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Nigeria history you need to know

(1) Sultan Bello Mosque Kaduna, named after the first Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Bello, son of Sheikh Usman dan Fodiyo.

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(2) December 26, 1978. The headline 39 years ago. Families going home for Christmas got there in tears-victims of artificial fuel scarcity. We learn from our past.

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(3) Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Adekunle Fajuyi remains the only black African to have won the Military Cross. He was awarded this for his bravery in Burma during World War II in 1945.

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(4) The Alake of Egbaland checking over some of his 50 crowns with his 10yr old daughter(Adebanke). He was as at then starting a museum for the crowns.

JET MAGAZINE, 19th may 1955.

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(5) Yewande Savage (1906-1964). The First West African female Doctor 1929. inspired many by her example, in-spite of race and sex discrimination.

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(6) Kano was the name of the Blacksmith who founded it.

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(7) Drilling activities for Oil in Nigeria started in 1951 and the first test well was drilled in Ihuo(Iho) near Owerri, present Imo State.

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(8) A traffic police on duty, Nigeria, 1940s.

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(9) Story of the 1st black pilot,Ottoman Ali, born İzmirli Alioğlu Ahmed(grandma was from Bornu,Nigeria); soon to be shown in the movie,

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(10) Young Queen Elizabeth II with Sultan Hassan Muaz and Emir of Gwandu, Shehu Usman in London, 1930's.Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling

(11) Boarding the train at Kaduna, the First Battalion, Nigeria Regiment head for Douala, capital of Cameroon, during the First World War.

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(12) British Ad of the Exhibition at Wembley of their then youngest colony-Nigeria in the Times of London on May 23, 1925.

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(13) Shaihu Umar(1955)-a novella about slavery in Africa, written by Sir Tafawa Balewa. This was his only major literary work and a bestseller.

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(14) Movie scene from 'Palaver' the 1926 British film set in Northern Nigeria. It was one of the first films shot in Nigeria. #KannyWood #NollyWood

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(15) General Murtala Muhammed being led to rest, Feb 1976.

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(16) Former U.S President, Jimmy Carter with the then Nigerian Federal Military leader, Olusegun Obasanjo during his visit, 1977 #WhiteHouse.

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(17) International Women's Year, 1976: Nigerian stamp in honor of the powerful Queen Amina.

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(18) Prime Minister Sir Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa and princess Alexandria, during Nigeria's independence celebration. Lagos 1960.

(19)Peugeot 504 — The official car model of General Olusegun Obasanjo as Nigeria's Head-of-State in 1979. The same car was used to drive President Shehu Shagari from his inauguration on October 1, 1979 but he later discarded it for a Mercedes Benz.

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(20) Head-of-State, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari being conferred with the traditional title of Ogareku (Warlord) of Ebiraland by the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, Alhaji Sanni Omolori, 1985. #SaiBaba

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