Independence Essay

1827 words - 8 pages

1) Nigeria as a British colony
After the British government assumed direct control of the Royal Niger Company’s territories, the northern areas were renamed the Protectorate of Northern Nigeria, and the land in the Niger delta and along the lower reaches of the river was added to the Niger Coast Protectorate, which was renamed the Protectorate of Southern Nigeria.

2) Jalingo
Jalingo is a city in north-eastern Nigeria. It is the capital city of Taraba State and has an estimated population of 118,000.

3) London Olympic games
Nigeria participated in the 2012 London Olympic Games without winning any medal – gold, silver or bronze. Nigeria’s performance at the Games represents the new ...view middle of the document...

7) Dana Air-Crash
It was a black Sunday on June 3, 2012, for the Nigeria and aviation industry in particular as a MD 83 aircraft belonging to Dana Air crashed at Iju- Ishaga area of Lagos State killing 153 passengers and six crew members on board. Eleven residents of the area were also killed in the process, bringing the death toll to 170. The plane had departed Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, and crashed about two minutes to landing in Lagos at 3:40p.m.

8) Bayelsa State governorship
Jonathan began his career in politics in 1998, having joined the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in 1998. Jonathan, who had been the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, succeeded Governor Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, who was impeached by the Bayelsa State Assembly after being charged with money laundering in the United Kingdom.

9) Nobel Prize for Literature
Wole Soyinka was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986, becoming the first African laureate. He was described as one "who in a wide cultural perspective and with poetic overtones fashions the drama of existence". His Nobel acceptance speech "This Past Must Address Its Present," was devoted to South African freedom-fighter Nelson Mandela. Soyinka's speech was an outspoken criticism of apartheid and the politics of racial segregation imposed on the majority by the Nationalist South African government.

10) Dr. Alvan Ikoku (1900-1971)
Dr. Alvan Ikoku, educationist and politician, was born at Amanagwu in Imo State on 1st August 1900, to a wealthy merchant family. He trained as a teacher, and later bagged a degree in Philosophy. Dr Ikoku was actively involved in the activities of the Nigerian Union of Teachers and he became its National President in 1955. He also participated in politics, serving both in the Eastern Nigeria House of Assembly as well as the Legislative Council in Lagos. While in government, he applied his influence to foster the interest in education. He died on 18th November 1971 and his portrait appears on the N10 Note.

11) Gombe State
Gombe state, located in the northeastern part of Nigeria, is one of the country's 36 states; its capital is Gombe. The boundaries of the state roughly correspond to those of the Gombe Emirate, a traditional state. The State whose slogan is the 'Jewel in the Savannah’ was formed in October 1996 from part of the old Bauchi State by the Abacha military government.

12) The Civilian President who died in Office.
Nigeria's president Umaru Yar'Adua died after more than five months of battling with a heart condition. Mr. Yar'Adua was the fourth Nigerian leader but the first elected president to die in office.

13) Nigeria national football team
The Nigeria national football team, nicknamed the Super Eagles or Green Eagles, is the national team of Nigeria and is controlled by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). The team ranked 5th in the FIFA World Rankings in April 1994, the highest achieved by an African team. They won the...

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