Federal Republic of Nigeria

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President of the Republic

Muhammadu Buhari

National Holiday  October 1
Official Language  English
Currency  Naira (NGN)
Capital Abuja (1.5 Million Inhabitants)
Major Cities Abuja, Lagos, Kano, Ibadan, Kaduna, Port Harcourt, Maiduguri
Major Seaports  Apapa Island (Lagos); Tin-Can (Lagos); Warri (Delta); Port Harcourt (Rivers); Calabar (Cross- River).
Principal Natural Resources  Oil (2.4 Million barrels/day), natural gas, agricultural products, coal, lead, zinc, tin , arable land, limestone and steel
Borders Benin, Nigeria, Thad and Cameroon
Surface Area 924.000 Sq. Km
Population (2013) 173.6 Million
Urban Population (2014): 52.24%
GNP (2013) USD 521 800 Millions
GNP Per Capita (BM, 2014) USD 2 710
Growth Rate (IMF, 2014): 6.3%

Official Site: www.nigeria.gov.ng