The population of Lagos today is about more than the total population of all Eastern states combined.19. By 2015 it will be the third largest city in the entire world.20. Valor: Part of the ‘Forgotten Army,’ Nigerians volunteered to fight with the allied forces among the 81st and 82nd West African Divisions, in the Second World War.24.
The Colonial Cantonments Proclamation of 1914 established ‘foreign quarters,’ ‘Sabon Gari,’ institutionalizing the Sabon Garuruwa system of ‘foreigner’ residential segregation in Nigeria.13.
Crispin Curtis Adeniyi-Jones (1876-1957) who the street in Ikeja, ‘Adeniyi-Jones’ was named after, was a medical director from Sierra Leone (a Saro).
This was while Nigeria existed as regions with regional administrations.29.
Kaduna Nzeogwu killed Sardauna in Nigeria’s first military coup.30.
Nigeria has 5 of the 10 richest pastors in the entire world, with net worth’s according to Forbes, from $10-150 million. Nigeria has the 4th highest number of poor, living under a dollar a day in the entire world.
100 million are ‘destitute’ according to figures from the NBS (National Bureau of Statistics).42.
He brought some guns back, along with Turks to train his army on how to use them.32. In 1976, 75 kobo exchanged for one British Pound and 60 kobo for one US dollar.35.
Travel Visa was not required to travel to the United Kingdom till 1984.33. A dollar was 90 kobo at the beginning of Babangida’s term in 1985.36.
Awape Adediran a Molashin/ Kingmaker was imprisoned for his active involvement.25. Fumilayo Ransome-Kuti travelled widely, including to the Eastern bloc (Hungary, USSR and China where she met Mao Zedong). Fumilayo Ransome-Kuti, legendary Fela’s mother, was one of the delegates that negotiated Nigeria’s independence in Britain.27.
These interactions angered Nigeria, Britain and America. Once upon a time, the north was the more literate part of Nigeria.
America called her a communist and refused her a U. According to Lord Luggard, there were 25,000 Qur’anic Arabic schools with about 250,000 pupils in the north.28.