CASHEW NUTS IN THE LAND OF GREEN Cashew nuts with scientific name (Anacardium occidentale), is gotten from the cashew tree, which hangs the cashew apple. One cashew tree produces on average of 200 to 300 nuts in a year. The major cashew growing areas in Nigeria Enugu, Abia, Imo, Anambra, Ebonyi, and Cross rivers in
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Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, actress, singer, born in Lagos State, 7 Feb 1978; native of Ondo State. Married (1996) to Captain Matthew Ekeinde and they together have four children. Interesting Points: Her acting career was ignited when she merely accompanied a friend to an audition. It always pays to be rightly positioned; i.e, to be at
Gurara is actually a Local Government Area in Niger State where this amazing waterfall is located. The falls has a height of about 30 meters and spans over a distance of about 200 meters. The discovery of the Gurara Waterfalls dates back to 1745 by a hunter known as Buba, of the Gbagyi/Gwari Ethnic Group. The
What is a constitution? The Oxford Advanced Learners’ Dictionary defines constitution as “the system of laws and basic principles by which a state, or country or an organisation is governed by.” It can also informally be referred to as the written or unwritten “rules of the game” by which the citizens of a state or
The ‘Naira’ was coined by Chief Obafemi Awolowo when he was serving as the Federal Commissioner of Finance.
Dr. Oluyinka Olutoye who conducted a successful operation on a foetus, is a Nigerian born surgeon who got his medical degree from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigerian in 1988. He continued to Virginia Commonwealth University, in the US, where he got PhD in Anatomy in 1996. He specializes in fetal and neonatal surgery. His
What is Nickel? According to the International Nickel Study Group (INSG), Nickel (symbol Ni, atomic weight 58.71, atomic number 28) is a lustrous, silvery-white metal discovered in 1751. It has a melting point of 1453° C, relatively low thermal and electrical conductivity, high resistance to corrosion and oxidation, excellent strength and toughness at elevated temperatures,
In the year 1985, a dollar was less than one naira; precisely, 90kobo. #movenaija
He graduated from The Pacelli School For The Blind and Partially Sighted and then The King's College Lagos.
In the US, Nigerians are the most educated immigrant community.
So much joy in the air as many have cause to celebrate. Taking out time to appreciate the good and being grateful to God who’s brought the nation, Nigeria, this far despite all seeming albatrosses. The celebration of Nigeria’s independence has always been so eagerly anticipated by her patriotic citizens. It was so encouraging to
The Pidgin word ‘Sabi’ came from ‘Saber’, Portuguese and Spanish for ‘to know’. Both country’s ships traded slaves from the Bight of Benin.
Zuriel Elise Oduwole is a Nigerian female education advocate and film maker best known for her works on the advocacy for the education of girls in Africa. Her advocacy has since made her the youngest person to be profiled by Forbes In November 2014, at age 12. Zuriel became the world’s youngest filmmaker to have a self-produced and self-edited work after
JAJA WACHUKU: a lawyer, political activist, a humanitarian, and a visionary leader. He was not only just the first Nigeria minister of Foreign Affairs and Commonwealth Relations, he was the first indigenous Speaker of the House of Representatives of Nigeria, taking over from Sir Fredric Metcalfe, 1959-1960. He was also the first Ambassador and
General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma GCON FSS PSC (RTD) is a Nigerian soldier , politician, multi millonaire, businessman and a philanthropist.
The new yam festival is a cultural festival,celebrated annually majorly among the igbos.
Millions of Nigerians as well as visitors from all over Nigeria and Africa gather annually to celebrate the beautiful cultural heritage and buoyant culture of the Rivers people in all its splendor.
A legendary Nigerian, a great leader and a skilled saxaphonist. Here are some amazing things about Donald Duke
Sung in Pidgin English, “Sweet Mother” is one of the top sellers in the history of Nigerian and African music. Here are some interesting facts about this hit and the talented artist – Prince Nico Mbarga.
In recent times, women have decided to stand up to leadership positions,as well as attain heights that usually only men have attained in time past. Today in Nigeria, we have lots of women who have risen up to take up the challenge, get educated and trained up to the peak of their various fields of
In our great Africa culture riches are most times ascribed to the men, but in recent times women have risen to work hard so as to become wealthy and influential. Nigeria has a lot of women who have broken ancient barriers and limitations for women.
There are many millonaires and billonaires in Nigeria, some have decided to use their wealth to help others,while some have decided to replicate themselves all over the nation and the world at large by offering assistance in the best possible way.
This great and blessed country has produced individuals that makes her proud. Nigeria is blessed with skilled individuals who are authorities in various fields of endeavor. Ayeola Ayodeji is one of such individuals, his portrait painting skills are so captivating and beautiful.
Nigeria is endowed with so many natural attractions. Erin-Ijesha water falls is indeed a place to visit,the beauty of this tourist site is the captivating sight of the seven layers rock and seven waterfalls,as the water makes a majestic fall among the rocks and splashes down with huge force. The sight of this leaves you
Nigeria is a beautiful place with so many captivating and alluring tourist centers. One of such is the Azumini Blue River which is located in Umuahia Ibeku, Abia state.
Nigeria has produced world shakers,those who marvel the world with their skills. Oresegun Olumide is one of such individuals,his art works are so real that it is hard to believe they are just oil paintings.
The Experience is an interdenominational gospel concert that features talented gospel artists from all over the world like; Donnie Mclurkin
Previously we looked at some of Naijas great entrepreneurs. Today we will continue with some more because the list is Large and can not be exhausted,as we have more emergence of Entrepreneurs. 1. Chief Michael Ade-Ojo is a westernern from Ondo state. He was born on the 14th of June,1938. He is the founder of
These personalities are not just billionaires , they empower families, they also help improve the economy, they create jobs. Their Success gives hope to upcoming entrepreneurs.
Odebode Ademola, a co-founder of an information technology company NerdBevy which was founded to provide innovative solutions aimed at the provision of top-notch productivity in the Nigerian IT industry. Odebode in conjunction with his partner, Onibokun Ayobami in 2014 launched RepairAm.com – Nigeria’s first and foremost online gadget repair service.
Aliko Dangote As at January 2015, Dangote’s entire net worth was estimated at US$18.6 billion having made his fortune from flour, sugar and cement production. Sitting atop one of Africa’s largest conglomerate, Alhaji Aliko Dangote is Nigeria’s richest man nay Africa’s richest man and the richest black man in the world.
Dora Nkem Akunyili, was a committed, transparent and honest Nigerian, her selfless service and value for Human life are some of the Legacies she left behind. Here are some interesting facts you probably did not know about her:
Long before the coming of the missionaries into Nigeria, Nigerians had already developed their way of life including sports and entertainment. One of such sport is traditional wrestling. In the Igbo speaking tribe of South East Nigeria, traditional wrestling is a popular sport.
Formerly known as the Obudu Cattle Ranch, Obudu Mountain Resort was developed in 1951 by Mr. McCaughley (a Scot) who was the first to explore the mountain ranges in 1949. After spending a month on the mountaintop of the Oshie Ridge located on the Sankwala Mountain, he returned with a fellow rancher in the person
Heritage sites are places (city, desert, island, mountain, monument, building or forest) that has a special physical or cultural significance. Nigeria with its rich cultural heritage and diverse ethnic historical background has various heritage sites that are regarded as sacred and significant providing deeper information about the set up of such tribe or locality.
All over the world, differences exist between man and woman only by their sexes, but in the Ubang community in Obudu Local Government Area of Cross River State the dissimilarities have transcended genital organs, as the men have different words for communication from their women counterparts. Call it the land of impossibilities both in tourism
Being the youngest daughter of foremost Nigerian politician and educationist, D.K. Onwenu, Onyeka Onwenu was born on 17th May 1952. She is a singer, actress, songwriter, journalist and politician. She is a musician whose name stands out in the midst of others. Coupled with the rhythmic flow of the songs she sings is the very
Nigerians are very creative people who continue to defy limitations and come up with outstanding innovations that continue to take the world at storm. Chinedu Echeruo is a Nigerian whose application hopstop.com was recently purchased by Apple for $1 billion.
Knowing the importance of money and how to use it to enhance social and economic well being is very paramount if we are to move our nation – Nigeria forward. Lack of financial literacy has brought so many financially buoyant people to ruins. Many people make money yet can’t account for how the money is spent.
The song ‘Jailer’ by Asa (pronounced Asha) is a song with lyrics that cry telling the oppressor to get off their pedestal and become compassionate. In this song, she makes a point that both the jailer and the oppressed are the same and as such should have equal rights. Born September 17, 1982, Asa is
Life comes bundled with opportunities time and over again. It is our ability to spot these opportunities and make maximum use of them that opens unexpected breakthroughs during our lifetime. It was one of such opportunities that the then 23 year old Taiwo Akinkunmi took and has subsequently earned him a national award and a
Jelani Aliyu, hails from Sokoto State, Nigeria and is General Motors Lead Exterior Designer and the designer of the Chevy Volt. General Motors is the world’s largest automobile maker. The car has been described as an American Revolution and one of the hottest concepts in the design line.
Herbert Macaulay (14 November 1864 – 7 May 1946) is Considered as the founder of Nigerian nationalism. Here are some interesting facts you probably never knew about this our founding father.
In 1953, Chief Anthony Eromosele Enahoro became the first to move the motion for Nigeria’s independence which was eventually granted in 1960 after several political setbacks and defeats in parliament. Enahoro has been regarded by academics and many Nigerians as the “Father of Nigeria State”.
Wole Soyinka is one of the contemporary Africa’s greatest Playwright, poet, author, teacher and political activist. He is also one of the continent’s most imaginative advocates of native culture and of the human social order. He became the first Nigerian to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986. Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka was born
Sungbo Eredo’s association with the Islamic Queen of Sheba legends may date to the same period and it is the first definite proof that state formation occurred in the rainforest zone at the same time as in Africa’s savannah zone. Traditional folklore links the construction of this impressive boundary to the legendary Sungbo, a wealthy
The Calabar carnival in Nigeria is known as Africa’s Biggest street party, which all started in 2014 by then Governor Donald Duke, as a part of making Cross River State the number one tourist hub for Nigerians and tourists from all over the world. The carnival begins from 1st December and last till 31st December.
Orekunrin now 30 is one of Africa’s most successful pioneering entrepreneurs, and oddly enough, her name “Ola” means “wealth” in Yoruba, a native Nigeria language. From Ilawe-Ekiti in Ekiti State of Nigeria, she was born, raised and trained in the UK. Becoming a doctor at just 21-years-old made her the youngest doctor in Britain ever.
Chief Anthony Eromosele Enahoro was a Nigerian nationalist, journalist, pro-democracy activist and politician. He is considered one of the heroes of Nigeria’s independence movement. He came into the limelight in 1944 when he was made editor of the Southern Nigerian Defender at the age of twenty one, becoming the youngest newspaper editor in the history