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Facts About Nigeria: You'll Be Shocked To Find Out You Don't Know 99% Of This by Jealouzzy(m): 11:50pm On Jun 25, 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 Port-Harcourt.
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 South.
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, rape and homosexuality.
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 breast, 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 West Africa. 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 force.
20. Yoruba is spoken as a ritual language the Santeria cult in Carribean and South-Central America.
21. Slavery existed in the Nigerian territory before the 15th century and was abolished in the 19th century- 1807 by the British.
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, 1998.
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 Nigeria.
28. The area known as Makoro 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.
31. George Goldie, who played a major role in founding Nigeria, placed a curse on anyone who attempts to write his biography.
32. In 1996, John Ogbu, a Nigerian Anthropologist firmly advocated for the use of African-American Vernacular to teach in the U.S
33. Hause Language indigenous to Northern Nigeria is spoken in 11 African States. Germany, French, U.S., and British International radio stations broadcast in Hausa.
34. The surgeon who ‘killed’ Stella Obasanjo was sentenced to 1 year in prison, disqualified for 3 years and fined €120,000.
35. The word ‘asiri’ means ‘secret’ in Hausa, Yoruba, Nupe and Igarra. It also means ‘gossip’ in Igbo.
36. Igbo-Ora in Oyo State, Kodinji in India and Candido Godoi in Brazil are the towns that produce the highest number of twin births in the world.
37. Bishop Ajayi Crowther, a Yoruba, in 1857 produced a reading book for the Igbo Language and a full grammar and vocabulary of NUPE in 1864.
38. The first TV broadcast in Nigeria and Tropical Africa was on October 31, 1959.
39. In 1978, a 50Kobo increase (from #1.50 to #2) in the cost of University Students’ meal per day caused the ‘Ali Must Go’ protests.
40. Albert E. Kitson discovered coal in Enugu in 1909. This discovery led to the building of Port-Harcourt town in 1912.
41. Today, only Nigeria has a larger black population than Brazil. More than 3.5 million Africans were captured, enslaved and transported to Brazil.
42. Groundnut pyramids were the invention of Alhaji Alhassan Dantata to stack bags before export.
43. In 1967, old traditional ruler, Oba Akran and A. Ademiluyi were jailed for 14 years (7 each) for stealing £504,750 (#2.5b).
44. Since 1960, Nigeria has been either ruled by an ex-lecturer/ex-teacher or military man. The only exceptions are Azikiwe and Shonekan.
45. If you visited Lagos in 1975, you could spend a day at the Presidential Suite of Federal Palace Hotel for #100, single room for #19.
46. The first aircraft to land in Nigeria landed in Kano in July 1925. A British fighter jet flew from Khartoum (present day Sudan).
47. In 1895, Koko of Nembe (now in Bayelsa) took 60 white men hostage. When the British refused his demands, more than 40 of those men were eaten.
48. The ‘Naira’ was coined by Chief Obafemi Awolowo when he was serving as the Federal Commissioner of Finance.
49. Koma Hill (settlement in Adamawa where people lived and practised the killing of twins) was discovered in 1986 by a NYSC corps member.
50. The pilot (Francis Osakwe) that flew Ojukwu away from Biafra (1970) was the same pilot that flew Gowon to Uganda (last flight as Head of State).
51. In 1986, Shehu Shagari was banned from participation in politics for life. The ban has still not been lifted.
52. As the wife of the deputy Head of State (Vice President of Nigeria) in 1984, Biodun Idiagbon personally ran a small ice cream shop in Ilorin..
53. Koma Hills (Adamawa State) inhabitants when discovered were observed to engage in the practise of borrowing wives among themselves.
54. Juju, Dashiki, Yam and Okra are words in the English dictionary that originated from ethnic groups located in present day Nigeria.
55. Nigeria has more English speakers than England, and more Muslims than Saudi Arabia and Syria.

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Re: Facts About Nigeria: You'll Be Shocked To Find Out You Don't Know 99% Of This by Oblitz(m): 12:18am On Jun 26, 2016
wow! nice

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Re: Facts About Nigeria: You'll Be Shocked To Find Out You Don't Know 99% Of This by johnchukky(m): 1:12am On Jun 26, 2016
nice

Modified.
This is my first front page Comment. and am actually. the second to comment. i feel a lil special!

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Re: Facts About Nigeria: You'll Be Shocked To Find Out You Don't Know 99% Of This by Baroque(f): 1:16am On Jun 26, 2016
Interesting

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Re: Facts About Nigeria: You'll Be Shocked To Find Out You Don't Know 99% Of This by M17CXi: 3:14am On Jun 26, 2016
Thanks Op

Good Arrangement

Take a look at

#43, Corrupt Nigerian be stealing billions,
You just wonder what they was going to use it for before multi million dollars homes and cars
Started rolling in!

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Re: Facts About Nigeria: You'll Be Shocked To Find Out You Don't Know 99% Of This by cutediva87(f): 5:06am On Jun 26, 2016
insightful.

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Re: Facts About Nigeria: You'll Be Shocked To Find Out You Don't Know 99% Of This by blackbartee(m): 5:52am On Jun 26, 2016
Educative



P. S: I skipped some parts

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Re: Facts About Nigeria: You'll Be Shocked To Find Out You Don't Know 99% Of This by Tochex101(m): 5:57am On Jun 26, 2016
Well done OP.

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Re: Facts About Nigeria: You'll Be Shocked To Find Out You Don't Know 99% Of This by druxy(m): 6:12am On Jun 26, 2016
that no 2 tho....lol
ehn op...that no 34...didn't she die of plane crash?just asking....BTW is shehu shagari still alive?

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Re: Facts About Nigeria: You'll Be Shocked To Find Out You Don't Know 99% Of This by roqchiq(f): 6:55am On Jun 26, 2016
No 39 tho....those good old days!!! Now they are paid to protest!!!
No 52... ..i dare them to follow that example.
Re: Facts About Nigeria: You'll Be Shocked To Find Out You Don't Know 99% Of This by Divineluv14(f): 7:33am On Jun 26, 2016
Nice one @op
Re: Facts About Nigeria: You'll Be Shocked To Find Out You Don't Know 99% Of This by Oyiboman69: 7:58am On Jun 26, 2016
one would not see this kind of enlighten thread being move to front page,rather than celebrity bag of shittt.

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Re: Facts About Nigeria: You'll Be Shocked To Find Out You Don't Know 99% Of This by Chrisx1x(m): 9:06am On Jun 26, 2016
I never knew many of these before now.thanks O.p
Re: Facts About Nigeria: You'll Be Shocked To Find Out You Don't Know 99% Of This by Kingsley10000: 9:16am On Jun 26, 2016
quite enlightening ....tag snake pix to it so it could reach fp

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Re: Facts About Nigeria: You'll Be Shocked To Find Out You Don't Know 99% Of This by oloriooko(m): 9:31am On Jun 26, 2016
No. 43 shocked shocked shocked
No wonder Tinubu followed in same step

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Re: Facts About Nigeria: You'll Be Shocked To Find Out You Don't Know 99% Of This by AuthorX: 9:32am On Jun 26, 2016
#4. Can not be correct. I can assure you that no Nigerian or Nigerian of Igbo origin lives in any of these remote island nations with populations of about (or less than 10,000) :

(1) Vanautu
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanuatu

(2) Nauru
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nauru

(3) Tuvalu
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuvalu

and there are a few other such countries, where no Nigerians live in. Don't get carried away by the popular Nigerian nuances.

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Re: Facts About Nigeria: You'll Be Shocked To Find Out You Don't Know 99% Of This by Nobody: 9:35am On Jun 26, 2016
EducatiNG.

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Re: Facts About Nigeria: You'll Be Shocked To Find Out You Don't Know 99% Of This by Uyi168: 9:42am On Jun 26, 2016
Make sense..

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Re: Facts About Nigeria: You'll Be Shocked To Find Out You Don't Know 99% Of This by ibkgab001: 9:48am On Jun 26, 2016
There is no IGBO in malagazy

asiri makes me laugh ....


Aziri a bo babi hala

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Re: Facts About Nigeria: You'll Be Shocked To Find Out You Don't Know 99% Of This by Nobody: 10:09am On Jun 26, 2016
Baroque:
Interesting
A history class can stop my brain from working for more than an hour cheesy

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Re: Facts About Nigeria: You'll Be Shocked To Find Out You Don't Know 99% Of This by Nobody: 10:30am On Jun 26, 2016
That #15 tho... #smh #economysha
Re: Facts About Nigeria: You'll Be Shocked To Find Out You Don't Know 99% Of This by madukwe1(f): 10:56am On Jun 26, 2016
Plsssssss who else go this interview message nd knows the company? A frend of mind told me to send my details to dia number den i did nd was invited. By RECOMMENDATION, PECALIAN-B MEGA CONCEPT INVITES U 4 AN INTERVIEW ON WEDNESDAY 27TH JUNE @ NO 28 ADA-GEORGE ROAD OPPOSITE TONINNO FILLING STATION. TIME 9:AM REF CODE BTM/PEC 866. In portharcourt, Rivers State. Tenks
Re: Facts About Nigeria: You'll Be Shocked To Find Out You Don't Know 99% Of This by chudyprince: 10:58am On Jun 26, 2016
Op, number 55 is wrong please
Re: Facts About Nigeria: You'll Be Shocked To Find Out You Don't Know 99% Of This by okomogo(m): 10:59am On Jun 26, 2016
LIE CLOCK!!!...(Laffmatazz)
Stella Obasanjo died and went to heaven ... As she stood in front of St. Peter at the Pearly gates, She saw a huge wall of clocks behind her...
She asked, "What are all those clocks For?" St Peter answered, "Those are Lie-Clocks... Everyone on earth has a Lie-Clock.
Every time you lie, the hands on your clock will move." "Oh," said Stella, "whose clock is that?"
"That's Bishop Ajayi Crowther's. The hands have never moved, indicating that he never told a lie."
"Incredible," said Stella. "And whose is that one?"
St Peter responded, "That's Nnamdi Azikwe's clock. The hands have moved twice, telling us that Zik told only two lies in his entire life."
"Where's my husband, Obasanjo's clock?" asked
Stella. "Obasanjo's clock is in the Angel's office. He's using it as a ceiling fan, its rotating with high speed:
What of Lai Mohammed's?: His own clock is being upgraded to be used as a Helicopter rotor blades for its incredible speed!!!

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Re: Facts About Nigeria: You'll Be Shocked To Find Out You Don't Know 99% Of This by GoldenJulius(m): 11:21am On Jun 26, 2016
madukwe1:
Plsssssss who else go this interview message nd
knows the company? A frend of mind told me to
send my details to dia number den i did nd was
invited.
By RECOMMENDATION, PECALIAN-B MEGA
CONCEPT INVITES U 4 AN INTERVIEW ON
WEDNESDAY 27TH JUNE @ NO 28 ADA-GEORGE
ROAD OPPOSITE TONINNO FILLING STATION.
TIME 9:AM REF CODE BTM/PEC 866.
In portharcourt, Rivers State.
Tenks
you are in the wrong thread. Kindly create a new thread for it.

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Re: Facts About Nigeria: You'll Be Shocked To Find Out You Don't Know 99% Of This by Eboh4z: 11:32am On Jun 26, 2016
#47, Bayelsa people have been kidnapping and demanding ransom since 902BC

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Re: Facts About Nigeria: You'll Be Shocked To Find Out You Don't Know 99% Of This by joe17: 11:56am On Jun 26, 2016
Interestingly educative

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Re: Facts About Nigeria: You'll Be Shocked To Find Out You Don't Know 99% Of This by wiZbanky(m): 12:23pm On Jun 26, 2016
#55 is interesting to know...and Nigerians will carry other countries matter for head like I don't know sef...BTW check my signature for admission seekers

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Re: Facts About Nigeria: You'll Be Shocked To Find Out You Don't Know 99% Of This by MrRichy(m): 12:39pm On Jun 26, 2016
interesting....
the Good Old days

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Re: Facts About Nigeria: You'll Be Shocked To Find Out You Don't Know 99% Of This by habtund(f): 12:47pm On Jun 26, 2016
Nice .....
Re: Facts About Nigeria: You'll Be Shocked To Find Out You Don't Know 99% Of This by FrankLampard: 12:51pm On Jun 26, 2016
Eboh4z:
#47, Bayelsa people have been kidnapping and demanding ransom since 902BC

It shows they are not submissive like you the Yoruba's.

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Re: Facts About Nigeria: You'll Be Shocked To Find Out You Don't Know 99% Of This by Sportize(m): 12:59pm On Jun 26, 2016
Nice

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