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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‘Climate of fear’: Nigeria intensifies crackdown on journalists - The Guardian‘Climate of fear’: Nigeria intensifies crackdown on journalists  The Guardian

Fears over crackdown on free speech as Nigeria refuses to release prominent journalist - CNNFears over crackdown on free speech as Nigeria refuses to release prominent journalist  CNN

Nigeria to form border force with neighbors Benin and Niger to fight smuggling - ReutersNigeria to form border force with neighbors Benin and Niger to fight smuggling  Reuters

Nigeria: Despite Court Order, Activist Still Held - Human Rights WatchNigeria: Despite Court Order, Activist Still Held  Human Rights Watch

Airtel to acquire additional spectrum in Nigeria for $70m - Capacity MediaAirtel to acquire additional spectrum in Nigeria for $70m  Capacity Media

Francis Uzoho: Nigeria keeper says knee operation 'a success' - BBC NewsFrancis Uzoho: Nigeria keeper says knee operation 'a success'  BBC News

Nigeria: Population in Need Situation Map - Nigeria - ReliefWebNigeria: Population in Need Situation Map - Nigeria  ReliefWeb

Dara Oladosu, Nigerian software developer gets a job offer from Twitter - CNNDara Oladosu, Nigerian software developer gets a job offer from Twitter  CNN

PalmPay launches in Nigeria on $40M round led by China’s Transsion - TechCrunchPalmPay launches in Nigeria on $40M round led by China’s Transsion  TechCrunch

Dickson Etuhu: Ex-Nigeria player's sentence appealed - BBC NewsDickson Etuhu: Ex-Nigeria player's sentence appealed  BBC News

Islamic centers and churches in Nigeria hold thousands of mental health patients in chains, rights group says - CNNIslamic centers and churches in Nigeria hold thousands of mental health patients in chains, rights group says  CNN

Nigeria’s Interswitch confirms $1B valuation after Visa investment - TechCrunchNigeria’s Interswitch confirms $1B valuation after Visa investment  TechCrunch

Jack Ma attends Nigeria Digital Economy Summit - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaJack Ma attends Nigeria Digital Economy Summit - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

2 killed, 6 injured in southwest Nigeria road mishap - Xinhua | English.news.cn - Xinhua2 killed, 6 injured in southwest Nigeria road mishap - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Real Yields on Nigeria’s Short-Term Debts Are Now Negative - BloombergReal Yields on Nigeria’s Short-Term Debts Are Now Negative  Bloomberg

Using hydropower to light up Nigeria - BBC NewsUsing hydropower to light up Nigeria  BBC News

How Nigeria got so good at winning Scrabble - Quartz AfricaHow Nigeria got so good at winning Scrabble  Quartz Africa

Abuse and torture of mental health patients ‘rife’ across Nigeria, says report - The GuardianAbuse and torture of mental health patients ‘rife’ across Nigeria, says report  The Guardian

Fact Check: What do the figures on money sent to Nigeria from Ireland reveal? - The Irish TimesFact Check: What do the figures on money sent to Nigeria from Ireland reveal?  The Irish Times

Egyptian TV News Report Alleges Turkey Supplying Weapons to Nigeria's Boko Haram - CBN NewsEgyptian TV News Report Alleges Turkey Supplying Weapons to Nigeria's Boko Haram  CBN News

Ministers want Grealish to clarify singling out Nigeria - RTE.ieMinisters want Grealish to clarify singling out Nigeria  RTE.ie

Nigeria Enlists Big Beverage Companies to Fight Plastic Waste - BloombergNigeria Enlists Big Beverage Companies to Fight Plastic Waste  Bloomberg

'When you leave, you don't just shut the door on them' - RTE.ie'When you leave, you don't just shut the door on them'  RTE.ie

Savannah completes Seven Energy deal in Nigeria - Energy & Oil - Reuters AfricaSavannah completes Seven Energy deal in Nigeria - Energy & Oil  Reuters Africa

Nigeria Monthly Protection Report for Abuja, Lagos, Ijebu Ode & Kano (October 2019) - Nigeria - ReliefWebNigeria Monthly Protection Report for Abuja, Lagos, Ijebu Ode & Kano (October 2019) - Nigeria  ReliefWeb

Nigerians in Ireland shocked and concerned by Grealish comments - Irish TimesNigerians in Ireland shocked and concerned by Grealish comments  Irish Times

Here’s Why Nigerian Banks are Targeting Women - BloombergHere’s Why Nigerian Banks are Targeting Women  Bloomberg

Deutsche Hospitality Funds The Construction Of Schools In Nigeria - Hospitality NetDeutsche Hospitality Funds The Construction Of Schools In Nigeria  Hospitality Net

Minister queries Noel Grealish’s focus on money sent to Nigeria - The Irish TimesMinister queries Noel Grealish’s focus on money sent to Nigeria  The Irish Times

South Africa and Nigeria claim wins at U23 Africa Cup of Nations - BBC SportSouth Africa and Nigeria claim wins at U23 Africa Cup of Nations  BBC Sport

David Notoane’s side needs a point against Nigeria to make semis - Business DayDavid Notoane’s side needs a point against Nigeria to make semis  Business Day

Nigeria-Ghana trade war: Nigerian businesses shut down - TRT WorldNigeria-Ghana trade war: Nigerian businesses shut down  TRT World

World Bank says remittance estimates from Ireland to Nigeria are not reliable - TheJournal.ieWorld Bank says remittance estimates from Ireland to Nigeria are not reliable  TheJournal.ie

With comic books and music festivals, a social entrepreneur promotes Nigeria - News@NortheasternWith comic books and music festivals, a social entrepreneur promotes Nigeria  News@Northeastern

Lessons on leveraging Nigeria's digital economy for trade - CNBCAfrica.comLessons on leveraging Nigeria's digital economy for trade  CNBCAfrica.com

Pidgin perfect: Slang spreads message for Nigeria's 'opera queen' - ReutersPidgin perfect: Slang spreads message for Nigeria's 'opera queen'  Reuters

6 Norman men accused of participating in Nigerian romance scam - KFOR Oklahoma City6 Norman men accused of participating in Nigerian romance scam  KFOR Oklahoma City

Nigeria vs South Africa: When is the Africa U23 Cup of Nations tie and how can I watch? - Goal.comNigeria vs South Africa: When is the Africa U23 Cup of Nations tie and how can I watch?  Goal.com

Nigerians send €17m home from Ireland annually, CSO says - The Irish TimesNigerians send €17m home from Ireland annually, CSO says  The Irish Times

An Oscars ban for a Nigerian film shows the Academy still doesn’t get it on race - The GuardianAn Oscars ban for a Nigerian film shows the Academy still doesn’t get it on race  The Guardian

Omoyele Sowore: Anger over detention of Nigerian journalist - BBC NewsOmoyele Sowore: Anger over detention of Nigerian journalist  BBC News

Nigerian Energy Magnate Femi Otedola Donates $14 Million To Save The Children Fund - ForbesNigerian Energy Magnate Femi Otedola Donates $14 Million To Save The Children Fund  Forbes

Nigeria's 1st Oscar Entry 'Lionheart' Is Disqualified - NPRNigeria's 1st Oscar Entry 'Lionheart' Is Disqualified  NPR

The Lijadu Sisters: the Nigerian twins who fought the elite with funk - The GuardianThe Lijadu Sisters: the Nigerian twins who fought the elite with funk  The Guardian

Chinese firm to build first rolling stock assembly plant in Nigeria - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChinese firm to build first rolling stock assembly plant in Nigeria - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Nigeria's 'Lionheart' disqualification is bigger than the Oscars - CNNNigeria's 'Lionheart' disqualification is bigger than the Oscars  CNN

Nigeria vs Benin: how and where to watch: times, TV, online - AS EnglishNigeria vs Benin: how and where to watch: times, TV, online  AS English

Nigeria’s Thirst for More Oil Revenue Could Hurt Investments - BloombergNigeria’s Thirst for More Oil Revenue Could Hurt Investments  Bloomberg

Airtel Africa To Buy Additional Spectrum In Nigeria For USD70 Million - MorningstarAirtel Africa To Buy Additional Spectrum In Nigeria For USD70 Million  Morningstar

The Nigerian Activist Whose Death Shamed Shell - Jacobin magazineThe Nigerian Activist Whose Death Shamed Shell  Jacobin magazine

ATCON President Olusola Teniola on building Nigeria's digital economy - CNBCAfrica.comATCON President Olusola Teniola on building Nigeria's digital economy  CNBCAfrica.com

Nigeria Brokers Look to Commodities Trading as Stocks Plunge - BloombergNigeria Brokers Look to Commodities Trading as Stocks Plunge  Bloomberg

Petrol stations on Nigeria's borders close after fuel delivery ban - Reuters AfricaPetrol stations on Nigeria's borders close after fuel delivery ban  Reuters Africa

Nigeria’s #StopRobbingUs campaign could spur tech advocacy group, CEOs say - TechCrunchNigeria’s #StopRobbingUs campaign could spur tech advocacy group, CEOs say  TechCrunch

Senegal, Nigeria win in African Cup qualifying - Yahoo SportsSenegal, Nigeria win in African Cup qualifying  Yahoo Sports

Under-20 Women's World Cup: Nigeria 'favourites' in the race to host 2020 event - BBC NewsUnder-20 Women's World Cup: Nigeria 'favourites' in the race to host 2020 event  BBC News

Nigeria Releases 86 More Children and Youth from Military Prison - Human Rights WatchNigeria Releases 86 More Children and Youth from Military Prison  Human Rights Watch

Buhari Leaves Deputy Looking Weak Amid Nigeria Succession Talk - BloombergBuhari Leaves Deputy Looking Weak Amid Nigeria Succession Talk  Bloomberg

Nigeria ETF Surges as Local Investors Turned to Equity Market - ETF TrendsNigeria ETF Surges as Local Investors Turned to Equity Market  ETF Trends

Nigeria: Urban Refugees Dashboard (31 October 2019) - Nigeria - ReliefWebNigeria: Urban Refugees Dashboard (31 October 2019) - Nigeria  ReliefWeb

Opinion: It's time to channel household expenditures into health insurance in Nigeria - DevexOpinion: It's time to channel household expenditures into health insurance in Nigeria  Devex

Morocco's OCP sees Nigeria ammonia plant starting up in 2023 - Reuters AfricaMorocco's OCP sees Nigeria ammonia plant starting up in 2023  Reuters Africa

Nigerian State Pushes to Keep Pregnant Girls in School - Human Rights WatchNigerian State Pushes to Keep Pregnant Girls in School  Human Rights Watch

Meet The Dozie Brothers: Two Nigerians Building A Better Bank For Africa - ForbesMeet The Dozie Brothers: Two Nigerians Building A Better Bank For Africa  Forbes

Nigeria's border closure with Benin won't stop customs corruption - Quartz AfricaNigeria's border closure with Benin won't stop customs corruption  Quartz Africa

Nigeria's border closures place further strain on a burdened economy, experts warn - CNBCNigeria's border closures place further strain on a burdened economy, experts warn  CNBC

Nigeria Asks U.S. to Help Fund Infrastructure, Terror Fight - BloombergNigeria Asks U.S. to Help Fund Infrastructure, Terror Fight  Bloomberg

Savannah completes Nigerian entry with Seven Energy - Energy VoiceSavannah completes Nigerian entry with Seven Energy  Energy Voice

The Oscars disqualified 'Lionheart' because Nigerians speak English in it — just like in Nigeria - NBC NewsThe Oscars disqualified 'Lionheart' because Nigerians speak English in it — just like in Nigeria  NBC News

'God Brought Us Help': Nigerian Christian Schoolgirls, Staff Free After Torture by Muslim Kidnappers - CBN News'God Brought Us Help': Nigerian Christian Schoolgirls, Staff Free After Torture by Muslim Kidnappers  CBN News

Nigerian police free 259 from illegal detention in mosque - BBC NewsNigerian police free 259 from illegal detention in mosque  BBC News

Solar-based ISP startup Tizeti launches 4G LTE network in Nigeria - TechCrunchSolar-based ISP startup Tizeti launches 4G LTE network in Nigeria  TechCrunch

Nigeria's border crisis fuelled by rice - BBC NewsNigeria's border crisis fuelled by rice  BBC News

Nigeria's 'torture houses' masquerading as Koranic schools - BBC NewsNigeria's 'torture houses' masquerading as Koranic schools  BBC News

Grealish ‘should correct record’ for overstating money sent home by Nigerians in Ireland - The Irish TimesGrealish ‘should correct record’ for overstating money sent home by Nigerians in Ireland  The Irish Times

Obafemi Martins: Nigeria star not contemplating retirement yet? - BBC NewsObafemi Martins: Nigeria star not contemplating retirement yet?  BBC News

Nigeria’s Benin border closure is a warning for AfCFTA trade deal - Quartz AfricaNigeria’s Benin border closure is a warning for AfCFTA trade deal  Quartz Africa

Nigeria improves in World Bank ease of doing business ranking, but is it easier to do business there? - CNNNigeria improves in World Bank ease of doing business ranking, but is it easier to do business there?  CNN

Netflix Nigeria Movie Banned From Oscars for Being Too English - BloombergNetflix Nigeria Movie Banned From Oscars for Being Too English  Bloomberg

An immigrant from Nigeria's viewpoint on racism in Canada - The SignalAn immigrant from Nigeria's viewpoint on racism in Canada  The Signal

Total seeks to sell stake in major Nigerian offshore block - ReutersTotal seeks to sell stake in major Nigerian offshore block  Reuters

How WhatsApp groups support Nigeria's nurse graduates - The Conversation AfricaHow WhatsApp groups support Nigeria's nurse graduates  The Conversation Africa

Nigeria Border Closure Aimed at Curbing Weapons, Drugs: Minister - BloombergNigeria Border Closure Aimed at Curbing Weapons, Drugs: Minister  Bloomberg

Nigeria oil spills 'spark environmental genocide' - BBC NewsNigeria oil spills 'spark environmental genocide'  BBC News

After making Olympic history, Nigeria seeks more bobsled talent - Al Jazeera EnglishAfter making Olympic history, Nigeria seeks more bobsled talent  Al Jazeera English

Bashiru on how NIDCOM provides positive engagement with Nigerian diaspora - CNBCAfrica.comBashiru on how NIDCOM provides positive engagement with Nigerian diaspora  CNBCAfrica.com

Nigeria’s SR Platforms getting new Damen Patrol vessels - defenceWebNigeria’s SR Platforms getting new Damen Patrol vessels  defenceWeb

BREAKING: UK’s Savannah Petroleum acquires troubled Nigerian oil firm - The PunchBREAKING: UK’s Savannah Petroleum acquires troubled Nigerian oil firm  The Punch

TD accused of racism after questioning billions in remittances sent to Nigeria - The Irish TimesTD accused of racism after questioning billions in remittances sent to Nigeria  The Irish Times

UPDATE 1-Nigerian stocks rise as local funds snap up banking shares - ReutersUPDATE 1-Nigerian stocks rise as local funds snap up banking shares  Reuters

5 Nigerian Designers Lighting Up Lagos's Fashion Scene - British Vogue5 Nigerian Designers Lighting Up Lagos's Fashion Scene  British Vogue

Nigeria won't rush to sack U17 coach Manu Garba - BBC NewsNigeria won't rush to sack U17 coach Manu Garba  BBC News

Torture, Sexual Abuse Prompt Calls for Reform of Nigeria's Islamic Schools - VOA NewsTorture, Sexual Abuse Prompt Calls for Reform of Nigeria's Islamic Schools  VOA News

Nigeria renames communications ministry to oversee tech industry - Quartz AfricaNigeria renames communications ministry to oversee tech industry  Quartz Africa

Flood submerges 60 communities in central Nigeria - cgtn.comFlood submerges 60 communities in central Nigeria  cgtn.com

Aid workers question USAID counter-terror clause in Nigeria - The New HumanitarianAid workers question USAID counter-terror clause in Nigeria  The New Humanitarian

The effects of Nigeria’s closed borders on informal trade with Benin - Brookings InstitutionThe effects of Nigeria’s closed borders on informal trade with Benin  Brookings Institution

Hundreds of children rescued from ‘torture’ schools in Nigeria - The Washington PostHundreds of children rescued from ‘torture’ schools in Nigeria  The Washington Post

Nigeria News: Muhammadu Buhari and Questions About Yemi Osinbajo - BloombergNigeria News: Muhammadu Buhari and Questions About Yemi Osinbajo  Bloomberg

OCP Group expects ammonia plant in Nigeria to begin production in late 2023 - World FertilizerOCP Group expects ammonia plant in Nigeria to begin production in late 2023  World Fertilizer