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

  • Fri - Jul 21, 2017: Group Opposes Morocco's Bid to Join Ecowas - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Premium Times] A group has listed eight reasons why Nigeria should prevent Morocco from joining the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
  • Fri - Jul 21, 2017: Making Hajj Operations Hitch-Free - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [This Day] Until recently, airlift of pilgrims to the Holly Land of Mecca was characterised by hiccups, including the failure of airlines to bring back the pilgrims they had taken to Saudi Arabia and undue delays during the return flight back to Nigeria.
  • Fri - Jul 21, 2017: Golf - Ahmed Promises the Return of Kwara Open - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [This Day] The Governor of Kwara State, Gov. Abdufatah Ahmed has assured golf aficionados of the return of Kwara Open later in the year.
  • Fri - Jul 21, 2017: Osun Cocoa Industry Now Processes 20,000 Tonnes Daily - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [This Day] Osun Cocoa Industry Now Processes 20,000 Tonnes Daily
  • Fri - Jul 21, 2017: Lessons From Osun Senatorial Election - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [This Day] There will always be consequences for toying with people's will