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DID YOU KNOW ARCHIVES

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Tinubu Square (formerly known as Independence Square) in Lagos was built as a gift from the state’s Lebanese community.

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Akintola Williams was Nigeria’s first Chartered Accountant.

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Emmanuel Okala was the first Nigerian to win the title of African footballer of the year? Okala received the award in 1978 while serving as goalkeeper for the Super Eagles.

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Francis Akanu Ibiam was the first Nigerian governor of the former Eastern Region. He held the position from 1960 until 1966.

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The oldest evidence of habitation at the site of Ife, Osun State dates back to as early as 600BCE.

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The wearing of agbada (or riga) in Nigeria and other West African states dates back to the 16th century.

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The Mambilla Plateau in Taraba State is the highest mountain range in Nigeria.

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The Bantu migration - a massive migration of people across Africa about 2,000 years ago - is believed to have begun in southeast Nigeria.

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The Niger Bridge (which connects Asaba in Delta State to Onitsha in Anambra State) takes over 100,000 vehicles a day during the peak holiday travel season.

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Ladi Kwali is the first and only Nigerian woman to appear on a currency note. She is depicted on the back of the N20 note.

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