Ajayi Crowther: Facts and Figures.

Ajayi Crowther died of a stroke, in Lagos, on 31 December 1891 and was buried at Ajele Cemetery in Lagos. In 1971 the Lagos State Government under Brigadier Mobolaji Johnson desired to use the site of Ajele Cemetery for new government offices and issued notices to families of the deceased. The Anglican Bishop of Lagos,…

Peter Dennis

Peter Dennis (25 October 1933 – 18 April 2009) was a Screen Actors Guild Award and Drama-Logue Award winning English film, television, theatre and voice actor. His extensive career spanned both sides of the Atlantic with projects ranging from The Avengers to Sideways. He was perhaps best known for his more than three decades association…

Gilad Shalit.

Gilad Shalit salutes Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after landing in IDF airbase in the center of Israel. Gilad Shalit was released (18-10-11) form hamas captivity, after 5 and a half years in exchange for 1,027 Palestinian prisoners, including some convicted of multiple murders and carrying out terror attacks against Israeli civilians (according to Israeli…

ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

The only preserved photograph of Abraham Lincoln in death. Taken 24 April 1865, by Jeremiah Gurney, Jr., City Hall, Manhattan, NY. Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its…

QUEEN ELIZABETH IN NIGERIA 1956.

DATE:Jan/Feb.1956: In this old photo, the Queen taps the shoulder of Sir Francis Ibiam with a sword,when she created him a Knight of the British Empire (KBE).The Investiture took place at Enugu, Eastern Nigeria. Sourced from: flickr.com/21116944 Note that Agyuiyi Ironsi is standing behind the Queen and he was assigned as equerry to Queen Elizabeth…

Nigerian Navy Special Forces.

GULF OF GUINEA (April 19, 2014) – A member of the Nigerian Special Boat Services (NSBS) prepares to search a compartment of the joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) during a simulated boarding as part of Obangame Express 2014. Obangame Express is a U.S. Africa Command-sponsored multinational maritime exercise designed to increase maritime safety…

Anambra Waxbill

The Anambra waxbill (Estrilda poliopareia) is a species of estrildid finch found in wetter land of southern Nigeria and no where else in the world. The Anambra waxbill lives in small flocks of up to 20 birds or more. It appears to be found at southern Nigeria, and is known with certainty from only five…

BIAFRA TRAIN,Wallis, TX.

A grain hopper tagged with the name of a Nigerian breakaway republic – the focus of Nigeria’s 1969 Civil War? On a siding along BNSF’s Galveston subdivision between Sealy and Wallis TX. Apparently there is a Minneapolis-based art movement called Biafra, no relation to Nigeria.

Sourced from: Roy luck.

Umaru Dikko, the man who was nearly spirited away in a diplomatic bag ,1984.

The Dikko affair was a joint Nigerian-Israeli attempt to kidnap Umaru Dikko, a former Nigerian civilian government minister living in the United Kingdom, in 1984, and secretly transport him back to Nigeria in a diplomatic bag. The kidnapping took place, but the transportation was unsuccessful. After it was foiled, the political fallout seriously damaged relations…

DID YOU KNOW THAT?

In 1983, when Chadian forces invaded Nigeria in the Borno State, Buhari used the forces under his command to chase them out of the country, crossing into Chadian territory in spite of an order given by President Shagari to withdraw.This 1983 Chadian military affair led to more than 100 victims and “prisoners of war”. Sourced…