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List of Director Generals of NYSC from 1973 till date

Brig. Gen Suleman Kazaure
Brig. Gen Suleman Kazaure

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) was established on May 22, 1973 during the military regime of General Yakubu Gowon to foster peace, love and unity among the ethnic groups of Nigeria after the end of the Nigerian civil war/ Biafran war. The National Youth Service Corps consists of many hierarchies with the Director General as the highest. Below is the list of Director Generals of NYSC since inception. Continue reading List of Director Generals of NYSC from 1973 till date

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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

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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States in Nigeria and their Slogans

States in Nigeria

Here is a list of the 36 states in Nigeria and their slogans

STATESLOGAN

Abia State – God’s Own State

Adamawa State – Land of Beauty

Akwa Ibom State – Land of Promise

Anambra State – Light of the Nation Continue reading States in Nigeria and their Slogans

Mobile Networks in Nigeria and their Prefixes

mobile networks in nigeraIt should be noted that these prefixes cannot be wholly relied on anymore since Nigeria, in 2013, implemented the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) which can make mobile telephone users keep their telephone numbers when changing from one network provider to another. Continue reading Mobile Networks in Nigeria and their Prefixes

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