DID YOU KNOW ARCHIVES
In the 1960s and 70s, the Nigerian government funded bookmobiles which connected readers in rural communities to books and library resources.
The talking drum (one of the oldest instruments from West Africa) is called 'dundun' by the Yoruba and 'kalangu' by the Hausa.
Nigeria accounts for 70-76% of the world’s yam production.
Kenneth Dike was the first Nigerian Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan.
The Songhai Empire, one of the largest Islamic empires, encompassed parts of Northern Nigeria.
Nigerian artist Ben Enwonwu's art was first exhibited in London when he was just a teenager.
Nigerian staple food cassava was brought to West Africa from Brazil by the Portuguese.
A 3-day ceasefire was declared during the Nigerian Civil War in 1969 so that Brazilian football legend Pele could play exhibition matches in the country.
Nigerian football coach Stephen Keshi's parents did not want him to play football as a child. They found out he had gone behind their backs when they saw him playing for the Nigerian youth team on television.