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DID YOU KNOW ARCHIVES

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Oil first discovered in commercial quantities in Nigeria at Oloibiri, Bayelsa State in 1956.

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Nigeria was one of 15 African nations to boycott the 1966 World Cup. The boycott took place to protest FIFA’s allocation of one final spot to three continents (Africa, Asia and Oceania).

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The Hope Waddell Training Institution in Calabar, Cross River State, is the oldest secondary school in Nigeria. It was established in 1895

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The Gashaka-Gumti National Park (which lies in Adamawa and Taraba states) contains a fort built by German soldiers during World War One.

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The image of two Fulani girls on the back of the N10 note was taken by renowned photographer John Hinde.

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Zungeru in Niger State was the capital of Northern Nigeria from 1902 to 1916, as well as the birthplace of Nnamdi Azikiwe.

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The mask used as the logo for FESTAC 77 was inspired by Queen Idia, mother of Esigie, the Oba of Benin who ruled from 1504 to 1550.

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Stephen Keshi spent 14 years as captain of the Super Eagles, the longest term served by any player.

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Google Translate now features functionality in the three main Nigerian languages.

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Hausa, Yoruba, and Igbo have a combined total of 88 million speakers.

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