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

  • Sat - Jun 23, 2018: Tiwa Savage, Wizkid Plan New Collabo - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Vanguard] Following the huge success of 'Ma Lo', and their decision to remain best friends off and on the stage, singers Wizkid and Tiwa Savage have revealed plans to release another joint single.
  • Sat - Jun 23, 2018: Over 5.5% Suffering From Diabetes - Researchers - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Vanguard] Researchers have raised alarm over the increasing rate of diabetes among Nigerians, saying over 5.5 per cent of the country's population was suffering from the ailment.
  • Sat - Jun 23, 2018: Buhari Appoints Four Non Executive Directors for CBN - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of four new Non-Executive Directors of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, and two new Chief Executive Officers for some federal agencies. He has equally approved the renewal of the tenure of three Chief Executive Officers of other federal institutions.
  • Sat - Jun 23, 2018: Grand Theft Infant - Baby-Snatching Raises Concerns - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Daily Trust] As recorded cases of trafficking in babies rises in the country, Daily Trust Saturday takes a look at the past six months.
  • Sat - Jun 23, 2018: How PDP Is Secretly Wooing Obasanjo - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Vanguard] Abuja -In its determination to mend fences with former members ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has intensified moves to convince former President Olusegun Obasanjo to rejoin the party in the next few weeks.