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History of Nigeria Quiz

Can you answer these questions from Nigerian history?
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What was the capital of Nigeria between 1914–1976?
Lagos
What style of music was popularized by Fela Kuti in the 1960s?
Afrobeat
From what country did Nigeria gain independence in 1960?
United Kingdom
What kingdom's capital was called Edo, until being invaded by the above in 1897?
Kingdom of Benin
What soulful singer sang "Smooth Operator" and "The Sweetest Taboo"?
Sade
What trade supposedly started in Nigeria in the late 15th century?
Transatlantic Slave Trade
What J word refers to a ruling military clique such as the one that ruled Nigeria
from 1966–1979 and again between 1983–1999?
Junta
What break-away state existed in Southeastern Nigeria between 1967–1970?
Republic of Biafra
What war did that breakaway erupt between 1967–1970?
Nigerian Civil War
What former Nigerian NBA center is known as "The Dream"?
Hakeem Olajuwon
Who served as the President of Nigeria between 2010–2015?
Goodluck Jonathan
What African empire controlled northwestern Nigeria between 1464–1901?
Songhai Empire
What terrorist group was founded by Mohammed Yusuf in 2003?
Boko Haram
What soccer super-power did Nigeria defeat to claim the Gold medal
at the 1996 Summer Olympics?
Argentina
What oil-based international body did Nigeria join in 1971?
OPEC
What Islamic state controlled much of central Nigeria between 1804–1903?
Sokoto Caliphate
What three-letter civilisation made the first internal unification in Nigeria
in the 15th century BC?
Nok culture
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