Category: True Life Stories

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True Life Stories: Guru Maharaj Ji

Guru Maharaj Ji, born Mohammed Ajirobatan Ibrahim, is a Nigerian spiritual leader. He was born in Oyo State, resides in Ibadan and declared himself to be a “Living Perfect Master” while some of his followers call him “Black Jesus”. His spiritual group was founded on Nov 1, 1987 having received divine knowledge while studying in […]

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True Life Stories: Major Bamidele

Late Major Daniel Idowu Bamidele was among the officers that were executed on the 5th of March 1986 by the IBB regime on the suspicion of conspiracy to commit treason. When Major General Daniel Bamidele found out about the coup plot against President Shehu Shagari, he rushed up and reported the issue to his G.O.C, […]

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True Life Stories: Festus Okotie-Eboh

Chief Festus Okotie-Eboh  (1919-1966) was a prominent and flamboyant Nigerian politician and former minister of finance during the administration of Sir Abubakar Tafawa Belewa. Okotie-Eboh, an affluent chief from the Itsekiri and Urhobo tribes of the Niger Delta who took pride in showing the rich traditions of his roots, spared nothing to show his colleagues […]

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True Life Stories: Mighty Joe

Isiaka  Busari aka Mighty Joe is known to be one of the most violent armed robbers, a criminal who unleashed boundless terror on many Nigerians in 1970’s. Shortly after the notorious kingpin of armed robbery in Nigeria, Ishola Oyenusi, was executed, his second in command, Isiaka Busari, better known as Mighty Joe, took over the […]

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True Life Stories: Vampire

Henry Onyekachi Chibueze, also known as Vampire according to security sources, invokes fear in the hearts of families of victims who have heard gory details of his blood chilling operations and often parts with huge sums of money without informing security agents. Not a few of his victims believe that the name “Vampire” aptly depicted […]

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True Life Stories: Sara Baartman

Born in the Eastern Cape of modern day South-Africa, Saartijie (Sara) Baartman was most well known due to her large buttocks, and was exhibited as a freak show attraction in 19th Century Europe. Baartman’s large buttocks and unusual colouring made her the object of fascination by colonial Europeans who presumed they were racially superior. She […]

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True Life Stories: Mary Slessor

In ancient days in Nigeria, birthing twins (amongst other things) was considered a taboo. The ancient City of Calabar , home to the Efik/Ibibio speaking tribe was among the people who practiced the killing of twins.  All these continued until the arrival of the famous Scottish missionary, Mary Slessor. Mary Mitchell Slessor, born December 2, […]

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