DID YOU KNOW ARCHIVES
The Sokoto Caliphate at its height encompassed over 30 Hausa kingdoms.
The construction of the famous Kainji Dam in Niger State took 4 years to complete.
Cyprian Ekwensi’s book The Drummer Boy was based on a real-life figure called Benjamin ‘Kokoro’ Aderounmu. He was a well-known blind minstrel from Lagos.
The full title of the current Oba of Benin is “His Royal Highness Omo n'Oba n'Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Erediauwa I”.
Nigeria’s federal government first introduced universal primary education (making primary education free and compulsory) in 1976.
The Nsibidi script originated amongst the the Ejagham people of Cross River State (who call it Nsibiri).
The Nigerian football team are the current champions of the Nelson Mandela Challenge.
Carter Bridge (which connects Lagos Island to the mainland) was built in 1901.
The Portuguese were the first Europeans to reach the Nigerian coast.
Nnamdi Azikiwe served as Chancellor of the University of Lagos from 1972 until 1978.