Federal Republic of Nigeria
36 States with a Federal Capital at Abuja
Geo-Political Zones: South-South, South-East, South-West, North-Central, North-West, North-East.
Number of States
36 States with a Federal Capital at Abuja
Type of Government
Head of State: President Goodluck Jonathan with President Elect, General Mohammed Buhari.
The national flag consist of three vertical stripes. The green stripe represents agriculture, while the centre white represents unity and peace.
Country Calling Code
1st October 1960
Projected to be 183, 5m UN est. for 2015.
System of Government: Presidential
Suffrage: 18 years of age
Some Large Cities
Lagos, Kano, Ibadan, Port Harcourt, Enugu, Aba, Calabar, Jos, Uyo, Kaduna
English (official) Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo (Ibo), Fulani, Efik, etc.
Based on English Common Law
Islamic Shariah Law (12 Northern States) and customary law.
Bicameral National Assembly, the Senate and House or Representatives
Location: West Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Benin and Cameroon
Area: 923,768 Sq. Km. (356,700 Sq. miles)
Land: 910, 968 Sq. km.
Temperatures: 22-36 degrees Celsius, annual rainfall range from 381cm, along the coast to 64 cm or less in the far north.
Muslims, Christians and Indigenous beliefs
Some Ethnic Groups
Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country is composed of more than 250 ethnic groups, the most populous ones are Hausa and Fulani, Yoruba, Igbo, Ijaw, Tiv, Kanuri, Efik, Ibibios, etc.
Ranges from Southern Coastal swamps to tropical forests, open woodlands, grasslands and semi desert in the far north.
Petroleum and petroleum products, cocoa, rubber. Etc.
Main Export Partners
United States, India, Netherlands, Spain, Brazil, United Kingdom, Germany, France.
Some Natural Resources
Natural gas, Petroleum, Tin, Iron Ore, Coal, Limestone, Lead, Zinc, Bitumen, Bauxite, Rubber, arable land, etc.
Some Political Parties
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP)
Alliance for Democracy (AD)
All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA)
Action Congress (AC)
All People’s Congress (APC),
Some Tourist Sites
The Country hosts a vast array of tourist sites and attractions that can be visited and enjoyed given her fine tropical climate, making the country truly the heart of Africa. Some of the tourist attractions are:
Mambila Plateau: This is a high grassland plateau which is the highest in Nigeria, 5000 feet above seas level. The plateau which has undulating landscape free of insects is situated in Taraba State.
Freedom Park, Lagos: This is located on the site of the colonial prison where prominent Nigeria had their jail terms during the colonial era.
Cross River Park: The fauna species inventory of this park is very rich with many of them endemic to the area. There are 23 species of primates in the country, 18 of them are found here, like gorillas and chimpanzees.
Obuda Hills in Cross River State: The Obuda hills lies within the highlands of Cross River States and the border with Cameroon. It has a temperature climate due to its high altitude and habits the famous Obudu cattle ranch and resorts.
Zuma Rock: This is located 50 km from Abuja along Kaduna road.
Tinapa Resort: Tinapa is a business and leisure resort north of Calabar, South Eastern Nigeria associated with the Calabar Free Trade Zone. Located by the Calabar River, contiguous with the Calabar Free Trade Zone.
Obudu Mountain Resort: The resort has a helipad for access by air. At the base of the hills on which the ranch is located lies a newly built world class waterpark with state-of-the-art swimming facilities.
Yaukari National Park: This is a large wildlife park located in the South-Central part of Bauchi State, Northeast of Nigeria. Home to several natural warm water springs as well as wide variety of flora and fauna, etc.
Nigeria is a middle income, mixed and emerging economy. The country is ranked 26th in the world economy. Crude oil accounts for over 95% of exports, and world’s 8th largest exporter of oil. Currently the largest economy in Africa based on the rebasing of the economy in April, 2014. It is also on track to be one of the 20 largest economies in the world by 2020.
Why invest in Nigeria
The country’s democracy is stable and resilient.
A one-stop in place for prompt investment.
Fully liberalized economy and foreign exchange regime.
Availability of labour force that is skilled, trainable, adaptable and competitive.
Attractive and negotiable incentive package for investors.
Wide market access.
Excellent telecommunication facilities.
Constitutional guarantees and safeguards against nationalization and expropriation, etc.