Everything you need to know about Nigeria

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everything about nigeria

Nigeria is well recognized as a home for all, with welcoming citizens and innovation at its peak.

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It is the giant of Africa, the most populous black nation and the home of creatives, in technology, arts, fashion, filmmaking and sophistication.

Whether you are new to Nigeria or you have visited at one point in time, there is a lot to know about her cultural heritage and civilization.

Nigeria is distinguished by an abundance of resources and beautiful attractions that will give you an unforgettable tour experience.

Location of Nigeria

Nigeria is located in Western Africa, very close to the bay of Guinea and shares borders with Benin Republican and Cameroon, Chad and Niger

Geography of Nigeria

Nigeria has a mass area per square kilometre of 923, 788 sq. km.

About 910,768sq. km is occupied by land and 13000 is occupied by water. Nigeria has a land boundary of 4047km and shares a 773km boundary with the Benin Republic, 1960km with Cameroon, 87km with Chad and 1997km with Niger.

Nigeria shares borders with Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Benin in the west and Cameroon in the east.

Longitude and Latitude of Nigeria

Nigeria lies between the coordinates 10000°N and 8000°E.

Geopolitical zones

Given below are the six geopolitical zones, also listing the states included in each zone.

North Central: which consists of Benue, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Plateau States as well as the Federal Capital Territory.

The North East: Consisting of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba, and Yobe State.

North West: Consisting of Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto, and Zamfara States.

South East: Consistingof Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Imo States.

South-South (also known as the Niger Delta region); Consists of Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo, and Rivers State.

SouthWest: Consisting of Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, and Oyo State.

Population of Nigeria

According to the World Bank in 2020, Nigeria has a total population of over a 260million people present in her country at that time.

Climates in Nigeria

Nigeria has a tropical climate, a semi-arid climate for northern regions, a tropical savannah climate for the central regions and a tropical monsoon climate for the southern regions.

The climate in Nigeria is divided into two major seasons; the wet and dry seasons.

The wet season is between April to October and the dry season falls between November and March

The coldest state in Nigeria is Jos with a temperature between 48°F-97°F, while the hottest state in Nigeria is Sokoto with 45°C

Cross River, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom, and Delta states amongst others record high rainfall from April to July annually.

The city that experiences the least rainfall is Jos, Plateau State.

Everything you need to know about Nigeria

Nigeria is a home for all, with welcoming citizens and innovation at its peak.

It is the giant of Africa, the most populous black nation and the home of creatives, in technology, arts, fashion, filmmaking and sophistication.

Whether you are new to Nigeria or you have visited at one point in time, there is a lot to know about her cultural heritage and civilization.

Nigeria is distinguished by an abundance of resources and beautiful attractions that will give you an unforgettable tour experience.

Population of Nigeria

According to the World Bank in 2020, Nigeria has a total population of over a 260million people present in her country at that time.

Everything you need to know about Nigeria

Nigeria is home for all, with welcoming citizens and innovation at its peak.

It is the giant of Africa, the most populous black nation and the home of creatives, in technology, arts, fashion, filmmaking and sophistication.

Whether you are new to Nigeria or you have visited at one point in time, there is a lot to know about her cultural heritage and civilization.

Nigeria is distinguished by an abundance of resources and beautiful attractions that will give you an unforgettable tour experience.

Official Languages in Nigeria

The official language in Nigeria is English, other native languages are Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba. There are over 200 languages in Nigeria. 

There are over 520 other dialects spoken in Nigeria but the reason why English is selected as the official language is that Britain colonised Nigeria.

Other major languages spoken in Nigeria include: Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo, Tiv, Ibibio, Kanuri, Nupe, Ijaw, Idoma.

Religions in Nigeria

The major religions in Nigeria are the Traditional, Christianity and Islamic religions. Northern states are occupied by a higher percentage of Muslims and a lower percentage of Christians, Eastern and Western regions share the religions accordingly. However, states in the South-South and South East regions have a lower percentage of Muslims compared to other religions.

Religion 

Nigeria is a very religious country with three main religions Christianity, Islam and traditional religion. It is made up of Muslims who are majorly from the core north and part of South West. Christians from the South East and South West and others who hold indigenous beliefs and are scattered all around the country. 

Educational system

Primary; available for 6 years from Basic 1-6

Secondary; from Junior Secondary School 1 to Senior Secondary School 3

Tertiary institutions (university, polytechnics, college of education, vocational training centres)

Tertiary education is from 4-6 years, depending on the course of study.

Also Read: History of the First Primary School in Nigeria

The Official Currency in Nigeria

The official Nigerian currency is the Naira. There are coins and notes. There are several denominations of the notes which include five Naira, ten Naira, twenty Naira, fifty Naira, hundred Naira, two hundred Naira, five hundred Naira and One thousand Naira. Though the coins are no longer common. 

Currency of Nigeria

The currency of Nigeria is the Naira (₦) with the code: NGN.

The Central Bank of Nigeria issues bank notes ₦5, ₦10, ₦20, ₦50, ₦100, ₦200, ₦500, ₦1000

Visiting Nigeria

A valid passport and visa are required when visiting Nigeria. West African countries are exempted from visiting Nigeria with a visa. If you are from Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte D’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo you do not require a visa to visit Nigeria. There are usually two classes of visas when visiting Nigeria, the short-term tourist visa usually valid between 1 to three months and a business visa which is often granted to expatriates. It is usually between three to six months. In the case where the expatriates stay long-term, it can be changed into a long-term residency visa. 

Visa requirements when Applying for Nigeria

These are requirements when applying for a Nigerian visa, apart from your international passport, you are also required to provide the following 

1. Evidence of fund bank or credit card statement 

2. One passport photograph

3. Evidence of hotel booking or a letter from friends or family you will be staying with

4. A return ticket

5. A non-refundable visa fee

6. You will have to visit the embassy or high commission in person 

7. You will make payment online via the Nigerian Immigration Service website www.immigration.gov.ng

8. For a business visa, you will provide a letter from your employer stating the nature of your business and providing proof of financial support for your visit. If you are dealing with a company you will be required to provide the invitation letter from the business you are dealing with in Nigeria. 

If your application is granted, you will get your visa within 3 to 7 working days. This excludes weekends and public holidays. The Nigerian embassy does not receive applications on weekends. 

Best Time to Visit Nigeria 

The best time to visit Nigeria is usually between November and April which are usually the dry season in Nigeria. 

Airports in Nigeria

Nigeria has many airports and these are the international airports in Nigeria

Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos; Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano; Port Harcourt International Airport, Port Harcourt; and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

International airports in Nigeria

Nigeria has 17 major airports, the major airports in Nigeria are:

  • Muritala Mohammed Airport, Lagos
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja
  • Port Harcourt international airport, Rivers
  • Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano state
  • Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu

Domestic airports in Nigeria

The domestic airports in Nigeria operate only within the regions of Nigeria. They include:

1. Akure Aiport (Akure, Ondo)

2. Akwa Ibom Airport (Uyo, Akwa Ibom)

3. Asaba International Airport (Asaba, Delta)

4. Bauchi Airport (Bauchi)

5. Benin Airport (Benin, Edo)

6. Gombe Lawanti International Airport (Gombe)

7. Ibadan Airport (Ibadan, Oyo)

8. Ilorin Airport (Ilorin, Kwara)

9. Jalingo Airport (Jalingo, Taraba)

10. kaduna Airport (Kaduna)

11. Kebbi International Airport (Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi)

12. Katsina Airport (Katsina)

13. Magaret Ekpo International Airport (Calabar, Cross River)

14. Maiduguri International Airport (Maiduguri, Borno)

15. Makurdi Airport (Makurdi, Benue)

16 Minna Airport (Minna, Niger)

17. Sam Mbakwe Airport (Owerri, Imo)

18. Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Airport (Bauchi)

19. Sultan Saddik Abubakar Airport (Sokoto)

20. Yakubu Gowon Airport (Plateau, Jos)

21. Yola Airport (Yola, Adamawa)

22. Warri Airport (Warri, Delta)

23. Zaria Airport (Zaria, Kaduna)

Immunization in Nigeria

  • Cholera
  • Diphtheria 
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Malaria
  • Polio 
  • Meningitis 
  • Tetanus 
  • Typhoid 
  • Yellow Fever 

Immigration and Customs 

Here are some of the list of items that are prohibited in Nigeria 

Important Information when Travelling To Nigeria 

You must have a valid passport and Visa. Your passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of travel to Nigeria. In addition to your passport and visa, you should also have a yellow fever certificate. If you are on medication, ensure you have a medical certificate to prove that. Some foreign items such as drinks, cereals, food etc are prohibited ensure you check for a list of all prohibited items before travelling. 

Driving Within Nigeria 

Nigeria is known for high traffic. Driving in Nigeria requires lots of patience and carefulness. You may have to hire a driver to drive you around or hop into a taxi. Nigeria practices the right-hand drive system. 

The popular form of transportation among the locals are taxis and buses. But the buses might bit be too suitable for a foreigner. Taxis are the best form of transportation. Trains are also good for interstate transportation.

Means of transportation in Nigeria

The major means of transportation in Nigeria are:

Road transportation; cars, motorcycles, buses, tricycles.

Water transportation; ships, boats, ferries

Air transportation; aeroplanes, helicopters

Rail transport, trains are used as a means of movement.

Transportation Medium in Nigeria 

  • Air 
  • Train 
  • Buses 
  • Taxis 
  • Tuktuk (Keke)
  • Bike (Okada)

Other Questions About Nigeria

  • How long is the flight to Nigeria
  • General Information About Travelling to Nigeria 
  • Cost of Travelling to Nigeria 
  • Best time to Visit Nigeria 
  • Where to Stay In Nigeria 
  • Can you travel with drugs to Nigeria?
  • Visa, Work and Residence Permit in Nigeria
  • Why You should not Travel to Nigeria 
  • Tips When Visiting Nigeria 
  • Security in Nigeria 
  • States you should not travel in Nigeria

International Organizations Nigeria belongs to.

Nigeria is an establishing member of the African Union and a part of many international organizations, including the 

  • United Nations(UN)
  • Commonwealth of Nations
  • Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
  • Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

Nigeria’s National Symbols

 The national symbols in Nigeria are nationalistic emblems representing the nation. These symbols unite the people together and constantly speak a message of unity, values, goals and historical experiences.  

Some of Nigeria’s national symbols are;

Coat of Arms

The coat of arms of Nigeria consists of a black shield with a wavy white pall, this depicts the meeting of the Niger and Benue Rivers at Lokoja.

The black shield represents Nigeria’s fertile soil, while the two supporting horses or chargers on each side represent dignity.

Nigeria Flag

This is one of Nigeria’s emblems signifying the sovereignty, authority, and history of the Nigerian people.

Though it is simply designed, it is a beautiful and exceptional symbol of Nigeria.

The flag has three vertical stripes of equal dimensions. Green bands on the left and right, and a white band at the centre. The two green stripes signify natural wealth while the white connotes unity and peace.

The Nigerian flag was designed in 1959 by Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi a 23-year-old student who was studying at Norwood Technical College in London when he designed the flag.

He submitted his design when he saw an advertisement in a newspaper stating that submissions for the design of a new national flag for Nigeria were being accepted.  

The design submitted by Taiwo Akinkunmi was a Triband design having a white vertical band in the center with green bands on the sides. He included a radiant red sun at the white vertical center of the band.

After a thorough examination by the judges, the design was accepted making him the winner of the contest. However, the red sun badge was voted against by the judges leaving only the green and white Triband.

The flag was officially hoisted on 1st October 1960, to celebrate Nigeria’s independence from the United Kingdom.

The Nigerian Pledge

This is one of the major emblems that shows the beauty and heritage of the nation. The National pledge was written by Professor Felicia Adebola Adedoyin in 1976, after the Nigerian civil war.

It is after the recitation of the National Anthem. The pledge is to consciously remind citizens to honour and serve the nation.

The national pledge is a solemn promise and allegiance to the nation.

The wordings of the pledge are;

I pledge to Nigeria my country

To be faithful, loyal and honest, To serve Nigeria with all my strength

To defend her unity

And uphold her honour and glory,

So help me God.

Nigeria National Anthem

This is one of the most essential symbols of the nation. It is a song expressing national identity and bond among Nigerians.

 Nigeria’s Former Anthem

“Nigeria we hail thee” was the old anthem written by Lillian Jean Williams, a British expatriate living in Nigeria as of independence. The anthem had three stanzas.

The anthem was used from independence in 1960 until 1978. It was given a musical tone by Frances Brenda.

The lyrics of the old Nigerian Anthem

Nigeria we hail thee

Our dear native land

Though tribes and tongues may differ

In brotherhood, we stand

Nigerians all proud to serve

Our sovereign Motherland

Our flag shall be a symbol

That truth and justice reign

In peace or battle honour’d

And this we count as gain

To hand on to our children

A banner without stain

O God of all creation

Grant us this one request

Help us to build a nation

Where no man is oppressed

And so with peace and plenty

Nigeria may be blessed.

Due to agitation for a change of anthem, a national competition was held. The agitation for a change resulted from the fact that the anthem had no contributions by Nigerians. The criticism was spearheaded by “The Daily service” a newspaper funded by the Egbe Omo Oduduwa.

The director of music in the Nigerian Police Force rebranded and composed a new anthem for Nigeria.

Nigeria’s Current Anthem

This anthem replaced the prevail

ous in 1978. The words were given a tune by the Nigerian Police Band under the tutelage of Late Benedict P. Odiase

in 1990. The anthem has two stanzas.

It was written by five men namely;

John A Illechukwu

Eme Etim Akpan

B.A Ogunnaike

Sota Omoigui

P.O Aderibigbe

 The lyrics of Nigeria’s anthem

Arise, O compatriots

Nigeria’s call obey

To serve our fatherland

With love and strength and faith

The labour of our heroes past

Shall never be in vain

To serve with heart and might

One nation bound in freedom, peace and unity.

Oh God of creation, direct our noble cause

Guide our leader’s right

Help our youths the truth to know

In love and honesty to grow

And live in just and truth

Great lofty heights attaint

To build a nation where peace

And justice reigns.

Calling code in Nigeria

The calling code in Nigeria is +234

There are network providers that enable one to make calls in Nigeria.

The services are MTN, Airtel, Glo, and 9mobile.

Is Nigeria an independent country?

Yes, Nigeria issued her independence on October 1st 1960, under a constitution that provided for a parliamentary system of government.

States in Nigeria

Nigeria consists of 36 states and a Federal Capital Territory (F.C.T) where the capital is Abuja, is located.

  • Abia
  • Adamawa
  • Akwa Ibom
  • Anambra
  • Bauchi
  • Bayelsa
  • Benue
  • Borno
  • Cross River
  • Delta
  • Ebonyi
  • Edo
  • Ekiti
  • Enugu
  • Gombe
  • Imo
  • Jigawa
  • Kaduna
  • Kano
  • Katsina
  • Kebbi
  • Kogi
  • Kwara
  • Lagos
  • Nassarawa
  • Niger
  • Ogun
  • Ondo
  • Osun
  • Oyo
  • Plateau
  • Rivers
  • Sokoto
  • Taraba
  • Yobe
  • Zamfara

The states in Nigeria depict the richness of the country’s economy.

Each state has its slogan that was coined out of what they represent.

Popular states in Nigeria

The popular states in Nigeria are;

Lagos, Akwa Ibom, Jos, Kano, Oyo, Rivers, Delta, Edo states.

The once capital of Nigeria, Lagos State has a population of 21 million and it is the Centre of Excellence.

Lagos is a region everyone in Nigeria wants to go to because it is the centre of trade, fashion and entertainment in Nigeria.

Akwa Ibom State is the largest oil and gas-producing spot in Nigeria. Also Akwa Ibom has a lot of tourist attractions and it is a state awarded for utmost cleanliness.

Kano state is an important state in Nigeria where natural resources abound. It is known for resourcefulness and a large market where locally made products such as plastics, textiles, ceramics, and footwear are gotten.

Delta state is another major state where petroleum palm kernels, timber, rubber and palm oil are exported.

Residents of the Delta region are majorly engaged in agriculture.

Safest states to visit in Nigeria

1. Lagos state

2. Abuja( Federal Capital Territory)

3. Kwara state

4. Ekiti state

5. Gombe state

States in Nigeria that May Be Considered Not Too Safe

Some states in Northern Nigeria have faced threats from terrorists (Boko Haram) over the years. Most states in Nigeria are fairly safe, if you are not sure, you may want to hire special securities.  

Though, dangers do not happen everywhere in the North, unsafe areas in Nigeria at the moment are;

Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states.

The Nigerian Map

The Nigerian map shows the 36 states and the capital territory.

map of nigeria

Components of the Nigerian Culture

Nigeria is a country that upholds its culture and traditions. Different ethnic groups also have traditions that they treat with utmost importance.

The Nigerian culture consists of various aspects of tradition, food, music, religion, music, art, dance, clothing and marriage.

Ethnic groups in Nigeria

Nigeria is multi-ethnic with over 250 ethnic groups.

Major Ethnic Groups in Nigeria

The major ethnic groups in Nigeria are Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa.

Other common ethnic groups different Nigerians belong to include:

Fulani, Tiv, Kanuri, Ibibio, and Ijaw amongst others.

The Nigerian Economy

Nigeria has a middle-class economy with a gross domestic product (GDP)growth of 1.5% as of 2021.

The main sectors of Nigeria’s economy are;

  • Agriculture; comprises livestock, crop production, forestry and fishing
  • Technology
  • Trade
  • Real estate
  • Information technology
  • Mining

Government in Nigeria

Nigeria currently operates a presidential system of government.

 The President of Nigeria as of September 2022 is Muhammadu Buhari and the Vice President is Professor Yemi Osinbajo. Their tenure will end around May Their 

The President of Nigeria resides in Aso Rock, Abuja.

Nigerian Dishes

Specially prepared dishes are a great deal to Nigerians. They prepare different meals with the use of chill pepper to spice up their taste buds.

An example of a Nigerian delicacy made with spices is the catfish and goat head pepper soup(Isi Ewu)

Also, Nigerians love jollof rice. It is a major delicacy served at parties in Nigeria. Almost every Nigerian mother has prepared this dish for their children at home but Nigerians still have a preference for party jollof rice.

Nigerian party jollof rice is made in large quantities on a locally made pot called Adogan. The Adogan is placed on a tripod stand where dried wood or coal is added as a source of fuel. Rice, vegetable oil, tomato paste, pepper, seasonings, beef stocks, bay leaves, curry and thyme powder are the major ingredients of jollof rice.

The major food of the Yoruba tribe is Pounded yam and egusi soup.

Pounded yam is prepared using a mortar and pestle to mash boiled pieces of yam to form a thick morsel. It is served with egusi, which is gotten from melon seeds that have been ground and mixed with palm oil.

Also, the Yoruba tribe comprising the South West zone, enjoy eating Amala and Abula(Gbegiri and Ewedu)

Amala and Abula is a very important dishes that Nigerians cherish. It is made of yam flour, jute leaves and beans respectively.

The Igbos eat Akpu, made from cassava flour with various soups. The Igbo tribe which is made up of the Southeast and South-South zones are known for the abundance of soups.

The major soups Igbo people cook are;

  • Oha soup
  • Ofe nsala soup
  • Edikan Ikong soup
  • Afang soup
  • Groundnut soup
  • Banga soup
  • Nkwobi
  • Bitter leaf soup

The Hausas and Fulani tribe that consists of North East, North West and North Central regions enjoy the Tuwo Shinkafa with Miyan Taushe. Tuwo is made from rice flour and miyan Taushe is pumpkin soup. Other meals and snacks common with Hausas include Masa, miyan kuka, kulikuli.

Entertainment in Nigeria

Nigeria has a film industry called Nollywood. This industry has partnered with Bollywood and Hollywood to produce great films that uphold the values, customs, history and traditions of the Nigerian people.

Nigeria’s film industry is the second largest globally with over 6 billion dollars in revenue. The industry produces approximately 2500 films yearly.

Nigeria Music

 Nigerian music has a great influence on the internet. Popular celebrities such as WizKid, Davido, and Burnaboy roll the wheels of music consistently to make this happen.

Also, various music legends like Chief Ebenezer Obey, King Sunny Are, Orlando Owoh, Pasuma Alabi, Saheed Osupa, Ayinde Barrister, K1 D Ultimate, Fela Kuti, Sir Shina Peters have contributed a lot to the musical orientation of the country.

The genres of music in Nigeria include; Reggae, Afrobeat, Highlife, JuJu, Hip-hop, Gospel, Waka, Apapa, Pop, Fuji, Kalangu, Sakara

Marriage customs in Nigeria.

Nigeria has a tradition that believes in monogamy and polygamy. Different tribes advocate for the union of a man and one wife, two or more wives.

Nigerians conduct traditional ceremonies to join a man and woman as husband and wife. The traditional marriage also allows the man pays dowry/bride price in form of money and local food items to the families of the bride.

Nigeria’s clothing and fashion

Clothing in certain regions in Nigeria forbid

The Northern states do not allow women to wear clothes that reveal sections of their bodies.

Also, the weather conditions in such regions are quite extreme and it is best to adapt clothes in this regard.

Major sports in Nigeria

The major sport in Nigeria is football. The Nigerian football club for men is the Super Eagles while the football club for women is called Super Falcons.

Nigeria participates in the World Cup, Confederation Cup and African Cup of Nations games.

Available Natural resources in Nigeria

Common natural resources available in Nigeria are Tin, Limestone, Crude oil, Bitumen, Gold, Lead and Zinc, Bauxite, Iron Ore, Coal, Columbite etc.

Local craft industries in Nigeria

The industries within Nigeria make use of raw materials obtained from the locality.

These local craft industries also known as cottage industries, produce works of high artistic quality.

There are six main local craft industries in Nigeria which include;

Pottery and glass-making industries are located in Bida, Ilorin, Ikot-Ekpene and Calabar.

Textile/cloth weaving industries located in Akweate, Okene, Kano and Iseyin

Leather works industries

These industries produce bags, shoes, and cushion chairs and are mostly found in Kano, Bida, and Sokoto.

Wood carving industries

They are located in tropical rainforest areas such as Ikot- Ekpene, Uyo, Oyo and Benin city.

Brass and silver works industries

They are mainly located in Bida, Benin and Kano.

Ropes and mat-making industries

They are located in Warri, Ikot-Ekpene and Kano.

Modern manufacturing industries in Nigeria.

The modern manufacturing industries in Nigeria are in four major industrial zones. These zones are;

The Western Industrial Zone

It is located in the western part of Nigeria / West River Niger. Some of the important industrial towns in this zone include; Lagos, Ibadan, Sango Otta, Abeokuta, Epe, Apapa, Ewekoro and Oshogbo.

Some important products of these industries are;

 Construction materials, Drink and food products, Power, Chemical products, Textile goods, Boats, Engineering products, etc.

The SouthEast industrial Zone

These industry are located in the eastern part of Nigeria/ East of Nigeria. Important industrial towns in this zone include;

Nkalagu, Onitsha, Port-Harcourt, Enugu, Aba, Owerri and Calabar.

 Some important products of these industries are;

 Petroleum products, Construction materials, food and drink products, power, boats, mineral products, chemical products, etc.

The North-Central Industrial Zone

This zone is located in the Northern part of Nigeria/ North of River Niger and Benue.

Important towns in this zone include;

 Kano, Kaduna, Jos and Zaria.

These industries offers H.E.P, Textiles, Mineral products, Ceramics, tanning, food and drinks processing, cars, etc.

The Mid-West Industrial Zone

This zone is located in Edo and Delta states(formerly known as Bendel state) which are currently located in the west of River Niger. Some important industrial towns in this zone include;

Warri, Sapele, Benin and Ughelli.

Some important products of these industries are;

Processed forest products, petroleum products, Boats, Power, etc.

Oldest companies in Nigeria

Some of the oldest establishments in Nigeria include:

  • Union Bank PLC established in 1917
  • Unilever PLC
  • Nestle Nigeria
  • First Bank
  • Leventis
  • Seven-up bottling company
  • Cadbury Nigeria
  • Dangote Group
  • UAC

Five-star Hotels in Nigeria

A list of top-notch world-class hotels in Nigeria includes:

  • Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja
  • Eko Hotel and Suites, Lago
  • Sheraton Hotel, Lagos
  • Conference Hotel, Abeokuta
  • Briston Palace Hotel, Kano

Top tourist attractions in Nigeria

Looking to explore the terrains of Nigeria, here are the top tourist attractions in Nigeria that have the best reserves and cultural heritage.

Top beaches in Nigeria

Major markets in Nigeria

A market is a key feature of every community as it provides a channel for extensive selling and buying. There are quite some markets in Nigeria ranging from local, to small, large, and commercial to mention a few

Below is a list of the top seven markets in Nigeria. This list covers the location of the markets and items sold.

Balogun Market

This is one of the numerous popular markets in Nigeria. The market is located in Marina Lagos Island in Lagos state. The market is located in a very conducive environment.

 The Balogun market is well known for its sale of all kinds of textile products. In this market items like fabrics, lace, Ankara etc. are available for buying and selling.

Asides from the sale of textile materials, the Balogun market is one of the best markets in the city of Lagos to buy products of various categories. Items like electronic appliances, food, various condiments and spices etc. are available for buying and selling within the market

Computer Village Market

]The computer village market is one of the main markets in Nigeria that deals with the sale of all kinds of electronics. This market is located in Ikeja Lagos state. It is a commercial market for all computer electronics like Phones & gadgets, electrical and home appliances etc.

The market generates a huge revenue for Nigeria’s economy. It is a popular IT hub for computer-related products.

Onitsha Main Market

As a major commercial centre in Anambra State, the Onitsha main market has a lot of goods in stock. Household items, gadgets, food, clothing, fashion accessories, industrial machines and so on. Due to the impact, the market has on the economy of Nigeria, it is the largest in West Africa.

Ladipo Market Oshodi Lagos

The home of vehicle spare parts in Nigeria is the Ladipo Market. You can get New and old brands of car accessories in this market situated in the heart of Mushin, Lagos State.

Bodija Market, Ibadan Oyo State

This is a popular market in Ibadan where farm produce is sold. Food items like Garri, yam flour, rice, beans, yam, beef, fresh and dried fish, fruits and so on are sold in large and small quantities.

Kasuwar Kwari Market , Kano State

This is a popular centre for the sale of clothing and textile in Nigeria. Prices of cotton clothing and other fabrics are lesser in this market, therefore wholesalers visit the Kasuwar Market to buy to resell.

Buyers find a variety of clothing based on their preferences and this market has helped provide awareness for this region and investment opportunities.

Alaba Market, Lagos

A popular market where affordable electronic appliances and gadgets are sold at cheap prices is situated in the Alaba area, Lagos state.

This market has showcased the fame of Lagos and promoted regular visits to Lagos from individuals all over the country.

Also, electronics are repaired here as the parts needed can be obtained at Alaba Market.

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