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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

Britain's Prince Harry (2nd L), Prince William (2nd R) and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, watch a boxing match at the SECC during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, July 28, 2014.
Commonwealth Games 2014 Live Stream (Boxing) – Aussies Moloney and Goodall Aim for Gold Medal Match

By IBTimes AU

Glasgow 2014 – Andrew Moloney and Joe Goodall have made the semifinal round of their respective weight divisions in the boxing competition of the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (12:58 pm)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, AUSTRALIA, INDIA, COMMONWEALTH GAMES

Health workers carry the body of an Ebola virus victim in Kenema, Sierra Leone
Ebola Travel Advisory: Australians Should Avoid Travelling to Areas in West Africa

By IBTimes AU

Australians are being advised to avoid travel to West African areas affected by Ebola virus (Jul 30)

Australia's gold medallist Mitch Larkin (C), silver medallist Josh Beaver (L) and bronze medallist Matson Lawson pose with their medals in the men's 200m Backstroke at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, July 28, 2014. REUTERS/Jim
2014 Commonwealth Games Medal Tally: Games are Through Day 5 and Australia Continues to Dominate Count; Day 5 Highlights

By IBTimes AU

Australia continues to dominate the 2014 Commonwealth Games medal tally with 87 medals. (Jul 29)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, AUSTRALIA, INDIA, SOUTH AFRICA, COMMONWEALTH GAMES, SILVER

Health workers carry the body of an Ebola virus victim in Kenema, Sierra Leone
Ebola Outbreak: Sierra Leone Ebola Escapee Dies

By IBTimes AU

A Sierra Leone woman who escaped from the hospital to seek treatment with a traditional healer died on the way back to the hospital in the ambulance after she turned herself in. A nationwide hunt for the woman had begun after her family had forcibly taken her from the public hospital. (Jul 29)

Government health workers are seen during the administration of blood tests for the Ebola virus in Kenema, Sierra Leone, June 25, 2014. West African states lack the resources to battle the world's worst outbreak of Ebola and deep cultural suspicions
Ebola Virus on the Loose: World Cautioned as Infection Moves; Global Airports on High Alert; Kills Liberian Doctor, Infects American Worker

By IBTimes AU

International health experts cautioned the global populace against the dreaded Ebola virus as it killed a Liberian doctor and infected a second medical worker from U.S. Authorities in Nigeria are likewise scrambling the possible spread of the flesh-e... (Jul 28)

MORE TOPICS: INFECTION

A plane prepares to land
Air Algerie Found in “Disintegrated State” w/o Survivors

By IBTimes AU

Air Algerie is found but unfortunately in “disintegrated state” that has left no surviving passengers - French President Francoise Hollande (Jul 26)

MORE TOPICS: EGYPT, UKRAINE, ALGERIA, MALI, CAMEROON

Sony Xperia M2 vs. BlackBerry Z3 – Specifications, Features and Price Showdown
Moto G vs. BlackBerry Z3 – Specifications, Features and Price Showdown

By IBTimes AU

The new entrant BlackBerry Z3 has recently been launched in Indonesia and India. Other countries can expect to see this handset later this year. The Moto G, meanwhile, was released in the last quarter of 2013. (Jul 16)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, AUSTRALIA, INDIA, SOUTH AFRICA, BLACKBERRY, SONY

Sony Xperia M2 vs. BlackBerry Z3 – Specifications, Features and Price Showdown
New BlackBerry Z3 vs. BlackBerry Z10 – Specifications, Features, and Price Comparison

By IBTimes AU

The latest BlackBerry Z3 has recently been launched in Indonesia and India. As a next step, the entry-level BlackBerry Z3 will be launched in South Africa followed by Nigeria. Very soon other countries can expect to see this handset make a landfall. (Jul 11)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, INDIA, FCC, SOUTH AFRICA, NIGERIAN NAIRA, BLACKBERRY

Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates his second goal
World Cup Semifinals: Argentina vs. Netherlands Live Streaming Info and Preview

By IBTimes AU

While the world is left in shock of Germany’s 7-1 shellacking of hosts Brazil, the other two semifinalists-- Argentina vs. Netherlands will be slugging it out for the last slot in the final of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. (Jul 09)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, AUSTRALIA, ARGENTINA, MEXICO, SOUTH AFRICA, LIONEL MESSI

Germany's Thomas Mueller (C) celebrates
World Cup QF Live Stream: Germany vs. France - Preview, Live Score, Radio Streaming and Stats

By IBTimes AU

Bad blood just won't go away for Germany and France. On Friday at 12:00 midnight East (2:00 a.m Sydney Time), these two football juggernauts will duke it out on the pitch of for a spot in the semifinal of the 2014 World Cup at Estadio de Maracana. (Jul 04)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, JAPAN, ALGERIA