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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

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. (4:13 pm)

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. (2:10 pm)

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 of the nurse who contracted Ebola, in Alcorcon, outside Madrid, October 8, 2014. Spanish health authorities said on Wednesday that another perso
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

A veiled girl from the Saraniya community waits for her engagement ceremony to start at Vadia village in the western Indian state of Gujarat March 11, 2012. The Vadia village in western India hosted a mass wedding and engagement ceremony of 21 girls on Su
Hoaxes On The Internet Debunked, Ranging From IS Militant Having Sex With Donkey To Child-Brides In Norway

By IBTimes AU

There are several Web sites dedicated to debunking Internet hoaxes, while some publications have made it a weekly feature to belie these false stories that, ironically, even become viral even if most of them sound ridiculous. (Oct 13)

MORE TOPICS: FACEBOOK, INDIA

A Muslim pilgrim wears a protective mask in the emergency department at Al-Noor Specialist Hospital in Mecca September 30, 2014. According to hospital director Dr. Mohammad bin Omar, the hospital did not record any cases of pilgrims bearing the MERS coron
Hajj Pilgrims From Ebola-Stricken Nations Banned In Saudi Arabia Mecca

By IBTimes AU

Saudi Arabia is expecting three million pilgrims for the annual Hajj 2014. (Oct 02)