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Biography of Philip Shaibu

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Hon. Philip Shaibu is cerrently the Deputy Governor of Edo state, He was born on December 1, 1969,  He hails from Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State.

He obtained his Senior School Certificate in 1989 at Sardauna Memorial College. and graduated with a Bachelor of science (B.Sc) degree in Accounting in the year 2000 from the University of Jos, Plateau State and Masters degree from the University of Benin, Edo State in the year 2015.

After his graduation He worked with the Nigeria Prisons Services, Abuja and retired as Assistant Inspector of Prisons in the year 2002.

He served as Special Adviser on Labour, Youth and Students Matters, to Governor Lucky Igbinedion between the years 2006 and 2007.

He was a member of the Edo State House of Assebly. and Federal House of Representatives, representing Etsako East/West/Central Federal Constituency of Edo State of Nigeria under the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC).

His Legislative Interests border on law making and constituency project development. He executed many constituency projects in his community as a member of state assembly doubled the projects as a member of House of Representatives.
 
He was elected as Edo state Deputy Governor on the platform of the APC on 28th September, 2016 and sworn in on 12th Nov, 2016

Philip Shaibu an indigene of Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State, was born on December 1, 1969. He is a member of the Federal House of Representatives, representing Etsako East/West/Central Federal Constituency of Edo State of Nigeria under the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC). He attended Sardauna Memorial College and sat for Senior School Certificate Examination in the year 1989. He was admitted into the University of Jos, Plateau State in 1995 and graduated with a Bachelor of science (B.Sc) degree in Accounting in the year 2000. In the year 2003, he did his Computer Appreciation Course at Pabais Computer School, Abuja. He later studied further up to his Masters degree, which he obtained from the University of Benin, Edo State in the year 2015. While in the university, Philip Shaibu became the president of the National Association of the Nigeria Students (NANS). After his graduation Philip worked with the Nigeria Prisons Services, Abuja and retired as Assistant Inspector of Prisons in the year 2002. When Nigeria returned to Democracy, Philip Shaibu served as Special Adviser on Labour, Youth and Students Matters, to Governor Lucky Igbinedion between the years 2006 and 2007. He was elected as a member of the Edo State House of Assebly. Later in time, Philip was elected into the Federal House of Representatives, where he represents Etsako East/West/Central Federal Constituency of Edo State Nigeria under the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC). His Legislative Interests border on law making and constituency project development. He executed many constituency projects in his community as a member of state assembly and now intends to double the projects as a member of House of Representatives.

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Mini bio of Betsy Obaseki

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Mrs Betsy Obaseki is the wife of the Governor of Edo state, Mr. Godwin Obaseki. She is a financial expert by profession.

She holds a B.Sc and MSc. in Accounting from the University of Lagos and is an alumnus of the Kellog’s School of Business Executive Management Program, USA.   Mrs Obaseki has been very active in this campaign, meeting with women leaders, market women, Christian women.


She is the Managing Director/CEO, BOI Investment and Trust Company Limited. She served and rose to the position of Assistant General Manager & Head- Strategic Planning in the Bank of Industry Limited.

As an Entrepreneur, she established Beeba Ventures Limited, a general merchandise company and grew the company’s operations in volume and earnings by developing a profitable and specialized line of product, involving fabrication of African heritage museum pieces in gold plated miniature sizes.


She is currently the first lady of Edo state.

Biography of Godwin Obaseki

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Godwin Obaseki is the current Governor of Edo State, He was born in Benin City, Nigeria, to the famous and illustrious Obaseki family.

He had his early education in St. Matthews Anglican Primary School Benin City from where he proceeded to Eghosa Anglican Grammer School, Benin City for his secondary schoool eductaion. He attended the University of Ibadan where he obtained a BA in Classics. He also attended Columbia University and Pace University in New York and has an MBA in Finance

He was the pioneering and Chairman of the Edo State Economic and Strategy Team which was inaugurated by Governor Adams Oshiomole in March 2009.

He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers and an alumnus of the Lagos Business School Chief Executive Program.

He served as Managing Director and Director of Afrinvest (West Africa) Limited and served as its Chairman of the Board until June 2016.

In 1995, He founded SecTrust, the predecessor company to Afrinvest, pioneering major innovations and providing leadership in the Nigerian stock market.

He has served on the Presidential Committee on the Reform of the Nigerian Pension System. He also served on the Committee on the Re-activation of the Nigerian Bond Market set up by the Securities and Exchange Commission. He is an active member of The NSE and currently serves on its Governing Council. 

He has also served on many of the committees of The Exchange. In 2001, Mr. Obaseki was nominated Global Leader of Tomorrow (GLT) by the World Economic Forum. 

He was elected as Edo state Governor on the platform of the APC on 28th September, 2016 and sworn in on 12th Nov, 2016

He is married to Betsy Obaseki

NNPC Managng Directors till date

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1.  Chief R. A Marinho    -   July 1977 -  April 1980

2.  Chief Odiligi Lolomari  -  April 1980  - 1981

3.  Mr. Lawrence Amu       -  Oct. 1981 - Nov. 1985

4.  Mr. Aret Adams             -  Nov. 1985- April 1990

5.  Dr. Thomas John          -  April. 1990 -June 1990

6.  Mr. Edimund Daukoru - June 1992 - Oct. 1993


7.  Chief Chamberlin Oyibo - Nov. 1993-Aug. 1995


8.  Alh. Dalhatu Bayero      - Aug. 1995 - May. 1999


9.  Dr. Jackson G. Obasuyi - May 1999 - Nov. 2003


10. Prof. Funsho Kupolokun -Nov. 2003-Aug.2007


11. Abubaka Y. Yar' Adua     - Aug. 2007    -    2008


12. Alh. M. S. Barkindo         -  2008  -   June 2012


13. Mr. Andrew Yakubu       -  June 2012     -   2015

14. Ibe Kachikwu                    - Oct. 2015   - Present


List of Provinces of Canada:


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1.  Alberta
2.  Labrador
3.  New Brunswick
4.  Nova Scotia
5.  North West Terr.
6.  Prince Edward Is.  
7.  Saskatchewen
8.  British Columbia
9.  Manitoba
10.Newfoundland
11.Nunavut
12.Ontario
13.Quebec  
14.Yukon

List of 50 States in United States of America

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1.   Alabama
2.   Alaska
3.   Arizona
4.   Arkansas
5.   California
6.   Colorado
7.   Connecticut
8.   Delaware
9.   Florida
10. Georgia
11. Hawaii
12. Idaho
13. Illinois
14. Indiana
15. Iowa
16. Kansas
17. Kentucky
18. Louisiana
19. Maine
20. Maryland
21. Massachusetts
22. Michigan
23. Minnesota
24. Mississippi
25. Missouri
26. Montana
27. Nebraska
28. Nevada
29. New Hampshire
30. New Jersey
31. New Mexico
32. New York
33. North Carolina
34. North Dakota
35. Ohio
36. Oklahoma
37. Oregon
38. Pennsylvania
39. Rhode Island
40. South Carolina
41. South Dakota
42. Tennessee
43. Texas
44. Utah
46. Virginia
47. Washington
48. West Virginia
49. Wisconsin
50. Wyoming

Biography of Yemi Osinbajo


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Oluyemi Oluleke Osinbajo is the Vice President of Nigeria, born 8 March 1957 into the family of Opeoluwa Osinbajo, at Creek Hospital, Lagos.

He had his primary education at Corona primary School, in Lagos. Between 1969–1975, and proceeded to Igbobi College Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria. From 1975–1978, Prof. He was educated at the University of Lagos, Nigeria (LLB, 1978) and the London School of Economics (LLM, 1980). He was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 1979.

 He served the compulsory one year youth services as a legal officer with Bendel Development and Planning Authority (BDPA), Bendel state. From 1979–1980,

In 1981, he was employed as a law lecturer at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. From 1983 to 1986, he was Senior lecturer of Law at the University of Lagos. From 1988 to 1992, he was an Adviser (legal advice and litigation) to the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Bola Ajibola.

From 1997 to 1999 he was made Professor of Law and Head of Department of Public Law, University of Lagos. From 1999 to 2007, Osinbajo was Member of Cabinet, Lagos State Ministry of Justice, also Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice.

From 2007 to 2013 Osinbajo was once again employed as a Professor of Law, Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos. In 2007, Osinbanjo was made Senior Partner, Simmons Cooper Partners (Barristers and Solicitors), Nigeria. Osinbajo was also a senior lecturer at the Lagos State University. He was also;
  • Staff Member, United Nations Operations in Somalia, Justice Division, UNOSOM II.
  • Member, United Nations Secretary General’s Committee of Experts on Conduct and Discipline of UN, Peacekeeping Personnel around the globe, Member, 2006.
  • Partner in Law Firm of Osinbajo, Kukoyi & Adokpaye.
  • Senior lecturer at faculty of law, Lagos State University Lecturing public law.
After the formation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2013, Yemi was tasked, with other notable Nigerians, to design and produce a manifesto for the new political party. This culminated in the presentation of the "Roadmap to a New Nigeria" , a document published by APC as its manifesto if elected to power . The highlights of the Roadmap included a free schools meal plan, a conditional cash transfer to the 25 million poorest Nigerians if they enroll children in school and immunise them. There were also a number of programs designed to create economic opportunities for Nigeria's massive youth population.

On 17 December 2014 the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, retired General Muhammadu Buhari, announced Osinbajo as his running mate and vice-presidential candidate for the 2015 general elections. 

On 31 March 2015 Buhari was confirmed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the winner of the presidential elections. Thus Osinbajo became the Vice President-elect of Nigeria. They were both sworn in on 29 May 2015.

Prof. Yemi Osinbajo is a pastor of the Redeem Christian Church. He was the Pastor in charge of the Lagos Province 48, Olive Tree provincial headquarter parish, Ikoyi before his inauguration into office as the Vice President of Nigeria.

He is a member of the following professional bodies:
  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • International Bar Association,
  • Nigerian Body of Benchers
  • Council of Legal Education in Nigeria and Senior Advocate of Nigeria
 He has received several awards, which include:
  • State Merit Award 1971;
  • the School Prize for English Oratory, 1972
  • Adeoba Prize for English Oratory 1972–1975
  • Elias Prize for Best Performance in History (WASC) 1973
  • School Prize for Literature (HSC), 1975
  • African Statesman Intercollegiate Best Speaker’s Prize, 1974
  • President Goodluck Jonathan conferred on Osinbajo the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger on May 28, 2015.
He is is married to Dolapo (née Soyode) Osinbajo, a granddaughter of Obafemi Awolowo. They have three children together.

 
Some of his Publications include:
Chapters contributed to Books
  • The Common Law, The Evidence Act and The Interpretation of Section 5(a) in Essays in Honour of Judge Elias (1986) (J.A. Omotola, ed) pgs. 165-18;
  • Some Reforms in The Nigerian Law of Evidence Chapter in Law and Development (1986), (J.A. Omotola and A.A. Adeogun eds.) pgs. 282–311;
  • Rules of Evidence in Criminal Trials in the Nigerian Special Military Tribunals Chapter 2 in Essays on Nigerian Law, Vol ... 1, Pgs. 28–42. (J.A. Omotola ed),
  • Some Public Law Considerations in Environmental Protection. Chapter in “Environmental Laws in Nigeria”, (J.A. Omotola ed.) 1990 pgs 128–149,
  • Domestic and International Protection for Women: “Landmarks on the Journey so far” in Women and Children under Nigerian Law”. (Awa U. Kalu & Yemi Osinbajo eds.) 1990. pgs. 231–241
  • Some Problems of Proof of Bank Frauds and Other Financial Malpractices in Bank Frauds and Other Financial Malpractices in Nigeria (Awa Kalu ed.)
  • FMJL Review Series, Modalities For The Implementation of The Transition Provisions in The New Constitution in Law Development and Administration (Yemi Osinbajo & Awa Kalu eds.) (1990).
  • FMJL Review Series, Legal and Institutional Framework For The Eradication of Drug Trafficking in Nigeria – Narcotics: Laws and Policy in Nigeria (Awa Kalu & Yemi Osinbajo eds.) 1990
  • Proof of Customary Law in non-Customary Courts, – Towards a Restatement of Nigerian Customary Laws, (Osinbajo & Awa Kalu eds.) 1991,
  • External Debt Management: Case Study of Nigeria – International Finance and External Debt Management, UNDP/UNCTC, 1991,
  • Judicial and Quasi-judicial Processing of Economic and organised Crimes: Experiences, Problems etc. Essays in Honour of Judge Bola Ajibola, (Prof. C.O. Okonkwo ed.) 1992,
  • Human Rights, Economic Development and the Corruption Factor in Human Rights and the Rule of Law and Development in Africa (Paul T. Zeleza et al. eds) 2004
Articles published in law journals
  • Legitimacy and Illegitimacy under Nigerian Law Nig. J. Contemp. Law. (1984–87) pgs. 30–45
  • Unraveling Evidence of Spouses in Nigeria, Legal Practitioners Review Vol. 1 No. 2 1987 pgs. 23–28
  • Can States Legislate on Rules of Evidence? Nigerian Current Law Review 1985 pgs. 234–242
  • Problems of Proof in Declaration of Title to Land, Journal of Private and Property Law Vol. 6 & 7, October 1986, pgs. 47–68
  • Interpretation of Section 131(a) of the Evidence Act. Journal of Private and Property Law Vol. 6 & 7 (1986), pgs. 118–122
  • Review of Some Decrees of the Structural Adjustment Era (Part 1, 2, 3), (1989) 2 GRBPL No. 2 (Gravitas Review of Business and Property Law) pgs.60–63, (1989) 2 GRBPL No. 3 (Gravitas Review of Business and Property Law) pgs. 51–55, (1989) 2 GRBPL No. 4 (Gravitas Review of Business and Property Law)
  • Current Issues in Transnational Lending and Debt Restructuring Agreements part 1 and 2, Autonomy, Academic Freedom and the Laws Establishing Universities in Nigeria (1990) Jus. Vol. 1 No. 2, pgs. 53–64, Admissibility of Computer Generated Evidence. (1990) Jus. Vol. 1 No. 1 pgs. 9–12
  • Allegations of Crime in Civil Proceedings, U.I. Law Review 1987;
  • Roles, Duties and Liabilities of Collateral Participants and Professional Advisers in Unit Trust Schemes (1991) Jus. Vol. 1 No. 7 pgs. 71–83, Reform of the Criminal Law of Evidence in Nigeria (1991) Jus. 2 No. 4 Pgs. 71–98
  • Profit and Loss Sharing Banks – (1990) Jus. Vol. 2 No. 8, Juvenile Justice Administration in Nigeria.
  • A review of the Beijing Rules. (1991) Jus. Vol. 2 No. 6. Pgs. 65–73
  • Sovereign Immunity in International Commercial Arbitration – The Nigerian experience and emerging state practice- In African Journal of International and Comparative Law, 4 RADIC 1992, page 1-25, Human Rights and Economic Development in The International Lawyer. 1994, Vol. 28, No. 3 pgs. 727–742
  • Legality in a Collapsed State: The Somalia Experience 45 ICLQ 1996, pgs. 910–924.
Books published/edited
  • Nigerian Media Law, GRAVITAS Publishers 1991
  • Cases and Materials on Nigerian Law of Evidence, Macmillan, 1996
  • Integration of the African Continent Through Law” (Edward Foakes Publishers, 1989, vol. 7, Federal Ministry of Justice Law Review Series)
  • Towards A Better Administration of Justice System in Nigeria” (Edward Foakes Publishers, 1989)
  • FMJL Review Series, “Women and Children Under Nigerian Law”
  • FMJL Review Series, The Unification and Reform of the Nigerian Criminal Law and Procedure Codes – (Malthouse Press), 1990
  • Law Development and Administration (Malthouse Press), 1990
  • Narcotics: Law and Policy in Nigeria, FMJL Review Series 1990
  • Perspectives on Human Rights in Nigeria FMJL Review Series 1991
  • Perspectives on Corruption in Nigeria, FMJL Review Series 1992
  • Democracy and the Law, FMJL Review Series, 1991
  • The Citizens Report Card on Local Governments (with Omayeli Omatsola 1998)
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights – A training Agenda for Nigeria (with Bankole Olubamise and Yinka Balogun, 1998) Legal Research and Resource Development Centre
  • Annotated Rules of the Superior Courts of Nigeria (with Ade Ipaye) Lexis-Nexis Butterworths 2004
  • Cross Examination: A Trial Lawyer’s Most Potent Weapon (with Fola-Arthur Worrey) Lexis-Nexis Butterworths 2006

Some academical achievement of the igbo race in Nigeria

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•The first Black Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan was an Igbo man named Professor Kenneth Dike.

•The first Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos was an Igbo man named Professor Eni Njoku.


•The first Nigerian Rector of the then Yaba College of Technology was also an Igbo man.


The first Nigerian Professor of Mathematics was an Igbo man named Professor Chike Obi – the man who solved Fermat’s Last Theorem. He was followed by another Igbo man named Professor James Ezeilo, Professor of Differential Calculus and the founder of the Ezeilo Constant.


The first Nigerian professor of history was an Igbo man Professor Kenneth Dike who also became the first black vice chancellor of the University of Ibadan.


The first Nigerian Professor of Botany was an Igbo man named Professor Eni Njoku. He went on to become the very first vice chancellor of the university of LAGOS.


The first Nigerian Professor of Anatomy and Physiology is Professor Chike Edozien an Igbo man who is also the current Obi of Asaba.


The first Nigerian Professor of Physics was Professor Okoye who became a Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA in 1960. He was followed by the likes of Professor Alexander Anumalu who has been nominated for the Nobel Prize for Physics three times for his research in Intermediate Quantum Physics.


In Nuclear Physics and Chemistry – again another Igbo man – Professor Frank Ndili who gained a Ph.D in his early ’20s at Cambridge Univesity in Nuclear Physics and Chemistry in the early ’60s. This young Asaba man had made a First Class in Physics and Mathematics at the then University College Ibadan in the early ’50s.


First Professor of Statistics – Professor Adichie who’s research on Non-Parametric Statistics led to new areas in statistical research.


Professor Kodilinye –
was the first Nigerian Professor of Medicine, he was appointed a Professor of Medicine at the University of London in 1952. He later became the Vice Chancellor of the University of Nigeria Nsukka after the war.

Professor Ntukoju was the first Professor of Astronomy – he was the first to earn a double Ph.D in Astronomy and Mathematics.

Professor Okonjo set up the first Centre for Population Research in Ibadan in the early ’60s. A double Ph.D in Mathematics and Economics.


Philosophy – Professor G D Okafor, who became a Professor of Philosophy at the Amherst College USA in 1953.


Economics – Dr. Pius Okigbo who became a visiting scholar and Professor of Economics at the University of London in 1954. He is also the first Nigerian Ph.D in Economics.


Theology and theological research – Professor Njoku who became the first Nigerian to earn a Ph.D in Theology from Queens University Belfast in Ireland. He was appointed a Professor of Theology at the University College Zambia in 1952.


The Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) has a record of the state with the highest number of professors in Nigeria and as at 2014 that state is Imo State. You can go to this commission and verify.
Anambra state was the first in WAEC, UNITY SCHOOLS ENTERANCE EXAMS, NECO AND PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE in 2013, 2014 and 2015.


The first black man to become minister of education in Nigeria was an Igbo man -prof. Ajanwachukwu 1954-1960

NIGERIA IN BRIEF

Nigeria is officially called "The Federal Republic of Nigeria". It is a federal constitutional republic comprising of 36 states and it's Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Nigeria is located in West Africa and shares land borders with the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north. It's coast in the south lies on the Gulf of Guinea on the Atlantic Ocean.

Niger has over five hundred (500) ethnic groups, off which the three largest are Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba.

The Name Nigeria was taken from the Niger River running through the country. and was coined by Flora Shaw, who later married Baron Lugard, a British colonial administrator in the late 19th century.

"Arise O Compatriots" is the national anthem of Nigeria, it was adopted in 1978, replacing the former "Nigeria We Hail Thee". The lyrics are a combination of words and phrases taken from five of the best entries in a national contest. The words were put to music by the Nigerian Police Band under the directorship of Benedict E. Odiase.

THE NATIONAL FLAG
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The Nigeria national flag was designed by Micheal Taiwo Akinkunmi and it was adopted on the 1st of October 1960. The flag is divided vertically into three equal parts. The central part, which is white symbolizes peace and unity, and the two outer parts which are green symbolizes the nations vast agricultural wealth.

THE NIGERIAN COAT OF ARMS
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The coat of arms of Nigeria has a black shield with two white stripes that come together like the letter Y, these represents the two main rivers flowing through Nigeria; the Benue River and the Niger River.
The black shield represents Nigeria's good earth, while the two horses on each side represents dignity. The eagle represents strength, while the green and white bands on the top of the shield represents the rich agricultural land of the inspiring country. The yellow flowers at the base are Costus Spectabilis, it stands for the beauty of Nigeria.
The slogan, Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress written at the the base of the Coat of Arm is the Nigeria's motto. The Coat of Arms depicts authority and power.

NIGERIA'S COLONIAL GOVERNOR GENERALS BEFORE INDEPENDENCE

Sir Fredrick Lord Lugard          1912-1919
Sir Hurge Clifford                     1919-1925
Sir Creamer Thompson             1925-1931
Sir Donald Cameroon                1931-1935
Sir Bernard Boundillion            1935-1943
Sir Anthony Richard                  1943-1948
Sir John Macphaerson                1946-1958
Sir James Robertson                   1958-1960


NIGERIA NATIONAL ANTHEM ("Arise O Compatriots") 

First Stanza 

Arise O Compatriots
Nigeria's call obey
To serve our Fatherland 
With love and strength and Faith
The labour of our heroes past
Shall never be in vain
To serve with heart and might
 One nation bound in freedom
Peace and unity

Second Stanza

O God of creation 
Direct our noble cause 
Guild our leaders right
Help our youth the truth to know
In love and honesty to grow 
And living just and true
Great lofty height attain
To build a nation where peace
And Justice reign

The National Pledge
I pledge to Nigeria my country, 
To be faithful, loyal and honest.
To serve Nigeria with all my strength 
To defend her unity
And uphold her honour and glory
So help me God.




All over the world Nigerians are setting the pace and becoming the standard by which others measure themselves .

In the US, Nigerians are the most educated immigrant community. Type it into Google and you'll see it. Not one of the most educated, the most educated .

60% of Nigerians in the US have college degrees. This is far above the American national average of 30%.

Nigerians in US are one of the highest earners, typically earning 25% more than the median US income of $53k .

In Ivy League schools in Europe and America, Nigerians routinely outperform their peers from other nations .

A Nigerian family, The Imafidon family,  have officially been named the smartest family in the UK.

The designer of the famous car, Chevrolet Volt, Jelani Aliyu, is a super talented Nigerian from Sokoto State .

The wealthiest Black man and woman on earth are Nigerians, Aliko Dangote and Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija 

South Africa couldn't have ended apartheid & achieved Black rule if not for the leadership role Nigeria played .

Of the 3 Presidents who ruled South Africa after apartheid, two of them once lived in Nigeria under asylum .

Both Nelson Mandela (60s) and Thabo Mbeki (70s) lived in Nigeria before becoming President of South Africa. We gave financial support,  human support, boycotted an Olympics and our politicians, musicians and activists campaigned relentlessly. 

Nigeria spent over $3 Billion and lost hundreds of soldiers to end the wars in both Liberia and Sierra Leone that the world ignored because they have no oil. 

When there was a coup in São Tomé and Príncipe in 2003, Nigeria restored the elected President back to power .

Before there were street lights in European cities, ancient Benin kingdom had street lights fueled by palm oil .

500 years ago, Benin casted metal alloys to create magnificent art including the world famous Queen Ida Mask .

Amina was a warrior queen who ruled Zaria Emirate in Kaduna state, Northwestern Nigeria 400 years ago in 1610 .

Nigeria gave monetary gifts to Ireland during their oil boom and built a statue for France free of charge.

The first television station in Africa was NTA Ibadan  (1960) long before Ireland has their RTE station.

Wherever you look in this great country, Nigeria, heroes abound both now and in their recent and ancient past.

NIGERIA is not a nation of scammers, drugs & corruption as speculated by the International communities, but a people with a verifiable track record of greatness. 

Nigerians are trail Blazers; on 7th May, 2016 at Howard University in Washington D.C history was made. Out of 96 graduating Doctor of Pharmacy candidates, 43 of them were Nigerians and out of 27 awards given, 16 went to Nigerians.

NIGERIA, GREAT NATION GOOD PEOPLE!!!

Codes to recharge your phone from your bank account. (Nigeria)

How to recharge phone from your bank account. (Most banks)

1.Access bank:*901*amount#
2.EcoBank*326*amount#
3.Fidelity:*770*amount#
4.FCMB:*389*214*amount#
5.First Bank:*894*amount#
6.GTB:*737*amount#
7.Heritage bank:*322*030*amount#
8.keystone:*322*082*amount#
9.Sky bank:*389*076*1*amount#
10.Stanbic IBTC: *909*amount#
11.Sterling:*822*amount#
12.UBA:*389*033*1*amount#
13.Unity bank:*322*215*amount#
14.Zenith:*966*amount# or *302*amount# (for mtn users)
15.Diamond bank(yellow acct. only):*710*555*phone no*amount*pin#

To know your BVN, dial *565*0#.

List of International Airports in Nigeria

INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS

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          AIRPORT NAME                                                                ADDRESS           
       
1. Murtala Muhammed International Airport                                    Ikeja, Lagos

2. Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport                                          FCT, Abuja

3. Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport                                   Kano, Kano

4. Port Harcourt International Airport                                            Omagwa, PH

Names of Nigeria Inspector General of Police since 1938

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        NAME                                                   PERIOD IN OFFICE

1. C. W. Duncan                                                     1930 - 1935
 
2.  S. H. Thranthan                                                 1935 - 1936

3.  A Sanders                                                          1936 - 1937

4.  A. S. Navrogordarto                                          1938 - 1942

5.  W. C King                                                          1942 - 1947

6.  T. V. Finlay                                                        1948 - 1949

7.  Sir Kerr Bovell                                                  1956 - 1962

8.  J. E. Hodge                                                        1962 - 1964

9.  Louis Edet                                                         1964 - 1966

10.  Kam Salem                                                      1966 - 1975

11. Muhammadu Yusuf                                          1975 - 1979

12. Adamu Suleiman                                              1979 - 1981

13. Sunday Adewusi                                               1981 - 1983

 14. Etim Inyang                                                     1985 - 1986
 
15. Muhammadu Gambo-Jimeta                            1986 - 1990

16. Aliyu Atta                                                         1990 - 1993

17. Ibrahim Coomassie                                           1993 - 1999

18. Musilliu Smith                                                  1999 - 2002

19. Mustafa A. Balogun                                          2002 - 2005

20. Sunday Ehindero                                               2005 - 2007

21. Mike Mbama Okiro                                           2007 - 2009

22. Ogbonna O. Onovo                                            2009 - 2010

23. Hafiz Ringim                                                      2010 - 2012

24. Abubakar Muhammed                                        2012 - 2014

25. Suleiman Abba                                                    2014 - 2015

26. Olomon Arase                                                     2015 till Date





 





CBN Governors since Independence

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Governor                                                         Time frame

Roy Pentelow Fenton                                  24 July 1958 - 24 July 1963

Aliyu Mai-Bornu                                         25 July 1963 - 22 June 1967

Clement Nyong Isong                                 15 Aug. 1967 - 22 Sept. 1975

Adamu Ciroma                                            24 Sept. 1975 - 28 June 1977

Ola Vincent                                                  26 June 1977 - 28 June 1982

Abdulkadir Ahmed                                      28 June 1982 - 30 Sept. 1993

Paul Agbai Ogwuma                                   1 Oct. 1993 - 29 May 1999

Joseph Oladele Sanusi                                 29 May 1999 - 29 May 2004

Charles C Soludo                                         29 May 2004 - 29 May 2009

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi                                 3 June 2009 - 30 May 2014

Mr. Godwin Emefiele                                  2 June 2014 - Till Date

History of States Creation in Nigeria

Head of State                     Year           NO      Name of State/Region created

1. Lord Lugard                    1952            4         Northern, Western, Mid West and Eastern Region

2. Gen. Yakubu Gowon       1967           12        North east, South East, Benue, Plateau, East Central,
                                                                           Kano, Kwara, Lagos, Mid West, North West,
                                                                           North Central Rivers, South Western State.

3. Gen. Murtala Muhamed   1876          19         Sokoto, Niger, Ondo, Oyo, Kaduna, Bauchi, Imo,
                                                                           Kano, Kwara, Rivers, Cross Rivers, Gongola,
                                                                           Anambra, Borno, Bendel, Benue, Ogun, Plateau,
                                                                           Lagos.

4. Gen Ibrahim Babaginda    1987          2         Katsina, Akwa Ibom

5. Gen Ibrahim Babaginda    1991          10        Yobe, Osun, Taraba, Jigawa, Kogi, Abia, Delta, Edo,
                                                                            Enugu, Adamawa

6. Gen Sanni Abacha            1996            6        Zamfara, Bayelsa, Gombe, Ekiti, Ebonyi, Nasarawa

History of the Nigeria Naira (N) and kobo

The Naira was introduced in 1973, replacing the pounds at a rate of  N2 naira - 1 pound. This made Nigeria the last state to abandon the £sd currency system.
In January, 1st 1973, The CBN introduced Notes for 50 kobo, N1, N5, N10 and N20 and coins of
½k, 1k, 5k, 10k and 25 kobo.

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On 11th February, 1977 a new banknote denomination of the value of N20 naira was issued; making it the highest denomination to be introduce. Also the N20 is the first currency note to bear the portrait of a Nigerian Citizen, that is late Head of state, General Murtala Muhammed.
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On 2nd July, 1979, new currency notes of three denominations N1, N5 and N10 were introduced.
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In 1991 both the 50k and N1 Notes were coined.
In December 1999 N100 was introduced, in November 2000 it was N200, April 2001 was N500 and in October 2005 N1000 was introduced.

On February 28th 2007, N50, N20, N10, N5, N1, 50k,were reissued with a new design, while a new denomination of N2 was introduced.

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