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Three Women Behind Nigeria’s Independence
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Three Women Behind Nigeria’s Independence

In the years that led to Nigeria’s independence from Britain in 1960, there were women whose contributions not only defined how Nigerians stood up to the colonialists then but also led active political and socio-economic movements that culminated into Nigeria’s independence. But most often than not, when the likes of […]

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Samuel Achilefu: The “Cancer Goggles” Inventor

Samuel Achilefu was born in Northern Nigeria a little after the country gained independence. But his comfortable life in the North suddenly went awry when the civil war broke out. Having relocated to the East, he attended “village schools” (primary and secondary) which, he says, had exceptionally intelligent students with […]