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 - Aug 3, 2021: Akwa Ibom Orders 1 Million Doses of Covid-19 Vaccines - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Daily Trust] Akwa Ibom Governor Udom Emmanuel has ordered 1 million new doses of vaccines for the state.
  • Tue - Aug 3, 2021: Govt Approves 114 New Standards for Energy, Others - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Daily Trust] The federal government has approved 114 new standards for the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) to boost the country's economic growth.
  • Tue - Aug 3, 2021: Bandits Kill Policeman, 17 Others in Attacks On Kaduna Communities - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Daily Trust] Eighteen people, including a police officer, have been reportedly killed in attacks by bandits on five communities in Chawai chiefdom, Kauru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
  • Tue - Aug 3, 2021: Halt the Spread of Cholera - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Daily Trust] As the country yet battles to contain the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19, cholera is also spreading and taking its toll on Nigerians, which if not controlled immediately, can advance into an epidemic. A recent report of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) showed that the disease as of June 27, 2021 had affected Benue, Delta, Zamfara, Gombe, Bayelsa, Kogi, Sokoto, Bauchi, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Kebbi, Cross River, Niger, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Nasarawa states.
  • Tue - Aug 3, 2021: Persons With Disabilities Seek Representation in N/Assembly, Others - AllAfrica News: Nigeria
    [Daily Trust] Persons with Disabilities (PWD) have called for the reservation of a certain percentage of seats to the disability community in federal and state houses of assembly in the proposed amendment to the 1999 Constitution.