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CENTER FOR RESEARCH, INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND MEDIA DEVELOPMENT (CRIMMD) (Sponsored)

AT CRIMMD we manage information; media and political research; biographical and autobiographical writings; documentations, exhibitions and script editing. A non-political, non-governmental, non-profit making but standard research developmental institution. Serving the general public in the unique capacity of being, at once, the intellectual incubator, think tank, health farm and information bank. CRIMMD was formed by a collection of information intellectuals with great interest in media research and documentation.
As an intellectual developmental institution, CRIMMD reaches out to the public through participations in seminars, workshops, publications, conferences, excursions, humanitarian services, courtesy visit and awards presentation to deserving Nigerians.

In less than a year of existence, CRIMMD donated a free public library to the Ejigbo community, in her effort to empower the youth with knowledge for effective leadership for tomorrow.

CRIMMD FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY
On December 16, 2004, CRIMMD donated a free public library to the people of Ejigbo and it was commissioned by the former Federal Minister of Information Chief Sir, Alex Akinyele JP. CRIMMD Library is open free to the public. It’s sponsored by the Center for Research, Information Management & Media Development (CRIMMD). 
CRIMMD library is a strong legacy for the communities of Ejigbo, Isolo, Okota and Ikotun in Lagos Nigeria where it is situated. CRIMMD library is helping to keep the youths mind active and away from being the devils workshop. This have definitely gone along way to reduce the rate of crime and produce intellectuals within the environment. No wonder CRIMMD Library was honoured by Ejigbo Police Community Relation Committee PCRC, with a Merit Award for its contribution to the maintenance of security in Ejigbo and environs. On April 12, 2006, CRIMMD Sponsored what is today Nigerians Youngest Author, Oluebuchukwu Sharon James, the six year old girl that wrote ‘Freedom’ a children literature. And on August 22, 2006:          CRIMMD honoured the late Gen. Abudulkareem Adisa (rtd.) in a seminar titled “Candle in the wind” on his post humors birthday and the CRIMMD DG demanded from the Federal Government to restore the rank and all rights and privileges of late Adisa, that was stripped off him after the coup that he was alleged to have been involved in. Starting from December 28, 2008:            
CRIMMD visited and donated books to 33 Media Organizations in Nigeria, as its contribution to boost the reading culture in Nigeria.

On October 1st 2012, CRIMMD established a photo museum presently with about 10, 000 photos on Nigeria history. The CRIMMD NIGERIA PHOTO MUSEUM – is rich with photographs and portraits of the slave trades and its relics, through to the famous Berlin Conference of 1884/85; the era of Explorers (Expedition) of Dr. Mungo Park, Richard Landers and others. The onset of the merchants of the Royal Niger Company of Sir George Goldie through to Lord Fredrick Lugard who amalgamated Nigeria in 1914 and his wife, a former colonial secretary of great Britain, Flora Shaw, who historically invented a name for us-from ‘Niger-Area’ to Nigeria.

Outstanding landmark personalities abounds: the likes of King Onyeama, King Jaja of Opopo, Queen Amina of Zaria, Bishop Ajayi Crowther e.t.c. Protectorates governors and all former Governor Generals; fire brand die hard Nationalist from Sir Herbert Macaulay through to Mazi Mbaonu Ojike; indigenous Governor General; Regional premiers and Regional Governors; Military Head of States and their deputies; Military governors and the Military Administrators that ever ruled in the making and shaping of Nigeria. Civilian elected president and their vice; and all the first ladies from Mrs. Flora Ogbeyalu Azikiwe to Dame Patience Jonathan; elected civilians governors up to the present time, including Your Excellency Sir; Senate presidents and the Speakers of House of Representatives from the pre-independence era to the present time.

A pictorial role call of Chief Justices of Nigeria; Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Administrators/Ministers; Inspector General of Police (Past and Present); Secretaries to the Federal Government; Chiefs of Army Staff, Naval Staff; Air Staff, Chiefs of Defense and the Ministers of Defense; Comptroller General of Customs Service; Chairmen of Electoral Commissions; Central Bank of Nigeria Governors; notable people in the News; Nigeria women of substance and achievers; Events of the century; the Nigeria Civil War and personalities.
There is a section on “The 12 hour revolution of Isaac Boro”; “The June 12 Saga” The Second World War; The Nigerian Civil War; Biafran Republic, including emblems like stamps, currency, coat of arm and many others – relics of historical significance.

There are in addition, some historical relics, like stamps - as well as the history of stamps dating back to the era of the first post office in Nigeria, a branch of the British General Post Office in 1851, to the era when the Royal Niger Company operated a parallel post office and postal administration in the Oil Rivers Protectorate of the Niger Coast territories in 1887, to the period when THOMAS DE LA RUE COY LTD. of London was awarded the first contract for printing the definitive Postage Stamps for the colony of Lagos in 1868 by the Crown Agents. It has on display hundreds of stamps printed in the last 100 years.

Old currency and coins – Dating to the period, prior to the establishment of the West African Currency Board: samples of used various forms of money including cowries and manilas and other strange commodities that were also used as a form of exchange known as barter. Samples of the West African coins of 1930’s; the July 1st, 1959, Central Bank of Nigeria currency notes and coins; the 1965 denominations; 1968, Nigeria civil war currency denominations; 1973, decimal currency; February 11th 1977 currency denominations; the July 2nd, 1979, currency notes of three denominations and the February 2007, redesigned currency notes.

National symbols past and present and a lot more, including different maps of Nigeria displaying state creations from the protectorate era to the present 36 states, old and new national anthem and the composers, amalgamations speeches and all coup speeches, symbols of coat of arms, flags and the personalities behind them.

There is also the book section, hosting great biographies of Nigerians, Nigeria history books, Military books, Civil war books and Who’s who in Nigeria books. 
It is very difficult to cover in writing the treasure on display in the Nigeria at 100 Archi-Seum; historically, it is the making of Nigeria in full measure. The collection is awesome, it is a timeless treasure of Nigeria on the move to the next level. You have to visit us to appreciate us. 
We are located at 138 ejigbo-idimu road, Idimu Lagos and I can be reached on 08030700584

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