Information about Nigeria: THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS NIGERIA, IS A FEDERAL CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC IN WEST AFRICA, BORDERING BENIN IN THE WEST, CHAD AND CAMEROON IN THE EAST, AND NIGER IN THE NORTH. ITS COAST IN THE SOUTH LIES ON THE GULF OF GUINEA IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN. IT COMPRISES 36 STATES AND THE FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY, WHERE THE CAPITAL, ABUJA IS LOCATED. NIGERIA IS OFFICIALLY A DEMOCRATIC SECULAR COUNTRY. MODERN-DAY NIGERIA HAS BEEN THE SITE OF NUMEROUS KINGDOMS AND TRIBAL STATES OVER THE MILLENNIA. THE MODERN STATE ORIGINATED FROM BRITISH COLONIAL RULE BEGINNING IN THE 19TH CENTURY, AND THE MERGING OF THE SOUTHERN NIGERIA PROTECTORATE AND NORTHERN NIGERIA PROTECTORATE IN 1914. Read More...