What is Nigeria?

  • (noun): A republic in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea; gained independence from Britain in 1960; most populous African country.
    Synonyms: Federal Republic of Nigeria


Nigeria i/naɪˈdʒɪəriə/, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal constitutional republic comprising 36 states and its Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The country is located in West Africa and shares land borders with the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north. Its coast in the south lies on the Gulf of Guinea on the Atlantic Ocean. The three largest and most influential ethnic groups in Nigeria are the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba.

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Some articles on Nigeria:

Nigeria - Media Representation
... Drilling and Killing Chevron and Nigeria's Oil Dictatorship, an audio documentary produced by Amy Goodman first aired in 1998 on Democracy Now! Sweet Crude, a documentary film ...
Nigeria Airways - History - Early Years
... being on 23 August 1958 under the name West African Airways Corporation Nigeria Limited (WAAC Nigeria), otherwise known as Nigerian Airways WAAC, to succeed the ... WAAC Nigeria inherited the assets and liabilities of WAAC, having a fleet comprised by Doves, Herons, and DC-3s ... The same day, WAAC Nigeria signed an agreement with BOAC to charter Stratocruisers and Britannias for serving long-haul flights between Nigeria and the United Kingdom ...
Nigeria Airways
... Nigeria Airways Ltd ... more commonly known as Nigeria Airways, is a defunct Nigerian airline ... It was wholly owned by the Government of Nigeria, and served as the country's flag carrier until it ceased operations in 2003 ...
G-Day - Occurrences
... G-Nigeria 2012 Mar 15-16 in Lagos, Nigeria ... G-Nigeria 2011 May 3-4 in Lagos, Nigeria ... G-Nigeria 2010 Feb 18-20 in Lagos, Nigeria ...