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Here are some of the notable dates in the history of Nigeria.

Some notable dates in the history of Nigeria.

1)1903:The British conquered most of northern Nigeria including sokoto caliphate.

2)1905:The British conquest for southern Nigeria ended.

3)1914:Northern and southern Nigeria were amalgamated into Nigeria.

4)1923 September 20:The Nigeria national Democratic party became the first ever political party in Nigeria.

5)10th June 1956:Oil was first discovered in Nigeria in bayelsa state Oloibiri.

6)1959:Nigeria held its first national election to set up independent government,Northern politicians won a majority sit in the parliament.

7)October 1st 1960:Nigeria gained independence from Britain under prime minister Tafawa Balewa and President Nnamdi Azikiwe.

8)December 1st 1964:A national election was held.

9)15 January 1966:Nigeria's first military coup deposed the government of the first republic, prime minister Tafawa Balewa,Premier if northern region sir Amadu Bello and finance minister Festus Okotie Eboh,were assassinated.

10)16 January 1966:The military government was formed,with General Johnson Aguiyi Ironsi acting as head of state and supreme commander of the federal Republic.

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