Nigerian Languages - Nigeria Languages
History and Historic Events

Nigeria Local Languages Now Facing Extinction

Dozens of local languages in Nigeria are under threat because of neglect and outside influences, it’s been reported. Linguistics expert Samuel Aje notes that language also “defines the customs and traditions of the people… and its neglect has contributed to the struggle being faced by many African countries.” Read more…

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History and Historic Events

Ile-Ife: The History

Ile-Ife, the cradle of the Yorubas, the city of survivors, spiritual seat of the Yorubas, where the dawn of the day was first experienced, the source, the head of the whole universe, the land of the most ancient day, the home of divinities is to the people of Ife “ILURUN” i.e Gateway to heaven. Read more. Read more…

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History and Historic Events

Ooni of Ife: The Rulers

Welcome to Nigeria Rendezvous. The Ooni dynasties go back hundreds of years. The four actual Ruling Houses are named from Ooni Lafogido, Ooni Osinkola, Ooni Ogboru and Ooni Giesi. Here are the list of the Ooni of Ife. Read more…

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About Lagos Theatre Festival (LTF)

Lagos Theatre Festival founded by British Council in 2013, is a festival to present performing arts from Nigeria and the UK every February in Lagos. It has a part focus on presenting site specific work. Read more about the Lagos Theatre Festival. Read more…

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Carnival & Festival Events

Ofala Festival: The Great Festival in Igboland

The Ofala Festival is one of the most popular festivals in Onitsha. Onitsha indigenes are a people, who cherish their heritage and value their culture very much in spite of their early contact with education. This is why they pay attention to the traditional ceremonies that abound. Read more…

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Biu, Nigeria: A History of Biu. What You Need to Know

Biu is a town and a Local Government Area (LGA) in southern Borno State of Nigeria. The town is the administrative center of the LGA. The town was once the capital of the Biu kingdom, and is now capital of the Biu Emirate. Biu lies on the Biu Plateau at an average elevation of 626 meters. The region is semi-arid. The Biu Emirate is a traditional state based in Biu in Borno State, Nigeria. Prior to 1920 it was referred to as the Biu Kingdom. The current ruler is Maidalla Mustafa dan Aliyu(b. 1915) who became Mai Biu, also styled Kuthli, in 1959. Read more…

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Biafra: The History

Igbos doubted that Nigeria’s oppressive military government would allow them to develop, or even survive, so on May 30, 1967, Lieutenant Colonel Odumegwu Ojukwu and other non-Igbo representatives of the area established the Republic of Biafra, comprising several states of Nigeria. After diplomatic efforts by Nigeria failed to reunite the country, war between Nigeria and Biafra broke out in July 1967. Read more…

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History and Historic Events

Boko Haram: The Nigeria Islamist Group

Nigeria’s ongoing battle with insurgent groups and continued government corruption threaten the stability and political integrity of Africa’s most populous state. Since 2011, Boko Haram—one of the largest Islamist militant groups in Africa—has increased terrorist attacks on religious and political groups, local police and military, as well as indiscriminately attacking civilians in busy markets and villages. The kidnapping of over two hundred schoolgirls in April 2014 drew international attention to the ongoing threat from Boko Haram and the government’s inability to contain it. Read more…