Showing posts with label History. Show all posts
Showing posts with label History. Show all posts

Sunday, July 6, 2014

History Will Be On Tinubu’s Side - By Gbenga Olorunpomi

*Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please; they  do not make it under self-selected circumstances, but under circumstances existing already, given and transmitted from the past¦ Karl Marx*

Good people are hard to come by. The uncomfortable truth is that this world despises good people. Human beings have a natural instinct to either extinguish the spatter of lights that dot the almost tangible darkness
around us, or cover it up. We are quick to kill the better people in our society or to drag them down into the mud with us. We are uncomfortable with the notion that some people can be good while we swim in our filth. We resent the notion of such arrogance. We dont understand it, so we destroy it.

Friday, May 16, 2014

History Of Mine Brutality

When 75,000 black miners went on strike in 1946, the state police forced
them back to work by fi ring on them with rifl es and charging with fi xed
bayonets. Twenty-fi ve were killed and thousands were wounded.
At that time Smuts was the head of the government and a delegate to
the Peace Conference. On farms owned by white men, the black laborers live almost like serfs. They may have their families with them, but no man is allowed to leave the farm without the permission of his master.
If he does so, the police are notifi ed and he is brought back by force and whipped. . . .

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi Sets History, Appoints student leader as Special Assistant.

Comrade Oyebode with new boss, Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State

Within his efforts in ensuring participatory governance and bringing government to grassroot, the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi has appointed a former prominent student leader as his Special Assistant on Students'Matters; an office which he hopes will bring in regards to a working relationship involving the Government and the Governed.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

First Time in History: Student Breaks Unilorin Record, Bags First Class In Law

Abiodun Kazeem is the first graduate to bag the first class grade in the Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin,

If you call him a jinx breaker, you are not far from the truth. The reason is that many students had tried to graduate from the University of Ilorin with a first class degree in Law for many years, but they failed for one reason or the other. Finally, on Tuesday, however, Abiodun Kazeem achieved the feat, drawing accolades from many people.
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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Rape Victim shares Her Tragic History - How She Was Gang -Raped Twice By 9 Guy Friends But Lasted!

Check out Bunmi's touching, sad, horrible but true life story. It takes a lot of courage to undergo what she experienced and still have the ability to share her story so a lot of people can gain something from it.Sooner or later as she posted the tweets, Bunmi broke down and pleaded that she couldn't continue tweeting. The hearts of some men are devilishly wicked!!!Tweets continue after the break.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Heart-breaking history of Adebola Omowale who died after being rejected medical treatment in a hospital for stab wounds

Adebola Omowale,the 40-year-old man which was allegedly stabbed to death, last weekend, by some military officers in a viewing centre around Lekki beach area in Lagos state might have survived if he had received urgent medical attention after the incident.  In reality, it had been revealed that the injured man walked to a nearby hospital, clutching his intestines in his hands and then be told by nurses that he wouldn't be treated unless he produced a police report.

 Crime Alert learnt that after several pleas for him to receive, at least, first aid treatment pending when sympathizers who stumbled on a healthcare facility with him provides the report, the badly injured man reclined to fate and laid on a pavement helplessly, waiting for succour.
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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Nigeria Came Into Being on Oct 1, 1960, Not 1914, Don’t Distort History — Fashola Reminds Jonathan

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola said Nigeria came into being on October 1, 1960, and not in 1914 as he gave unsolicited advice to the Federal Government not to distort history by its planned centenary celebration in 2014.
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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Nigerian Prof. makes history in US, heads Ivy League school

It was encomium galore when Provost Ilesanmi Adesida was honored at the Urban-Champaign campus of the University of Illinois, United States  where Nigerian-Americans gathered to celebrate his elevation as the first African to head an Ivy League school in the country.
Speakers at the occasion urged him to use the position and knowledge to effect changes in the developing world.
“You’ve served with great integrity and brilliance in all the positions you’ve held in the United States for the past 26 years,” Dr. Abiola Akanbi  said while urging him to direct his energy, knowledge and his current unique position to effect dramatic but positive changes in Nigeria and the developing world.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Check Out Top 7 Confraternities in Nigeria and their History

In Nigeria, a confraternity is a group that is nominally university-based, though 'street and creek' confraternities began in the 1990s. The first confraternity, the Pyrates Confraternity was created as a social organization for promising students.

However, as new confraternities were formed, they became increasingly violent through the 1970s and 1980s. By the 1990s, many confraternities largely operated as criminal gangs, called "campus cults" in Nigeria. Besides normal criminal activity, confraternities have been linked to political violence, as well as the conflict in the Niger Delta.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

See Photo Of Pres. Obama Looking Like Satan - History channel's The Bible

There is a striking resemblance between the actor who plays Satan in History Channel's hit mini-series, The Bible, and the president of the United States of America, Barack Obama. Can you guys see the resemblance? Coincidence or deliberate? The actor's name is Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni.

The resemblance was pointed out on Twitter by people who watched the series this past Sunday and it is causing a lot of controversy in the US. History Channel has responded to the controversy:
"History channel has the highest respect for President Obama. The series was produced with an international and diverse cast of respected actors. It’s unfortunate that anyone made this false connection. History’s The Bible is meant to enlighten people on its rich stories and deep history.”

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

We Have Never Had Unemployment As Huge As This In Our History – Rauf Aregbesola

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has urged the Federal Government to declare a national emergency in unemployment in the country.
Governor Aregbesola made this call while declaring open a retreat organised for the 26-member Osun State House Assembly in Ada, on Monday. The theme of the retreat was ‘Developing corporate skills’ and in attendance were the Speaker, Osun State House of Assembly, Mr. Najeem Salaam, and his deputy, Mr. Adegboye Akintunde, among others. Aregbesola said it was strange that the unemployment level in the country had failed to elicit the desired reaction from governments.

Monday, February 11, 2013

History’ll judge OBJ – Gbenga Daniel

Due essentially to adversarial kind of politics people play in this part of the world, hardly has any public office holder in Nigeria come out unscathed. This is particularly so for former Governor Gbenga Daniel of Ogun State who has been entangled in a web of controversies with his successor, Governor Ibikunle Amosun, over the debt profile allegedly accumulated by his administration.  In this no-holds-barred interactive session with some journalists, OGD gave a blow-by-blow account of his roles in all sensitive matters threatening his public image. Excerpts:
The government of Ogun State recently announced that you accumulated hundreds of billions of naira debt before your administration left office. What is your position on that?


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