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

  • Sat - Mar 25, 2017: Blogger, Publisher Jailed On Defamation Charges - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [CPJ] Abuja -Nigerian authorities should immediately and unconditionally release blogger Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo and newspaper publisher Samuel Welson, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
  • Sat - Mar 25, 2017: Amnesty Office to Train 800 Ex-Agitators in Akwa Ibom - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Leadership] Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh, the Coordinator Presidential Amnesty Office, says the office will train and empower 800 ex-agitators in agriculture and aquaculture in Akwa-Ibom.
  • Sat - Mar 25, 2017: Dangote Buys Largest Crane in Africa From China - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Leadership] Business mogul, Aliko Dangote is presently the owner of the largest crawler crane in Africa. The astute businessman bought the crane from China's number one construction company, XCMG Construction Machinery Co Ltd, a Company dealing in heavy machineries.
  • Sat - Mar 25, 2017: Lagos Water Corporation to Revive 42 Mini Waterworks - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Premium Times] The Managing Director of Lagos State Water Corporation, Muminu Badmus, on Friday said the corporation would resuscitate about 42 mini waterworks across the state.
  • Sat - Mar 25, 2017: Our Govt On a Mission to Regenerate Lagos Island - Ambode - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Vanguard] Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday revealed plans of his administration to regenerate the Lagos Island axis of the State by transforming it into the tourism hub of not just Nigeria, but Africa.