6 interesting facts about Nigeria

The home of twins

The town of Igbo-Ora is known as the nation’s home of twins. Many of the local Yoruba people believe their consumption of yams and okra leaves to be the cause of their high birth rate of twins. While some fertility experts believe that certain yams contain a natural hormone that could cause multiple ovulation, there is no scientific evidence of this phenomenon.

The Nollywood industry

The Nigerian Movie Industry (also known as Nollywood) is the second largest in the world (volume-wise) and the largest in Africa.

The third mainland bridge

The Third Mainland Bridge, which stretches for 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) across the lagoon, is the longest in Africa.

Third mainland bridge

Language in Nigeria

There are over 520 languages spoken in Nigeria, and English is the lingua franca ( the language of unity).

The highest point in Nigeria is the mountain Chappal Waddi at 2,419 m (7,936 ft).


My chappal Waddi is located in Taraba State close to the Cameroonian border. It has a hilly rugged terrain that you would find attractive if you are a mountain climber.

See also  Shona language
Mountain chappal Waddi in Taraba state

Evidence of human life/civilization in Nigeria dates as far back as 9000 BC.

Nigeria comprises of a region with one of the most ancient civilizations. Not only have there been many historical dynasties over time, but there are also many artifacts that continue to be discovered pointing towards the sophistication of the ancient civilization that once occupied the land.

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