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Top 'Discover Nigeria' Posts of 2017

By Nkem Egenuka on Thu, 11/01/2018 - 16:39

Our Discover Nigeria platform features people that have made a mark in Nigeria including Nigerians in diaspora, Nigeria fact file, our states, art, our heritage and culture and 'Do you know' archives.

Below is a collection of the six most viewed Discover Nigeria posts we published in 2017.

New Yam Festival

The New Yam Festival is one of the most important and glamorous festivals in Igboland, southeast of Nigeria. It is celebrated between August and October to thank the gods for a good harvest. It also heralds the harvesting season and provides an opportunity for a social gathering of the tribes read more...

Obafemi Awolowo

Chief Jeremiah Obafemi Awolowo was a Nigerian nationalist, political leader, writer and a principal participant in the country’s struggle for independence. Obafemi Awolowo (commonly known as Awo and often referred to as ‘the sage’) was one of modern Nigeria's founding fathers read more...

Aminu Kano

Mallam Aminu Kano was a highly respected Nigerian politician, reformist and teacher. He worked vigorously in support of democratization, women's empowerment and freedom of speech. In the 1940s, he led an Islamic movement in the north of the country in opposition to British rule read more...

Sharo /Shadi Cultual festival

Most indigenous cultures include the rites of passage from boys to men. Though, it varies from one community to the other, the common features are the fortification rites, sacrifice, hunting challenge and test of bravery and strength. It demonstrates the test of endurance and bravery in the most dramatic way read more...

Samuel Ajayi Crowther

Bishop Samuel Ajayi Crowther was a Nigerian linguist and the first African Anglican bishop in Africa. He was the most widely known African Christian of the nineteenth century as his life spanned the greater part of it: he was born in its first decade and died in its last read more...

Tafawa Balewa

Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa was a Nigerian politician, and the only prime minister of an independent Nigeria. A trained teacher, he became a vocal representative of Northern interests as one of the few educated Nigerians of his time read more...

Argungu Festival

The Argungu fishing festival is the most widely known if not the most popular festival in   Northern  Nigeria. It originated in the area that includes today’s  Kebbi state  in about the 16th century prior to the time of Surame Gungu of Kebbi kingdom and the conquest of Kanta of Kebbi read more... 

 

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