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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

Health Workers Wearing Protective Clothing Prepare Before Carrying An Abandoned Dead Body Presenting With Ebola Symptoms At Duwala Market In Monrovia
Ebola Update: Death Toll Reaches 2,461; US$1B Is Needed To Fight It, Says UN

By IBTimes AU

The UN needs U.S.$1 billion to contain the rampaging Ebola outbreak. Death toll has now reached 2,461. (Sep 17)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED NATIONS

Health workers remove the body of Prince Nyentee, a 29-year-old man whom local residents said died of Ebola virus in Monrovia September 11, 2014.
Ebola Infects Over 4,000 In West Africa

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

The Ebola virus is on the rampage, especially in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. (Sep 13)

MORE TOPICS: USAID, SENEGAL

Workers from Doctors Without Borders unload emergency medical supplies to deal with Ebola
Ebola Update: Death Toll in West Africa Now Hits 2,296, and Counting

By IBTimes AU

The number of people killed by the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa has reached 2,296, the World Health Organisation said on Wednesday, with the tally expected to still increase in the coming days. (Sep 10)

MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK, SENEGAL

Pope Francis receives an Argentina soccer jersey during his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican June 25, 2014.  REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION)
‘Pray for Pope Francis, I See Him Getting Kidnapped Soon’ – Nigerian Prophet

By IBTimes AU

A popular Nigerian pastor and prophet has warned Catholics to pray for Pope Francis as he might get kidnapped soon. (Sep 09)

MORE TOPICS: LIBYA, ZAMBIA

Workers from Doctors Without Borders unload emergency medical supplies to deal with Ebola
Ebola Drug: Human Trial Begins In America

By IBTimes AU

A legally valid Ebola vaccine will be a great relief to those suffering from the disease and can save many lives (Sep 04)

MORE TOPICS: SENEGAL, MALI, GLAXOSMITHKLINE, ALLERGY

Government health workers administer blood tests to check for the Ebola virus
Ebola: IMF Raises Concern Over Economies of West African Nations

By IBTimes AU

International Institutions need a factor in healthcare support as one of the factors to sustain economic growth. (Aug 29)

MORE TOPICS: IMF, KENYA, INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND, LONDON

Health workers take blood samples for Ebola virus testing at a screening tent in the local government hospital in Kenema
New Ebola Strain in Congo Spark Fears of Outbreak Across Africa; More Flight Cancellations Hamper Aid

By IBTimes AU

The Ebola outbreak in Congo is believed to have come from a new and more dangerous strain. The alarm over Ebola continues with more flight cancellations and border closures. (Aug 26)

MORE TOPICS: DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, SENEGAL, KENYA, INFECTION, UNITED NATIONS

Health Workers Wearing Protective Clothing Prepare Before Carrying An Abandoned Dead Body Presenting With Ebola Symptoms At Duwala Market In Monrovia
Ebola Drug: Death of Liberian Doctor Raises Questions On Its Efficacy

By IBTimes AU

Ebola's experimental drug had raised many hopes. (Aug 26)

A woman braces against cold in Montreal, Canada
Three Canadian Cities in World’s Top 5 List of Most Livable Cities in the World

By IBTimes AU

There is potential in many other Canadian cities to hog global limelight (Aug 20)

MORE TOPICS: PAKISTAN, AUSTRALIA, UKRAINE

Workers from Doctors Without Borders unload emergency medical supplies to deal with Ebola
Ebola Update: Liberian Forces Receive Shoot Orders Against People Trying to Cross from Sierra Leone Border

By IBTimes AU

Liberia's military troops have been given explicit orders to shoot people trying to cross the border from Ebola-afflicted neighbour Sierra Leone. (Aug 20)