Category Archives: History

FESTIVAL: Urohi Community Annual Festival 2017

. BY Prince Kelly O. Udebhulu. Across Urohi community and among the people of Urohi, Edo State of Nigeria in the diaspora, the last weekend of every January, is gladdened with the celebration of Urohi Annual Festival which is best

Esan Traditional Marriage And Taboos

A Prince Kelly O. Udebhulu Cultural Heritage’s Review Esan people value their children, male or female, this is why unlike some cultures; the bride price is very low. The payment of bride price is vital to the conclusion of marriage

The Role Of ‘Orya’ In Tiv Land

By Henry Kwaghkule In the world view of Aondona Solomon of Mbakyor Nyiev Guma local government of Benue state and a senior security officer with South Atlantic Petroleum Towers Victoria Island, Lagos, an Orya is the head of a particular

Photochrome Images Brings The 1890 Back To Life

Bringing the 1890s back to life… in colour! Beautiful photochrome images shed fascinating new light on tourist hotspots around the world more than a hundred years ago Images were reproduced from black and white negatives using early photochrome technique pioneered

I used to lead tours at a plantation. You won’t believe the questions I got about slavery.

By Margaret Biser Up until a few weeks ago, I worked at a historic site in the South that included an old house and a nearby plantation. My job was to lead tours and tell guests about the people who

Bring Back Our History, By Moses E. Ochonu

I have written this piece solely to question the widespread idea that we had a glorious postcolonial past and that today’s sociopolitical and economic realities are radical departures from that past. I get tired of ahistorical whitewashing of founding statesmen

Canada and the destruction of Benin City

By Yves Engler Few Canadians are familiar with pre-colonial African cities, and even fewer know a Canadian military leader helped sack one of West Africa’s great metropolises. When the British and Canadians took part in the ‘Scramble for Africa’, they did

The Lost City Of The Ancient Benin Empire

– The Benin empire was one of the oldest and most highly developed states in West Africa – The empire dates back to the 11th century – After several attempts, Benin city, its capital was destroyed by the British in

Rev. King And The Rise Of Fake Pastors In Nigeria

For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you ahead of time. (Matthew 24: 24) This statement was made by Jesus Christ centuries

How first coup still haunts Nigeria 50 years on

Image copyrightAFP : Image caption civil war broke out soon after the military seized power in 1966 Although most of Nigeria’s current population of about 170 million was not born when the country’s first coup was staged 50 years ago, its legacy

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