Nigeria's Book Of Firsts - A Handbook On Pioneer Nigerian Citizens, Institutions And Event
AVAILABLE IN NIGERIA FROM FEBRUARY 2021
First published in 1989 and republished in the UK in 2020, Nigeria's Book of Firsts, a guide to the landmarks in Nigerian political, economic, social, and cultural history, has stood the test of time.
A bewildering array of 'firsts' are recorded in the book, ranging from the first official visit to Nigeria by a British monarch, touching on achievements such as establishing the first insurance company in the country and the first win by a world junior cruiserweight boxing champion. It covers a wide range of information from details on the first female Nigerian Professor, the first "Made in Nigeria" computer to the first face to appear on a Nigerian TV screen, Nigeria's first recorded Quintuplets, and the 1st Nigerian to preside over the United Nations General Assembly.
Nigeria's Book of Firsts was described by its author as his 'humble contribution toward filling the yawning information in Nigeria as well as uplifting the level of national consciousness and patriotism among fellow Nigerians'.
Three decades on, this reference work – laboriously compiled in a pre-internet age – stands the test of time as an invaluable guide to landmarks in Nigerian political, economic, social, and cultural history.
This first British publication, distributed both in the UK, USA, and Nigeria, makes Nigeria's book of firsts more widely available than ever before.