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Nigeria

Nigeria

Nigeria

HOSTILE

Capital
Abuja

Size
In area, Nigeria is larger than Texas and smaller than Alaska. Nigeria has the largest population of any country in Africa. Source: CIA Factbook

Main Languages
English, Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo, and Fulani.

Time
At 6 a.m. U.S. Central Standard Time, it is 1 p.m. in Nigeria.

Interesting Fact
Names of some places in Nigeria are palindromes — they are spelled the same forward and backward. Some of Nigeria’s palindrome place names are: Elebele, Izzi, Kulluk, Okomoko, Akataka, and Efife.
History
Nigeria became independent from Britain in 1960. Greed and dishonesty have kept Nigeria from being a more successful country. Some Nigerians try to get money from people all over the world by sending dishonest e-mails that ask for money and falsely promise rewards. Others find different ways to try to cheat people. Honest Nigerians hope their country will improve.

Religion
Northern Nigeria is mostly Muslim, and the south is mostly Christian.

Persecution
In many places in Nigeria, it is not always safe to be a Christian. A radical Muslim group, Boko Haram, attacks and kidnaps Christians and others they don’t agree with. Many children have lost parents in the attacks.

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