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: 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

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RECENT NEWS

  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: Nigerians Not Taking COVID-19 Danger Seriously - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Daily Trust] Please permit me to bore you with issues related to Covid-19 pandemic. My hope is that some of you will reach out to policy makers at all levels with my concerns/suggestions:
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: COVID-19 - How Buhari Failed to Take Action in Vital Weeks - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Daily Trust] The coronavirus has spread to 16 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with fears of escalation amid criticism by experts that President Muhammadu Buhari did not take action at the right time to stem the tide.
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: Nomadic Education - Govt Adopts Multigrade Method to Address Teacher Shortage - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Daily Trust] Katsina, Bauchi, Abaliki, Lafia, Yenagoa, Abuja -Teacher shortage, inadequate funding and insecurity are the major issues undermining efforts in the provision of basic education to kids in nomadic and migrant fishermen communities.
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: Living in the Shadows of Death in New York - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Daily Trust] New York -Living in New York City these days is grim, disturbing and frightening. The ambulance sirens blaring on empty streets are unending.
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: COVID-19 - Buhari Orders Release of 2,600 Prison Inmates - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Vanguard] Abuja -President Muhammadu Buhari has granted pardon and clemency to 2, 600 inmates of the Custodial Centres of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) as part of measures to control the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.