7 Things Most Nigerians Don't Know About Nigeria

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 Nigeria, is a country in West Africa, bordering Benin republic in the western region, Chad republic and Cameroon  in the eastern region, 'and Niger republic in the northern region, Nigeria is referred as the ''Giant of Africa'' owning the largest population and economy in the continent, and the 10th in the world biggest oil reserves, here are somethings you should know about Nigeria.

7. Nigeria is inhabited by over 500 ethnic groups
  Nigeria is a multinational state, as it is inhabited by over 500 ethnic groups, there are three dominant tribes which are the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba these ethnic groups speak over 500 different languages, and are identified with wide variety of cultures. English is the general language in the country.

6. Islamic religion and Christianity religion is the most practiced religion
Most practice religions in the country is Islamic religion and Christianity religion
Nigeria is divided as most that practice Christianity are mostly in the southern part of the country and the Islamic religion are mostly in the northern part of the country, when both is mostly practice by the yoruba in the western part of the country

5. The first storey building in the country is located in Badagry
The first storey building in the country is located in Badagry Lagos state, the structure was erected by Reverend Henry Townsend of the Church Missionary Society (CMS). then, the foundation of the first storey building was laid in 1842 and the house was completed in 1845. Samuel Ajayi Crowther, the first African C.M.S Bishop undertook the translation of the Holy Bible from English to Yoruba. It was also used as Vicarage for saint Thomas Anglican church.

4. Nigeria is the richest country in Africa
Despite the economic recession in the country, Nigeria is the richest country in Africa due to the country’s abundant natural resources, coastal location, well-developed legal, financial, and transport sectors are some of the factors that influence the growth of the country’s economy. Nigeria has the second largest stock exchange in the continent, According to Citigroup, Nigeria will top in the world in average GDP growth between 2010 and 2050.

3. Nigeria is the world’s largest producer of yams
Nigeria is the world’s largest producer of yams, estimating over 70–76 percent of the world production. According to Food and Agricultural Organization report, in 1985, Nigeria produced 18.3 million tonnes of yam from 1.5 million hectares, representing 73.8 percent of total yam production in Africa, with Nigeria producing 35.017 million metric tonnes with value equivalent of US$5.654 billion, the world's second and third largest producers of yams, Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana, only produced 6.9 and 4.8 million tonnes of yams in 2008 respectively, Nigeria accounted for about 70 percent of the world production amounting to 17 million tonnes from land area 2,837,000 hectares under yam cultivation.

2. Third Mainland Bridge is the second longest bridge in Africa
Lagos state Third Mainland Bridge is the longest bridge in Africa until 1996 when the 6th October Bridge located in Cairo was completed. it starts from Oworonshoki which linked to Apapa-Oshodi express way and Lagos-Ibadan express way, and ends at the Adeniji Adele Interchange on Lagos Island. There is also a link midway through the bridge that leads to the Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba. The bridge was built by Julius Berger Nigeria PLC and launched by President Ibrahim Babangida in 1990, it measures about 11.8 km in length, Lagos state Third Mainland Bridge is the second longest bridge in Africa

1. Nigeria is one of the oldest of human existence 
 Evidence of the archaeological research has shown that people were already living in Nigeria  as early as 11,000 BC and earlier at Ugwuelle-Uturu (Okigwe) in south-eastern Nigeria. ceramic industries were developed by savanna pastoralists from at least the 4th millennium BC and were continued by subsequent agricultural communities. The Efik/Ibibio/Annang people of single ancestor of the coastal southeastern Nigeria are known to have lived in the area several thousands of years before Christ

7 Things Most Nigerians Don't Know About Nigeria 7 Things Most Nigerians Don't Know About Nigeria Reviewed by Tijani Idris Oluwaseun on April 18, 2017 Rating: 5

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