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  Nigeria - MSN Encarta
Nigeria, republic in western Africa, with a coast along the Atlantic Ocean on the Gulf of Guinea.
Nigeria has a federal form of government and is divided into 36 states and a federal capital territory.
Nigeria is bounded by Cameroon to the east, Chad to the northeast, Niger to the north, Benin to the west, and the Gulf of Guinea on the Atlantic Ocean to the south.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761557915/Nigeria.html   (1581 words)

 Nigeria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a country in West Africa and the most populous country on the African continent.
Nigeria shares land borders with the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, Niger in the north, and borders the Gulf of Guinea in the south.
Nigeria was a founding member of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in the early 1970s, and its status as a major petroleum producer figures prominently in international relations, particularly with developed countries.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nigeria   (5447 words)

 Nigeria national football team - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nigeria reached the World Cup for the first time in Football World Cup 1994.They were managed by Clemens Westerhof who is commonly considered to be the best coach to have ever lead Nigeria.
Nigeria were within 1 minute of qualifying for the Quarter finals of 1994 World Cup in the game against Italy but Roberto Baggio scored to take the game to extra time.
Nigeria's Under 17 youth teams won the inaugural Under-16 World Championship in 1985 and the Under-17 (the age limit was raised) title in 1993.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nigeria_national_football_team   (624 words)

 Nigeria (07/06)
In the south central part of present-day Nigeria, as early as the 15th and 16th centuries, the kingdom of Benin had developed an efficient army; an elaborate ceremonial court; and artisans whose works in ivory, wood, bronze, and brass are prized throughout the world today.
Nigeria was granted full independence in October 1960, as a federation of three regions (northern, western, and eastern) under a constitution that provided for a parliamentary form of government.
From the outset, Nigeria's ethnic, regional, and religious tensions were magnified by the significant disparities in economic and educational development between the south and the north.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2836.htm   (7382 words)

Nigeria is Africa’s most populous state inhabiting some of the most famous soccer players from Africa.
Nigeria is composed of about 250 ethnic groups, with diverse languages and religious faiths.
Nigeria's economy is highly dependent on the oil sector which accounts for about 40 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) and accounts for about 85 percent of the country's foreign exchange earnings.
us-africa.tripod.com /nigeria.html   (1579 words)

In June 1961, the northern part of the United Nations Trust Territory of British Cameroons was incorporated into Nigeria's Northern Region as the province of Sardauna, and in August 1963 a fourth region, the Mid-Western Region, was created.
From the outset, Nigeria's ethnic, regional, and religious tensions were magnified by the disparities in economic and educational development.
The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria was adopted on October 1, 1963.
www.uiowa.edu /~africart/toc/countries/Nigeria.html   (385 words)

 Nigeria in the Electronic Passport
Nigeria has a varied climate, ethnic rivalries, vast mineral resources, and a promise of a great future.
Nigeria would be a very prosperous nation if not for several problems that have held the nation back.
Nigeria once had great farms, but many young people left the countryside to find their fortune in the cities.
www.mrdowling.com /611-nigeria.html   (439 words)

Nigeria, one-third larger than Texas and the most populous country in Africa, is situated on the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa.
A UN fact-finding mission in 1996 reported that Nigeria's “problems of human rights are terrible and the political problems are terrifying.” During the 1970s, Nigeria had the 33rd highest per-capita income in the world, but by 1997 it had dropped to the 13th poorest.
Nigeria: Bibliography - Bibliography See S. Hogben and A. Kirk-Greene, The Emirates of Northern Nigeria (1966); R. Nigeria: Economy - Economy The economy of Nigeria historically was based on agriculture, and more than half of the...
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107847.html   (1320 words)

 Nigeria travel guide - Wikitravel
Nigeria [1] is a country in equatorial west Africa.
Nigeria is troubled by flares of violence as it tries to rebuild after sixteen years of military rule.
Nigeria is a former British colony and a member of the British commonwealth.
wikitravel.org /en/Nigeria   (1415 words)

 African Studies Center | Nigeria Page
It features the work of the Nigerian born sculptor Sokari Douglas Camp and a considerable body of new work she is showing at the Museum of Mankind in London.
This site is established to make the operations of the Nigeria Police accessible to the public, to inform them of the changes and developments in policing and law enforcement strategies; and to provide an opportunity for the community to contribute their quota in the task of tackling crime and ensuring a safe and prosperous Nigeria.
Photographs taken in Nigeria in 1991, of different aspect of life in different cities.
www.africa.upenn.edu /Country_Specific/Nigeria.html   (720 words)

 Nigeria Travel Guide | Nigeria Travel Information Guide
Nigeria's army has chosen to intervene on several occasions to thwart a perceived threat to the integrity of the nation.
Yet, for all its domestic difficulties, Nigeria remains the major regional power and its troops intervened in a number of conflicts throughout West Africa during the 1990s.
It is a shame that Nigeria is not currently able to entice visitors other than those seeking a slice of the oil dollar.
www.worldtravelguide.net /country/country_guide.ehtml?o=200&NAV_guide_class=CountryGuide&NAV_Region=200   (495 words)

Nigeria gained independence from Britain in 1960 and from 1966 to 1999 was controlled for the most part by different military governments.
Nigeria is the 5th largest oil producer in the world and oil dominates the economy.
Nigeria is a male dominated society and women are seen as inferior to men.
www.avert.org /aids-nigeria.htm   (2747 words)

 An MBendi Profile: An MBendi Country Profile for Nigeria including economic and travel overviews and directories of ...
Nigeria’s relations with its neighbours can be somewhat strained although the situation does not often deteriorate into violent incidents.
Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country and as such is seen as one of the most promising markets for international companies.
Nigeria has a number of chambers of commerce and industry and details of these can be found via our Organisation Search, as can details of relevant government departments.
www.mbendi.co.za /cyngcy.htm   (1683 words)

 Index of Economic Freedom 2006 - Nigeria
Nigeria has Africa's largest population, estimated at over 130 million, including 250 ethnic groups and the continent's second-largest Muslim population.
In the same year, based on data from the International Monetary Fund, Nigeria received 51.51 percent of its total revenues from state-owned enterprises and government ownership of property in the oil sector, up from the 36.15 percent reported in the 2005 Index.
Nigeria's government updated its investment code in 1995 to allow 100 percent foreign ownership in every industry with the exception of petroleum and national security industries.
www.heritage.org /research/features/index/country.cfm?id=Nigeria   (955 words)

 Nigeria, Africa - Travel Guide
Nigeria is situated at the extreme inner corner of the Gulf of Guinea on the west coast of Africa.
Along the entire coastline of Nigeria lies a belt of mangrove swamp forest from 10 to 60 miles in width, which is intersected by branches of the Niger Delta and innumerable other smaller rivers and creeks.
The Niger, the third largest river in Africa, enters Nigeria from the Northwest and runs in a southeasterly direction, meeting its principal tributary, the Benue, at Lokoja, about 340 miles from the sea.
www.africaguide.com /country/nigeria   (316 words)

 allAfrica.com: Nigeria
Former Chairman of Dunlop Nigeria Plc, Chief Gabriel Onosode has advocated for "cessation of fire" by militants in the Niger Delta to enable the pursuit and implementation of a purposeful developmental agenda by all stakeholders in the region.
Nigeria: We've the Wherewithal to Resolve Gov and Lawmakers Feud, By Dep.
New head of the Nigeria Football Association, Alhaji Sani-Lulu Abdullahi says he is not thinking of failing in his new assignment because the word simply does not exist in his dictionary.
allafrica.com /nigeria   (1310 words)

 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Nigeria is one indivisible and indissoluble sovereign state to be known by the name of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Nigeria shall be a Federation consisting of States and a Federal Capital Territory.
There shall be 768 Local Government Areas in Nigeria as shown in the second column of Part I of the First Schedule to this Constitution and six area councils as shown in Part II of that Schedule.
www.nigeria-law.org /ConstitutionOfTheFederalRepublicOfNigeria.htm   (2223 words)

 Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Nigeria is situated in the West African region and has a land mass of 923,768 sq.km..
Land is in abundance in Nigeria for agricultural, industrial and commercial activities.
The agricultural potential of Nigeria is barely being tapped.
www.nigeriaembassyusa.org   (136 words)

 Nigeria Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The very thing that makes Nigeria so ornery and difficult to unite into a single peaceful republic is also its attraction.
Polio vaccination in Nigeria is intermittent and there is currently a high rate of infection in the north of the country.
Disclaimer: We've tried to make the information on this web site as accurate as possible, but it is provided 'as is' and we accept no responsibility for any loss, injury or inconvenience sustained by anyone resulting from this information.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/africa/nigeria   (247 words)

 USAID Africa: Nigeria
Nigeria is the fifth largest exporter of oil to the United States, and there is more U.S. investment in Nigeria than in any other country in Africa.
Although Nigeria is a major oil producer, oil revenues amount to less than $150 per capita per year and provide little benefit to the majority of Nigeria’s citizens.
Nigeria accounts for nearly 10 percent of the HIV/AIDS burden in the world, with 4 million of its citizens living with the infection, a number that may increase to between 7 and 9 million by 2010.
www.usaid.gov /locations/sub-saharan_africa/countries/nigeria   (749 words)

 Welcome to the Official Information Gateway of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
With a population of almost 140 million people comprising over 250 ethnic groups, Nigeria is a blend of exciting cultural diversity that has produced a land of unparalleled opportunities with warm, friendly people.
Located just above the equator with a coastline stretching over 800 miles, Nigeria is one of the few countries in the world where such ecosystems as the mangrove and rain forests of the south, rich savannah plains in the middle and brown sand dunes of the Sahara in north can be seen in a day.
Combine these with the mountain ranges, deep valleys and hundreds of rivers, lakes and waterfalls that dot the country and you have a tourist haven that is unspoiled and virtually undiscovered.
www.nigeria.gov.ng   (425 words)

 the embassy of nigeria in the hague, the netherlands
the embassy of nigeria in the hague, the netherlands
Nigeria needs all hands on deck in steering the ship of the country in the right direction.
We recently came across a case of an applicant requesting a Nigerian passport who claimed the parents were from Nigeria but had no information on them especially on the local government of origin and yet requested a Nigerian passport.
www.nigerianembassy.nl   (684 words)

 Nigeria.com Discussion Forums - ANOTHER JESUS RESSURRECTED
In a less dramatic but no less amazing circumstance, a woman who attended a crusade organised by Francis Wale Oke, founder of the Sword of the Spirit Ministries, attracted the attention of the congregation with screams of joy and halleluyahs while waving a newspaper in her hand.
In Nigeria today, there are more than 50 of such powerful pastors in whose areas of speciality are miracles, prophecy, healing, teaching, preaching, marriage counselling, and are attracting people with such problems.
The RCCG is one of the fastest growing churches in Nigeria with branches all over the 36 states of the federation and in London and the United States.
www.nigeria.com /dcforum/DCForumID28/1308.html   (5362 words)

 United Nations - OCHA IRIN Africa News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
When Mustapha was a baby, his father refused to let him take the polio vaccination on the advice of political and religious leaders in Nigeria’s northern state of Kano.
ABUJA, 11 Aug 2006 (IRIN) - When Nigeria’s Foreign Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala quit the government last week few believed that the pressing family matters she cited were genuinely behind her departure.
IRIN is a project of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
www.irinnews.org /frontpage.asp?SelectRegion=West_Africa&SelectCountry=Nigeria   (619 words)

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