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Name(official): Federal Republic of Nigeria
Name(short): Nigeria
Capital City: Abuja
Location: West Africa
Coordinate: 10 00 N, 8 00 E
Independence: (From Britain) October 1st, 1960
  • Dr Goodluck Jonathan President from 6 May 2010 - date
    (Acting President 9/2/2010 - 6/5/2010, V.P. 29/05/2007 - 09/02/2010
  • Namadi Sambo (V.P. from 19 May 2010 - date)
  • Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar'Adua
    (President 29/05/2007 - 05/05/2010 Died in office due to sickness paving way for the Jonathan presidency)
  • Chief Olusegun Obasanjo (President May 1999 - May 2007)
  • Alhaji Abubakar Atiku (V.P. May 1999 - May 2007)
    Type of Government: Presidential democracy
    Total Area: 923
    Population: 154.7million (July 2009 UN est.)
    140 003 542 (2006 national census)
    People: Nigeria, Africa's most populous country, is composed of more than 250 ethnic groups; the following are the most populous and politically influential: Hausa and Fulani 29%, Yoruba 21%, Igbo (Ibo) 18%, Ijaw 10%, Kanuri 4%, Ibibio 3.5%, Tiv 2.5% .
    Religion: muslim50%, christian40%, indigenous beliefs 10%
    Languages: English(official), Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo(Ibo), Ijaw, Ibibio, Ogoni,..
    Note: Most ethnic groups have their own languages.
    Literacy: 68%total 75.5%male,60.6%female(2005 est.)
    Currency: Naira (1naira=100kobo)
    GDP(per capita): $1 400(2005est.)
    Arable Land: 33%
    Agriculture: Groundnuts, Cocoa beans, Rubber, Gum Arabic, Kola nuts, Beniseed, Cotton, Soybean, Palm kernel, Cashew nuts, Cassava, Yams, Melon, Maize, Millet, Sorghum, Cowpeas, Bananas (plantains included) Palm oil,Tobacco.
    Natural resources: Petroleum,oil and gas,talc,gypsum,iron ore,lead,zinc bentonite,baryte,gold,bitumen,coal,rocksalt,gemstones
    Embassy in Japan: Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Chancery: 3-6-1, Toranomon, Minato-ku. Post Code: 105-0001 Tel. 03-5425-8011
    Nigeria Embassy, Japan
    General Info: Heart of Africa
    International Phone Code: +234



    Abuja, Benin, Calabar, Enugu, Lagos, Ibadan, Ilorin, Jos, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Maiduguri, Makurdi, Ondo, Onitsha, Owerri, Port Harcourt, Sokoto, Zamfara, Zaria.




    Nigeria is divided into 36 states and a territory, which are further divided into 774 local government councils.
    List of states below:
    Abia, Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bayelsa, Bauchi, Benue, Borno, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Enugu, Imo, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Gombe, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Nassarawa, Niger, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe, Zamfara State. Federal Capital Territory(FCT)Abuja.


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