We celebrate with all Nigerians as the nation clocks 56 on October 1st. Nigeria is known as Africa most populated countries with a population of over 160 million people, Thinking of paying visit to the Nigeria, the 8th most populated in the entire world? these are interesting facts you should know.
Nigeria gained independence from the United Kingdom as a Commonwealth Realm on 1 October 1960.
Nigeria has Over 250 Ethnic Groups with varying languages and customs, creating a country of rich ethnic diversity.
The largest ethnic groups are the Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo and Fulani, together accounting for more than 70% of the population, while the Edo, Ijaw, Kanuri, Ibibio, Ebira, Nupe, Gwari, Itsekiri, Jukun, Urhobo, Igala, Idoma and Tiv comprise between 25 and 30%; other minorities make up the remaining 5%.
Main Religions are Islam and Christianity
Derived Name from West Africa’s Longest River
Has the Africa’s Longest Bridge
One of the Largest Producers Of Crude Oil
Nigeria is a member of both the British Commonwealth and the African Union.
The currency of Nigeria is called the Naira.
Yoruba and their bloodlines worldwide have the highest rate of twinning (having twins) in the world.
Nigeria’s population was just 16 million in 1911. It is projected to hit 444 million by 2050, surpassing the US and becoming the 4th largest in the world.
Mrs. Fumilayo Ransome-Kuti, legendary Fela’s mother, was one of the delegates that negotiated Nigeria’s independence in Britain.
The Obasanjo military regime converted Nigeria from a Parliamentary system to a Presidential system of government.
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