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30 Things You Never Knew Happened In Nigeria by ejosh4(m): 9:23am On Apr 03, 2016
Do you know that?
1. The River Niger Bridge at Onitsha was
constructed between 1964 and 1965 by
Dumez- a French construction company
and cost £5 million.
2. Patience Jonathan is one of Nigeria’s
most-educated First Ladies, with an NCE,
a B.Ed, and a PhD from University of
3. The highest peak in Nigeria is located
in Taraba and is called Chappal Waddi
which means “The Mountain of Death”.
4. There are 196 countries in the world
and at least one Igbo person from Nigeria
lives in every one of them.
5. The Pidgin word ‘Sabi’ came from
‘Saber’, Portuguese and Spanish for ‘to
know’. Both country’s ships traded slaves
from the Bight of Benin.
6. Katsina College (now Barewa College
in Zaria) has produced 5 Nigerian
Presidents/Heads of State since it was
founded in 1921 in Katsina.
7. Ojukwu taught Murtala Mohammed
and Ben Adekunle at Regular Officers
Special Training School, Ghana. Both
‘fought’ their teacher during the civil war.
8. At Nigeria’s independence in 1960,
there were 41 Secondary Schools in the
North and 842 Secondary Schools in the
9. In 1983, Senator Arthur Nzeribe spent
$16.5 million to win a Senatorial seat in
Orlu (in Imo State).
10. In 1973, the Federal Government of
Nigeria considered officially changing the
name of “Lagos” to “Eko”. Regarding
“Lagos” as a colonial name.
11. The geographical area now referred to
as Nigeria was once referred to as
‘Soudan’ and ‘Nigiritia’.
12. Offences punishable by death
sentence after the 1966 coup included
embezzlement, r*pe and homo$exuality.
13. MKO Abiola was named Kashimawo
(Let us wait and see) by his parents. He
was his father’s twenty-third child, but the
first to survive infancy.
14. Jaja Wachucku was the first person to
refer to Lagos as a “no-man’s land” in
1947, provoking a national controversy.
15. Jollof rice, chicken bre*$t, serve of
ice cream, tea, coffee or Bournvita, with
full cream milk and sugar: Meal Cost =
50Kobo- Unilag in the late 1970s.
16. At the point death in 1989, Sam
Okwaraji was a PhD candidate and
qualified lawyer with an LL.M in
International Law (University of Rome).
17. When British Bank of West Africa
(now First Bank) opened a branch in
Kano in 1929, Alhassan Dantata
(Dangote’s Grandfather) opened an
account depositing 20 camel-loads of
silver coins.
18. Jaja Wachuku is reputed to have
owned the biggest one-man library in
WestAfrica. Balewa sometimes referred to
him as “Most Bookish Minister.
19. The colonization of Nigeria took more
than 40 years to achieve and the
territories were integrated by the use of
20. Yoruba is spoken as a ritual language
the Santeria cult in Carribean and South-
Central America.
21. Nigeria is bigger (Land Mass) than
England and France combined.
22. At least 55 women were killed in
South-East Nigeria, in 1929 when the
women forced the Umuahia warrant
chiefs to submit to their rule.
23. The coinage ‘Supreme Court’ was first
used in 1863 by the colonial
administration through the enactment of
the Supreme Court Ordinance No. II.
24. MKO Abiola died suddenly on July 7,
1998, exactly one month after General
Sani Abacha died mysteriously on June 8,
25. Agbani Darego was the only one to
wear a maillot as opposed to a bikini
during the Miss Universe contest in 2001.
26. The ‘Ankara’ material is not
indigenous to Nigeria. Our indigenous
textiles include the Akwete, Ukara, Aso-
Oke and Adire.
27. Aloma Mukhtar is the first female
lawyer from the North and went on to
become the first female Chief Justice of
28. The area known as Maroko town in
Lagos was first a swamp, later sand-filled
by the colonial government and served as
the first bridge to the Island.
29. Esie Museum is Nigeria’s first
museum, established in 1945. Once
reputed to have the largest collection of
soapstone images in the world.
30. Aminu Kano formed the Northern
Teachers’ Association (NTA) in 1948, the
first successful regional organization in
the history of the North.
Re: 30 Things You Never Knew Happened In Nigeria by petkoffdrake2(m): 9:47am On Apr 03, 2016
Wow! shocked
Re: 30 Things You Never Knew Happened In Nigeria by pendusky(m): 10:18am On Apr 03, 2016
in 2016 Nigeria power drop flat to 0MW grin

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