Nigeria

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INFORMATION

Capital: Abuja

Government: Federal Presidential Republic

Current President: Muhammadu Buhari

Economy:

  • Oil-rich Nigeria has been hobbled by political instability, corruption, inadequate infrastructure and poor macroeconomic management.
  • Since 2007, economic reforms have begun to positively affect the overall GDP.

Population: 188,462,640 (2015)

Land Size: 923,768 sq km (356,669 sq miles)

Major Ethic Groups:

  • Hausa and Fulani: 29%
  • Yoruba: 21%
  • Igbo (Ibo): 18%
  • Ijaw: 10%
  • Kanuri: 4%
  • Ibibio: 3.5%
  • Tiv: 2.5%
Religions:

  • Muslim: 50%
  • Christian: 40%
  • Indigenous African Religions: 10%

Language(s):

  • English (official)
  • Hausa
  • Yoruba
  • Igbo (Ibo)
  • Fulani
  • Over 500 additional indigenous languages

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RECENT NEWS

  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: The Ailing President and the Coming Conflagration in Nigeria - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Vanguard] How do we describe our ailing President Muhammadu Buhari?
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: Lagos Rescues 237 Abandoned Babies in One Year - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Guardian] The Lagos State government said it rescued 237 abandoned babies from across the metropolis in the last one year. The Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, disclosed this yesterday while briefing journalists in Alausa.
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: Farmers Form 90 Percent 2017 Intending Taraba Pilgrims - Official - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Premium Times] Farmers constitute more than 90 per cent of the 1,260 intending pilgrims from Taraba that have so far deposited fare for the 2017 pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia, an official of the state pilgrims board has said.
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: Buhari, If Ill, Hand Over to Osinbajo, Recover and Finish Your Term - Makarfi - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Vanguard] Senator Ahmed Makarfi, factional leader of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, has told president Muhammadu Buhari to resign and hand over to his Vice president who is fit to work and return after full recovery.
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: Kanu Fulfils Bail Condition - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Vanguard] Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, on Friday, fulfilled the bail conditions granted by the Federal High Court, Abuja.