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The Aba Women's Riots

NOSTALGIA: Remembering The Aba Women’s Riots

The Women’s War, or Aba Women’s Riots  was a period of unrest in colonial Nigeria over November 1929. The protests broke out when thousands of Igbo women from the Bende District, Umuahia and other places in eastern Nigeria traveled to the town of Oloko to protest against the Warrant Chiefs, whom they accused of restricting the role of women in the government. The Aba Women’s Riots …

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NOSTALGIA: Remembering The Ikeja Bomb Blast

NOSTALGIA: Remembering The Ikeja Bomb Blast

The Lagos armoury explosion, more popularly known as the “Ikeja Bomb Blast“, was the accidental detonation of a large stock of high explosives at a military storage facility in the city of Lagos, Nigeria, on 27 January 2002. The resulting fire from this explosion burnt down a large section of the Ikeja area (and further upwards) of …

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NOSTALGIA: Remembering FESTAC '77

NOSTALGIA: Remembering FESTAC ’77

Festac ’77, also known as the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture (the first was in Dakar, 1966), was a major international festival held in Lagos, Nigeria, from 15 January 1977 to 12 February 1977. The month-long event celebrated African culture and showcased to the world African music, fine art, literature, drama, dance and religion. About 16,000 participants, representing 56 African nations …

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NOSTALGIA: Remembering The Kano Bombings Of 2012

NOSTALGIA: Remembering The Kano Bombings Of 2012

January 2012 is a period that Nigerians will always remember as one of the most fearful periods in Nigeria’s recent history. On the 5th and 6th of January, notorious Nigerian terrorist group, Boko Haram, perpetrated the Kano Bombings of 2012. As of Saturday, January 28th, 2012, exactly nine (9) years ago today, the attacks had …

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