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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Lassa fever outbreak kills dozens in Nigeria - Al Jazeera English
  1. Lassa fever outbreak kills dozens in Nigeria  Al Jazeera English
  2. Lassa fever kills 29 in Nigeria  The News International
  3. Nigeria not serious about Lassa Fever control -- Expert  Premium Times
  4. Lassa fever:195 cases, 29 deaths confirmed in 11 states so far in 2020  Guardian
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Nigeria says Boko Haram attack repelled - Xinhua | English.news.cn - Xinhua
  1. Nigeria says Boko Haram attack repelled - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua
  2. Travel Ban On Nigeria: I Was At The White House When Trump Asked Buhari To Protect Christians. He Failed - Perspectives By Simon Ateba  TODAY NEWS AFRICA
  3. Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: January 18–24  Council on Foreign Relations
  4. Suicide bomber attacks Nigerian mosque  New Zimbabwe.com
  5. Nigeria: Military Arrests Boko Haram's Informants, Top Commander's Wife in North-East  AllAfrica - Top Africa News
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Lookman moves to switch allegiance from England to Nigeria - Goal.comLookman moves to switch allegiance from England to Nigeria  Goal.com

Nigeria has given a new GM cowpea variety the go ahead. Why it matters - The Conversation AfricaNigeria has given a new GM cowpea variety the go ahead. Why it matters  The Conversation Africa

Nigeria: Discovering Lagos nightlife by danfo - BBC NewsNigeria: Discovering Lagos nightlife by danfo  BBC News

Grim year: Nigeria had 43 building collapses in 2019, study says - News - GCRGrim year: Nigeria had 43 building collapses in 2019, study says - News  GCR

Archbishop Kaigama on Christians and Muslims in Nigeria - Vatican NewsArchbishop Kaigama on Christians and Muslims in Nigeria  Vatican News

At least 14 killed in central Nigeria gunmen attack - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaAt least 14 killed in central Nigeria gunmen attack - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Oil Pipeline Vandals in Nigeria Strike Again - Pipeline Technology JournalOil Pipeline Vandals in Nigeria Strike Again  Pipeline Technology Journal

Nigeria had no warning on potential U.S. travel ban: minister - KFGO NewsNigeria had no warning on potential U.S. travel ban: minister  KFGO News

I’m a Queer Nigerian. It’s Hard to Find a Church Community. - The New York TimesI’m a Queer Nigerian. It’s Hard to Find a Church Community.  The New York Times

Nigeria Says Official Got Bag of Cash from ‘Sham’ Energy Firm - BloombergNigeria Says Official Got Bag of Cash from ‘Sham’ Energy Firm  Bloomberg

Bishop says Nigeria's government giving Boko Haram a 'confidence boost' - Crux: Covering all things CatholicBishop says Nigeria's government giving Boko Haram a 'confidence boost'  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

How Nigeria's cricket team 'shocked the world' - BBC NewsHow Nigeria's cricket team 'shocked the world'  BBC News

Nigeria Surprised by News of Possible U.S. Travel Restrictions - BloombergNigeria Surprised by News of Possible U.S. Travel Restrictions  Bloomberg

Mass evictions prompt protests as Nigerian housing crisis mounts - ReutersMass evictions prompt protests as Nigerian housing crisis mounts  Reuters

Bitcoin ATM In Ghana, South Africa & Kenya, But Not In Nigeria: Why? - WeeTracker MediaBitcoin ATM In Ghana, South Africa & Kenya, But Not In Nigeria: Why?  WeeTracker Media

Planned visa ban will affect vulnerable people in Nigeria, FG tells US - The PunchPlanned visa ban will affect vulnerable people in Nigeria, FG tells US  The Punch

Conflict over fertile lands threatens Nigeria’s food security - Financial TimesConflict over fertile lands threatens Nigeria’s food security  Financial Times

Ravindu Rasantha century, Dilshan Madushanka five-for in Sri Lanka's victory over Nigeria; England thump Japan | ESPNcricinfo.com - ESPNcricinfoRavindu Rasantha century, Dilshan Madushanka five-for in Sri Lanka's victory over Nigeria; England thump Japan | ESPNcricinfo.com  ESPNcricinfo

How the NCDC plans to prevent the coronavirus outbreak from reaching Nigeria - CNBCAfrica.comHow the NCDC plans to prevent the coronavirus outbreak from reaching Nigeria  CNBCAfrica.com

Nigeria tightens screws on banks with higher cash requirements - IOLNigeria tightens screws on banks with higher cash requirements  IOL

Thousands of Nigerian slum dwellers left homeless after mass eviction - CNNThousands of Nigerian slum dwellers left homeless after mass eviction  CNN

Sri Lanka Under-19 Vs Nigeria Under-19 Live Score (ODI): Quick Scorecard, Match Score and Cricket Updates – Firstcricket - FirstpostSri Lanka Under-19 Vs Nigeria Under-19 Live Score (ODI): Quick Scorecard, Match Score and Cricket Updates – Firstcricket  Firstpost

The imperatives for national rebirth in NigeriaOpinion - GuardianThe imperatives for national rebirth in NigeriaOpinion  Guardian

Why young Nigerians risk illegal migration to find their 'Eldorado' - The Conversation AfricaWhy young Nigerians risk illegal migration to find their 'Eldorado'  The Conversation Africa

Nigeria’s Paga acquires Apposit, confirms Mexico and Ethiopia expansion - TechCrunchNigeria’s Paga acquires Apposit, confirms Mexico and Ethiopia expansion  TechCrunch

Fresh Lassa fever outbreak kills 24 in Nigeria - Anadolu AgencyFresh Lassa fever outbreak kills 24 in Nigeria  Anadolu Agency

Nigeria Demands U.K. Return Wanted Former-Oil Minister: Report - BloombergNigeria Demands U.K. Return Wanted Former-Oil Minister: Report  Bloomberg

Nigeria Is Haunted by Its Civil War - The New York TimesNigeria Is Haunted by Its Civil War  The New York Times

Inspired by football, Nigeria U-19s hope to restore cricket in the country | ESPNcricinfo.com - ESPNcricinfoInspired by football, Nigeria U-19s hope to restore cricket in the country | ESPNcricinfo.com  ESPNcricinfo

Trump travel ban to add Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Eritrea - Quartz AfricaTrump travel ban to add Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Eritrea  Quartz Africa

These are the Nigerian English words added to the Oxford Dictionary - Quartz AfricaThese are the Nigerian English words added to the Oxford Dictionary  Quartz Africa

Nigeria Ex-Justice Minister Charged Over $1.3 Billion Oil Deal - BloombergNigeria Ex-Justice Minister Charged Over $1.3 Billion Oil Deal  Bloomberg

Leah Sharibu's father unsure of daughter giving birth - GuardianLeah Sharibu's father unsure of daughter giving birth  Guardian

Orji Okwonkwo: Nigerian 'feels lucky' to play under Thierry Henry - BBC SportOrji Okwonkwo: Nigerian 'feels lucky' to play under Thierry Henry  BBC Sport

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari 'floors' Anthony Joshua - BBC NewsNigerian President Muhammadu Buhari 'floors' Anthony Joshua  BBC News

Shell lifts first crude from Lekoil's Otakikpo in Nigeria - Upstream OnlineShell lifts first crude from Lekoil's Otakikpo in Nigeria  Upstream Online

Federal Government of Nigeria Appropriation Act 2020 - Implication For Investors And Nigerian Businesses - Mondaq News AlertsFederal Government of Nigeria Appropriation Act 2020 - Implication For Investors And Nigerian Businesses  Mondaq News Alerts

Chekhov's Three Sisters gets Nigerian reboot - BBC NewsChekhov's Three Sisters gets Nigerian reboot  BBC News

Nigerian english acknowledged by Oxford English Dictionary - RFI EnglishNigerian english acknowledged by Oxford English Dictionary  RFI English

Nigeria's Chiamaka Nnadozie signs in France but must wait for debut - BBC NewsNigeria's Chiamaka Nnadozie signs in France but must wait for debut  BBC News

Major humanitarian hub in northeast Nigeria burned in attack - UN NewsMajor humanitarian hub in northeast Nigeria burned in attack  UN News

Nigeria secures $2.5bn gas pipeline finance - Petroleum EconomistNigeria secures $2.5bn gas pipeline finance  Petroleum Economist

US military in Nigeria, other African countries under spotlight - Premium TimesUS military in Nigeria, other African countries under spotlight  Premium Times

Lagos waterfront evictions highlight Nigeria oil, land squabbles - Daily NationLagos waterfront evictions highlight Nigeria oil, land squabbles  Daily Nation

Kenyan e-commerce startup AfricaSokoni expands to Nigeria with Bolorims acquisition - Disrupt AfricaKenyan e-commerce startup AfricaSokoni expands to Nigeria with Bolorims acquisition  Disrupt Africa

How will Nigeria's 500BPS CRR hike impact banks? - CNBCAfrica.comHow will Nigeria's 500BPS CRR hike impact banks?  CNBCAfrica.com

Nigeria and poor gender-based budgeting recordsBusiness - Guardian NigeriaNigeria and poor gender-based budgeting recordsBusiness  Guardian Nigeria

Armed group frees kidnapped hostages in Nigeria - Al Jazeera EnglishArmed group frees kidnapped hostages in Nigeria  Al Jazeera English

Nigerian oil firm's shares suspended after revealing alleged scam - The GuardianNigerian oil firm's shares suspended after revealing alleged scam  The Guardian

Netflix is finally focusing on its Nigerian and Ghanaian consumers - Pulse NigeriaNetflix is finally focusing on its Nigerian and Ghanaian consumers  Pulse Nigeria

LWF and WCC issue joint appeal to Nigerian president - The Lutheran World FederationLWF and WCC issue joint appeal to Nigerian president  The Lutheran World Federation

Middle Belt forum considers security outfit for regionNigeria - Guardian NigeriaMiddle Belt forum considers security outfit for regionNigeria  Guardian Nigeria

Imagine if Uber Drivers in Nigeria Could Fix Their own Prices…Well, Uber is Looking to Make That Possible With New Tests - TechnextImagine if Uber Drivers in Nigeria Could Fix Their own Prices…Well, Uber is Looking to Make That Possible With New Tests  Technext

Guinean government seeks support of Nigeria in rice production - GuardianGuinean government seeks support of Nigeria in rice production  Guardian

Surgery by candlelight: hospitals in Nigeria suffer losing power – and staff - The GuardianSurgery by candlelight: hospitals in Nigeria suffer losing power – and staff  The Guardian

Knowledge of safe contraception is patchy among young Nigerian students - The Conversation AfricaKnowledge of safe contraception is patchy among young Nigerian students  The Conversation Africa

Yale President Peter Salovey visits Nigeria to expand partnerships - Yale NewsYale President Peter Salovey visits Nigeria to expand partnerships  Yale News

Nigeria to take part in African Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Tunisia - GuardianNigeria to take part in African Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Tunisia  Guardian

Fintech startups helping Nigerian millennials invest in US stocks - Quartz AfricaFintech startups helping Nigerian millennials invest in US stocks  Quartz Africa

Corruption in Nigeria: Reality not perception - The PunchCorruption in Nigeria: Reality not perception  The Punch

Christian pastor is beheaded by Islamists in Nigeria days after begging for life in Boko Haram video - Daily MailChristian pastor is beheaded by Islamists in Nigeria days after begging for life in Boko Haram video  Daily Mail

“There is no justice in Nigeria,” Buhari's former aide says - Premium Times“There is no justice in Nigeria,” Buhari's former aide says  Premium Times

Human rights breaches in Nigeria and Burundi | News - EU NewsHuman rights breaches in Nigeria and Burundi | News  EU News

Three cybercafé operators arrested for exploiting JAMB UTME candidates - GuardianThree cybercafé operators arrested for exploiting JAMB UTME candidates  Guardian

Nigeria: Rise in Cult Related killings in Rivers state - Amnesty InternationalNigeria: Rise in Cult Related killings in Rivers state  Amnesty International

Christians persecuted in Nigeria amid deafening silence - Vatican NewsChristians persecuted in Nigeria amid deafening silence  Vatican News

Pulse Interview: United Nations Development Programme's Resident Rep, Mohamed Yahya explains why the Nigeria creative industry is special - Pulse NigeriaPulse Interview: United Nations Development Programme's Resident Rep, Mohamed Yahya explains why the Nigeria creative industry is special  Pulse Nigeria

Human trafficking: NIS apprehends 7 girlsNigeria - GuardianHuman trafficking: NIS apprehends 7 girlsNigeria  Guardian

Nigeria Unveils $732 Million Broadband Project to Boost Economy - BloombergNigeria Unveils $732 Million Broadband Project to Boost Economy  Bloomberg

UK and US considered Nigeria naval blockade over Saro-Wiwa execution - BBC NewsUK and US considered Nigeria naval blockade over Saro-Wiwa execution  BBC News

Tambuwal becomes PDP governor's chairman forum - GuardianTambuwal becomes PDP governor's chairman forum  Guardian

Nigerians React To Burna Boy's Grammy Award LossGuardian Life - GuardianNigerians React To Burna Boy's Grammy Award LossGuardian Life  Guardian

Nigeria's passport drops most in global travel rankings - Quartz AfricaNigeria's passport drops most in global travel rankings  Quartz Africa

Imo PDP chairman resigns - GuardianImo PDP chairman resigns  Guardian

Media Advocates Accuse Nigerian Government of Stifling Free Reporting - VOA NewsMedia Advocates Accuse Nigerian Government of Stifling Free Reporting  VOA News

England U21 star Ademola Lookman ‘wants to swap nationality to Nigeria’ and just needs Fifa clearance to make - The SunEngland U21 star Ademola Lookman ‘wants to swap nationality to Nigeria’ and just needs Fifa clearance to make  The Sun

Nigeria Faces Challenges of Politicking, Rising Debt in 2020 - BloombergNigeria Faces Challenges of Politicking, Rising Debt in 2020  Bloomberg

Young boy executes Nigerian Christian prisoner in horrifying ISIS video - Daily MailYoung boy executes Nigerian Christian prisoner in horrifying ISIS video  Daily Mail

Nigerian visitors to US drop as Trump visa policies hurt - Quartz AfricaNigerian visitors to US drop as Trump visa policies hurt  Quartz Africa

Imo Senatorial candidate allegedly shot dead by security officialNigeria - GuardianImo Senatorial candidate allegedly shot dead by security officialNigeria  Guardian

A majority of Nigerians and Kenyans have confidence in President Trump, according to Pew research - CNN InternationalA majority of Nigerians and Kenyans have confidence in President Trump, according to Pew research  CNN International

Nigeria’s Access Bank acquires Kenya’s Transnational Bank — and its murky past - The Africa ReportNigeria’s Access Bank acquires Kenya’s Transnational Bank — and its murky past  The Africa Report

Nigeria’s musical moment - The Africa ReportNigeria’s musical moment  The Africa Report

Nigeria: Stakeholders chart path to disburse $200m cabotage fund for ship owners - Hellenic Shipping News WorldwideNigeria: Stakeholders chart path to disburse $200m cabotage fund for ship owners  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Nigerian teen in pink aims to 'take the golf world by storm' - ReutersNigerian teen in pink aims to 'take the golf world by storm'  Reuters

Video: BMXer Courage Adams Returns to Nigeria in 'Encouraged' - Pinkbike.comVideo: BMXer Courage Adams Returns to Nigeria in 'Encouraged'  Pinkbike.com

Presidency lists Buhari's achievements in Niger Delta since 2015 - GuardianPresidency lists Buhari's achievements in Niger Delta since 2015  Guardian

Nigeria hit by deadly bomb attack near Cameroon - DW (English)Nigeria hit by deadly bomb attack near Cameroon  DW (English)

Agriculture: NGROPPMAN meets Netherlands Consulate-General, as Nigeria’s groundnut hits global market - NIGERIAN TRIBUNEAgriculture: NGROPPMAN meets Netherlands Consulate-General, as Nigeria’s groundnut hits global market  NIGERIAN TRIBUNE

'Nigeria's abandoning its natural resources shameful' - The Punch'Nigeria's abandoning its natural resources shameful'  The Punch

Airports on alert as Nigeria braces for coronavirus - Guardian NigeriaAirports on alert as Nigeria braces for coronavirus  Guardian Nigeria

Attempt to stop Operation Amotekun will tear Nigeria apart — Ex-Gov Ezeife - The PunchAttempt to stop Operation Amotekun will tear Nigeria apart — Ex-Gov Ezeife  The Punch

Offshore Helicopter Firms NHV, TAL in Nigerian Team-Up - Offshore EngineerOffshore Helicopter Firms NHV, TAL in Nigerian Team-Up  Offshore Engineer

Meet 143-year-old Nigerian woman who lives in Ibadan, Oyo state (video) - Latest News in Nigeria & Breaking Naija News 24/7 | LEGIT.NGMeet 143-year-old Nigerian woman who lives in Ibadan, Oyo state (video)  Latest News in Nigeria & Breaking Naija News 24/7 | LEGIT.NG

2019 Africa Roundup: Jumia IPOs, China goes digital, Nigeria becomes fintech capital - TechCrunch2019 Africa Roundup: Jumia IPOs, China goes digital, Nigeria becomes fintech capital  TechCrunch

Nigerians should be thankful that bombing has reduced – Presidency - The PunchNigerians should be thankful that bombing has reduced – Presidency  The Punch

How Nigeria's Attorney-General, Malami, Frustrated Malabu, Goje Corruption Cases –Transparency International - SaharaReporters.comHow Nigeria's Attorney-General, Malami, Frustrated Malabu, Goje Corruption Cases –Transparency International  SaharaReporters.com

Experts warn Nigeria against census politicisation - NIGERIAN TRIBUNEExperts warn Nigeria against census politicisation  NIGERIAN TRIBUNE