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: 203,452,505 (2018)

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

Major Ethnic 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

  • Wed - Aug 21, 2019: Nigeria Drug Abusers Exposed to Fatal Diseases - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [CAJ News] Abuja -NIGERIA is battling a surge of communicable diseases among users of illegal drugs.
  • Wed - Aug 21, 2019: Guarding Against Another Ebola Outbreak - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [This Day] There is need to be vigilant
  • Wed - Aug 21, 2019: Foundation Seeks Support for Conservation of Elephants in Nigeria - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Daily Trust] Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) has said sustained actions are needed to halt the indiscriminate habitat destruction and human-wildlife conflicts triggering unpredictable behaviour and movements of Nigeria's elephants out of known home ranges.
  • Wed - Aug 21, 2019: Tragic Death of ATBU Students - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Daily Trust] Four students of the Abubakar Balewa University (ATBU) in Bauchi recently died and seven others were injured following the collapse of a bridge as a result of a heavy downpour that lasted several hours.While briefing journalists, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Mohammed Ahmed Abdulazeez, said the tragedy occurred on the night of Monday, August 5, 2019 at the Gubi campus of the institution.
  • Wed - Aug 21, 2019: Govt Moves to Remove Constraints to Private Sector Investments - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [This Day] The revised Nigeria Industrial Policy is aimed at liberalising the industrial sector by removing constraints to private investments, reduce cost of doing business and create conditions attract Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs), the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Budget and National Planning, Ernest Umakhihe, has disclosed.