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DID YOU KNOW ARCHIVES

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Stephen Keshi is currently the highest ranked African football coach according to the Institute of Football Coaching Statistics.

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Nigerian-American basketball player Chinenye Ogwumike was the first pick in the 2014 WNBA draft. Her older sister Nneka was also the first pick in 2012, making them the only siblings aside from the Manning brothers to achieve this feat in American sport h

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Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart has been translated into over 50 languages.

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Amos Tutuola's books (such as The Palm-Wine Drinkard) were influenced by the works of Yoruba-language writer DO Fagunwa.

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Sokoto leather (also known as morocco leather) is considered the finest in the world.

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Yoruba has over 50 million speakers worldwide.

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Ahmadu Bello was the great-great-grandson of Usman dan Fodio, founder of the Sokoto Caliphate.

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Blessing Okagbare of Delta State is currently Africa’s women’s 200m outdoor champion.

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Until 1978, Nigeria’s national motto was “Peace, Unity, Freedom”.

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As far back as World War II, Lagos-based radio stations were broadcasting the news in pidgin English.

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