As a Nigerian or a foreigner who is intrested in Nigeria and her history, here are the top 10 things you should know in the history of the nation called Nigeria.
1. The British came to Nigeria in 1851, annexed Lagos in 1861 and established the Oil River Protectorate in 1884.
2. Flora Louisa Shaw, a British journalist, novelist and a wife to Lord Frederick Lugard suggested the Name Nigeria for the British Protectorate on the Niger in “The Times of London magazine” on the 8th of January, 1897.
3. Zungeru, in Northern Nigeria,was the first Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria (1900-1914)
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On the 30th of May, 1926, a French aeroplane was seen flying over the city of Lagos. It was a sunny Sunday afternoon, the pilot was one Mr M. Landrich who had a passenger on board. The aeroplane took off at Elizabeth Vile, in the Congo and landed at Duala with the intention of Continue reading The First Aeroplane Seen Flying Over Lagos- May 30 1926
Akede Eko was a Nigerian Newspaper founded in 1927 by Isaac Babalola Thomas. The Akede Eko Newspaper (which means Lagos Herald) was a bilingual Yoruba- English newspaper that rocked the media world in the late 1920s. Its bilingual concept and style brought it into limelight and found itself competing with Continue reading Akede Eko- The Popular Yoruba Newspaper
Test your knowledge on Nigerian current affairs with the fifteen questions below. Kindly drop your answers in the comment box before clicking on next page which will reveal the correct answers. PLEASE NO CHEATING! Now, you’ll know you knew nothing about Nigeria.
1. Who was the first female vice chancellor in Nigerian university?
2. What does the eagle in the Nigerian coat of arm represent?
3. Nigeria is divided into how many geopolitical zones?
4. What is the first TV station in Nigeria?
5. Who composed the new Nigerian National Anthem?
6. Which State has the slogan: Centre of Commerce
7. Nigeria alongside which African country founded ECOWAS?
8. “Egbe Omo Oduduwa” metamorphosed into which political party?
9. Who was the first American President to visit Nigeria?
10. Which state is Kanji dam located?
11. Who is the current Governor of Ondo State?
12. Which year did General Sani Abacha died?
13. Profess Peller the magician was killed while praying: True/False
14. The first storey in Nigeria is located in which state?
15. Rashidi Yekeni was a Nigerian ______?
The Igbo ethnic group, which occupied the eastern region of Nigeria, are well known for their multi-branched culture, traditions and religious beliefs which they believe to be very essential in their way of life. Among the countless traditions of the Igbo people is the Osu caste system in which a set of people were separated from the normal Igbo society because they were believed to be sacrifices to the gods of Igboland, these people are called Osu.
According to Igbo history, Continue reading Osu Caste System in Igboland- A Tradition Painted With Discrimination
In 1891, the Ijebu tribe, dwelling between 50 and 60 miles north-east of Lagos on the Magbon river, set a blockade on the trade route from the interior into Lagos, which was a crown colony, and charged customs dues which served as their income. The Awujale, the traditional ruler of Ijebu, closed down the Ejirin market, cutting off Lagos from a source of up-country trade.
The British government persuaded the Awujale several times to open the blockaded route but the Ijebu ruler remained adamant. However, Continue reading The British-Ijebu war of 1892 (The battle of Imagbon)