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Which is the First Private University in Nigeria?

The first private university in Nigeria is the Igbinedion University, Okada town, Benin City, in Edo State of Nigeria. Established in 1999 by Sir Gabriel Igbinedion, the university has an enrollment capacity for about 5,000 students comprising both undergraduates and postgraduates. Some of faculties in the university include Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, Engineering, Arts and Social […]

Where Can I Buy Black Seed Oil in Nigeria?

Black seed oil, also called black cumin oil, is the oil extracted from the black seed (Nigella sativa), which is also called black cumin. The plant that produces this seed is cultivated majorly in North Africa and the Middle East. Its relevance was first underlined about fifteen centuries ago when Prophet Muhammad described it as […]

Which is the First Capital of Nigeria?

The question on the first capital of Nigeria is a bit controversial due to lack of official statements that provide the answer. While it’s widely believed that Calabar is the official capital of Nigeria, some authorities strongly hold that Asaba, and not Calabar, is the first capital of the area now known as Nigeria. Others, […]

Which is the First Church in Nigeria?

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Although Christianity made its first appearance in Nigeria in Benin in the sixteenth century when Portuguese missionaries came, no definitive church was established before the missionaries departed. The first church in Nigeria wasn’t built until few centuries later. The first church in Nigeria is the Cathedral Church of St. Peter, Ake, Abeokuta. Its foundation was […]

Who Owns Shoprite Nigeria?

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If you’ve been wondering who owns Shoprite Nigeria, then you’re just some seconds away from getting the answer. First, bear in mind that Shoprite is not a Nigerian company. Shoprite Nigeria is the Nigerian subsidiary of Shoprite Holdings Ltd, a South African retail firm established in 1979 by South African Billionaire Mr Christo Wiese. The […]

Why is Nigeria Called Giant of Africa?

If you’re one of those asking to know why Nigeria is called “Giant of Africa”, then you’re on the right page, as the question is answered in detail here. Whether you’re asking the question out of curiosity or because you’re just not comfortable with Nigeria being given such a magnifying description, the following reasons will […]

How Old is Tiwa Savage?

“How old is Tiwa Savage?” is one of the commonest questions asked by fans of Nigerian singer, songwriter, performer and actress, Tiwatope Savage-Balogun, popularly called Tiwa Savage. The multi-award winning artiste was born in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria on February 5, 1980. At the age of 11, she relocated with her family to London, where she […]

Wizkid and Davido: Who is The Richest?

The topic of who is richer between Nigeria’s two finest hip-hop youngsters, Wizkid and Davido is one of the hottest arguments among music fans in Nigeria and beyond. No doubt, both artistes have come a long way and have made a name for themselves in the Nigerian music industry. In fact, their enviable successes in […]

Which Is The First Newspaper in Nigeria?

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The first newspaper in Nigeria is the Iwe Irohin fun Awon Ara Egba (literally means the newspaper for Egba people). Doubling as the first indigenous language newspaper in Africa, it was established in Abeokuta, Ogun State by Henry Townsend, a Christian missionary. The newspaper was published bi-weekly in two languages: Yoruba and English. It ran […]

Which Is The First Political Party in Nigeria?

The first political party in Nigeria is the Nigerian National Democratic Party (NNDP). It was formed by Late Herbert Macaulay in 1923. The party was formed as an aggregation of various interest groups that existed in Lagos at the time to create a formidable platform that will compete on the political front. During the 1922 […]

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