Nigeria is often referred to as the “Giant of Africa”, and with good reason. With a population of about 200 million it is the seventh most populous country in the world. It also has the third largest youth population. These young people are doing it all from starting tech businesses, to making music, to writing books. Of course you know that Africa is not a country, but how much do you know about each of the countries that make up the continent? Nigeria Giant of Africa; is a great place to start with.
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Nigeria: Basic Facts
Official name: Federal Republic of Nigeria
Other names: Giant of Africa
Independence date: October 1, 1960
Official languages: Nigerian English
Currency: Naira (₦) (NGN)
Former colonizer:Great Britain
Country population: 201 million (2019 estimate)