Nigeria is the most populous black nation in Africa and also the economical powerhouse due to having the highest GDP over the years. It is known for many historical facts and tourist attractions but these interesting facts might as well rank up there as they are relatively unknown to newer generations of the country. Here are things you probably don’t know yet about Nigeria dating back as far as the 770 A.D
- 770 A.D. – Early Ijaw settlement
- 1960 – Despite gaining their independence in 1960, Nigeria has remained a member of the British Commonwealth, an association of 53 sovereign states. The country is also a member of the African Union.
- 1975 – An air ticket to London was less than N100
- 1100 – The Islamic state of Borno was established.
- 1728 – Oyo Empire invades the Kingdom of Dahomey.
- 1900 – 1st of January All Nigeria now under Crown rule. Protectorate of Northern Nigeria created from Company holdings.
- 1903 – Capture of Kano, The British conquered most of Northern Nigeria, including the Sokoto Caliphate.
- 1928 – British begin direct taxation.
- 1914 – Formation of Nigeria under Governor Frederick Lugard
- 1887– King Ja Ja of Opobo exiled to West Indies by the British.
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