Reporter’s Diary: Eyo Festival in Honour of Sir Olu Holloway,Olori Oluwo of ROF

By Niyi Tabiti: Three guys wearing the full ‘Eyo’ ragalia accosted me that day as I walked briskly to the tent provided for important dignitaries at Idumota,Lagos Island. It was in the morning of May 19,2001. The Governor of Lagos,Mr Bola Ahmed Tinubu was not on seat yet, while the then Oba of Lagos, Oba […]

Oando Plc MD,Wale Tinubu broke down in Tears as he pays tributes to late brother

Oando PLC Managing Director, Wale Tinubu broke down in tears as he pays glowing tribute to his late brother,Deji who passed on while playing football recently.Family members and well-wishers continue to mourn Deji with heart-warming tributes on social media and on tribute site Wale Tinubu,joined by other notable Nigerians like Ibikunle Amosun, Governor of Ogun […]

Meet the pretty Yoruba Slave who became Queen Victoria’s Goddaughter (Photos)

Sarah Forbes Bonetta was originally born ‘Aina’ in 1843 to Egbado parents of the Yoruba ethnic group. Her father was the high chief of Oke-Odan, an Egbado village in western Nigeria, till he was killed in 1848 when King Gezo of Dahomey , one of the notorious slave raiders in the 19th century , raided […]

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Diezani Alison-Madueke Biography

Diezani Alison-Madueke Biography

Diezani Alison-Madueke was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. Her father was Chief Frederick Abiye Agama. Her name has been mentioned in multiple cases of fraud,money laundering,diversion of public funds to private use and abuse of office as Nigeria minister of Petroleum Resources under President Goodluck Jonathan administration. Diezani studied Architecture in England and then at Howard University in the United States.She graduated from […]

Edogun family of Benin: The influence and tradition

The Edogun family play a pivotal role in the traditional institution of Benin Kingdom. Edogun is a high chief and third ranking personality to the Oba of Benin in present day Edo state. Today, the influence and prominence of the Edogun family extends throughout Nigeria, not just Benin. According to history, it was the great […]