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10 Culturally Historic Buildings In Nigeria by Viktoreze(m): 8:51pm On May 04
The histories of world nations aren’t always written but also lay bare in buildings, for the senses to feel and the eyes to soak in their peculiar sights. Nigeria, a nation indisputably rich in culture has no shortage of historical buildings and landmarks some of which have made the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Here’s a look at some of them.

1.Mary Slessor House, Calabar
Built in the late 19th century, this modest-looking domicile with its thatched roof and ascetic façade once housed the iconic Scottish missionary best known for stopping the killing of twins in Calabar. Rather than choose to dwell among her colleagues in the missionary quarters, Mary Mitchell Slessor opted to live among the Calabar people. The outcome of that brave decision is the Mary Slessor House in Ekenge, Calabar, which stands till today as a testament to her selfless service and courage.

Re: 10 Culturally Historic Buildings In Nigeria by Viktoreze(m): 8:52pm On May 04
2. National War Museum, Abia
This museum, which houses relics of past wars, especially the Nigerian civil war, is an offshoot of various attempts to promote reconciliation and at the same time preserve history. It is located at Ebite Amafor in Isingwu autonomous community in Umuahia Local Government. Its location is in the exact place the famous ‘Voice of Biafra’ radio was transmitting from during the civil war. For those seeking a healthy dose of Nigerian civil war history, this site is an excellent choice.

Re: 10 Culturally Historic Buildings In Nigeria by Viktoreze(m): 8:55pm On May 04
3. First Storey Building In Nigeria, Badagry

Widely reputed to be the first storey building erected by foreigners in Nigeria, this edifice was once used as a primary school by the Methodist Church. Its foundations were laid by the famous missionary Henry Townsend in 1842 and completed in 1845 by Rev. Bernard Freeman and other notable missionaries. This historic building would later house the first African C.M.S (Church Missionary Society) bishop, Samuel Ajayi Crowther who translated the Bible from English to Yoruba

Re: 10 Culturally Historic Buildings In Nigeria by Viktoreze(m): 8:57pm On May 04
4. Gobirau Minaret, Katsina

A visit to the centre of Katsina State in Nigeria reveals this strategically placed historical monument and landmark. This ancient yet imposing structure is the Gobirau Minaret, which is reportedly about 7 centuries old. Some historical accounts state that it was built during the reign of Sarkin Muhammadu Korau (1348-1408 AD), the first Muslim king of Katsina while others contest that it was much later. The Gobiran Minaret is a 50ft minaret originally used in calling Muslim faithfuls for prayers but due to its vantage placement, it also served as a look-out point for approaching enemies.

Re: 10 Culturally Historic Buildings In Nigeria by Viktoreze(m): 8:59pm On May 04
5. Ancient Nok Settlement, Kaduna

This tiny settlement is the site of the famous Nok terracotta findings of the early 20th century. It is situated in Jaba Local Government in the southern crook of Kaduna State, and is generally regarded as the site of Africa’s first civilisation. It also has breath taking mountains and a museum housing unique terracotta artefacts.

Re: 10 Culturally Historic Buildings In Nigeria by Zidane199(m): 9:00pm On May 04
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Re: 10 Culturally Historic Buildings In Nigeria by Viktoreze(m): 9:01pm On May 04
6. Oba of Benin Palace, Edo

Listed as a UNESCO Heritage Site in 1999, this ancient building was first constructed around the 13th century by Oba Ewedo of Benin and later rebuilt by his successor, Oba Eweka II in the 20th. This landmark site is among the enduring legacies of one of the most powerful empires in West Africa.

Re: 10 Culturally Historic Buildings In Nigeria by Viktoreze(m): 9:03pm On May 04
7. Ancient Kano City Walls

Unlike the Gobirau Minaret in Katsina, the city walls of ancient Kano served solely as a defensive structure – to protect the inhabitants of the city against sieges and external attacks. Sakri Gijimasu, the 3rd Emir of Kano laid its foundations in the 11th century (1095 AD), while the walls are recorded to have been completed sometime in the 14th century.

Re: 10 Culturally Historic Buildings In Nigeria by Viktoreze(m): 9:05pm On May 04
8.Sungbo Eredo, Ogun

Similar to the ancient city walls of Kano, Sungbo Eredo was a defensive structure located about an hour away from Lagos in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State. This little known fortification is said to date back to the 10th century, and hints at the existence of a highly organised civilisation in the area much earlier than previously reported. Legend has it that Eredo, a wealthy and childless widow who desired to be remembered after her death, built the walls.

Re: 10 Culturally Historic Buildings In Nigeria by Viktoreze(m): 9:08pm On May 04
9. First Presbyterian Church, Calabar

Calabar being a vital geographic point due to its proximity to the sea, attracted attention from foreigners especially European missionaries and colonialists. The first Presbyterian Church in Nigeria was founded by Rev. Hope Masterson Waddell as early as 1846 and has endured as a lasting legacy of missionary work in Nigeria.

Re: 10 Culturally Historic Buildings In Nigeria by Viktoreze(m): 9:10pm On May 04
10. National Museum, Benin City

The National Museum, Benin contains priceless relics from the ancient Benin Kingdom and others from elsewhere in Nigeria. Though it was officially opened to the public in 1973, it was originally established by the Oba of Benin much earlier in a bid to preserve Benin’s rich cultural history. Chief Jacob Eghareva served as the first curator of the museum.

Re: 10 Culturally Historic Buildings In Nigeria by 9jakool: 9:48pm On May 04
Viktoreze:
3. First Storey Building In Nigeria, Badagry

Widely reputed to be the first storey building erected by foreigners in Nigeria, this edifice was once used as a primary school by the Methodist Church. Its foundations were laid by the famous missionary Henry Townsend in 1842 and completed in 1845 by Rev. Bernard Freeman and other notable missionaries. This historic building would later house the first African C.M.S (Church Missionary Society) bishop, Samuel Ajayi Crowther who translated the Bible from English to Yoruba

That's not the first storey building in Nigeria, that is a colonial lie. The Gobarau minaret is centuries older.
Re: 10 Culturally Historic Buildings In Nigeria by 9jakool: 9:51pm On May 04
Viktoreze:
5. Ancient Nok Settlement, Kaduna

This tiny settlement is the site of the famous Nok terracotta findings of the early 20th century. It is situated in Jaba Local Government in the southern crook of Kaduna State, and is generally regarded as the site of Africa’s first civilisation. It also has breath taking mountains and a museum housing unique terracotta artefacts.

That image is not an ancient Nok settlement as it shows medieval Sahelian architecture. There are many Nok sites and most lay in ruins and are not that well preserved.
Re: 10 Culturally Historic Buildings In Nigeria by 9jakool: 9:52pm On May 04
Viktoreze:
6. Oba of Benin Palace, Edo

Listed as a UNESCO Heritage Site in 1999, this ancient building was first constructed around the 13th century by Oba Ewedo of Benin and later rebuilt by his successor, Oba Eweka II in the 20th. This landmark site is among the enduring legacies of one of the most powerful empires in West Africa.

The original palace was destroyed by the British. That building is relatively modern.
Re: 10 Culturally Historic Buildings In Nigeria by JaneYave(f): 2:41am On May 05
I love the Oba of Benin Palace
Re: 10 Culturally Historic Buildings In Nigeria by Viktoreze(m): 3:35pm On May 06
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Re: 10 Culturally Historic Buildings In Nigeria by Viktoreze(m): 7:42am On May 10
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Re: 10 Culturally Historic Buildings In Nigeria by Viktoreze(m): 9:44pm On May 12
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Re: 10 Culturally Historic Buildings In Nigeria by Viktoreze(m): 4:31am On May 14
JaneYave:
I love the Oba of Benin Palace
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Re: 10 Culturally Historic Buildings In Nigeria by Viktoreze(m): 6:47am On May 16
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