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Nigeria

Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal  constitutional republic comprising thirty-six states and its Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The country is located in West Africa and shares land borders with the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon  in the east, and Niger in the north.

Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, the eighth most populous country in the world, and the most populous country in the world in which the majority of the population is black. It is listed among the "Next Eleven" economies, and is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. The economy of Nigeria is one of the fastest growing in the world, with the International Monetary Fund projecting a growth of 9% in 2008 and 8.3% in 2009.

 It is the third largest economy in Africa, and is a regional power that is also the hegemon in West Africa.

Articles About Nigeria

A member of the New York City Department of Health (R) speaks to neighbors of Dr. Craig Spencer in the Hamilton Heights area of Harlem in New York, October 23, 2014. Spencer, who worked in West Africa with Ebola patients, tested positive for Ebola and was
Ebola Expands in U.S., Now in New York; Dallas Nurse Amber Joy Vinson Declared Virus-Free

By IBTimes AU

The two Dallas nurses diagnosed with Ebola are both responding well to medications. (Oct 24)

MORE TOPICS: MANUFACTURING, NEW YORK, INFECTION

Campaigners from "#Bring Back Our Girls" march during a rally calling for the release of the Abuja school girls
Boko Haram Militants Accused of Kidnapping Dozens More Girls

By IBTimes AU

Boko Haram militants have been accused of kidnapping at least 25 girls (Oct 24)

MORE TOPICS: GOODLUCK JONATHAN

Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation's head office is pictured in Burnaby, British Columbia August 5, 2014. Tekmira, based in Canada, was one of a few companies to have developed Ebola treatments advanced enough to be tested on people. Shares of Tekmi
Canadian Ebola Drug: Tekmira Firm Starts Limited Manufacturing of Vaccine, Available By December; Shares Up

By IBTimes AU

Canadian biopharmaceuticals firm Tekmira has started manufacturing in small numbers its TKM-Ebola drug. (Oct 23)

MORE TOPICS: MANUFACTURING, LAWYER

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, December 11, 2008.
Economic Growth In US And Sub-Saharan Africa Allay 2015 Recession Fears

By IBTimes AU

Growth prospects in the developed countries as well as some emerging markets look promising. (Oct 23)

MORE TOPICS: IMF, GDP, AUSTRALIA, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, INVESTMENT

Jeff Hulbert Of Annapolis, Maryland Protests In Front Of The White House In Washington
Ebola Fears Cause Hysteria In United States And Around The World

By IBTimes AU

Fears of Ebola spreading in the United States and in countries with confirmed cases of the virus had caused disruptions in schools, businesses, airlines and travel plans. (Oct 22)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA

An advertisement for donations to fight Ebola in Africa is displayed on a bus stop near the apartment building
WHO Declares Nigeria Ebola-Free, Urges Other Nations To Replicate Success Story

By IBTimes AU

Nigeria's been Ebola-free for six weeks now, according to the World Health Organisation. (Oct 21)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA

Jeff Hulbert Of Annapolis, Maryland Protests In Front Of The White House In Washington
Ebola Czar In US To Work On Bringing Down Anxiety Levels About The Epidemic : Nigeria Cheers As It Becomes Ebola Free

By IBTimes AU

The Obama administration has done the right thing by giving the responsibility of Ebola action plan to a seasoned administrator. (Oct 21)

MORE TOPICS: EUROPEAN UNION, SENEGAL

A member of the CG Environmental HazMat team disinfects the entrance to the residence of a health worker at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who has contracted Ebola in Dallas, Texas, October 12, 2014.
Ebola Spreads Through Red Cross Vaccine - Ghana Nurse ‘Testifies’; The Truth About Red Cross

By IBTimes AU

A Ghana nurse is testifying that Ebola is spread through vaccine (Oct 20)

MORE TOPICS: DIAMONDS, GHANA

Isaac Rebecca, one of the girls that escaped from the Boko Haram camp is comforted during a protest march, in continuation of the Global Week of Action to commemorate six months since the abduction of the 219 Chibok school girls, organized by the Abuja &q
Hope For 200 Abducted Nigerian Schoolgirls Being Released Recede As Boko Haram Violates Ceasefire

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

Violence and violation of ceasefire by Boko Haram makes Nigerian government doubt the release of over 200 abducted schoolgirls. (Oct 20)

MORE TOPICS: CAMEROON

A member of the CG Environmental HazMat team disinfects the entrance to the residence of a health worker at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who has contracted Ebola in Dallas, Texas, October 12, 2014.
Ebola Outbreak To Continue Until Effective Vaccine Surfaces; 120,000 Women To Die of Childbirth

By IBTimes AU

The Ebola outbreak will continue and the virus will spread unless a vaccine is developed to stop it, a scientist said. (Oct 20)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO