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Nigeria is in West Africa bordering on the North Atlantic and between the Republic of Benin and Cameroun.

It is officially called the Federal Republic of Nigeria and has 36 states and 1 Federal Capital Territory called Abuja. Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the 8th most populous in the world with about 140million people.

It has over 250 ethnic groups with the main ones being Yoruba Hausa and Ibo hence the words Wa, Zo, Bia, which means come in the three major languages spoken

It is the 12th largest producer of petroleum in the world and the 8th largest exporter, and has the 10th largest proven reserves

Agricultural products include groundnuts, palm oil, cocoa, coconut, citrus fruits, maize, pearl millet, cassava, yams and sugar cane. It also has a booming leather and textile industry, with industries located in Kano, Abeokuta, Onitsha, and Lagos.

Nigeria also has significant production and manufacturing facilities such as factories for the French car manufacturer Peugeot, the English truck manufacturer Bedford, now a subsidiary of General Motors.

The flag is divided vertically into three equal parts: The outer parts are green, and they represent agriculture. The middle part is white, and it represents unity and peace. Taiwo Akinkunmi designed the flag in 1958.

Coat of Arms of Nigeria


The symbol above is Nigeria's coat of arms.
The black shield represents the good earth of Nigeria.
The silver wavy bands represent the rivers Niger and Benue.
The white horses (the two supporters) represent dignity.
The eagle represents strength.
The wreath is in the colors of the Nigerian flag.
The ground on which the bearings stand is Coctus Spectablis, which is a common wild flower found throughout Nigeria.


I pledge to Nigeria my country
To be faithful, loyal and honest
To serve Nigeria with all my strength
To defend her unity and uphold her honor and glory
 So help me God.

Did you know that Nigeria gained Independence from the United Kingdom October 1st 1960?

Did you know that Lagos – the former capital of Nigeria has a population of over 10million people?

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