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: 23 people killed in fuel tank explosion in Lokoja, says President Muhammadu Buhari - Firstpost
  1. Nigeria: 23 people killed in fuel tank explosion in Lokoja, says President Muhammadu Buhari  Firstpost
  2. Nigeria fuel tanker crash kills 23 people  Al Jazeera English
  3. Gas Tanker Truck Accident in Nigeria Kills More than Two Dozen People  Voice of America
  4. Nigeria: 23 people killed in fuel tanker crash  Anadolu Agency
  5. Nigeria fuel truck fire kills nine  Deccan Herald
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Exclusive: Nigeria's Buhari to send long-awaited oil reform bill to Senate - sources - Reuters India
  1. Exclusive: Nigeria's Buhari to send long-awaited oil reform bill to Senate - sources  Reuters India
  2. Nigerias President Muhammadu Buhari urges UN to ensure COVID-19 vaccine for all - Republic World  Republic World
  3. Nigeria: President Buhari to attend 47th independence anniversary of Guinea Bissau  Devdiscourse
  4. Nigeria: Buhari Seeks More Concerted Global Efforts to Fight Terrorism  AllAfrica - Top Africa News
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Is Nigeria’s surprise interest rate cut enough to boost economy? - Aljazeera.comIs Nigeria’s surprise interest rate cut enough to boost economy?  Aljazeera.com

Nigeria's main unions to strike over petrol, power price hikes - ETEnergyworld.comNigeria's main unions to strike over petrol, power price hikes  ETEnergyworld.com

Nigeria: Navy deploys warships for military drill - Anadolu AgencyNigeria: Navy deploys warships for military drill  Anadolu Agency

Nigeria Approves $1.96 Billion for Northern Rail Project - BloombergQuintNigeria Approves $1.96 Billion for Northern Rail Project  BloombergQuint

NIGERIA – SAFETY AND SECURITY COORDINATOR (H/F) – MAIDUGURI - ReliefWebNIGERIA – SAFETY AND SECURITY COORDINATOR (H/F) – MAIDUGURI  ReliefWeb

Nigerians in diaspora reveal their favourite Nigerian Stocks - NairametricsNigerians in diaspora reveal their favourite Nigerian Stocks  Nairametrics

‘Tijani a better replacement for Ndidi’ – Boboye backs ex-Nigeria U17 captain for Super Eagles role - Goal.com‘Tijani a better replacement for Ndidi’ – Boboye backs ex-Nigeria U17 captain for Super Eagles role  Goal.com

Nigeria’s Benin Bronzes: ‘It’s not the place of the British to decide their fate’ - The Africa ReportNigeria’s Benin Bronzes: ‘It’s not the place of the British to decide their fate’  The Africa Report

Journalists attacked while covering alleged vote fraud in Nigeria’s Edo state - CPJ Press Freedom OnlineJournalists attacked while covering alleged vote fraud in Nigeria’s Edo state  CPJ Press Freedom Online

WHO Representative urges Borno, the last polio sanctuary, to remain vigilant despite Certification - Nigeria - ReliefWebWHO Representative urges Borno, the last polio sanctuary, to remain vigilant despite Certification - Nigeria  ReliefWeb

Nigeria's coronavirus death toll hits 1100 - Anadolu AgencyNigeria's coronavirus death toll hits 1100  Anadolu Agency

Family of "Ifeoma Abugu" suspect rape, Nigeria police "SARS" claim cocaine overdose kill her weeks to her marriage - Dis na wetin we sabi so far - BBC NewsFamily of "Ifeoma Abugu" suspect rape, Nigeria police "SARS" claim cocaine overdose kill her weeks to her marriage - Dis na wetin we sabi so far  BBC News

Slam-dunk apps for basketball in Nigeria - Mail and GuardianSlam-dunk apps for basketball in Nigeria  Mail and Guardian

NNPC driving Nigeria’s biofuel agenda: Nowhere near 2020 target - The Africa ReportNNPC driving Nigeria’s biofuel agenda: Nowhere near 2020 target  The Africa Report

Rapists will face castration, death penalty under new Nigerian state law - ActionNewsJax.comRapists will face castration, death penalty under new Nigerian state law  ActionNewsJax.com

Leicester City’s Ndidi ruled out of Nigeria action with groin injury - Goal.comLeicester City’s Ndidi ruled out of Nigeria action with groin injury  Goal.com

Nigeria is Africa's leader in Bitcoin transfers, transacts $8 million weekly - NairametricsNigeria is Africa's leader in Bitcoin transfers, transacts $8 million weekly  Nairametrics

What Nigeria's poor power supply really costs and how a hybrid system could work for business - The Conversation CAWhat Nigeria's poor power supply really costs and how a hybrid system could work for business  The Conversation CA

COVID-19: Nigeria reopens houses of worship in Lagos - Anadolu AgencyCOVID-19: Nigeria reopens houses of worship in Lagos  Anadolu Agency

Nigeria Women's Premier League clubs' strict licensing regulations - Goal.comNigeria Women's Premier League clubs' strict licensing regulations  Goal.com

Nigerian president mourns death of emir of Zazzau - Anadolu AgencyNigerian president mourns death of emir of Zazzau  Anadolu Agency

Esther Sunday: Nigeria striker signs for ALG Spor - Goal.comEsther Sunday: Nigeria striker signs for ALG Spor  Goal.com

Nigeria's slave descendants prevented from marrying who they want - BBC NewsNigeria's slave descendants prevented from marrying who they want  BBC News

Water Resources Bill: Wetin dey di 'law' and why e dey provoke some Nigerians? - BBC NewsWater Resources Bill: Wetin dey di 'law' and why e dey provoke some Nigerians?  BBC News

Nigerian forces kill 16 Boko Haram terrorists - Anadolu AgencyNigerian forces kill 16 Boko Haram terrorists  Anadolu Agency

Nigeria: Failure to release report of Presidential Panel a setback for rule of law - Amnesty InternationalNigeria: Failure to release report of Presidential Panel a setback for rule of law  Amnesty International

Letter from Africa: Behind Ghana and Nigeria's love-hate affair - BBC NewsLetter from Africa: Behind Ghana and Nigeria's love-hate affair  BBC News

Nigeria sets 5-year biometric enrollment target for whole population to national ID system - Biometric UpdateNigeria sets 5-year biometric enrollment target for whole population to national ID system  Biometric Update

‘I am not desperate’ – Nigeria’s Pinnick on Caf presidency bid - Goal.com‘I am not desperate’ – Nigeria’s Pinnick on Caf presidency bid  Goal.com

WATCH | Digital banking takes off amid Nigeria's pandemic - News24WATCH | Digital banking takes off amid Nigeria's pandemic  News24

Outrage as Nigeria sentences 13-year-old boy to 10 years in prison for blasphemy - CNNOutrage as Nigeria sentences 13-year-old boy to 10 years in prison for blasphemy  CNN

Women 'abused' by police enforcing COVID-19 rules in Nigeria - Al Jazeera EnglishWomen 'abused' by police enforcing COVID-19 rules in Nigeria  Al Jazeera English

'Coronavirus a blessing': Pandemic boom in Nigeria's 'Kannywood' - Al Jazeera English'Coronavirus a blessing': Pandemic boom in Nigeria's 'Kannywood'  Al Jazeera English

Nigeria: FEC approves USD 1.96 billion for development of Kano-Niger rail line - DevdiscourseNigeria: FEC approves USD 1.96 billion for development of Kano-Niger rail line  Devdiscourse

CISS faults report on Nigeria being third most terrorized country in world - DevdiscourseCISS faults report on Nigeria being third most terrorized country in world  Devdiscourse

Super Eagles squad: Winners & Losers from latest Nigeria 23 - Goal.comSuper Eagles squad: Winners & Losers from latest Nigeria 23  Goal.com

Nigeria Bars Emirates, Talks With EU About Lufthansa, Air France - BloombergNigeria Bars Emirates, Talks With EU About Lufthansa, Air France  Bloomberg

The Latest: Nigeria urges vaccine to be available to all - The Associated PressThe Latest: Nigeria urges vaccine to be available to all  The Associated Press

Nigerian doctors end strike over pay - Al Jazeera EnglishNigerian doctors end strike over pay  Al Jazeera English

Rohr calls up youngsters Tijani and Lawal for Nigeria friendly matches in October - Goal IndiaRohr calls up youngsters Tijani and Lawal for Nigeria friendly matches in October  Goal India

Nigeria urges vaccine to be available to all - Republic World - Republic WorldNigeria urges vaccine to be available to all - Republic World  Republic World

Nigerian medical doctors among least paid globally - GuardianNigerian medical doctors among least paid globally  Guardian

US places travel restrictions on Nigerians involved in violence and rigging during elections - CNNUS places travel restrictions on Nigerians involved in violence and rigging during elections  CNN

Nigeria's current ranking sign of good things to come, says Oghomienor - Guardian NigeriaNigeria's current ranking sign of good things to come, says Oghomienor  Guardian Nigeria

Emirates Airlines banned from operating in Nigeria - NairametricsEmirates Airlines banned from operating in Nigeria  Nairametrics

Netflix Unveils Nigerian Original Series, Three Films - Hollywood ReporterNetflix Unveils Nigerian Original Series, Three Films  Hollywood Reporter

Nigeria's debt office holds September bond auction - CNBCAfrica.comNigeria's debt office holds September bond auction  CNBCAfrica.com

Nigeria is using the pandemic to build a better energy future - World Economic ForumNigeria is using the pandemic to build a better energy future  World Economic Forum

Nigeria-Benin: Dangote mediates border fight for Buhari and Talon - The Africa ReportNigeria-Benin: Dangote mediates border fight for Buhari and Talon  The Africa Report

Nigeria opens portal for $193 million MSME, startup payroll support fund - Techpoint AfricaNigeria opens portal for $193 million MSME, startup payroll support fund  Techpoint Africa

US must decry genocide in Nigeria - Albuquerque JournalUS must decry genocide in Nigeria  Albuquerque Journal

Nigeria's latest position in the Fifa World Rankings revealed - Goal.comNigeria's latest position in the Fifa World Rankings revealed  Goal.com

Brazen Nigerian Crypto Scam Inksnation Still Operational Three Months After Regulator Warning | Featured - Bitcoin NewsBrazen Nigerian Crypto Scam Inksnation Still Operational Three Months After Regulator Warning | Featured  Bitcoin News

Surgical castration for rapists in Nigeria - Euro Weekly NewsSurgical castration for rapists in Nigeria  Euro Weekly News

Nothing Happens When Women Are Raped in Nigeria - The New York TimesNothing Happens When Women Are Raped in Nigeria  The New York Times

Oluwatobiloba Olanrewaju favoured to represent Nigeria after new Fifa eligibility rules - Goal.comOluwatobiloba Olanrewaju favoured to represent Nigeria after new Fifa eligibility rules  Goal.com

Self Certification form: Nigeria FIRS Tax ID, Bank BVN & how "Self Certification form" policy dey different - BBC NewsSelf Certification form: Nigeria FIRS Tax ID, Bank BVN & how "Self Certification form" policy dey different  BBC News

Ghana and Nigeria's historic spat flares - DW (English)Ghana and Nigeria's historic spat flares  DW (English)

Nigeria to end fertilizer importation by 2023 - Guardian NigeriaNigeria to end fertilizer importation by 2023  Guardian Nigeria

Nigeria's Rising Number of Missing Persons - Human Rights WatchNigeria's Rising Number of Missing Persons  Human Rights Watch

Nigeria: 'University Libraries Suffer From Govt, ASUU Power Play' - AllAfrica.comNigeria: 'University Libraries Suffer From Govt, ASUU Power Play'  AllAfrica.com

Nigeria records 5 new COVID-19 deaths, 197 infections - Anadolu AgencyNigeria records 5 new COVID-19 deaths, 197 infections  Anadolu Agency

Nigeria: The NURHI Project - 10 Years of Impact in Nigeria's Family Planning Space - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsNigeria: The NURHI Project - 10 Years of Impact in Nigeria's Family Planning Space  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Nigerian pop star Yemi Alade wants to help women in new UN role - Thomson Reuters FoundationNigerian pop star Yemi Alade wants to help women in new UN role  Thomson Reuters Foundation

Global Bulletin: Netflix Doubles Down in Nigeria, Scooping Four New Originals - VarietyGlobal Bulletin: Netflix Doubles Down in Nigeria, Scooping Four New Originals  Variety

Nigerian fuel tanker explosion kills 25 in Lokoja - BBC NewsNigerian fuel tanker explosion kills 25 in Lokoja  BBC News

North-East Nigeria: Situation Update, August 2020 - Nigeria - ReliefWebNorth-East Nigeria: Situation Update, August 2020 - Nigeria  ReliefWeb

Africa: Women's Voices 'Drowned Out' in Covid-19 Reporting in Nigeria, U.S., Others - Report - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsAfrica: Women's Voices 'Drowned Out' in Covid-19 Reporting in Nigeria, U.S., Others - Report  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Nigerian scientists have identified seven lineages of SARS-CoV-2: why it matters - The Conversation CANigerian scientists have identified seven lineages of SARS-CoV-2: why it matters  The Conversation CA

Dollar shortage squeezes World Bank-backed Nigeria power plant - Financial TimesDollar shortage squeezes World Bank-backed Nigeria power plant  Financial Times

How China Lost Nigeria – The Diplomat - The DiplomatHow China Lost Nigeria – The Diplomat  The Diplomat

Edo Election final result 2020: Obaseki na winner of Edo State election governorship poll - See how pipo vote - BBC NewsEdo Election final result 2020: Obaseki na winner of Edo State election governorship poll - See how pipo vote  BBC News

Nigeria: Surge in Boko Haram attacks derails return of refugees - Anadolu AgencyNigeria: Surge in Boko Haram attacks derails return of refugees  Anadolu Agency

The Nigerian filmmakers risking jail with lesbian movie Ife - BBC NewsThe Nigerian filmmakers risking jail with lesbian movie Ife  BBC News

A Nigerian State to Test Castration as Punishment for Rapists - IDN InDepthNews | Analysis That MattersA Nigerian State to Test Castration as Punishment for Rapists  IDN InDepthNews | Analysis That Matters

How Nigeria can benefit from 2 billion-tonne global wastes, by experts - Guardian NigeriaHow Nigeria can benefit from 2 billion-tonne global wastes, by experts  Guardian Nigeria

NITDA: How we managed Nigeria's digital transformation in one year – Kashifu Abdullahi - TechCabalNITDA: How we managed Nigeria's digital transformation in one year – Kashifu Abdullahi  TechCabal

A Nigerian Farmer's Murder Shows Food Security at Tipping Point - BloombergA Nigerian Farmer's Murder Shows Food Security at Tipping Point  Bloomberg

Cameroon Bans Cereal Exports to Nigeria - Voice of AmericaCameroon Bans Cereal Exports to Nigeria  Voice of America

Can renewables light up Nigeria’s economic growth? - The Africa ReportCan renewables light up Nigeria’s economic growth?  The Africa Report

How corruption undermines peacebuilding in Nigeria’s oil region - The Conversation CAHow corruption undermines peacebuilding in Nigeria’s oil region  The Conversation CA

Nigerian equities extend gains for third straight day - CNBCAfrica.comNigerian equities extend gains for third straight day  CNBCAfrica.com

Nigeria to Resume International Flights for First Time in 5 Months - Voice of AmericaNigeria to Resume International Flights for First Time in 5 Months  Voice of America

Jobberman Hosts Nigeria's Largest Virtual Career Fair - Ventures AfricaJobberman Hosts Nigeria's Largest Virtual Career Fair  Ventures Africa

How Nigeria's new competition law will benefit the economy - and what to watch for - The Conversation USHow Nigeria's new competition law will benefit the economy - and what to watch for  The Conversation US

EU can help end Nigeria slaughter - EUobserverEU can help end Nigeria slaughter  EUobserver

Nigeria's wealthy use Henley in Caribbean passports for cash plan - Quartz AfricaNigeria's wealthy use Henley in Caribbean passports for cash plan  Quartz Africa

Siemens : Energy to Provide Cryogenic Boil-Off Gas Compression Train in Nigeria - Marketscreener.comSiemens : Energy to Provide Cryogenic Boil-Off Gas Compression Train in Nigeria  Marketscreener.com

Nigeria’s film industry has taken a viral knock - The EconomistNigeria’s film industry has taken a viral knock  The Economist

"Nigerian SEC and Cryptocurrency" regulation - See six ways Nigeria go control crypto-token or crypto-coin investments - BBC News"Nigerian SEC and Cryptocurrency" regulation - See six ways Nigeria go control crypto-token or crypto-coin investments  BBC News

Buhari on "Nigeria food crisis": Spaghetti pasta, vegetable, Egusi soup to grocery & restaurants - "Food" prices go continue to increase inside Nigeria in coming months? - BBC NewsBuhari on "Nigeria food crisis": Spaghetti pasta, vegetable, Egusi soup to grocery & restaurants - "Food" prices go continue to increase inside Nigeria in coming months?  BBC News

Nigeria Plans Giving Up Controlling Stake In All Oil Refineries - OilPrice.comNigeria Plans Giving Up Controlling Stake In All Oil Refineries  OilPrice.com

Floods Washed Away More Than 25% of Nigeria’s Rice Harvest - BloombergFloods Washed Away More Than 25% of Nigeria’s Rice Harvest  Bloomberg

Conservation or Culture: The Fight for Nigeria's Future - Sentient MediaConservation or Culture: The Fight for Nigeria's Future  Sentient Media

Nigeria’s Bouncing Back plan, with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo - The Africa ReportNigeria’s Bouncing Back plan, with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo  The Africa Report

Nigeria Airforce Shortlist 2020: Interview dates, schedule and wetin candidates need for NAF selection exercise - BBC NewsNigeria Airforce Shortlist 2020: Interview dates, schedule and wetin candidates need for NAF selection exercise  BBC News

School resumption in Nigeria: Latest update on how Polytechnics and Colleges of Education dey reopen afta Covid- 19 lockdown - BBC NewsSchool resumption in Nigeria: Latest update on how Polytechnics and Colleges of Education dey reopen afta Covid- 19 lockdown  BBC News

Edo Election: Obaseki na winner of Edo election governorship poll - BBC NewsEdo Election: Obaseki na winner of Edo election governorship poll  BBC News