DID YOU KNOW ARCHIVES
Nigeria's first president Nnamdi Azikiwe spoke Hausa, Yoruba, and Igbo (the three major Nigerian languages).
Nigerian artist Ben Enwonwu was the first professor of fine arts at Obafemi Awolowo University.
In 1979 former president Olusegun Obasanjo nationalised British Petroleum's holdings in Nigeria in protest at the British government's links with Rhodesia's (now Zimbabwe) white-minority regime.
Until 1904, cowry shells were used as currency in Nigeria.
Teslim Balogun was the first Nigerian footballer to be signed by a foreign club. He was signed by Petersborough United following the national team’s tour of England in 1949.
William Akinola Dawodu was the first Nigerian to import cars into the country. His business started in 1905 with a mechanic workshop, and he eventually became the sole agent for Firestone Tyres, Dodge, Charlotte and Reo Motors.
Zulu Sofola was Africa's first female Professor of Theatre Arts.
Rashidi Yekini scored Nigeria's first World Cup goal during a 3-0 victory over Bulgaria at USA 1994.
The Gwari people of Northern Nigeria believe that the head is sacred, and therefore do not carry loads on their heads. Items are carried on the back of the neck.