Chief Samuel Ladoke Akintola, a Yoruba politician, is noted as the first Nigerian to import a bullet-proof car into the country. The car, a Mercedes Benz, was bought for 8,000 pounds and imported into Nigeria in 1964. Two years after he acquired the armoured car, he was assassinated.
Chief Samuel Ladoke Akintola and Chief Obafemi Awolowo were the leading figures of politics during the days of regional government in Nigeria. Chief Akintola and Chief Obafemi were close partners until the Action group crisis broke out in 1962 as a result of the serious conflicts within the party led by both Akintola and Awolowo.
Of all those who died in the January 15, 1966, first Nigerian Military Coup, which was led by Late Major General Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu, only Samuel Ladoke Akintola died fighting back. Chief Ladoke was the 13th Aare Ona Kakanfo - that is, the Field Marshal General of all of Yorubaland from 1964 to 1966.
Samuel Ladoke Akintola was born on the 10th of July, 1910 in Ogbomosho (Oyo State), to the family of Akintola Akinbola and Akanke Akintola. In 1914, Ladoke and his family relocated to Minna in Niger State. He had his early education at C.M.S.
Military Rule in Nigeria started in the year 1966 after a coup organized by a group of young army officers led by Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu. In the process of overthrowing the civilian regime of Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, the then Prime Minister, Sir Ahmadu Bello, the Premier of the Northern Region, Chief Samuel Ladoke Akintola, the Premier of the Western Region, some top Western and Northern Officers were killed. Some of the leaders killed Most of the leaders killed during this coup were either from
This story of how Samuel Ladoke Akintola is gotten from A Carnage Before Dawn, Based on Nigeria First Coup D'etat by Ayomide Akinbode. This writer only highlight the story of how Ladoke Akintola was killed. Ladoke Akintola was an Ogbomoso man, he was the 13th Aare Ona Kankanfo and was once the premier of the western region. According to report, anyone who holds the title of the Aare Ona Kankanfo is considered to be a very powerful man. According to the book, when Nwobosi got to Akintola residence, he shouted
Majority of Nigerians have been made to believe that the motion for Nigeria's independence was successfully moved by Chief Anthony Enahoro but that is far from the truth. While he may have kick-started the process in 1953, his attempt was unsuccessful. In 1953, Chief Anthony Enahoro move a motion that will see Nigeria become independent by 1956 but it was unsuccessful. Enahoro's independent moved was defeated on the floor by the northern members of parliament and was rejected by the British authorities. In 1957,
The political brouhaha that set the stage of politics on fire back then in the first republic of Nigeria history still looking fresh in the memory of many Nigerians, political analysts, and observers. But, does the then Premier, Chief Ladoke Akintola truly betrayed his political leader and mentor, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, during the leadership crisis that may be said to be accounted for the military take over of the Nigeria government from Tafawa Balewa and Nnamdi Azikwe? And which by extension affects the Yoruba
Chief Remi Fani-Kayode (1921-1995) was the man and lawyer behind Nigeria's Independence today, he successfully moved the motion for Independence on August 2, 1958 after many advocates and law makers moved it but failed. A notable citizen and one of Nigeria's respected pioneers Anthony Enahoro moved the motion in 1953 which proposed Nigeria's independence in 1956 but it was rejected by the Parliament and therefore failed. It also resulted in a walk-out by the northern parliamentarians who were of the view that
In politics, it is often said there are no permanent friends or foes but permanent interests. This is the reason why some people do say that politics is a dangerous game. In Nigeria, some political leaders started in a friendly way but along the line parted ways because of differences in political ideology, greed, lust for power, and many more. In the history of Nigeria right from the first republic, politics has been a uniting force among different political leaders in Nigeria. It has been observed that political
Obadoke Latoosa of Ibadan, the 12th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba Land. (His Efforts in The Kiriji War)
Aare Obadoke Latoosa was the Oyo Empire's Aare Ona Kakanfo based in Ibadan.He was said to have turned down the Ibadan presidency because he considered his military role to be more important.
Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola was a Nigerian businessman, publisher, and politician.He was the Aare Ona Kankanfo 14 of Yorubaland.
In this article, you will get to see photos of how Governor Seyi Makinde celebrated Army rememberance day in Oyo state. Just keep reading this article. The Army rememberance day is the celebration that is conducted January 15 of Every year in Nigeria. It is a celebration conducted for our fallen heroes in the country. Remember that it was on January 15, 1966, that the first bloody coup occured. This coup actually claimed the lives of many leaders in Nigeria like Samuel Ladoke Akintola, Tafawa Balewa, Sir Ahmadu
From Taiwo Oluwadare, Ibadan Chief Samuel Ladoke Akintola who was a former Premier in the old Western Nigeria between 1959 and 1962 is no doubt a legend considering his landmark achievements during the era of Western Nigeria before his demise. It will be 56 years in January 2021 that the legend was assassinated precisely January 15, 1966. SLA, as he was fondly called, a Nigerian politician, lawyer, aristocrat and orator, was born in Ogbomosho, in the present Oyo state. He is one of the founding fathers of modern
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
Today is the Diamond Jubilee of Nigeria's Independence and I'm happy about it. This nation has survived many troubles. So, we need to celebrate her doggedness. In this short piece, I want to introduce you to Late Chief Remi Fani-Kayode, the man who successfully moved the motion for Nigeria's Independence in the Parliament on August 2, 1958. The motion was first moved by Anthony Enahoro in 1953 but Northern lawmakers stood vehemently against it. They even walked out of the House and this disagreement eventually
Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU ), formerly known as University of Ife, is a federal government owned and operated Nigerian university. The university is in the ancient city of Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria . The university was founded in 1961 and classes commenced in October 1962 as the University of Ife by the regional government of Western Nigeria, led by late chief Samuel Ladoke Akintola , and was renamed Obafemi Awolowo University on 12 May 1987 in honour of Chief Obafemi Awolowo (1909–1987), first premier
In this article I'll be talking about the first Man to own a bulletproof Car in Nigeria and his names are Chief Samuel Ladoke Akintola. Chief Samuel Ladoke Akintola was the first man to Own a Bulletproof car. The car was a Mercedes Benz worth £8,000. Akintola was a Nigerian politician, lawyer, aristocrat and orator who rubbed shoulders with the likes of Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe and the Cicero of Esaoke, late Chief Bola Ige. Akintola was born to Akintola Akinbola and his mother, Akanke in Ogbomosho, Oyo State on 1910.
Chief Remi Fani-Kayode was the one who successfully moved the motion for Independence on Aug 2, 1958
It will interest you to know that Chief Remi Fani-Kayode was the pioneer who successfully moved the motion for Nigeria’s independence after three trials by other amiable Nigerians proved abortive. The first to make this proposition of independence wa Anthony Enahoro. He moved the motion in1953with the suggestion that Nigeria be made independent by 1956 but was rejected by the parliament at that time. One reason why it failed was that northern parliamentarians were of the opinion that Nigeria was not yet ready
Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), formerly known as University of Ife, is a federal government owned and operated Nigerian university. The university is in the ancient city of Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. The university was founded in 1961 and classes commenced in October 1962 as the University of Ife by the regional government of Western Nigeria, led by late chief Samuel Ladoke Akintola, and was renamed Obafemi Awolowo University on 12 May 1987 in honour of Chief Obafemi Awolowo (1909–1987),