Northern Nigeria, Then and Now, A Photo Story

Kanuri Dancers, Maiduguri c1960s_John Hinde collection
Kanuri Dancers in Maiduguri, Nigeria, 1960. As collected by the Nigerian Nostalgia Project (NNP) Photo Credit: John Hinde Collection

The Nigerian Nostalgia Project (NNP) is a worldwide photo collection project with over 60,000 members. The Project seeks to preserve the history of the Nigerian people as well as surrounding countries on the African continent. Take a look at Northern Nigeria from past and present with this photo story. Specially curated in collaboration with NNP Project founder Etim Eyo.

Sharuwa-Dancer-in-Argungu.jpg_A scene from the 2009 Argungu Durbar organized by Argungu Emirate Council_Irene_beeker
Sharuwa Dancers, Argungu during Durbar, 2009 as organized by Argungu Emirate Council. Photo Credit: Irene Beeker
Koranic school teachers, Maiduguri 1910s.Publisher. Uknown
Quranic/Koranic school teachers in Maiduguri, Nigeria, around 1910, exact date unknown. As collected by the Nigerian Nostalgia Project (NNP) Photo Credit: Unknown
May 12, 2012 PHOTO_PIUS UTOMI EXPEI_AFP_GETTY IMAGES
Students stood in a burnt classroom at Maiduguri Experimental School in Nigeria, a private nursery, primary and secondary school burned by Boko Haram to keep children away from school, May 12, 2012. Photo Credit: Pius Utomi Expei/AFP/Getty Images
Rail Engineer James Marshal Thomson at Offa railway station 1939 Credit_ Luoman
Rail Engineer James Marshal Thomson at Offa railway station, Nigeria, 1939. As collected by the Nigerian Nostalgia Project (NNP) Photo Credit: Louman
Lagos to Jebba railway line_2014
Happy passengers abroad the railway line from Lagos to Jebba, 2014. The Lagos Jebba gauge line is a 636 kilometer line running from Jebba-Kano and 1,657 kilometer line running from Port Harcourt to Maiduguri. Photo Credit: Nigerian Vision News
source daily trust_gov. general john macpherson accompanied by Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Umar El Kanemi, inspects a parade by the Borno Native Authority police May 10, 1952
General John Macpherson accompanied by Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Umar El Kanemi, inspects a parade by the Borno Native Authority police May 10, 1952. As collected by the Nigerian Nostalgia Project (NNP) Photo Credit: Daily Trust
British army member a part of the British Advisory Committee training Nigerian Army Personnel to fight Boko Haram, October, 2015. Photo Credit: Unknown
Camels at Monguno Market, Maiduguri c 1960 Source_John Hinde_John Hinde collection
Camels at Monguno Market, Maiduguri, 1960. As collected by the Nigerian Nostalgia Project (NNP) Photo Credit: John Hinde Collection
Maiduguri Monguno market explosion_AP
No fewer than 13 people were killed and 53 others injured at Monguno Market, in Borno State, when an explosive device detonated, a health official and vigilantes helping the military against Boko Haram said, 2015. Photo Credit: AP

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