History Fast Facts: Nigeria Stats

Can you answer these fast facts about the history of Nigeria?

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Which city was annexed by Britain as a crown colony in 1861?Lagos
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In which year did Nigeria become independent?1960
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Which province declared independence in 1967, leading to the Nigerian Civil War?Biafra
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In which year were the Southern Nigeria Protectorate and the Northern Nigeria Protectorate formally combined into one?1914
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In which decade was the Hausa Nation conquered by the Sokoto Caliphate?1800s
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Which Yoruba-speaking empire was located in eastern Benin and western Nigeria in the 17th century?Oyo Empire
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Which culture arrived on the Jos plateau around 1500 BC and disappeared around 500 AD?Nok culture
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In which town were hundreds of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014?Chibok
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Who was president of Nigeria between 1985 and 1993?Ibrahim Babangida
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Who was the first and only Prime Minister of Nigeria?Abubakar Tafawa Balewa
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