Notes on Nigeria

MAP OF NIGERIA

Abuja (FCT)

Abia (Umuahia)
Adamawa (Yola)
Akwa Ibom (Uyo)
Anambra (Awka)
Bauchi (Bauchi)
Bayelsa (Yenagoa)
Benue (Makurdi)
Borno (Maiduguri)
Cross River (Calabar)
Delta (Asaba)
Ebonyi  (Abakaliki)
Edo (Benin City)

Ekiti (Ado Ekiti)
Enugu (Enugu)
Gombe (Gombe)
Imo (Owerri)
Jigawa (Dutse)
Kaduna (Kaduna)

Kano (Kano)
Katsina (Katsina)
Kebbi (Birnin Kebbi)
Kogi (Lokoja)
Kwara (Ilorin)
Lagos (Ikeja)

Nasarawa (Lafia)
Niger (Minna)
Ogun (Abeokuta)
Ondo (Akure)
Osun (Oshogbo)
Oyo (Ibadan)
Plateau (Jos)
Rivers (Port Harcourt)
Sokoto (Sokoto)
Taraba (Jalingo)
Yobe (Damaturu)
Zamfara (Gusau)

Official Name
Federal Republic of Nigeria

Federal Capital
Abuja (from 12th December, 1991

Area
923,768.64 Sq. Kilometers

Population
140,003,542

Adult Literacy
57.1%

Principal Rivers
Niger – 1,174.6km
Benue – 796km
Sokoto – 6217.5km
kaduna – 547km
Cross River – 539km
Gongola – 530.9km
Komadugu Yobo – 466.6km
Ka – 378km
Yedseram – 353.9km
Katsina-Ala – 345.7km

Location
Western Africa, bordered by the North Atlantic Ocean, Benin and Cameroun

Administrative Divisions
36 States and 1 Capital territory

Cabinet
Federal Executive Council

Legislative Branch
Bicameral National Assembly – Senate and Federal House of Representatives

Judicial Branch
Supreme Court, Federal Court of Appeal

Independence Day
October 1, 1960 (from British Govt.)

Remembrance Day
January 15

Currency
1 Naira = 100 kobo

Time
GMT +1hour (est) + 6

Climate
Humid Sub-Tropical

Weights and Measures
Metric

Legal System
Based on English Common Law, Islamic Law and Customary Law

Tax System
British Oriented

VAT
5% (introduced Jan., 1994)

Business Hours
Banks: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday
Federal Government Offices: 8 a.m – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday
Commercial Officer: 8 a.m. 5 p.m., or 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Friday

International Airports
Lagos: Murtala Mohammed Airport
Abuja: Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport
Kano: Aminu Kano International Airport
Port Harcourt: Port Harcourt International Airport

Dailling-in code (country): 234
Dailling-out code: 009

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