Was it a woman who named Nigeria?
Nigeria has become independent in 1960. Since that time it proudly carries the name, however in the past the territory had a different name. It was changed to Nigeria by a woman reporter from UK. Learn her name from the link in the answers below. The country has managed to become the Giant of Africa and Aliko Dangote (the richest black man in the world and a Nigerian) believes it is the best land in the world for investments. He supports his statement by actions (building his concrete plants). Learn more on what he has to say.
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Nigeria formerly existed as a land divided between many tribes. Later on it got colonized by British and called Royal Niger Company. It was not even deemed to be a country! Later on during the decolonization time the country was set free from the British dominion over it. It had to have a name and it was suggested by a woman called Flora Shaw. READ MORE about her and Nigeria name here: https://ask.naij.com/politics/who-named-nigeria-i23405.html
The country has gained its independence in 1960 and adopted the name given by the journalist Shaw. This name has been able to unite the nation and all its tribes, as it is local and derives from the Niger River.