The Holy Trinity Bishop Crowther Primary School opened in 1865 in Kogi State, Nigeria. Bishop Samuel Ajayi Crowther and other colonial masters established the school as a way for the people of Nigeria to receive early education in a school instead…

Shitta Bey Mosque was paid for by Mohammed Shitta Bey, as a practicing and devout Muslim, wanted to increase the growth of Islam in Lagos and Sierra Leone. It was at the beginning of the building of this Mosque that Mohammed Shitta was awarded the…

During the early 1900’s, there was a soldier in the British army who would come to be a very important figure in the British control of Africa. Frederick Lugard, aside from being in the military, became involved in the Imperial British East Africa…

Located in Umuahia, Abia the Ojukwu bunker also known as the Biafra bunker served as the office for the Biafra government during the Nigerian Civil War and today as a museum for tourists all around the world. The premises owned by Chief Michael…

The Ife temples are used for a place of worship and religion for the Yoruba religion located in Ile Ife in northern Nigeria. First dated back to 500 B.C. the story of its founding is when the first settlers came to this piece of land by the water,…

This is the history of the heritage site, Gidan Yarimain, which contains Nigerian villages and settlements. Gidan Yarmia, is a historical monument in Birni Katsina. Katsina State is an ancient city that occupies almost 25,000 square kilometers of…

The European missionaries had a significant impact on the lives of the people they interacted with particularly in the African continent. During the course of their work, the missionaries were tasked with working alongside the locals to improve the…

The Ancient City Ruins of Alkalawa are what remain of the former city, and capital, of Gobir, people who were believed to have come from Arabia during the 10th century. However, the lineage can only be traced back to the 11th century, which is as…

The Akassa Raid Site is located in Twon Brass, in the Bayelsa state located in Nigeria. This area is a coastal community with a long history. Before colonial times, Akassa was one of five ancient deltaic city-states by Lah from Kassama in Apoi Clan…

The tale of the famous Arewa House begins in a rather bloody fashion in the Northern Nigerian state of Kaduna. Four years prior to Arewa’s founding (1970), Sir Ahmadu Bello the former Premier of Northern Nigeria (1954-1966) was assassinated in 1966.…