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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 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 (3:14 pm)


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)

Germany's Miroslav Klose (L) runs alongside Argentina's Marcos Rojo and Enzo Perez (R) during their 2014 World Cup final at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro July 13, 2014.
Transfer News: Manchester United Lands Argentina's Marcos Rojo for for £16M, Nani to Sporting CP

By IBTimes AU

Louis van Gaal will complete his first own signing for Manchester United after finalizing the deal that will bring Argentinean defender Marcos Rojo to the Premiere League on Tuesday. Barring any hitches on the medical and other requirements, the tran... (Aug 20)


Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau speaks at an unknown location in this still image taken from an undated video released by Boko Haram
DFAT Warns Against Travel To Nigeria

By IBTimes AU

DFAT highly advised against travelling to Nigeria (Aug 14)

Germany's Miroslav Klose (L) runs alongside Argentina's Marcos Rojo and Enzo Perez (R) during their 2014 World Cup final at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro July 13, 2014.
Liverpool FC Transfer News: Reds to Sign Promising Argentinean Marcos Rojo In Lieu of Sevilla Defender

By IBTimes AU

Liverpool are after the signature of promising Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo following reports claiming that negotiations involving Sevilla's Alberto Moreno are bound to fall through. (Aug 12)


A health worker sprays disinfectant in a house belonging to someone suspected of coming into contact with Ebola virus in Macenta March 26, 2014 in this picture provided by Plan International. Authorities in Guinea scrambled on Friday to halt the spread of
Ebola Infection: Tests on Canadian Man Yield Negative Results

By IBTimes AU

Tests on a Canadian man believed to be showing symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus have yielded negative results. (Aug 11)


U.S President Barack Obama hugs first lady Michelle as they watch the Diamond Head basketball game between Oregon State and Akron during their Christmas vacation in Honolulu
Ebola Outbreak: Obama Thumbs Down Sending Experimental Serum to Africa

By IBTimes AU

U.S. President Barack Obama has quashed calls of health experts to send to Africa the experimental ZMapp serum that was given to two Ebola-inflicted American health workers. The president thumbed down the proposal saying the drug still needs further testing if it indeed is working as it should. (Aug 07)


More Aussies are Braving the Waves of Madagascar

By IBTimes AU

More Australians are braving the waves of Madagascar island (Aug 07)


Government health workers are seen during the administration of blood tests for the Ebola virus in Kenema, Sierra Leone, June 25, 2014.
Ebola Outbreak Out of Control: Video Explains Why Bats Transmits this Virus and Other Diseases [Watch YouTube Clip]

By IBTimes AU

Health experts reported that the deadly Ebola outbreak in the three West African countries is "out of control." This deadly virus is naturally transmitted from wild animals to people and spreads through human-to-human transmission causing g... (Aug 06)


Government health workers administer blood tests to check for the Ebola virus
Red Alert: AustraliaTakes Precautionary Measures to Keep the Ebola Virus at Bay

By IBTimes AU

The death toll in the recent outbreak of Ebola has risen to 700. It spreads silently and rapidly. The fear of this deadly virus spreading to Australia has put the country on red alert. All border entry points to Australia are on surveillance and h... (Aug 05)