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

  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: Govt Signs Polio Aid Deal With Germany - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Daily Trust] Nigeria and Germany have signed on to a ?N3.5 billion (?10 million) aid agreement to eradicate polio in Nigeria.
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: Taraba Speaker Cautions Against Politicising Anti-Open Grazing Bill - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Daily Trust] Taraba House of Assembly Speaker Abel Diah on Tuesday cautioned members of the public against politicising the anti-open grazing bill currently before the House.
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: Indonesia to Build 10,000 Barrels Per Day Refinery in Nigeria - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Daily Trust] An Indonesian firm, PT Intim Perkasa Nigeria Ltd, a subsidiary of PT Intim Perkasa, Indonesia, has indicated interest to build a refinery in Nigeria.
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: Police Academy Violating Rights of Muslim Cadets, Group Alleges - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Daily Trust] Jos -Muslim Youth Society of Nigeria (MYSC) says the Police Academy,Wudil in Kano state, has been violating the rights of Muslim cadets since its inception in 2013 for not allowing them holidays over Sallah.
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: Govt Turns to Renewable Energy for Economic Growth - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [This Day] Abuja -The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, tuesday announced federal government's plans to provide renewable power supply for no fewer than one million households in rural communities that are not connected to the national grid.