Nigeria

COUNTRY FLAG

COAT OF ARMS

flag_nigeria coatofarms_nigeria

LOCATION MAP

AREA MAP

locationmap_nigeria areamap_nigeria

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

Links:

RECENT NEWS

  • Mon - Jun 17, 2019: Triple Suicide Bomb Attack in Nigeria Targets Football Fans - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Deutsche Welle] Three suicide bombers have killed 30 people in the village of Konduga in Borno, Nigeria. The attackers targeted an area where people had gathered to watch a football game.
  • Mon - Jun 17, 2019: Many Killed, Houses Burnt in Jalingo - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Daily Trust] Jalingo -Many people were said to have been killed and several houses burnt in a crisis that erupted yesterday in Jalingo,Taraba State Capital.
  • Mon - Jun 17, 2019: 30 Dead, 42 Injured in Borno Multiple Bomb Blasts - SEMA - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Daily Trust] The Borno State Emergency Management Agency on Monday said 30 persons were killed and 42 others injured in a multiple bomb blasts that rocked a Borno village on Sunday night.
  • Mon - Jun 17, 2019: Borno SEMA Confirms Death of 30 People and Injury of 42 Others in Suicide Attack - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Vanguard] Borno Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) on Monday said 30 persons lost thier lives while 42 others were injured when three suicide bombers detonated Improvised Explossive Device (IED) in Mandarari community of Konduga Local government area of the state.
  • Mon - Jun 17, 2019: 17 People Killed, Dozens Injured in Borno Multiple Bomb Blasts - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Daily Trust] No fewer than 17 persons have been killed in a multiple bomb blasts that rocked a Borno village on Sunday night, according to local vigilantes.