Nigeria commences process to kick-start new national airline
- Premium Times
The Federal Government will appoint a transaction adviser next week as part of efforts to establish a new national carrier, an official has said. The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said the new national carrier will ensure competition ...
Keeper Ikeme out for Nigeria with pelvic injury
- ESPN FCNigeria
have been dealt a blow ahead of their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Algeria with the withdrawal of first-choice goalkeeper Carl Ikeme due to injury. The 30-year-old goalkeeper was withdrawn at half-time of Wolverhampton Wanderers' 1-1 ...
Bombs, bribes, mud as Nigeria's Boko Haram refugees go home
- The Columbian
Women displaced by Islamist extremists wait for food to be handed out to them at the Bakassi camp in Maiduguri, Nigeria
. Many say the dangerous journey is preferable to the hunger, humiliation and inhumane conditions in refugee camps where more than 1 ...
Inside Nigeria's It-Bag Obsession
It was practically the first thing that I noticed as I stepped off the plane at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria
, last week: an It bag. As I slowly shuffled through an early-morning customs line, blurry-eyed and overwhelmed by ...
FIFA enlists Nigeria on DTMS
Abuja – The Nigeria
Football Federation (NFF), has been enlisted on the Premium Services of the world governing body, FIFA DTMS (Domestic Transfer Matching System) and Intermediary Regulations Tool. Ademola Olajire, the NFF's spokesman, via a ...
Twelve-Lane Highway Threatens Nigeria's Last Rainforests
Most western lowland gorillas live in equatorial Africa, the geographic area that includes countries like Congo, Gabon, Cameroon, the Central African Republic and Nigeria
. In Nigeria's
Cross River State, one subspecies of lowland gorilla is even more ...
'We welcome Buhari's declaration that any Nigerian can leave'
- The Punch
The Indigenous People of Biafra, on Wednesday, reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari's declaration that any Nigerian
who has another country to relocate to should do so. Buhari made the statement at a meeting with Niger Delta leaders in the ...
Nigeria to export rice by 2021
Awka – Prof. Bola Okuneye, an International Consultant, FADAMA III Additional Financing (AF), has said that Nigeria
would begin exportation of rice in the next five years. Okuneye spoke on Wednesday at Amanuke, Awka North Local Government Area of ...
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Nigeria (Hausa: Nijeriya, Igbo: Naíjíríà, Yoruba: Nàìjíríà) is a country in equatorial West Africa. It is the continent's most populous nation.
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The Federal Republic of Nigeria /naɪˈdʒɪəriə/, commonly referred to as Nigeria, is a federal constitutional republic in West Africa, bordering Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north. Its coast in the south lies on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. It comprises 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja is located. Its largest cities include: Lagos, Kano, Ibadan, Benin City and Port Harcourt. Nigeria is officially a democratic secular country.Modern-day Nigeria has been the site of numerous kingdoms and tribal states over the millennia. The modern state originated from British colonial rule beginning in the 19th century, and the merging of the Southern Nigeria Protectorate and Northern Nigeria Protectorate in 1914. The British set up administrative and legal structures whilst practising indirect rule through traditional chiefdoms. Nigeria became a formally independent federation in 1960, and plunged into a civil war from 1967 to 1970. It has since alternated between democratically-elected civilian governments and military dictatorships, until it achieved a stable democracy in 1999, with the 2011 presidential elections considered the first to be reasonably free and fair.Nigeria is often referred to as the "Giant of Africa", owing to its large population and economy. With approximately 184 million inhabitants, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world. Nigeria has one of the largest populations of youth in the world. The country is viewed as a multinational state, as it is inhabited by over 500 ethnic groups, of which the three largest are the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba; these ethnic groups speak over 500 different languages, and are identified with wide variety of cultures. The official language is English. Nigeria is divided roughly in half between Christians, who live mostly in the southern part of the country, and Muslims in the northern part. A minority of the population practise religions indigenous to Nigeria, such as those native to Igbo and Yoruba peoples.As of 2015, Nigeria is the world's 20th largest economy, worth more than $500 billion and $1 trillion in terms of nominal GDP and purchasing power parity respectively. It overtook South Africa to become Africa's largest economy in 2014. Also, the debt-to-GDP ratio is only 11 percent, which is 8 percent below the 2012 ratio. Nigeria is considered to be an emerging market by the World Bank; It has been identified as a regional power on the African continent, a middle power in international affairs, and has also been identified as an emerging global power. Nigeria is a member of the MINT group of countries, which are widely seen as the globe's next "BRIC-like" economies. It is also listed among the "Next Eleven" economies set to become among the biggest in the world. Nigeria is a founding member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the African Union, OPEC, and the United Nations amongst other international organisations.In the 2014 ebola outbreak, Nigeria was the first country to effectively contain and eliminate the Ebola threat that was ravaging three other countries in the West African region, as its unique method of contact tracing became an effective method later used by other countries, such as the United States, when Ebola threats were discovered.Since 2002, the North East of the country has seen sectarian violence by Boko Haram, an Islamist movement that seeks to abolish the secular system of government and establish Sharia law across Nigeria. Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan in May 2014 claimed that Boko Haram attacks have left at least 12,000 people dead and 8,000 people crippled. At the same time, neighbouring countries, Benin, Chad, Cameroon and Niger joined Nigeria in a united effort to combat Boko Haram in the aftermath of a world media highlighted kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls and the spread of Boko Haram attacks to these countries.