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DID YOU KNOW ARCHIVES

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The first recorded international competition Nigeria participated in was a cricket match against the Gold Coast (now Ghana) in 1904.

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Ovonramwen Nogbaisi was the last Oba of the Benin Empire. He ruled until 1897 when the British forced him into exile in Calabar, Cross River State.

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The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) was established by the signing of a treaty in Lagos on May 28, 1975.

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Lagos is the second most populated city in Africa after Cairo.

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The “Aso” of the name Aso Rock means victorious in the native language of the Asokoro people who once lived in its vicinity.

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Gatwick Airport in London, England is owned by Nigerian businessman Adebayo Ogunlesi.

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The area around Benue and Cross River states is believed to have been the original homeland of the Bantu peoples who eventually populated most of central and southern Africa between the first and second millennia BC.

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Nigeria has the highest rate of twin births in the world. Akintola Williams was the first African to qualify as a chartered accountant.

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Afrobeat musician Fela Kuti and Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka were first cousins.

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Chinua Achebe has been the recipient of over thirty honorary doctorate degrees.

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