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

  • Wed - May 24, 2017: Buhari's Wife, Aisha, Speaks On Husband's Driving Force - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Premium Times] Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, on Wednesday said 'unflinching support' and prayers by Nigerian women has been the driving force pushing President Muhammadu Buhari to deliver on his electoral promises to the people.
  • Wed - May 24, 2017: Iwu, Daily Telegraph Agree N500,000 Out-of-Court Settlement Over Publication - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Premium Times] A former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Maurice Iwu and the Daily Telegraph on Wednesday in Abuja settled out of court after the paper paid N500, 000 as compensation for malicious publication.
  • Wed - May 24, 2017: Benue State Begins Translation of Science Textbooks Into Indigenous Languages - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Premium Times] The Benue State Universal Basic Education Board has started translating science textbooks into Tiv dialect for easy learning and sustenance of indigenous languages.
  • Wed - May 24, 2017: NCAC to Partner Traditional Rulers On Cultural Revival - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [This Day] Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Segun Runsewe, has stated that traditional rulers as custodians of Nigeria tradition, history and culture, will play prominent role in the strategic revival of Nigerian culture under his watch.
  • Wed - May 24, 2017: UK Deports 35 Nigerians - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Premium Times] The Government of the United Kingdom on Wednesday deported 35 Nigerians for committing immigration-related offences in the country.