first commercial bus in Lagos, 1950

Lagos (City)

LAGOS refers to the urban area called Metropolitan Lagos, which includes both the islands of the former municipality of Lagos and the main surburbs. On December 12, 1991, the city of Lagos seized…

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The Great Hunger

In 1973, crops failed and pastures dried up over large expanses of Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Upper Volta, Niger, Chad, the Northern States of Nigeria, and parts of Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo and…

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Bakassi; a disputed territory between Nigerian and Cameron. The Bakassi peninsula is a maritime region within the eastern estuary of Cross River, it is one the most prolific food baskets which…

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Professor Mabogunje in the '60s

Akin Mabogunje

Akinlawon Ladipo Mabogunje ; Professor of Geography and first African elected foreign associate of the United States National Academy of Sciences, in the line of Charles Darwin and Martin Luther…

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Tourism in Calabar Carnival


The two UNESCO World Heritage Site in Nigeria, which doubles as the most popular tourism brands outside Nigeria, recognisable and visited by tourists worldwide are the Sukur Cultural Landscape in…

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high view of Obudu Mountain Resort

Obudu Cattle Ranch

Obudu Cattle Ranch; now called the Obudu Mountain Resort rather than the Obudu Cattle Ranch. It is located at the Obaniku Local Government area of the northern part of Cross River State and just…

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Abuja Skyline


Abuja; Seat of government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, originally a sparsely populated territory of less than one hundred thousand people. Influx of people into the Federal Capital City…

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Nigerian army inspecting Gwoza Hills

Gwoza Hills

Gwoza hills; rocky and sun-baked  system of hills in Borno State where three villages with primitive existence and peculiar traditions: Kunde, Guduf- Nagadio and Guduf-Kusaraha in Gwoza Local…

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Osooro; an Ikale clan predominant in the northern part of Ikale land south of Ondo State, the region of which, with Urhobo immigrants accounts for more than a quarter of Ikale population. Ikale,…

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Samu’ila Danko Makama; Demographer who conducted the first population census in Nigeria as chairman of National Population Commission NPC. Makama’s 2006 Census was a head count that was…

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