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People watching as Fela Kuti feed his donkey, ‘Yakubu’, which he named after Yakubu Gowon in the 1970s

Fela Kuti Feeding his horse named Yakubu

Here is a photo showing people earnestly watching the legendary Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, at his Kalakuta Republic home in Lagos feeding his donkey, ‘Yakubu’, which he named after the then Head of State of Nigeria, General Yakubu Gowon. This photo was taken in the 70s by Femi Bankole Osunla of ‘Africa 70 Photo Agency‘.

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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

The Clifford Constitution of 1922

Sir hugh clifford

 

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The Clifford Constitution of 1922 disposed the Nigerian Council of Lord Lugard (1914) and set up a new legislative council for the Southern Protectorate. The membership of the Clifford legislative council was 46. Twenty- seven out of the 46 members were officials while 19 were unofficial members. Ten out of the 19 unofficial members were Nigerians and out of the 10 unofficial Nigerians, 4 were elected, 3 from Lagos and 1 from Calabar. Continue reading The Clifford Constitution of 1922

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

Art work of Nigeria

nigerian artart

A comprehensive value of the Nigerian art and culture gives you a glimpse of the beautiful stone carvings, potteries, wood carvings and different form of glass work. The bronze work of Igbo-ukuw which lies in Enugu state stands as the highest of the ancient works of Nigeria art. The Igbo- ukuw bronze works with beautiful and amazing designs, are well known as well as Ifa works, while famous places like Continue reading Art work of Nigeria

The Nigerian Independence Constitution of 1960

 

Nigeria Independence Constitution

Let us begin with the definition of a constitution- A constitution is a set or body of agreed rules that guides a state or country in its administration. Before Nigeria became independent in 1960, series of constitutions had been used in administering the country, e.g. the Clifford constitution of 1922, the Richards constitution of 1946, the Macpherson constitution of 1951 and the Lyttleton Constitution of 1954. Each of these constitutions has its own features though they are related or linked to each other in one way or the other. Continue reading The Nigerian Independence Constitution of 1960

Ikogosi Warm Spring

Ikogosi Warm Spring
Ikogosi Warm Spring

 

Ikogos warm spring is located in the rustic and idilic town of Ikogosi- Ekiti, the spring is one of the tourist attractions that held Nigeria’s tourism in its place because of the historical accounts behind the tourism attraction. The mysterious thing about this Ikogosi warm spring is the fact that a warm spring is flowing side by side with another spring, a cold one. Continue reading Ikogosi Warm Spring

Bower’s Tower

Bower's tower
Bower’s tower

 

The Bower’s Tower, located at the peak of Oke- Are, the highest hill in Ibadan, is one of the historical monument that Ibadan could be proud of. It is 60 feet high and 11 feet with two entrances and a long spiral stairs. From the top of the monument, the altitude of Ibadan would be seen as a vast sheet of brown roofs. The monument was erected in 1936 in memory of captain Robert Continue reading Bower’s Tower

Nigeria’s Old and New National Anthem

Ben Odiase
Ben Odiase

The old national anthem of Nigeria was composed by Miss L.J Willams from Britain in 1960. But it was later replaced by a new one in 1978 which was written by an assistant Commissioner of police Mr Benedict Odiase and was introduce on the 1st of October, 1978.

OLD NATIONAL ANTHEM
by Miss L.J Williams

Nigeria we hail thee,
Our own dear native land,
Though tribe and tongue may differ, Continue reading Nigeria’s Old and New National Anthem

The National Flag and Coat of Arms of Nigeria

Nigerian Flag

The national flag of Nigeria was designed in 1959, a year before the independence of Nigeria, by Mr Michael Taiwo Akinkumi, as at then he was still a student in London. Several designs were presented, almost 3000, but the one designed by Mr. Taiwo Akinkumi was chosen. On October 1, 1960, Queen Elizabeth II of England handed over the flag to Nigerian leaders through Princess Alexandra who represented her at Continue reading The National Flag and Coat of Arms of Nigeria

The National Congress of British West Africa (NCBWA)

ncbwa

The National Congress of British West Africa (NCBWA) was formed in Accra, Gold Coast (now Ghana) in 1920 by the educated elites from English-speaking West African colonies led by Mr. Joseph Casely Ephraim Hayford of Ghana and Dr. Akinwande Savage of Nigeria. The NCBWA’s first meeting was held at Continue reading The National Congress of British West Africa (NCBWA)

Fashion In Early Nigeria

Nigeria guys with swag
Nigeria guys with swag

 

Back in the late 60s and early 70s, the fashion memories of those days were recalled. There are legions of fashion expert and reputable fashion designers, the likes of Ogundero the tailor, Fagbohun the tailor, Lai Olumegbon tailoring services and probably Idowu the tailor, they were all situated around the Yaba axis then. The hub of fashion then were Lagos and Ibadan with no rival, the other places were just coming up in fashion. These tailors were trained in England and could build you a suit perfectly fitted to your body. In the early 70s, the Continue reading Fashion In Early Nigeria