Long Division

The tension between colonial government and the work of missionaries characterised British colonialism in Nigeria.

Biafra 50 Years On

The civil war that resulted from the division of Nigeria was a major human disaster that should not be forgotten. 

The Fall of Kano

The taking of Kano by the West African Frontier Force, on February 3rd 1903, signalled the end of the Muslim fundamentalist Fulani empire in northern Nigeria.

Monuments: The Walls of Kano City

The preservation of the past must inevitably pose particular problems in a city which is literally a living monument to the Middle Age of African history, especially when its mud walls are crumbling and its gates are barely wide enough for animals, far less motorised vehicles. An article by John Lavers.