Nigeria

COUNTRY FLAG

COAT OF ARMS

flag_nigeria coatofarms_nigeria

 

LOCATION MAP

AREA MAP

locationmap_nigeria areamap_nigeria

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

Links:

RECENT NEWS

  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: Senate Orders Reinstatement of Dismissed Colonel - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [This Day] Abuja -The Senate has urged the authorities of the Nigerian Army to immediately reinstate one of the 38 dismissed officers, Colonel Chidi Kalu Ukoha, and pay all his entitlements.
  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: Govt - Why National Carrier Being Delayed - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [This Day] The federal government on Wednesday explained that the perceived delay in launching the national carrier of Nigeria was to avoid the mistake of the past and launching a carrier that would fail.
  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: Lagos General Hospitals Prepare to Manage Outbreak of Deadly Viral Infections - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [This Day] The Lagos State Government in collaboration with the Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh (DRASA) Health Trust has conducted training for health workers in all General Hospitals in the state towards increasing their capacity to identify and promptly manage patients during outbreak of emerging infectious diseases.
  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: Developing Nigeria Through Investments in Rail Transport - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [This Day] Beyond the ports, the rail form of transportation is critical to moving goods and people more cheaply and efficiently across the country; hence, the need for renewed focus on the rail sector by government to boost the economy.
  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: Sogon's Logon to Yobe's Healthcare Marks Gaidam Out - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [This Day] In Sokoto today, the Society of Obstetrics and Gynecologists of Nigeria (SOGON), which is holding its annual meeting there, will confer an award on Governor Ibrahim Gaidam for the progress that Yobe has made in maternal, newborn and childcare.