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: 214,028,302 (2020)

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

  • Tue - Jul 7, 2020: Ondo Assembly Resumes From Recess - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [This Day] Akure -- In compliance with the directive that all members of the Ondo State House of Assembly should resume from their recess, some members of the Assembly reported in their office in preparation for the commencement of plenary.
  • Tue - Jul 7, 2020: Ondo SSG Resigns, Akeredolu Appoints Replacement - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [This Day] Akure -- Ondo State Governor, Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, yesterday named Mr. Tayo Oluwatuyi as the new Secretary to the State Government (SSG) to replace Mr. Ifedayo Abegunde who resigned from his appointment.
  • Tue - Jul 7, 2020: Govt to Begin Disinfecting Schools Tomorrow - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [This Day] The federal government will tomorrow begin the disinfection of schools, ahead of their reopening.
  • Tue - Jul 7, 2020: Hunter Is Hunted, Presidential Panel Investigates Magu - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [This Day] Abuja -- The hunter turned the hunted yesterday as security operatives intercepted the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, and took him to the Presidential Villa, Abuja for interrogation by a presidential panel investigating sundry allegations of wrongdoing against him.
  • Tue - Jul 7, 2020: Govt Earmarks Over U.S.$1 Billion Intervention Fund for Mining - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [This Day] Abuja -- As part of post COVID-19 intervention, the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr. Olamilenka Adegbite, yesterday in Abuja disclosed that the federal government has earmarked the sum of N600 billion out of N2.3 trillion to be release by the government to ministries to cushion the effect of the pandemic on the economy.