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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Two young girls among three suicide bombers who killed at least 20 in attack on a village in northeastern Nigeria.



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Police forces in Nigeria's Edo State liberate a Catholic priest who was abducted by suspected Fulani herders after Mass.



Nigeria to consider its industries in Africa free trade zone decision - Reuters AfricaNigeria to consider its industries in Africa free trade zone decision  Reuters Africa

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To start this week, we cover: food aid diversions in Yemen; 9.7 billion of people on earth by 2050; Law of the Sea Convention; World Day to Combat ...



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Two decades after the West African country's army handed power to a civilian leader, many question if life has improved.



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Gunmen killed a soldier and three other people in an attack in north-central Nigeria, state police have said.



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The monthly party series is a new hub for creative expression in Lagos.



The Nigerian refugee who saved her daughters from FGM - Al Jazeera EnglishThe Nigerian refugee who saved her daughters from FGM  Al Jazeera English

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Wendie Renard's penalty, awarded via VAR and then retaken after VAR wiped out her miss, gave France a 100% record while two more spot-kicks guided ...



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Africa Cup debutants often struggle, but giants Nigeria are wary - Sport24Africa Cup debutants often struggle, but giants Nigeria are wary  Sport24

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr is wary of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations debutants and Group B rivals Burundi and Madagascar.



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A school in Lagos, Nigeria, is accepting empty plastic bottles from parents in exchange for their children's school fees.



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North Korean vice premier Ri Ryong Nam stressed the DPRK's committment to bolstering ties with Nigeria and Venezuela in a series of meetings with officials in ...



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Some consider motorcycle taxis dangerous, but venture capitalists are investing millions in these ride-hailing startups.



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Nigeria's 2019 general elections won by President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Congress weren't transparent and were marred by violence ...



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The attacks, carried out overnight in Sokoto, saw the gangs ride out from forest hideouts into villages with weapons.



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The don urged the Nigerian government to swiftly respond to reports of crimes and kidnapping attributed to Nigerians by withdrawing its investment to Ghana.



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The three-time African champions kicked off their final lap of preparation at their team base in Alexandria.



Disregard rumour of new Ebola case in Nigeria —FG - The PunchDisregard rumour of new Ebola case in Nigeria —FG  The Punch

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John Ameh, Abuja The Presidency on Wednesday asked former President Olusegun Obasanjo to explain why he was absent from the maiden Democracy Day .



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Nigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday replicate successes of his first four years in offices, citing an improved economy and better infrastructure ...



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Nigeria’s Oil Thieves Roar Back as Militants Kept in Check - BloombergNigeria’s Oil Thieves Roar Back as Militants Kept in Check  Bloomberg

Just as Nigeria gets to grips with militants who brought the nation's oil industry to its knees a few years ago, another group of longstanding foes are slowly ...



Former Nigerian dictator's $267M seized from Jersey account - CNNFormer Nigerian dictator's $267M seized from Jersey account  CNN

Lagos (CNN) Authorities in Jersey say they have seized more than $267 million from the family and associates of late Nigerian military dictator Sani Abacha.



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The American church is feeding itself to death as the worldwide church is being murdered.



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Smuggled rice makes mockery of Nigerian quest to boost farming - Financial TimesSmuggled rice makes mockery of Nigerian quest to boost farming  Financial Times

President Buhari's efforts to boost agricultural sector have had mixed success.



Shehu Sani Mocks VP Osinbajo Over Sleepless Night Due To Nigerians' Poverty - SaharaReporters.comShehu Sani Mocks VP Osinbajo Over Sleepless Night Due To Nigerians' Poverty  SaharaReporters.com

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Opposition party member and business tycoon Raymond Dokpesi accuses presidency of intimidation, crackdown on his media.



Nigeria trapped in low growth path, says Moody’s - The PunchNigeria trapped in low growth path, says Moody’s  The Punch

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What the US could learn about vaccination from Nigeria - The Conversation - USWhat the US could learn about vaccination from Nigeria  The Conversation - US

Nigeria's highly mobilized efforts to eliminate polio, and even tackle measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases along the way, may have lessons for the ...



Nigeria plans to access foreign loans, Eurobonds tap possible -DMO - Reuters AfricaNigeria plans to access foreign loans, Eurobonds tap possible -DMO  Reuters Africa

Nigeria plans to access cheaper foreign loans to help part fund its 2019 budget and tap Eurobonds if necessary to cover any shortfall, the debt office said in a ...



How does a woman run for office in Nigeria? The answer’s in ‘Love Does Not Win Elections.’ - Washington PostHow does a woman run for office in Nigeria? The answer’s in ‘Love Does Not Win Elections.’  Washington Post

It's a sharp, witty and often infuriating narrative of how patronage politics, sexism and ethnicity can confound candidates.



Buhari's Nigeria: 'Lack of jobs is making us going hungry' - BBC NewsBuhari's Nigeria: 'Lack of jobs is making us going hungry'  BBC News

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari starts a second term in office on Wednesday (29th May) but even in the nation's most wealthy region, many of his ...



Nigeria Quashes Talk of Change to Its Exchange-Rate Policy - BloombergNigeria Quashes Talk of Change to Its Exchange-Rate Policy  Bloomberg

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Nigeria $500+ Mn Diesel Genset Market to 2024 - ResearchAndMarkets.com - Business WireNigeria $500+ Mn Diesel Genset Market to 2024 - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Business Wire

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Nigeria has a 'good chance' to win AFCON 2019: Obi Mikel - Africanews EnglishNigeria has a 'good chance' to win AFCON 2019: Obi Mikel  Africanews English

Nigeria's Nation Cup winning captain Obi Mikel said he is 'hungry' to win again, and believes the Super Eagles have a good chance of lifting the top prize in ...



Nigeria’s Gokada raises $5.3M round for its motorcycle ride-hail biz - TechCrunchNigeria’s Gokada raises $5.3M round for its motorcycle ride-hail biz  TechCrunch

In many large cities across Africa, motorcycle taxis are as common as yellow cabs in New York. That includes Lagos, Nigeria, where ride-hail startup Gokada ...



Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali ghee has global fandom: Nigerian man lands in jail trying to make quick buck - The Financial ExpressBaba Ramdev’s Patanjali ghee has global fandom: Nigerian man lands in jail trying to make quick buck  The Financial Express

A Nigerian citizen was arrested in Delhi as he attempted to buy Patanjali ghee by using a forged card and looked to sell Baba Ramdev's ghee at a higher price ...



Meet Teni, The Rule-Breaking Artist Shaking Up Nigeria’s Music Industry - ComplexMeet Teni, The Rule-Breaking Artist Shaking Up Nigeria’s Music Industry  Complex

Back in February, Teniola Apata brought TENI LIVE, a 20-date world tour, to the UK, selling out a string of dates and cementing her rising global status. As the ...



Nigeria economy recovery falling short of govt projections - QuartzNigeria economy recovery falling short of govt projections  Quartz

Nigeria's economy is not matching the bold projections of its Economic Recovery and Growth Plan.



Nigeria accused of 'scurrilous' attempt to gag press - The GuardianNigeria accused of 'scurrilous' attempt to gag press  The Guardian

Strict new conditions for covering government proceedings and the re-arrest of a prominent journalist on terrorism charges have raised concerns about ...



Nigeria's Central Bank Signals Weaker Official Naira - BloombergNigeria's Central Bank Signals Weaker Official Naira  Bloomberg

The Central Bank of Nigeria signaled it will allow the naira to weaken past its official rate as it gradually unwinds its regime of multiple exchange rates, data on its ...



Nigerian weddings: Glitz, glamour but mind the cost - BBC NewsNigerian weddings: Glitz, glamour but mind the cost  BBC News

Why are some couples are having multiple weddings? Leah and Echina explain why they did.



New Wave of Middle-Class Emigration Deepens Nigeria's Skill Shortage - BloombergNew Wave of Middle-Class Emigration Deepens Nigeria's Skill Shortage  Bloomberg

A new wave of emigration among Nigeria's middle class is robbing the oil-rich West African nation of skills and putting local recruitment under pressure.



Korean movies will premiere bi-monthly in Nigeria, says envoy - The PunchKorean movies will premiere bi-monthly in Nigeria, says envoy  The Punch

Mr Lee Jin Su, the Director of Korean Cultural Centre in Nigeria has said that the Centre will maintain the bimonthly Korean movie premiere to furt...



Difficulties Continue for Nigerian Journalists Covering Government - Council on Foreign RelationsDifficulties Continue for Nigerian Journalists Covering Government  Council on Foreign Relations

At the end of May, new rules were introduced, to take effect on June 11, that would have severely limited the press's access to the National Assembly. According ...



Women's World Cup: 'Controversial' FIFA rule gives Nigeria lifeline - Premium TimesWomen's World Cup: 'Controversial' FIFA rule gives Nigeria lifeline  Premium Times

Two days after a FIFA rule broke the hearts of many Nigerians, the same rule may help the country qualify for the next round of the tournament. On Monday, the ...



Muraleedharan to visit Nigeria from June 11 to 13 - Business StandardMuraleedharan to visit Nigeria from June 11 to 13  Business Standard

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Middle-class flight deepens Nigeria's skill shortage - LivemintMiddle-class flight deepens Nigeria's skill shortage  Livemint

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Africa Cup of Nations: Iheanacho left out of Nigeria squad - BBC SportAfrica Cup of Nations: Iheanacho left out of Nigeria squad  BBC Sport

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How Twitter reacted to VAR decisions in France v. Nigeria - NBC SportsHow Twitter reacted to VAR decisions in France v. Nigeria  NBC Sports

Here's how social media responded to VAR changing the outcome of France v. Nigeria.



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Date My Family bachelor Okafor lights fuse on SA-Nigeria ties - SowetanLIVE Sunday WorldDate My Family bachelor Okafor lights fuse on SA-Nigeria ties  SowetanLIVE Sunday World

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Militants Kill 25 Nigerian Soldiers, Some Civilians, Sources Report - VOA NewsMilitants Kill 25 Nigerian Soldiers, Some Civilians, Sources Report  VOA News

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Armed with maps and music, Nigeria's slum dwellers fight evictions - ReutersArmed with maps and music, Nigeria's slum dwellers fight evictions  Reuters

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North Korean government delegation en route to Nigeria: KCNA - NK NewsNorth Korean government delegation en route to Nigeria: KCNA  NK News

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Two Nigerian Rappers Were Arrested by the Government for Scamming—But Did They Do It? - PitchforkTwo Nigerian Rappers Were Arrested by the Government for Scamming—But Did They Do It?  Pitchfork

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EU invests N53.9bn in Nigeria’s power sector - The PunchEU invests N53.9bn in Nigeria’s power sector  The Punch

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