INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT NIGERIA

Here are some interesting things you want to know about my wonderful country that is full of drama.

Starting from the population, Nigeria remains the number one most populous black nation; one out of five total population of Black Africa is a Nigerian.

Population of several states in Nigeria is far more than that of some countries, for instance Lagos state is more than the total population of all eastern states combined.

The Yoruba tribe and their linage, which is one of the three major ethnic groups in Nigeria has the most number of twins in the whole world.

Pre-tribalism: Malam Umaru Altine, a northern Fulani man was the first elected Mayor of Enugu, in the east, and was even re-elected for a second term.

One of the greatest freedom fighters in Africa, Nelson Mandela was hid by a minister from Nigeria in order to evade arrest by the apartheid regime.

The mother of Legendary musician Fela kuti, Mrs Fumilayo Ransome-Kuti was the first woman in Nigeria to drive a car and she also played active role in the colonial emancipation of Nigeria.

You want to know that the richest black man is from Nigeria, his name is Aliko Dangote.

Saros was the name given to 19th and 20th century ‘Creole’ African literati migrants from Sierra Leone.

The popular ‘Telephone Conversation!’ was written by Wole Soyinka who is from Nigeria.

Nigeria has one of the oldest locations of Human existence, dated 9000 BC, the Nok civilization is the earliest known civilization.

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