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DID YOU KNOW ARCHIVES

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Nigeria’s longest international border is with Cameroon (1690 km).

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Holy Trinity Primary School in Lokoja, Kogi State, is the oldest primary school in Northern Nigeria. It was founded in 1865.

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The Nigerian Premier League was started in 1972 with six teams.

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A slave revolt in Calabar, Cross River State led to King Eyo Honesty II of Creek Town ending the practice of killing and burying slaves when their owners died.

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Josiah Ransome-Kuti, Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s grandfather, was also a musician. A clergyman, he composed hymns in Yoruba for his church.

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Because of the Benin Empire’s close relationship with Portugal, Portuguese was spoken by members of its royal court.

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Aliyu Mai Bornu was the first indigenous governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

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Amalgamation House in Ikot Abasi, Akwa Ibom State was where Lord Lugard declared the amalgamation of the Northern and Southern Protectorates of Nigeria in 1914, as well as where Generals Olusegun Obasanjo and Phillip Effiong signed the cease-fire that ended the Nigerian civil war in January 1970.

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The Kanta Museum in Argungu, Kebbi State, is where past emirs of Kebbi are buried.

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King Sunny Ade was the first Nigerian to receive a Grammy Award nomination for his 1983 album Synchro System.

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