Published on April 11th, 2004
In area, Nigeria is larger than Texas and smaller than Alaska. Nigeria has the largest population of any country in Africa. Source: CIA Factbook
English, Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo, and Fulani.
At 6 a.m. U.S. Central Standard Time, it is 1 p.m. in Nigeria.
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.
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.
Northern Nigeria is mostly Muslim, and the south is mostly Christian.