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The central parts of Abuja were designed by Japanese architect Kenzo Tange.

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There are also large communities of Yoruba people living in Togo and the Republic of Benin.

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After Nigeria, Brazil has the second largest population of black people of any country.

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The Memorial Gates at London’s Hyde Park Corner (which commemorate soldiers from the Indian sub-continent, Africa and the Caribbean who fought for Britain in the two World Wars) feature a quote from Nigerian author Ben Okri. It reads: "Our Future is Great

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Jagua Nana, Cyprian Ekwensi’s beloved novel, is also the name of a song by Orlando Julius.

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The first African to be president of the International Court of Justice was Taslim Elias, a Nigerian.

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Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos is the longest bridge in West Africa. It measures approximately 11.8 kilometres.

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The coctus spectabilis is the floral emblem of Nigeria. It is the flower featured on the country’s coat of arms, although in nature it is normally yellow in colour rather than red.

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The National Museum in Jos, Plateau State was the first public museum in Nigeria. It was set up by Bernard Fagg, a British historian who also first discovered the Nok terracotta sculptures.

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The National Museum in Jos, Plateau State was the first public museum in Nigeria. It was set up by Bernard Fagg, a British historian who also first discovered the Nok terracotta sculptures.

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