As Buhari leads an epic victory against Jonathan, we bring you a chronology of key events in Nigeria from 800 BC to March, 2015!

Circa 800 BC – Jos plateau settled by Nok – a neolithic and iron age civilisation. Circa 11th century onwards – Formation of city states, kingdoms and empires, including Hausa kingdoms and Borno dynasty in north, Oyo and Benin kingdoms in south. 1472 – Portuguese navigators reach Nigerian coast. 16-18th centuries – Slave trade: Millions […]