As part of Nigeria's 54th Independence day celebration, I'm glad to present to you some rare pictures from Nigeria's rich history, happy viewing...
|King Duke IX of Calabar, (1895). The reason he always wore 2 crowns, one on top of the other was to show that he was crowned by the British as well as the EFIK people.|
|British Troops showing off their precious loot after the Benin Punitive Expedition of 1897.|
|Nigerian soldiers leaving Kaduna for a second tour of service with the United Nations in Congo.|
|Policemen at the Ilorin railway station in the 1910s with no shoes. |
|A colonial officer carried by servants in Lagos, 1910.|
|Alhaji Ahmadu Bello being interviewed on TV prior to his departure to Mecca.|
A Nigerian Football team without boots (1949).
|Nigerian Schoolgirls in Sokoto Enjoy Breakfast in 1953.|
|Soldiers at Ibadan gate.|
|Picture taken after a hunting trip. Calabar, 1910.|
|On the first of January 1914, the Northern and Southern Protectorates were merged together as one and Nigeria as we have it today was born.|
|Nnamdi Azikiwe's political campaign in 1959.|
|The Biafa war- General Yakubu Gowon can be seen in thist pic standing before a map as he tells reporters at a press conference that the war will be over in 4 to 8 weeks- Sept 13 1968. He was however wrong as the war finished apprx 2 years after.|