1926 movie set in Northern Nigeria.

Scenes from the 1926 British Silent Film “Palaver” filmed amongst the Sura and Angas people of the Bauchi Plateau in Northern Nigeria, where the rivalry between a British District Officer and a tin miner leads to war. The film was shot entirely in Northern Nigeria.

WEAPONS USED BY AFRICAN ARMIES

SOUTH AFRICAN ARMY EQUIPMENTS.

Acquired in 2012 under Project Cytoon. The Thales Sophie can spot humans at over 4 km, tanks at 10 km, helicopters at 12 km and jet fighters at 16 km. All systems are in service with the SA Army Tactical Intelligence Corps.

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,…

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Victorian Anti-Masturbation Devices.

Victorian Anti-Masturbation Devices: Those obsessed with preventing acts of self-love. This terrifying contraption is called a ‘jugum penis.’ It was designed to prevent both masturbation and ‘nocturnal incontinence.’ Should a man become aroused in the middle of the night, this contraption would clamp down, extinguishing both his desire as well as his erection. Medical practitioners…

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Sir Albert Ernest Kitson KBE.

After his initial work in Victoria, Kitson spent much of his subsequent professional life in Africa. Recognising his geological talents Professor J. W. Gregory recommended him for a post as Principal mineral surveyor in Southern Nigeria where he went on to discover coal and lignite. In 1909 he discovered black bituminous coal along the Enugu-Udi…

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HON AENEAS GOWONO

Hon M. G. Aeneas Gowono was born in Numan, Gongola State on January 5th, 1918. His father, Mr Gowono Nzobargie, a farmer, has eleven children. His mother, Mrs Myarnoro is a full time housewife. A devoted Christian, Hon Gowono attended the Boys Boarding School, Numan in 1927. He trained as a teacher in 1935, attended…

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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…

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Moshe Dayan.

Different Israeli officers of the parachutist 890E Battalion in 1955 with Moshe Dayan – Chief of Staff. Lieutenant Meir Har-Zion – Major Ariel Sharon – Lieutenant General Moshe Dayan (Chief of Staff) Captain Dani Matt – Lieutenant Moshe Efron – Major General Asaf Simchoni – Captain Aharon Davidi Lieutenant Ya’akov Ya’akov – Captain Raful Eitan…

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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…

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Operation Jonathan.

Operation Entebbe was a counter-terrorist hostage-rescue mission carried out by commandos of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at Entebbe Airport in Uganda on 4 July 1976. A week earlier, on 27 June, an Air France plane with 248 passengers was hijacked by a hijacker of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – External…

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Keith Sapsford, leaps to his death 1970.

Keith Sapsford was a 14 year old boy who stowed away in the wheel housing of a Japan Air Lines flight bound for Tokyo from Sydney, Australia. An amateur photographer, John Gilpin, was taking a photo as the plane departed and unwittingly caught an image of the boy falling 200 feet to his death. The…

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1967: Elizabeth Robinson and Betty Blankenship.

1967: Elizabeth Robinson and Betty Blankenship joined the Indianapolis Police Department and are the nation’s first women assigned to patrol duties in a car. 1969: President Nixon’s Executive Order 11478 signed on August 8, 1969, ended discrimination in the federal service based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or handicap. This lifted the ban…

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July 12, 1957. President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

July 12, 1957. Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes the first president to employ a helicopter while in office. At 2:08 pm, USAF helicopter pilot Maj. Joseph E. Barrett lifted off in H-13J serial number 57-2729 [now on display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center] with Eisenhower sitting in the right rear and James Rowley, chief of…

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James Earl Jones on Sesame Street 1969.

The iconic actor James Earl Jones (then 38 years old) was the first-ever Sesame Street guest star, back in 1969 during the 1st season. He delivers a dramatic recitation of the alphabet in Sesame Street’s first season.

C-130 HERCULES PURCHASE OF 1973

August 1973, the Government of General Yakubu Gowon paid the sum of N31,451,584 (Thirty One Million, Four Hundred and Fifty one Thousand, Five Hundred and Eighty Four Kobo) for 6 C-130 Hercules transport planes to Lockheed Aircraft Corporation of the USA.

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POLITICAL PARTY MANIFESTO OF (NAP) NIGERIA ADVANCE PARTY 1983

A Lagos lawyer Mr Tunji Braithwaite launched a new party in Lagos Nigeria on Thursday 28th, 1978. Its is called ‘NIGERIA ADVACE PARTY (NAP). On the party manifesto, one of the major agenda of the party to the Nigerian voters read as follows: His party, he said, would wipe out mosquitoes and eliminate rats from…

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FACTS OF THE DAY.

Occasionally, a few days were designated to allow black people to attend the zoo with the restriction placed on whites. The things our history books don’t tell us..

Theophilus Owolabi Shobowale Benson.

Theophilus Owolabi Shobowale Benson (23 July 1917 – 13 February 2008), commonly known as “TOS” Benson, was a Nigerian lawyer who became one of the most prominent Yoruba politicians in the period leading up to Nigerian independence in 1960. Benson (center) during a visit to Berlin in June 1963. He served as the Minister of…

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Biography of General Muhammadu Buhari.

Muhammadu buhari is seen here (EXTREME LEFT) in the Lugard Platoon in the Young Officers’ course No. 5 on April 9, 1962 at the Nigeria Military Training College, NMTC Kaduna (which later metamorphosed into the Nigeria Defence Academy, NDA) from May 1963 to July 1963. He was appointed the Military Governor of the North-East State.…

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FACTS DEPARTMENT.

Do you know that Nigeria is the only country in the whole world that doesn’t use coins as a means of payment of goods and services and debt. I have attached my little collection of old coins my beloved country has used in the past both under colonial British rule and after colonization. Source: Personal…

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK.

An accident occurs in Kano. Supporters of the presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressive Congress hits another supporter with a motorbike during celebrations in Kano on March 31, 2015. Nigerias opposition APC declared an election victory on Tuesday for the former military ruler Buhari and said Africas most populous nation was witnessing history…

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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…

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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…

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QUEEN ELIZABETH’S VISIT TO NIGERIA 1956.

DATE:February 1 1956:

The scene in the Nigerian Federal House of Representatives,at Lagos,during the visit by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh /original photo.

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Nigerian Government Steam Yacht “Ivy” in 1904

This 1904 image of the crew members on the Nigerian Government Yacht, was taken during a trip from London to the Canary Islands in August/September 1904. That year “after being in commission for 3 1/2 years [the yacht] was sent home for repairs, the cost of which amounted to over £12, 500. The annual upkeep…

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