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Touring the National Museum of Computing, Bletchley, England

Computers and information technology have become an integral part of our lives in the digital age. Just about everything we do, have or enjoy has been defined and made possible by computers, but the history of these powerful resources, their influence on politics, and the rest of the world hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves.

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Asaba Massacre Victims – 7th October 1967

Sequel to my previous post on the Asaba Massacre Memorial Day, below are a list of some 374 people, less than half the number of civilians murdered on the 7th of October, 1967. 

Asaba Massacre Memorial Day 2017 Itinerary

Exactly 50 years ago today, Saturday, the 7th of October, over a thousand civilians in Asaba, mostly men, were murdered by soldiers of the Nigerian Army. Though on hearing that the war was approaching the town, many indigenes had fled across the Niger, a good number remained because the town was not part of Biafra, not even on the Biafran map. They were Nigerians, many of whom were professionals and civil servants working in Benin before the war.