- a republic in W Africa: member of the Commonwealth of Nations; formerly a British colony and protectorate. 356,669 sq. mi. (923,773 sq. km). Capital: Abuja.
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Contemporary Examples of nigeria
Political tensions are underlying every move in Nigeria, where, in February, the next presidential candidates will be nominated.
Fink stresses the need for Nigeria to train and deploy women into more prominent law enforcement roles.
And during a one-week period the next month four different female suicide bombings shook various regions of Nigeria.
There are only 175 countries on that list, which puts Russia on a par with Lebanon and Nigeria.Recession? Devaluation? Inflation? Putin Tells Russia Stay the Course.
December 4, 2014
His father went to the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria and said his kid was dangerous, and that they should revoke his U.S. travel visa.Laura Poitras on Snowden's Unrevealed Secrets
December 1, 2014
Historical Examples of nigeria
During April and May, 1915, there was sharp fighting on the Nigeria frontier.
Because I return to Nigeria about that date, and I shall then supply a new address.
When will it be known whether or not—he has—arrived in Nigeria?
The war had extended but slightly to Nigeria by the end of the year.The Annual Register 1914
Examples from Nigeria appear in the British Museum collection.History of the Fan
George Woolliscroft Rhead
- a republic in West Africa, on the Gulf of Guinea: Lagos annexed by the British in 1861; protectorates of Northern and Southern Nigeria formed in 1900 and united as a colony in 1914; gained independence as a member of the Commonwealth in 1960 (membership suspended from 1995 to 1999 following human rights violations); Eastern Region seceded as the Republic of Biafra for the duration of the severe civil war (1967–70); ruled by military governments from 1966. It consists of a belt of tropical rain forest in the south, with semidesert in the extreme north and highlands in the east; the main export is petroleum. Official language: English; Hausa, Ibo, and Yoruba are the chief regional languages. Religion: animist, Muslim, and Christian. Currency: naira. Capital: Abuja. Pop: 174 507 539 (2013 est). Area: 923 773 sq km (356 669 sq miles)