Brief history about Nigeria
For proper introductions, Nigeria is a country in West Africa, joined in boundaries with Niger and Chad Republic in the north, Cameroon in the east, Benin Republic in the western border, and the Atlantic ocean at the southern.
With over 170 million in population, it is believed that out of every four Africans, one is a Nigerian. Can you imagine that? This goes to tell how populous the nation Nigeria is. Apart from the population, the country is also very rich in oil and other mineral resources which the nation has been seriously accused of not exploiting properly over the years.
Despite political instabilities and other insecurities arising from the Boko Haram insurgences in the country, there are however, numerous interesting facts about Nigeria that you would find fascinating. Here we present to you the top 100 interesting facts about Nigeria.
Population: 170 million (World Bank)Currency: Naira (₦)Capital: AbujaPresident: Muhammadu BuhariSystem of Government:DemocracyOfficial Language: English
The top 100 facts about Nigeria
Nigeria is made up of thirty-six states.
Nigeria has over two hundred and fifty ethnic groups.
Nigeria boasts of well over four thousand dialects.
Nigeria has fourth highest number of doctors in the world.
Nigeria has the second highest number of slang in the world after USA.
Nigeria is also among the top five countries in the world with unexplored natural gas reserves.
Nigerian schools has strict dress codes known as school uniforms.
Nigeria has two seasons, the rainy season and the dry season. Each of this seasons lasts for six months.
Nigeria has more writers and authors than the rest of West African Countries combined.
Nigeria is the third country with the highest number of musicians in the world.
Nigeria is the seventh largest democracy in the world.
Nigeria has one of the fastest growing telecommunications industry in the world.
Nigeria is rich in cultural diversity
Nigeria has the 14th highest birthrate in the world.
Nigeria boasts of the highest number of press in Africa.
Nigeria has the highest rate of twins in the world, particularly the Yoruba tribe.
Nigeria ranks 19 in the world’s death rate.
Nigeria is U.S largest trading partner in the Sub-Saharan Africa.
Nigeria ranks 10 among the countries with the largest petroleum reserves.
Oil was discovered in Nigeria in 1956 at Oloibiri in Bayelsa state.
Another fact that is worthy of note about Nigeria is that the cost of living in it’s capital Abuja, is higher than that of London.
Nigeria Stock Exchange is the second largest in Africa.
Nigeria was named after River Niger.
Nigeria’s calling code is +234.
Nigeria’s Niger River is Africa’s third largest.
Nigeria’s total land area is 577,355+ sq mi.
The unification of Southern and Northern Nigeria took place in 1914.
The official name of Nigeria is Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Nigeria was declared a republic in 1963.
Nigeria’s highest populated city is Lagos.
Nigeria’s colonial master is Britain.
Nigeria is the thirteenth country with the highest fertility rate in the world.
China’s best market is Nigeria.
Nigeria adopted 6-3-3-4 educational policy in 1982.
Nigeria is seventh most populous country in the world.
Nigeria Lola Alakija is the richest black woman in the world.
Nigerian hotels are the most expensive in the world.
Wealthy Nigerians or celebrities are known to lavish money to host ceremonies.
Nigeria Nollywood film industry is the second biggest film industry in the world after Hollywood.
Nigeria took its first loan from the World Bank in 1977.
Nigeria has 5-6 richest pastors in the world.
Nigeria Igbo ethnic group are the most hardworking and the most industrious of all the ethnic groups in the country.
Nigeria fought civil war two years after her Independence.
Nigeria was the first country to effectively contain and eliminate the Ebola outbreak threat that ravaged some west
The kingdom of Nri of Igbo people is the oldest kingdom in Nigeria.
Nigerian Civil War began in May 1967, after the Eastern Region declared independence as a state called the Republic of Biafra.
Nigeria’s total land area is 577,355 sq mi.
Nigerian Wole Soyinka is the first African Nobel Laureate
Nigeria’s canoe called Dufuna Canoe is Africa’s oldest known boat which was discovered by a Fulani Herdsmen in Dufuna, Yobe.
There are yet 1000s of interesting facts about Nigeria still for your reading pleasure. More will be dropped as time goes on.
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