Nigerian Coat of Arm

nigeria coat of arms

Nigerian Flag



Nigeria National Anthem

Arise, O compatriots,
Nigeria’s call obey
To serve our fatherland
With love and strength and faith
The labour of our heroes past
Shall never be in vain
To serve with heart and might
One nation bound in freedom,
Peace and unity.
Oh God of creation,
Direct our noble cause
Guide our leaders right
Help our youths the truth to know
In love and honesty to grow
And living just and true
Great lofty heights attain
To build a nation where peace
And justice shall reign.

The second verse is not usually sang


The National Pledge

I pledge to Nigeria my country
To be faithful, loyal and honest
To serve Nigeria with all my strength
To defend her unity and uphold her honour and glory
So help me God.


The Map of Nigeria

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DescriptionDetailed Information
Population168.8 million (2012 estimate)
GovernmentThree-tier structure - A Federal Government, 36 State Governments, 774 Local Government Administrations
Official LanguageEnglish
Main Indigenous LanguagesHausa, Igbo, Yoruba
Main ReligionsChristianity, Islam, Traditional
Main Commercial/Industrial CitiesLagos, Onitsha, Kano, Ibadan, Port Harcourt, Aba, Maiduguri, Jos, Kaduna, Warri, Benin, Nnewi
Major Industrial ComplexesRefineries and Petro-Chemicals : Kaduna, Warri,Port Harcourt, Eleme.
Iron and Steel : Ajaokuta, Warri, Oshogbo,Katsina, Jos.

Fertilizer : Onne - Port Harcourt, Kaduna, Minna, Kano
Liquified Natural Gas: Bonny Aluminium Smelter: Ikot Abasi, Port Harcourt
Main PortsLagos (Apapa, Tin-can Island), Warri, Port Harcourt, Onne Deep Sea and Hub Port, Calabar (EPZ)
Main AirportsLagos, Kano, Port Harcourt, Abuja, Enugu, Kaduna, Maiduguri, Ilorin, Jos, Owerri, Calabar, Yola, Sokoto
Road NetworkOver 15,000 km of intercity all weather paved roads, including dual carriage express trunks.
EnergyHydro-electric: Kainji, Jebba, Shiroro. Thermal and Gas: Egbin (Lagos), Ughelli, Afam, Sapele, National grid for electricity distribution
National pipeline network with regional depots for petroleum products distribution
National network (pipeline) for distribution of gas (under construction)
N1.00 = 100k (one naira = hundred kobo)
Banking/Office HoursThe Business hours for banks in Nigeria is generally between 8.00 am - 4.00 pm on Mondays to Fridays, except on Public Holidays when they are all closed. However, some of the banks open on Saturdays between 10.00 am to 3.00 pm.

Business hours in all Government offices is generally between 8.00 am 4.00 pm and in the Private Sector 8.00 am - 5.00 pm. (Mondays to Fridays