FAQ About Nigeria
When did Nigeria become an independent State?
Nigeria became independent on 1st October 1960
When did Nigeria become a Republic?
Nigeria became a Republic on 1st October 1963
Which country colonized Nigeria?
Nigeria was colonized by Britain
How many States does Nigeria have?
Nigeria has 36 States and a Federal Capital Territory.
How many ethnic groups does Nigeria have?
Nigeria has over 250 ethnic groups but only three major ethnic group is well recognized.
When was Nigeria amalgamated?
Nigeria was amalgamated on January 1, 1914
Who amalgamated Nigeria?
Lord Frederic Lugard consolidated the Northern Protectorate and the colony and Protectorate of Southern Nigeria, creating the Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria.
Who named the country Nigeria?
Flora Shaw, a British Journalist and writer, wife to Frederic Lugard, named the country Nigeria. The name was coined from the Niger River which dominates much of the country’s landscape.
Why is Nigeria referred to as the giant of Africa?
Nigeria is the most populous African country.
What is the name of the apex Bank in Nigeria?
The Central Bank of Nigeria is the apex Bank of the country.
What language do Nigerians speak?
The official language of Nigeria is English, although most of the ethnic group and tribes have their distinct languages.