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Below are the 10 facts you need to know about Nigeria:
1. Nigeria is officially 61 years old
2. Flora Shaw (Lady Lugard) gave the name “Nigeria” in 1897.
3. Nigeria officially became independent federation on October 1, 1960.
4. The country’s Motto and Anthem are; “Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress” and “Arise, O Compatriots”.
5. Olusegun Obasanjo was the first civilian President of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007.
6. The three largest ethnic groups in Nigeria are Hausa-Fulani, Yoruba and Igbo.
7. The country is very rich in Crude Oil, so with that Nigeria has been ranked the 12th largest producer of petroleum in the world, also the 8th largest exporter as well as 10th largest proven reserves.
8. Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa and the largest black nation in the world.
9. Her neighbour are; Niger (north), Chad (northeast), Cameroon (east), and Benin (west).
10. The current president of Nigeria is Muhammadu Buhari, he will stay in power from 2015 to 2023.