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Nigeria officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal constitutional republic comprising thirty-six states and one Federal Capital Territory. 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 lies on the Gulf of Guinea, a part of the Atlantic Ocean, in the south. The capital city is Abuja. The three largest and most influential ethnic groups in Nigeria are the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba.

The people of Nigeria have an extensive history, and archaeological evidence shows that human habitation of the area dates back to at least 9000 BCE. The Benue-Cross River area is thought to be the original homeland of the Bantu migrants who spread across most of central and southern Africa in waves between the 1st millennium BCE and the 2nd millennium CE.

The name Nigeria was created from a portmanteau of the words Niger and Area, taken from the River Niger running through Nigeria. This name was coined by Flora Shaw, the future wife of Baron Lugard, a British colonial administrator, in the late 19th century.

Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the eighth most populous country in the world, and with a population of over 148 million it is the most populous black country in the world. It is a regional power, is listed among the Next Eleven economies, and is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. The economy of Nigeria is one of the fastest growing in the world, with the International Monetary Fund projecting a growth of 9% in 2008 and 8.3% in 2009.

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Niyi Aderibigbe Niyi Aderibigbe moderator ? 02/25/2009
Michael AdesanwoMichael Adesanwo moderator Because am here to prove that wrong impresion right. 01/08/2009
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Shantanu AgarwalShantanu Agarwal I am travelling to Nigeria 04/01/2014
Aleš Vokurka Aleš Vokurka I am joining because I plan to travel to Nigeria and several neighbouring countries. 03/31/2014


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Would you please add Nigeria to my map?Kendrick Kaufman-  04/16/2014
Help translate postcards for a better world into Hausa, Yoruba or Igbo?Mats Blakstad-  03/27/2014
Lagos/Abuja in May/JuneHui Tse Gan-  03/25/2014
Information about nigerian breadOzgen Metin-  03/10/2014
c.s. meeting on 24th marchGabor Csonka-  03/09/2014
any ATM accept master card in Nigeria?Gabor Csonka2  02/04/2014
Room to Rent in VI/Lekki neededRachel Alaba-  01/29/2014
travel blogSilietta E-  01/26/2014
Suggestions on obtaining a letter of invitationJogchem de Groot3  01/23/2014
eventonyeukwu Kelechi Ejikeme-  12/17/2013
Hello Dears :) ,, i got just 2 questions to ask plz ^_^Just-Sara1  12/07/2013
Antibalas Live ConcertNiyi Aderibigbe1  11/30/2013
School class system in NigeriaAurelija Pavilionytė2  11/12/2013
Travelling through Nigeria between June - July 2014!Vit Lastovka-  11/07/2013
i do not need any hosting just answer my questionTarek Taha7  11/04/2013
Lagos CS Monthly Meeting/GatheringMichael Adesanwo-  11/02/2013
One photo taken in Nigeria can make our love story unforgetable!Maral Shahi3  10/25/2013
Couple seeking room in LagosAlanKaryn2012-  08/31/2013
1 day in Lagos (Monday 27th)Eric Decamps8  05/30/2013
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