Nigeria

Country Nigeria
Capital Abuja
Continent Africa
Currency Naira(NGN)
Languages English, Hausa, Yourba, lgbo, Fulani, Edo, Efik, Fulani, Idoma, Ijaw, Kanuri, Itsekiri, Urhobo-Isoko, Igala, Igbira, Nupe, Ibibio, Gwari, Tiv, Birom, Margi, Jukun & Katab

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British influence and control over what would become Nigeria and Africa's most populous country grew through the 19th century. A series of constitutions after World War II granted Nigeria greater autonomy; independence came in 1960. Following nearly 16 years of military rule, a new constitution was adopted in 1999, and a peaceful transition to civilian government was completed. The government continues to face the daunting task of reforming a petroleum-based economy, whose revenues have been squandered through corruption and mismanagement, and institutionalizing democracy. In addition, Nigeria continues to experience longstanding ethnic and religious tensions. Although both the 2003 and 2007 presidential elections were marred by significant irregularities and violence, Nigeria is currently experiencing its longest period of civilian rule since independence. The general elections of April 2007 marked the first civilian-to-civilian transfer of power in the country's history. In January 2010, Nigeria assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2010-11 term.

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Nigeria appoints new commander against Boko Haram
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Cholera outbreak: 175 dead, over 10 000 affected in Nigeria
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MTN's Nigerian woes don't seem to go away
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JOHANNESBURG MTN, Africa's biggest telecommunications operator, met with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in an effort to end troubles in the country that have wiped off billions in value according to reports on Friday. MTN gained 3.5 percent on the ...

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Nigeria wants former oil minister extradited from Britain - Eyewitness News

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Nigeria wants former oil minister extradited from Britain
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ABUJA - The head of Nigeria's main anti-corruption agency on Monday said he wanted former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke to be extradited to face trial because a corruption probe against her in Britain was taking too long. Alison-Madueke, who ...
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Jonathan's administration plunged Nigeria into debt Osinbajo
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UPDATED: Teleology takes over Nigeria's 9mobile
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Food ads stir questions in Nigeria about gender roles - Eyewitness News

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Food ads stir questions in Nigeria about gender roles
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Atiku And Obasanjo To Blame For Nigeria's Current Problems, Says Group
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Has Buhari's government plunged Nigeria into $80 billion in debt?
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