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10 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Nigeria, No 5 Will Suprise You

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If Your Looking For Surprising Facts About Nigeria, You Should Read These Carefully

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1. The Yoruba tribe has the highest rate of twin births in the world. Igbo-Ora, a little town in Oyo state, has been nicknamed Twin capital of the World because of its unusually high rate of twins that is put as high as 158 twins per 1000 births. Sarki Muhammad Kanta The Great of Kebbi, was the only ruler who resisted control by Songhai, West Africa’s greatest empire at that time. He founded and ruled the Hausa city-state of Kebbi around 1600 A.D and built Surame its capital, a planned city which was almost impossible to penetrate during war.

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In fact UNESCO describes Surame as “one of the wonders of human history, creativity and ingenuity”, and probably the most massive stone-walled constructions in West Africa. He is listed in Robin Walker’s 50 Greatest Africans.


2. According to the World Resources Institute, Nigeria is home to 4,715 different types of plant species, and over 550 species of breeding birds and mammals, making it one of the most ecologically vibrant places of the planet.

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3. The Niger Delta (which is the second largest delta on the planet), has the highest concentration of monotypic fish families in the world, and is also home to sixty percent of Nigeria’s mangrove forests. You should know too that Nigeria’s mangrove forests are the largest in Africa and third largest on earth.

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4. The Jos Plateau Indigobird, a small reddish-brown bird, is found nowhere else on the planet but Plateau state, Nigeria.

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5. One-Fifth of Sub-Saharan Africa’s Population Lives There

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Of the estimated one billion people that live in sub-Saharan Africa, 168 million of them are in Nigeria. And it’s rapidly growing. By the year 2050, researchers estimate that the population will reach a whopping 440 million. 50% of Nigerians live in cities, most notably greater Lagos, which has between 17 and 20 million residents.


6. Nollywood is HUGEN

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Nigeria’s film industry is the second-largest in the world. Only India’s film industry (known as “Bollywood”) is larger. Nollywood is even larger in output than Hollywood, with over 100 releases every year.


7. Diversity of Languages

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With over 500 languages, Nigeria is home to seven percent (7%) of the all languages spoken on earth. Taraba state alone has more languages than 30 other African countries combined. The most common native languages are Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba, Ibibio, Edo, Fulfulde, and Kanuri, while the most common non-native language is English. English is widely spoken in urban areas and by educated elites, but in rural parts of the country it is not spoken, or “pidgin” English (a blend of English and native languages) is spoken


8. The country is half Muslim and half Christian

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Islam is practiced by 48.8% of the population, while Christians constitute 50.8%. The majority of Muslims are in the north, and Christians tend to be in the south, east and west. Among Christians, 24.8% are Catholic, 74.1% are Protestant, and 0.9% belong to other denominations.


9. It’s Got Africa’s Longest Bridge

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he 11.8km (5-mile) long Third Mainland Bridge connects Lagos Island to the mainland. It starts at Oworonshoki on the Lagos mainland, and ends at Adeniji-Adele interchange on Lagos Island.


10. Once upon a time, the north was the more literate part of Nigeria. According to Lord Luggard, there were 25,000 Qur’anic Arabic schools with about 250,000 pupils in the north.

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Top Comments
Johjossy · 07/5/2020
Nigeria has the most beautiful Ladies in the whole of Africa. Our Ladies are EXTREMELY BEAUTIFUL & CHARMING. Nigeria is very SWEET place to live cause we are peaceful people.
BDLove · 06/25/2020
Hollywood produces quality but Nollywood quantity, you do the math as to why Nigeria comes out more in production of movies. Did I say movies, home videos I mean.
IbrahimIsah_28 · 06/28/2020
proud to be a Nigerian
B҉ 𝕖𝕟𝕟ⅈJ̷a̷y̷★ · 08/3/2020
G̸i̸a̸n̸t̸ o̸f̸ A̸f̸r̸i̸c̸a̸ i̸n̸ a̸l̸l̸ r̸e̸s̸p̸e̸c̸t̸ a̸n̸d̸ b̸y̸ a̸l̸l̸ s̸t̸a̸n̸d̸a̸r̸d̸s̸!̸ T̸h̸e̸ N̸i̸g̸e̸r̸i̸a̸n̸ m̸u̸s̸i̸c̸ a̸n̸d̸ m̸o̸v̸i̸e̸ i̸n̸d̸u̸s̸t̸r̸y̸ (̸a̸n̸d̸ e̸v̸e̸n̸ F̸o̸o̸t̸b̸a̸l̸l̸)̸ i̸s̸ n̸o̸ d̸o̸u̸b̸t̸ t̸h̸e̸ b̸i̸g̸g̸e̸s̸t̸,̸ l̸a̸r̸g̸e̸s̸t̸ a̸n̸d̸ w̸i̸t̸h̸ t̸h̸e̸ h̸i̸g̸h̸e̸s̸t̸ n̸u̸m̸b̸e̸r̸ o̸f̸ e̸x̸p̸o̸r̸t̸s̸ t̸o̸ t̸h̸e̸ w̸o̸r̸l̸d̸.̸ N̸i̸g̸e̸r̸i̸a̸ i̸s̸ a̸ l̸a̸n̸d̸ f̸l̸o̸w̸i̸n̸g̸ w̸i̸t̸h̸ m̸i̸l̸k̸ a̸n̸d̸ h̸o̸n̸e̸y̸.̸ A̸m̸a̸z̸i̸n̸g̸ a̸n̸d̸ m̸i̸n̸d̸-̸b̸l̸o̸w̸i̸n̸g̸ i̸n̸d̸i̸g̸e̸n̸o̸u̸s̸ f̸a̸c̸t̸s̸ w̸o̸r̸t̸h̸y̸ o̸f̸ n̸o̸t̸e̸!̸ T̸h̸a̸n̸k̸s̸ f̸o̸r̸ t̸h̸e̸ r̸e̸s̸e̸a̸r̸c̸h̸ a̸n̸d̸ c̸o̸m̸p̸i̸l̸a̸t̸i̸o̸n̸!̸ 🇳🇬

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