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11 Amazing Things You Never Knew About Calabar

Calabar which is the capital of Cross River State and the first Capital of Nigeria is the home for the Efiks, Efuts, and Quas.

In this article, we look at 11 amazing things so many people never knew about Calabar.

1. Do you know that Calabar is the only metropolis in Nigeria with three Paramount Rulers?

2. Do you know that the name Calabar originated from Cala-bara, meaning 'Calm Bay' given by the Portuguese Navigators on their visit to the Gulf of Guinea in 1432?

3. Do you also know that the people of Calabar are one of the most hospitable and most peaceful people in Nigeria?

4. The first church wedding in Nigeria was held at the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria, Creek Town Parish, between Eyo Nsa and Nkese in 1850.

5. The first Post Office was established in Calabar by the British in 1852.

6. The Records has it that the first treaty that gave Magisterial powers to the British Council in Old Calabar was Signed in May 1860.

7. The first Sports club in Nigeria was the Calabar Sports club in 1898.

8. Calabar produced the first Professor in Nigeria - Prof Eyolta.

9. Calabar also produced the first female pharmacist - Ekanem B. Ikpeme.

10. The first Woman Politician/Activist, Margaret Ekpo is a Calabar woman

11. The first Nigerian football Captain, Captain Henshaw is also a Calabar man.

There are still other things about Calabar that many do not know.


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