Category: Oduduwa

  • Abba Kyari’s gang forced me to accept being a kidnapper after killing six people before me: Evans

    <SUNBIGHT>~Nigeria~Nkwo~5th February,2022. SUSPECTED kidnap kingpin, Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans, on Friday denied kidnapping a businessman, Sylvanus Ahamonu, and collecting a $420,000 ransom from his family. Standing trial alongside ex-soldier Victor Aduba on a four-count charge of kidnapping and unlawful possession of firearms, Evans said he was tortured and forced by dismissed police officer, Abba Kyari, […]

  • Pic Story: History (Biafra 1968)

    <SUNBIGHT>~Biafra~Nkwo~5th February,2022. THE ‘Dream Team’- Officers of the 3rd Marine Commando, Biafra 1968. Originally called the 3rd Infantry Division, it was one of the most successful Federal fighting units during the Civil War. Led by the legendary Col. Benjamin Adekunle aka ‘Black Scorpion’. Adekunle unilaterally renamed the Unit the ‘3rd Marine Commando’ to reflect the […]

  • Ray Dalio: Bitcoin and Crypto Get ‘Too Much Attention’

    <SUNBIGHT>~Cryptocurrency~Afor~4th February,2022. THE Bridgewater Associates founder opined on risks, both economic and political, in a recent interview. In brief Ray Dalio is the founder of hedge fund firm Bridgewater Associates and one of the world’s richest people. He remains fairly skeptical of cryptocurrency as an investment. He’s at it again.  Ray Dalio, arguably the most […]

  • Mmuo di n’ani: The gods of the Land and the gods in Heaven

    <SUNBIGHT >~African Tradition~Afor!~4th February,2022 As a man of 80 plus years, I am closer to my ancestors than most. I am also closer to their history than many younger than I am. In today’s article, I will talk about that history particularly as it relates to the religion of those closest to me, my religion, […]

  • History: Fela Kuti & His Lobitos Band in the 1960’s

    <SUNBIGHT> – 29 December, 2021. IN 1959, Fela forms his first group, ‘Fela Ransome-Kuti and His Highlife Rakers’. The band record four sides for Melodisc, one of Britain’s first independent African and Caribbean music labels. One single is released. The A-side is a cover of a Victor Olaiya hit. The other two tracks are “Highlife […]

  • HISTORY: The 29th Olowo of Owo Kingdom

    <SUNBIGHT> – THE 29th Olọwọ̀ of Ọ̀wọ̀, Oba Joseph Adékọlá Ọ̀gùnọyè II reigned from February 6, 1968 to March 22, 1993. He succeeded the late Olowo of Owo, Sir Olateru Olagbegi II who was dethroned in June of 1966 by the then Military governor of the Western Region, Colonel Robert Adeyinka Adebayo as a result […]

  • 18-year-old Bus Condutor in Lagos wins Chess and Mental maths competition

    <SUNBIGHT> – Diamond In The Rough: 18-year-old Bus Conductor Who Lives Under Oshodi Bridge Emerges Winner Of Chess, Mental Maths The adage that says “a book should not be judged by its cover”, has played out in the life of a bus conductor Adeoye Fawaz in Lagos. Fawaz, an 18 year old boy who works […]

  • FLASHBACK: A market scene in Freetown, Sierra Leone in 1955.

    <SUNBIGHT> – A market scene in Freetown, Sierra Leone in 1955. The items displayed on the table are Potatoes, Orógbó (Bitter Kola), Egusi, and native ball soap. The market women must be from the Akú or Oku ethnic group, they are primarily the descendants of liberated Yorubas who were released from slave ships and resettled […]

  • Naira continues fall against U.S dollar at official market

    NIGERIAN currency continued its devaluation to the U.S dollar on Thursday at the Investors and Exporters (I&E) segment of the foreign exchange (FX) market. Data obtained from FMDQ website showed Naira lost 3 kobo or 0.01 percent to close at N415.10/$1 as against the N415.07/$1 it was traded on Wednesday. The two consecutive days of […]

  • Nigeria accused of ‘ruthless’ crackdown in restive southeast

    Global rights watchdog Amnesty International says it documented use of excessive force and at least 115 killings by security forces this year in southeastern states. AMNESTY International has accused Nigerian security forces of using excessive force and killing at least 115 people during a “repressive campaign” earlier this year against separatist agitators in the country’s […]