Nigerias National Motto is Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress

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Nigeria is located on the west coast of Africa and is the most populous black country in the world, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Benin and Cameroon. Nigeria covers 356,668 sq miles (923,7770 sq kilometers). It is about the same size as California, Nevada and Utah combined. Nigeria is diverse in people and culture. The history of the country goes back to 500 BC when the Nok people were the inhabitants. It was the ending of the 15th century European explorers and traders began their lucrative slave trade with the Yoruba and Benin peoples. In 1861 Lagos was colonized by the British and 1914, the entire country became The Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria. Nigeria became independent in 1960.
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The National Anthem

Arise, O compatriots, Nigeria’s call obey
To serve our fatherland
With love and strength and faith
The labor of our heroes past
Shall never be in vain
To serve with heart and might
One nation bound in freedom, peace and

Oh God of creation, direct our noble cause
Guide our leaders right
Help our youth the truth to know
In love and honesty to grow
And living just and true
Great lofty heights attain
To build a nation where peace and justice
shall reign.


Notes & Statistics

  • Capital: Abuja Largest city: Lagos Government: Three-tier structure - A Federal Government,
  • 36 State Governments, 774 Local Government Administrations Official
  • Languages: English, Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba
  • Main Indigenous Languages: Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba
  • Main Religions:Christianity, Islam, Traditional
  • National Day: Independence Day, 1 October (1960)

Nigerian Flag

  • Government: Presidential Federal Republic

    • President: Muhammadu Buhari (APC)

    • Senate President: Ahmed Lawan (APC)

    • Speaker of the House: Femi Gbajabiamilla (APC)

    • Chief Justice: Ibrahim Tanko Mohammad

  • Independence: from the United Kingdom: 1914

  • Unification of Southern and Northern Nigeria by Frederick Lugard 

  • Declared and recognized: October 1, 1960 

  • Republic declared: October 1, 1963 

  • Area Total: 923,768 km2 / 356,667 sq mi 

  • Water (%): 1.4

  • Population: 206,000,000

  • Currency: Nigerian naira (₦) (NGN)

  • Time zone: WAT (UTC+1)

  • Summer (DST): not observed (UTC+1)

  • Drives on the: right

  • Internet TLD: .ng

  • Calling code: +234

Muhammadu Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari (APC)