The Original Anti-Corruption Organisation in Nigeria: The Pyrates Confraternity (National Association of Seadogs)

NAS Original

In 1953 the Pyrates Confraternity (PC), an all-male campus fraternity, was founded at the University of Ibadan (then a college of the University of London) by seven men with the most famous being Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka. University education in Nigeria was barely half a decade old and was an uncertain colonial experiment; many other universities have since been established. Continue reading

“Escravos”: The Name of an Elite Anti-Colonial Freedom Fighting Group

Escravos

If you have the privilege to go to Warri, the former “oil city” in Delta State coastal Southern Nigeria and ask about the organisation that calls itself “Escravos” it will not take too long for you to find out who they are and where they assemble constantly. In fact, you will be told a lot of stories unless you happen by sheer serendipity to meet a member who would either not tell anything or who will inform you of the astronomical greatness of the group including its “proud” anti-colonial, pro-democracy and freedom fighting exploits. Continue reading

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