Western Africa - Nigeria - Nationwide Newspapers

Regional Newspapers

Federal Capital Territory (Abuja)

Al Mizan

Alaroye Online

Country Information

Location:  Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Benin and Cameroon
Geographic Coordinates:   10 00 N, 8 00 E
Area:   923,768 sq km (land: 910,768 sq km water: 13,000 sq km)
Climate:  Varies; equatorial in south, tropical in center, arid in north
Languages:  English (official), Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo (Ibo), Fulani, over 500 additional indigenous languages
Population:  174,507,539 (July 2013 est.)
Capital:  Abuja
Religion:  Muslim 50%, Christian 40%, indigenous beliefs 10%
Ethnic Groups:  Hausa and Fulani 29%, Yoruba 21%, Igbo (Ibo) 18%, Ijaw 10%, Kanuri 4%, Ibibio 3.5%, Tiv 2.5%
Independence:  1 October 1960 (from the UK)

Source:  CIA Factbook