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.
- total: 923,768 sq km
- land: 910,768 sq km
- water: 13,000 sq km
Motto: “Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress”
General info about Nigeria
The name Nigeria was taken from the Niger River running through the country.
Population in Nigeria increased from 1990 to 2008 by 57 million a 60% growth rate. Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and accounts for about 18% of the continent’s total population, however, exactly how populous is a subject of speculation.
The United Nations estimates that the population in 2009 was at 154,729,000, distributed as 51.7% rural and 48.3% urban, and with a population density of 167.5 people per square kilometre.
The official language of Nigeria, English, was chosen to facilitate the cultural and linguistic unity of the country. The choice of English as the official language was partially related to the fact that a part of the Nigerian population spoke English as a result of British colonisation that ended in 1960.
Nigerian cuisine, like West African cuisine in general, is known for its richness and variety. Many different spices, herbs and flavourings are used in conjunction with palm oil or groundnut oil to create deeply flavoured sauces and soups often made very hot with chili peppers. Nigerian feasts are colourful and lavish, while aromatic market and roadside snacks cooked on barbecues or fried in oil are plentiful and varied.
Things to do in Nigeria
According to the tripadvisor dot com there are plenty of things to explore while in Nigeria:
- Lagos (Lekki Conservation Centre, Freedom Park Lagos, Black Heritage Museum, Eko Gym and Spa, etc.)
- Kano (Kurmi Market, Emir’s Palace, Gidan Makama Museum, etc.)
- Benin City (Blue Edge Night Club, Hexagon, etc.)
- Abuja (National Mosque, Dunes, Abuja Arts & Crafts Village, Usman Dam, etc.)
- Obudu (mountain resort)
- Gurara (water falls)
- Madalla (Zuma rock)
- Port Harcourt
The choice of places to stay in Nigeria is a great variety of good hotels, budget sleep-over places, rural, domestic, friendly houses, apartments, etc. depending on the area you’re staying. It’s always good to look in advance for a place to stay, since it’s not always a sure case…
“This is a blessed nation, a land flowing with milk and honey, gifted in natural resources, …”
THE TRUE FACE OF NIGERIA
A short Documentary film about Nigeria, Written, Produced and Directed b Abraham Eguare
This documentary presents Nigeria as a Blessed nation she truly is; a country blessed with abundant natural resources. This short documentary reminds Nigerians and those in the Diaspora of the need to tap into this resource for the growth of this country. The yet to be exploited resources for this great nation to become one of the world’s Largest economies are revealed.
The facts of this film are for Nigerians to think! think!! think!!! and see how we can reverse brain drain and come together to build this nation. Nigeria has all it takes for investors to come and invest in this blessed land. The need for Nigerians to put religious, tribal and cultural difference aside to remain as one is also revealed. No nation succeeds without God. A prayer for Nigeria is presented in this documentary. It should be prayed always for the peace of this nation. If you think you know Nigeria, wait until you watch THE TRUE FACE OF NIGERIA.