years old.It was discovered in Yobe state.

  9 months ago ago
12 Interesting Historical Facts About Nigeria That Only Few People Know.

MILITARY

Meet The Only Yoruba Man Among The Army Officers That Carried Out The First Nigerian Military Coup

"Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it."  The above saying strengthen and defines the need for us as humans to be acquainted with our own history. In essence, when we read and understand history, we can know how to avoid such scenarios in future. One of the events that first dented democracy in the Federal Republic of Nigeria is the first military coup that happened in 1966. Five mutinous soldiers decided that the Government the day was corrupt and does not have the interest of the people

  1 year ago ago
Meet The Only Yoruba Man Among The Army Officers That Carried Out The First Nigerian Military Coup

POLITICS

Remembering Nigeria's major coup d'etat and their plotters

Times Nigeria Has Witnessed Major Coups And The Plotters  Nigeria became an independent state after a series of negotiations, meetings by British officials and Nigerian nationalists on 1st October, 1960. Truth be told, it came with joys and loud celebrations. This piece aims to lecture the coming generations about 11 major coups that have happened in Nigeria and the figures that led it.  Firstly, what is a coup? A coup is an act of seizing power from an existing political administration at gun point. The first

  1 year ago ago
Remembering Nigeria's major coup d'etat and their plotters

SPORTS

Check Out Photos From The Beautiful Stadium Obiano Is Currently Building In Awka.

It has always been something of an irony that for all her array of sporting talents, Anambra State does not have a standard sporting facility.

  10 months ago ago
Check Out Photos From The Beautiful Stadium Obiano Is Currently Building In Awka.

MILITARY

Check Out Pictures Of The Soldiers That Carried Out The First Military Coup In Nigeria

It was said that five Majors plotted the first coup in Nigeria and they are Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu (leader), Emmanuel Ifeajuna, Adewale Ademoyega, Chris Anuforo and Timothy Onwuatuegwu.

  10 months ago ago
Check Out Pictures Of The Soldiers That Carried Out The First Military Coup In Nigeria

SPORTS

Check Out Updates on The Construction of Awka City Stadium In Anambra State

It looks something of an irony, that despite Anambra budding talents like Emmanuel Ifeajuna, Mary Onyali, Francis Obikwelu, among others, that anambra does not have a standard facility for sports events.

  10 months ago ago
Check Out Updates on The Construction of Awka City Stadium In Anambra State

POLITICS

History: This is how Emmanuel Ifeajuna was killed during the military regime

Indeed several things happened when some of us were yet to be born, but we get to have some of the ideas of what happen due to our modern developed system in communication, while some people get to know through folk tales, gossips and the rest of them. Military regime is no more a new information to most of us, or rather civil war tagged Biafra war, those events were some of the incidents that we cannot forget in a hurry. During those period, we got to know how sophisticated those days was, how Nigeria got to

  1 year ago ago
History: This is how Emmanuel Ifeajuna was killed during the military regime

ECONOMY-FINANCE

OPINION: 3 Major Sectors The Igbo Tribe Have Helped In The Development Of Nigeria

Igboland has taken up a large part of southern-eastern Nigeria, mostly on the eastern side of the Niger River, but this people are the most intelligent culture in Nigeria, here are three major sectors the Igbos seems to be ahead of any tribe in Nigeria. 1.Entertainment Industry: We can say that the Igbo image in the Nigerian entertainment industry is replete with envy to other tribes, because of how talented the Igbos are.

  7 months ago ago
OPINION: 3 Major Sectors The Igbo Tribe Have Helped In The Development Of Nigeria

POLITICS

Meet The 2 Men Who Masterminded The 1966 Coup That Led To The Death Of Tafawa Balewa

There is no one who does not know the history behind the 1966 coup attempt, let me explain what I know about the 1966 coup attempt, 1966 was the year in which Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogw and Emmanuel Ifeajuna founded and led Tafawa Balewa was killed in a coup. Some troops, who thought and believed that the leaders were dishonest and that they were stealing the capital and riches of the government, planned the coup. General Johnson Aguiyi Ironsi took power after Abubakar Balewa was overthrown and assassinated, forcing

  1 year ago ago
Meet The 2 Men Who Masterminded The 1966 Coup That Led To The Death Of Tafawa Balewa

SPORTS

The Story Of The First African Gold Medalist.

Born in Nigeria in 1935, Emmanuel Ifeajuna was a high jumper, he learnt the skill in his secondary school days. He was involved in many national competitions including the 1954 Nigerian athletics championships, which helped him to become known as a high jumper. After jumping 6 foot 5.5 inches he qualified to represent Nigeria in the British commonwealth games .

  4 months ago ago
The Story Of The First African Gold Medalist.

POLITICS

January 15: Remembering Nigeria's Day Of Infamy

By this time, on this same day fifty-five years ago, Ahmadu Bello, Samuel Ladoke Akintola, Tafawa Balewa, and many other top civilians and military officers have been killed. Some junior military officers had orchestrated a coup d’etat intending to change Nigeria for good, but change it for the worse. On this day the seed of ethnic suspicion and hatred germinated in Nigeria. On January 15, 1966, some Nigerians thought it wise to solve the nation's political challenges with the gun (Image: Nigeria Today) It

  1 year ago ago
January 15: Remembering Nigeria's Day Of Infamy

ENTERTAINMENT

Know your history, check out these pictures collection about past events in Nigeria.

Many Nigerians knows little or no information about Nigeria past events,here are some pictures to give some knowledge about past events and reasons behind some things in this country Nigeria. Original copy of John Hinde's photo of milk maid at the back of #10 note Book was designed in honor of Emmanuel Ifeajuna,he was the 1st African to win a commonwealth gold ,he was executed in Enugu 1967 Wole Soyinka and his sister,Tinu in 1940 Wole Soyinka receiving his nobel award for literature in 1968 Segun Arinze's album

  1 year ago ago
Know your history, check out these pictures collection about past events in Nigeria.

POLITICS

Did you know the first person to successfully overthrow a Nigeria government was Chukwuma Nzeogwu?

Did you know that the first person to successfully overthrow the Nigerian government was Chukwuma Nzeogwu. The first coup to happen in Nigeria happened in 1966, January 15th. This coup was led by some Nigeria Majors but they started planning it in 1965. According to the coup plotters, their reason for planning to overthrow the government was because the men who were in power were controlling Nigeria in their corrupt ways. They claimed that the men at the top were living extravagant life and were taking the people

  1 year ago ago
Did you know the first person to successfully overthrow a Nigeria government was Chukwuma Nzeogwu?

ENTERTAINMENT

Have You Seen Picture Collection About Past Events In Nigeria's History? Check Out This Photos

Then Emir of Katsina & entourage admiring Hyde Park Traffic Lights in London on May 1st, 1933. Credit:Getty Images Gowon leaving the meeting hall in Kampala Conf' Ctr July 29, 1975 on hearing of his overthrow Original copy of john Hinde's photo of Milk maid at the back of N10 note Book was designed in honour of Emmanuel Ifeajuna,1st African to win a Commonwealth Gold,he was executed in Enugu,1967 Picture collection about past events in Nigeria's history. Cappa & D'Alberto early construction company in Nigeria,

  1 year ago ago
Have You Seen Picture Collection About Past Events In Nigeria's History? Check Out This Photos