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Nigeria is a country of extremes. Great wealth and great poverty sit cheek by jowl, and tensions between different communities can boil over into civil strife. While a few parts of the country remain problematic, the vast majority is as warm and welcoming to visitors as anywhere in Africa. Challenging yet exuberant, this is Africa in the raw there’s nowhere quite like it on the continent.

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Nigeria is a federal constitutional republic comprising 36 states and its Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The country is located in West Africa and shares land borders with the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north. Its coast in the south lies on the Gulf of Guinea on the Atlantic Ocean. There are over 500 ethnic groups in Nigeria of which the three largest ethnic groups are the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba.

 

Nigeria known as "the Giant of Africa", is the most populous country in Africa, the seventh most populous country in the world and the most populous black country. Nigeria is roughly divided in half between Muslims, concentrated mostly in the north, and Christians, who mostly live in the South and central parts of the country. A minority practice traditional religions, especially the Yoruba religion. Since 2002 there have been a spate of clashes, particularly in the North of the country, between government forces and the Islamist group Boko Haram, militant jihadists who seek to establish sharia law. Its oil reserves have brought great revenues to the country. It is listed among the "Next Eleven" economies, and is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.

 

 

Geography

Nigeria is located in western Africa on the Gulf of Guinea and has a total area of 923,768 km2, making it the world's 32nd-largest country (after Tanzania). It is comparable in size to Venezuela, and is about twice the size of California. It shares a 4,047 kilometres border with Benin (773 km), Niger (1497 km), Chad (87 km), Cameroon (1690 km), and has a coastline of at least 853 km. The highest point in Nigeria is Chappal Waddi at 2,419 m . The main rivers are the Niger and the Benue River which converge and empty into the Niger Delta, one of the world's largest river deltas and the location of a large area of Central African Mangroves.

 

 

Language

The major languages spoken in Nigeria represent three major families of African languages: the majority are Niger–Congo languages, such as Yoruba and Igbo; the Hausa language is Afro-Asiatic; and Kanuri, spoken in the northeast, primarily Borno State, is part of the Nilo-Saharan family. Even though most ethnic groups prefer to communicate in their own languages, English as the official language is widely used for education, business transactions and for official purposes. English as a first language is used only by a small minority of the country's urban elite, and it is not spoken at all in some rural areas. Hausa is the most widely spoken of the three main languages spoken in Nigeria itself (Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba) but unlike the Yorubas and Igbos, the Hausas tend not to travel far outside Nigeria itself.

 

 

Cuisine of Nigeria

Nigerian cuisine, like West African cuisine in general, is known for its richness and variety. Many different spices, herbs and flavourings are used in conjunction with palm oil or groundnut oil to create deeply flavoured sauces and soups often made very hot with chili peppers. Nigerian feasts are colourful and lavish, while aromatic market and roadside snacks cooked on barbecues or fried in oil are plentiful and varied.

 

 

Bars Nigeria

o Sandra's Bar - Address: Near GRA in Ikeja. Maybe 5 minutes from Sheraton.

o Club Do It All - Address: Allen Avenue, 5-7 minutes from Sheraton

o Options - Address: Allen Avenue, 5-7 minutes from Sheraton

o Ojez Entertainment - Address: Stadium Road, Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria

o Carliza Hotel - Address: Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria

o Mashy Guest House & Sport Bar - Address: Papa Ajao, Mushin, Lagos, Nigeria

o David's Place - Address: Ire Akari Estate, Oshodi-Isolo, Lagos, Nigeria

o Assay Executive Bar - Address: Alajika, Satelitte Town, Amuwo Odofin, Lagos, Nigeria

o Daktad Suites And Events Centre - Address: Ibara, Abeokuta South, Ogun, Nigeria

o Chesney Hotel - Address: Victoria Island, Eti Osa, Lagos, Nigeria

o De Chill'S Hind Restaurant & Bar - Address: Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria

 

 

Nigerian women

 

Nigerian women are hot and beautiful. Because of the conditions they have to live in, the most important features for a man are responsibility, the will to take care of a woman and treat her as a gentleman. 

 

 

 

 

 

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