Nigeria became independent on 1st October 1960
Nigeria became a Republic on 1st October 1963
Nigeria was colonized by Britain
Nigeria has 36 States and a Federal Capital Territory.
Nigeria has over 250 ethnic groups but only three major ethnic group is well recognized.
Nigeria was amalgamated on January 1, 1914
Lord Frederic Lugard consolidated the Northern Protectorate and the colony and Protectorate of Southern Nigeria, creating the Colony and Protectorate of 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.
Nigeria is the most populous African country.
The Central Bank of Nigeria is the apex Bank of the country.
The official language of Nigeria is English, although most of the ethnic group and tribes have their distinct languages.
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