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: 190,632,261 (2017)

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

  • Sat - Dec 15, 2018: Nigerian Army Lifts Ban of Unicef After Spy Accusations - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Deutsche Welle] Nigeria's army has revoked a ban on UNICEF after claiming it had held workshops to train spies for Boko Haram. The group's Islamist insurgency has killed more than 27,000 people since 2009 and left 1.8 million homeless.
  • Sat - Dec 15, 2018: Federal Govt Sues Shell, ENI U.S.$1.1 Billion Over Malabu Oil Deal - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Leadership] The federal government has sued oil giant, Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Eni SpA and other companies for more than $1 billion over a 2011 oil deal it said was tainted by corruption.
  • Sat - Dec 15, 2018: I Can't Wait for Presidential Debate - Atiku - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Daily Trust] Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he cannot wait for the 2019 presidential debate.
  • Sat - Dec 15, 2018: #Debate2019 - PDP Hails Obi's Performance At Presidential Debate - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Vanguard] The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated its Vice Presidential candidate, Governor Peter Obi, for his outstanding performance at the 2019 Vice Presidential debate on Friday.
  • Sat - Dec 15, 2018: I Can't Wait to Debate Buhari - Atiku - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Premium Times] The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, said on Friday night that he was keenly looking forward to next month's presidential debate, moments after watching the vice-presidential debate in Abuja.