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DID YOU KNOW ARCHIVES

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The Sokoto Caliphate at its height encompassed over 30 Hausa kingdoms.

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The construction of the famous Kainji Dam in Niger State took 4 years to complete.

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Cyprian Ekwensi’s book The Drummer Boy was based on a real-life figure called Benjamin ‘Kokoro’ Aderounmu. He was a well-known blind minstrel from Lagos.

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The full title of the current Oba of Benin is “His Royal Highness Omo n'Oba n'Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Erediauwa I”.

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Nigeria’s federal government first introduced universal primary education (making primary education free and compulsory) in 1976.

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The Nsibidi script originated amongst the the Ejagham people of Cross River State (who call it Nsibiri).

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The Nigerian football team are the current champions of the Nelson Mandela Challenge.

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Carter Bridge (which connects Lagos Island to the mainland) was built in 1901.

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The Portuguese were the first Europeans to reach the Nigerian coast.

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Nnamdi Azikiwe served as Chancellor of the University of Lagos from 1972 until 1978.

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