arabic-on-naira

Why we have Arabic inscriptions on the Naira

A lot of us must have observed that we have some Arabic inscriptions on our Naira notes. Quite a number of persons have asked the question Is Nigeria a Muslim Nation? The answer is a categorical NO. Nigeria is not a Muslim Nation, The reason we have Arabic inscriptions on our Naira is as a result of our history. As we all know Nigeria was colonized by The British. The first Paper Currency to be used in Nigeria was The West African Pound it was introduced in 1912 and it had Arabic inscriptions on it. Again Nigeria was under the control of Lord Luguard who had spent a lot of time in Northern Nigeria: He was the first commander of the West African frontier force 1897-99 High commissioner of northern Nigeria 1899-1906 Governor of the protectorates of Northern and southern Nigeria 1912-1914 1st governor general of post-amalgamation Nigeria 1914-1919. Why Hausa? The Hausa language is spoken throughout West Africa ie Nigeria, Niger, Benin Togo Ghana. Ivory coast etc It is the most popular...

Slow and Steady Manchester United

Last weekend Manchester United Defeated  Watford F.C.  by two Goals to nil in the week twenty-five (25) of the Premier league. With each Team having played twenty-five (25) matches,  it means...

Christmas celebration: Right or Wrong

It’s that Time of the year again, when streets are decorated with Christmas lights and trees, people go on vacations, there are celebrations and merry making everywhere. Have you ever wondered if...

How to Survive This Hard Times

This year has really been a tough one, particularly for those of us living in Nigeria. Oil prices have fallen and the economy has taken a downturn. The Naira has crashed steeply in the Foreign...

Adieu Keshi The Big Boss

The People of Nigeria and the African continent woke up on June 8, 2016, to the sad news that Stephen Okechukwu#Keshi had passed on to the Great beyond. It was a very sad day for the Football...