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

  • Sun - Apr 22, 2018: Dangote Foundation Donates N120 Million Secondary School in Lagos - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Premium Times] The Dangote Foundation says it has donated a well-equipped secondary school in Lagos valued at N120 million as part of its interventionist's programme to boost education.
  • Sun - Apr 22, 2018: Ignore British PM On Same-Sex Marriage, CAN Urges Nigerian Govt - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Premium Times] The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Sunday advised the federal government to disregard the counsel of British Prime Minister, Theresa May, on same sex marriage.
  • Sun - Apr 22, 2018: 7 Dead, Dozen Injured in Bama Mosque Blast - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Daily Trust] Maiduguri -At least, 7 worshippers were killed and dozens wounded when two suicide bombers attacked a Mosque in Bama on Sunday morning, a source said.
  • Sun - Apr 22, 2018: Four Killed As Suicide Bombers Target Borno Mosque - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Premium Times] At least four persons were killed and eight others injured as two suicide bombers attacked a mosque in Bama town of Borno State in the early hours of Sunday, officials have said.
  • Sun - Apr 22, 2018: INEC Denies Creating 30,000 New Polling Units - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Vanguard] The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has denied creating 30,000 additional polling units in order to compromise the 2019 general elections.