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Nigeria: Federal republic in West Africa
Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a sovereign country located in West Africa bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west. Its southern coast is on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. Nigeria is a federal republic comprising 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja, is located.


Nigerian domestic flights resume amid pandemic [Video]

Nigerian domestic flights resume amid pandemic

Airports in the capital, Abuja, and the commercial hub, Lagos, have reopened and domestic flights have resumed after three months of coronavirus restrictions.

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Domestic flights take off in Africa's biggest economy [Video]

Domestic flights take off in Africa's biggest economy

Airports reopened for domestic flights in Nigeria on Wednesday, as the country tries to reopen an economy hit hard by low oil prices and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Angela Ukomadu reports.

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Most Nigerians cannot afford to buy a house [Video]

Most Nigerians cannot afford to buy a house

Many Nigerians are seeing their dream of owning a home disappear.

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Nigerian food prices rise during Ramadan [Video]

Nigerian food prices rise during Ramadan

The cost of some items has doubled, and they are expected to stay high after the Muslim fasting month ends.

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20 soldiers, 40 civilians killed in attacks Nigeria's Borno state [Video]

20 soldiers, 40 civilians killed in attacks Nigeria's Borno state

Islamic State West Africa Province claims twin attacks, which burned down a UN humanitarian hub and police station.

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Eid in Nigeria: Outbreak dampens festivities [Video]

Eid in Nigeria: Outbreak dampens festivities

Economists warn that many businesses in Nigeria’s informal economy may never recover.

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