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CONTAINER INFORMATION

Abbreviation

NGA

Website

Nigeria

Established

10/1/1960

Discontinued

 

Last Modified

10/1/2005


Institutions

Nigeria Supreme Court

Nigerian Executive

National Assembly

House of Representatives

Senate

Federal City

Abuja

State

Abia

Adamawa

Akwa Ibom

Anambra

Bauchi

Bayelsa

Benue

Borno

Cross River

Delta

Ebonyi

Edo

Ekiti

Enugu

Gombe

Imo

Jigawa

Kaduna

Kano

Katsina

Kebbi

Kogi

Kwara

Lagos

Nasarawa

Niger

Ogun

Ondo

Osun

Oyo

Plateau

Rivers

Sokoto

Taraba

Yobe

Zamfara


DESCRIPTION

Nigeria is a nation in western Africa. The main languages are English, Yoruba, Igbo, Ful and Hausa. Nigeria received it's independence for the United King in 1960. The country is a federal presidential democratic republic with strong autonomy of the states. Formal Name: Federal Republic of Nigeria Local Name: Nigeria Capital: Abuja; Lagos (until December 12, 1991) Currency: Naira (NGN) National Holiday: October 1 - Independence Day Population: 129,934,911 (2002) Ethnic groups: Nigeria is composed of more than 250 ethnic groups; the following are the most populous and politically influential: Hausa 17.2%, Yoruba 17.5%, Igbo (Ibo) 13.3%, Fulani 10.7%, Ijaw 10%, Ibibio 4.1%, Kanuri 3.6%, Egba 2.9%, Tiv 2.6%, Igbirra (Ebira) 1.1%, Nupe 1%, Edo 1%, other 15% (2000) Total Armed Forces: 76,500 (2000) Merchant marine: 43 ships (2002) Religions: Muslim 43.9%, Christian 45.9% (of which independent Christian c.15%, Anglican c.13%, other Protestant c.9%, Roman Catholic c.8%), indigenous beliefs 9.8%, other 0.4% (2000)


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EVENTS

2/14/2015

General Election

Nigeria General Election

Posted by IndyGeorgia


NEWS

Date

Category

Headline

Contributor

4/4/2014 8:00 am

News

Nigeria poised to become Africa's biggest economy

IndyGeorgia

1/13/2014 1:00 pm

General

Nigeria signs Bill to outlaw same-sex marriages

IndyGeorgia

3/22/2013 8:00 am

Obituary

Nigerian author Chinua Achebe dies

IndyGeorgia

7/25/2012 3:00 pm

General

Five 'jealous' wives rape Nigerian man to death

J.R.

12/25/2011 11:00 pm

News

Christmas Day Bombings Sweep Nigeria, At Least 39 Dead

Homegrown Democrat

2/8/2009 7:30 pm

Opinion

Tears For My Country

Craverguy

1/27/2009 12:00 pm

Amusing

Goat Detained In Armed Robbery

RP

8/24/2008 6:00 pm

News

Nigerian official: greedy marks as guilty as 419 scammers

Sir Reginald Featherbottom III

5/4/2008 12:00 pm

News

Nigeria oil rebels say mulling Obama truce appeal

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7/3/2007 7:20 am

General

Price of machetes drops after elections

Nothing wrong, just gone

5/7/2007 7:00 pm

News

Nigerian protesters occupy Chevron site

ChronoT

5/7/2007 7:00 pm

Announcement

Nigerian armed group MEND threatens to resume pipeline attacks

ChronoT

7/28/2006 10:00 pm

News

2 Arrested in Death of Nigerian Politician

Nothing wrong, just gone

9/5/2004 12:00 am

Press Release

Nigerian state bans smoking in public

Sir Reginald Featherbottom III


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