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WorldView - Africa

Nigeria

US Dept of State - Nigeria

"Nigeria is the United States' largest trading partner in sub-Saharan Africa, largely due to the high level of petroleum imports from Nigeria, which supply 8% of U.S. oil imports - nearly half of Nigeria's daily oil production. Nigeria is the fifth-largest exporter of oil to the United States." more...

Global Edge

"British influence and control over what would become Nigeria and Africa's most populous country grew through the 19th century. A series of constitutions after World War II granted Nigeria greater autonomy; independence came in 1960." more...

CIA World Factbook

"Oil-rich Nigeria, long hobbled by political instability, corruption, inadequate infrastructure, and poor macroeconomic management, has undertaken several reforms over the past decade. Nigeria's former military rulers failed to diversify the economy away from its overdependence on the capital-intensive oil sector, which provides 95% of foreign exchange earnings and about 80% of budgetary revenues." more...

US Department of State World Travel

"Nigeria is a developing country in western Africa that has experienced periods of political instability. It has the largest population on the continent, estimated at 149 million people, and its infrastructure is not fully functional or well maintained." more...

Languages of Nigeria

"From Ethnologue: Languages of the World - An encyclopedic reference work cataloging all of the world's 6,909 known living languages."more...

International Monetary Fund

"IMF reports and publications for Nigeria - The IMF is an organization of 187 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world." more...