Nigeria Centenary Celebration Essay Competition

In light of the celebration of the 100 years amalgamation of Nigeria (1914-2014), TGIC Quiz Show is the 2nd Season of the TGIC Competition that had been going online. It intends to provide edutainment to Nigerians between the ages of 18-39. The Quiz show is an integral part of the Social media platform of the Nigeria Centenary Celebration.


I Know My Country


Nigeria Centenary


  • Grand Prize – One Million (N1,000,000) Naira
  • 2nd Prize – Five Hundred Thousand (N500,000) Naira
  • 3rd place – Two Hundred Fifty Thousand (N250,000) Naira
  • The three winners in each geo-political zone will receive N250,000, N150,000 and N100,000 respectively.
  • Many other consolation prizes, including N10, 000 for each of the 20 regional participants etc.

Timeline & deadline

Zone 1) South-South January 14, 2014 at Yenagua;

Zone 2) South-East January 18, 2014 at Enugu;

Zone 3) South-West January 21,2014 at Ondo.

ENTRIES for zone 1-3 will CLOSE by December 31, 2013.

Zone 4) North-West January 25, 2015 at Kaduna;

Zone 5) North-East January 28, 2014 at Bauchi;

Zone 6) North-Central, February 1, 2014 at Markudi.

Entries for zone 4-6 will CLOSE by January 15, 2014


  • The TGIC Competition Season 2 is in two stages/categories

(1) Entry stage is: the Essay category

(2) Competition stage is: the Quiz category.

  • The show will be held in the six geo-political zones of Nigeria and hosted in six cities: Yenagoa (south-south); Akure (south-west); Enugu (south-east); Kaduna (north-west); Makurdi (north central); Bauchi (north-east). The grand finale is to hold in the federal capital, Abuja.
  • To enter:

1. ‘Like’ the NIGERIA CENTENARY Facebook page

2. Write a 100 (one-hundred) word essay on the subject/theme: “I Know My Country” and email it to:

  • A press conference will be hosted in the federal capital on January 9, 2014 while the grand finale, also in Abuja, will hold on February 8 2014.
  • All entries will be assessed by an in-house panel of judges comprising historians, academics and political scientists who are all professors in their various fields; 20 entries will be shortlisted for the regional Quiz contest.
  • One winner will be selected from each geo-political zones, making a total of six (6). All six finalist will be invited to Abuja for the grand finale and will receive a centenary award.


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