The city of Jos was established in 1915 as a tin transportation camp and its early history was closely linked to the prosperity of the mining industry.
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Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, is the largest city size-wise in both Nigeria and Africa. With more than 3 millions people, Ibadan had been the centre of administration of the old Western Region since the days of the British colonial rule, and parts of the city’s ancient protective walls still stand to this day.
Port Harcourt named after Lewis, Viscount Harcourt, Secretary of State for the Colonies was originally known as “Igwe Ocha” and was founded in 1912 by the British in an area traditionally inhabited by the Ikwerre and the Ijaw. The initial purpose of the port was to export coal from Enugu.