Emigration: Nigeria

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Demonym: Nigerian
Government: Presidential Federal Republic
Neighbors: Benin, Cameroon, Chad, and Niger
Population: over 152.217 million
Currency: Nigerian Naira (NGN)
Official Language: English
Economy: Petroleum/Petroleum Products, Cocoa, Processed Foods, Entertainment

I deliberately held onto this one for a while, but I think now's as good a time as any to unleash Nigeria.

Before the time of the colonialists, the people of Bimbia, my people, were part of what's considered modern-day Nigeria.  Because of this, people of my region qualify for what's called an "indigenous certificate."  Consider it a way of reconnecting displaced Africans with their ancestral lands without the hassles of visas and other Western interventions.

With a documented history going as far back as 9000 BCE (rivaling even Kemet itself), Nigeria is the most populous country in all of Africa.  It is also the 7th most populous country on the planet, the #1 country on the planet with a majority black population, and the fastest growing economy in the world.

1000 USD = 154,002 (NGN), so Nigeria is still behind Ghana in that regard, but I think it's safe to say that's a temporary setback.

The North is predominantly Muslim, while the South is predominantly Christian.  Indigenous religions, however, have been preserved and are practiced nationwide.  While its capital is Abuja, its largest city is Lagos.  Like Americans, Nigerians drive on the right side of the road.

Abuja, the capital
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Important Links

NigeriaWorld
Official Government Website
Nigerian Embassy
AllAfrica Profile
BBC Profile
Federal University of Technology, Yola
University of Abuja
University of Lagos

Comments

  1. 1000 USD = 154,002 NGN........

    hmmmmm. scratches chin.

    This requires much contemplation.

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  2. I want to go to my homeland so badly. I enjoy a lot of what Nigeria offers and I love the collaboration that has taken place between Ghana and Nigeria in the entertainment industry. Now if only they had as great a colloboration in political affairs. Thank you so much for this special post. BTW how is your Uncle's campaign going?

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  3. BTW how is your Uncle's campaign going?

    Funny story: he's running for President of Cameroon from the Ivory Coast.

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