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DID YOU KNOW ARCHIVES

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is on the Board of Trustees of the Rockefeller Foundation.

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Kumbwada in Kano has always been ruled by a woman. Its present ruler is Queen Hajiya Haidzatu Ahmed.

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The Dufuna Canoe, discovered around the River Yobe in 1987, is approximately 8000 years old.

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Usman dan Fodio (1754-1817) was an Islamic scholar, philosopher and theologian who wrote over 100 books.

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The Niger Delta (which is the second largest delta on the planet), has the highest concentration of monotypic fish families in the world.

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In 1979, His Royal Majesty, Benjamin Ikenchukwu Keagborekuzi 1, the Dein of Agbor Kingdom in Delta State of Nigeria became the world’s youngest crowned head. He was only 28 months old at the time of his coronation.

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“Arise, O Compatriots,” Nigeria’s national anthem, was the outcome of a writing competition in 1978. The lyrics were culled from the top five entries.

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Shehu Musa Yar’Adua was the youngest African to be made a Major General at the age of 36.

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The Super Falcons have won the African Women's Championship eight times out of ten.

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Freedom Park on Lagos Island was once the site of a prison.

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