Friday, August 17, 2012
Area: 923,768 sq km (356,700 sq miles)
Population: 160 million (World Bank, 2012)
Capital City: Abuja
Other Major Cities: Lagos, Ibadan, Kano and at least 7 other cities with a population of over 1 million
People: Hausa/Fulani, Yoruba, Igbo, Ijaw and some 250 ethno-linguistic groups
Language(s): English (official) but Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo are also used in the National Assembly
Religion(s): Muslim, Christian and traditional
Currency: Naira (NGN)
Major political parties: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), Action Congress (AC)
Head of State: President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (inaugurated May 2011)
Vice-President: Namadi Sambo
Foreign Minister: Amb. Olugbenga Ashiru
Membership of international groupings/organisations: United Nations (UN), Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), African Union (AU), Organisation for Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Commonwealth, African Development Bank (ADB).
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