Nigeria info

Nigeria is a populous country in West Africa. Over 250 different peoples, languages, histories, and religions rub shoulders in this hectic, colourful and often volatile republic. Southern lowlands merge into central hills and plateaus. The Niger River enters the country in the northwest and flows southward through tropical rain forests and swamps to its delta in the Gulf of Guinea. Lagos, the capital, is built on several islands and parts of the mainland, on the Bight of Benin. It is still considered the cultural and commercial capital of Nigeria, and at times is so chaotic it seems the whole country is out in the streets. The old city is on western Lagos Island. The main ethnic group of Lagos are the Yoruba people, and it was on this old Yoruba settlement that early Portuguese traders bestowed the name of one of their home ports.

Regions in Nigeria


The major first languages spoken in the state are Etsako, Edo, Esan and Owan, Akoko Edo,Okpameri language and the Ijaw languages. Edo State is home to... READ MORE

The Federal Capital Territory is the home of Abuja, the capital of Nigeria.... READ MORE

Lagos State is the smallest state in Nigeria, yet it has the highest population. While the State is essentially a Yoruba-speaking environment, it is ... READ MORE

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