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

  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: Police Kill Four Armed Robbers in Rivers - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Guardian] Port Harcourt -The Rivers State police command said it has killed four armed robbers. The hoodlums were killed yesterday by the Afam Divisional Police Station in Oyigbo Local Government Area of the state.
  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: NBA Condemns Indiscriminate Arrests, Human Rights Violations By SSS - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Guardian] Jos -The Jos, Plateau State branch of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) has condemned activities of the State Security Services (SSS) who arrest people indiscriminately and violate their rights in the process.
  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: Six Killed As Gunmen Abduct Lawmaker's Children in Zamfara - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Guardian] The police in Zamfara State have confirmed the abduction of two children of Yahaya Chado, the member representing Maradun/Bakura Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Abuja.
  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: Number of Registered Voters Now 74 Million - INEC - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Guardian] Abuja and Owerri -The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has hinted that the number of registered voters in the country now stood at 74 million and still counting.
  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: What Are Nigerians Afraid of Losing? - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Guardian] Last week it was reported that $500 million Abacha Loot returned to Nigeria had not only been re-looted, but had actually been sent back abroad. It was as if the country, that is so desperate for funding, simply spat the money back out.