Today In Nigeria’s History: 9th December

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On this day in 1890, British  journalist and writer Flora Shaw,  suggested that Nigeria be named after River Niger…

Shaw, who later married Lord Federick Lugard, the former governor-general of Nigeria in 1902, coined the name ‘Nigeria’

Also on this day in 1980, a Senator in the National Assembly, lbrahim Barau, is jailed for smuggling for one year without an option to pay fine

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