Supermarket chain Shoprite Lekki, Lagos

Nigeria Everyday Life

Housing and supply The property – and rental rates in the major cities of Nigeria like Abuja and Lagos, are exorbitant and rising. In the larger cities, it is not uncommon for landlords to ask for two to three years’ rent in advance, depending on the location and size of the apartment. Employers often help […]

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Murtala Muhammed Lagos Airport

Travel to Nigeria

Currency: Naira Exchange rate: 1 EUR = 466 Naira (December 2020) Time zone: UTC / GMT + 1 Country code (phone): +234 Climate (in the capital): tropical (dry and hot) Entry and residence regulations According to mathgeneral, the information from the Federal Foreign Office about the entry requirements for Nigeria should be taken seriously in […]

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Central mosque in Kano Nigeria

Nigeria Religion

Although the Nigerian constitution guarantees freedom of religion, it is difficult to implement in practice due to religious tensions. The country is shaped by three different religions: Islam, which came to Nigeria through the Trans-Saharan trade in the 11th century; Christianity, introduced by European missionaries from 1842, and the indigenous religions. Almost 50% of the […]

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Traditional music in Nigeria

Nigeria Culture

Cultural diversity The diversity of the ethnic groups living in Nigeria implies a great wealth of different traditions, customs and languages. In rural areas in particular, the cultural heritage lives on in numerous festivals, dances, music and the fine arts to this day. The cultural richness of Nigeria can also be seen in numerous museums […]

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Nigeria Health

Nigeria Health

Health care Overall, health care in Nigeria can be described as “poor”. Anyone who has no money does not get medical treatment. There is a considerable gap between rich and poor and between north and south: in the north of the country, health care is particularly precarious. In the country the conditions are even worse […]

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Women of the Yoruba

Nigeria Education

Education The education system in Nigeria is based on the British model and is coordinated by the Nigerian Ministry of Education. Schooling is seen by the people as a prerequisite for rapid economic advancement. The education system is based on the so-called 6-3-3-4 principle: Schooling is compulsory for children between the ages of 6 and […]

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Hausa women

Nigeria Society

Proportion of literate adults: 51.1% (2019, HDR) Major religions: Islam (approx. 50%) and Christianity (approx. 45%) Urban population: 50.3% (2019, HDR) Life expectancy (female / male): 55.2 / 53.5 years (2019, HDR) Number of births: 5.39 / per woman (estimated 2018) Child mortality rate: 64.6 / 1000 (2019, HDR) Macrosocial structure Ethnicity and national consciousness […]

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Nigeria Development Policy

Nigeria Development Policy

Millennium Development Goals and Sustainable Development Goals Despite the immense wealth of oil, around 70% of Nigerians live below the subsistence level and have to survive on less than one US dollar a day. In 2000, all 189 member states of the United Nations (UN) committed themselves to achieving the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) […]

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Nigeria Economic Policy

Nigeria Economic Policy

Economy & Development Estimated GDP: $ 397.5 billion (2018 estimate) Per capita income (purchasing power parity): US $ 5,980 (2019 estimate) Human Development Rank (HDI): Rank 158 of 189 (2019) Proportion of poverty (under $ 1.90 per day): 40% (2019) Distribution of income (Gini coefficient): 43.0 (2019) Economic Transformation Index (BTI): Rank 111 of 137 […]

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Mountain landscape-Southwest Nigeria

Nigeria Economic Sectors

Agricultural sector Nigeria is an agricultural country, but its focus on oil and gas has led to the neglect of agriculture. Over 70% of the working population work in agriculture. The sector generated around 25% of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2019. In the south of the country mainly arable farming is practiced, in the […]

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