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Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a country in West Africa. It shares land borders with the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, Niger in the north, and borders the Gulf of Guinea in the south, and has an area of 923,768 km². With an estimated 170 million people as of 2012, Nigeria is the most populous country on the African continent, and the ninth most populous country in the world. A founding member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, it is one of the top ten oil producers in the world, but has been wracked by neocolonialism by the British, corruption and greed. Among the issues within the country such as Boko Haram insurgents and Fulani Herdsmen, notable is the inhumane condition Shell BP and other large foreign oil companies leave the oil-rich Niger Delta by destroying the environment and livelihood of the natives for their private gain and the enrichment of their countries. These environmental issues as well as the inequitable allocation of proceeds from the country's oil revenue, the locals are forced to fight for the right to live in humane conditions and be compensated for their loss. The country has a mix of religions, including Christianity, Islam, and traditional religions, as well as a variety of ethnic groups, such as the Hausa/Fulani, Igbo, Yoruba and over 200 other distinct ethnic groups .

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Kano, as seen from Dalla Hill

Kano is the administrative center of the Kano State and the second largest city in Nigeria, in terms of geographical size, after Lagos. In population, it is the first most populous city in the country. Originally controlled by the Hausa, the city, along with the other Hausa states, was seized by Fulani radicals during the early nineteenth-century Fulani War and captured by the British in 1903. The city's traditional ruler is the Emir of Kano, and the current Emir, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has been on the throne since July 2014. Kano's history is detailed in the Kano Chronicle.

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Toyin Falola

Toyin Omoyeni Falola (born 1 January 1953 in Ibadan) is a Nigerian historian and professor of African Studies. He is currently the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities at the University of Texas at Austin. Falola earned his B.A. and Ph.D. (1981) in History at the University of Ife, Ile-Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), in Nigeria. He is a Fellow of the Historical Society of Nigeria and of the Nigerian Academy of Letters. Falola is author and editor of more than one hundred books, and he is the general editor of the Cambria African Studies Series (Cambria Press)... (read full article...)

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Professor Viola Onwuliri served as Nigeria's Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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History Timeline | Kingdoms and empires (Oyo | Nri | Akwa Akpa | Benin | Sokoto Caliphate | Kanem-Bornu) | Northern Nigeria | Southern Nigeria | Economic history | Civil War | Foreign relations | Military | Postal | Archaeology
Politics 1st Republic | 2nd Republic | 3rd Republic | 4th Republic | Constitution | Political parties (PDP | ANPP | AC) | Elections
Government Executive branch ( President & Vice-President | Cabinet (Federal Executive Council) | Council of State) | Legislative branch (Senate President & Speaker | National Assembly: House of Representatives | Senate) | Judicial branch (Chief Justice | Supreme Court) | Law enforcement | Military | Federal Parastatals | Human rights
Geography Adamawa Plateau | Jos Plateau | Niger Delta | Niger River | Mountains | Islands | Rivers | States | Cities | Local Government Areas
Economy Agriculture | Companies | Nigerian Naira | Petroleum in Nigeria | Central Bank of Nigeria | Stock Exchange
Society Demographics | Languages | Religion | Media | Education (Universities) | Holidays | Opinion polls
Culture Nigerian Pidgin English | Sport | Igbo mythology | Yoruba mythology | Music ( Jùjú | Afrobeat | Hip Hop) | Cinema | Literature (Poets) | Cuisine | Dance | Architecture
National Symbols Flag of Nigeria | Coat of Arms of Nigeria | Seal of the President of Nigeria | Seal of the Vice-President of Nigeria | National Anthem | Presidential Villa (Aso Rock) | National Arts Theater
Other Communications | Transportation (Highways | Airports) | List of Nigerians | Tourism | Conflict in the Niger Delta | Corruption in Nigeria | Ethnic organizations (MASSOB | MOSOP | Oodua Peoples Congress) | Ethnic groups | Crime | Advance fee fraud

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