Nigeria

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Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a country in West Africa, bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west.wikipedia
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Cameroon

Republic of CameroonCameroonianCMR
Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a country in West Africa, bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west.
It is bordered by Nigeria to the west and north; Chad to the northeast; the Central African Republic to the east; and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and the Republic of the Congo to the south.

Niger

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Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a country in West Africa, bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west.
Niger is bordered by Libya to the northeast, Chad to the east, Nigeria to the south, Benin to the southwest, Burkina Faso and Mali to the west, and Algeria to the northwest.

Benin

Republic of BeninBéninDahomey
Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a country in West Africa, bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west.
It is bordered by Togo to the west, Nigeria to the east, and Burkina Faso and Niger to the north.

Chad

Republic of ChadTchadChadian
Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a country in West Africa, bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west.
It is bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to the south, Cameroon and Nigeria to the southwest, and Niger to the west.

States of Nigeria

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The federation comprises 36 states and 1 Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja, is located.
Nigeria is divided into states (jiha, ȯra, ìpínlẹ̀), federated political entities that share sovereignty with the federal government.

Abuja

Abuja, NigeriaAsokoroAbuja, FCT
The federation comprises 36 states and 1 Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja, is located.
Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria located in the centre of the country within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

West Africa

West AfricanWestWestern Africa
Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a country in West Africa, bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west.
The United Nations defines Western Africa as the 16 countries of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, the Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo, as well as the United Kingdom Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.

Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

Federal Capital TerritoryFCTFederal Capital Territory (Nigeria)
The federation comprises 36 states and 1 Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja, is located.
The Federal Capital Territory, commonly known as FCT, is a federal territory in central Nigeria.

Demographics of Nigeria

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Nigeria is often referred to as the "Giant of Africa", owing to its large population and economy.
Nigeria is one of the most densely populated countries in Africa, with approximately 200 million people in an area of 920,000 km2, and is also the country with the largest population in Africa and the seventh largest population in the world.

Yoruba people

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The country is viewed as a multinational state as it is inhabited by 250 ethnic groups, of which the three largest are the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba; these ethnic groups speak over 500 different native languages and are identified with a wide variety of cultures. The Yoruba kingdoms of Ife and Oyo in southwestern Nigeria became prominent in the 12th and 14th centuries, respectively.
The majority of this population is from Nigeria, where the Yorùbá make up 21% of the country's population, according to the CIA World Factbook, making them one of the largest ethnic groups in Africa.

Hausa people

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The country is viewed as a multinational state as it is inhabited by 250 ethnic groups, of which the three largest are the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba; these ethnic groups speak over 500 different native languages and are identified with a wide variety of cultures.
The Hausa are a diverse but culturally homogeneous people based primarily in the Sahelian and the sparse savanna areas of southern Niger and northern Nigeria respectively, numbering over 70 million people with significant indegenized populations in Benin, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Chad, Sudan, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Togo, Ghana, Eritrea, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Senegal and the Gambia.

Fourth Nigerian Republic

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It thereafter alternated between democratically elected civilian governments and military dictatorships until it achieved a stable democracy in 1999, with the 2011 presidential election considered the first to be reasonably free and fair.
The Fourth Republic is the current republican government of Nigeria.

Multinational state

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The country is viewed as a multinational state as it is inhabited by 250 ethnic groups, of which the three largest are the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba; these ethnic groups speak over 500 different native languages and are identified with a wide variety of cultures.
Present-day examples of multinational states are Afghanistan, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, China, Ethiopia, France, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Madagascar, Montenegro, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Malaysia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Turkey, Denmark, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Yoruba religion

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A minority of the population practice religions indigenous to Nigeria, such as those native to the Igbo and Yoruba ethnicities.
Its homeland is in present-day Southwestern Nigeria and the adjoining parts of Benin and Togo, commonly known as Yorubaland.

Odinani

Igbo mythologyIgboIgbo religion
A minority of the population practice religions indigenous to Nigeria, such as those native to the Igbo and Yoruba ethnicities.
Odinani (ọ̀dị̀nànị̀) comprises the traditional religious practices and cultural beliefs of the Igbo people of southern Nigeria.

Constitution of Nigeria

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The constitution defines Nigeria as a democratic secular state.
The Constitution of Nigeria is the supreme law of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Official language

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The official language of Nigeria is Nigerian English, chosen to facilitate linguistic unity at the national level.
An instance is Nigeria which has three endoglossic official languages.

Flora Shaw, Lady Lugard

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This name was coined in the late 19th century by British journalist Flora Shaw, who later married Lord Lugard, a British colonial administrator.
She is credited with having coined the name "Nigeria".

Northern Region, Nigeria

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The Nok civilisation of Northern Nigeria flourished between 1,500 BC and AD 200.
Northern Nigeria was an autonomous division within Nigeria, distinctly different from the southern part of the country, with independent customs, foreign relations and security structures.

Nigerian English

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The official language of Nigeria is Nigerian English, chosen to facilitate linguistic unity at the national level.
Nigerian English, also known as Nigerian Standard English, is a dialect of English spoken in Nigeria.

Kingdom of Nri

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The Kingdom of Nri of the Igbo people consolidated in the 10th century and continued until it lost its sovereignty to the British in 1911.
The Kingdom of Nri (Ọ̀ràézè Ǹrì) was a medieval polity located in what is now Nigeria.

Tuareg people

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The word is likely an alteration of the Tuareg name egerew n-igerewen used by inhabitants along the middle reaches of the river around Timbuktu prior to 19th-century European colonialism.
Traditionally nomadic pastoralists, small groups of Tuareg are also found in northern Nigeria.

Lagos

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Their dominance reached as far as the city of Eko (an Edo name later changed to Lagos by the Portuguese) and further.
Lagos (Èkó) is a city in the Nigerian state of the same name.

Nsukka

Northern NsukkaOnyishi
Evidence of iron smelting has also been excavated at sites in the Nsukka region of southeast Nigeria: dating to 2000 BC at the site of Lejja (Uzomaka 2009) and to 750 BC and at the site of Opi (Holl 2009).
Nsukka is a town and Local Government Area in southeast Nigeria in Enugu State.

Ifẹ

Ile-IfeIfeIle Ife
The Yoruba kingdoms of Ife and Oyo in southwestern Nigeria became prominent in the 12th and 14th centuries, respectively.
Ife (Ifè, also Ilé-Ifẹ̀) is an ancient Yoruba city in south-western Nigeria.