Tuesday, 18 March 2014

The Nigerian Police Flag

The Nigerian Police Flag. Photo Credit: Nigeriaspot.com
Do you know the meaning of the colors used on the Nigerian Police flag? Here is what each color stands for:
The Blue Color means Love, Unity & Loyalty.
The Yellow Color Means Resourcefulness & Discipline
The Green Color Means Life & Energy.
Now you know what each of the colour

First Nigerian Inspector General of Nigerian Police

First IGP, Louis Edet: Photo Credit: Nigeriaworld.info
The first inspector general of police in Nigerian was Orok Louis Edet. Louis Edet was born to the Mr and Mrs Essien Edet in 1914. He hails from Calabar in Cross River State. This famous Nigerian was actually the first to take up this position from the British colonial police force. It might also interest you to know that Edet Louis was also a onetime chairman of NFA in the

Saturday, 15 March 2014

General Mahammedu Buhari with his Wife Safinatu

Young Muhammed Buhari with His Pretty Wife Safinatu Buhari. Photo Credit: Abiyamo
Here is young General Muhammed Buhari with his pretty wife Haijia Safinati Buhari the former first lady of Nigeria back in the days. Sifinatu Buhari was from plateau state born on 11th December 1959 to a prominent descendant of Shehu Usman Dan Fodio by name Alhaji Mani Yusuf. She went to the famous Tudun Wada primary school before proceeding to finish her primary education in Nasarawa Primary School located in kastina. Hajia Safinatu Buhari got her tertiary

Students in Nigeria Having a Milk Break in Queens College

Nigerian Students in 1959 having a Cup of Creamy Milk. Photo Credit: Abiyamo
The beautiful image above was taken in 1959. Its shows female students of the famous Queen’s College Yaba having drink of a cup of creamy milk during their break time. This was exactly what the Nigerian students were enjoying back in those days where the Nigerian government provided everything to make learning and condition for studying very comfortable

Friday, 14 March 2014

First Nigerian Chief Judge

Sir Adetokunbo Ademola. Photo Credit: fjsconline.gov.ng
Ademola Adetokunbo was the first elected Nigeria’s chief judge who served from 1958 to 1972. Sir Ademola hails from Egbaland in the present day Ogun state. Born prescisely in 1906 September 1st, he attended the prestigious Cambriged University where he bagged his Bacheclor of Arts before preceeding to get his Masters. He was still in Cambridge when he was invited to the Bar in 1934 in London. When Ademola returned back to Nigeria in 1934, he got his first

The Fulani Woman in 1930.

A Fulani Woman with her Child in 1930: Photo Credit: Nigerianolstagia.com
The image above is a capture of the Fulani mother and child in 1930! The Fulanis are one of the major tribes that are found in the northern part of Nigeria. They are predominantly herdsmen and nomadic who migrate in search of greener pasture for their cattle. During the longer dry season in north, they move in droves down to the southern part of the country to find grasses and shrubs for their animals. The Fulanis have a very unique culture. The sharo cultural festival is one of the unique cultures celebrated in the Fulani community to usher in new kings and initiate young Fulani men into

Nigerian Hair Styles

A Young Nigerian girl with plaited hair. Photo Credit: Nigerianolstagia
Nigerian women are pretty and naturally endowed with rich gripsy black hair. The picture above is that of a young Nigerian lady with a neatly plaited hair and cute ear rings to match.. The beauty of a woman they say starts from her hair, and so hair dressing business is one major trade that has provided employment to thousands of people. Next time you visit this colorful

Professor Chinua Achebe's Rare Pictures.

Young Chinua Achebe displaying his books. Photo Credit: Nigeriworld
 How many of you read the novel “Things Fall Apart”? if you did, then you will agree with me that Professor Chinua Achebe of blessed memory was exclusively talented and naturally gifted. This young prolific writer took the world by storm…I still wonder why he never won the Nobel Laureate for literature like his contemporary Wole Soyinka. Albert Achebe Chinualumogu is one of the extraordinary igbo man I have respected all my life. Some of his widely read works apart of things fall

Thursday, 13 March 2014

First Female Nigerian To Recieve Degree from Oxford University

Madam Kofo Ademola - Photo Credit: Nigeriannostalgia
Do you know that Lady Kofo Ademola was the very first black female student and also the first woman in Nigeria to have gotten a undergraduate degree from the prestigious Oxford University? Kofo Ademola was a great author especially in writing children’s literature. She was an educationist and the pioneering member of the Nigerian female writer’s union. Kofo aside from

Fashion in 1963 - Enugu Nigeria

Enugu in 1963
The picture above was taken in 1963 in Enugu State.  I think life back then was quite simple and fun. The car at the background looks like an Opel product. Registration number EE5844 was a car plate number from Enugu State, south eastern Nigeria. Certainly, life was relatively easier and cheap compare to what we have today. The scenery tells us how nature was still at peace and free from the

Ntoe Ika Ika Oqua II of Big Qua Town in Calabar

Ntoe Ika Ika Oqua II - Photo Credit : Nigerianostalgia
His Royal Highness Ntoe Ika Ika Oqua II was one of the famous traditional ruler in ancient calabar kingdom. He was the paramount ruler of the Big Qua town. The picture above was taken in 1959 and shows how the ruler was reverend by the people. Big Qua town

First Nigerian Female Vice Chancellor – Prof. Grace Alele Williams

Prof. Grace Alele Williams. Photo Credit: nnfng.org
Professor Grace Alele Williams was the first ever female Vice Chancellor in Nigeria. She was the first woman in Nigeria to bag a doctorate in mathematics. Grace Alele Williams is a renowned mathematician and a Vice Chancellor of one of the most prestigious University in Nigeria (University of Benin). Professor Grace is a member of the African Mathematical Union Commission. This great intellectual had her earlier education in Queens College, Lagos before proceeding to the University

First Nigerian Female Major General - Major General Ronke Kale

Major General Ronke Kale: Photo Credit: Abiyamo.com
Ronke Kale is the first Nigerian woman to attain the rank of Major General in the Nigerian army. Ronke was trained as a medical personnel before joining the Nigerian Army.  As a medical officer she specialized in psychiatry. After attaining the rank of colonel, Ronke proceeded to gained more professional certification at the National institute for Policy and Strategic Studies located in plateau state. Mrs Aderonke Kale had served in different capacity in the Nigerian Army including been the Deputy Commandant of Nigerian Army Medical Corps in Lagos. Major General Ronke Kale

Fela Ransome Kuti - Nigeria's King of Afrobeat

Fela Kuti. Photo Credit: Naijapals
Fela Kuti was one of finest Afrobeat musician Nigeria ever had. This musical icon was born precisely on the October 1938. Also called Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Fela was a gifted instrumentalist and a composer. The genre of music the late Fela played was called Afrobeat, history has it that he was actually the originator of Afrobeat music. Fela Kuti hailed from Ogun state in Nigeria. His mother the late woman right activist Funmilayo Ransome Kuti was the pioneer member of Nigeria Union of Teachers and also the first woman to drive a car in Nigeria. Fela has two brothers in persons

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

First Female Nigeria's Speaker - Patricia Etteh

Madam Patricia Etteh. Photo Credit: Naijapal.com
Madam Patricia Etteh is the first ever female elected Nigerian house of representative speaker. She was elected in 1999 under the Alliance for Democracy to represent her constituency (Ayedaade/Isokan/Irewole). However, while running for the same position in the 2007 election, she was unanimously elected into the exalted position for the speaker of Nigeria’s house of Assembly under the PDP. Patricia Etteh tenor as the speaker was marred with corruption of embezzlement of government’s

Madam Efunroye Tinubu - First Female Nigerian To Own a Car

Madam Efunroye Tinibu : Photo Credit: Wikipedia.org
The first female Nigerian woman to own a car was Madam Efunroye Tinubu However; Mrs. Fumilayo Ransome Kuti was actually the first woman to drive a car in Nigeria. Madam Efunroye was one of the very few rich Nigerian women during pre colonial era in Nigeria. She hailed from Egbaland. After her brutal treatment as a slave in the hands of the Europeans while abroad,

First Female Nigerian to Drive a Car - Funmilayo Ransome Kuti

Mrs Funmilayo Ransome Kuti and her son Fela: Photo Credit: Naijapals
Mrs. Abigail Funmilayo Ransome Kuti was the first female Nigerian to drive a car. Born in 1900, 25th October, she started her earlier career as a teacher and later went ahead to become a power political activist who campaigned for the right of women. Funmi is fondly remembered as one of those amazons who fought gallantly for the emancipation of women in the society. Her political doggedness led to describing her as the mother of female right in Nigeria. She was the force behind championing the right of Nigerian women to vote in elections. Mrs. Funmilayo is the mother of the great afro

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

A Young Yoruba Girl in 1970

A  Young Yoruba Girl in 1970. Photo Credit: Abiyamo
The Yoruba ethnic group comprises of tribes majorly from the south western part of Nigeria. They are said to consist of over 40 millions people of the population of Nigeria. This ethnic group is known to be the most populous in the West Africa sub region. The yorubas speak the yoruba language and can be found in the following states in Nigeria; Ogun, Ekiti, Lagos, Osun, Kwara, Oyo and Ondo. Yorubas are known for their unique traditional

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Africa Richest Black Man

Nigeria's and Africa Richest Blackman - Aliko Dangote: Photo Credit:Wikipedia
Do you know that a Nigerian is currently the world richest black man? YES! Aliko Dangote is Africa’s richest man and the 48th richest in the world as published by Forbes magazine. Dangote rose steadily from a humble beginning to become a household name around the world. Certainly, something good can come out of Nigeria and the third world country. Aliko Dangote makes his money simply by supplying sugar and cement from his company to a population of over 160 million people. This business mogul hails from Kano state in northern Nigeria. He was born in 1957, April 10th. Dangote had is education

Nigeria's Groundnut Pyramid

The Groundnut Pyramid. Photo Credit:www.wikipedia.org

The picture above is that of the once beautiful groundnut pyramid produced by farmers in the northern part of Nigeria. Before the discovery of crude oil in oloibiri, Bayelsa State, Nigeria’s main source of national revenue came from agricultural sector and groundnut cultivation was particular one of those agricultural produce that brought great fame and income to the country. The groundnut pyramid in those days was one of the pride of Nigeria. Groundnut was majorly cultivated in the northern part of Nigeria. Exportation of groundnut alone was said to generate

Monday, 10 March 2014

Atiku Abubakar's Wedding Photo

Atiku Abubakar with  newely wedded wife Titilayo Atiku wedding picture. Photo credit: naijapals
Here is the picture of Nigeria's former vice president Atiku Abubakar dotting the lines with his newly married bride Titilayo Albert Abukabar in 1971 at the registry court. Titilayo later had four children for Alhaji Atiku namely Fatima, Adamu, Halima and Aminu. Atiku went ahead to marry another woman called Ladi who gave birth to six children namely Abba, Atiku, Zainab, Ummi-Haauwa and Rukayatu. Atiku cited that his choice of marry plenty

King Jaja of Opobo

King Jaja Of Opobo. Photo Credit: www.Abiyamo.com
King Jaja of Opobo was born in 1821 and died in 1891. Jaja was a slave that was sold at the tender age of 12 to the king of bonny in bonny kingdom, Nigeria.  He was originally from umuduruoha but took the name Jaja because of his tactical relationship with the European.  Jaja showed his mastery of trade and business right from his early age, his skills earned him reputation which led to his promotion and removal from the position of a slave and eventually making him the paramount superintendent

Atiku Abubakar as a Young Custom Officer

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as a young Custom Officer. Photo Credit: Abiyamo.com
The picture above is that of the former vice president of Nigeria Alhaji Atiku Abubakar posing as a young custom officer. This notable Nigerian politician was born precisely in November 25th 1946 in small village called jada located in today’s adamawa state. Atiku Abubakar studied briefly in police college Kaduna; in 1966 he left for the school of hygiene in kano where he bagged a diploma. He also bagged a diploma in law from the Ahmadu Bello University before joining the Nigerian