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FACTS THAT PUT NIGERIA 🇳🇬 ON THE WORLD MAP

FACTS THAT PUT NIGERIA 🇳🇬 ON THE WORLD MAP

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• The name “Nigeria” is said to originate from the Niger River that flows through the country. Many historians claim that the English journalist Flora Shaw came up with the name Nigeria in an article she wrote for the Times of London in 1897.
• The British colonised Nigeria 🇳🇬 in the late 19th century through to 1960 when Nigeria became independent.
• The richest estate in Africa is found in Nigeria 🇳🇬
• Nigeria 🇳🇬 has over 250 ethnic groups, the three major of which are the Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa.
• Nigeria 🇳🇬 was the first African country to win a gold medal for football in the Olympics. The national team has won the African Cup of Nations a total of three times.

• In the US, Nigerians are the most educated immigrant community. Not one of the most educated, the most educated 60% of Nigerians in the US have college degrees. This is far above the American national average of 30%.
•The Walls of Benin (800-1400AD) in present-day Edo State, are the longest ancient earthworks in the world, and probably the largest man-made structure on earth. They enclose 6500 square kilometres of community lands that connect about 500 communities. At over 16000km long, it was thought to be twice the length of the Great Wall of China, until it was announced in 2012 (after five years of meticulous measurement by Chinese surveyors) that the Great Wall is about 21,000km long.

• The Yoruba tribe of Nigeria 🇳🇬 has the highest rate of twin births in the world. Igbo-Ora, a little town in Oyo state, has been nicknamed the Twin capital of the World because of its unusually high rate of twins which is as high as 158 twins per 1000 births.

• The designer of the famous car, Chevrolet Volt, Jelani Aliyu, is a super-talented Nigerian from Sokoto State.
• The Black richest man is a Nigerian 🇳🇬” Aliko Dangote”
• Nigeria 🇳🇬 has the largest music industry in Africa
• Nigeria 🇳🇬 has the largest movie industry in Africa
• Nigeria 🇳🇬 has the largest GDP in Africa.
• Nigeria 🇳🇬 was the fastest country to end the ebola virus during its first major hit in 2014.
• African richest woman is found in Nigeria 🇳🇬 ” Folorunsho Alakija”
• Nigeria 🇳🇬 has the most monarch and powerful kings recorded in the books
• Nigeria 🇳🇬official language is English, however, the commonly spoken language is Nigeria pidgin English.
• Nigeria 🇳🇬 is Africa’s most culturally diverse country, having over 300 ethic groups and over 500 spoken languages/dialects
• The first indigenous African to win the Miss World tittle is Nigerian 🇳🇬 ” Agbani Darego”
• Lagos, Nigeria 🇳🇬 topped the 2021 ranking for best tech start-up cities in Africa
According to PLO Lumumba, the day Nigeria wakes up Africa will never be the same again.

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