Nigerian as an independent country is 59 years old as at the answering of this question(2019), she gained her independence in 1960, 1st October. Nigeria as a country under her slave master(s) is 105 years old as at the answering of this question(2019). Nigeria was amalgamated in 1914.
How old is Nigeria currently?
Nigeria first became a republic in 1963, but succumbed to military rule three years later, after a bloody coup d’état. A separatist movement later formed the Republic of Biafra in 1967, leading to the three-year Nigerian Civil War.
History of Nigeria.
Is Nigeria a safe country?
There is a high level of crime throughout Nigeria, including armed robbery, kidnapping for ransom, home invasions, carjacking and violent assault. Criminal activity is high in urban areas, including the city of Lagos, as well as on the northern border with Niger and Chad.
Who found Nigeria?
Who discovered Nigeria as a country. The West African territory now known as Nigeria was first discovered in 1472 by researchers from Portugal who were seeking a sea route to Asia. Their names are Joao de Santarem, Lopo Goncalves, Pero Escobar and Fernao do Po.
Who gave Nigeria name?
The name Nigeria was suggested in the late 19th Century by British journalist Flora Shaw, who would later marry the British colonial administrator Lord Frederick Lugard.