celebrated Nigeria’s 59th Independence, let’s look at 10 interesting
facts about Nigeria.
Nigeria has over 500 ethnic groups.
Cross River State in Nigeria has the
largest diversity of butterflies in the world.
The indigobird is unique to only the
Jos Plateau. It is found nowhere else in the world.
In 1976, 75 kobo (N0.75k) exchanged to
one British pound and 60 (N0.60k) kobo to one US dollar.
Calabar was seen as the first capital
of Nigeria during British Colonial rule before it was moved to Lagos in 1906,
before finally taken to Abuja in 1991.
Before 1978, you do not need a visa to
travel to the United Kingdom.
In a place in Oyo State, South West,
Nigeria, they have the highest birthrate of twins in the world.
The only Yoruba men ever to ever rule
Nigeria are from Ogun State. Olusegun Obasanjo and Ernest Shoneken. They were
both born in the 1930s, they are both Christians and they are still alive, hale
Nigeria is the most populous nation in
Agbani Darego, a Nigerian, in 2001
became the first African to win the Miss World Beauty Pageant.
Former President Alhaji Umaru Musa
Yar’Adua was the first ever Nigerian President with a Master’s Degree. In 1978,
the Former President Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar’Adua bagged a MSc degree in
Analytical Chemistry from Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria.
Ubong Effiong also known as Pendusky is a Customer Experience Management Personnel with Sterling Bank Plc.
Oluwole Olusanya is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of one of the fastest-growing lifestyle and entertainment website in the country. He is a banker, writer, blogger, public affairs analyst and a tax consultant. He anchors Trending Topics on SHEFFA where he shares his thoughts and opinions on trending issues.
He is currently studying for a Master’s Degree in Business Administration at the University of South Wales, Wales, United Kingdom. He has diplomas in Banking and Finance, Investigative Journalism, Creative Writing, and Linguistics from Lagos State Polytechnic, Isolo, Lagos, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland and The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom.