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Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a country in West Africa, bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west. Its coast in the south is located on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. The federation comprises 36 states and 1 Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja, is located. The constitution defines Nigeria as a democratic secular state.

Nigeria has been home to a number of ancient and indigenous kingdoms and states over the millennia. The modern state originated from British colonial rule beginning in the 19th century, and took its present territorial shape with the merging of the Southern Nigeria Protectorate and Northern Nigeria Protectorate in 1914. The British set up administrative and legal structures while practising indirect rule through traditional chiefdoms. Nigeria became a formally independent federation in 1960. It experienced a civil war from 1967 to 1970. It thereafter alternated between democratically elected civilian governments and military dictatorships until it achieved a stable democracy in 1999, with the 2011 presidential election considered the first to be reasonably free and fair. Continue reading on Wikipedia

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The Nigerian Data Protection Regulation introduces new restrictions on the collection and processing of personal data and requires such activities to be in accordance with a lawful purpose with consent by the Data Subject. This webinar will help you...
On the night of December 16, 1773, in Boston, present-day United States, groups of masked men, from a crowd of more than five thousand, boarded three British ships and dumped cargoes of tea into the waters. The value of...
A Yoruba proverb says, “When rain falls continuously and refuses to stop, we have no control over whose father it will drench.” This aptly captures the present stance of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government on the closure of the Nigerian land...
We, the undersigned organizations, write to express our concern over the increasing trend of draft legislation on hate speech and “fake news” in the region. Many African governments have begun to draft legislation on these issues without regard to...
Paradigm Initiative is opening calls for a pioneer fellow of the Digital Rights and Inclusion Learning Lab to work at the Paradigm Initiative headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria, from February 2020 for a 3- or 6-months period. The fellowship is...
Source: UN News Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, Nigeria’s current UN Permanent Representative, was elected to head the world body by acclamation on Tuesday in the General Assembly Hall in New York and will succeed Ecuador’s Maria Fernanda Espinosa. “Peace and security, poverty eradication,...
Social Entrepreneur, who has been wworking for some time to solve the youth employment problem in Nigeria, honoured.
National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has uncovered a cartel, which specialised in planting illicit drugs in travellers’ luggage. The NDLEA Chairman, Col. Muhammad Abdallah (rtd), disclosed this in a statement. The cartel was uncovered after NDLEA detectives embarked on investigation...
I first published this article in 28 May 2014 in Sahara Reporters. I am however concerned that some of the issues I raised then are still valid today and as such, I have elected to republish here. The Recent Development...
On Audu Ogbe’s Pizza Speech That speech was not a speech about Pizza. It was a full speech with a lot of interesting and mind-blowing statistics. I made a joke about the pizza comment but I know deep down that whilst...