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Chief Justice of Nigeria- Past And Present

Taslim Olawale Elias
Taslim Olawale Elias

Name of Chief Justice of Nigeria | Term

* Adetokunbo Ademola | 1958-1972

* Taslim Olawale Elias | 1972-1975

* Darnley Arthur Alexander | 1975-1979 Continue reading Chief Justice of Nigeria- Past And Present

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List Of Radio Stations in Ogun State (With Frequencies And Locations)

Radio Stations in Nigeria

Below is the list of radio stations in Ogun State and her capital, Abeokuta. Frequencies and locations included.

*. 94.5 – Paramount FM- FRCN, Abeokuta

*. 92.1 – OOU FM- Olabisi Onabanjo university, Ago-Iwoye

*. 89.1 – Hope FM- Babcock University Radio station, Ilisan-Remo

*. 101.9 – Rockcity FM- Abeokuta

*. 88.5 – Family FM Radio- Kalak investment building, Abeokuta

*. 90.5- OGBC FM- Abeokuta Continue reading List Of Radio Stations in Ogun State (With Frequencies And Locations)

Seaports In Nigeria And Their Locations

Seaports in Nigria

The seaports in Nigeria are managed and operated by the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) which was established 1954. The Head office of the Nigerian Ports Authority is located in Marina, Lagos.

Below is the list of major seaports in Nigeria and their locations. Continue reading Seaports In Nigeria And Their Locations

Nigerian Military Ranks- Army, Air Force And Navy

Nigerian Military

Below are the ranks and symbols of the Nigerian military which is made up of the Army, Air Force and Navy.

Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army (Commissioned Officers)
[10 Ranks]
* Field Marshal- Highest rank of a commissioned officer

* General

* Lieutenant General

* Major General

* Brigadier General

* Colonel

* Lieutenant Colonel

* Major Captain

* Lieutenant (1st)

* Second Lieutenant- Lowest rank of a commissioned officer Continue reading Nigerian Military Ranks- Army, Air Force And Navy

Notable Abbreviations And Their Meanings

Important Abbreviations in Nigeria

Below are some notable acronyms/abbreviations in Nigeria and the world their meanings

* AU– African Union

* NAF– Nigeria Air Force

* NN– Nigeria Navy

* JAMB– Joint Admission and Matriculation Board

* AIDS– Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

* NPA– Nigerian Ports Authority

* ASUU– Academic Staff Union of Universities

* ASUP– Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics

* AIT– Africa Independent Television Continue reading Notable Abbreviations And Their Meanings

Nigerian Vice Presidents From 1966 Till Date

Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President  | President/Head of State | Type of Government

* Babafemi Ogundipe | Aguiyi Ironsi | Military

* J. E. A Wey | Yakubu Gowon | Military

* Olusegun Obasanjo | Murtala Mohammed | Military

* Shehu Musa Yar’dua | Olusegun Obasanjo | Military

* Alex Ekwueme | Shehu Shagari | Democratic

* Tunde Idiagbon | Muhammadu Buhari | Military

* Ebitu Ukiwe | Ibrahim Babangida | Military

* Augustu Aikhomu | Ibrahim Babangida | Military

* Oladipo Diya | Sani Abacha | Military

* Mike Akhigbe | Abdulsalam Abubakar | Military

* Atiku Abubakar | Olusegun Obasanjo| Democratic

* Goodluck Ebele Jonathan | Umaru Musa Yar’Adua | Democratic

* Alh. M. Namadi Sambo | Goodluck Jonathan | Democratic

* Alh. M. Namadi Sambo | Goodluck Jonathan | Democratic

* Yemi Osinbajo | Muhammadu Buhari | Democratic

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Embassies in Nigeria and their Locations

Nigeria coat of arms

Algeria
Embassy of Algeria
Address: Plot 230, Etim Inyang Crescent, Victoria Island Extension, Lagos
Phone: +234 1 2624017, 2611570; Fax: +234 1 2624017

Angola
Embassy of The People’s Republic of Angola,
Address: 5, Kasumu Ekemode Street, Victoria Island, P.O. Box 50437, Falomo, Ikoyi, Lagos
Phone: +234 1 2611135, 2611702

Argentina
Embassy of The Argentine Republic
Address: 15A, Ruxton Road, Ikoyi, P.O. Box 51940, Lagos
Phone: +234 1 2690093 2690117; Fax: +234 1 2690118

Australia
Australian High Commission
Address: 2, Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island, Lagos. Phone: +234 1 2613124 2618875; Fax: +234 1 2618703
Address: ALD Building, Plot 665 Vaal Street, Off IBB Way, Maitama, Abuja Phone: +234 9 5230753-5; Fax: +234 9 5239931

Austria
Embassy of Austria,
Address: FABAC Centre, 3B Ligali Ayorinde Avenue, Victoria Island, P.O. Box 1914, Lagos
Phone: +234 1 2616081 2616286; Fax: +234 1 2617639 Continue reading Embassies in Nigeria and their Locations

List of Radio Stations in Lagos State (With Frequencies)

Radio Stations in Nigeria

Below is the list of radio stations in Lagos state with frequencies and locations. [Updates are welcomed, kindly add new radio station(s) in the comment box below]

* 88.9 – Brilla FM – Sports Broadcast only

* 89.7 – Eko FM, Ikeja

* 90.9 – Top Radio FM

* 92.3 – Inspiration FM

* 93.7 – Rhythm FM

* 95.1 – Wazobia FM

* 92.9 – Bond FM

* 95.7 – LASU Radio (Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos) Continue reading List of Radio Stations in Lagos State (With Frequencies)

Public Holidays in Nigeria

Public holidays in Nigeria

Below is the list of public holidays observed in Nigeria.

* New Year’s Day- 1 January

* Workers’ Day- 1 May

* Children’s Day- 27 May

* Democracy Day- 29 May

* Independence Day- 1 October

* Christmas Day- 25 December Continue reading Public Holidays in Nigeria

List Of Radio Stations In Oyo State (With Frequencies And Location)

Radio Stations in Nigeria

Below is the list of Radio stations in Oyo State and her capital, Ibadan. Frequencies and location included.

  • 89.1 – Lead City University Campus Radio FM, Ibadan – Lagos Toll Gate, Ibadan
  • 90.1 – Space FM, 136, Liberty Road, Ibadan (1st Trilingual Radio Station in Nigeria)
  • 91.5 – Star FM, Secretariat, Ibadan
  • 92.1 – Ajilete FM, Gambari, Ogbomoso
  • 92.5 – Impact Business Radio, Akobo, Ibadan (Nigeria’s first Business Radio)
  • 92.9 – Royal Root FM, Jericho Area, Ibadan
  • 93.5 – Premier FM (FRCN), Dugbe, Ibadan

Continue reading List Of Radio Stations In Oyo State (With Frequencies And Location)

Ministers in Nigeria And Their Portfolios (Jonathan’s Administration- July 2011)

Goodluck Jonathan Ministers

Here is the list of ministers during the administration of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

 

MINISTRYMINISTERSTATE

* Agric and Natural Resources (State)- Bukar Tijani- Borno

* Attorney General- Justice Mohammed Bello Adoke- Kogi

* Aviation- Stella Oduah-Ogiemwonyi- Anambra

* Defence Bello H. Mohammed- Kebbi

* Defence (State)Erelu Olusola Obada- Osun

* Education- Ruqayyatu Rufai- Jigawa

*FCT (State)- Olajumoke Akinjide-Oyo

* Federal Capital Territory- Bala Mohammed- Bauchi

* Finance- Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala- Abia

* Finance (State)- Yerima Lawal Ngama- Yobe

* Foreign Affairs- Olugbenga Ashiru- Ogun

* Foreign Affairs (State)- Viola Onwuliri- Imo

* Health- Onyebuchi Chukwu- Ebonyi

*Information- Labaran Maku- Nasarawa

* Communication Technology- Mrs. Omobola Johnson- Ondo

* Interior- Comrade Abba Moro- Benue

* Labour- Emeka Wogu- Abia

* Mines and Steel Development- Mohammed Musa Sada- Katsina

* National Planning- Shamsudeen Usman- Kano

* Niger Delta Affairs- Godsday Orubebe- Delta

* Niger Delta Affairs (State)- Zainab Ibrahim Kuchi- Niger

* Petroleum- Diezani Alison-Madueke- Bayelsa

* Police Affairs- Caleb Olubolade- Ekiti

* Power- Chinedu Nebo took over from Bart Nnaji- Enugu

* Science and Technology- Ita Okon Bassey Ewa- Akwa Ibom

* Sports- Yusuf Sulaiman- Sokoto

* Trade and Investment- Olusegun O. Aganga- Lagos

* Trade and Investment (State)- Samuel Ioraer Ortom- Benue

* Transport- Idris A.Umar- Gombe

* Women Affairs- Zainab Maina- Adamawa

* Works- Mike Onolememen- Edo

* Works (State)- Bashir Yugudu- Zamfara

* Youth Development- Bolaji Abdullahi- Kwara

 

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Ministers in Nigeria And Their Portfolios (Buhari’s Administration- 2015)

Muhammadu Buhari's Ministers

Below is the list of the newly inaugurated ministers (and their portfolios) of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration (2015)

1. Abdulrahman Dambazau (Kano)- Minister of Interior

2. Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti)- Minister of Solid Minerals

3. Adamu Adamu (Bauchi)- Minister of Education

4. Barr. Adebayo Shittu (Oyo)- Minister of Communication

5. Chris Ngige (Anambra)- Minister of Labour & Employment

6. Sen Hadi Sirika (Katsina)- Minister of State, Aviation

7. Prof Anthony Onwuka (Imo)- Minister of State, Education

8. Solomon Dalong (Plateau)- Minister for Youth and Sports

9. Abubakar Malami (Kebbi)- Minister of Justice & Attorney-General

10. Aisha Alhassan (Taraba)- Minister of Women Affairs

11. Babatunde Fashola (Lagos)- Minister of Power, Works and Housing

12. Suleiman Adamu (Jigawa)- Minister of Water Resources

13. Kemi Adeosun (Ogun)- Minister of Finance

14. Ibe Kachikwu (Delta)- Minister of State, Petroleum

15. Osagie Ehanire (Edo)- Minister of State, Health

16. Audu Ogbeh (Benue)- Minister of Agriculture

17. Udo Udo Udoma (Akwa Ibom)- Minister of Budget & National Planning

18. Lai Mohammed (Kwara)- Minister of Information

19. Amina Mohammed (Gombe)- Minister of Environment

20. Ibrahim Usman Jibril (Nasarawa)- Minister of State, Environment

21. Hajia Khadija Bukar Ibrahim (Yobe)- Minister of State, Foreign Affairs

22. Cladius Omoleye Daramola (Ondo)- Minister of State, Niger Delta

23. Ogbonaya Onu (Ebonyi)- Minister of Science and Technology

24. Barr James Ocholi (Kogi)- Minister of State, Labour & Employment

25. Dan Ali (Zamfara)- Minister of Defence

26. Geoffrey Onyema (Enugu)- Minister of Foreign Affairs

27. Zainab Ahmed (Kaduna)- Minister of State Budget and National Planning

28. Okechukwu Enelamah (Abia)- Minister of Trade, Investment & Industry

29. Muhammadu Bello (Adamawa)- Minister of Federal Capital Territory

30. Heineken Lokpobiri (Bayelsa)- Minister of State, Agriculture

31. Aisha Abubakar (Sokoto)- Minister of State, Trade & Investment

32. Mustapha Baba Shehuri- (Bornu) Minister of State, Power

33. Rotimi Amaechi- (Rivers) Minister of Transportation

34. Pastor Usani Uguru (Cross River)- Minister of Niger Delta

35. Abubakar Bawa Bwari (Niger)- Minister of State, Solid Minerals

36. Isaac Adewole (Osun)- Minister of Health

***** President Muhammadu Buhari- Minister of Petroleum *****

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Governors of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)- Past and Present

 

Central Bank of Nigeria

Below is the list of past and present governors of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

1. R. A. Fetoh 1958-1963

2. Alahji Mai Borno (1963-1967)

3. Dr. Clemet N. Isong (1967-1975)

Continue reading Governors of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)- Past and Present

Past Secretary-Generals of The Organization of African Unity (OAU)

OAU

Below is the list of the Past Secretary-Generals of The Organization of African Unity (OAU)

1. Diallo Telli of Guinea (1963-1972)
2. Ezo Ekangaki of Cameroon (1972-1974)
3. William Eketi Mbomoua of Cameroon (1974-1978)
4. Edem Kodjo of Togo (1978-1983) Continue reading Past Secretary-Generals of The Organization of African Unity (OAU)

The Six Geopolitical Zones In Nigeria With Their States

Nigerian Flag

The Six Geopolitical Zones In Nigeria is the division of the country into six zones which consist of states with similar cultures, history, background and close territories. The Six Geopolitical Zones In Nigeria were created during the regime of President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida.
Below is the list of the Zones and the states that fall under each of them.

1. NORTH CENTRAL- (7 States) Niger, Kogi, Benue, Plateau, Nassarawa, Kwara and FCT.

2. NORTH EAST- (6 States) Bauchi, Borno, Taraba, Adamawa, Gombe and Yobe. Continue reading The Six Geopolitical Zones In Nigeria With Their States

Standard International Stadiums In Nigeria

Stadiums in Nigeria

Here is a list of the Standard International Stadiums in Nigeria, their locations, capacity and the years they were built…

NAME | LOCATION | CAPACITY | YEAR

* Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium | Enugu | 22,000 | 1959

* Obafemi Awolowo Stadium (formally Liberty Stadium until 2010) | Ibadan | 25,000 | 1960

* Ogbe Stadium (also Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium) | Benin | 30,000 | 1983

* Liberation Stadium | Port Harcourt | 30,000 | 2001 Continue reading Standard International Stadiums In Nigeria

Full Details About The Electoral Commissions in Nigeria

Electoral commission in Nigeria

The history of the electoral commissions/ bodies in Nigeria can be traced back to the establishment of the first post-independence electoral commission in Nigeria, the Federal Electoral Commission (FEC), in 1960. Several electoral bodies have been set up after FEC
to conduct elections in Nigeria.
Here is a list of all the electoral commissions in Nigeria, their active years, chairmen and as well as the elections they conducted. Continue reading Full Details About The Electoral Commissions in Nigeria

Political Parties in the Second Republic of Nigeria

 

Unity Party of NigeriaThe presidential system of government practiced in the Second Republic of Nigeria (1979-1983) favored the existence of a multi-party system. The then Electoral commission of Nigeria, the Federal Electoral Commission (FEDECO), registered five political parties out of about 52 parties that showed up for the 1979 general elections which was to usher in the second Republic in Nigeria. The five political parties registered for the 1979 general elections were: Continue reading Political Parties in the Second Republic of Nigeria

List of International And Local Airports In Nigeria

Airports in Nigeria

There are Five (5) functioning International and Twenty three (23) Local Airports in Nigeria.
Here is the complete list of the Airports in Nigeria and their various locations.

International Airports In Nigeria

1. Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos

2. Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano

3. Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja

4. Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu Continue reading List of International And Local Airports In Nigeria

Natural Resources And Their Locations In Nigeria

Natural resources in nigeria

Nigeria is a country blessed with different types of Natural resources, both mineral and agriculture, ranging from Crude oil, gas, iron ore to Cocoa, Timber and so on. These natural resources exists in multitude in different location across Nigeria, which as a result boosted the economy and the development rate of Nigeria.
Here is a list of the Natural resources in Nigeria and where they can be found.

MINERAL RESOURCES

Crude oil and Gas
Imo, Delta, Akwa Ibom, Edo, Bayelsa, Rivers, Abia

Iron Ore
Ajaokuta (Kogi State), Aladja (Delta State), Agbaje (Kogi State), Anambra, Benue, Kwara. Continue reading Natural Resources And Their Locations In Nigeria

Titles of Traditional Rulers in Yoruba Land

Alaafin of Oyo

In Yoruba land, apart from “Oba“, the general term for kings, each king or traditional ruler has his own royal title which distinguishes him from other kings. Here are some titles of kings/ traditional rulers in Yoruba land.

*Alaafin of Oyo

*Ooni of Ife,

*Alake of Egba

*Olubadan of Ibadan

*Awujale of Ijebu-Ode

*Alaketu of Ketu Continue reading Titles of Traditional Rulers in Yoruba Land

Boundaries/ Borders of Nigeria

Nigerian borders

Below are the main boundaries or borders of the Republic of Nigeria (border lengths included)

* Niger Republic and Chad borders Nigeria in the North ==> Nigeria- Niger border (1,497 km), Nigeria-Chad border (87 km)

* Benin Republic borders Nigeria in the West ==> Nigeria-Benin border (773 km)

* Cameroon borders Nigeria in the East ==> Nigeria-Cameroon border (1690 km) Continue reading Boundaries/ Borders of Nigeria

List of Senate Presidents in Nigeria- Past And Present

Nigerian Senate

Here is the list of all Senate Presidents in Nigeria, their tenure and the political parties they belong….

Name | Tenure | Political Party

1. Nnamdi Azikiwe | 1960 | NCNC

2. Dennis Osadebay | 1960-1963 | NCNC

3. Nwafor Orizu | 1963-1966 | NCNC Continue reading List of Senate Presidents in Nigeria- Past And Present

List of Oil Refineries in Nigeria With Other Details

NNPC

Here are the four (4) oil refineries in Nigeria, the barrels of oil they produce (per day) and the date established.

NAME | BARRELS OF OIL PRODUCED | DATE ESTABLISHED

1. Old Port Harcourt Refinery, Alesa Eleme, Port Harcourt | 60,000 barrels per day | Established in 1965

2. Warri Refinery | 125,000 barrels per day | Established in 1978 Continue reading List of Oil Refineries in Nigeria With Other Details