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    First Nigerian to Buy a Motor Car, Herbert Macaulay


    First Nigerian to buy a car

    [KiwiClickToTweet tweet=”Herbert Macaulay is the first Nigerian to buy a car” quote=”Herbert Macaulay is the first Nigerian to buy a car”].

    His full name is Olayinka Herbert Samuel Heelas Badmus Macaulay . He was born on 14 November 1864 and died 7 May 1946.

    His mother, Ajayi Abigail Crowther was the daughter of Bishop Samuel Ajayi Crowther.

    He was a Nigerian nationalist, politician, engineer, architect, journalist, and musician and is considered by many Nigerians as the founder of Nigerian nationalism.

    one naira note

    His portrait appears on Nigerian One Naira (N1) note. This is to recognise his contribution to political landscape of Nigeria.



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