In line with daily tips academic focus will look at the history, and nature of cults in Nigerian University System.
Major cult organization in Nigeria
2. Pyrate Confraternity, aka Alora sea dogs
The Buccaneers splited from the Pyrates. The rebellion of the Thirty was led by Dr. Bolaji Carew, former provost of the lagos College of Education whose cult name is "Rica Ricardo". He was also the Supreme Eye or Sole Patron and Spiritual Head. The open challenge to the Sea Dogs is emblazoned in Buccaneer logo"Odas is Odas","A dog has a Master and the Master is a Lord", "Blud for Blud", etc. On its Aniversary, 1982, the Buccaneer Confraternity, Sea lords, became "Buccaneer Association of Nigeria"(BAN). By that time, the Vikings Confraternity was formed in opposition to the Sea Dogs and Sea lords. This was as a result of the tendency by Pyrates to hound the Palm Wine Drinkers and to parade as the only "frat" in Nigeria. In I977, for instance, the Pyrates disrupted the Convention of the Palmites at Nsukka. The fight led to disciplinary action based on the recommendations of the Afigbo Committee. Conclusions like this emerged:
¤ Between 1982-92, the implosion of secret cults took a completely different character. It became violent. For instance while the pyrates had moved into the six old Universities before 1980, the "Buckets", as others call the Buccaneers, moved into University of Lagos, 1973, University of Benin, 1978 and crossed the Niger into University of Calaber in 1980. Calabar deck pioneered into University of Nigeria, 1985 and into other institutions as a part of the wildfire proliferation thereafter. Indead from 1984, Pyrates claimed to have cut off the Students wing.
2. Pyrate Confraternity aka Sea Dogs.
The Pyrate Confraternity Started out in 1952 at the University College, Ibadan Oyo State Nigeria, the group of Seven was led by professor Wole Soyinka, they percived themselves as cultural nationalists. Echoes of this grand sentiment could still be heard in the objectives of the Sea Dogs: "against moribund convention, tribalism, for humanistic ideas and comradeship and chivalry" they insisted on an African content in a White-oriented Campus. But this halycon days soon passed by when the Buccaneers splited from them.
The key factor is that the nature of tertiary education in Nigeria changed dramatically in the decades. This article is part of the series of posts on cults in Nigeria University system