Nigeria

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Ceremonial Igbo pot from 9th-century Igbo-Ukwu
Yoruba copper mask of Obalufon from the city of Ife c. 1300
Royal Benin ivory mask, one of Nigeria's most recognized artifacts. Benin Empire, 16th century.
Frederick Lugard, 1st Baron Lugard who as Governor-General of Nigeria led the amalgamation of the Northern Nigeria Protectorate and Southern Nigeria Protectorate in 1914.
Emir of Kano with cavalry, 1911
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1953 postage stamp with portrait of Queen ElizabethII
Nnamdi Azikiwe, first president of Nigeria from 1963 to 1966
The Republic of Biafra in June 1967, when it declared its independence from the rest of Nigeria
Shehu Shagari was the first democratically elected President of Nigeria from 1979 to 1983.
Olusegun Obasanjo was civilian President of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007.
Muhammadu Buhari is currently serving as President of Nigeria, since 2015.
Nigerian National Assembly, Abuja
Nigerian Army self-propelled anti-aircraft gun
Nigerian Air Force Mil Mi-35P
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja
Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (centre) with United States President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in August 2014
Map of Nigeria with administrative divisions
Climate map of Nigeria
Palm plantation in Delta State
Rainforest range of Obudu Mountains
Clouds kissing the mountains of Obudu
A proportional representation of Nigeria exports, 2019
Farm ploughing in Kwara State
Oil facility at Bonny Island, Rivers State
PTDF – Petroleum Technology Development Fund
Countries by natural gas proven reserves (2014). Nigeria has the largest reserves in Africa.
Innoson vehicles
Steel factory in Ajaokuta
Meridien Akwa Ibom golf course park
Lekki Beach in Lagos
Substation in Abuja
Railway system in Nigeria, 2022
Second Niger bridge at Onitsha, artistic impression
SpaceX launch of CRS-11 with Nigeria EduSat-1 on board in 2017
Population density (persons per square kilometer) in Nigeria
Map of Nigeria's linguistic groups
The Abuja National Mosque
National Church of Nigeria, Abuja
Nigerian states that implement some form of sharia law (in green)
A hospital in Abuja
The University of Lagos
A Nigerian police officer at the Eyo festival in Lagos
End SARS is a decentralised social movement and series of mass protests against police brutality in Nigeria.
Nigerian women in tech
Lisa Folawiyo, Fashion Designer From Nigeria
An Eyo Iga Olowe Salaye masquerade jumping
Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, Africa's most popular and best selling literary piece ever, has been translated into more than forty languages.
Wizkid is a popular musician in Nigeria, Africa and worldwide.
Nigeria at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Nigerian football supporters at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia
Imota Rice Mill, close to Lagos
Oil and gas fields in the Niger delta
The world's biggest distilling column at the Dangote refinery in comparison
Pharmacy in Epe
Ituen Basi, Lagos based Nigerian fashion designer

Country in West Africa.

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The totality of Africa seen by the Apollo 17 crew

Africa

World's second-largest and second-most populous continent, after Asia in both cases.

World's second-largest and second-most populous continent, after Asia in both cases.

The totality of Africa seen by the Apollo 17 crew
Lucy, an Australopithecus afarensis skeleton discovered 24 November 1974 in the Awash Valley of Ethiopia's Afar Depression
Saharan rock art in the Fezzan
Diachronic map showing African empires spanning roughly 500 BCE to 1500 CE
The Ezana Stone records King Ezana's conversion to Christianity and his subjugation of various neighboring peoples, including Meroë.
The intricate 9th-century bronzes from Igbo-Ukwu, in Nigeria displayed a level of technical accomplishment that was notably more advanced than European bronze casting of the same period.
Ruins of Great Zimbabwe (flourished eleventh to fifteenth centuries)
Major slave trading regions of Africa, 15th–19th centuries.
Comparison of Africa in the years 1880 and 1913
Topography of Africa
Today, the African Plate is moving over Earth's surface at a speed of 0.292° ± 0.007° per million years, relative to the "average" Earth (NNR-MORVEL56)
The main biomes in Africa.
Africa Water Precipitation
Savanna at Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
African countries by GDP (PPP) per capita in 2020
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A simplistic view of language families spoken in Africa
The rock-hewn Church of Saint George in Lalibela, Ethiopia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Nok figure (5th century BC-5th century AD)
A musician from South Africa
Best results of African men's national football teams at the FIFA World Cup
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Political map of Africa in 2021

Algeria is Africa's largest country by area, and Nigeria is its largest by population.

Fula people

The Fula, Fulani, or Fulɓe people (Fulɓe, 𞤊𞤵𞤤𞤩𞤫; Peul; Fulani or Hilani; Fula; Pël; Fulaw) are one of the largest ethnic groups in the Sahel and West Africa, widely dispersed across the region.

The Fula, Fulani, or Fulɓe people (Fulɓe, 𞤊𞤵𞤤𞤩𞤫; Peul; Fulani or Hilani; Fula; Pël; Fulaw) are one of the largest ethnic groups in the Sahel and West Africa, widely dispersed across the region.

A distribution map of Fula people. Dark green: a major ethnic group; Medium: significant; Light: minor.
A Fulani Woman from Niger
Fulani man with traditional marks on his face (Nigeria)
Tassili n'Ajjer rock art
Fula Village and its Agricultural Products, after Francis Moore, 1802
Fula people have helped form several historic Islamic theocracies and led many Jihad states such as the 19th-century Masina.
Fulbe woman at the Sangha market, Mali 1992
Fulbe woman at the Sangha market, Mali 1992
Fulani pastoralists in Niger
Several Wodaabe clans in Niger have gathered for a Gerewol festival
The traditional hat (Tengaade) of the Fulani people worn in diverse slightly different variations among every Fula subgroup
Antique Fulani Blanket, Mali, estimated to be from the 1920s courtesy the WOVENSOULS collection
An N'Dama herd in West Africa
Fulani herders in Mali
Fulani dancers in their full traditional regalia.
Fulani calabashes used for butter and milk storage and as containers for hawking
Fulani "grass house" in Mali
Pair of Earrings; 1981; 3.2 x 3.2 x 1.9 cm (1{{1/4}} x 1{{1/4}} x {{3/4}} in.); Brooklyn Museum (New York City)
Bracelet; made before 1985; red copper; 5.3 x 10.6 x 10.6 cm (1{{frac|1|16}} x 4{{frac|3|16}} x 4{{frac|3|16}} in.); Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen (the Netherlands)

This caste system, however, wasn't as elaborate in places like northern Nigeria, Eastern Niger or Cameroon.

Hausa emblem is an older and traditionally established emblem of Hausa identity - the 'Dagin Arewa' or 'Northern knot' - in a star shape, used in historic and traditional architecture, design and hand-embroidery.

Hausa people

Second most spoken language after Arabic in the Afro-Asiatic language family.

Second most spoken language after Arabic in the Afro-Asiatic language family.

Hausa emblem is an older and traditionally established emblem of Hausa identity - the 'Dagin Arewa' or 'Northern knot' - in a star shape, used in historic and traditional architecture, design and hand-embroidery.
A hausa family consist of father, mother, son and daughter.
A Hausa lady wearing traditional cloth.
The Emir of Muri, Alhaji Abbas Tafida, and his vizier
Photo of Sultan of Zinder's palace courtyard, 1906.
A hausa woman
Gate of gidan rumfa
The Hausa–Fulani Sokoto Caliphate in the 19th century
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A Hausa gurmi lute player
Ethnolinguistic territories of the Hausa people in Nigeria (in yellow)
Ethnolinguistic territories of the Hausa people in Niger (in yellow)
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Hausa Tribal Hunters in a Durbar procession
Hausa traditional boxing called Dambe
Kyinkyinga (suya), a popular marinated kebab, prepared by a Ghanaian Hausa street vendor in Ghana
Kilishi, a Hausa delicacy similar to jerky
Hausa people in Salat
Muslim performing Salat
A Hausa boy wearing traditional cloths (Babban riga and rawani)
A teenage Hausa boy wearing traditional cloths
An adult Hausa man in Babban riga and Alasho
Aisha Buhari wearing Hausa clothes and hijab, which consists of the kallabi matching the dress cloth design, and gyale draped over the shoulder or front
Turai Yar'adua wearing atampa and dan kwali, note the henna designs on the fingertips instead of nail polish
Kannywood actress wearing gyale in Hausa style, along with henna applied on fingers
A traditional Hausa home
Gobarau mineret (legacy of Katsina)

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 around 52 million people with significant indigenized 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.

Benin

Country in West Africa.

Country in West Africa.

Map of the Kingdom of Dahomey, 1793.
The Portuguese Empire was the longest European presence in Benin, beginning in 1680 and ending in 1961, when the last forces left Ajudá.
Dahomey Amazons with the King at their head, going to war, 1793.
The French conquest of Dahomey in 1893
The flag of the People's Republic of Benin
Yayi Boni's 2006 presidential inauguration
Patrice Talon, current President of Benin
A Celestial Church of Christ baptism in Cotonou. Five percent of Benin's population belongs to this denomination, an African Initiated Church.
Benin map of Köppen climate classification.
Atakora, one of Benin's two northernmost departments.
The Pendjari National Park in Benin is one of the most important reserves for the West African lion and other large animals of West Africa.
A proportional representation of Benin exports, 2019
Extensive agriculture in the north of Benin, near Djougou.
Real GDP per capita development of Benin since 1950
Cotton field in northern Benin.
Beninese students.
Palais Des Congres in Cotonou.
Traditional music group.
Acarajé is peeled black-eyed peas formed into a ball and then deep-fried.

It is bordered by Togo to the west, Nigeria to the east, Burkina Faso to the north-west, and Niger to the north-east.

Chad

Landlocked country at the crossroads of North and Central Africa.

Landlocked country at the crossroads of North and Central Africa.

Group of Kanem-Bu warriors. The Kanem–Bornu Empire controlled almost all of what is today Chad.
A Chadian soldier fighting for Free France during World War II. The Free French Forces included 15,000 soldiers from Chad.
Despite internal political opposition, coup attempts, and a civil war, Idriss Déby continuously ruled Chad from 1990 until his death in 2021.
Chad is divided into three distinct zones, the Sudanian Savanna in the south, the Sahara Desert in the north, and the Sahelian belt in the center.
An African bush elephant
Toubou nomads in the Ennedi Mountains
Mboum girls dancing in Chad
Chadian woman voting during the 2016 presidential election
Embassy of Chad in Washington, D.C.
A proportional representation of Chad exports, 2019
GDP per capita development of Chad, since 1950
Women in Mao, where water is provided by a water tower. Access to clean water is often a problem in Chad.
A Chadian tailor sells traditional dresses.
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It is bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to the south, Cameroon to the south-west, Nigeria to the southwest (at Lake Chad), and Niger to the west.

Map of Nigeria numerically showing states typically considered part of the Niger Delta region: 1. Abia, 2. Akwa Ibom, 3. Bayelsa, 4. Cross River, 5. Delta, 6. Edo, 7.Imo, 8. Ondo, 9. Rivers

Niger Delta

Map of Nigeria numerically showing states typically considered part of the Niger Delta region: 1. Abia, 2. Akwa Ibom, 3. Bayelsa, 4. Cross River, 5. Delta, 6. Edo, 7.Imo, 8. Ondo, 9. Rivers
View of the Niger Delta from space (north/land at top).
A statue of the Ijaw people

The Niger Delta is the delta of the Niger River sitting directly on the Gulf of Guinea on the Atlantic Ocean in Nigeria.

Sani Abacha

Sani Abacha (20 September 1943 – 8 June 1998) was a Nigerian general who ruled as the military head of state of Nigeria from 1993 until his death in 1998.

Kanem–Bornu Empire

Bornu Empire extent c.1750
Bornu territory by 1500
Influence of Kanem Empire around 1200 AD
Borno in 1810
Influence of Kanem Empire around 1200 AD
Young woman from Bornu, mid-19th century
Kanembu warriors and their mounted chief in an illustration from Heinrich Barth's Travels and Discoveries, Vol. III, 1857

The Kanem–Bornu Empire existed in areas which are now part of Niger, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad and Nigeria.

Abuja

National Assembly Building with Mace, Abuja, Nigeria
Hilton, Abuja
Sheraton, Abuja
National Christian Centre
Abuja National Mosque
Spectators at a football match held at the Abuja National Stadium
Jabi lake
National Children's Park and Zoo
Jabi lake mall
Millennium Park in Maitama District
Millennium Park water fountain at night
Abuja, Nigeria
Green hills in Abuja
View of Abuja from Katampe hill
Cars on Sani Abacha way, Abuja
Abuja-Kubwa expressway part of the A234 highway in Nigeria
Train at Idu Station Platform
Abuja Rail Mass Transit map
Abuja city gate
Zuma rock
Terminal at the Abuja International Airport
Nigeria's National Assembly Building with the Mace
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Shehu Musa Yar'adua Center
Glass Dome of Shehu Musa Yar'adua Centre in Abuja
Side view of Central Bank of Nigeria, Abuja
Usman Dam, Bwari Abuja
Nigeria Senate Building (Red Chamber)
Millennium Park
Abuja Millennium Park

Abuja is the capital and eighth most populous city of Nigeria.

Port Harcourt

Capital and largest city in Rivers State, Nigeria.

Capital and largest city in Rivers State, Nigeria.

Population density and low elevation coastal zones in the Port Harcourt region. Port Harcourt is especially vulnerable to sea level rise.
Traffic in the Port Harcourt City Centre
The Port Harcourt Refining Company Ltd, Alesa Eleme.
Port Harcourt International Airport

It is the fifth most populous city in Nigeria after Lagos, Kano, Ibadan and Kaduna.