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Nigeria is a country located in West Africa. The official name of the country is the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The country has a population of 188,462,640 people, making it the 7th most populous country in the world. In terms of area, it is the 32nd largest country at 356,669 square miles. The country is a federal presidential republic with a president and vice president. The capital city is Abuja. However, the largest city is Lagos. The official currency is the Naira. Nigeria's flag features three vertical stripes: two green stripes on each end and one white stripe in the middle.

The city of Abuja was built in the 1980s and eventually replaced Lagos as the capital.

Nigeria’s Third Mainland Bridge is the largest bridge in Africa.

. Nigeria is the 12th largest producer of crude oil, pushing out over 2.5 million barrels per day.

Approximately 70% of Nigerians work in the agriculture industry.

The country’s cash crops include cocoa, wheat, peanuts, and cotton.

Nigeria is divided into 36 states.

The drill monkey is native to Nigeria, and it is only found in one other country – Cameroon.

The richest man in Africa, Aliko Dangote, resides in Nigeria. He is worth an estimated $12 billion.

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Here Are Some 8 Interesting Facts About Nigeria You May Not Know

Nigeria is a country located in West Africa. The official name of the country is the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The country has a population of 188,462,640 people, making it the 7th most populous country in the world. In terms of area, it is the 32nd largest country at 356,669 square miles. The country is a federal presidential republic with a president and vice president. The capital city is Abuja. However, the largest city is Lagos. The official currency is the Naira. Nigeria's flag features three vertical stripes: two green stripes on each end and one white stripe in the middle.

1. The GDP of Nigeria is $481.1 billion.

2. There are over 250 ethnic groups that live throughout Nigeria.

3. Lagos is the most populous city in Nigeria.

4. Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, and it is the 17th most populous city in the world.

5. About half of Nigerians are Muslim, while approximately 40% are Christian.

6. The country is the 7th largest democracy in the world.

7. Oil accounts for over 70% of the country’s exports.

8. The Niger River, which spans 2,600 miles, is the third largest river in West Africa.

Source: Nation Facts

Nigerian girls win Silicon Valley contest for app that spots fake drugs

Five months ago Jessica Osita had never used a computer, sent an email or even browsed the internet, yet she is part of a team of five teenagers who have just won a major tech award in California.

Despite their limited tech knowledge, the Nigerian teens learned how to build a mobile app from scratch by using opensource software from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The app, called FD-Detector, helps users identify fake medicines using a drug's barcode to verify its authenticity and expiration date.
"I feel very excited and relieved. I'm extremely proud of myself," Osita, 15, told CNN from San Francisco, in the group's first interview since they won the 2018 Technovation Challenge on 9 August.

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Tayo Bello, a highly creative jewellery designer from Nigeria taking her inspiration from global travel experiences

It takes a huge amount of passion and personal conviction to change careers, and start a business. But Tayo Bello, founder of jewellery design company Bello Creations, successfully made the brave leap from IT specialist to jewellery entrepreneur.

What does your company do?

“Design with unique simplicity and timeless elegance”. 

At Bello Creations I design and create handcrafted simple yet elegant jewelllery pieces with clean lines and originality.

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