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

  • Tue - Oct 16, 2018: NBS Says Prices of Kerosene, Gas Increased in September - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Vanguard] Abuja -The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), said the average price per litre paid by consumers for National Household Kerosene increased to N297.28 in September from N288.75 recorded in August.
  • Tue - Oct 16, 2018: Just in - EFCC Gets New Head of Operations - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Vanguard] The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has assigned Mr Friday Ebelo, a Deputy Chief Detective Superintendent as the new Head of Operations, Gombe Zonal Office.
  • Tue - Oct 16, 2018: Breaking - Fayemi Sworn-in As Ekiti Governor - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Vanguard] Former minister of Solid Mineral, Mr. Kayode Fayemi, has been sworn-in as the Ekiti state governor.
  • Tue - Oct 16, 2018: Abuja Rage As Boko Haram Kills Another Aid Worker - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Nation] Nigeria has expressed outrage at the killing of another aid worker by the Boko Haram group, after failed efforts to assuage the jihadists.
  • Tue - Oct 16, 2018: Chukwuma, Akintola Win Medals at Youth Olympic Games - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Vanguard] Lagos -Rosemary Chukwuma and Alaba Akintola on Monday at the ongoing Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Buenos Aires won gold and silver medals Nigeria.