INDEPENDENCE DAY SPECIALS: THE CHRONICLES OF THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONS IN NIGERIA [I].

In 1862, shortly after the abolition of slave trade off the Atlantic coast of Lagos and after gaining full dominance, in the order that they wade off potential hijackers (French and Portuguese Government), the British administration employed the use of force and guns on the Lagoon. This move eventually compelled the then King of Lagos: Oba Dosunmu to ceding his kingdom to the British.

THE YORUBA EXPEDITION: How the Yoruba region was captured.

By the treaty (of ceding) signed by the King, it meant that the Queen (from London) shall then control and administer the Port and Island of Lagos with all rights, profits and territories so as to assist, defend and protect the people of Lagos. This was the beginning of official colonialisation in the coast.

Although, the King (Oba Dosunmu) alongside his dynastic rival, Kosoko was rewarded with a pension scheme of £1030/year, he

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NIGERIAN QUIZ 2: How much do you KNOW?

NIGERIAN QUIZ 2: How much do you KNOW?

Category: Sports. 

  1. Who is the current Minister of Sport? 

  2. On the 9th September, the 2017 NPFL Champion was crowned having edged the second placed team MFM on the final standings. What is the name of the team? 

  3. In what year and in which event did Nigeria win her first football international laurel? 

  4. Who is the first Nigerian to win an Olympic medal? What year? 

  5. Nigeria first qualified for the football World cup in what year? 

  6. After a very long wait, D’Tigers won the Afrobasket championship in what year?

  7. Where was the last National Sport Festival held? 

  8. The only footballer in Africa to have won the AFCON title both as a Captain and as a Coach is……………….

  9. The Super Falcons have won the Africa Women Championship for a record …………… times. 

  10. Who won for Nigeria her first track and field Olympic medal?

Try your luck in the comment section. Answers coming shortly… 

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19-09-2017.  

CALL FOR UNITY: NATIONISM VS NATIONALISM IN NIGERIA.

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A Cross Representation of the Major tribes/ethnics in Nigeria

Justifiably, the creation work of the british administration in this part of the sub Saharan Africa over a century ago has not only suffered instability but also disunity. Nigeria has (and is still witnessing) series of events, actions and reactions. And like a seasoned movie, the end is not in sight.

These continual troubles have further raised issues and opinions as to whether the Fredrick Luggard’s hosted marriage was even a right bid. So far, the country is been torn apart by internal crisis, war, and hates speeches thereby threatening the nationhood.

Sir Hugh Clifford, the British colonial administrator and Governor General of Nigeria ( 1920 – 1931 ) after Fredrick Luggard, described Nigeria as “a collection of independent Native States, separated from one another by great distances , by differences of history and traditions and by ethnological, racial, tribal, political, social and religious barriers.” –Culled from James Smoot Coleman’s book, Nigeria (p. 194).

It is in this plight that this article wills to dig out solutions from the present ditch using sociolinguistics terms and some historical antecedents as it relates to the theme. The title has already given insights to the approach. First, we would understand the concepts of ‘Nationism and ‘Nationalism’. Then we forge ahead with other relevant concepts.

Nationism:
Nationism is the practical effort and services geared towards running and maintaining a nation. This means that, unlike the belief of some, nations are artificial creations. Therefore,

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GLO CAF AWARDS: MUSIC MEETS FOOTBALL (+FULL LIST OF WINNERS)

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Thursday, 5th of January, 2017, received all African football stars around the world in one hall as GLO and CAF celebrates the glory of African football. The 2016 GLO CAF awards is the silver jubilee edition of the annual celebration. The award rewards African talents and success around the world. Continue reading