The Nigerian Youth Movement (1934-1951)

Nnamdi Azikiwe as a Member of the Nigerian Youth Movement Image Ownership: Public Domain J.C. Vaughn, Ernest Ikoli, H.O. Davies, and Samuel Akinsanya founded the Nigerian Youth Movement (NYM) in 1934. Although based in Lagos, the NYM was the first Nigerian nationalist organization to promote … Read MoreThe Nigerian Youth Movement (1934-1951)

Florence Onye Buchi Emecheta (1944- )

Image Ownership: Public Domain Through her personal struggles and exceptional writing abilities, Florence Onye Buchi Emecheta has constructed a collection of literary works that reflect the lives of African women.  Emecheta was born on July 21, 1944 in Yaba, Nigeria into a family with strong … Read MoreFlorence Onye Buchi Emecheta (1944- )

Hausa City States (Nigeria)

Map of Hausa City States Image Ownership: Public Domain The Hausa City States were independent political entities in what is now northern Nigeria.  The first of the states, Gobir and Rano, emerged around 1000.  All of the states remained independent until they were conquered by … Read MoreHausa City States (Nigeria)