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|You Will Be Surprised By This Global Facts by isaco(m): 2:53am On Feb 20, 2017|
I was astonished by
some of these global facts..
1. There is a town in Jamaica called
ABEOKUTA. It was founded by former slaves
from present-day Ogun State who were brought
to a plantation in that part of Jamaica.
2· In Turkish, the bird we call a Turkey is called
"Hindi" ("from India". In India, it's called "Peru."
In Arabic, the bird is called"Greek chicken"; in
Greek it's called "French chicken"; and in
French it's called "Indian chicken." The bird is
indigenous to none of these places.
3· The letter 'i' that Apple uses (in their
products iPhone, iPad, iMac, iPod) stands for
4· Edward James Roye, the fifth president of
Liberia, was of Igbo descent.
5· President Robert Mugabe is Africa’s oldest
Head of State and the world’s second oldest
Head of State. He was born in 1924.
6· There is a high school in Kingston, Jamaica
named CALABAR High School, the capital of
Cross River State.
7· Queen Elizabeth II is the only person who
travels to any country without International
8· Ebun House, located at 85 Odunfa Street,
was the first three-story building built in Lagos.
It was constructed in 1914.
9· The city of Port Harcourt (capital of Rivers
State) was named after Lewis Vernon Harcourt
in 1913 by Frederick Lugard. It was originally
known as Iguocha.
10· There are 3 things the Human Brain cannot
resist noticing –Food, Attractive People and
11· The CMS Grammar School in Lagos, Nigeria
is the oldest secondary school in Nigeria. It was
founded on June 6, 1859.
12· The first book written in the Igbo language
(Isoama-Ibo :A Primer) was by Samuel Ajayi
Crowther, the renowned Yoruba/Creole bishop?
13· Gatwick Airport in London, which is not that
far from Heathrow Airport also in London,
England is owned by Nigerian businessman
14· The Naira, Nigeria’s currency, was named by
15· Nigerian staple food cassava was brought to
West Africa from Brazil by the Portuguese.
16. The Official Residence of the President of
Barbados, a Caribbean country, very close to
Jamaica and Bahamas and Jamaica, is called
Oronna Court. The name Oronna was used by
two Barbadorian Citizens close to a decade in
tracing their origin to Ilaro in Ogun state. One
was named Odewale and the other was named
Aramide Oronna( the German Shephard man)
was one of the hero/founders of Ilaro townb
alongside Iya Ala. Oronna is just like the likes of
Lisabi and Shodeke in Egbaland.
From Ogidiolu Felix
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